Ive had this phone for about 1 week now, got it at phones 4u on an 18 month orange contract, and this phone is truly amazing!!! everything is so fast and there is NO lag whatsoever. internet pages load up in seconds and i can play flash videos fluently from websites, its surprisingly incredibly light aswell with all the features it has, and the super amoled plus screen is beautiful to look at. this is my first android phone (i had a samsung omnia HD before this) and i cant believe how much i missed out when it comes to android apps!! ive been on it for hours and hours everyday since i got it and the battery lasts me around 1 day before a full recharge - and this is using it for taking pics, listening to music, on the internet, constantly on the app store, making and recieving phone calls, texting, etc.... i reckon once ive settled down with the phone, i would get a good day and a half out of it before i have to charge it. a great phone and im very happy i got this, i was going to get the xperia Arc, but ive known about the galaxy s2 for a while so i waited for this and im not dissapointed!
i have this phone and its amazing, hardware n software wise its very good, my only concern is its so hot charging and using it, man the heat is not normal, my iphone 4 get warm when i charge it and nvr get hot when i use it especially when i make a long call conversation the S2 gets very hot cant hardly put in ur cheek wen ur using..other than that very good phone...
note:if this heat doesnt subside it can burn maybe the screent..
Smat, 06 May 2011The back cover is not great I admit but after having the phone for 4 days I forgot about it an... more
"If you wonder why the back panel is made of plastic the answer is simple. When you actively use the phone (watch video, download or transfer large files) it significantly heats up. If the back panel were metal you would not be able to touch the phone – it would be burning. The cellular structure of the plastic has its purpose – it is a passive radiator. Though it cannot stop the phone from heating up, it does not burn but you feel the heat. The hottest spot is around the camera."
samsung phones are designed by apple.so next model of the iphone should be different from their previous model.apple cant follow their treditional model coz its a familiar design to everyone(familiar by samsung).
i luv the phone,except the colour satauration on the display,and ui isnt that beautiful,although it is high speed in performance.gud phone.and i dont like the back side of the phone,though the front side is a copy from iphone,it looks beautiful.
romeo, 07 May 2011Hey guys I used the phone last night and the only word comes to my mind is AMAZINGG!!!!! Th... morehei friend,u really hate iphone.then how u could love this samsung models.bcoz it is the perfect copy of iphone.but the back side of the phone is cheep looking.
its been a week SGS2,iphone 4 white,optimus 3d,Xperia arc,optimus 3d.comes to Nepal....guess what in cheap price... only 45000-50000 Nepali rupee..
and today iam going to buy SGS2...
When Samsung Galaxy S2 ever be coming to Singapore?
Boring Samsung Singapore, everytime so slow in launching.
I got it for two days. it's the best android phone atm. good camera, great call quality, very fast ui... so far everything is great!!
Smat, 06 May 2011The back cover is not great I admit but after having the phone for 4 days I forgot about it an... moreKind Sir your are a 10%er ...what does that mean?? you are part of the 10% of people here who have common sense..but sadly you watch in about a day or two someone else will be saying "it has the cheap plastic back" That would equate not buying the Bugatti Veyron because the seats are not leather. But the explation you gave is on point.
Hey guys I used the phone last night and the only word comes to my mind is AMAZINGG!!!!!
The phone is real fast and doesn't lag at all. camera is pretty cool at night as well. I could clearly see the faces in the pic.. 8MP is pretty much similar to the camera of Desire HD, but when to comes to focus and other multiple camera options, Galaxy SII camera is a like a F1 car.
Firefox works brilliantly on Android 2.3 and the flash player is quite responsive and gives you options to select the quality of display you want.
I used to hate Iphone-4.. now I hate it more!!!
Galaxy s 2, will change the way you use the phone..
A Diff experience
sammy s2, 06 May 2011guys, today I went to phone 4u and hold the actual phone in my hand and played with it, every... moreI don't reallly care how the back looks or how slim it is. I will probably only take it off the first time i insert the battery. I have seen the unboxing videos and they say that it fits perfectly and there is no movement, so that is good enough for me. I used to have the Samsung wave and being in a metal body the phone would heat up very quickly, I think they have used this plastic back to disperse heat better that a metal case would. peace out.
please read below mentioned comment any let me know is this true what i noticed ?
after little research abt uk version and Korean one..i found tht back side of korean is not as same as uk version....battery attachment is on opposite side and in korea version sd card slot is not noticeable and little bit thicker thn uk one tht is 8.89 mm include nfc as well
sammy s2, 06 May 2011guys, today I went to phone 4u and hold the actual phone in my hand and played with it, every... moreThe back cover is not great I admit but after having the phone for 4 days I forgot about it and appreciated the positives. I now have a gel case which covers it (and gives phone added weight which is welcome) anyway its not as if the back cover will be removed too often so its not an issue. Just because something is made of plastic does not indicate that a product is of inferior quality. Its possible that Samsung chose a plastic cover to keep it light and slim and also to help with heat dissipation as its a powerful phone. I truly hope that people don't base their buying decisions on the back cover alone as they really would be missing out big time! Peace
I'm pleased to say I've had a week with both this and the Optimux 2X and that was long enough to decide which one I prefer.
To begin with, in my opinion, the O2X is built better of the two. Neither are going to win any quality awards (for that I still think the iPhone 4 sets the bar) but as a modern, well screwed together handset the O2X takes it. Unfortunately that's where LG's superiority ends. Samsung's UI feels faster, smoother and more polished. The weight is good (a bit light for me in fact), the screen is delicious and the power saving is vastly superior.
Power saving may be down to Android 2.3 (The LG ships with 2.2 with an upgrade due later) but the reason I returned the LG is that in work where reception varies between patchy and nothing, but where I can't switch to aircraft mode as I need to see the few texts that make it through, it would get worryingly hot as it tried in vain to lock on to a signal. This would not only suck the life out of the battery it would also eventually leave the handset with no network connection even when I moved into a good signal area and it would stay like that until I rebooted. Not sure if hardware or software was shutting the radio off? Add to this the occasional software freezes and two hard lock-ups and it was clear this piece of stunning hardware wasn't ready for the big time (yet). 2.3 might make it all sing but I didn't want to take that chance.
The G2S however behaves impeccably in the same situatuion (as did my iPhone 4) with no unexpected heating and no obvious battery drain either.
As for the flimsy back, if you're forever changing your memory card it might be an issue but for regular users I doubt it'd be a big deal. I'd imagine it's not too expensive to replace if it did break anyway. In fact think yourself lucky you can get into the back.
If you can get over the hype (I never deliberately look at my phone from accute angles or invite groups round to watch films, have never missed a train because my phone lagged by a few milliseconds and never pulled a muscle carrying a handset that weighed 20g more than another) then I think the Galaxy S2 is probably the best out there at this precise moment, but as we all know we'll be wanting something else in 3 months time. Excellent phone, not a new messiah.