Monday, 21 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy S2 Review

Its now been about 6 weeks since I got the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone on the 3 network.

I actually bought it from ebay for £315. It was the 2nd one that I bought in a few weeks as the first one I bought (also from ebay) got stolen by some royal mail staff and the seller lost out as he sent it only by 'recorded' and not 'special' delivery and he was only covered to get £35 insurance from royal mail.

I got a full refund and bought another one. Ebay is generally good but you have to pick your sellers carefully especially if you are buying an expensive item. I tend not to buy electronic items from there as you won't get a guarantee but with a saving of over £100 vs the shops I took a chance.

My last phone was also a smartphone and also a Samsung but a very basic one so I never made use of its abilities.

The S2 so far is very impressive. The scrolling is just super fast and super smooth and the screen graphics are excellent with its super AMOLED technology.

The size of the phone is just perfect, giving you a big 4.3 inch screen but only being 8.5mm thick it slides into your pocket wit ease. It only weighs 116grams. I briefly had a play with the Samsung Note in one store and it was huge and not something you could carry without a man bag :) so I gave that one a miss.

The camera is 8-megapixels with HD video recording too. Having taken a few pics / clips I can confirm that the quality is pretty awesome.

The battery is not lasting me too long at the moment but that is probably due to the fact that I have downloaded and played wit far too many Apps in the short time that I have had it.

The call quality is extremely clear and the in call options are very good.

I am finding navigating through the menu system so easy and user friendly. You basically have only 3 main buttons (home, back and options) and everything else is on the touch screen. You also have a volume control on the left side and the power key on the right side.

I also managed to bag a new contract with 3 starting next week which gives me unlimited internet, 300 minutes and 5000 texts for £13 per month, bargain..!!

So my conclusion is that it is a pretty awesome phone. I wish I had owned an iPhone so I could compare it but as I have not I am not sure how it good it is vs that.

Here is some geeky stuff:

Product Information 
Not only is the Samsung Galaxy S II-I9100 packed with features, it is also sure to add to your style with its sleek and stylish design. With Android (Gingerbread) as its operating system, this Samsung smartphone gives you access to several applications. This Samsung Android phone comes with a stunning 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen that lets you enjoy vivid and bright colors. Thanks to its 8.1 MP camera with 1080p HD video recording, this Samsung smartphone lets you capture all your cherished moments. To let you make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S II-I9100, there are four hubs - Social, Readers, Game and Music. So, get ready to change the way you communicate, with this Samsung Android phone. 

Product Identifiers 
Brand Samsung 
Family Line Samsung Galaxy S II 
Model GT-I9100 

Key Features 
Capacity 16GB 
Colour Noble black 
Network Technology EDGE, HSPA 
Band HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 
Camera 8 Megapixel 

Supported Flash Memory Cards Micro SDHC 

Battery Capacity 1650 mAh 

Display Technology Super AMOLED Plus 
Diagonal Screen Size 4.27 in. 

Other Features 
Touch Screen: Yes 
Bluetooth: Yes 
Digital Camera Yes 
GPS Yes 
Email Access Yes 
Internet Browser Yes 
Speakerphone Yes 

Height 125.3 mm 
Depth 8.49 mm 
Width 66.1 mm 
Weight 116 gr



  1. had one for a min. now.. dig it myself.

  2. awesome aint it, i love mine


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