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The Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It is the first handset to offer Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus screen technology (4.27-inch display, 800x480 resolution), and is the company's thinnest phone at 8.49mm, with a weight of just 116g. The device also features an 8MP primary camera with 1080p video capture, and a 2MP camera in the front, as well as integrated NFC support on some versions. It also has BlueTooth 3.0+HS and HSPA+ connectivity.
Very refined smartphone.
Quite customizable design.
Ability to share images online quickly.
Stunning screen is excellent for composing and reviewing images.
Excellent color accuracy outdoors.
Fast dual-core processor.
Solid HSPA+ 4G connectivity.
Bright, colorful 8-MP photos.
Clear, crisp voice connections.
Super AMOLED Plus screen is colorful and bright.
Great battery life.
Powerful dual-core processor.
Super thin and super light.
16GB of internal storage.
TouchWiz UI is much improved.
Some trouble with 4G and 3G reception inside buildings (rectified by switching to Wi-Fi).
Only capable of digital zoom.
Camera shutter a little sluggish.
No notification light.
Security flaw in lock screen.
HDMI out requires an adapter.
WVGA screen resolution.
Handicapped TouchWiz experience.
Too big for some hands.
Text hard to read when zoomed out in browser.
Plastic battery cover and no camera button
Speakerphone a bit soft.
By TechSpot on May 23, 2011
This part of the review is easy: The Samsung Galaxy S II is the best Android smartphone available on the market today. If you can ignore a few tiny niggles like missing NFC support and some Samsung bloatware, it's darn near perfect otherwise. Pros: Go
By The Unwired on July 11, 2012
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By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
So yes, the upgrade from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the major pros brought by Google's Android 4.0. If it weren't for it, we wouldn't have had the opportunity to have so many fun experiences. Samsung's Galaxy S2 is among...
By CNET Australia on May 18, 2012
The Galaxy S II 4G represents the best of last year's technology. It's fast, in more ways than one, and battery life is good. But when you're paying full price, don't you want the latest and...
By Phone Arena on April 18, 2012
The HTC One S is the more sophisticated handset out of the comparison with the Galaxy S II. It has the better design, faster camera and processor, and Sense 4.0 is much better woven into Android ICS than TouchWiz.The Samsung Galaxy S II compensates...
By Phone Arena on April 10, 2012
This was it, shutterbugs. Apparently we don't have an ultimate camera phone here, but even if we had one, it wouldn't have been the new HTC One X. The handset did arrive with a very fast ImageSense camera, which made photo-taking very intuitive...
By PC Mag on March 23, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy S II is a powerful, gorgeous smartphone for U.S. Cellular, but 4G is on the horizon....
By GSMArena on March 16, 2012
If you're asking whether it's worth updating your Samsung Galaxy S II from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the answer is an unequivocal yes. The user experience improves in multiple areas and there's nothing lost after the...
By GSMArena on March 09, 2012
The Sony Xperia S can successfully take on the best current-gen droids and come out the winner in several key areas. Its biggest problem, however, is that the flagship trend has moved on to quad-core packing, Android 4.0 ICS running phones and Sony...
By Pocketables on January 26, 2012
Design The Samsung Galaxy S II is identical to an iPhone in every respect, so much so that no person can be expected to tell the difference between the two. Or at least that's what Apple is claiming with all its ridiculous lawsuits against Samsung...
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