Going to buy it today and wanted to ask yourl whether their is any common problem in the phone which i should check before buying(any screen probs like n8)....the price is 700$ with 1 year warranty and 600$ without warranty which one should i go for(does s2 gets problems very often)
yah turn this all off and uve got a normal phone lol, useless as a smartphone..
How to increase Samsung Galaxy S2 battery life?
Reduce display brightness
Samsung Galaxy S2 Super AMOLED Plus is the biggest battery life eater of all. By disable Automatic brightness and set it to the lowest level will improve battery life a lot.
Remove unused widget
The more widget you have, the more battery life will be eaten especially those widgets that use data connection and auto sync based on schedule. Therefore, only keep those widgets that you really need.
Poor signal decrease battery life
Phone will use more power to increase signal strength. Always make sure that your phone has a good signal reception. Switch to 2G if 3G connection signal is poor at your area.
Turn off 3G data connection, use Wi-Fi
Always gets connected with Wi-Fi when available. 3G data connection eats more battery compare to Wi-Fi connection. Turn off both of them when not needed.
Disable / reduce auto-sync
Data connection eats battery life. Disable or reduce background scheduled auto-sync applications like Gmail, Twitter. And reduce the frequency of auto-sync will also help to improve battery life too.
Turn off Bluetooth, GPS
If you donít use Bluetooth or GPS, turn them off. Only turn on them when needed.
Turn off motion sensor
If you donít use Samsung Galaxy S2 Motion features like turn over, tilt, panning and double tap, turn them off. Or just enable those you are using only.
Turn off new Samsung Apps notification
For those who donít use Samsung applications like me, you can turn off new Samsung Apps notification. (Settings Ė Application Ė Samsung Apps Ė Off).
Use solid black static wallpaper
Samsung Galaxy S2 Super AMOLED Plus uses less power on solid black wallpaper because (almost) no backlight is output. And try not to use beautiful live wallpaper. Why? Lovely animation costs you ~ CPU power == battery life.
Fully close application that not use
SGS2 is a great multitasking machine. But by letting lot of applications running at background actually increase battery usage because they still require CPU processing. So fully close those applications that not needed.
Undervolt and underclock CPU
Besides display, SGS2 CPU is the second biggest battery life eater. If you donít need 1.2GHz processing power, underclock and undervolt it with SetCPU for Root Users.( Not Recomended from y side)
Freeze unused bundle applications
You can freeze Samsung bundle software like Social Hub, Email, Maps if you donít need them with Bloat Freezer or Titanium Backup Pro. Why? They are running as service even you are not using them at all.
Use latest leaked official firmware ( Not Recomended from my side)
Use custom firmware
Custom firmware has lot of optimizations, tweaks to improve performance, battery life and user experience. Do try it if you can. ~ Top Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2
SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 consumed less battery if you will consider the following features.
With a screen size of 4.3 inches and with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.3 version sported with a powerful 1 GB of RAM along with the Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Orion chip set, none other than the mighty SAMSUNG Galaxy S II I9100 is the king of mobile handsets even if compared with the most loved Apple iPhone 4. Also, this phone has a host of other features which makes this phone a perfect stand out when compared with other phones, be it LG Optimus 2x or even the Apple series of phones. Adding to the list of capabilities, this phone also comes with the super 8MP camera for clicking the super perfect images and also a 2MP camera in the front for the video calling makes this phone the truly powerful phone.And crispy clear 1080p video recording.Even that its consumed less battery as compared to other smartphones with less feastures.
anis, 08 Nov 2011can any body tell me plz this phone as FM transmission or not?no there isn't any FM transmitter you can have FM receiver
I used GS1, wave and many other samsung devices but not satisfied.
Now from last 8 months I have iPhone 4 and it really satisfies myself. A real balanced phone. Good work Apple.
love859, 09 Nov 2011Galaxy S2 have no FM this is bakvas phone not capabe for new market software like live wallpap... moreDear Mr.Love859,
I am wounder about the knowledge of mobile technology that you have.... S2 has very strong FM transmitter,S2 is far above than your thoughts.Regards
AnonD-29631, 09 Nov 2011Does this phone has inbuilt bar code scanner? Please let me knowNo it doesn't, for the reason that not so many people will use that.
But it is an option that you can download free from the Android market.
love859, 09 Nov 2011Galaxy S2 have no FM this is bakvas phone not capabe for new market software like live wallpap... moreOMG, man you got a replica S2 version. Samsung Galaxy S2 is far above than your vision regarding mobile technology. are you blind? that you not viewing 93% daily intersest.
Unfortunately LCD screen of my SGS2 has been broken. So, the screen is black now, touch screen is working.
I need original SGS2 LCD scrren, can anybody suggest?
I found http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Replacement-Digitizer-Assembly/dp/B005F5DSG8/ref=sr_1_8?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1320776630&sr=1-8 in Amazon.
AnonD-29624, 09 Nov 2011dis fone have a fm transmitterSorry ............ this phone doesn't have FM transmitter.
Compare to iPhone 4S this Samsung Galaxy SII is much more stronger. I really admire Samsung from making this high end mobile phone.
You can watch the droptest here:
Witness how GSII survived the drop test compare to iPhone 4S :)
love859, 09 Nov 2011Galaxy S2 have no FM this is bakvas phone not capabe for new market software like live wallpap... moreI beg to disagree! This phone supports live wallpaper.
It can support ocean weather live wallpaper and reflects the current weather.
I use Koi Free live wallpaper with fishes swimming and feed them by tapping the screen.
I have been using this phone for more than three months!
It can support lots of apps, maybe it is the opposite you are talking about!!!
SGS2 is the best phone of the year!
Galaxy S2 have no FM this is bakvas phone not capabe for new market software like live wallpaper ocean waves also not fit for this phone & much more application old galaxy S is more than best
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2011can you tell me about LG 3D phone??????..... u should have some commensensceThis is the Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II page, go to LG 3D phone page if you want to know more about that phone!!!
Or you can click 'compare' on the side bar of this page just below 'specifications' then input your phone model in the box 'compare with'.
hmmmm....Samsung copied Apple's iPhone? You mean kind of like the same way how Apple stole the UNIX Kernel, repackaged it and sold it as a new proprietary OS after decimating the file structure?
anis, 08 Nov 2011can any body tell me plz this phone as FM transmission or not?dis fone have a fm transmitter
just brought my sgs2 and love it. i have a question,my sgs2 took like 3-4 hours till fully charge is it normal? and when usin it for gaming for more than 10minutes my sgs2 is heat up is it fine? and is there any apps to check battery temperature? pls help me anyone,and thx in advance.