Samsung Galaxy S II Official - dual-core 1GHz CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/12/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-and-10-1-inch-galaxy-tab-ii-confirmed-for-mw/
    http://www.samsunghub.com/2011/02/12/samsung-galaxy-s2-official-image-and-info-leaked/

    Engadget Hands-on: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/13/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-official-tegra-2-4-3-inch-super-amoled-plu/

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    I like the look of the original so this is nice in my eyes. too bad i only bought a galaxy 2 days ago :p

    I wonder what size the battery will be.
     
  3. Annihilator69

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    Million $ question is what plan will it be on yeah, $49 plan please :tongue:
     
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    bloody hell, why still with the 800x480 resolution

    motorola atrix still the one for me in that case
     
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    screams of ip 4 clone

    samsung has been growing some big balls lately, one day they gonna shove that finger on Steve and cut all A4 production :D

    this needs hdmi and proper BT stack
     
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    looks just like an iphone....
     
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    Looks good, but will stay away from samsung.
    Too slow with updates.
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    They all seem to be just as bad as each other. At least those with any mobile phones worth buying....considering the Nexus S, so at least i can find official updates as soon as they are released.
     
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    i'm off plan and due for a new phone. Considered a galaxy S, but knew this was coming. When is it due, and please have a telstra mhz one! (and not for the outrageous price telstra sell the galaxy s for!)

    $49 cap would be fine for me (+500mb-1gb data)

    If its a month or so, i can hold off......if its 6 months.....not sure what ill do.
     
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    HTC's a little better than the other companies when it comes to Android updates.
     
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    lol it hasnt even officially been announced yet and you think it'll be available on contract in australia within a month? :tired:

    expect it perhaps by mid year at the very earliest in australia, and it wont be on anything less than a $79 cap for some time to come (at least not without significant extra monthly repayments).
     
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    meh, really no surprise about the shape. They did it with the origional SGS, and they are doing it again....

    If people want an iphone they'll buy from apple....

    Samsung, you continue to suck!
     
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    What is wrong with the shape?

    It's skinnier than the iphone and all other Android phones.
    It has a much better button layout than other android phones IMO.
    I love the fact that my SGS isn't full of bling. A nice unassuming phone.

    The SGS was a huge seller and I'm sure the SGS2 will be as well.

    The only downfall is the fact that samsung do suck with updates. But with XDA around it doesn't really matter (You wouldn't run a stock firmware after running a modded one for any length of time).
     
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    I posted about it before you, nya nya :p
     
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    I can't seem to find it but Nvidia released some slides that went on about how dual core uses less power than a single core due to splitting the load. IE 2 cores at 50% use less power than one at 100%... I know it doesn't exactly work like that but as apps become more optimised for dual core we should see them becoming more power efficient.

    Also look at the following benchmarks comparing the LG Optimus (first dual core phone) to the Galaxy S (One of the most powerful single core phones on the market)

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-O...er-and-chipset-benchmark-test-results_id16437

    A big difference that should translate to the real world nicely.

    EDIT:

    Another video showing 3d performance between first dual core phone (LG) and galaxy s single core. A huge difference. Especially considering the Galaxy S was already the fastest phone for 3D compared to other android/iphone4 etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBGqVPpkVao

    Will be very intersting to see how the Galaxy S II compares to the Tegra2 in similar benchmarks. But yes Dual Core phones is the single biggest performance jump we'll see for a while I think.
     
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    I bought a Galaxy S just before Xmas, as I already have an iPad and iPod Touch, so I wanted to get a feel for an Android phone.

    Bloatware from Optus and Google in the way.
    Harder to find your way around the interface than IOS, especially settings,
    and answering my first call was a drama, I didn't know you had to slide the button across the screen!
    I wanted to use my normal POP account not Gmail, took a while to find the other mail program.
    Almost all the apps I installed had ads at the bottom of the screen!
    The GPS sux, it's really bad.
    The update program only runs on a PC, unlike iTunes for the iPhones which is cross platform, and Optus took forever to get Froyo out. I tend to use Macs, lucky I have a PC too.

    Some good points are you can mount the device like a USB stick to get things on and off storage.
    It has a removable battery you can get at.
    If you turn off the Cellular Data, and just leave it doing calls and SMS, it will give you almost two weeks standby on a charge.

    Samsung make good smartphone hardware, but their software is nowhere as out of the box friendly as the iPhone.

    - Ernie.
     
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    All mum/dad's user will not get the full benefit of the galaxy s.

    XDA provides a tremendous resource to enhance the galaxy S.

    I totally love my galaxy S although I must say the niggy is it's got CRAPPY GPS. Worst thing ever that GPS, other than that it's fine on all other fronts. Only made possible through custom ROMS provided by XDA.

    Believe me the default samsung software on the galaxy S sucks balls.
     
  20. figrin

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    Other than the bloatware from Optus, I think all these points are only from the unfamiliarity of a user coming from the iOS background.


    The official 2.2.1 updates are a lot better than the initial one.

    I think the most new important feature of the Galaxy S II is the quad band UMTS. I think it's the first android phone that does that.
     
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