An absolutely amazing piece of hardware. Samsung has really outdone themselves this time. While the Galaxy S was a winner in it's own way (3 million units in 85 days), the Galaxy S 2 beats the pants off it's own predecessor, not to mention the competition.
As of now, the Galaxy S 2 has sold over 3 million units in just 55 days.. That's a phone every 1.5 seconds!!!
Having used the phone for over 2 weeks now, I can gladly say "Money well spent".
The CPU is a killer multitasker and Gingerbread complements it well. The camera lives up to expectations and sometimes exceeds them.
Movies, Pics, Games are a treat on it's gorgeous display and scrubbing through HD video is flawless. The CPU is the clear deal clincher here, but the GPU hold it's own.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are very good and pretty useful, especially with the included Maps app.
The 1600mAH battery powers the phone well enough but is quickly drained when gaming (3-4 hours MAX), but should give you about a day or a day and half of normal usage (with nominal Wi-Fi usage).
The pre-installed apps are only worth a look and I haven't used them at all since the first time I checked them out.
The pre-installed browser is good enough but I use Firefox only because I'm used to it.
The provided widgets and live wallpapers should get you by, but if you're a power user, an alternative launcher, or widget pack and extra live wallpapers are a must. (I currently use Shadow Galaxy by Maxellus: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.maxelus.shadowgalaxylivewallpaper - Suits the phone very well)
Samsung Kies, the PC suite, bundled with the phone, is the only gripe I have with this package. It's extremely resource hungry and takes ages to start up and use. I gave up on it after a couple of uses and am moving to an alternative.
Verdict: 4.8 out of 5 (Not 5 out of 5, only because Kies really sucks!!)
Pls tel me i want to buy a smartphone,im confused in b/w galaxy s 2 & iphone 4,so pls tel me wich 1 is better wid reason guys,plss tel me d ry8 & exact rockin phone
Guys dont worry bout the battery...
15 -20 days it will giv u poor backup but almost after tht it starts giving good battery backup... Ths is frm my presomal experience ...
N I mostly make heavy use of my phone ,still at night I hav 30%+ battery present..
[deleted post]every region got its code... whats ur ..?? write here ur kernel pda baseband versions to see on what rom u r using...
in androids rom=firmware
all these featured r amazing....
Wat u want more in smart phone??
Sgs2 is d best phone...
This is my 3rd android phone n its d best
go for it guysss...!!!
this is specially to indian version of the phone: amazing fone guys n all the criticism abt heating n pink spot r just hyped
yes the fone heats a bit when playg hd games or charging bt its not as the comments suggest
i personally din find ne prob watsoever can do hell lota things on the fone[gaming too for those who critisiz the gpu i play all hd games on the monster]
the only negative point is the battry but its acceptbl coz its a hi performance monster
so all those who stuck on buyg this fone coz of sm bad comments go for it guys therz ntg wrng
P.S : samsung is working real hard on this baby as they r providing updates at good rate
When will this phone available in Indonesia....HTC Sensation is tempting me to just leave this s2 behind...
using it since 14 days am from (alexandria,egypt) just downloaded latest firmware the phone is superb lightning fast downloads and browsing battery about 20hrs under super heavy use about 36hrs under light use
again after update no heat issues completely satisfied
Jeroentune, 05 Jul 2011i have this phone now for a week .. i like it alot , better than the Iphone 3 and 4 i owned be... moreGPS is always not that great in Samsung phones.
Samsung Wave is good too overall but I had the hard time to fix it.
Still couldn't find any solutions in headphone.
Lead sound disappeared when connected with a headphone.
Tried different player, different headphone but no luck.
Any solution please??????
Having previously owned the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, there was no way i could resist acquiring the Galaxy S II especially after reading all the reviews about it on GSM Arena.
So i got the phone 3 days ago and i have been busy setting up all my stuff on it and downloading additional apps.
The phone did not disappoint in any way, however i am yet to fully experience the power and speed of the 1.2ghz processor, probably because of my phone carriers limitations.
But having said that its Galaxy S II for me anyday anytime.
i have this phone now for a week .. i like it alot , better than the Iphone 3 and 4 i owned before .. just one realy bad thing : Satelitte FIX !! man what a mess! i am fighting with different updates from andriod , and sat fix programs . also navigate software from Cygic is a real drama .
But: video and photo quality is amazing !