jojo, 01 Jan 2012Yea, I've been researching a lot on a few smart phones. I initially dropped the thought of get... moreMaybe some of the SGS2 G firmeware version is coruptet in your country that can happen in any region but here is some advise that may helps you a bit becourse i also have SGS2 international version and i have hade the problem just with battery life like you that what can do is the following steps go the setings and scrow down the brigthness down 20 percent is enough for dayly use becourse the display is pretty good on galaxy s 2 then check you nettwork if gives your phone a strong signal or not and switch over to gsm nettwork dont use 3g if not nescerry you can also uninstall kies and reinstall it again but the thing you do is bying a new extendet battery 2000mha from Samsung if they sale it in you country thats what i did and that really inproves the battery life alot you can also deformate usb storage (internal memory ) course you cant thrust all apps from android market course some apps really eat the juice out the battery very quick download task manager from market so i hope this helps you a bit
jojo, 01 Jan 2012Yea, I've been researching a lot on a few smart phones. I initially dropped the thought of get... moreHello bro,
Let me give u some tips from my experience using this beauty n beast. In my country Samsung is selling the G model but I was lucky that I bough a Europe set because I was couldn't wait till they launch it here. Ok, the main different with the G and non G is the processor and the GPU. The G units using a Texas instrument processor which is cheaper and slower processor compared to the original one. It is clocked at 1.2ghz but when tested it only goes up to 900++. And the GPU cannot support some of the games which the original S2 can support. I got this info from one of the website. I have seen the performance of this phones when I compare my friends who bought the G model. they are slower then.mine and they hangs
Originally mine was 2.3.2 when I bought it. I didn't have any pink or yellow or any tint problem with my display but I seriously had the out then heating up problem. sometimes I feel the heat when the phone is in my pocket. but after upgrading to 2.3.4 no more heating problem at all.
Battery drains das, yes does. u have big display with the best display. u got some widgets running.. what do u expect.. If it drains charge it again. its so simple. get a car charger if u use a car or get a external batt .. originalbatt is 1600mAh , get the 2000mAh from sumsung. trust me iphone batt is drains worst then this. But I read after the2.3.6 update the batt life is better. so I am waiting for it.
My advise to u, do not buy the G model. if u can't get the original model then go for note. Note is better. its not too big as we think. I have tried it fits comfortly into pocket n the display is perfect for gaming movies and internet. NEVER BUY THE G MODEL..
S2 is a beauty n a beast. Get it ull never regret..
jojo, 01 Jan 2012Hi, I might be getting sgs2 soon and if I get, it'll be my first touch screen phone/smartphone... moreHi JoJo,
1. 3G Services are operator independent and you need to pay for it to the operator. This phone has capability to run on 3G service.
2. Do not worry on Anti-virus, first of all there is no major incident on virus issues till date on Android device. In case if you want to install, you can always install anti-virus from Android Market.
3. I am using I9100 (G) version myself and believe me there is no heating issues and good battery life (at least 1.5 days with little bit internet and games). My device is running on 2.3.6 version and now same version is also available on non-G phones. In future, before update or rooting your phone, you need to make sure that it is specific to your handset (I9100 or I9100G)
4. I have not find any display issues on my phone. If you go through this forum, earlier it was in non-G phones but after 2.3.6 update it has been resolved completely.
I hope have answered all your queries, in case of any doubt feel free to post your questions.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2012After hearing that you are new to smart phones my suggestion is you need to do some research o... moreYea, I've been researching a lot on a few smart phones. I initially dropped the thought of getting sgs2 coz my country has the non-international version (the one with G in the sgs 2 model) and thought of getting Note instead but it's huge. @.@ Well, good news is that I just found out that there are still a few units without G available in my country. I was so delighted but hesitant at the same time. So I'm doing further research and that's why the post here :)
Anyway, I've been spending hours reading these comments, reviews, and opinions here.
Most agree that sgs2 battery have short battery life and heats up easily which I think it's common not only for sgs2 but on all other smart phones coz it depends on your usage.
I read that many who have updated their sgs2 software version from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 have improvements in their phone's battery life as well as the heating up issue.
However, some complained that they spotted unusual colors at the corner of their phone screen when they are playing games or watching videos. Also, yellow and another color (off hand forgotten) are very bright while games and videos are being played. Probably it's just a minority number of those phones that has that kind of problem, I hope.
I'm just wondering also (4TH QUESTION), if I were to update to the new version (2.3.6) in my country, would I get the G's software version?
Well, apparently the difference with the G and no G is the international phone (or something like that) OR some Chinese software (told by the staff at one of the Samsung dealer store I visited last week). Not sure which though. That's why I need help. I've Googled for the differences between G and without G but I still don't really understand what's being said.
So please answer three of my questions earlier if possible and also the 4th question posted here.
Everyone, it's from your own experience, no rights or wrongs. Any answers are accepted (except criticizing phones - that won't be answering my questions) :)
And to intruders (other than Android phone users), stop posting that your phone is better or the best coz it all depends on personal preferences. To all phone users, why wanna argue or compare who has the best phone? If they wanna compare, let them be. It's not worth trying to win the best phone "fight", won't get any prize LOL except pride -__-
Anyway, thanks very much for your help :) and also to the soon-to-help people :D
I am unable to update my S2 in india for 2.3.6.
First step of updating kies completed. I am getting stuck @ firm ware upgrade step inspite of broad band connection & having disabled antivirus.
jojo, 01 Jan 2012Hi, I might be getting sgs2 soon and if I get, it'll be my first touch screen phone/smartphone... moreAfter hearing that you are new to smart phones my suggestion is you need to do some research on android first.
Then you might get to know on what questions to ask on forums like this.
First get to know the major pros & cons of android and whether out suits your usage our not.
kokey, 01 Jan 2012hello guys! is this phone can compete this year 2012 in this specs? and as we know this phone ... moreof course, new phones keep coming out with better specs, but also with higher price.
Hi, I might be getting sgs2 soon and if I get, it'll be my first touch screen phone/smartphone. But just a few questions:
1) Do all the sgs2 come with the 3G service or do I need to pay more for it?
2) Is the anti virus or the like already installed in the phone or do I have to install it by myself via the apps (or wherever else)?
3) When you update your software to a newer version, does anyone of you experience any kind of problems?
I'm hoping to get more than one response. I don't wanna end up regretting buying the phone.
Thanks in advance for your help :)
prashant, 01 Jan 2012happy new year to all...i am using samsung galaxy s phone since june 2009 and that time my frn... moreyour english is just too hard to understand...but i guess u r stuck in jan 2011...talking abt iphone 3 and samsung s...move on man....its jan 2012 :)
The new firmware 2.3.6 is good, try it for better battery performance, better WI-FI/3G (H+) receptions,
overall good so far.
got it via Odin, there is a non-wipe version (your current data will not be deleted) on interent, just give it a search there are lots of sources.
Rgds & Have a good one ahead...
prashant, 01 Jan 2012happy new year to all...i am using samsung galaxy s phone since june 2009 and that time my frn... moreI do feel sorry for your bad experience, probably due to defective piece. We, all here are sure of getting best from our SGSII for years to come.
Try to be optimistic, at least for rest of the world around you.
Happy New year to All.
hello guys! is this phone can compete this year 2012 in this specs? and as we know this phone was released april 2011(i think), is this phone old for you guys?thanks!
itumi, 01 Jan 2012Set the brightness to automatic when outdoor.Thanks
happy new year to all...i am using samsung galaxy s phone since june 2009 and that time my frnd brought iphone 3gs. he can upgrade upto ios 5 but i can not go aka. i have awesome screen and good to watch movie and he has not but my in apps area...iphone is awesome. now in froya galaxy is hanging and apps not working properly it hanged but i did not see that iphone 3gs hanged .....great yaar.Kies is totally useless really most of us upgrading software via 3rd party not via kies is it right na??? what a great support from iphone and every upgrade he feels good as compaire to me, and i hanged with froya.....and in end of the story iphone is more stable and good software support and good apps always make interest in interest and very stable apps not like samsung. this is all story about my feel b/w samsung galaxy & 3gs. but same problem will come after some time with samsung galaxy s2...i am sure...500%.
mnemosyne29, 30 Dec 2011I suggest you look for the international version, I9100 because the two have different process... moreTQ for your reply mnemosyne29.. Are you using the I9100 version?? Do you have any suggestion where I can buy I9100 version outside Malaysia? Thanks.