Time capsule: here are the best devices from MWC... from 5 years ago
1. bucky (Posts: 2445; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Ah the (exynos) s2. One the very best phones I've ever owned. Touchwiz didn't lag at all with that version gingerbread.
21. Shocky (Posts: 2069; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Yes, it did lag and even had the usual app launch delays that were associated with touchwiz up-to the Galaxy Note 4.
However compared to the original Galaxy S it was a night and day difference.
It was a great SoC at the time, coped with everything extremely well, even things it shouldn't have been able to handle like Tegra games using chainfire 3d.
My only grip with that phone was the low resolution display.
2. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)
An Xperia Play 2 please, with SD820 and 5" screen, + games like GTA4 :D
12. kkmkk (Posts: 449; Member since: 06 May 2013)
what about no ? Sony cant take any risk right now as they are very near of being kicked out from the market
24. drifter77 (Posts: 177; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)
Sony is a love-hate company. Childhood memories with Betamax video and walkman, Sony stood out for years. I'm no industry expert but they really need to refresh their mobile division to stay in the game. Their previous partnership with Ericsson didn't sell well either.
25. monoke (Posts: 271; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)
I'd buy if there was slimmer profile and bigger game catalogue. It's a huge differentiator as all android's are the same these days. Too gimmicky first time around, maybe not the second imo.
3. GreenMan (Posts: 754; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)
I really truly deeply surely miserably miss those SLIDERS! Like this HP (Which I've never heard of before!) and Blackberry Torch! And I also miss the ones with T9 Keyboards on board.... Like Nokia N92 or C2 etc...
Now, those darn slates are all the rage now! I hate slates, I despise slates, I dislike slates, I can't take slates, I don't want slates, I...... (Narrator: And the whining goes on and on)
4. GreenMan (Posts: 754; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)
Time capsule: here are the best devices from MWC... from 5 years ago...
Now how about this:
"TIME MACHINE": here are the best devices from MWC... 5 years from now...
5. Xperia14 (Posts: 302; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)
I got the Galaxy S2 which I loved. It's not working anymore unfortunately..
11. Techist (Posts: 223; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
Mine still does. It truly was one fine phone. Unsurprisingly it won plenty of accolades, including CNET's best phone of 2011, the T3 Awards phone of the year, #1 on Consumer Reports, etc.
22. Rocket (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
mine still is and work like new using it on freedom pop :)
6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1097; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I truly think the Pre and WebOS operating system could've been the third major ecosystem if it was bought out by any other company than HP. I honestly think Blackberry should've bought it out and used it since they were both geared towards business/productivity users. I used a Pre Plus and it was one of the smoothest devices I have ever used. I couldn't believe it was underpowered in terms of specifications.
19. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1556; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Wireless charging, tap-to-share, full contact integration, swipe gestures, universal search, homebrew app "store". All webOS firsts and still the best. Their hardware is what did them in. That, and those ridiculous ads with Manny Pacquiao.
26. monoke (Posts: 271; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)
Yup. It had the smoothness of ios and more functionality than either os during its time. I liked its multitasking panel. Apps truly stayed open I believe. webos with today's hardware would be awesome for me!
7. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
The girls in S II picture are the best.
8. natypes (Posts: 1038; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
Brings back memories, especially the Android Market screen shots. I had an HTC Thunderbolt then.
9. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 283; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)
Has the Xperia Play and Samsung galaxy S2
both working fine :)
10. shield (Posts: 190; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)
LG optimus 2x first Dual-core smartphone 2010 december.
14. Biernot (unregistered)
i see 2015 iphone specs
15. Podrick (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)
Still have the S2. Awesome device. Great performance.
18. legiloca (Posts: 1093; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)
2011 was the time I got so in love with phones with TV antennas I just don't know why, I never had an Android smartphone till late 2012 from a local company and guess what, it had this TV antenna once again lol..
20. skymitch89 (Posts: 1284; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I've still got my S2 (Epic Touch on Sprint) that I got few years ago. I have to say, it's still a relatively fast device for what it is. I was actually surprised about a couple months ago by Samsung, they sent an update to fix the "stage fright" issue on it.
23. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
S2 had a super amoled PLUS screen, where has that tech gone sammy? we are seeing super amoled screens only from then on. Loved that display on the S2...
27. monoke (Posts: 271; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)
Was the plus screen non-pentile? Is that the key difference from regular amoled?
29. OdysseasP (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)
Samsung Galaxy S2 was the only S series flagship smartphone from Samsung which featured a Super Amoled Plus screen. The Plus designation meant that the screen combined the advantages of Super Amoled screens, such as deep black reproduction, excellent contrast and wide viewing angles, with a standard RGB sub pixel layout. On the contrary, typical Super Amoled screens on Samsung Galaxy S/S3/S4/S5/S6 feature pen tile matrix sub pixel layout, meaning that for each pixel there are two sub pixels (Red & Green) instead of the three (RGB - Red, Green & Blue). Blue sub pixels are being shared between neibouring pixels, reducing the actual resolution of the screen to about 30-50% in comparison to a non pen tile screen featuring standard RGB subpixel layout. But because the number of pixels which have to be moved on the screen is the one stated by the manufacturer, it is just that the pixels aren't that sharp, the GPU has to work overtime in order to cope with the increased work load. This with its turn increases energy requirements, meaning that the phone runs out of battery faster than it would otherwise. While the move from a pen tile matrix sub pixel layout screen on the Samsung Galaxy S to a standard RGB sub pixel layout screen on the Samsung Galaxy S2 was considered a step in the right direction for Samsung at the time, the move back to a pen tile matrix sub pixel layout screen on the following Samsung Galaxy S3 and all the models which replaced it had a negative impact for Samsung among tech fans. Samsung publicly stated that this was done due to the fact that the Blue sub pixels were aging faster than both Red & Green, and by reducing their number resulted in a screen with less colour fading over time, which supposedly Samsung Galaxy S2 was suffering from. Of course Samsung never mentioned side benefits such as lower cost of production, increased profit margins, simpler production lines or increased production yields.
28. TerryTerius (Posts: 1415; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Wait.... The One-77 came out in 2011? Damn, time is moving at a serious clip.