Summary: If you're looking to buy a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II should be at the top of your list. It's not perfect and has a few minor flaws. The rear battery cover feels flimsy when removed, there is no camera shutter button or LED notification light and the volume during calls could be louder. However, none of these reasons are critical enough to wholeheartedly recommend another smartphone ahead of it.
REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S II Android 2.3/Gingerbread Smartphone [with Video]
17 May 2011
Excerpt: Samsung's new and eagerly awaited Android smartphone, the Galaxy S II / GT-I9100 , was one of the highlights at the recent Mobile World Congress where Samsung showed it the first time. It is Samsung's first dual-core Android smartphone which runs on Android 2.3 / Gingerbread and which is powered by Samsung's own Exynos dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC CPU at 1.2 GHz. This makes the device one of the fast Android smartphones available today.
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S II Dual-Core Android Smartphone
17 May 2011
Excerpt: The new Samsung Galaxy S II / GT-I9100 , which follows last year's launched Samsung Galaxy S , is Samsung's first dual-core Android smartphone. Running on Android 2.3 / Gingerbread , the Galaxy S II is powered by a Samsung Exynos dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC CPU at 1.2 GHz. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as quadband UMTS/HSDPA (up to 21 Mbps)/HSUPA (up to 5.7 Mbps) at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz.
Samsung's Galaxy S II gets reviewed, leaves us grinning
17 May 2011
Summary: Samsung's first generation Galaxy S flagship smartphone, and the myriad variants it spawned, helped drive Samsung to the top of the heap in the Android world. It was fast, had a great display, and offered a solid user experience in general.
Pros: Good design, brilliant display, very fast processor, solid 8mp camera with 1080p video recording, good battery life, improved user interface
Excerpt: In 2010, Samsung came to the market in a big way with the Galaxy S series of devices. All products that wore this badge featured similar specs: a 4.0″ Super AMOLED display powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU with 512MB of RAM. We saw the Galaxy S as the Verizon Fascinate, Samsung Captivate, and many others.
Pros: + Extremely thin and light
Cons: - Battery life is below average (can be rectified by overriding automatic brightness)