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Samsung outs Galaxy S II Plus, with Android 4.1.2 and the Nature UX interface

0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2013, 03:46 posted on

The Galaxy S II Plus is loaded with Samsung's latest Nature UX interface, that features options like Smart Stay that keeps the screen on when you are are looking at it, and PopUp Play, which detaches the current video in a separate hover window, so you can do something else underneath...

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posted on 10 Jan 2013, 03:50 7

1. Adithya7184 (Posts: 319; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


specs are same as old s2....but still a good phone for mid-rangers...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:42 7

11. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


This is so much better than the S3 mini!!
but pricing will be interesting as s3 mini is overpriced and this cannot be launche > Rs. 26000 in India

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:16

32. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I think Samsung made this phone just because they had some Galaxy S II parts left on the floor

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:10

38. cripton805 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


This would be a good phone off contract. $300-$400 max or even less. Id buy it. Its powerful enough and its still a great phone.

LTE is a big +, that the more powerful LG Nexus doesnt offer ironically.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 03:53 6

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I don't see the purpose of releasing galaxy s2+ when it is exactly identical to the galaxy s2.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:45

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There is few changes.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:00 2

14. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


What changes??

Actually there is a decrease in the storage capacity and is a bit heavy than the original one..

The only change I think is the exterior-color(now available in pebble blue) and hyperglaze..

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:31

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Actually there is a decrease in the storage capacity..."

SGSII = MicroSD (up to 32GB)

SGSII+ = MicroSD (up to 64GB)

Does it looks like a decrease???

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:37 1

21. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


What does the maximum supported SD card size has ANYTHING to do with the internal storage capacity

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:55

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It has nothing to do with that but in overall you can have more space than in SGSII and it is advantage.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:58

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What you will better prefer 32GB of internal + 32GB MicroSD on SGSII or 8GB of internal + 64GB MicroSD on SGSII+ ???

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 06:16 1

24. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I am having a 64GB micro sd card(FAT32) by sandisk running on my GALAXY S2 I9100...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:06

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Read articles on GSMArena or PocketNow and you will know that there is more differences. I don't say that SGSII+ is better than SGSII or vice versa, I just state the fact that there is differences!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:07

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Who knows what you are using, I guide on the official data.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:51 2

35. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


OK...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 14:08

43. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


It comes with a new zero shutter lag camera. Huge improvement there.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 16:46

44. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


N the Gs iv bout too launch

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 03:57 2

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


It's actually a slight downgrade when it comes to on-board storage, but it's good for those who want more power than the GS3 mini but still at an affordable price and with the latest software version.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:04 2

4. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


So... Ummm the original Galaxy S2 won't get jelly bean? Because if it does then releasing this phone is pointless.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:11 2

5. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Don't get me wrong. I mean how much money people from 'emerging market' have? I myself just got my original SGS2 6 months ago and now if it doesn't get jelly bean, what am I supposed to do with it? sh*t on it?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:34 2

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


How bout rooting it and installing a custom rom?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:38 3

9. BadAssAbe (Posts: 459; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


The original SGS2 will get jellybean, samsung already confirm this

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:40 1

10. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i beleive GS2 is to receive JB update.
The only + for this model is that it has the latest UI and OS out of the box, so u can expect that to go uptil Android 5.0 ( though u never know!!)

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:49

13. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


doesn't get google now, the only major differentiating feature between ICS. phone is now pointless. seems legit

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:02 2

15. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


The original S2 is definitely getting JB 4.1 as confirmed by Samsung..
There is also a leaked SAMSUNG JB ROM which is very very smooth and can be used as a daily driver..
(I'm using it from the last month)

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:29

19. Tones (Posts: 72; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Isit not getting google now?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 06:17

25. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


iT IS GETTING IT...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 06:18

26. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


what about project butter?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:01 1

28. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


If this phone can go up to android 5.0 then why can't the GS2?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:06 1

29. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Why the hell would I root it and void my warranty. If I am to root it, then why would I buy a new device from the showroom? There were and is plenty of second hand deals. Samsung just doesn't care of their previous flagships just after the new one's are out in the market. But they never understand that this is the device for which the GS3 got i's success.

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