Oh man, I got converted to AMOLEDs when I saw my friend have this one! You'll know the difference of LCDs against LEDs back then. Ever since I got into the Samsung "ecosystem" too lop
This was my first Android phone and it got me hooked thereafter on Samsung phones. After the Galaxy S5 arrived I switched(within 5 months out of disliking it)to the Galaxy Note 4. I've bought Galaxy Note phones ever since.
The S2 isn't a great phone because the UI slow response.
The back cover protrude at it bottom weird for grip.
The audio quality is cheap just like the recently China phones.
The build quality not sturdy enough. It doesn't have water-resistant, leaving a lot of dust in the speaker hole.
The dimensions is chubby not really well for one hand usage.
But it has removable battery, that's not a selling point.
Great flashback I remember how hot it was the cpu most of the time but the screen was superb and also best phone for hacking
Yeah, i have S2 back in the days and it was a superb phone. It was my first samsung smartphone.
I still remember it. Galaxy S II was everything that Samsung today isn't.
S II was what Huawei is now. Unfortunately the biggest economy in the World USA does the best to suppress Huawei's ahead-of-others-tech and if you think only in the Camera department they are ahead, you know nothing really. No government will ban them for camera tech only. They are way ahead, and, if 2019 they weren't ban, and forever because now they will do their mobile services, they would be no.1 already. Real exciting company. Samsung is no exciting anymore. Predictable. S II was nothing of predictable. Came out of space. Last 5 years nothing from Samsung came out of space. And some Huawei models did come out of space. Many phones still cannot compete with for example mate20pro - october 2018 model. That's 16 month old model which in mobile sector equals 3 years
Last samsung phone with no flicker amoled. I enjoyed it very much, and after that i get eyestrain with flicker S4, Note 4.... and then i gave up amoled phones for IPS one. Miss the punchy colours and deep blacks of amoled, but my eyes are thankfull for no flicker phones.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2020I wish Samsung would go back to the square design looks much more neat and premium Well, note series still have those design elements.. If you look closely, there was a bit of different in design language between galaxy S lineup(more rounded) and galaxy note lineup (a bit square & boxy).
sadh, 16 Feb 2020The time when Samsung's display was burning your eyes. So vivid so it hurts our eyes.This is a reason I moved to amoled and never look back. It was game changer from dull lcd screens we had back in the days
I remember thinking the S2 was HUGE! Great phone, very similar build and grip to the Note 4, Samsung's best Note ever from an ergonomics angle - no curved screen either. I have a Note 9. And although it's superb, I wish I didn't have to case it. I do like a nice grippy plastic back.
Ah, the good old days!
Still have it, works now as a GPS tracking device in my car. Feels unnervingly light and small now, I have a "What, I really used a screen so small???" feeling! :D
It's funny, this phone was the cornerstone of why I disliked Samsung. I remember hating this phone. Constantly crashes, and after a few months of usage there was a noticeable slowdown as well as bigger drain on battery. I remember switching over to Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and was so much happier with the software stability and felt like a superior phone despite inferior hardware. Also the Motorola Defy was pretty awesome too and way more stable than Samsungs TouchWiz
Yeah i got one when it first came out after my samsung captivate. and one of the best phones I've had
For Some reason, I preferred the way phone used to look back then!
It was kinda comfortable. (Not denying the fact that consuming content on a larger display more fun though)
This phone is one of Samsung's most prized models. Had the privilege to own from 2012 to almost 2015/2016 before I had to give it away as the GPS could not get locked onto any satellite. Used it as a rooted device for almost 2 years. Would have kept it as a GPS device for the car if it had not given up. We really miss standout devices like these in today's world.
One of my favorite phone.... I bought it in 2012 and still working smoothly.... 😘😘
Thank you for the Greatest Flashback ever !
Dear GSMArena, please do continue with this huge,
tremendous work and give us the pleasure to read
also in detail about the other big Galaxy families of
S III, S 4 and S 5 ! Let us remember the great times of
the small BIG phones ! Hope one day Samsung will
resurrect them, just with faster and bigger chipsets
and memory ...
And we will be let out, free of the glass menagerie ...