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Absolutely fantastic. 10/10. I looked long and hard for a leading smartphone (iphone 4s, Sony's Ray and Arc and the S version, HTCs and the Droids) and this kept coming out top on all the Youtube and phone website reviews. The speed is excellent and unflappable no matter how many things are open, downloading, synching. The resolution is fantastic: crisp, bright, fast and responsive screen. The keyboard is both Qwerty and 1-9 traditional and is very intuitive and easy to correct autocorrect (unlike an iPhone). The apps are endless, of course, but the functionality as standard is great - Samsung have thought this through and added integration to email, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, all sorts and their own hub containing apps and add ons. It synchs seamlessly to a PC via Kies Air (wired or wireless). It is SO light and surprisingly easy to hold and pocket, given how it is a few mm taller and wider than most. The camera and video are very good, with geotagging etc. Plus it links easily to my TV so I am happy as a pig in S**T :D

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  • 2012-01-07 16:58
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will this phone get ics???

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  • 2012-01-07 13:13
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> In reply to danni @ 2012-01-06 20:20 from iwpE - click to readjust go to android market on ur phone or click on samsung apps on ur phone ,,, where u get lots of apps to download ,,, free as well as paid apps

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  • 2012-01-07 12:44
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Guys....I could you tell me how to install apps & software to the phone please .....
If any one knows the sol plz help me.
Thank u

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  • 2012-01-06 20:20
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hi guys,,, anyone can help me my samsung s2 was suffered fast battery drain in 1 day,anyone can give me a alternative ways to minimize battery comsumption,im only using for net surfing and very minimal games using...pls,,share some ideas...thanks

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  • 2012-01-06 20:20
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im having poor battery timing my galaxy s2 19100g cnt last more than a day and if i use wifi it lasts only for half day is everyone experiencing this problem

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  • 2012-01-06 09:34
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feel cheated by samsung regarding so call s2, this is my last samsung phone...

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  • 2012-01-06 08:52
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> In reply to ray1522 @ 2012-01-02 08:42 from tVqQ - click to readNope , This isn't the phone of the year for 2011, It's a totally different phone with the external shell of the SGSII. The phone of the year is the SGSII i9100 international(EXYNOS). What this is , is just a phone that has been watered down to make it affordable (Asia only) and just happens to use the SGSII look to fool people into thinking it's a different phone (Marketing)

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  • 2012-01-05 18:24
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> In reply to pi3ori @ 2012-01-04 15:28 from IVy} - click to readNope, Not same processor at all, It's a Ti Omap 4430 at 1.2ghz, It's about 20-30% slower then a Exynos CPU core. The PowerVR 540 CPU is around 50% speed of the Exynos GPU. Since it uses a totally different platform to the international i9100 there will be little to no dev support for this device much like the SGS 9003 SL (only a FEW stock modded roms after months and no ASOP/CM7/MIUI roms)

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  • 2012-01-05 18:20
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> In reply to J P @ 2011-12-27 07:56 from uBW8 - click to readYour link to OMAP4430 benchmark vs Exynos is WAY out of date! That was benchmarked a DAY after WMC 2011 on Feb 14 when the Exynos SGSII was a demo pre production model with little to no drive optimization. If you want the latest benchmarks the SGSII Exynos blows everything away and currently is the FASTEST GPU/CPU combo on for ANY Android device. So stop using a WAY out of date benchmark for the SGSII Exynos. Here are the current ones : http://www.anandtech.com/show/...redefined/17

Also the SGSII Exynos is fps locked to 60FPS

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  • 2012-01-05 18:14
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Guys, You need to remember this is NOT the SGSII 9100 International, It uses a totally different chipset (TI OMAP4430) Which means there's little support for roms or even devs. Much like the SGS 9003 SL this is the budget model for developing countries(Little to no dev either). So make sure you know what you are getting yourself into and don't expect this to be the 2011 phone of the year (SGSII Exynos). This is just a watered down device that just looks like the SGSII made for certain Asian markets (To be affordable)

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  • 2012-01-05 11:48
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-21 11:58 from upqF - click to readI'm experiencing this too. The YouTube app would suffice but it's kind of embarrassing when my old Galaxy S can play YouTube videos but not this beastly phone.

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  • 2012-01-04 15:30
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I've owned this phone for two weeks now, aside from Flash crashing on YouTube videos, I'm very satisfied with the phone. Photo and video quality are impressive and it's no slouch in terms of performance. I've went through the comments and Flash crashing on YT videos is not uncommon.

It still has the same processor as the GT-I9100 but the G model has a different GPU which is less powerful than the ARM Mali in the 9100 but still offers decent 3D performance. I really hope the Flash bug will be rectified in the ICS update.

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  • 2012-01-04 15:28
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> In reply to Bryce @ 2012-01-03 06:40 from NaD} - click to readGet the SGSII, BlackBerries are worthless now.

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  • 2012-01-04 15:14
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guys just wait for ICS.All the problems would be solved

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  • 2012-01-04 12:30
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why galaxy S II I9100G is more pricey than galaxy S II skyrocket though skyrocket having better battery life?

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  • 2012-01-03 20:18
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Put custom ROM on the phone and it will be awesome...

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  • 2012-01-03 12:11
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> In reply to vishal chowdary @ 2011-12-27 05:55 from fCUF - click to readgo to dial *#7284#, than under usb select modem than select modem than select pda, if should work...

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  • 2012-01-03 11:41
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Guys, is it really this bad? I know these are 2 totally diff types of phones, but this or the BB Torch 9810? Thanks

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  • 2012-01-03 06:40
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Ultimate set for2011 but somtime v use golawcher its cant show many appli.

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  • 2012-01-03 06:02
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