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Samsung Galaxy S II Featured in Best All-in-one

Announced
Feb 13, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Apr 28, 2011

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Dual core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Small dimensions (4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (218 ppi)

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Description

Samsung Galaxy S II is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone. It comes with the newer Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and an even larger screen at 4.3 inches of Super AMOLED Plus goodness. The Galaxy S II upgrades the camera to 8MP and adds an LED flash to it, together with 1080p video recording. A 1.2GHz dual-core chipset is running the show so as to deliver a fine performance without any hints of lag.


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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 4.0, 2.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.09 oz (116 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 218 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED Plus
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.6
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.2"
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video light, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 4210
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-400
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 18.30 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 29.6 days (710 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (903 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 25.8 days (620 hours)
      the average is 30 days (709 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1650 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • DLNA, MHL, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 800

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung I9100, Samsung Galaxy S 2, Samsung I9100G, Samsung I9100P


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung I9100G


Differences:
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP4430
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX540
  • Talk time:
    • 18.66 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 27.5 days (660 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (903 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 23.3 days (560 hours)
      the average is 30 days (709 h)

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100P

(With NFC support)
Differences:
  • Other:
    • NFC

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy S II specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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