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Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star

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There's one thing in the review that I'd like to comment on about the display. The green tint present on the Galaxy S I9000 is still there on the Super Amoled Plus unit. While browsing the web, if I tilt the phone a bit, there's a definite greenish tint on the whites. I'm stating 'while browsing' because the screen is whiter at this time and any colour shift can be easily witnessed on the white.
Not that it's a problem, but still worth noting that GSMArena has put it up wrongly

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  • 2011-10-27 01:17
  • KAkt

Really awesome phone i like it but was wondering which music store do i go to

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  • 2011-10-25 20:32
  • kHnE

This surely is the true competetion to the iphone by apple. Samsung has really beaten the competetion hands down on multiple front. Load up your android phone with best android apps for free from and unleash the true potential of your phone.

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  • 2011-10-25 11:17
  • vG1G

a 2 years old iphone 3gs is still faster than gs2.. i mean it never lags or hangs and i've seen a galaxy s2 lag a couple of times everytime you operate it.. shameful.. such monstrous hardware is put to no good use

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  • 2011-10-23 14:52
  • utpR

could any one confirm if s2 android 2.3 could be upgraded to android 4.0 on samsung s2

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  • 2011-10-21 18:27
  • fs6N

For those considering to buy S2. I think this is a very good phone considering the large beautiful screen, the Android OS being customizable (which I really like) combined with the dual core CPU. for me, this is definitely a GOOD BUY and buying this Saturday!!!!

For Iphone 4S, everything is good with this phone too. User-friendly device Id say for everybody. Performance is almost similar to what S2 has (debatable at some point). Anyway, both phones are lovely smartphones and I would buy them both and if only wifey is approved of it. :D

Now back to comparison, GS2 being one of the best smartphones in the market so far running on Android honeycomb (Im excited with ice cream sandwich) and Iphone 4S at its best for its latest IOS5(well of course the best there is for IOS since its their proprietary software ever since and its fast!(tried it and used it for a couple of days with iphone4 so how much more with 4S!) And so, in my own opinion, the only argument here is the OS of the phone depending on your preference. I like S2 because they use Android with its customizable capability unlike Apple IOS which is limited to changing wallpaper and managing apps with folders (no widgets, live wallpapers and other stuff like this which Android can) Though application wise, Google still needs more apps to develop to catch up with the many Apple apps available in their market. But of course, not that much I guess these days cause Im happy with the apps Ive downloaded so far and theyre all free!! thanks to the free websites offering direct app downloads. (Just beware of the Android Market problem with the google login) cause Im one of the them who's problematic on getting apps directly from Android market (both from app and website). But this doesnt stop me from buying another Android phone cause Ive tested downloaded apps from other websites using their direct download links and tested their apps using my little buddy xperia mini pro(latest one).. Anyways!

Its really up to you whether you like a customizable OS but with limited apps available to grab from android market free/paid apps/I can download paid apps for free from many websites in the internet(some may work and some may not) and google still working to expand their apps availability to android users and so need patience on this OR choose the one with a simple UI, user friendly interface by Apple with almost all the apps you need (consider the price too/use free apps or go with the jailbreak version) with Iphone 4 or 4S. Oh consider the the size of the screen too! 3.5 vs 4.3 (i love bigger screens) heck thought xperia mini pro would suffice my needs but I was wrong cause I love the internet and always do browsing. I didnt realize the disadvantage of smaller screens until I had one. but no regrets with this phone because it also rocks and its just the screen size.

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  • 2011-10-20 23:13
  • uH7e

Can somebody tell me if the Galaxy S II can sincronize with outlook?, if so, how it performs?

Any info is wellcome.

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  • 2011-10-18 17:03
  • LEbF

Hi Guys, I really need your urgent help.

I am finding it difficult to choose between Galaxy SII and Iphone 4 S, can any body help me in this selection. Any experiences would be welcomed. I am not concerned whether its Apple or Samsung, I am not brand conscious but quality does matter. Thanks :)

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  • 2011-10-18 00:52
  • pKFx
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really really fentastic mobile phone in the world samsung galexy s ll

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  • 2011-10-14 16:02
  • vGvR

> In reply to Tina @ 2011-08-18 08:24 from utuA - click to readI completely agree with you...Gone are the days when a mobile phone was judged by its weight. If somebody wants light weight phone why choose a nokia simple phone. I have never heard anybody complaining about iphone which is pretty heavy. But Battery life is defo defo important! Hope Samsung hear our suggestion.

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  • 2011-10-10 23:24
  • pK7f

Is it true that there is no quit /exit options in apps of samsung galaxy s2 &have to quit opened apps via task manager only -every time?(my previous samsung omnia pro 7320 (window 6)having same thing)
what`s with HTC sensation?
am using nokia 6630
PLZ answer ASAP

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  • 2011-09-25 17:49
  • U@SN

Samsung Galaxy S2 current or future owner? Want to get proper text reflow on your internet browser? Like our page on facebook to support our simple request, search for: Please Samsung, Add Text Reflow to Samsung Galaxy SII

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  • 2011-09-16 01:46
  • fvF6

> In reply to Akhilesh @ 2011-08-16 21:11 from vIf4 - click to readWell We can use it, I have connected mine MW600.. The voice is awesome..

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  • 2011-09-07 11:43
  • t}Cu

> In reply to PedroMcp90 @ 2011-09-05 18:02 from 0WIF - click to readHi,can you not on the sgs phones zoom the text in to your desired size and then double tap to reflow text in that desired size,or other option is opera mobile browser it has text reflow option.

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  • 2011-09-05 19:11
  • myZu

Hi,freinds just bought my sgs2 yesterday but i seem to be having wifi connection issues,where my over a year old htc desire has at least 1or more signal bars the sgs2 has no connection, i live on the top floor of a flat and shared wifi,i am hoping people will tell me if they have any issues related with sgs2 or is it i have a faulty handset,i was taken in by the sgs2 super amoled display, still have 10 days to return so please reply.

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  • 2011-09-05 19:04
  • myZu

> In reply to Mahmoud @ 2011-08-28 17:49 from fvFg - click to readOut of the box the Galaxy S2 doesn’t automatically reflow the text in the webpage if you zoom in. But if you just goto settings and check the ‘auto-fit pages’ option, all is well again.

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  • 2011-09-05 18:02
  • 0WIF

@gsmarena team: you say in page 6 in the review, "The available options during a call include taking a note,".
I found no such option, can you post a screen shot?

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  • 2011-09-01 23:32
  • 0Un%

Hey all,
Please help us reach Samsung's developers to add proper text reflow to the Samsung Galaxy SII's browser. Find us on facebook by searching "Please Samsung, Add Text Reflow To Samsung Galaxy SII".

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  • 2011-08-28 17:49
  • fvFg

> In reply to phonebuster @ 2011-07-22 21:01 from Xuka - click to readHi Phonebuster. please tell us how was your battery life before upgrading to 2.3.4 and how is it now after upgrade. Thanks in advance

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  • 2011-08-24 08:52
  • N9ng

> In reply to vampyren @ 2011-08-14 21:34 from pEZ@ - click to readMy dear friend, I can understand your loyalty towards I phone but everybody has choice to choose what he thinks is best. All the observations you have made about S2 are not correct.Blaming S2 does not make i phone a great phone. Both devices have their own strong points. If you like IOS please do not compare it with android. Its altogether a different operating system. But you will have to admit that in android range this is the best phone available at the moment.There are many things which IOS does not even have which Android has. so comparision is pointless. Hope you get my point.

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  • 2011-08-22 13:34
  • vIxS

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