Posts tagged with: Galaxy S 2

[Full Galaxy S II Review] The Galaxy S II was unveiled by Samsung at MWC 2011. It is one of the first phones using a dual core processor. It's packing a 1.2GHz dual core Samsung Exynos 4210 processor, 1GB of RAM and 15.2GB of ROM. Its 4.3-inch display has a resolution of 480 x 800 WVGA and uses Super AM-OLED Plus technology, and also supports 1080p HD output. The Galaxy S II also has an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus and a front facing 1.9-megapixel camera. Read on for the latest Samsung Galaxy S II news, reviews and videos:

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    We're sure you've seen many types of commercials and so have we. This one isn't that much different from many we've seen, and we've grown to hate. Here's the deal: Samsung is taking a bite out of Apple in the new Galaxy S II ad which is mocking the iPhone 4S and its users. Several countries have laws against unfair commercial practices but we're not here to discuss the law. What we'd like to pinpoint is that, while the Galaxy S II is a wonderful device, Samsung shouldn't market it the way you'll see below. From the first second until the end, this seems to be an anti-commercial for the ...

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    The Galaxy S II, even though it was launched in February and is none months old, still definitely has what it takes to be a high-end Android phone in terms of raw horsepower. It might be topped by higher resolution screens on more recent hardware but the specs are just excellent. With such internals, the Galaxy S II should have absolutely no problem running the latest version of Google's Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung U.K. has confirmed on its Twitter page that the phone will definitely get its Android 4.0 treat. Of course, "there are no dates confirmed as yet" but if you had any ...

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    If you thought Samsung will let HTC be the only one with a "female-oriented" phone out there with its Rhyme, you were wrong! The Korean manufacturer just announced that its current flagship, the Galaxy S II, will get a new flavor: pink. After the original black, and later on the white version were announced, Samsung is now having the "lady consumers and young generations" in mind. There's nothing added or removed from the device, specs-wise, so you'll still get the Super AMOLED Plus screen and the 1.2GHz Exynos processor, only that you'll be rocking a pink phone. It is expected to be ...

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    While we're all waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to arrive and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be released to the AOSP, the is another way that we can get ICS on our phones: ports from the ICS SDK. In most cases the result is closer to something you'd expect from "Dr. Frankenstein" than a "plastic surgeon" in terms of elegance and full-functionality, but being able to run ICS on your own phone before it's available to anyone else can be too hard to pass up! Since the SDK was released, here are some of the more noteworthy phones that have gotten the new OS ported to them: Sony Xperia X10 ...

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    Looks like it didn't take long for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II to get a nice kernel that will make it less jealous of its Exynos-equipped cousins. After recently seeing the official source for the phone we are now getting some overclocking goodness. Of course this isn't for the everyday user and the usual disclaimer is in place but once you get passed that you will be able to overclock your Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-T989, aka T-Mobile Galaxy S II, to a whopping 1.8GHz. It's possible via a custom kernel available for all you brave geeks out there that just won't be satisfied with the stock ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S have a lot going for them: dual-core CPUs, fantastic cameras, slender form factors, and great hardware. In this video we compare both devices with multiple tests: web browsing, gaming, video quality, digital personal assistants, and a whole lot more. Check out the video below for the full video. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S II is better-equipped than the iPhone 4S. It has a faster CPU, and more RAM. While the display of the Galaxy S II is 0.8" larger than that of the iPhone 4S, it's got a much lower pixel density at 216ppi vs 326ppi.

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    The Samsung Galaxy S was a solid and popular phone but the Korean manufacturer managed to do an excellent job with the follow up. More than 30 million of those two devices combined have been sold to date according to Samsung. The last year's model is still available and still a great option. It managed to sell in 20 million units since its launch in 2010 but the popularity is huge when it comes to the S II. Since its introduction at this year's MWC, it sold more than 10 million units, bumping the combined numbers to more than 30 million. Great achievement from the Korean manufacturer and ...

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    The video below is pretty self-explanatory: we've got a Samsung Galaxy S II allegedly running what appears to be an Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, without the proprietary TouchWiz interface. Google is set to announce its next Android iteration, Ice Cream Sandwich, this week on the 19th in Hong Kong together with Samsung that is expected to unveil the first ICS Google-phone, the Nexus Prime. Getting back to the video below, the YouTube description teases an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the SGS2 soon on XDA Developers so check it out and make sure you note all the great stuff coming (as well ...

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    T-Mobile throws some pretty good parties! Last night we attended the T-Mobile 4G Factory Live launch event for the new Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze 4G. In addition to T-Mobile, the party was also hosted by Nur Khan of Electric Room, Rassi Mazdack of Milk Gallery, and Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power of "Who What Wear". About 500 people attended the party including a few A-List celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Ed Westwick, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Carly Foulkes and Adam Lein. There were even some Kryoman robots there. Oh, and of course there was a ...

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    Apple is going to make its iPhone 4S available in stores two days from now, on October 14. Pre-orders sold well and according to Apple numbers, more than 1 million units were purchased in the first 24 hours. The battle between Apple and Samsung has moved back to the market after lots of episodes in various courts around the world. According to reports, Samsung has set up a store just next to Apple's own store in Sydney. The temporary shop offers the flagship Galaxy S II for just $2 unlocked and without a contract for the first 10 people in line each day. The line is already longer than the ...

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    As a direct effect of legal the war between Apple and Samsung, a Dutch judge has ruled back in August that the Korean company infringed an Apple patent and imposed a sales injunction on the Galaxy S, S II and Ace devices. "We've fixed the technological problem and upgraded products to address the issue. They will be shortly available for sale" said James Chung, Samsung spokesman. The patent in question upon which the Dutch judge ruled that Samsung was infringing allowed for a method of scrolling or browsing through photos in the affected Samsung devices. As the ban only referred to a ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint, the Epic 4G Touch, did really well in our review and if you want to buy the phone you might want to consider Amazon instead of paying $199 to Sprint. $99.99 over at Amazon is $100 better than Sprint's price on the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. The price goes with a two-year contract but you'll pay less for the phone with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, eight-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage. This might be an American carrier variant but the Galaxy S II recently got the "Phone of the Year" award from ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II was regarded by many as the King of Android phones, undisputed for a long time after its February announcement. After some waiting it finally got to the American market too but Mobile Choice UK has awarded the Galaxy S II the "Phone Of The Year" title. The HTC Sensation came in second and the iPhone 4 was a strong competitor too but the judges said the Galaxy S II was "Samsung's best phone ever" which "combines excellent hardware with top-line social networking, email, sat-nav, web browsing and media features". To top it all, the device also received the Best Camera ...

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    Samsung has recently released the over-the-air Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S II which not only contains the new version of Google's mobile platform -- with changes to the scrolling mechanism in order to prevent patent infringement -- but makes the phone even better. According to reports, the manufacturer has announced the upcoming Galaxy S II ROM refresh which will bring "Big Home", a feature that increases the size of icons by almost a third. Additionally, a new widget will be included: a firmware-over-the-air widget that will notify of the existence of an update and ...

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    There were indications that Bell will soon get the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G but everyone expected them to make it available before the holidays. Well, now is actually before the holidays and the phone has joined the carrier's line-up. It goes for $599.95 without a contract or $149.95 with a three-year commitment. If you come from another carrier and sign a three-year contract, Bell throws in a $75 in-store credit. As for the phone, it's just the same Galaxy S II 4G but in white, with the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.2GHz processor and eight-megapixel main ...

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    When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S II, we mentioned in our review that the Exynos processor used to power the phone is insanely fast, scoring around 3,200 in Quadrant. The newly announced Galaxy Note seems to top it with 3,624. The picture above is taken from none other than the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II which seems to be the best so far. As you can see, it blows all the other devices away scoring 3,727 (over 3,800 with other runs) in Quadrant. How's that for a fast phone? You can also check out the video below to see a complete run of the app and make sure to let us know of your ...

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    In this face-off video we put the acclaimed Galaxy S 2 up against the best Verizon phone available at the moment, the Motorola Droid Bionic which operates with LTE. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S 2 has a higher-clocking processor, but the Droid Bionic has a higher resolution display. Beyond these two differences, pretty much everything else is the same, save for the built-in HDMI port on the Droid Bionic. In terms of hardware, the Droid Bionic is thicker and more heavy than the Galaxy S 2, but it feels a bit more sturdy in hand. Take a look at the comparison video where we cover gaming ...

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    When we plugged in our unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II to the PC this morning, an update to the KIES software was available to download. After installing the refresh, we were notified of the existence of a software update for the phone itself. It is described as an update that will improve the performance of the phone but for version number connaisseurs it is PDA:KI3 / PHONE:KI3 / CSC:KI3 (XEO). After updating the Samsung Galaxy S II now runs Google's Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 (instead of 2.3.4) and the ROM appears to be the same KI3 which was recently leaked. Among the changes you'll also ...

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    Sprint's set to be getting its Galaxy S2 first amongst US carriers, but who will be second? T-Mobile just made its own announcement regarding the smartphone, but doesn't narrow the release date range down to more than "this fall". Like the Sprint Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, T-Mobile's Galaxy S2 will also have a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED+ screen, a slight upgrade over the presently available international model. All the US carriers are advertising their GS2s as 4G, and as this is T-Mobile, that means HSPA+. Samsung has put out a blanket press release announcing the phone on all three carriers, ...

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    AT&T gets its Samsung Galaxy S II this weekend, and while it goes without saying that if you pick one up on Sunday, you should probably try to avoid losing it straight away, there's more at stake here than just some expensive new hardware, thanks to the revelation of a lock-screen bypass that readily grants unauthorized users access to your phone and everything stored therein. BGR discovered the problem while experimenting with the handset, and it looks to be a quite serious security hole. Basically, you just have to wake the phone, ignore the lock screen and wait for the display to sleep ...

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    We got a new look at the HTC Amaze 4G (once-Ruby) this past weekend, as it will appear when it launches on T-Mobile. Today the carrier officially announced the smartphone at its GigaOm Mobilize 2011 keynote event, assigning the handset a launch date and price. It wasn't just the Amaze 4G in the spotlight, though, and the carrier also came forward with the same details for the Samsung Galaxy S II's launch. We've known about the Amaze/Ruby hardware for some time now, with its 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, NFC support, and 4.3-inch qHD display. There are a few tidbits new here that help us flesh-out ...

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    Yes, you read right! Samsung is breaking another record by selling 10 million Galaxy S II units in five months and these numbers don't include the American variants of the phone available on U.S. carriers. Just for the sake of comparison, the previous record, the one that was broken, was the Samsung Galaxy S which sold the same amount of units, but not under five, but seven months. Out of the total number of 10 million, more than 3.6 were sold in its home market, Korea. Second comes Europe with 3.4 million and 2.3 million for the third placed Southeast Asia (except Korea). With the finally ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II is still THE Android phone of the moment (at least until one of those HD screen-enabled beasts are released) and the manufacturer is trying to maintain the phone up to date as much as possible. The latest leak represents Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The firmware version is I9100XXKI3, which translates to European version 3, dated September 15. For those of you who can't wait for the update to hit your devices via official channels, head over to the source link and grab the update (of course, acknowledging the risks involved). Source: ...

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    Canada's Bell has released the Samsung Galaxy S II on July 21 and, even though the phone was only available in its black flavor, it was reportedly selling great. How great? Enough for the carrier to consider another variant, this time in a pale shade. According to recent reports, the carrier is planning on adding the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II to its line-up. There are no details of exact availability, except for "way before the holiday rush". Given the black variant goes for $149.99 on a three-year contract, we expect the white one to cost the same amount of cash. Source: ...

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    Samsung's Hercules is on its way to Canada as the mouthful "4G Galaxy S II X". The 4GGS2X will be finding a home at Telus, but for now its ETA is no more specific than "soon". As if Mobile Syrup wasn't lucky enough to get its hands on the Samsung Galaxy S Glide, they've now posted a new video showing some hands-on interaction with the 4GGS2X. The 4GGS2X is a slight upgrade from the stock GS2 released earlier this year, and gets some of the upgrades we're hearing about for the likes of the LTE version of the phone and some more recent carrier-branded models. The phone runs a 1.5GHz ...

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