Samsung Galaxy S2

It’s not all perfect, however, but the negatives don’t stop this phone too much.

For starters, the build quality could be a little better. We like knowing that the plastic is nowhere near as slippery as it was in the original Galaxy S, but with the premium quality of the Galaxy S2 a metal casing is deserved.

The Galaxy S2 can also get quite hot. If you’re into web surfing over 3G and gaming, be aware that the Galaxy S2 does manage to get roasting at the back of the phone. We found a case helped soften the blow on our fingers, as well as making the phone easier to grip.

For the most part, Samsung nails it. There’s so much to love about the Galaxy S2, that these niggles are a trifle.

Conclusion

Samsung’s second effort to topple the juggernaut iPhone comes out a success, a worthy competitor that manages to do some things even Apple hasn’t thought of.

It’s not perfect – nothing ever is – but it’s easily one of the better examples of an Android smartphone we’ve seen. If you’re looking for a top tier smartphone that doesn’t cut corners, you’ll definitely find what you’re after in the Samsung Galaxy S2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Samsung's overlay to Android has some very interesting features this time around; Latest version of Android (Android 2.3 Gingerbread); One of the thinnest and lightest phones we've ever felt
Plastic casing makes it feel a little cheap; Software can be buggy
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  1. 1. Battery runs out quickly but decently enough for 1 full day use

    2. Battery heats up alot when being charged

    3. Performance is quite quick though, of all the apps available that i’ve got on my phone it lags more and frequently gets frozen and restarts phone even when i’m simply on the internet!

    4. Quite durable. The phone is so slim it keeps slipping out of my hands onto the indoor floors but screen hasn’t broken after dropping it for more than 10 times

    5. The material of the back piece / shell of phone is not too good. Cracks easily and does not clip onto the phone properly… A little unstable i’m afraid

    Overall I’d give it a 4star.

  2. Great Phone with a few issues. Speaker is a bit too soft, phone heats up really bad after intense usage (took of the silicone cover and still had heating issues). Battery life still below average with 2.3.5 + juicedefender with moderate use. Great design, great camera, lightweight, display is exceptional. No regrets buying the phone at all.

  3. i have a macbook computer using osx “snow leopard” .. can anyone confirm if this phone is compatible with Mac.  I want to be able to download photo’s, videos etc from the phone … my prior phone (non smart phone) wasnt compatible with Mac and i dont want to make that mistake again ll 

  4. Samsung have so many faults it isn’t funny. 
    One would be of the factory settings restore! Like who wants to delete all there data if they have to do a restore to get the smart phone working good again.
    Secondly the fact that the phone has a crappy echo that everyone you chat too complaints about.
    I honestly think the new Nokia N9 is heaps better hands down.
    I rate the samsung at like 2.5 out of 5

  5. Samsung have so many faults it isn’t funny. 
    One would be of the factory settings restore! Like who wants to delete all there data if they have to do a restore to get the smart phone working good again.
    Secondly the fact that the phone has a crappy echo that everyone you chat too complaints about.
    I honestly think the new Nokia N9 is heaps better hands down.
    I rate the samsung at like 2.5 out of 5

  6. for those complaining about the battery get the app called juicedefender soo good makes the bettery last forever

  7. just bought this phone and it is amazing, another tip for making the battery last longer is when charging the phone it will say (100% charged) but wait about 20min until the phone beeps and says (fully charged unplug the charger)
    this will add extended time to the battery.also the screen is so bright on this phone and as most people use there phones inside the house or car you can turn the brightness down to 30% and it still looks great.
    and as mentioned when you not using the WIFI or Blutooth turn them off which is so quick to do on this phone.
    i would only be an average user but can get most times
    around 2 days out of the battery.

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