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Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star

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> 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

Hi All,

I don’t know if you guys have noticed this or not…but when the SGS II first came out and was showcased at MWC the icons for Messages and Contacts were different... and now the retail version shows them to be exactly like how they used to be in TW 3.0..Why is that? Even in this review you guys can notice that in some pictures it’s exactly the same as MWC and in some picture it’s different! Why is that so? Can somebody please explain? Or is it because we get an option to change them..


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  • 2011-05-31 20:53
  • PDTc

> In reply to John Doe @ 2011-05-17 14:14 from v$xb - click to readmethinks the nokia was detroyed by the android uprising.... even local manufacturers like micromax has android devices.also androis appsmarket has almost all the apps that ios has... apple is quality but is it a value for money??????

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  • 2011-05-29 17:06
  • t}xY

There is a semi fix to the battery issues
Companies should just start using lithium polymer batteries!
There are smaller and lighter in weight with higher capacities.
So virtually in the Gs2 you could say maybe they could've put a 2,200Mah in and possibly it would've been the same size.(That is a guestament on the MAH)

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  • 2011-05-28 14:24
  • eeyx


I tried to run a *.mkv file and the phone tells do not support that file.

The Galaxy S II support or not the *.mkv flles?


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  • 2011-05-28 13:43
  • 3iEs

> In reply to carloscadenza @ 2011-05-21 00:01 from LbS3 - click to readYes it does. Double tap.

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  • 2011-05-26 16:02
  • qbtM

Just turn off every services, switch to 2G and treat it like a basic phone and you should get more life of your battery. Then switch on services that only what you will use on that time. But people likes to look cool by turning everything 'on' and then they complain. Well that's what you get for being a hero haha.

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  • 2011-05-25 16:16
  • sGZt

> In reply to iDave @ 2011-05-22 12:15 from H5yX - click to readThe Sensation loses to the SGS2 in every way.

Weaker processor, weaker GFX, less RAM, heavier, worse display (Super AMOLED+ is more important than resolution).

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  • 2011-05-23 03:15
  • IawH

> In reply to Fongy @ 2011-05-22 18:38 from HKye - click to readWhat I was wondering was if Samsung and LG will stop or continue making WP phones...

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  • 2011-05-23 01:23
  • Ti8v

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-22 14:55 from PUsP - click to readthey cant and they dont have to. just make it 9,99 instead of 8,49

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  • 2011-05-23 00:26
  • nxtA

> In reply to joonius @ 2011-05-20 17:22 from Ti8v - click to readI don't LG are a contender in any OS (personally)
Sammy I think are better with Android than with WM7 - HTC have a good track record, so I think they'll be better...
Personal opinion only of course!

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  • 2011-05-22 18:38
  • HKye

> In reply to marat @ 2011-05-22 05:42 from nxtA - click to readThey can't put that big battery in a thin phone like GSII!

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  • 2011-05-22 14:55
  • PUsP

GSII or Sensation?
Comments for the Sensation seem to be comparing their phone with the GSII yet there seem to be far fewer comparisons the other way round on this thread. Is it because Sensation fans see the GSII as the benchmark to compare with, which shows they have respect for it.
I'm a Sony Ericsson fan myself but the Arc seems to have been left behind in so many areas, so my focus is on HTC & Samsung phone. I like both the Sensation & the GSII but still not made my mind up. What i want is a decent camera and flash. My girlfriend has a Desire, so I'm slightly familiar HTC Sense UI yet I know nothing about Touchwiz.
Thoughts and info welcome

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  • 2011-05-22 12:15
  • H5yX

> In reply to Denzo @ 2011-05-20 09:25 from vCAb - click to readhey buddy, good point. but dont forget samsung E2370 Xcover has a battery of 2000mAh. why does S2 has only 1650mAh?????
could acutally any samsung engineer give a proffesional comment?

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  • 2011-05-22 05:42
  • nxtA
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You see...I much prefer the OS that HTC use because they keep it stock!!!

The overlay on the os is not nice those tiles are annoying and irritating to opperate...hardware is very good though. Quite impressed by the screen and cameras!! ....tell me wat u think

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  • 2011-05-21 22:33
  • A$p{

Even the "perfect" Samsung Galaxy S II isn't perfect.

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  • 2011-05-21 21:14
  • mh$0

I strongly recommend Samsung Galaxy S2 to everyone who wants to buy or upgrade. If u are looking for powerhouse which comes with excellent web browsing, superb still and video camera, best screen, so many good connectivity, superfast, smooth, plenty storage then this is the phone u r looking for.

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  • 2011-05-21 21:12
  • 3WfA

Samsung Galaxy SII is nowhere to find. Many reports.Not before end of may now. It looks like Samsung have some trouble with it. Not sure that it is a good deal.

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  • 2011-05-21 17:32
  • mwuL

> In reply to just me @ 2011-05-21 07:38 from v0qx - click to readGood comment I agree 100% the bottom line is that if u want a battery that lasts 4 or 5 days it would have to be huge which means we would be carrying mobile phones the size of bricks around with us. Its a sacrifice we have to make to have a powerful phone where the battery last 2 days or a we can chose a phone with a monochrome screen, with a poor processor and OS that is stuck in the dark ages-I know which option most of us would chose. There is only so much you can do with battery technology which is why we haven't seen much improvement in lifespan over the years.

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  • 2011-05-21 16:12
  • 0CD}

> In reply to marat @ 2011-05-17 22:45 from nxtA - click to readwhat im saying is they are improving the battery already (SGSII in particular) people just dont get satisfied. try using SGSII battery to the phones from yr 2005. It could very well last 3 days or more because phones from yesteryears do less, thus drain battery at a lesser pace. Whats happening is the improvements made on the battery cannot be felt because every new phone release have additional features that eats up the battery. You make the browsing faster, of course it will drain battery faster.You multitask, playing music player in the background while editing documents, of course it will drain faster. You put moving wallpapers (i forgot what theyre called) of course it will drain faster coz even when not being actually used, the phone is working. Truth is, the phones are evolving fast, the battery improving as well (albeit in a much slower pace admittedly as pointed out, but improving nonetheless). And what im saying about resting is, since you, the owner is sleeping why dont you charge the cellphone as well. Its called initiative. In things that we have no control with (e.i. battery improvement) do your part, charge it when ur not using it (preferably while youre sleeping so you wont have downtime in phone use when ur awake). And yes, some people wants thinner phones. I still think, whatever improvement on battery life that is brought about by sacrificing the thinness of the phone will still not be enough to grant you wishful thinking of getting 4-5 days phone use with HEAVY USAGE!

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  • 2011-05-21 07:38
  • v0qx

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