I am an n8 user from 14 months and am planning to change the phone badly.I really am a big fan for this phone but i am in a dilemma about which one to buy My options are the Samsung galaxy hd lte or the galaxy s2.The HD lte looks like it s not released yet but from thegsm review it looks like there are connectivity issues.So my concern is wait for this phone or simply go for the S2 .I am from India and my other concern is would an lte phone work on the normal gsm carrier sim? please help!!
sushil864, 21 Dec 2011hi maxwell,after 2.3.4 battery backup resloved,mostly too many third party applications killin... moreOh I see. Is that little yellow spot that apepars when you use your camera a common issue to all 2.3.4 SGS2 users out there? I think 3rd party apps installed and running on my SGS2 is probably also the problem why my battery goes down fast. If there is any latest update for my SGS2 firmware I'll go with that and I hope I'll have to skip the 2.3.4 since I've been hearing rumors about that small spot showing on some shots from the cam or when caputuring a message using the cam. Thanks again!
i like everything on s2, but battery aroud 5 hour on heavey use, soo today i buy momax battery 2700 mah, 38 usd here in bangkok, lets see hope good resultes
i bought gs2 in few days i cant access gprs by sim card please suggest me
hi maxwell,after 2.3.4 battery backup resloved,mostly too many third party applications killing my battery backup in my phone but uninstalled some of them now
getting good backup,camera tiny spot appeared after using phone after 2 months of 2.3.4 update, will go to service centre tommorow n get to know latest development in this issue,but according to my best exprience it is software issue not hardware one as earlier there was no camera tiny spot issue,i have samsung omnia 8910 hd also its sound best in loudspeaker on but galaxy s2 loudspeaker sound low,headphone sound rocks,overall best of best mobile
sushil864, 21 Dec 2011i have 2.3.4 installed from samsung service centre,chandigarh after poor battery perfomance fr... moreHey, which means its just the 2.3.3 firmware ver the the only reason why the battery gets low so fast? I'm currently on 2.3.3 as well and my batter gets low fast and i haven't yet played any games nor used any apps yet. It heats up a little bit as well but i think its just natural. The thing is that I'm planning to upgrade it to the last firmware version that our country (Philippines) and my service centre can provide (I hope its 2.3.6) because I'm really hearing rumors about that small spot when taking pictures and if its really true.
i have 2.3.4 installed from samsung service centre,chandigarh after poor battery perfomance from original 2.3.3,now battery backup good,heating as usual and getting less volume during music playback,but now from last days i getting very tiny small spot in camera screen wen taking picture in dim light.
Hi guys iv had my gs2 4 at least 2weeks then my screen startrd to turn dimm or yellowish coulor on the left side of the screen and have now sent it in 3 times for fixing new screen same problem, even a new mother board still no change please help!!! I like the phone alot.
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2011Galaxy S2 or Xperia Arc? Design and User Interface wise. I don't mind about processor, came... moreI have had the Galaxy S2 for about 4 months now, recently I used the Xperia Arc and I can honestly say there's no comparison. The Xperia user interface is terrible. I'm not talking about the processor or gpu or any of that stuff.The user experience on the Xperia cant be compared with the S2. My brother got an HTC EVO 3d which still isn't as good as the S2 but is way better than the Xperia.
Raul Pockdler, 21 Dec 2011No issues with that buddy.. It's got one hell of a CPU & unlike PC's & Laptops it does... moreOh and mate, follow up.
Yup you're absolutely correct. Mine's 2.3.3 (the default firmware ver when I got it out of the box from a samsung store yesterday). I wonder if that offical version is available here in our country (philippines)? It's my 1st time in updating the fw of my phone. I think I'll just consult my phone's service center hahaha! XD
just got my gs2 and played it for about 4hrs non stop, it didnt get heat up, a little warm but never heated up, and no yellow tint nor pink spot on the camera, im so glad it didnt had any defects at all wew.
Raul Pockdler, 21 Dec 2011No issues with that buddy.. It's got one hell of a CPU & unlike PC's & Laptops it does... moreThanks a lot mate! Whew! I saw a reply for someone that I have to replace my phone due to being a defect unit but it seems that I rather believe on what you say rather than his comment. It heats up a little bit but this is just my 2nd android phone (my 1st was a sony xperia x10 mini pro just so you know) and my 1st one doesn't heat up even a little bit (well sometimes). Probably its because I ain't using it a lot especially for playing android games or any apps (because I didn't had any intalled on my x10 mini pro)
Moving forward, I got really worried. I'm quite a paranoid when it comes to phones. I'm a certified OC (obsessive compulsive) which means I really ain't feeling comfortable when something's new to me (the feeling of my sgs2 getting a little bit of warm due to some changes in my settings)
Sorry for being so talkative, just so you know it heats up a little bit near the camera area on the back. Is it due to the high speed processing of the phone and since it doesn't have a cooling fan like a pc it heats up? Cheers cheers!
Raul Pockdler, 21 Dec 2011I don't understand why you people are still stuck on 2.3.3!!
I'm on 2.3.7, and like you guys ... moreFyi, there is NO 2.3.7 officially released by Google. You are using Cyanogen Mod 7.1, which is said to have 2.3.7.
It's an ASOP based ROM, many people won't like it, including me.
Alok, 20 Dec 2011Guys i need a Solution. whenever i download SPB Shell 3D from the 4shared.com it launches exac... moreYou need to sacrifice your Google Apps for having that app. Market detects that you have a unpaid cracked version. so it will unstal automatically. All you need to do is . Switch off the background data in Accounts and sync settings. This will make you phone not to communicate with google apps. remember you can't use gmail app, Yahoo messenger, Market after you disable the background , But i still use the alternatives for IM i use ebuddy, gmail ..not a worry configure with email application (this works without background data) also saves you lot of battery.
Dorian, 21 Dec 2011But, not better VIDEO camera...Yeah.. You got that right man.
But what I was saying is that camera is the only department where N8 can be ahead.
Galaxy SII is just beyond compare in terms of OS, GUI & Usability.
In short, Galaxy SII is the best handset on offer in the market today!
Raul Pockdler, 21 Dec 2011N8 just got a better camera.. For everything else, the Galaxy SII is beyond compare!But, not better VIDEO camera...
It is best of best i ever seen in mobile.... the performance is really outstanding.... video streaming are all really great....