Samsung Galaxy S II Review

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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173 Comments

24. htc fanboy unregistered

i'll wait fr htc sensation and evo 3d

26. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

says the guy who's username is htc fanboy....lolololol I couldn't agree with you more though!

25. rey unregistered

if xperia arc had a decent battery usage and more internal memory it is a rival. now it's just too weak to play along. only thing that sgs2 is missing, is the design of the arc (or at least a more exciting design) yet still i ordered a SGS2 in stead of the xperia arc. better features....

27. andro unregistered

Anyone who would consider an iphone 4 suspect fault and all over this phone would be a braindead fanboy,especially as the iphone will cost the same if not more

29. Huh? unregistered

How is the GSII the widest android handset so far? 66.1mm is less than 68mm on the Desire HD.

30. IOS5 unregistered

wait for the HTC sensation I think this phone going to kill GSG2 and Arc! don't get me wrong this the first time HTC made the best camera on there phones that shoot best 1080p than other phone.

40. sak96

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

dudd sgs2 also can shoot 1080p in 30fps

113. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

how the hell would you even know about the HTC sensations's camera! Its not out yet! and the clips that are available right now are from a pre-production unit..so stop cribbing. and yes GS2 is the undisputed winner at this moment.Period. just agree to it.not that it would matter if you didnt

31. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

I understand that so many of you are upset because Phonearena only gave it a 9 out of 10, but this is a review. Reviews are subjective. If all you care about is hardware then you don't even need a review to realize how cool this phone is.

83. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

Exactly. If you care that much, make your own review and call it the best phone ever.

38. idanng

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

are you kidding me?!?! what look can do better then this its slim and sexy i say 10/10 its a dream phone!! and i useally dont like samsung's phone

39. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

Really phone areana way to drop the ball...almost as bad as you dropping your pants for the Iphone....I demand a recount... Baddest phone on the planet out performs everything on benchmark test, even most tabs and you give it a 9? Are you crazy are you f#@$ing crazy? I hope this review didn't come cheap...

41. IOS5 unregistered

Not only phone arena rated the phone 9 out of 10 there's a many sites rated 9 out of 10 and by the way Motorola Atrix rated 9.5 out of 10 in many sites so why you fandroid blame phone arena and iPhone!

44. KingK unregistered

I just checked and the Atrix got 9.5 Suck it kids. LOL

45. Rik unregistered

Hey, I live in the UK and got this phone today as a replacement to what was nearly dead HTC Hero. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is an absolute wonder of a phone, I cannot understand how PA have marked the iphone 4 higher! I'm no android or even samsung fanboy, and I just feel PA didn't justify enough why the iphone4 is worth .5 more than this. The S2 incorporates great speed and a unencumbered and fluid TouchWiz overlay which is a joy to use, and thus brings it within the same league if not better than the UI on the iphone! The Super AMOLED Plus is better than iphone 4, and the HD capabilities and quality trumps any phone out on the market. I understand some people are arguing on paper the S2 is much more powerful, but in reality, the general use of the phone is important, and in my opinion, the S2 excels my expectation and certainly gets more more excited that an iphone.

46. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol every other review i have read states this is the best phone out now and struggled ti find note worthy cons yet phonearena manages to score it lower than the ip4 and atrix...the cons phonearea are just nit pickin...defo bias from Phonearena...just before any calls me a fanboy i am typing on my ip4 and have never owned a android device but even i can see this beats any android and iphone out at the moment

47. Kuba unregistered

How can you say its the best phone out if you don't even have it??? Its more or less the same as all other dual cores out and coming out.

48. IOS5 unregistered

by the way Sony Ericsson Arc there's 2 sides rated the phone 10 out of 10!

49. calamazoo unregistered

bet the rumor that there is a Samung Galaxy S III coming out October/November played a role here. Samsung will do it again, what they did with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 - this one here is just to get some sales before the iPhone 5 gets out and has dual-core, then Samsung will strike with a vengeance with 4.5" Samoled + with high resolution and edge-to-edge cover on metal body and 1.8GHz dualc0re, just to piss Apple off that it couldn't get its hands on the high-res Amoled for the iPhone... hope Murtazin is right about that, holiday season should be fun

50. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I am not saying its the best phone out just saying that is what sites such techrader fonearena and i think engadget are saying that it is the best phone on the market right now...i dont have the sgs2 yet but is on its way to me on thursday to replace my ip4...if the ip5 is better than the sgs2 than i shall replace that with the ip5

51. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I just dont think the cons Phonearena have got is enough to warrant 1 point deduction..maybe half a point max...i mean i think the ip4 has more cons yet it only got reduced 0.5 point reduction...i just think anyone reviewing any products should review without bias...just dont think phonearena will ever give a score higher than the ip4 unless its anova phone by apple ie ip5

53. IOS5 unregistered

They already rated the Motorola Atrix 9.5 out of 10! And before the Atrix they rate Motorola Droid X 9.5 ou of 10!

84. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

They just want to bring up the iPhone in every single article. Not realizing doing such just attributes to the popularity of the device. Kids will be kids.

54. IOS5 unregistered

Samsung can piss Apple but they won't piss Apple You know why?! Cause Apple since start dealing with samsung for the hardware for there iPhone, iPad and other staff already paid to samsung around 7 billion $ and this since 2007 only!.

58. ghost_uwi

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

WAIT NO VIDEO REVIEW BLASPHEMY !!!

62. JONATHANBOND unregistered

yes. this is the phone for me. 1.2 ghz bigger screen slimmer phone better camera blah blah blah just come to the U.S. already this is better than the iphone. this is better then that other phone called blackberry that had a four year head start in the smartphone world. they have finally caught up with the hp palm pixi that came out three years ago. blackberry fell to third place in the smartphone world. its a shame and i dont know why windows made a phone at all. it sucks soooo bad. i dont even know why bing is here. android takes over 2011

63. scruffle unregistered

@jonathanbond. you summed everything up perfectly, thank you :)

64. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

You can't really force PA to give this phone a higher rating. A review is an opinion, and in the reviewer's eyes, iPhone is better than this one. Too bad only few of us agree.

65. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think I have Made my decision!!!! I'll buy a terga powered tablet and this as my main phone saw the Engadget review and this one and I must the the phone is exceptional and the battery life great! plus I really want to try both the terga2 and Samsung chip, plus the security features are a plus, they could have added a bigger res tho, its the good side of this android fragmentation, you can sit and watch how every company comes with ideas that just blow shock android out of the water on some points. for those complaining about their Samsung phones not having 2.2 blame your carriers, sim free version started rolling 2.3 and this comment comes from a moto loving fan

66. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Phonearena saying this not better than ip4 fine...but even phonearena must see that the s2 is better than the atrix which got 9.5 aswel ????? I always read your reviews last and just for fun and to see how hard you try not to give it a higher score than your beloved iphone..just looking at the "cons" again makes me laugh and just shows how good this phone really is if they were the only "con" you could come up with on the s2...want good in depth review, read techrader or gsmarena...seems to be the only decent sites to review without any phone bias...

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