By Stephen Schenck | July 4, 2011 11:09 AM
Lately, we’ve been getting news of plenty of the hot smartphones of the moment making plans for debuts in Canada. Early last month, we heard about Samsung’s Galaxy S2 getting ready for Canada, followed shortly thereafter by a rumor of the HTC Sensation prepping for a Canadian launch of its own. Now Best Buy’s Canadian website has tipped what an on-contract Sensation will cost buyers, but is it too much for what you’re getting?
If you want to pick up the HTC Sensation 4G for Bell in Canada, the smartphone will set you back about $150 with a three-year service agreement. In and of itself, that doesn’t sound too bad, if only a little high, but comparing it with the Galaxy S2 adds some new perspective to the situation. When the GS2 was announced last week, SaskTel was ready with pricing information on the handset, placing it at $80 with three-year contract.
Both the Sensation and GS2 are great phones, but we were just more enamored with the GS2 when conducting our reviews of the smartphones. Given the choice between the two, all things being the same, we’d be leaning towards the Samsung side. When the Samsung costs half as much as the HTC – well, that just makes the decision all the easier. Bell should probably take a moment and reconsider its launch price for the Sensation if it want to see the smartphone gain the traction it deserves.