Samsung Galaxy S II: A Draft Of Your Next Android Phone
5 July 2011
Excerpt: At this point, Android phones are officially being created faster than human babies. Samsung’s Galaxy phones have been the blueprint for the last year, literally . The Galaxy S II is the new blueprint – and it’s a very nice one.
Excerpt: Samsung’s Galaxy S II has remained faithful to the original, but despite the improvements under the hood, can such a simple design still ignite the same level of passion? From zero to four in a matter of months, there are already some very tough choices to be made when choosing which one of the new...
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S II – successor of the popular Galaxy S and brand new flagship device from Samsung. Whenever I bought a new device, Samsung has been one of the contenders, but ultimately some things never quite appealed to me, so I ended up either getting HTC or Nokia.
Pros: Awesome display, Ultra slim design, 1080p Video recording, Really fast
Summary: The release of the Samsung Galaxy S II has been met with huge anticipation and for good reason. Following the success of the original Galaxy S there were high hopes for Samsung’s follow-up device. And those hopes have not only been met, they have been easily exceeded.
Summary: The Android space was dominated by the Galaxy S last year and I expect that this year the entire mobile space will be dominated by it’s successor. The hardware on the Galaxy S II won’t be beaten for quite some time (perhaps until this time next year) only to be matched by the HTC Sensation and maybe...
Summary: It’s genuinely hard to find fault with the Samsung Galaxy S II. Though Android and Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI still aren’t quite up to the sleek standards of iOS, the hardware on show here makes this not only the greatest Android device we’ve seen so far, but a definite equal for the iPhone 4.
Summary: Is this phone an iPhone killer ? Well, if I was writing for a tabloid newspaper I’d have to say a definite “Yes”. If, however, I’m being realistic I’d have to say “No”. Why ? Because there won’t be just “one iPhone killer”.
Summary: Although it would benefit from a build quality that befits its premium price, that’s the only real complaint we can level at the Samsung Galaxy S II. This is by far the best Android smartphone we’ve seen and anyone currently eyeing up an iPhone 4 should give it some very serious consideration.
Excerpt: Unlike fine wines, mobile handsets don’t tend to get better with age – it’s amazing how quickly a phone that was leading edge can quickly become a bit of a has-been. While this may not have been the case with the original Samsung Galaxy S, we were nonetheless quite pleased to hear that a sequel was...
Cons: Keen photographers will miss a dedicated shutter key