Can anyone tell me how to verify before buying if a particular Galaxy S2 has built in NFC chip? Will it say on the box? usually sellers have sealed package.Do I have to remove the battery cover for physical evidence or literally measure the thickness? Also, how to verify the variants of LCD/AMOLED and CPUs?
I'll greatly appreciate if anyone has any info on this, it's my major concern. I hate it when I pay top dollars and find that my boss or colleague has the same phone with better cpu and extra feature.
Cheers in advance.
AnonD-367, 29 Apr 2011Why the VOTING RESULTS of this great phone is lower then Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc ?because some se fans keeps on voting 10/10 for se phone. Thats why arc scores higher than S2
So i got my GS2 yesterday and have pretty much spent all night playing with it, the screen is HUGE but looks great, its so vibrant! So far it has surpassed all the expectations i had for it, and they were very high to begin with! At this point i am one happy chappy, thanks samsung for creating a masterpiece :)
Thanks Kyle but I will upload mine nonetheless and compare it to the iPhone4.
Unfortunately mine is locked and had to pay £400. I had ample time to play with GS2 and had no issues, I even downloaded a few games and there is absolutely no lag and the gps works perfectly. I however discovered you can mute all sound by turning the phone face down!!! The one available in the UK boasts with Exynos chip and the SAMOLED Plus display if anyone was wondering.
@Smat @Bing Google
I have left another reply but it has not yet been posted but it explained some things.I am with o2 and voda was the jist of things.
Andrew someone beat you too it.
philm, 29 Apr 2011It will cost about a tenner to get it unlocked.I have had many o2 fones and some are locked so... moreThank u philm and Bing Google for clarifying the O2 situation with locked Galaxy s2, I will pay the extra and get mine sim free as still under contract with Vodafone. Hopefully most of the stores like carphone warehouse will have the stock after bank holidays. Cheers
AnonD-5093, 28 Apr 2011Does any 1 know wen galaxy s 2 releasing in UAE (middle east) In UAE 2 May 2011
Bing Google, 29 Apr 2011Still fishing and chess caught nothing yet maybe I should try a rook as bait, well just lookin... moreI was replying to another post as i am with o2 and do not need an unlock.I also did not have to pay 10 top up as i put in my o2 number when signing in and they did not charge me.
Over at modaco is were all the unlocking is done i have never had a fone unlocked i dont think.I had sgs on o2 and was using darkys custom roms BUT the o2 lock stayed in place.I do have vodafone three and t-mobile sims lying around with a few quid on for test purposes.I should get mine wednesday i suppose as monday is bank holoiday here in uk.
philm, 29 Apr 2011It will cost about a tenner to get it unlocked.I have had many o2 fones and some are locked so... moreStill fishing and chess caught nothing yet maybe I should try a rook as bait, well just looking forward to Andrews unboxing video 1st 'verifiable' I hope it clears up on whats in the box HDMI cable. Events change then revert timed @ 12:34 Friday 29042011. re 02 only, per 02 and confirmed only available online NOT in stores. It is locked to O2 £400 & £10 top up payg, delivery ? Networks price their phone keenly in order to attract customers, priced well under 'pre-order' price.You have to switch to O2 as this is a premium phone and is locked for that very purpose. I expect ALL the networks will lock their I9100. Fyi the I9000 Galaxy only became unlockable 2 months ago 8 months after release, whether or not the SGSII will EVER be unlocked only time will tell. There are also 2 other factors to consider any 'network branding' STAYS, ie shortcuts put in GNDN Go Nowhere Do Nothing after, You will find any 'alterations' may render the warranty void ANY problems, even non related, you pay tampering!
Andrew, 29 Apr 2011Finally got my GS2 this morning, will post a unboxing on youtube tonight. Still getting used t... moreDid you get the Tegra 2 chip set or the Exynos chip set? So disappointing Samsung decided to use Tegra 2 for some launches.
McNeal, 29 Apr 2011Hi all, I have a few questions on my mind regarding SGSII as im going to buy it: 1. when... moreOn Q3 you cannot generalize technology that way. If two mobiles were using Super AMOLED you would still have to compare the battery lives as they will probably be different. I do not know the answer, but compare the battery lives through reviews preferably if both phones were reviewed by the same person.
I have a few questions on my mind regarding SGSII as im going to buy it:
1. when it will be released in europe; belgium?
2. Could i find an unlocked sgsII?
3. Im going to buy SGSII rather than HTC Incredible S as SGSII has Super Amoled tech and so it cause less power consumption longer charge is this right?
thanks in advance
No doubt This gonna be the best Phone of the year, Unbeatable specs, what else can u expect from ur phone it has got everything from Super Amoled plus Screen, 4.3" display, 8MP shooter, true HD video,High quality sound USB on the Go. I guess The best specs are here, Just Waiting for the prices to drop to an attainable range. Desperate for the the phone to be available in INDIA
AnonD-5093, 28 Apr 2011Does any 1 know wen galaxy s 2 releasing in UAE (middle east) http://samsunggalaxys2review.org/samsung-galaxy-s2-release-dates
Can't wait for this to be released. Was just about to spend some serious coin on the Desire HD, now however I think i'll hold back for the Galaxy S II.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2011I want to get it on o2 aswell at that price its a bargain. Do you know if its unlocked so u ca... moreIt will cost about a tenner to get it unlocked.I have had many o2 fones and some are locked some are not.I had a tesco wave that was unlocked but my tesco nokia n8 was locked.AFAIK "but could not promise" all fones from o2 ive had have been unlockable.
dave, 29 Apr 2011please comment on battery lifeI haven't gave the battery a proper test as I need to run it flat and give it a full recharge, will let you know when I do.
There is only one con for me in the GS2 so far, I would've loved the Samsung logo to be on the back as it makes the screen appear a bit smaller.