Samsung Galaxy S II

AKA: Samsung I9100

Available at: Bell, Koodo Mobile, SaskTel, Telus, Virgin Mobile

9/10 AVG.
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T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II didn't fall far from the family tree. It's good looking, fast and an overall great phone. - Tim Stevens, Engadget  
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With its roomy screen, thin profile, speedy performance, and powerful media capabilities, there's little to dislike. - Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop  
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 48 reviews

As their flagship phone for 2011, the Galaxy S2 from Samsung is one sexy smartphone. With the subtle sophistication that we've come to expect from this Korean company, Samsung's latest offering gives users a frustration-free multitasking experience in a sleek, compact package.

This smartphone is fast and handles many apps simultaneously, with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor paired to 1 GB of RAM. This means users can update their Facebook status, shoot HD videos, and receive text messages and calls without needing to close any programs.

Weighing in at a airy 116 grams, this thin smartphone has dimensions and design similar to the iPhone 4. This makes it large enough to be fully functional without feeling like you're lugging a laptop in your purse or pocket.The textured back and slightly curved sides makes holding the Galaxy S2 comfortable and secure in the users palm.

Along with all the features now considered standard among smartphones like GPS, in-browser Flash player, and social hubs, the Galaxy S2 has a generous 4.3-inch screen that makes viewing the intuitive navigation menu quick and simple.

When it comes to making a phone call with the Galaxy S2 (yes, some people do still use their smartphones as phones) users enjoy enhanced call quality with the integrated noise reduction control. Video calling is simple with Android Platform 2.3.3 onboard, and if you've ended your call before the conversation is complete, Samsung makes redialing or sending a message to your last contact easy with instant onscreen prompts.

The Galaxy S2 Android phone is available now, providing an alternative for consumers who don't want one of the popular fruit-branded smartphones (namely those from Apple or Blackberry).

Need to know: Samsung Galaxy S2

1. The super-speedy response time will keep users with challenged attention spans satisfied with the ability to run numerous apps simultaneously and flawlessly. (The Good)

2. With a 4.3 inch 800 x 400 Super AMOLED plus display shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass, the display on the Galaxy S2 is fantastic, with crisp images and colors. (The Good)

3. Like most modern smartphones, this unit likes to eat batteries, especially when browsing the web or playing games, so keep the charger handy. (The Bad)

4. With no way to silence the camera shutter, you can forget about taking sneaky candid shots with the Galaxy S2. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4.27"

The Samsung Galaxy S II's screen is 4.27 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Samsung Dual-Core Cortex A9 MPCore 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB or 32 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1650mAh

The phone is powered by a 1650 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 29.5 days standby time, 1100 minutes talk time, 264 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Brand New Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket SGH I727R 16GB Black Rogers Wireless

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140

Brand New Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket SGH I727R 16GB Black UNLOCKED

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140

NEW Samsung Galaxy S2, i777,Unlocked: Telus, Bell, Rogers, Fido, Koodo

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140

BRAND NEW Samsung Galaxy S II X Hercules + BONUS GIFTS❣❣

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140

Samsung Galaxy S II S2 HD LTE E120L 16GB Unlocked 3G 4.65 AMOLED Android Phone

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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 48 reviews

As their flagship phone for 2011, the Galaxy S2 from Samsung is one sexy smartphone. With the subtle sophistication that we've come to expect from this Korean company, Samsung's latest offering gives users a frustration-free multitasking experience in a sleek, compact package.

This smartphone is fast and handles many apps simultaneously, with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor paired to 1 GB of RAM. This means users can update their Facebook status, shoot HD videos, and receive text messages and calls without needing to close any programs.

Weighing in at a airy 116 grams, this thin smartphone has dimensions and design similar to the iPhone 4. This makes it large enough to be fully functional without feeling like you're lugging a laptop in your purse or pocket.The textured back and slightly curved sides makes holding the Galaxy S2 comfortable and secure in the users palm.

Along with all the features now considered standard among smartphones like GPS, in-browser Flash player, and social hubs, the Galaxy S2 has a generous 4.3-inch screen that makes viewing the intuitive navigation menu quick and simple.

When it comes to making a phone call with the Galaxy S2 (yes, some people do still use their smartphones as phones) users enjoy enhanced call quality with the integrated noise reduction control. Video calling is simple with Android Platform 2.3.3 onboard, and if you've ended your call before the conversation is complete, Samsung makes redialing or sending a message to your last contact easy with instant onscreen prompts.

The Galaxy S2 Android phone is available now, providing an alternative for consumers who don't want one of the popular fruit-branded smartphones (namely those from Apple or Blackberry).

Need to know: Samsung Galaxy S2

1. The super-speedy response time will keep users with challenged attention spans satisfied with the ability to run numerous apps simultaneously and flawlessly. (The Good)

2. With a 4.3 inch 800 x 400 Super AMOLED plus display shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass, the display on the Galaxy S2 is fantastic, with crisp images and colors. (The Good)

3. Like most modern smartphones, this unit likes to eat batteries, especially when browsing the web or playing games, so keep the charger handy. (The Bad)

4. With no way to silence the camera shutter, you can forget about taking sneaky candid shots with the Galaxy S2. (The Bad)

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Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

The complete package

from TelecomTiger (about 1 year ago)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is certainly a good buy in this price range. It offers a long list of in-built high class features/applications that exist in all latest Android phones. The big 4.3 inch Super AMOLED plus screen is amazing and it offers great display. The powerful RAM and processor gives hassle... More

  8/10

Offers solid performance, a vibrant screen, and a great multimedia experience

from Cnet (about 1 year ago)

You might think the $369.99 Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is merely a repackaged relic offloaded to Boost Mobile by its Sprint overlords. And you’d be right, at least in part, but that’s not the whole story. Sure, the Galaxy S II is by no means a spring chicken, but this gray-haired device still boasts... More

  8/10

A powerful, gorgeous smartphone for U.S. Cellular, but 4G is on the horizon

from PC Magazine (over 2 years ago)

There's no doubt about it: Nearly a year after we reviewed the initial, unlocked version, the Samsung Galaxy S II remains one of the top Android phones available. In a market that sees a new hot smartphone come and go every few weeks, that's an impressive feat. The Samsung Galaxy S II has already taken... More

  8/10

Absolutely beautiful screen, very good camera

from Pocketables (over 2 years ago)

The S II was a technological marvel when it first came out. That's closing in on a year ago now, but the phone is still one of the top phones out there. With a chipset that puts most phones - and tablets - to shame, enough RAM and ROM to not cause any of the typical low-end Android phone issues, a screen... More

Respectable battery life and a beautiful screen

from Recombu (over 2 years ago)

It’s a fantastic phone that has been cleverly created to stay relatively up-to-date in the near-future, with a high-speed dual-core processor, wireless syncing to your computer and the very latest version of Android. That luscious screen stands alongside the iPhone 4 as a market-leading display and... More

  10/10

Thin, light and powerful

from Digital Versus (over 2 years ago)

The Galaxy S already had a lot going for it, but Samsung's second generation of the smartphone is very much a product of its time. The Galaxy S II is incredibly powerful but surprisingly thin and light at the same time. Our biggest disappointment was the Super AMOLED Plus display's bizarre approach to... More

  10/10

It's hard to find any real negatives regarding this particular phone

from Brighthand (over 2 years ago)

If you're on the market for a new smartphone, T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II is a worthy contender. It performed well in all of my standard tests except for slow performance when using the GPS and included navigation apps.Photos and videos look really nice on the large screen, and the sound quality on... More

  9/10

The most high-quality smartphone to have been released by Samsung in the US thus far

from Android Community (over 2 years ago)

Samsung has optimized the Samsung Galaxy S II to be the best Android smartphone on the planet, and if you ask me, that’s exactly what it is. For now. It’s got the most advanced version of Samsung’s vision for an ideal device, and here they are to be trusted. Samsung is, on the other hand, creating... More

Large display, faster processor and zippier wireless data radio

from Phone Scoop (over 2 years ago)

T-Mobile and Samsung have a winner on their hands with the Galaxy S II. It is as good as the HTC Amaze 4G and gives the iPhone 4S a good run for the money. We can't say that it is light-years ahead of the competition, but it outshines them by a galaxy.

More compact than its brothers and boasts a great camera and fast data speeds

from Laptop Magazine (over 2 years ago)

AT&T subscribers now have two stellar smartphones to choose from at $199: The Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4S. The S II has a bigger Super AMOLED Plus display packaged in a lighter design than Apple's handset. It also offers a great camera and one of the fastest processors inside a smartphone, plus a highly... More

  8/10

Samsung S 2 X on Koodo... Great performance for the Dollar

(about 1 year ago)

Had this for 3 days now. Impressed with the beautiful screen and fast processor. Upgraded from the Galaxy Ace which had bad resolution, slow processor and inefficient memory. Very happy so far, except for the battery life which doesn't last as long as my previous phone (G. Ace). Pros: Camera... More

  8/10

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