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Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II preview: Second encounter

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II preview: Second encounter - read the full textHaving earned its place in the Android hall of fame, the original Galaxy S can start thinking about retirement. And these won’t be thoughts of fear and worry. With a replacement on its way, the veteran can look forward to getting the respects it deserves...


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> In reply to Fongy @ 2011-04-20 16:36 from GjjS - click to readTotally agree!....seems having reason is not the done thing on most of these forums....

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  • 2011-04-27 16:29
  • Saqh

its out on o2 from 28th april 2011...

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  • 2011-04-26 15:36
  • 3JeX

Fantastic phone !!! I'll buy it in Spain next month !!

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  • 2011-04-26 14:56
  • pHg{

Will there be hdmi mirroring like the one we've seen on optimus 2X?
and what's wrong with the benchmarking?
really need updates on this one

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  • 2011-04-26 13:53
  • wr7J

Will there be hdmi mirroring like the one we've seen on optimus 2X?
and what's wrong with the benchmarking?
really need updates on this one

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  • 2011-04-26 09:31
  • PEIB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-25 08:41 from nR93 - click to readOn none-MHL TV's only thing that doesn't work is charging. It's basically same as HDMI.

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  • 2011-04-26 05:02
  • Ti8v

> In reply to me @ 2011-04-19 21:22 from ms0x - click to readi cant wait to have my hands on this monster!!!! enjoyed my wave but its time to move on to bigger and better things. Dare i say best for the year!
and to all the haters, why dont you just look at the spec, set your priorities and pick your choice. no need to bash around on what other people find more appealing. You want your iphone get one and enjoy its beauty and flaws. There are limitations to all things, just like how there are (lots) of limitations in iphones, so are sammy's new monster. As long as its not a deal breaker for me. I find the new look rather appealing especially the back. Hmmm caught my fancy cant explain why. Its a matter of tastes and priorities. Just like my previous phones, i just do follow a checklist and the one with most checks gets my cash. simple! Now all im waiting is for the price and the release date!!!

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  • 2011-04-25 13:29
  • v0qx

Consumers can go for Samsung phones without any worries.. Because they are updating Android OS regularly, last wekk they released the update for Samsung Galaxy S to GingerBread ...this makes Samsung phones increase sales!

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  • 2011-04-25 13:19
  • utXB

I have a problem concerning MHL port, currently, if I am not mistaken, ANY television have MHL functionality, then , it is not possible to charging the SGS2 via this way, except by using an adapter, moreover which is the cable who can be connected on Smartphone, a micro USB connected at the phone side but on which port of the HDTV, does the mirroring work, currently, without the MHL technology on the HDTV?

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  • 2011-04-25 08:41
  • nR93

This phone does look great and the specs are off the chart but why o why does it have to be a 4.3in screen. I know its really slim but it would be like like carrying round a mini tablet all day long. I cant see myself buying a phone with a larger screen than 4in. Oh well hope they bring out a decent mini version! and soon cos im due an upgrade now!

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  • 2011-04-24 16:42
  • 0Bsn

the MHL port is an enhanced HDMI port...

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  • 2011-04-24 10:24
  • 0ytk

> In reply to Kath @ 2011-04-23 12:43 from M}bS - click to readWhat about plastic body?Talktime is still unknown

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  • 2011-04-24 04:37
  • tZtV

> In reply to hhj8i @ 2011-04-23 10:57 from tZtK - click to readJust Google for 'HML' and how it works over the micro usb port ;)
As far as I know LG and Motorola also use it, it's a new standard

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  • 2011-04-23 12:43
  • M}bS

Flagship without HDMI!Sounds funny!There is no use of recordind 1080px video without HDMI because 720 px video is enough for laptops and personal computers!1080 px video without support of HD externa dispays is just like a tiger without canines!What's the use of 1.2GHz dual core processor when every app or game works perfectly on 1GHz Android handset?560 Euro set with plastic body?

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  • 2011-04-23 10:57
  • tZtK

Does the Galaxy S II have a notification light?

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  • 2011-04-23 06:28
  • UG4c

> In reply to me @ 2011-04-19 21:22 from ms0x - click to readit seems that you prefer looks and design rather than features....

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  • 2011-04-22 18:24
  • 3Y9k

> In reply to Fongy @ 2011-04-20 16:51 from GjjS - click to readWhat's the use of so many apps but most of it are not really practical? Besides, what ever apps AppleOS has, the droid can have it too and equally good or even better. Apple's success is very much contributed to its design, but as for technologies and components wise, it's all rely(or copied from?) on Samsung. Won't you honestly admit that Apple is merely a toy which you have already got addicted to? Oh why o why... so many people willingly paid that over-priced tag and got their brains washed.

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  • 2011-04-22 10:50
  • TRI5

> In reply to TC @ 2011-04-20 10:37 from 0TqJ - click to readSaying that plastic is "strong enough" is like saying that a cloth interior in a Rolls Royce is good enough. Come on (wake up!), plastic is what you use in cheap phones. Considering that this is a range topping smartphone, it should be made from some quality materials. Nokia started using aluminium in their high end phones, why can't Samsung do the same... and don't say that it will make the phone heavy and stuff, its not like an aluminium casing will double it's weight.

I'm not even going to bother to reply to all that other junk in your comment.

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  • 2011-04-21 13:47
  • vCyC

> In reply to Fongy @ 2011-04-20 16:51 from GjjS - click to readThere are plenty of developers for Android which is why Android market is currently growing faster than App Store.

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  • 2011-04-21 08:25
  • qbYL

and again.. I'll echo what I said previously on this thread..
I have a Galaxy S - it's excellent, best phone I've ever had...
I look at the iphone 4 and despite poorer specs - it's an infinitely better experience, it doesn't crash (mine does) it has AMAZING apps (retro games, shop apps, quirky, something for everyone) - 1000s more than android or W7 or symbian...
And this is my point..
What's the point of a phone that has AMAZING specs (dual core, 4.3", speedy OS, etc.) if the apps, etc. are lacking - if the technology isn't being supported by developers?
It's all very well having a powerful phone, and I love dragging and dropping and watching films, emulators, etc. on mine...
but as an experience, it's not a patch on an iphone...
And so...
where do these technologically fantastic phones go if developers don't support them?

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  • 2011-04-20 16:51
  • GjjS

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