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Samsung Galaxy S II finally announced for US, due out mid-September

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:13

Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S II for three of the four major US carriers. The phones will be launching in mid-September with minor variations for each carrier...

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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:59 1

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

yerp, Epic 4G Touch FTW. i figured they'd all be pretty much the same as each other and i'm glad they came to the States with Exynos. the Droid 3 has officially been dethroned from being the most powerful Android Smartphone in the states.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:33 1

11. wolfordtw (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

about Fu*king time. Go sprint. Layeth the smacketh down.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:59

31. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

lol the droid 3 was never the most powerful android phone that would be that-
1, G2x
2, Motorola photon
3, Evo 3d or droid 3
4, atrix or sensation or Droid X2

P.s i don't care about benchmarks only real world use

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:11

41. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

well i'm not talking about real world use. in terms of power the Droid 3 was the most powerful Android phone you could get here. if you wanna know which ones perform better in real life usage it would be 1. G2x 2. Droid 3 3. EVO 3D 4. Photon 4G 5. Sensation 4G.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:19 1

45. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

Droid 3 would be like 5th on my list. Wasn't impressed at all.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:21

47. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

well too bad because it's really powerful and i'm pretty addicted to how nice it is stock. i do have the V6 SuperCharger kernel on mine and most of the bloatware is gone so mine runs better than probably any you've ever used.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:22

48. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

doesn't the G2x get better scores than the Droid 3 in quadrant and other benchmarks making it the most powerful android phone?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:30

51. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

not really. for one thing it's stock and the best i've seen it get is somewhere in the 2700-2800 range on Quadrant and i've peaked out slightly over 2700 on my own Droid 3 before i modified it and it has an overlay and half the RAM (even though it's dual-channel) the basis of my claim comes from the fact that until the Droid Bionic and the LG Thrill 4G comes with their OMAP4430's then the Droid 3 being the only phone here with it is the most powerful because the OMAP4430 is second only to Exynos in terms of raw performance.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:45

55. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

I've used the Lg thrill (the European version) and i didn't notice a difference between it and my evo 3d and that saying something because supposedly my phone uses some ancient dual core processor that every body seems to hate. But i im agreeing with you the G2x is pure android so it wouldn't be a fare

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:44 3

53. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Thumper is correct. The droid 3's over all power is much higher than the sensation.

it would go like this

1) SGS2
2) LG 3D, Droid 3
3) G2X, Atrix
4) evo 3d, sensation.


posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:54

64. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

most powerful phones in the world would be
1, SGS2
2, G2X, photon 4g
3, Evo 3d, droid 3 and atrix
4, sensation, my touch 4g slide and droid X2
5, LG thrill--------> (reason why its last is because of its touch screen don't believe me look it up on phonedog review not responsive at all)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:06

65. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

evo3d, sensation, mytouch4g slide are the same phone. one has 3d, one has a big screen, one has a keyboard. hardware and software are almost identical otherwise.

LG thrill's touchscreen issues have nothing to do with how powerful it is.

seems more like a "my faves" list than a power list.

photon, droid3, and LG thrill all have the same chipset and similar ram setup. the only difference is OS.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:15

70. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


he meant the Bionic not the Photon.
Photon < Bionic

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:17

71. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

ok can you explain to me how the G2x is 3rd when its only second to the sgs2 in term of performance wise?
Also i know for a fact the photon is way faster than the droid 3 because I've used both and one more thing are we basing it of spec list or benchmark and real life use??

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:32 1

73. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the G2X runs the Tegra2 chipset, which is 3rd most powerful.

chipset power:

exynos (sgs2) > Bionic (OMAP) > G2X (Tegra2) > Evo3d/sensation (snapdragon)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:35 1

74. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

xD i think you're getting confused. i'll break it down as cleanly as possible for you.

1. Galaxy S II - Samsung's Exynos = King, all lonely at the top.

2. Droid Bionic, Droid 3 & LG Thrill 4G (Optimus 3D in Europe) - Texas Instrument's OMAP4430 = second only to Exynos.

3. G2x, Photon & Atrix - Nvidia's Tegra II = 3rd best, okay but still behind the OMAP4. the G2x can give any of the mentioned OMAP packing phone a run for it's money in benchmarks because it's stock Android and commonly puts out scores towards the best of what the Tegra II can dish out whereas on phones like the Photon, Droid 3 and even the Sensation 4G benchmarks will fluctuate because of slight software bogging.

4. EVO 3D & the Sensation 4G - Qualcomm's MSM8660 (S3) = worst dual-core chip set but is not so apparent behind HTC's fine job with Sense.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:56

80. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

ohh so were basing it only on the processors.... isn't that kinda stupid because like i said before i used the LG thrill and didn't notice a deference when compared to my evo 3d but im not trying to argue with you i know the exynos is the best followed by the OMAP and so on..

All im saying is there is sooooo much more to what contributes how powerful a phone is besides the processor for example software, ram etc..

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 22:19 1

81. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

software doesn't attribute to how much power a phone has. advanced users like remixfa and i mostly just care about the raw power and potential of a phone, then we consider build quality and then we consider software. say you're a regular CM user and you just want the most raw power you can get for running your favorite ROM then you only consider the processor, RAM, etc. because take away the software and that's what you have. that's how you determine how a phone is technically "better" but you still may want something else that feels better to you and that's fine but also consider the phone's raw power because after a while you'll notice the extents of your phone's capabilities then when you realize you may have made a bad choice you'll wish you had gotten more bang for your buck when your friend with the Galaxy S II is playing the next coolest game smooth as silk while your EVO 3D studders through every level and that exact situation is actually pretty possible.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 22:45

83. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

hahaha ok im done arguing with you guys you seem to know a lot more about this kinda of stuff than me BUT one thing i can assure you is my Evo 3d is no slug i don't care what you guys say about how slow the processor is i've done every kinda of hard core gaming, flash enabled websites, and watching videos on it and see no lag what so ever plus if i could live with my palm pre 600mghz processor for two years i could handle my Evo 3d 1.2 dual core for the next two years to come.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 23:12

84. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

i'm not saying it's slow in general. it's a very fast phone but in comparison to like the Galaxy S II and the Droid 3 it's kinda slow.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 23:26

86. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

Benchmark wise its kinda slow compared to the droid 3 and sgs2 but real world use there the same ok im not gonna lie the sgs2 is a bit faster like two or three seconds the most but the droid 3 and evo 3d are a dead tie

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 23:31

88. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

yeah when you're navigating through the interface but while doing more extensive things like video playback and games the Droid 3 excels over the EVO 3D.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 23:42

90. thatoneguy... (unregistered)

LoL how about we just agree to disagree?

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 04:51

105. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

xD sure.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 07:03 1

107. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

what thump3r said. lol. i think he covered those bases pretty well.

if you ask what is the most powerful, we gave you that list. anything else is user preference on overlays as well as manufacturers bogging down the chipset with their overlays and bloatware. Neither of which are power related.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:00

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

AT&T's samsung will have a 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display?? Wtf !!! I wanted the 4.5" screen!!!!!!! Damn!!!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:03

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

Infuse for you? :3

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:56

25. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

The AT&T version looks nearly identical to the infuse minus .2 inches.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:48 2

59. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

and +1000 horsepower. lol. dont complain over .2 inches.. rejoice that the phone isnt using a darn snapdragon processor like they kept trying to tell us it might! :)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:01 3

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I'll be switching to sprint next month =]

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