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Samsung Galaxy S II Review

0. phoneArena 03 May 2011, 11:24 posted on

Is it a worthy sequel to the Samsung Galaxy S, which was the Android phone to beat last year? After all, the green robot got equipped with the most powerful chipset and the most innovative screen technology at the time… will history repeat itself?...

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posted on 12 May 2011, 18:31

149. vzwempspouse (unregistered)


Please oh please oh please come to verizon. We dont have $h!t for options right now on verizon and am over due for a upgrade from my Motorola Droid.

posted on 13 May 2011, 01:22 1

150. thatboyjay (unregistered)


THIS IS CRAZY. Only a 9!???? Wow. It's the fastest, craziest phone out right now. IDK about this site. The iPhone 4 isn't even faster than a Galaxy 4G, what do you think will happen when it takes on a Galaxy S2??? Plus everything else the S2 has, the iPhone 4 doesn't.

posted on 13 May 2011, 01:24 1

151. thatboyjay (unregistered)


I bet if Phone Arena took this same phone BUT it was called the iPhone 5, they would give it a 10. Just saying.

posted on 13 May 2011, 07:23 1

152. Phone Arena Lame (unregistered)


OK maybe the Motion sensor-powered gestures is not practical.

What I dont get is this is included in CONS.

WTF IS THIS. IF YOU DONT LIKE THAT FEATURE THEN DONT USE IT. SAMSUNG IS NOT FORCING YOU TO USE THEM. YOU STILL HAVE THE PINCH TO ZOOM AND DOUBLE TAP.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS HOW PHONE ARENA RATE AND REVIEW. NOT REASONABLE TO DEDUCT POINTS FROM SOMETHING THAT IS INNOVATIVE.

posted on 13 May 2011, 13:38 1

153. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)


okay guys i think we all get that phone arena is biased. I think this phone will be an amazing product. I can't wait to purchase one myself. As for the companies going 3D I guarantee you it's going to have major problems new products always do. Samsung has of way of perfecting their product before coming out with it so next year will probably be the year of 3d but this those who jumped the gun are just trying to get ahead of the competition by coming out with a product before they've fully worked out all the issues. Bottom line Samsung products are amazing and will continue to be amazing year after year!

posted on 17 May 2011, 03:55 1

156. whatnut (unregistered)


I wouldn't be so sure to see samsung invest much on 3D. 3D is a fashion thing. Not many movies come out in 3D and unless they are animated they mostly suck. I think this tech will leave us again and comeback.....I dont know.....10 - 20 years later when its much more matured.

Simply put.......mobile phone companies are just milking the 3D hype, personally I find 3D tech to be a big waste of time, unless perhaps you are using it for gaming purposes.

posted on 14 May 2011, 22:43

154. Antonis27 (unregistered)


Samsung has release a firmware update for the SGS2 to address the automatic brightness issue. Please update your review:

http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-up dated-swype-swiftness-auto-brightness-fix-20110513 /

posted on 16 May 2011, 12:45

155. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


this is PA they will probably deduct point lol saying a phone should not need a fix so soon after release...they will do anything to make them self believe the iphone is the "greatest" phone ever

posted on 20 May 2011, 11:53

166. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I love how they used the crap out of the device and it still lasted 62 hours on a single charge. I always like new features of phones, but it's great that Samsung is also focusing on battery management. After all, these are MOBILE devices.

posted on 29 May 2011, 06:23 1

167. okto (unregistered)


Somepeople just couldn't accept the fact and kept holding on to their old little fruity sissy baby and such. It's either that they know too little about their capabilities of their epic toys or just couldn't put down their ego.
The fact is: SGS2 is currently the best of the best smartphone around. Hide your iphone4 and don't be a laughing stock.

To PA: you're trully a bias monster. SGS2 deserves 10/10.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 16:46 1

168. GG (unregistered)


You guys need to stop whining about iPhone4 bias and buy the phone on what you think of it. Maybe they are biased toward the iPhone4. So what. The iPhone4 lemmings already bought one, without reading PhoneArena.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 01:02

169. DrSlump (unregistered)


This phone does NOT recod stereo audio during video recording.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 00:08

170. jvg (unregistered)


phone arena if you say that the issue has been updated you should update the rating of the sgs2 to at least be a 9.7 since it has really good feautures...thanks id really apreciate it and if not, although, i really like the iphone 4 ill just think that you arent doing your job correctly while rating other phones that arent the iphone

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 02:26

171. notsureahaha (unregistered)


i want this phone soo bad but honestly if it does not come out in July and the Bionic Does then i am just going to get the Bionic then... don't want to wait any LONGER for a phone damn!

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 10:03

172. monkeytown (unregistered)


man, how stupid are you guys seriously???

seems like you missed the "If you don't want the little green robot in your life" part....

in addition, the fact that the Iphone 4 was dethroned by the SGS 2 doesn´t favor the SGS 2 but the IP4 ;)
compare release dates, technical specs and so on....

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 05:26

173. Ant (unregistered)


When I got my GS2 on 1st of June turned it on then decided at once iPhone is on eBay so I did : and made a profit too : ( whalleys)
iPhone r.i.p never again !!!!!
Totally brill 200% nokks the iPhone out of sinc !!!
No comparison at all Apple had better wake up !!!! And very very quickly or they will loose touch : hopefully!! Computers yes: Phones no no!!!!!!!!!

Regards: GS2's biggest uk fan : ANT :
ps: next the IPad will go and I'll get a tablet too !!!!!!

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 11:39

176. Kauko (unregistered)


If this phone doesn't deserve a clean 10 then none does! The only thing from perfection is its plastic body, which is still great.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 16:19

177. phandroid (unregistered)


its funny reading all of the comments and watching people argue about something as pointless as a phone's rating. just because this phone got a 9 and the iphone got a 9.5 doenst mean the worlds gonna end

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 05:44

178. CHT (unregistered)


Nvidia is the best chip maker out there for phones. Stfu to all those saying the processor on this phone will beat the one nvidia had a long time ago.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 19:59

184. widnoon (unregistered)


I heard the "international" version won't work on T-Mobile in the USA, at least the 4G won't.

Does anyone know if this is true? I really like this phone, but the T-Mobile branded one is ugly.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 07:23

185. Price-Hunt (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


I BOUGHT S2 TWO MONTHS BACK. wAS CONFUSED BETWEEN S2+ AND S2. S2+ IS CHEAPER BUT S2 SCORES OVER S2+ IN FOLLOWING FEATURES:
1. S2 HAS 16GB INTERNAL MEMORY WHEREAS S2+ HAS 8GB MEMORY.
2. S2 HAS CORNING GORILLA GLASS.
3. S2 HAS BETTER PROCESSOR THAN S2+.
OVERALL ITS A GOOD PHONE. FOR ITS BEST PRICE, REFER price-hunt.com

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