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Samsung Galaxy S 2 Android Smartphone Review

Samsung took a large portion of the market shares with the launch of GALAXY S 2 Android powered smartphone. Its a new handset from the popular Galaxy series. A thorough analysis on this handset is made in this passage.

The Galaxy S 2 is the latest model of the Samsung’s most successful Galaxy S series with updated technology and improved features. This sequel comes with a lot of enhanced specifications and bug fixes makes it a perfect handset in the Android series. S 2 is one of the thinnest Android powered handset available in the market today with 9mm overall thickness and offers a decent battery backup. The device has Gingerbread OS and is a perfect device for entertainment social networking, games, music and e-reader.

GALAXY S 2 suits as a good business mobile handset supporting advanced features like video conferencing, Sybase remote device security management and supports Active Sync for Microsoft Exchange. HDMI output port is also provided on this device for external connectivity.

samsung galaxy s2

Build Quality:

Having only 116 grams of weight, the device feels very light in the hands and incredibly slimmer compared to its rivals like Xperia Arc from Sony Ericsson and Apple iPhone 4. The device fits comfortably into the tight jeans pocket. Handset controls are restricted to its sides with volume controls on one side and power button along with the MHL port on the other side. The HML port serves as an USB charging and also as a HDMI output port.

Specifications:

The device comes with a large SAMOLED touchscreen and is powered by 1.2GHz Dual-Core based Exynos processor. Galaxy S II has 8MP rear camera that can take quality photos and record/playback HD videos at 1080p resolution. The handset also has a 2MP front facing quality camera is an added bonus for quality video calling. The device supports latest technology like bluetooth 3.0 and 4G connectivity. Galaxy S 2 has 1 GB RAM and supports expandable memory.

Galaxy S II supports AAC, AAC+, MP3 and eACC audio playback along with Stereo FM. The device can also handle different video codec like DivX, Mpeg4, H.263 and H.264. Various applications that come along with the handset are Google Play, Samsung TouchWiz, Android Browser, Google Maps, Adobe Flash v10.1 support, Quick Type, Document Editor and Viewer.

Pros:

  • Packed with latest version of Android OS.
  • Brilliant Amoled plus 4.3 inch large display screen.
  • Has stylish looks and feels light weight in hands.
  • Supports Business oriented smartphone features.
  • Good battery for decent performance.
  • Decent Video and Camera mode.
  • Comes with WiFi Direct, GPS and A-GPS, miniUSB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack support.

Cons:

  • The device cannot handle all Tegra games.
  • The build quality feels plastic and uninspiring.
  • Overall Pixel density is quite poor.
  • Browser rendering needs an update.

Wrap-Up:

For a smartphone gadget with such a wide range of top-notch specs and features, the Galaxy S 2 is precisely easy to wrap-up. If you are budget conscious smartphone buyer, the Galaxy S 2 stands-out as a clear winner for its modern features and functionality. The device is going to give a tough competition to other popular Android gadgets in the market.

Author Bio:Prazynoth is a technology writer who enjoys writing tech related articles about modern mobile phones. Currently, he is writing articles on recycling mobile phones and phone trade in.

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