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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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> In reply to Dee @ 2011-06-16 11:27 from iLUy - click to readDownload ringdroid - it's free and all you need to do is open it up... find your mp3 and then save it as a notification... next to you look for it in whatever app you want - it'll appear!

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  • 2011-06-22 16:50
  • GjjS

> In reply to audio_junk @ 2011-06-20 22:37 from uCmC - click to readit does...
click on to video...
click option to self record!

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  • 2011-06-22 16:46
  • GjjS

my galaxy s2 got a problem with the music player as it keep on shutting phone while playing songs(only if it is in a screen lock mode) and the tope part of phone gets heated up on browsing net.. dont know wat to do...any help much appreciated...

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  • 2011-06-21 14:31
  • 2CRt

> In reply to Eyeless @ 2011-05-28 13:43 from 3iEs - click to readdownload a music player app from android market which supports the mkv file type.....

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  • 2011-06-21 13:25
  • utBy

> In reply to Lunks @ 2011-06-16 10:40 from vwdC - click to readyup.mine does that too. even my playbook heats up occasionally. i'm wondering if it's the processor?

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  • 2011-06-21 04:25
  • wHRy

This phone should really allow the front camera to record and take videos and pictures.Seriously this buggs me

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  • 2011-06-20 22:37
  • uCmC

> In reply to Lunks @ 2011-06-16 10:40 from vwdC - click to readdont worry boss, me to feels the same problem and my battery backup is too low. even i didnt even get for complete day. wat abt your's

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  • 2011-06-19 18:05
  • nCix

Help, I am using quadrant advanced edition to benchmark my Galaxy S II, System information shows the following: model; GT-I9100, fingerprint; ends with XWKE7, os; 2.3.3, now the problems, 1- cpu 2- req. 800 MHZ, max; 1200, min 200 MHZ, 3- cores; 1. why slow clock speed & single core? how to get it to read dual cores at the 1.2 GHZ freq? can anybody explain???

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  • 2011-06-19 14:09
  • ftZw

thank you fongy for that userbase review ezellent

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  • 2011-06-18 20:06
  • Nsbs

great phone

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  • 2011-06-18 17:51
  • ScpK

my lockscreen was freezen.i put the battery out and again works ok.what do you think i could be the problem

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  • 2011-06-18 16:26
  • ScpK

hey my mates..
i am the proud owner of this beast gals2.its awesome...i m the first person to own it in in'nt? Anyways this phone is Awesome.better than my laptop lol.quick,fast,smooth,bright,wat else /./?
Camera man Its AWESOME...Its great to be with Galaxy!!!!God Bless SAMSUNG!!!

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  • 2011-06-16 17:01
  • 2CRp

Hi Galaxy S 2 owners! Happy with your phone? I am =) Does anyone know how to assign your own mp3's as message alerts? I cant seem to find the option either by going into my alerts section or selecting the mp3 through the music menu and selecting 'set as'.


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  • 2011-06-16 11:27
  • iLUy

Dear Friends,

My Galaxy S2's upper part gets heated up very fast on the use of Wifi or GPRS, does anyone is facing this issue.

Please advice.

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  • 2011-06-16 10:40
  • vwdC

My i9000 uses the lock button for shooting pictures. Have u tried that on the i9100?

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  • 2011-06-15 02:32
  • 04Mh

where is the review about battery life?

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  • 2011-06-11 04:41
  • iidS

Well, after a good day of tinkering with the phone...
Here are my thoughts...
Bearing in mind I had a Galaxy S before the GS2...

Firstly, I was worried about getting something so similar, I never use Touchwiz (I use ADW or SPB, actually changing every so often just to keep it fresh) so that wasn't the issue...
It was just, a lot of people are saying how good the screen is, but after having a GS1 - you kind of take that for granted... as reviews say it is very similar.
I can tell you having them side by side - the GS2 looks sharper and brighter and just a LOT more impressive...
The real difference is the shape / weight... the GS1 appears cheaper and chunkier than the GS2 (and it's not either!) but somehow the GS2 just makes it look like a poor man's copy...
I'm not going to go into too much depth, but suffice to say...
Major stand-out points..
The camera is just AMAZING - fantastic flash (even though not xenon) and great pictures... and it's soooo quick in starting up and taking photos (really impressive)
And speed is the main key here - my GS1 would crash quite often, it'd certainly lag and stutter, and just trying games like bejeweled 2 and RUA - the performance difference is REALLY noticeable... flowing between screens using different UIs is just brilliant, it really does set the benchmark - and the screen feels closer to the finger - which sounds strange but makes it feel really great to touch...
Sound-wise - much louder speaker (I found the GS1 a little too quiet) - but still easily coverable with your finger should it go off by accident...
Finally (and normally the biggest issue) - battery...
Well, it's only a day old, and I know batteries can take up to a week to get into their stride...
I'd say it was 1.5x better than GS1 - but obviously this varies on the widgets / data you use (I have quite a few which does suck the battery - time to reduce the frequency of updating them I think!)

Am I happy? Very.
I was worried that it wasn't different enough to warrant sticking with Samsung (I don't have a particular preference in company) - but I'm glad I did, it's simply the best phone on the market bar none - and it's going to take a heck of a lot to beat it...
Did I mention just how good the camera is??!

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  • 2011-06-09 11:38
  • GjjS

Can anyone tell me if NFC will be supported on SGS2 with a software updatte ? or does this require hardware changes ?

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  • 2011-06-08 13:38
  • pr8$

Well.. after much deliberation, watching of videos / reviews / comparisons / phones coming out in the next 6 months...

I've gone and ordered a GS2... and that's after having a G1...

Review to follow! :)
(toughest decision on a phone I've made for a looooong time)

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  • 2011-06-06 14:30
  • GjjS

> In reply to docmartsin @ 2011-05-29 17:06 from t}xY - click to readI wouldn't go so far as to say quality, maybe a decade ago, not anymore.

This will hurt them in the long run.

Android is going to dominate, ~1/3 share will become 1/2 by 2015, maybe more.

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  • 2011-06-02 14:44
  • 3ZQE

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