Samsung Galaxy S2 Review Specification


The Samsung Galaxy S2 or Samsung Galaxy S II, as it is also proverbial - is that the phone the Korean firm deems the successor to its best smartphone up to now. And with a dual-core one.2GHz processor, super-slim chassis and feather-light entrails, it is simple to envision why.

The dual-core smartphone race is packed, with Samsung own Galaxy Ace a pair of, the Huawei Ascend P1, Sony Xperia Go, iPhone 4S and plenty of additional handsets all self-praise the quick processors, though larger brother the Samsung Galaxy S3, LG Optimus 4X HD and a growing range of others run with quad-core CPUs.

Coming in at around £18 a month and £390-odd ($529) SIM-free, the Samsung Galaxy S2 has born in value since its launch Associate in Nursingd is currently an beautifully cheap high-end smartphone.
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 Samsung Galaxy S2
It\'s crazy-light too – once we show you what technical school is rammed beneath the hood, you will be surprised that it all fits into a telephone set that weighs solely a shade over 100g (116g, to be precise).
Samsung clearly listed the premium feel that Associate in Nursing all-metal chassis might need brought for keeping the grams off the Galaxy S2 – pop the battery cowl off and you may realize you are holding a bit of pretty flimsy plastic.

However, most of the time you will not be removing this, and it fits nicely into the contoured chassis – the mesh feel on the rear additionally helps keep your hand from obtaining heat throughout extended holding.
The other issue you may notice after you 1st obtain the Samsung Galaxy S2 is that the screen – at four.3 inches it\'s laborious to miss, and after you flip it on the Super AMOLED and technology hits you sq. within the eyeballs (once it\'s got through the toughened Gorilla gorilla Glass).

 Samsung Galaxy S2
It\'s not quite within the same league because the Samsung Galaxy S3; whereas some can argue the picture element quality is higher on the S2 due to a distinct sub-pixel arrangement, it\'s still markedly lower-res than the S3.

We referred to as the Samsung Galaxy S \"the best phone on the marketplace for media\" once we reviewed it, due to its first-gen Super AMOLED screen. currently the Galaxy S2 has positively improved thereon, with a wonderfully crisp and vivacious screen - though once more, it has been bested by the S3.

 Samsung Galaxy S2
In the hand, the Galaxy S2 sits far better than we\'d have expected, given the thumping screen on supply, and that is principally right down to its slim depth.

The front of the phone is pretty thin, with the house key the sole piece of piece of furniture on supply. This rectangular button flanks 2 touch-sensitive buttons – Menu and Back – thus there isn\'t any space for discourse search here, though this can be referred to as up by long-pressing the Menu key.

The volume keys ar situated on the left-hand facet, and also the power/lock key\'s on the alternative flank; each ar straightforward enough to hit while not error, and crucially the travel on the ability key\'s softer in order that it\'s a lot of easier to hit once you are juggling it within the palm – compare that to its precursor, wherever you\'ll accidentally drop it attempting to shut off the screen.

 Samsung Galaxy S2
The 3.5mm electro-acoustic transducer jack lives on the highest of the phone, bucking the lower placement on alternative four.3-inch screen phones, and the small USB slot (which also doubles as Associate in Nursing HDMI out port) lives on all-time low.

The only alternative component of note is that the eight.1MP camera with single crystal rectifier flash on the rear – it\'s slightly raised, however not such a lot that it disrupts the Samsung Galaxy S2 once you are putting it on a table, due to a rear lip to assist you hold the phone.

We truly (foolishly, in hindsight) unboxed the phone whereas bouncing regarding on a motorboat on the Thames River – and fortunately, there was a camera rolling the full time. (Note - we tend to\'re cognizant of the stupid verbal description mistakes we created whereas on the boat. Some were right down to info given to America by Samsung that modified, and a few attributable to sheer confusion at being thrown ten feet within the air and having our spine crushed.)


Device type
Smart phone
Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 4.0, 2.3)
4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm)
4.09 oz (116 g)

Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
System Chip
Samsung Exynos 4210
Graphics processor
ARM Mali-400
System memory
1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage
32 GB
Storage expansion
microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Physical size
4.3 inches
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density
218 ppi
Super AMOLED Plus
16 777 216
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

8 megapixels, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
Front-facing camera
2 megapixels

Talk time
18.30 hours
Talk time 3G
25.8 days (620 hours)
Stand-by time (3G)
9.00 hours
1650 mAh

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

802.11 b, g, n
USB 2.0
DLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML