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Galaxy S II vs. Galaxy S Plus vs. Optimus 2X: Head to head revisited

Galaxy S II vs. Galaxy S Plus vs. Optimus 2X: Head to head revisited - read the full textAre you ready for more heavyweight droid action, with superclocked punches thrown around and more blood on the floor? Its time for round two of our dual-core battle of the flagships. The Samsung Galaxy S II and the LG Optimus 2X...


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Samsung Galaxy S2 is the BEST i ever heard

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  • 2011-07-16 19:39
  • t}jU

I would like to know whether the update of Optimus 2x to Gingerbread or later would result in better video frame rate? Is this a dumb question?

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  • 2011-07-16 08:53
  • 2SRn

> In reply to Ryan @ 2011-06-09 04:27 from n5@I - click to readThanks for the comments. This simply shows specs are not everything. Workability is the real thing.

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  • 2011-07-16 08:46
  • 2SRn

> In reply to confuzed @ 2011-06-10 15:11 from uZ9f - click to readChoose the SGS2 as Samsung have shown in the previous SGS it will get updates fast and has the most gorgeous screen ever trust me!

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  • 2011-07-15 13:57
  • NhdE

> In reply to Ryan @ 2011-06-09 04:27 from n5@I - click to readClearly you are using another phone. I have 10 friends including me using S2 with no complains what so ever. The only legitimate issue is battery which is still better than S1.


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  • 2011-07-13 06:46
  • mTWu

Hi. gyus. sgs2 is too cool & superb phone, l use to this phone . m brought this phone last month. & really it is very nice.

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  • 2011-07-12 18:59
  • HkvR

> In reply to Ryan @ 2011-06-09 04:27 from n5@I - click to readsounds like you have a faulty phone mate mine doesnt suffer from any of those faults and it wipes the floor with every phone i have ever used including the iphone, would be interested to know what you are using now? did you upgrade to a 5800 lol

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  • 2011-07-07 14:51
  • Mx@E

People who says S2 is the best phone never had one.
Sell mine. Too many flaws.

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  • 2011-07-07 00:22
  • nwg@

hi guys now im using samsung galaxy tab p1000 as my phone. now im thinking to sell it and get LG optimus 2x is that worth it? what do you think, need fast reply.

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  • 2011-07-04 18:42
  • KxGB

> In reply to Ryan @ 2011-06-09 04:27 from n5@I - click to readThanks, that's how gsmarena should review cameras (going bright to dark etc, also filming in dark without flash.)
Also worrying that they review pre-release models, for the sake of having the reviews sooner. No way to know if the audio and other tests apply the same for the models people can buy. GSMARENA: please use pre-models only for 'previews'.

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  • 2011-07-03 22:05
  • 85@h

To all users of S2, pls post the pros and cons of your handset after weeks of usage. This will give a better comparison.

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  • 2011-07-02 10:42
  • TK4F

> In reply to confuzed @ 2011-06-10 15:11 from uZ9f - click to readHi, I have bought SGSII 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be more happy user. It's a wonderful piece of technology. You won't be disappointed, trust me.

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  • 2011-06-16 16:03
  • 3iL}

> In reply to Ryan @ 2011-06-09 04:27 from n5@I - click to readYou don't think that a piece of technology like the Samsung Galaxy S II it's too good for a girl?

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  • 2011-06-13 06:09
  • iGBb

hi guys, i am going to be getting either the optimus 2x or sgs2 but i have no idea which to get. the optimus 2x is much cheaper but has reboot issues. the sgs2 is a LITTLE faster but has heating & yellow spot issues and is also more expensive. i need an honest, non-fanboy opinion :)

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  • 2011-06-10 15:11
  • uZ9f

> In reply to Ryan @ 2011-06-09 04:27 from n5@I - click to readYou dont have the sgs2 if those are your complaints

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  • 2011-06-09 17:59
  • kJq6

Ok I will explain the reasons I am no longer putting up with the Galaxy S2.

Here are my likes 1st of all.

Screen is nice.
Very fast web browsing.

Here are my DISLIKES

Camera/video are complete joke-VERY VERY POOR quality from the so called 8MP camera, funny how on every single shot I compare to my original Galaxy S that the S2 produce much worse pictures- Also must add its not that my S2 is faulty as my girlfriend also has S2 with very same results.

GPS= NO CHANCE- Constantly searching for signal and volume is impossible to hear.

OVEN GLOVES are required after 5 minutes holding this phone if your browning the web or doing anything that remotely uses power of battery- Its actually scary how HOT this phone becomes.

Phone automatically dims to half brightness when using the phone for 5 minutes with a message appearing saying- reduced power to save overheating.( maybe this will be fixed with firmware upgrade in future but my phone is Vodafone branded so this could be a long wait.

Battery life very poor compared to my original Galaxy S

The biggest fault I have with this phone is how poor the video recording actually is.
Auto focos is a complete failure, constantly in and out of focus and takes about 5 seconds everytime to focus.

EXPOSURE when recording video takes roughly 10 seconds to correct itself, what I mean by this is if you take a video and recording out a window for instance into daylight then continue to video indoor in lower lighting conditions the exposure is complete joke.

I just cant understand why my Galaxy S records video so much better and takes much better photos.

Why also when recording video I am unable to press power button to lock screen to save accidently zooming like I could on Galaxy S

I knew this phone was too good to be true.

Sorry for condition of this email but very hard typing from a phone.

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  • 2011-06-09 04:27
  • n5@I

Just had Galaxy S 2's delivered today. Very nice bit of kit, just the back plate is a bit worrying as it feels like card. The spedd is re-donkulous. Used maps and internet and both have an epic refresh rate. I have to say samsung did amazing and the 2.3AOS is intergrated into very well. I believe that there are a couple of bugs in 2.3.3 but not updated yet. Easily one of the biggest releases this year for us. Just shows the caliber for APPLE to follow. Apple need to update the Processor and with iOS5 they could rival in some way.

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  • 2011-06-07 12:06
  • ix11

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-06-06 04:57 from 86ie - click to readTo good!? You must be sleeping. Atrix compared with Galaxy S II it's a shit of phone. Why compare a shit of a laggy phone with Tegra 2 cpu and gpu that lags in it handling in special in the browser and in the video?
Tegra 2 it have low performance compared with, Exynos. The best dual processors for smartphones are the Exynos 4210 and the St Ericsson U8500. No one can beat them.

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  • 2011-06-06 18:05
  • Tqce

Hey GSm Arena,

Where's the Atrix????...

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  • 2011-06-06 16:48
  • Saqh

Guys, just wait until the LG 2x will run the 2.3 gingerbread or the 3.0 honeycomb, then you will see the big difference of its performance. The hardware is already thier of the lg 2x.

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  • 2011-06-06 06:26
  • w0QV

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