Samsung Galaxy S 2 Review Thin Yet Powerful
If you have been following up with the latest news on mobile phones for the past few months, the Galaxy S 2 from Samsung may have been a name that has often crossed your ears. Well, as a matter of fact, you may even be one of those enthusiasts out there in the hype of the Samsung Galaxy S II. However, before you get your hands on the device, what lies beneath it may still be a big mystery for you. Fortunately, you will be able to find out few or more things regarding the cell phone if you read on – preferably till the end.
Samsung has put great efforts into the designing the case of the mobile device. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 measures only 8.49 mm thick, which is even slimmer than the Xperia Arc from Sony Ericsson which measures 8.7 mm. Judging by its dimension alone, you may not be so sure about what the phone can offer. However, despite the slim size, the Galaxy S II from Samsung is a phone that its competitors should fear.
Now let’s look at the display, to start with. The display can be described with one word, ‘spectacular’. Featuring the Super AMOLED Plus technology from the Korean manufacturer, the colors are more than rich and the viewing angles are excellent. The display also features a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels on a 4.3” – or 4.27”, to be exact – screen. To be honest, this resolution is superb, even though it is not the highest on the global mobile or smart phone market.
In addition to that, thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass, the phone is quite resistant to bumps, drops, and also scrapes that may often happen in daily life. Another good thing about the Corning Gorilla Glass is that while it is tough, it still preserves the sensitivity of the touch screen. As a result, touch applications will be no hassles at all. Last but not least, the coating is also easy to clean.
Enough about the display, let’s talk about the CPU that powers the Samsung Galaxy S 2. For the sake of users’ convenience, Samsung has provided the phone with an ARM A9 Cortex dual core application processor running at 1.2GHz clock. With such a CPU, running multiple applications at the same time or launching stunning games shouldn’t be a problem at all. Better yet, 3D gaming is one of the various fun things you can expect to have with this phone.
Speaking of games, Samsung Galaxy S II features Game Hub. With this feature, users will be able to download high quality games to the device, including premium and social network games.
Needless to say, one of the most important factor that today’s smart phones should have is a camera. Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S II has an 8MP camera for the users to experience with. To make their photo shooting or video recording experience more immersive, a LED flash is also available. In addition to the 8MP camera, there is a 2MP front camera as well that the users can use for 3G video conference.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S 2 from Samsung features Bluetooth 3.0+HS besides Wi-Fi. Speaking of Wi-Fi, this device features support for point-to-point communications by means of Wi-Fi. Samsung calls this Wi-Fi Direct. With this feature, data transfer rate is a lot faster than the conventional Wi-Fi connections that require an access point. Of course, USB is a standard feature.
The phone has a standard 2GB built-in user memory. Yes, this is not likely large enough. Nevertheless, Samsung has anticipated this well by featuring support for a MicroSD card with a maximum capacity of 32 GB. Well, to make the users even happier, Nand memory of 16 GB is available.
Well, now that you have found out most of the features available on the Samsung Galaxy S 2, it would be kind of an upsetting decision not to purchase one. Of course, unless they don’t like the features the phone offers, most people are very likely to get this Galaxy S 2 from Samsung. After all, the phone is pretty affordable.