Conclusion: Our main complaint about the S2 is the build. It’s doesn’t feel premium. Other than that, this device is indeed worthy of being Samsung's flagship device. Combining top-notch connectivity with one of the best screens available on a smartphone, and backed by a powerful dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM for a super-slick user experience, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is quite simply a marvelous phone.
Pros: Glorious screen, thin body, great performance, Good battery performance, Fast Exynos processor coupled with a good Mali-400 GPU, HDMI out via MHL, Good camera/video mode
Conclusion: This part of the review is easy: The Samsung Galaxy S II is the best Android smartphone available on the market today. If you can ignore a few tiny niggles like missing NFC support and some Samsung bloatware, it's darn near perfect otherwise.
Pros: Good design, Brilliant display, Very fast processor, Solid 8mp camera with 1080p video recording, Good battery life, Improved user interface
Conclusion: Samsung nails the design of this lightweight, easy-to-control Windows Mobile smartphone, but the Saga's poor benchmark test results, sparse software bundle, and middling endurance are significant drawbacks.
Pros: True world phone that roams on GSM networks overseas. Includes full complement of wireless radios. Powerful Opera Web browser.
Cons: Sluggish. Short battery life. No IM client or V Cast support. Nonstandard headphone and interface jacks.
Summary: As with the Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, there's a lot to like about U.S. Cellular's version. This $179 device has a gorgeous AMOLED display, speedy processor and a quality camera. However, its lack of 4G speeds makes us feel like we're forcing a race horse to give pony rides at the state fair. Those looking to take advantage of U.S.
Summary: The S II was a technological marvel when it first came out. That's closing in on a year ago now, but the phone is still one of the top phones out there. With a chipset that puts most phones – and tablets – to shame, enough RAM and ROM to not cause any of the typical low-end Android phone issues, a screen that is hard to hate, and a camera that you would actually use for proper photos it seems to have it all.
Conclusion: Like every other Android device on the market, you have to manage data and power consumption. There are a number of widgets and apps available in the Android Market to help you do that. But even at that, I found myself charging this beauty an average of 3-4 times a day. As a matter of fact, I consciously keep a charger on me every time. I hate that . You can imagine that the beautiful 4.3-inch display doesn’t help with power consumption either.