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Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4S

by: Alvin YbañezOctober 10, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S2 faces stiff competition not just with fellow Android smartphones such as the Motorola DROID Bionic but also with Apple’s recently launched iPhone 4S.

The Samsung blockbuster Android smartphone remains an uncontested best-seller worldwide – with one being sold every second at this point in time.

In this comparison review, Android Authority gives you a quick view of some of the neat major features–and weak points–of both the iPhone 4S and the global variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Which of these two phones is the David and which one is the Goliath? Read on to find out.

Build and Design

iPhone 4S

114 mm x [...]
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Google Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) vs Samsung Galaxy S2

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 7, 2011

Folks, this is an epic show-down, and what you are about to read below will demonstrate that both the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Nexus Prime are two of the greatest smartphones – Android or not – to ever come into existence. We cover all of the important categories, so you can get the whole picture. Read on for more!

Overview Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung’s Galaxy S2 has finally landed stateside, on both T-Mobile and soon to come to AT&T. A mega-hit in Europe and Asia, Samsung’s follow-up to their first Samsung Galaxy S is the kind of second version we love to see. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G for T-Mobile (too long, we know) it [...]

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Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S2 Over the Past 2 Months. Reaches 10 Million Units Since Launch

by: LucianSeptember 25, 2011

Samsung has just announced that they’ve reached 10 million Galaxy S2 units sold since launch, with 5 million being sold only over the past 2 months, before it was even fully available in USA. We can’t say we’re really surprised by this, considering the Galaxy S2 is currently the best and most powerful smartphone in the world, significantly more than its closest competition.

Going by the last 2 months, and seeing how it’s just launching in USA now, a huge potential market, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Galaxy S2 reaches another 10 million units sold by the end of the year, which means the Galaxy S2 could be the most popular Android [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II Is the Fastest Smartphone On the Market (Still) By Far

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 25, 2011

With smartphone competition at an all-time high, more manufacturers than ever vying for the top spot to to make the fastest and best device(s) available. One of the newest high end devices around is the Samsung Galaxy S II. The phone packs a 1.2ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (CPU), and an ARM Mali-400 (GPU). Recently, AnandTech put the device to the test. The results, well, are simply astonishing. Clocking in at a 42.5, second only to the iPad 2, is the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Although second place may not seem so hot, the list in not only compiled of smartphones, but tablets as well. As a matter of fact, the Galaxy S II is anywhere from 1.7 – 4 times faster than any [...]

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AT&T releasing Galaxy S II on October 2; Bell Cuts Price to $24.99!

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 22, 2011

Galaxy S II (slim)

AT&T recently confirmed via Twitter that the Galaxy S II will be released on October 2nd.

The Galaxy S II will be available starting October 2 for $199.99 w/2-yr contract! Min. $15/month data plan req’d.

As noted, the phone will be available for $199.99 with a new contract. AT&T customers who are buying the phone without a new contract can pick up the slim beast for a cool $

And, for our Canadian readers, you’ll be pleased to know that starting September 23rd, Bell customers can get a $145 discount on the Galaxy S II courtesy of Best Buy. Yes, you read that correctly, [...]

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Top 5 Android Smartphones Challenging The Samsung Galaxy S II

by: MinaSeptember 20, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S II) is arguably the best smartphone currently in the market. The Galaxy S II’s arrival in the US market has long been anticipated, following the record it set as the best-selling Samsung phone ever after selling 5 million units in Europe and Asia in just 85 days. The Galaxy S II boasts of bringing the next viewing, media, communication, entertainment, and business experience with its various specs, including a 4.3″ SUPER AMOLED Plus screen, HSPA+ 21 Mbps wireless capability, 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras with LED Flash, and dual core processor.

However good the Galaxy S II may be, let’s face it: competition in the Android department [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II Is Not Coming to Verizon

by: LucianAugust 25, 2011

Brace yourselves Verizon customers. I’ve got some bad news for you. Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy S II isn’t coming to Verizon – at all. If this news won’t make any of you happy, I’m sure it will at least make someone happy – and that’s Motorola. With Samsung Galaxy S II out of the way, Motorola will be free to market their upcoming Droid Bionic.

Why there’s no Galaxy S2 on Verizon

I think these days Verizon can actually afford to choose between 2 or more new handsets that could launch on a particular month. Since the Galaxy S II is arriving in USA at the end of this month, and the Droid Bionic is supposed to launch very [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II Coming to the U.S. in August

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 22, 2011

Amidst rumors that Steve Jobs’ nightmare-causing Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, may skirt the United States, Samsung announced last Wednesday that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be arriving in the United States in August.

Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung’s mobile communications division, did not specify the exact date of the Samsung Galaxy S II’s release in the United States. Shin made the announcement during the launching of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in South Korea. Shin was mum on the price, too.

American consumers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II, a mobile powerhouse packing a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (1.2 [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II’s Near-Space Odyssey [Live Coverage]

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 15, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S II is ready to head off to near-space. Though not the first Android device to blasted off to several thousand meters up high into the atmosphere, we’re excited to see Samsung Japan’s and JP Aerospace’s event.

Ustream is covering the event live and has informed us that the space balloon will carry “messages of hope and wishes for Japan.” Seven “Galaxy Musicians” will be providing songs written originally for the space balloon project.

The balloon carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II will be throttling in the stratosphere for 90 minutes.

[Update 1] The Space Balloon team will be inflating the balloon in [...]

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A Samsung Galaxy S II User Review

by: glennJuly 15, 2011

First, a brief background: after several months of being a staunch HTC user, I decided to jump ship to try out the most-talked about Android phone out there. My own HTC Legend was adequate at the start and I was even wowed by the Sense UI, but eventually my power user self wanted something more. After weighing my options between getting the Sensation and the S2, I went with Samsung’s flagship both for value and to try out something different.

This review is not going to be a spec-by-spec account or a phone comparison review (though I may compare it to my previous phone or to my wife’s iPhone 4). This is going to be my own experience with the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S [...]

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