Love it! Wonderful phone. Bought it when it was the flagship early in 2012. I've used it every day since then and it has worked like a dream - cell phone/ebooks/wifi/3G hotspot - everything! It still looks great and is just now, after 5 years of constant use, starting to give me connection/call problems. It's getting out-of-date and some of my favorite apps won't work on it anymore, but 5 years is a great run time for a phone. Soooo it's time to buy a new one. I'm comparing many Samsungs but I'm leaning towards the S7. My experience with the S2 has shown me that it's best to buy the flagship phone as it will last for years and look good doing it!
IceQueen, 09 Feb 2017Hey, I have gone back to my s2 and running minimal apps.. I don't even have facebook on it and... moreUse custom ROMs.
I have Samsung Core and the ROM that I have installed has about 50% better benchmark results. Some have reached even 80-90% improvements.
Also, you can backup data and delete the phone. It will improve the performance.
So the rear facing camera is something you'd expect from younger phones such as the iPhone 6s so good but secondary not so much and battery could be bigger but overall good. 4.5 Stars
Hey, I have gone back to my s2 and running minimal apps.. I don't even have facebook on it and its lagging quite a bit, any advice?
yep! it is good, but why i cant install snapchat and instagram and some of my apps is outdated? do i really need to updgrade my device? but how?
Yep, had mine since it first came out and it's still going strong (pico GApps and minimal apps). It's had various roms but Cyanogen (RIP) has been its saving grace. So far I've only had two smartphones, the HTC Hero, then this S2. Not sure what I'll get when(if) the S2 dies...
Wow,i like this phone so much,it will be the same as buying my computer in 2011. it will be soooooooooooo good
I have 3 of them, I like them a lot... but one suddenly died after the battery went down to 0. The battery is ok but it wont start more....apart from that I love these phones
One of the best phones I ever purchased. It swam twice, fell a couple of time and still works like a boss.
Indeed one of the best Samsung phones. Bought it in 2011, no cracks or anything even after some brutal crashes. Did change the OS multiple times as well as the battery once, but it just works like a work horse. Even today it's pretty snappy, though some apps do that a while to load, such as messanger, maps.me etc.
One of the best phones from Samsung. Great phone. Purchased this phone on Aug 2nd, 2011. Using till date, without any issues. Haven't changed the battery as well till now. Of course, the battery drains due to a low power(1650MAH) and also due to the high end games.
Been using this phone since July 2011.Great phone, still has the original battery,but it's dying out.
Im using this phone from 2012 , still (2017) I can say confidently that this phone is very much special for users. Tnx samsung for making this beautiful phone