Forgot to add: hopefully the SGS II will indeed be future proof for EVERYONE! Global OTA updates and please get rid of KIES!
Regarding the Samsung OS updates: the updates for the original SGS were horrific for some European countries, not one announced date was respected, Belgian users had to wait 3 months (THREE!) before they could enjoy the update that was available for the rest of Europe. The updates through KIES where also painfull: update was pushed only to be pulled again because of "some issues". And when the first update finally came trough, some apps stopped working (Samsung's Facebook app for example). Overall, the "Samsung Android experience" left a bad taste in my mouth.
The review is in tone with other major websites reviews- they all say it`s the ultimate smartphone right now and it`s future proof.
Like always Gsm arena made the most in depth review and covered all the datails.
Now i only hope that the Galaxy S2 will come to Romania with this exact specifications in the reviewed phone ( Super AMOLED plus, exynos procesor) because the Nexus S is currently available at Vodafone with a S LCD screen.
Right now the Galaxy SII is the king of the hill in the smartphone world, and it`s being confirmed by all major websites.
Can`t wait to buy one.
[deleted post]I think GSM Arena's hype comes from being able to hold the best phone in the market which is actually quite far ahead from the second best. When benchmarks, smoothness of the UI, and the raw power is compared, no other phone in the market comes close to SGSII. I think the hype is justified.
I don't think GSM Arena is "outshining" this one over other phones. Simply, there isn't a phone that is... better than this one overall. They are truly amazed at its capability and I would be too. 1.5 GHz is probably not that useful daily, but it is pretty freaking amazing breaking the 4k benchmark scores. They even said it themselves though that they don't see it being useful to ordinary users.
O3D's 3D augmented reality browser, in my opinion, is purely eye candy. Please explain how much better the 3D browser would be than a regular 2D browser in terms of usability and productivity.
I don't get a sense that the phone is perfect reading their review. Their review only confirms my opinion that SGSII is the most powerful, have-most-feature "ultimate" phone out in the market right now. No one said it's perfect.
Don't think of me as a biased person either. I'm totally ready to jump the wagon soon as another company makes the "best phone in the market".
Would have been nice if the review commented on typing on the Galaxy S2. Typing on the Nexus S is not all that great compared to the Iphone 4. Was wondering how typing is on this new galaxy S2 compared to the Nexus S..
[deleted post]comment from klear:
haters gonna hate . . we know what this phone is capable of . All HTC/ SE / Apple fanboys, please move to your own forums. Just look at the review and the conclusions: " We just cannot see beyond the new Samsung flagship if we’ re to name the ultimate smartphone . " - gsmarena " if you ' re asking us what smartphone to buy today , unconstrained by such externalities , the Galaxy S II would be the clear choice. Sometimes it' s just as simple as that . " - engadget ( 9 / 10 ) " The Samsung Galaxy S 2 has not only set a new bar for smartphones in 2011 ; it ' s smashed the bar , recreated it in its own image and put it out of reach of the competition . " - techradar " But if you ' re after a one- word summary of the Samsung Galaxy S2 : awesome . " techradar ( 5 / 5 ) " Verdict - Of course you should buy this phone " - Electricpig ( 5 / 5 ) " . . . we’re running out of reasons not to buy the Galaxy S II. Samsung has upped not only its game but the benchmark for smartphones in general. " - Slashgear Not all these sites can be wrong, is it ? Take it or leave it. punk !
[deleted post]Wow you really are a moron. So a reviewer gives a phone a good review and that makes them biased? What are you doing on this forum? its like you are on a mission to discredit gsmarena and this phone! Go and waste your time on the iphone forum and kiss backside there please
[deleted post]Wow you really are a moron. Just because a phone gets an excellent review the reviewer is biased for liking it? Bottom line is the original galaxy s and now this phone both received excellent reviews througout the world because they deserved it end of. I don,t know why u hang out in this forum to be honest you should go and wax lyrical about the iphone and bog off.
[deleted post]Have you even tried/used Galaxy S2?
Nokia N8 have only 360x640 so that screen can not be compared to the one on sgs2!
SE Arc I think is the ugliest phone ever, and really bad design with the 3.5 mm on the side!
IPhone is "ok" but have too many Apple-limitations.
LG 2X is also "ok" but sgs2 is a little bit better on everything!
Myself, 14 May 2011itz funny how GSMarena never directly compares Nokia's CBD with any of the Samsung Super AMOLEDsgsm arena have made comparison on nokia and samsung's (and other manufacturer's) screen. try to read previous news/ posts..
- Battery life is below average (can be rectified by overriding automatic brightness)
- Screen resolution is only WVGA
- Annoying "charge complete" sound can't be turned off
- TouchWiz 4.0 feels slower than stock Android
- Email app doesn't allow for multi-select
itz funny how GSMarena never directly compares Nokia's CBD with any of the Samsung Super AMOLEDs
Bricked, 14 May 2011No mention of the battery life *sigh* We'd best stock up on spare batteries again.as least we didn't worry about flat battery. haha
Many people are complaining about 60fps. First off, this itself is the display frequency of the screen. Typical screens use 60fps refresh rate. So pushing this higher won't be of any practical use, rather use of more battery. Anything higher than the screen refresh rate is a waste of battery used to calculate non-displayed images. Some may even argue that our eyes can't distinguish beyond 60fps (subjective opinion and there are various peculiar scenarios). This is called vsync in Android or you might see this in some normal PC games too. The only "advantage" gained by bypassing this 60fps vsync is higher benchmark scores. LG G2X exactly does that. The software "cheats" to gain more points in graphic benchmarks. In reality it is still showing 60fps only as the screen itself has it's physical limitations. Sometimes the graphic benchmarks would be limited because of that. But that are only benchmark number, this has nothing to do with actual performance.
Figure this, HD movie fps is like 24/25 or at max 30 for very high profile. Do they look bad to you? For games, in major cases, you might not see any significant difference till fps drops below 30. And beyond 60, you might not even be able to distinguish it.
I love to argue, 14 May 2011Quoted from page 3 of the review: "In a real life scenario, it gave us over two days o... moreNow those fools who claims this excellent device have very poor battery has been debunked for good. 2 days of moderate to heavy use without a battery saving app like Juice Defender is pretty good.
Galaxy S II = Real reason why iPhone5 has been delayed.
The expected half step upgrade of the iPhone line wasn't enough to compete with this beast.
KPS, 14 May 2011Plus To Main disadv.:
-screen is bad on the day light and colours are not real
-laggy phoneb... moreyes im sure you have even used one, you poorly disguised i-fanboi.
as to the constant complaint its too big, consider their may be some people out there that have hands bigger then a five year old girls, and for them this phone is approaching a comfortable size.
if you want a toy phone get yourself another iphone
I love to argue, 14 May 2011Thats the third time you posted the same thing. Dont you have anything new to say other than p... moreWell I was deleted for saying this before and I don't care I will say it again... Just some advice for you "I Love to Argue" Never argue with an Idiot as they will pull you down to their level and beat you with experience!! .. It's been months of foolish comments and then here we go again.. on the actual SGSII forum last week someone again stated why no HDMI output..but thanks for your reply as it put him/her in place.