The HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Comparing HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S II

In this review, we compare HTC’s EVO 3D to Samsung’s Galaxy S II.

Form and Design

  • Both are remarkable looking, very slender and angular. The design is both futuristic and modern
  • Samsung has the better design with the Galaxy S II, however
  • The Galaxy S II is also the thinner and lighter device


We give the Samsung Galaxy S the win here.

Processor and performance

  • These are two of the most powerful smartphone currently available
  • The HTC EVO 3D has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 dual-core processor with Adreno 220 graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • The Samsung Galaxy S II has a Cortex A9 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a Mali 400MP GPU
  • Whichever of these two you decide on, you can be sure that you’re going to have a device with hardware that is more than capable to run any app or game you want
  • While Android 2.3 Gingerbread doesn’t have the codes necessary to really take advantage of a dual-core processor, the upcoming Android 2.4 will and this will make the phones run extremely fast and snappy
  • Both phones will have 1 GB of RAM which is becoming the industry standard for smartphones
  • The Samsung Galaxy S II is just a little faster than the HTC EVO 3D and is currently the world’s fastest phone.

HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S II processor and performance result:

Because of this, we give the Galaxy S II the win here



  • There are two options for onboard storage with the HTC EVO 3D: 1GB or 4GB
  • While the storage options of the EVO 3D are not bad, there nothing compare to the 16GB or 32GB options offered by the Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Both devices allow for external storage expansion with microSD cards
  • You can expand the memory by as much as 32 GB.

HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S II storage result:

With the larger storage options, the Galaxy S II is the winner here


  • The HTC EVO 3D was specifically designed to do 3D and it does it well
  • The HTC EVO 3D has two 5 MP cameras that can capture images at a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1920.


  • The Samsung Galaxy S II has a 8 MP rear camera
  • The Galaxy S II has no 3D functionality. It captures 2D images with a 3264 x 2448 resolution
  • The Galaxy S II can get 1080 p video
  • The HTC EVO 3D can get 720 p video in 3D or 1080 p in 2D
  • The HTC EVO 3D has a 1.3 MP front camera
  • The Samsung Galaxy S II has a 2 MP front camera
  • The Galaxy S II can record video at 30 frames per second
  • The EVO 3D can record video at 24 frames per second
  • The Galaxy S II has additional camera features such as LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face recognition and smile recognition.

HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S II camera result:

If you are really curious about 3D, then the HTC EVO 3D wins here. If you are okay with 2D and would rather have high-quality stills and good video, then the Galaxy S II will be enough for you.


  • The display of the HTC EVO 3D is a 4.3 inch capacitive LCD touch screen that has a 540 x 960 gHD resolution


  • The display of the Samsung Galaxy S II is a 4.27 inch capacitive Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800


  • The Super AMOLED technology of the Galaxy S II gets great pictures that are viewable in direct sunlight. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass and uses less power
  • The contest here then is the higher resolution of the EVO 3D with the lower resolution of the Galaxy S II.

HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S II display result:
The decision is yours but we personally favor the more vivid Samsung Galaxy S II screen.

These two companies have created two smartphones that represent a true revolution in mobile hardware. They are the most advanced and powerful smartphones the world has seen so far. The approaches they take are different and will appeal to a lot of different consumers. Both of these phones have fast hardware, great screens, good cameras and have the best of everything in almost all areas.

The question is, what do you want? If you want a powerful smartphone with a great camera, incredible performance, lots of storage space and a design that is one of the slimmest and best looking ones available in today’s market, then it’s Samsung’s Galaxy S II for you.

If what you want is something that can give you a great 3D experience and are not that obsessed with having the most powerful hardware out there, then you’re going to love the HTC EVO 3D and it will suit you well.

What do you think? Will you go for the Samsung Galaxy S II or the HTC EVO 3D?


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