Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Review

We still remember how excited we were when Samsung announced the Galaxy S II back in 2011. Now it's 2013 and the company's former flagship is back in the form of a refreshed model – a reincarnation, if you will, known as the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. On a hardware level, it comes with specs that make it very similar to the older variant, meaning that it isn't quite suitable for the high-end category anymore, but it is shaping up as a decent mid-range device...
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39 Comments

34. panda123

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Xperia SP definitely... Unless you want a cheaper phone then S2+

35. gsmfastest

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

glaxy s2 i user personaly its very good mobile specialy for email cammra result is very fine and very slim also new update of jalibeen is very reliable br gsmfastest.com

36. charming

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

i am going to buy this

37. baraheemo

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I have already one but i advice you to buy s3

38. baraheemo

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I have already one but i advice you to buy s3

39. MrMohsin10

Posts: 2; Member since: May 12, 2013

Hey people, I'm thinking of buying this phone. The things I prefer in phones is a good big display, an eye catching design and the most most important, Extreeeeme gaming performance! I'm more than satisfied with its display and design and all... But I'm worried about the gaming angle. I've seen videos and have read comments about the Videocore IV GPU of the device giving it a hard time in gaming :( Is this so? I've seen Modern Combat 4 with some minor bugs in the visuals, is this the same with some other games too? How many games are buggy on this device and what can I expect with gaming on this device? Do the newly released high end games like Real Boxing, Real racing 3, etc, work good on this device? The framerates and all... (Please no suggestions of high budgeted devices because I have a limited budget... My range is around 250-300$)

40. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Well, to be honest, if gaming is really important to you, I doubt this is the device you are looking for. I don't know where you are living, but since you're giving price range in dollars: why don't you buy the Nexus 4? It is in that price range and will satisfy your needs.

41. MrMohsin10

Posts: 2; Member since: May 12, 2013

I quoted the price in dollars just to be on the same page with most of the people out there! I live in Pakistan though... And nexus 4 is much expensive than the s2 plus here :-( I myself also wanted the nexus 4 but sadly, it's out of range for me :'( Can you suggest me some other phones having the best gaming potential in the s2 plus' price range...

42. toondewachter

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

It is very hard to recommend something if I don't know what's available in your region and at what cost. I live in Belgium and we have a similar situation here: no cheap Nexus 4... Here the HTC One S and the Xperia T can be bought for around €350 which is roughly the same price as the S2 Plus. But it features a much better chipset. You could look out for those.
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