Samsung Galaxy S II: Hands-On
Now, please direct your attention to a phone that has the potential to steal the Motorola Atrix’s thunder – the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Samsung Galaxy S series has, thus far, been Samsung’s most successful foray into the world of Android Smartphones, and the Galaxy S2 is looking to be a new and improved version, offering incremental upgrades in nearly every respect.
It’s packed full of latest and greatest in everything mobile tech has to offer. Most importantly, it possesses an AMOLED 4.3 inch display, which, as you will see in the video below, is absolutely incredible. You can rest easy that it will be able to provide high resolution, high contrast images, video, text, and web pages in all but the strongest sunlight. Simply stunning. It also includes an 8 megapixel camera with the ability to record video in 1080p, and to play it back on the device as well.
Furthermore, it features a dual core processor, and a healthy 1650mAh battery. Samsung really seems to have done an amazing job here, and this phone is a likely contender for the best Android Phone of 2011.
Thankfully, they opted to include Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board, and it works great. While it does have Samsung’s proprietary Touchwiz interface, it can be easily disabled by the user. We have to say however, that it does represent an improvement over previous versions of Touchwiz, but still is nowhere good as Android 2.3 Gingerbread, untouched.
Finally, the build quality really instills confidence in the user. It isn’t too light, nor is it too heavy. It sits balanced in the hand, and feels to be made of high quality materials. At only 8.49mm thin and 116 grams, it’s truly a sight to behold.
For more, check out the great hands on, courtesy of the boys at Phandroid.
What do you think? The Samsung Galaxy S2 or the Motorola Atrix?