Excerpt: Samsung's Galaxy S II was first introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2011, and despite the fact that quite a few smartphones have shipped in the months between then and now, Samsung's top-tier smartphone remains a favorite across the globe. In fact, it hasn't even shipped to America yet.
Pros: 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Thinner and lighter than rivals, TouchWiz 4.0 overlay is genuinely useful
Cons: Expensive, No qHD resolution, No microSD card included
Samsung Galaxy S II Review: Modern And Powerful, But Will Samsung Keep It That Way?
5 August 2011
Summary: Samsung clearly aimed high with the Galaxy S II. In fact, you could say they aimed for the sta- no, I hate puns. The phone's performance was stell- ah, damn it. Whether you like puns or not, the Galaxy S II is a device that has exceedingly high performance in just about every field, and is quite clearly ahead of its competition in most areas.
Excerpt: For almost a month now, I’ve been using an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II. Despite owning an iPhone 4 for almost a year now, what prompted me to get the SGS II are some of the reviews I read heralding the said smartphone as one of the best if not the best Android smartphone released
Excerpt: Should I wait for the next iPhone 5 due to be out some time in the next few months, or should I just go out and buy an iPhone 4 now, a friend of mine asked, like many other iPhone users who have never considered anything other than Apple. My answer: buy an Android phone instead. It’s here, it’s better and it’s time you checked it out.
Summary: What Samsung have managed to package together is a dual core processor, and a lot of other goodies in an unbelievably slim and light form factor. While the plasticky feel is a bit of a disappaointment, the performance on offer will simply blow you away. For anyone who does a lot of gaming on the smartphone, or want a powerful phone, the S II may just be phone for you. If you have Rs 32,890 to spend at this moment, we suggest you order it right away.
Pros: Excellent display, with vivid colours, Very slim design, and amazingly lightweight, Android never felt faster!, Good camera, Excellent battery life
Cons: Plasticky build is a huge disappointment, TouchWiz 4.0 UI isn't feature rich or polished like the HTC Sense, Dependence on Kies desktop software is a painful iTunes-esque experience
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.