Samsung Galaxy S II hands-on

PhoneArena handled the phone with the largest Super AMOLED screen to date, and the thin design is impressive, as well as are the improved brightness and the dual-core chipset upgrade...
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16. fb_dragon76

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

hell my epic get scores in the 9000 and it runs just fine.. ppl worry way too much about quadrant scores. if it don't freeze too often.. im ok :)

17. johnabis unregistered

@ FB_dragon , you mean 900? and was that before or after the lagfix?

19. LGorSAMMYitsKOREANPRIDE unregistered

wonder what will be the preferred videochatting support app honestly i can't wait to upgrade to a smartphone with a frontside camera....lol keeping my fingers crossed on that quadrant score on the exynos----- either there's gotta be something wrong with it because the test is outdated, or it's seriously errors due to that lagfix problem and the phone itself with be competitively as smooth and quick running as the ti omap or even tegra at least.

20. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

wow what a horrible video that guy talked about the most useless features and none of our important ones, really he rushed the whole thing... - hows the 4g - see a video call quality with 2mp cam - show us how much better texts look on super amoled plus and the phone just screams iphone wanna be with that bookshelf looking thing plus WHERES THE NOTIFICATION LED ????? man quad core and dual core but no Led INDICATOR really stepping over hundreds to pick up pennies man plus it better have a slider cover for the usb, that was genuis

21. kd unregistered

I do hope that this phone comes to T-Mobile cause they really need to step up their phone game for real. I'm happy with my nexus one but I think its time to move on to something bigger and more powerful now. Lol

22. Hoomam unregistered

I guess there must beaproblem wit quadrant test. sncemy i9000 runs 2200 in quadrant after lagfix when I'm using speedmod kerel ad my friend's nexus s runs 1900 without ay type o change. How can it be possible that a phone with dual core cortex processor and quadcore GPU an 1 GB of ram runs just like nexus s!? one extra core in the processor and 3 ones in the GPU means nothing???? if the benchmark score is true for the original one two (not the prototype version) it means samsung has disappointed a lot of people with a phone laggier than i9000!

25. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

dont forget these are just prototypes, they still have some hardware issues. plus, samsung didnt even break any news about their home made dual core processors aside from the name change

23. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

I hope they bring it to Sprint soon and leave the keyboard out. it's perfect without one. Also i hope they go all out and get the one with 32gb rom and a sd card slot.If not the LG Optimus 3D looks like a dam good second choice.

24. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

ATT better not rape this phone like they did to the original one if they get it. There is really nothing that needs to be changed except maybe the speed of the processor (its probably not a fully developed model for the hands on) and even that is fine already

34. oneilmccord

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm sure ATT will include bloatware like usual, but that can easily be removed, so thats not a big deal. As to the physical appearance though, I hope it doesn't change for the ATT version.

26. MochiMasher unregistered

Should I wait for this or go with the HTC Inspire 4g? Any opinions?

36. oneilmccord

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Wait! Huge step up from the Inspire 4g.

27. Androidluvr unregistered

NO HDMI???!!! HUGE FAILURE.

35. oneilmccord

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

HDMI ports are not neccesary. Samsung makes a micro USB to HDMI cable for the phone which is capable of outputting 1080p.

28. parth unregistered

i have galaxy s with 2.2.1 and it show me 1263 score in Quadrant app

29. drpepper123

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

you guys made a mistakes! Optimus 3d only come with 4Gb of ram, not 4GB. 4Gb equal 512 mb of ram. Gb = gigabit GB = gigabytes

37. oneilmccord

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Oops! You're right. I messed up several of my comments then. Thanks for pointing that out.

38. Anshul1 unregistered

the results of quadrant test depends not only on the hardware specifications but also on how efficiently an OS is able to use the hardware. so you cant say anything untill you perform such test on a finished OS for which we will have to wait.

40. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Galaxy S2 has all the best internal features in a cheap plastic body. It will be great if Samsung using an aluminum body like iPhone.

41. <3 unregistered

If i have AT&T and i hate my current phone (moto backflip) and want a powerful phone, should i wait for this or get the inspire? I mean, will this even come out on AT&T? And if it will, how long will it take? I have never had a phone with a 1 Ghz processor, so i dont know weather that would be fine, or weather this dual-core chipset will make so much of a difference i should wait...becuase i dont want to wait too long, and this thing didn't do so good on quadrant.

42. jim bob unregistered

what will be the prices?

43. Huy Tran unregistered

Who know when we can buy it?

44. reco unregistered

Maybe the file system is RFS. This could explane the low quadrant score. The galaxy s was RFS and a lot of people converted it to ext4. This made the phone a lot faster. I think they make such files system converters for this phone to :)

45. Androimetre unregistered

Does SGS2 have gorilla glass screen?

49. calamazoo unregistered

yeah, they all do

46. america123jeff unregistered

this phone beats the iPhone 4 by far. but then again the iPhone 5 will be coming out in the next 5 months. i love this phone because of the cameras and video capabilities, how thin it is, the processor speeds, and the UI.

51. bim unregistered

nokia n8 or samsung galaxy s 2 i belive in samsung is a great phone 1080p video recording 8mp camera very fast actually.this all i want.lg 3d is fuckiing ugly

52. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I really hope they follow the trend of releasing one for all major carriers. And I really hope to see the Epic 2. 4.3 inch super amoled plus screen with a slide out keyboard?! Yes please.

54. dan nguyen unregistered

any chance its coming to tmo slow?

55. OsirisRa

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

Didnt see a dedicated camera button. Any info on that?
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