The Samsung Galaxy S2 seems to be impressing the public some more by showing off its overclocking prowess.
While some people are nervous to overclock their Samsung Galaxy S II, afraid that it might reach breaking point, the Samsung Galaxy S2 on T-mobile has been overclocked to 1.8 GHz (1.836 GHz to be specific) and it seem to be working perfectly well.
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II has a different processor from that on the standard used in other Samsung Galaxy S II’s. This different chipset gets the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II going at a rocking 42 Mbps HSPA+ speed.
Developers thought that using the Hercules processor might not be to attractive for some experimental tweaking to the device (e.g., hacking and modding) but they seem to be wrong about it.
Jugs–a Kernel created by XDA developer Romanbb–allows users to overclock their Samsung Galaxy S II’s up to 1.8 GHz, as well as handle voltage control for the smartphone. The kernel works with most existing ROMs that are available for the device. On the other hand, it’s not yet 100% tested, so there are still some overclocking cautions.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 proves to be one of the toughest and amazing phones in the market. While some are contented with what this smart phone can do, some people just can’t get enough of it and keep tweaking their Samsung Galaxy S II for more.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has also been overclocked in the past. When the Exynos processor was used in the phone, it was able to reach the 1.5-GHz mark, and now it finally gets near the 2.0-GHz mark now that it has been overclocked to 1.836 GHz.
Would you consider overclocking your Galaxy S2 to squeeze out more processing power from it? Why or why not?
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WTH, this is insane!
Don’t forget that Snapdragon is much slower than Exynos. In fact, Exynos running at 1.5ghz is ~= 10% faster than the Snapdragon running at 1.8.
But it’s cool know that the phone is running almost at 2.0ghz. :)