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Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star - read the full textIt looks like the point where it all ends. A galaxy outgrowing its own limits. An explosion of energy and speed. An overdose of smartphone power. A phone that makes you love the smell of Android in the morning. The likes of Samsung I9100. Update: Samsung Dive overview added...

 

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GSMArena seems overly excited with this Galaxy SII and everything they discover about it, like the 1.5Ghz overclock and the 1080p on Youtube. Sure, it's nice and reveal all the processing power, but I wonder if that's really usefull in daily use. Come on, what's the point of 1080p video on a WVGA screen and who needs even more processing power that it already offer? But when it's about the 3D augmented reality browser of LG, GSMArena claims that they don't find it usefull. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fanboy of LG, in fact, I rather Samsung than LG, but I think that's just unfair and the hype about this GSII is scary.
Also, the plastic build quality is extremely disappointing for such expensive phone, and the design is just iPhonish much, moreover, I'm just not sure how easy is to handle a phone with a 4.3" screen, so I don't think that the Galaxy SII is the "ultimate smartphone" as a lot of people think, I think it's THE smartphone for geeks, but hardly better than most Android phones out there for "normal" people.

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  • 2011-05-13 22:49
  • L4xM

Great review as usual guys. Thank you!

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  • 2011-05-13 22:46
  • 95t9

Thanks for review....now gonna go buy it now was just waiting for your review....oh and one more thing there are a few typos in your review....will tell u later nw gonna go buy gs2 ....thanks

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  • 2011-05-13 22:43
  • PSd1

Excellent review!

Absolutely solidified my decision to buy this phone... As soon as it lands in Canada... It's gonna be long hard wait.

I don't know why, but GSMArena reviews assures me the most compared to other reviewers. lol

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  • 2011-05-13 22:42
  • qbYL

A true geeks delight. I'm not surprised that this is selling so well.
It looks amazing, but it's too wide for my liking and won't win over many potential female buyers.
The wide angle camera is a great addition. I had the Nokia N86, and that 8mp camera was really good. Dual LED would have probably pushed the price up even further so.
Apple could be missing out here, as I'm sure this phone will take a bulk off their sales, by people who are unwilling to wait for the iphone 5, and don't want the 4.

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  • 2011-05-13 22:41
  • nFcL

i have to buy one

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  • 2011-05-13 22:33
  • msgX

I think you made a tiny mistake in the last line of 4th page. Intead of "A9 Cortex" , you said "A8 Cortex" . You are welcome!

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  • 2011-05-13 22:25
  • 3Iqr

Seems to be a great work by Samsung engg... when is it coming to India?? UK guys shud post their views on this beast too 4 us to decide...

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  • 2011-05-13 22:22
  • ub69

High feature but useless design and material... only for nerd, i think iphone5 will rule it against 2 android phones one for a good design and material but no updated feature and performance SE arc and a powerful loaded with feature but crappy & cheap design SGS2... until they release a phone called "Galaxy arc", i'll wait for Iphone 5

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  • 2011-05-13 22:16
  • 9xFm

Okay, it's a powerful phone but is also ugly and plastic. The design is quite similar to iPhone's one. This applies to LG phones, too.

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  • 2011-05-13 22:02
  • 3XLT

i love you gsmarena team , i ll study so hard that one day i could join you guys and could apply my mobile tech knowledge :)

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  • 2011-05-13 21:58
  • vGUE

so awesome review, thank you very much.
am pleasantly reassured that i already ordered one :)

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  • 2011-05-13 21:57
  • m@7W

gr8 review of a gr8 fone :)

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  • 2011-05-13 21:56
  • v{RZ

Very Nice phone... Practically the best fone ever. But I'd prefer MOTOROLA Atrix which is available at a better price.

lets see what Iphone 5 will come with.

top 5 fones:
Samsung Galaxy s II
Motorola Atrix
LG Optimus 2X

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  • 2011-05-13 18:39
  • KIYR

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