I have got a GT-9100 and a couple of weeks ago my bro got GT-I9100G. I ordered it for my bro from Indian Online shopping website flipkart.com. So,we got the product and after we started comparing the firmware version I saw the GT-I9100G I immediately googled it. Some website had bench-marked the both versions and their conclusion was I9100G is the inferior to I9100. I felt kinda ashamed and my bro kicked my arse. Finally I thought let's do some testing. I bench-marked both versions and found that the results are actually quite similar. Processor on I9100 always runs on full throttle all the time i.e 1.2GHz while on GT19100 it's improved. it actually scales on 300MHz 600MHz 800MHz MHz and finally MHz(1.2GHz) it shifts to these frequencies according to the processing load, thereby saving your precious battery. About the GPU:
I9100 houses a ARM Mali400 while I9100G houses a POWERVRSGX 540 (same as in LG Optimus 3D). Actually the chipset on I9100G is the same as Optimus 3D. Here in the GPU portion it is of course lags bit behind ARM's Maali400. But it's more programmer friendly and has high compatibility with apps than Samsung's Exynos Chipset which require apps specifically to be made for it.
PowerVR540 is ofcourse an antique if compared to Maali400. Maali400 is a beast. but has its limitations as well. (high power dissipation)
Now the theory is over. I Antutu Bench-marked both versions and I was amazed to see I9100G scored 6200 points when running on full throttle GHz while my I9100 scored only 5838 points (actually scores vary each time I benchmark them lol it's kinda funny).
Finally my conclusion is both versions have pros and cons.
My I9100 during peak load time for example gaming it almost becomes untouchable (nearly melts lol kidding) but it becomes hot as hell.
My bro's I9100G never becomes hot even when playing high quality games.
Battery on my I9100 40% less as compared to my bro's I9100G.
Rest the display and other specs are same. I think Samsung has improved their new version of Galaxy SII.
Finally my bro is happy with me :)
About Ice Cream Sandwich Update It will be released simultaneously for both the versions I believe Samsung will never disappoint it's customers huh?
Don't believe in RUMORS. Test your devices yourself.
These RUMORS are just business games played by rivals of SAMSUNG.
Anxiously Waiting for Official ICS Release
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2012It hangs up while playing songs... I have been using it fr the past two weeks..Hey..i'm also having hangs in music player and i want to replace my fone with original one. PLEASE help me on this
It hangs up while playing songs... I have been using it fr the past two weeks..
bros i have bought s2 g version i wanna replace it for non g version but the problem is that has been using it for almost an month. can i replace it. i feel like i have been cheated.
Dart2012, 14 Feb 2012guys please help me:( i already mail for samsung support they ask me take my phone back to whe... morePlease be very aggressive guys and be very stubborn .dnt listen to dem keep calling dem go to d store complain dem.finaly dey will say dat dey will replace or return our money back but dnt wait ask dem proof in writing take all d names and note dem down harrass dem as dey have dne to u.
I have got a i9100 but overall had a great tortre and spent 1000.
guys please help me:( i already mail for samsung support they ask me take my phone back to where i buy it bla bla bal...what should i do now?please someone help me and teach me..
abhinandanbr, 02 Feb 2012dude..im stuck..no reply from samsung till now..what should i do:(..id emailed then..but the l... morehey i got a call frm samsung by mailing them 3 /4 times ...they said theyll replace it at a nearby service center bt i got this fone frm the mobile store what now??
coolsamster, 12 Feb 2012bro keep mailing to Samsung India customer support(firstname.lastname@example.org) !they will say i... moreok thanks..but wheni buy it the box there write GT-I9100G if like also still can change it right?
coolsamster, 12 Feb 2012bro keep mailing to Samsung India customer support(email@example.com) !they will say i... moreim from asia i also got the G version S2 but i buy it from mobile shop not samsung center so can i change it to non G version?pls reply me fast thanks..
J24, 12 Feb 2012i wanna replace g version with the original version?what are the steps?will i get it for free?... morebro keep mailing to Samsung India customer support(firstname.lastname@example.org) !they will say i9100g is new version ..bla bla...after that they wont respond... mail them again by saying you gonna sue them ..they will give u call and say if u agree we could replace i9100g with i9100 ..say yes ..they will say ur phone will be replaced with in 10 days !! and yes it is free :)
i wanna replace g version with the original version?what are the steps?will i get it for free?i live in mumbai,india.please reply to this comment.i dont know what to do.please
is it similar to I9100 GALAXY S II?will both the phones get upgraded to android 4.0 ICS?the battery life of 19100g galaxy SII is questionable.Please reply,i am getting a bit worried.
coolsamster, 11 Feb 2012hey i got my phone in tirupur..and iam in chennai now!will they replace phone in chennai or i ... morebro u have to go to tirupur nly....as samsung will send ur device to that place nly from the particular shop u have purchased ur set.......so go there nly..
Hi, I got this reply from Samsung :-
Thank you for becoming a patron of Samsung product.
Agents Comment :
As per the mentioned query of Samsung mobile model GT-I9100G(Galaxy S II), let us inform you that it’s have no specification difference. There is only change i.e. chipset. Gt-i9100 G has texus chipset with same clock speed, so we request to you don’t believe in any unofficial web site and blog.
And as we are from Samsung technical support team, we have official confirmation that the model GT-I9100 has already discontinued.
Regds, Pradeep Kolkata
awesome very good execellent phone in the world thanks samsung to launching this phone i am pround of this phone samsung galaxy s2
nipun macho, 11 Feb 2012bro , they will call u again and from where u have purchased the device they will send origina... morehey i got my phone in tirupur..and iam in chennai now!will they replace phone in chennai or i should go back and get it replaced ??