People r so blinded on this forum, so let me enlighten u:
Galaxy S2 is a sorta a fail in my opinion actually or should i call it a midstop in a right direction:
1) First bad graphics choice. mali400 is much weaker than Power VR543 (so chances are this time iphone will have better graphics especially since it's software will be build specifically for it). If they go for mali t604 next year it will be roughly 20 times more powerfull (5 times mali400 core to core)
2) No 3D (not completely necessary at the moment since software needs to be optimized for it first, but certainly not future-proof).
3) Same cheap plastic iphone-like design (least make it something different for once, i like optimus 3D design for instance)
4) To take advantage of multicore and it's improved battery life u need Ice cream Sandwich (in ur face) which wouldn't be out now till Christmas and last time i checked Samsung doesn't have good update history and by THAT time u will hearing about quad-core phones being released shortly (just google- already a bunch of rumors about it). What gives the S2 speed at the moment is 1.2 GHz vs 1ghz from the last and EXT4 and other optimization of gingerbread with better drivers
Via twitter back a few month ago samsung was also considering about quad-core and 3d in their next phone, but i also found this topic about Eldar Murtazin which still exists next post.
As u see it also has some very interesting info about new screen technology and direction that Samsung is heading to, although i highly doubt about 6 month release table (it will most probably be carrier specific, aka galaxy S2 captivate with 4.5 inch screen, 2GHz dual-core, 4g etc for AT&T like Samsung infuse 4G, for Christmas), it certainly gives u an idea that this phone will be outdated within just few month. So whether u like it or not (or ignore my comment), just see for urself next year when u wasted money!
I certainly wouldn't spend 700 dollars on unlocked phone when a better one will be out in 6-10 month
NOW, many of u might say to me that this is either just rumors or that u can't catch up to technology, but this actually quite false.
First of all many of these rumors are originated from information leaked during prototype testing phases.
Second technology moves in steps.
For instance, while we will see quad-core phones next year (and no doubt about it, Sony NGP (not phone) will be first portable quad-core coming out by end of this year already), we will NOT see 8 core phones any time soon since cortex a9 only supports up to 4 cores and cortex a15 only up to 2 in a phone. Also how many laptops have 8 core CPU- most have stopped at 2 or 4.
we already witnessed how mega-pixel race has ended in 2009 since no phones since then went for 16mp or more. In fact Samsung galaxy s went back to 5 after developing 8mp camera phones (innov8 and i8910 HD) for 2 years.
Screens wouldn't go larger than 4.3 inch (otherwise wouldn't be portable), and 1080p video recording is as high as it can get, so in those things S2 maxes out already on what is possible. Also it's 1GB ram should hopefully be enough to run multiple apps this time although not as many as symbian. But it isn't perfect by any means.
Still if Samsung continue to push forward like in S2, their next phone will be maxed out in just about everything that the software will require.
After that it will mostly be smaller cpu architectural changes and while CPU may stay at 4, gpu can go up to 16 cores, however how much would u really need??
this is what i mean by software cause no developer will be willing to develop crysis 2 for phones and sell it for 10 bucks. power 543 is needed for Sony NGP more than anything else. (i still have Samsung i8910 and it can run all the games ur S2 can as long as it's out for Symbian^3)
this is a great one of my whole life. this handset is very lovely and smart touch.. i want buy.
[deleted post]yeah man...u read wat u wrote sumwhere n got blind n started cursin galaxy s ii..great
em, 11 May 2011hi there guys,
I have had the samsung galaxy s 2 for over a week now and I absoloutly love i... morecongrat my friend to have this phone..i really envy with u .and thanks for the review..in my country it not out yet.....sad.
i hv ipad-nokia e7-galaxy s1...hopping to upgrade galaxy s2 replace s1.....
cheer mate !!!!
em, 11 May 2011hi there guys,
I have had the samsung galaxy s 2 for over a week now and I absoloutly love i... moreHi EM,
Can you please tell me how is the ring volume and vibrator affect . I always travel in a bike so will it help . Please tell me .Cheers !!!
em, 11 May 2011hi there guys, I have had the samsung galaxy s 2 for over a week now and I absoloutly love i... moreCan you please tell us about picture,video,music quality...?Have you had eny lags or frezees with it?....
em, 11 May 2011hi there guys, I have had the samsung galaxy s 2 for over a week now and I absoloutly love i... moreHi EM, thanks for your useful comments. I have one on order and have been trying to find out if the facial recognition unlock feature using the front camera is included. This was demonstrated at MWC, but I have not seen it since. Thanks for your help.
[deleted post]"It's just an opinion,... it's true" Wtf does that even mean?
Relax man and make some sense. The back cover of SGSII is perfectly appropriate and the quality is also perfectly appropriate. If that is the deal breaker for you, you'll be missing out on all the greatness for something so silly. Good luck finding a better phone.
"Ohhhh I don't like the back cover" lol QQ more
hi there guys,
I have had the samsung galaxy s 2 for over a week now and I absoloutly love it. I had the iPhone 3gs for ages and didnt even consider upgrading to the 4 being as my only reasoning would be because of the apps. The screen quality is unreal if I'm honest nothing I have ever seen before with regards to quality and everything else it plays superfast and is good with games ad other applications on the internet it is fantastic and with its large screen you are able to browse easily. Its very touch reactive being very fast and responsive. With regards to battery life I was very impressed being used to the iPhones and having to charge them every night with out fail and the unknown applications going on in the background I was getting a bit fed up. I thought that with this phone it would be the same as it runs on a lot more. However I was completely wrong I charge my s2 once every 2 days which isn't a huge difference but its still a difference to most smartphones out there. The back cover that we keep hearing so much about is a bit plasticy but there's nothing wrong with it to be honest its perfectly fine and never comes off randomly and theres really nothing wrong with it.
If you have any questions comment me back and i'll tell you wat I think... having waited for this phone and seeibg new phones everyday im very pleased with it and I think its gunna take a lot to top it
hope this helps :)
[deleted post]If you are so bothered about G2 built quality you are free to choose from a variety of handsets! It's you right! Buy Arc,Atrix,or whatever you want! Just finish with this back cover thing already and let people who like G2 to share their opinions without interfering!
My video results,,non-stop 1080p video i recoreded on sgs2 itself,screen full brightness,,full volume through headfones,,wifi on and connected,,bluetooth on ,,2g (edge)twitter polling every 30 minutes plus email arriving as it happens (about 20emails).
Time was 5hrs 22 minutes.
Thats not bad since everytime i look at battery info the screen is the biggest power guzzler.
I am on my 6th charge/discharge cycle.I charged for 12 hrs on first charge the do 10 charge/discharge cycles then do what i want after that.
i got one of my 2 covers today,its a red silicon one which is good but not good for in/out jeans pocket days just jacket or shirt pocket days.The other one is a back case with built in stand.Oh i am usually bored with smartfone by day 5 but its day 8 and getting better and better.
AnonD-8044, 11 May 2011Still not bothered one bit, i am bored with back of fone.I dont even think about back of fone.... moreIf you have the phone would you mind giving it a full review...the speed of G2,picture and video quality,how long the battery lasts with heavy usage,music quality...have you encountered any lag or frezees......enything that find usefull to share....I'm tyred of reading page after page of fierce debates about a damn back cover!!! Thanks!
software problems with galaxy?try reboot if still not work contact manufacturer for solutions...
mark2jag, 11 May 2011If you intend on sending international text messages on this handset AND you are in the UK gi... moreThat sounds like your network provider has put a lock on the account r sim card.If i want to call overseas i inform my provider and get an international bolt on.
I am o2uk but would never ever deal with phones4u.I was stood looking in their window and the bloke come out and started questioning me on the street.They arte a high powered selling company and would not sell my nate it sim free eve tho he was prepared to pay the £530 sim free price,they wanted him to sign a 24 month contract.He walked away.
[deleted post]Whatever you say you don't seem to be able to express yourself well, more incoherent.
check out my favorite video of all time! just posted today by pritesh thanks pritesh.
My view are this as much as you keep promising to buy another phone you never will why you haven't used another moniker except SAMSUNG, even this phone is beyond you limits you will be window shopping NEVER BUYING never ever buying, never ever buying, never ever buying just making utterings.
This phone is extremely expensive and I think that Samsung have included functions you will definitely NOT need in my opinion based on 8 i/d & your comments.
Things I think you whoever you are today won't need
Conference call: for obvious reasons and similarly
call waiting: one of you can pick up
3g video call: see above
Camera function self timer:* 7 in shot one takes photo
GPS* all 8 can't be lost one can read a map surely
(* just 4U hint is at least one person)
also you may find that your "favourite contacts" and voice mail number BOTH connect you to voice mail.
This is my final response to you but to clarify, the date today is MAY 9th, I post under the name of April 12th, I thought I had better explain it just in case you had to be somewhere special and you know, well actually you don't.
lien, 11 May 2011can you give a review about battery lasting...how long it will stand when watch movie.. thanksdepends on the quqality of movie.............
mark2jag, 11 May 2011If you intend on sending international text messages on this handset AND you are in the UK gi... moreYou have provided really too little detail to say your comment is fair.
We don't know if you are recieving any error messages, whether or not you get a dial tone when you call the number, did you ask the person to whom you are trying to contact to send you a message?
All we get is can't send a international sms = SGS bad.
there are setting which tell you whether or not the SMS was sent.
So "not dissing" but also not fair
mark2jag, 11 May 2011If you intend on sending international text messages on this handset AND you are in the UK gi... moreim confused coz ur problem should be related to the network provider and not the handset.
If you intend on sending international text messages on this handset AND you are in the UK give the S2 a massive miss. I'm on my 2nd handset now. and neither of them would send international text messages. Samsung dont want to know, nor does the place I got them from (Phones4u, camberley). I'm not dissing the handset because if you can live without international text messaging then this phone is quite brilliant, however if you need international text messaging then it really isnt!!!!I'm just giving an honest appraisal of this phone and see no reason why my comments should not get posted......