I've had the S2 for 4 weeks now. In my opinion, it beats my old iPhone 3GS hands down. It is faster, brighter, and louder than the iPhone. Charging is slightly slower, but the battery seems to last a bit longer than the iPhone. Apps all interact well, and the processor is lightening fast. My wife, who got herself an iPhone 4 about 6 weeks ago now wants to change that for a Galaxy S2.
I was not a great fan of Android having had a Sony Ericsson X10 for my work phone for several months. The X10 is OK, but I found it clunky and slow and not too intuitive. Samsung have re-worked Android and made the entire user experience easier than ever with a simple but effective re-think of the interface process with a simple home key and soft menu and back buttons. Simply brilliant.
The phone is a pleasure to use. Radio performance (i.e. the ability to follow cell hand overs when on the move)and lack of dropped calls are head and shoulders above the iPhone. After all, you want the phone to make calls don't you?
I don't do much SMS but what I have done seems easy enough.
WiFi performance is also streets ahead of the iPhone. Sitting next to my wife in a street cafe in France last week, i was able to see and log on to 3 free WiFi hotspots that her iPhone did not even register. There is also the ability to use the S2 as it's own wifi hot spot when connected to 3G / HSDPA, so others can benefit from the phenominal performance.
Camera is good with excellent flash.
There will be better phones given time I'm sure, but this is one i will stick with for a few years now.
Pavly, 22 May 2011Where exactly is the 720p video recording Zooming issue fixed on engadget or any other site...... moreU r not comparing like with like. The N8 is 12Mp 50% more pixels! U then post zooming is "POOR!" I don't understand Y U R replacing your N8 after 9 months? Y assist U further if U post in this manner. Rate me poor also.
This is the best phone you have to get it then you talk sp pls if you don't have or you got another phone don't comment
Anonymous, 22 May 2011Your dual cores are overrated, and over priced.
With your SUPER-AMOLED displays which look ... morejust watched a arc review on utube and it is really laggy between applications, there is a good second delay. Also i had a samsung wave before the galaxy and there was no issue with screen burn.
galaxy 2 has no lag when running multiple programs and the battery lasts for a good 2 days, you just have to condition it properly and control your settings on android. peace out
Anonymous, 22 May 2011This phone is crap...
Keep living with a copy of iPhone.
Xperia Arc is far better.I do not understand some ppl. how can they say SGSII is a copy of iphone?. have you seen the phone in real world yet? or just talk blah blah blah? the iphone 4 cannot compare to this beast.
iphone have only 5mp while SGSII have 8mp
iphone is single core, sgsii is dual core
iphone is glass front and back, but sgsii is plastic
the design is different too, if you still can't c differences mayb u should visit a doctor :P
iphone is a copy of brick bcoz it is square too.
SOS !!! I tried the galaxy II in the shop before buying and discovered to my horror that unlike my htc desire HD there is No Text Reflow to custom levels in the web browser . .a huge issue for me.
Where exactly is the 720p video recording Zooming issue fixed on engadget or any other site.... i can't find a topic discussing or re-confirming this ....
I'll appreciate ur reply very much ,, thanks :)
knightrain, 22 May 2011Arc is far better, good joke dude. I've had this phone for 2 weeks and it is a great piece of ... moreYour dual cores are overrated, and over priced.
With your SUPER-AMOLED displays which look good but have a higher chance of burnout.
The arc has a LED-backlit LCD, with a bravia engine.
It might have a single core but the phone is SUPER smooth and doesnt lag at all.
Each phone has its advantages, and they are both awesome phones
Anonymous, 22 May 2011This phone is crap... Keep living with a copy of iPhone. Xperia Arc is far better.Arc is far better, good joke dude. I've had this phone for 2 weeks and it is a great piece of tech. enjoy your single core arc without super amoled plus.
Pavly, 22 May 2011VIDEO RECORDING ZOOMING @720p ISSUE!!!! This is a Great Phone and One Of Its Powerful Aspec... moreYeah....samsung has released a software update for tht issue which will fixed in that....also some more lag will b fixed check on endgadget.com ....so dats not a big issue
This phone is crap...
Keep living with a copy of iPhone.
Xperia Arc is far better.
VIDEO RECORDING ZOOMING @720p ISSUE!!!!
This is a Great Phone and One Of Its Powerful Aspects Is the HD Camera;however, Zooming @ 720p is really "POOR"... It is just cropping,unlike the N8 While Zooming it Auto-Pixel-ate... Anyone have any Idea that there will be a Solution for This Matter ??????
I'll Really Appreciate a Reply.. Thanks :):)
mickey, 22 May 2011somebody who had both galaxy s1 and s2 can you tell me how is the music quality thru earphones... moreS1 with the latest "voodoo-sound-fix" have a lot better sound, but S2 definetly have much better sound than an S1 without any "sound-fix".
S2 need an update, over the air no need for Kies I hope, soon, because XWKE1 on my S2 have some bugs, and I fear that the problem, lag..., with the "Monte Carlo" track in GT Racing Motor Academy that I installed from Samsungs Game Hub, and Dungeun Defenders Force Close after the initial video and some other games also Force Close, probably is the software drivers for the gpu, and I have some other apps Force Close for no reason at all.
Samsung updated S1 but remember that it was not made very good and one update was even cancelled just after release, and KIES was really painful and useless so I hope they can update S2 over the air that is built-in S2.
Sun, 22 May 2011So you admit that Samsung SHOULD do more for it's potencial costumers yet you just go along an... moreWhy dont you stop the name calling like a three year old and reply to my comment like I did to yours.. where did this demand of respect get you with samsung?? you come on here with post like that and expect respect... you need to respect yourself first before others give it... so are you going to reply to what I asked or still act the fool with grazing ox comments (brilliant).
Lalit.j, 22 May 2011asked in raisar plaza yesterday , also asked at MI road k... I asked at Raja Park from an auth dealer.. he said he has no idea about what I am talkin about.... hope is comes soon.... waiting for it since long now... loosing patience... using nokia 1200.. viz standby phone... waiting for this phone's launch..
[deleted post]asked in raisar plaza yesterday , also asked at MI road
Joe53, 22 May 2011There is no shop in Thailand currently carry the Samsung Galaxy S 2. I did even had a message ... moreDo you live in thailand? If so y don't you go Cambodia for a visit? Come to Phnom Penh and grab this device back :)