Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star
- DreamBoy NAYAK
been using this monster since day1 in chennai(from june 3 2011).
one word to describe = AWESOME
actually im sharing my own opinions.tis may b helpfull for sum1 who is willing to upgrade their mobile.
almost my 2yrs life with my galaxy s2 is such an enjoyable moments.
actually i do hav nokia n8 also.
frm day1 to tis day this mobile impresses me with so much features.
even in this time i wud happily recommend any1 2 buy tis mobile.
thr is no use in having quadcore processors...3gb ram in mobile phones.bcoz our batt tech cant withstand with tat much amount of processing power. so with the latest mobiles(s4,htc ONE, xperia Z)u cant even get 1day of moderate use of backup.
oke coming to my galaxy s2...
i hav used in stock condition for 6months. im a heavy user...so all probs came 2 me also
* battery backup low
then i slowly bcam 2 understand the anatomy of tis mobile slowly..
ya...with tis amount of processing power u dont hav any coolant of fan in tis mobile 2 cool it.
then considering its slim waist line wat do u expect ur mobile 2 do...
v all knw tat android os itself is not optimised upto level.it haS lag.
my s2 started journey with gingerbread 2.3.5 with loads and loads of samsung bloatware.
so much of softwares which in any day v dont use it pratically. its useless in adding all that stuff. it keep on running in background draining ur battery.
so aftr 6months of usage...knowing tat i will looose my warranty..i decided 2 root my phone and unlock its full potential.i rooted it and flashed it using a custom rom.
wow...my s2 bcame more userfriendly and efficient.
custom roms are roms which is cooked with limited amount of softwares which v need in real life usage.
so with custom rom u can get the best out of ur mobile. no samsung bloatwares, no touchwhiz....
just feel the stock android experiance...s2 is lightning fast and battery friendly.
i tried many roms from XDA devolpers forums.
finally i hav foend the best for my galaxy s2 which siuts my usage also. SUPERNEXUS rom and AVATAR rom are best battery friendly roms. u can easily get 2-3days for backup in moderate use.
then abt screen
its the best i hav seen ever.
super amolded screen(480p) its enough for mobile screen in terms of size and resolution.
if v planning 2 buy an tv or computer monitor then v can look for FULL HD...
but for mobile full hd is utter waste....
u wont notice any difference in real life with ur naked eye.
its all marketting gimmicks.
8mp autofocus camera with full hd video.
its not a dslr or compact camera replacement(my n8 wud easily replace my compact camera..NOT MY DSLR)it shoots stunning pictures for the size of camera sensor. daytime photography is real good.
low light photos looked a bit grainy..
night phots with flash is real kill for the money.
its a led flash bt lights the subject equal to xenon flash.
i dont prefer capturing full hd videos on tis mobile.
bcoz its field of view is very narrow then u cant zoom while recording.
so i would all day record videos in 720p HD videos. its really crisp and vivid.
its 1.2 ghz dual core processor.
while buying i thought do i actually need tis much amount of processor in mobile phone....
but aftr 2 yr experience...
u r not always going 2 use ur processor in full speed.
currently thr is no application in market tat uses both cores at full speed. not even a single application(not games)
i mentioning abt applications. not HD games.
i hav played almost all HD games in tis monsters...everything worked flawlessly with a high loss of battery and over heating issues.
then i realised mobile phones or not gaming machines tat can withstand any amount of torture v do all.
so i stopped vigourous gaming in mobile.(i wud play occasionally). so as far as my concern it can play all latest hd games with ease. but if u complain abt batt and heating issues then stop gaming in mobiles.
samsung default browser is good. but i actually prefer opera. it has all v need in handy.
those who complain abt batt life pls understand...
during browsing ur screen in continously ON.
it means ur super amolded plus screen 480*800 pixels are continously power feeded to show ur content on screen.
so ur battery gets drained pretty quick.
nothing v can actually do.
bcoz amolded acreens consumes more battery than LCD screens.
comparing 2 LCD screen
but u hav superior colour depth ration
extreme sunlight viewing
wide viewing angles
so stop complaning abt batt life in galaxy s2.
softs tat i found more usefull as my daily usage
watching videos- MX player
task manager-Advance task killer
battery saver- JUICE DEFENDER ULTIMATE(real software which saves battery)
file explorer-ES file explorer
ads free-it elminates all advertisement from ur softs and games
finally...if u r complaining abt samsung galaxy s2 lik
low battery backup
if s2's 1650mah lithium ion battery cant withstand
1.2ghz dual core processor
1 gb ram
8mp camera with led flash
480*800(480p) screen with 240ppi
how cum all latest mobile phones battery can withstand
quadcore or octa core processor
2 or 3 gb ram
last but not least
FULL HD screen(441 or 460 ppi)
battery technolgy is the same
lithium ion, lithium polymer....
then pls understand tat if ur s2 cant withstand one of real usage...all latest phones also wont also withstand ONE DAY REAL USAGE.
so dont blindly go for latest...
all companies just marketting thier products 2 sell
so dont believe all marketting gimmicks shown in TV commercials...
v dont need a
FULL HD screen
quad core octa core penta core hexa core processor
3gb or 5gb ram
in mobile phone...
wat v really need is a smartphone which has
5days battery backup(dont increase mah to 120000)just optimise ur o.s. then ur current battery can easily go for 3days for normal usage.
more internal storage wit reasonable price. (16gb is not enough)64 gb is way too costly
good camera with optical zoom and OIS
IP57 certicate mobile construction.
if we(users) demand only IP57 certified phones automatically companies will produce tat phones.
we hav the power to change
nokia was king of phones over a decade...
then slowly nokia dropped sales and other companies came in.
now samsung is king.
do u think tat company achived tat spot...
no...we(users) gav nokia a bumper hit.
now we(users) giving samsung a bumper in sales. we broke many records.
so if we demand wat v need....all companies will start 2 manifacture wat we need.
so togetherly we can change the world.
- 2013-04-08 07:42
- gel of philippines
Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 is best phone i ever had when it comes to specs and performance..OS is already updated frm gingerbread 2.3.5 to jelly bean 4.1.2..samsung s2 rules!!! :-)
- 2013-04-07 02:42
- biniyame highlu
photo and vedio editor is not good not excepected from this phone.older symbian divices have abetter options&function
- 2013-02-09 13:36
i have learned to like sgsII compared to my other brand of mobile phone. But i noticed that there are only 80 characters when i do texting. How is that? I can't find any control button.
- 2013-01-28 09:00
Samsung galaxy i9100 i got a problem with camera when i open camera it says camera module not ready so how can you help technical support pls to acamera with my pone
- 2013-01-27 20:07
Now u can update it to jelly bean
Its rocking with jly bn
- 2013-01-01 18:34
> In reply to Haseeb @ 2012-07-04 06:40 from KIYN - click to readHahaha:D actually u didnt touch a original GALAXY S 2. Dude galaxy s 2 is amazing. Just amazing. Far better than anyting. A n y t h i n g :) and u knw, u r talking about the "BEST smartphone of the year of 2011" :p dnt blame with faked s 2
- 2012-10-14 11:55
How do you store text messages as well as photos in one folder in drive
- 2012-10-04 10:25
> In reply to Haseeb @ 2012-07-04 06:40 from KIYN - click to readMay have been a rip off - last week someone asked me to change a setting on their new S2, I of course jumped right in....but low and behold....it was some whack ripoff....cartoon icons, bad screen, even the word SAMSUNG was faked.....and was heavier than a proper s2 but looked like one.....i didnt have the heart to tell them it was a fake.....!!!
- 2012-09-23 19:35
Everything is fine and awesome in fact. Some negative points I noticed are:-
1) MAx 20 SMS can be sent ata time
2) MAx characters in sms are limited to 3 sms only and after that it converts into MMS automatically and there is no setting to control it.
3) Display image in call is ultra small. My earlier phone N-8 was having full display image in call.
I expected these problems will be resolved in ICS update but no improvement. I don't understand what have they improved in ICS. Even one more negativity they have added i.e. one sound used to come when mobile was fully charges, now that also has been removed.
Hope all these will be resolved in Jelly Beam update.
- 2012-08-09 07:54
Really bad experience with s2....really bad experience.....laggy UI...cartoonish icons...harsh color reproduction of display....poor sunlegibility....about a year ago when android 4.0 was announced and still i cant get that update....frequent restarts of mobile phone....apple iphone is simply the best and will always be....so smooth performance and quickest availability of updates...
- 2012-07-04 06:40
Good fone but i wont miss it anymore!! :-) now i have the meego power!! Nd dis trash is goin to my sis. meego roxx!! Barely 7 months gone nd still it has 93% popularity!! N9 ;-)
- 2012-04-14 16:12
Is there anyone who can explain me why before I was able to play Full HD movie without a problem and after a phone restore, there's only sound?! That pisses me off, I just bought a MHL cable to play movies from my S2 on my tv, any ideas?
- 2012-02-22 20:40
> In reply to styron @ 2011-11-04 02:57 from IWcx - click to readOnly via third party apps...else there are no option to do tht...have fun
- 2012-02-04 04:34
My previous samsung phone(samsung marvel) lost its touch sensitivity after 1 yrs. It is java enabled resistive touch phone. How is samsung galaxy s2. does it loose its basic feature of touch screen after few months. shud i go for iphone 4s or samsung galaxy s2.
- 2012-01-31 09:14
> In reply to waykangho @ 2011-12-03 18:11 from wHrS - click to readGo to settings then display then screen time out and set it as per you convenience.
- 2012-01-29 13:23
my galaxy sII is giveing me problems after update android 2.3.6... wifi doesnot connect..and ifconnects it disconnects suddenly...browser suddenly stops...youtube force closes and since update my cell has automatically restarted 3ice..before update i loved it... not a single complaint.. just dont kno wat to do.can anybdy give solutions.....pls..wi fi is very weak..i have SII GT I9100..before up date it was the best i.e when it had android 2.3..but after update i.e android 2.3.6 its very slow and gets disconnected very often....phone has become very slow...i.e started lagging...pls samsung do somthing...not just any update but a proper update without flaws....
- 2012-01-13 23:22
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