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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Samsung released the Galaxy S II on April 14, 2011.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy S II user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Galaxy S II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Galaxy S II has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.