Plus To Main disadv.:
-screen is bad on the day light and colours are not real
-laggy phonebook and dialer
-very poor battery life
-back cover became so hot after even 30 min of active using
-poor ergonimics,it is too big for one hand using
-and of course device without any taste in design,oh no it has so iphone style)))))))
-touc wiz is not practical for every day using!
-and because of this so high price tag!
Hats off to you Gsmarena guys for a brilliant review....it was a little late but its certainly worth all the wait...keep up the good work and good luck.
anonymouse, 14 May 2011be sporty man!!! Samsung has created a plastic monster like this with not so good looks... why... moreThere is always a trade-off: Either you get a metal casing or plastic. Both have their advantages/problems. This is a matter of individual choice. I personally don't like metal casing. Used HTC and also Wave (which is one of the rare Samsung phones with metal back cover). Did not like it very much. Again, it all subjective. I like my phone to be light. You are free to decide if you want this or you can go for Sensation/iPhone if you want metal. Definitely nobody can force you. For me, functionality and features matter most.
Ghee what a review!
All pluses, and only complains about trifles!
Now if Samsung would only make a 3.5" variant still WVGA (with higher ppi), that was one hand operable I would buy it on the spot!
...Oh and could they PLEASE make a replacement backplate where the 'blurp' of the extruding camera where extended to the sides, making the phone stable and not wobbling on a table...
Bricked, 13 May 2011A true geeks delight. I'm not surprised that this is selling so well. It looks amazing, but ... morethe n86 dual led flash was terrible for me, it came out the most yellowsih flash light and cause the subject to light up greenish, and I already throw it away!!!
No dedicated camera key
Super slim body has poor grip when taking pictures
These are the only disadvantages of the phone?? WOW!! Surely it would be my next phone. Good one Ssmsung!!
Although the hardware of SS2 is average but i will buy it too!Thks gsmarena review.
This is a great review but I have only one question. In the review I saw that the recording format for 1080p was mp4 but when I record movies it's always in the 3gp format. Is there a setting to change this?
that was unbiased review unlike some other websites.gsmarena is a website to trust
i have been an iphone person..... but after watching the reviews of Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II on youtube, damn...... sgs is way too awesome !!
usb on the go is a brilliant feature. i love it, aint waiting for iphone 5, getting sgs 2 ver soon...
pretty expensive in msia, but i guess its worth it!!!
Anonymous, 14 May 2011Agreed that this phone has raw power to handle heavy apps and videos but what abt gaming??? ... morealready the phone is costly and if they had worked harder for the body too, i guess the price would rise to such a level that buying this phone would become a luxury(to some it already is a luxury, dont u think?)..
Anonymous, 14 May 2011Agreed that this phone has raw power to handle heavy apps and videos but what abt gaming??? ... moreWe have free will to purchase what smartphones we want. if you hate SGSII then dont buy it...
qwerty man, 14 May 2011we need and want a similar model, which also has a side-sliding hardware qwerty keyboard.I agree with you, qwerty-man.
i am currently using a full touchscreen Samsung i9003 Galaxy.
the screen is responsive and comfortable, but still, something' missing.
i prefer the real physical keyboard with real feedback.
i hope Samsung will release Galaxy S2 Pro with real QWERTY keyboard.