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> In reply to i love SE @ 2011-05-15 23:31 from up1A - click to read...please, please, PLEASE tell me how the Samsung Galaxy S II is an iPhone copy? If you're referring to the shape, then you are clearly incappable of knowing that any touchscreen phone without a keyboard or flipping screen is classified as a bar-style phone. This means that all bar phones will look the same, as they share the same body design. There is no other way of designing a bar phone. Where every button is located is only the logical placement and does NOT mean the phone is trying to copy the iPhone, as certainly Apple did not invent this form-factor; They do not own it. Also, your grammar is atrocious, please learn how to use the past tense, as it would only add credit to your slam on Samsung, since you are doing so. And finally (going back to the topic at hand), it surpasses the iPhone by lightyears. I like the iPhone, in no way am I trying to say anything bad about it, but when comparing the two, the Galaxy S II is the undeniable winner, as Apple must make the new iPhone 5 to out-shine the Galaxy (we'll see if it does). The retina display is nice, I love it, but it is in no way a revolutionary techonolgy, all they did was cram pixels into the 3.5 inch screen and called it a day. The outcome is beautiful, yes, but Samsung engineered/pioneered the AMOLED screen for mobile devices and has been improving on an already great technology giving us something truly spectacular: the Super AMOLED plus display. GSMArena posted an article saying Samsung has changed to a laser-production manufacturing style, meaning retina sized pixels are a go and will most likely be used in future devices. This will lead to a Retina Super AMOLED plus screen, something so unrivaled and unbeatable, Apple will be forced to put their resources into creating a new display technology just to keep up with this huge competition. *Whew* :]

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  • 2011-05-16 05:16
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> In reply to Preceptor @ 2011-05-15 23:35 from JBi0 - click to readiphone 4 is heavier not without a reason. see the reaction when u show a plastic s2 and stunning metallic iphone 4. people will drool over iphone 4.
but s2 will need sometime for introduction.

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  • 2011-05-16 05:00
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Its a sad day for my laptop, seeing a phone that matches its processor speed, and has better display and functionality!

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  • 2011-05-16 03:46
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> In reply to RONALD @ 2011-05-15 20:08 from vGyD - click to readThe handsfree stereo headohones supplied with SGSII are with outstanding quallity for ordinary earbuds.They isolate the ambient noise,very good almoust outstanding.But yes,they don`t have media controls on them.You can buy headphones with media controls from other manufacturers.E.X Skull Candy Inked / Mic'd headphones,Motorola S305,S9 HD,Bluetooth headphones Sony Ericsson MW600,Nokia Bluetooth headphones BH-505, Nokia Bluetooth headphones BH-608.That`s my recoendation.Make ur choise

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  • 2011-05-16 02:18
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> In reply to sammyboy @ 2011-05-15 22:39 from 4QJH - click to readAre you unconcious or what ...
Dual core is useful, it's better than having 1 very high speed core, specially when the os become heavier and richer.
As for the screen, the super amoled + is the best compared to all mobiles, including iphone 4.
As for the plastic body, do you know that there are researches going in order to replace cars' metal body with plactic body that will be as solid as the metal?

Personally, i held the iphone 4 and it's heavy.

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  • 2011-05-15 23:35
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when i saw the sgs2 for the first time,i think that was a new iphone.then i realise that its just a copy of iphone.

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  • 2011-05-15 23:31
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this is better than my computer. seriously.

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  • 2011-05-15 22:59
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good phone. but honestly how many of us would need a dual core in a mobile ? screen is still not as good as iphone 4's. plastic body not good for a flagship phone.

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  • 2011-05-15 22:39
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> In reply to RONALD @ 2011-05-15 20:08 from vGyD - click to readmy my my!! somebody answer this young mans questions. He seems to be worried about the headphones,,,,, My friend get a phone and use it.. Or else connect small speakers via 3.5mm so that even the others on the road can hear it ring.. Relax and go get the phone man... YOu will surely like it..

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  • 2011-05-15 21:42
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@ RONALD
Buy and bluetooth headset(sonyericson mw600) and u will be relieved from low quality sound and less mobility :]

Also this phone is a real beast, just try it for ur self, i mean before buying. U will see it is soo awsomme.

If u are HTC fan, then wait for sensation and compare both :D.

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  • 2011-05-15 20:34
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HELP ;(

Does anyone know the wired headphones with remote controls and mic functions working because the headphones coming with this phone does not have remote for Forward, Reverse and Volume Control.

I mostly listen music while riding bike and phone is in the pocket so with out remote i cant stop/play or roeward/reverse or control volume of my songs.

THANX

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  • 2011-05-15 20:08
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Please if anybody can tell me that Full arabic support is supported or not????please if anyone can help me

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  • 2011-05-15 19:12
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> In reply to BlackIce169 @ 2011-05-15 06:20 from yVgU - click to readI will not have quicktime on my laptop cause its apple stuff,,i hate apple.My laptop is i5 windows7 64bit medium gpu 640GB storage 6GB ram. so its pretty up to date.Anyhow why should i have to go looking for codecs,anyhow why would i want to record just audio when i want full 1080p goodness.????????????

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  • 2011-05-15 18:43
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this phone has poor music quality in the headphone. Check out the revew of gsmarena

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  • 2011-05-15 18:03
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wont the phone get tuff competition from HTC's Sensation ??

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  • 2011-05-15 17:36
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when is this gadget landing in Kenya?

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  • 2011-05-15 16:33
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> In reply to XAn4ETO @ 2011-05-15 15:22 from pFGU - click to readRe the post below. You need to repeat this again cleanly, the whole post however informative will be deleted due to that one word. Do it now thanks, My question is not being a 'gamer' do these figures matter as to put it mildly in the same 'ball park' and if I were a gamer what specific game or types of games would I notice the difference? Even though I do not understand fully you have information that is worth having, so don't deny us all this information due to one word

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  • 2011-05-15 15:57
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Can we use the Nokia n8 HDMI adapter or USB OTG adapter with the samsung Sii MHL?

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  • 2011-05-15 15:32
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" MSM8x60 is based on ARM's Cortex A8 design. This means its CPU core should perform similar to current/second generation Snapdragons (Nexus One, HTC Evo, Droid Incredible, Dell Streak, HTC G2 etc) at the same clock speed. Since it features two cores, and clocked at least 20% higher than those, it should perform up to 2.4x faster.

Any phones to utilize Cortex A9 based processors is expected to perform significantly better !!! "

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  • 2011-05-15 15:22
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Mali 400MP GPU is more powerfull than Adreno 220.
Some tests:
GLBenchmark 2.0 Egypt :
1) Qualcomm 1.5 GHz MSM8660 with Adreno 220 - 38 FPS
2) Apple iPad 2 with SGX 543 - 48 FPS
3) Samsung GT-i9100 Galaxy S2 - 50 FPS

So, stop writing here bullshits that HTC Sensation with Adreno 220 is more powerful than SGS2 with Mali 400MP.
Even, HTC Sensation will use MSM8260 at 1.2 GHz and this is Cortex A8 architecture and SGS2 Orion chipset is Cortex A9.

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  • 2011-05-15 15:05
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