Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II preview: Second encounter

13 April 2011
Having earned its place in the Android hall of fame, the original Galaxy S can start thinking about retirement. And these won’t be thoughts of fear and worry. With a replacement on its way, the veteran can look forward to getting the respects it deserves...

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  • dkvc

The only reason that I don't get this phone is for the plastic build quality.

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  • 2011-04-16 18:31
  • L4DY
  • Samsung Galaxy S2

Outstanding!!!!Flawless Victory!!!Well done Samsung!!!!FATALITY!!!!!

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  • 2011-04-16 18:29
  • gKAi
  • DaffyOnLSD

Fongy" Trust me the apps on the iPhone are no different, same old tired apps, just in a different package.
I think apps on any platform android or ios are too glorified, they're just a poor replacement for some of the desktop fuctionality you get on a pc. Apart from GPS there's nothing really to get excited over.
I have both an android and iphone, rooted/jailbroken with access to all apps for free(yes I know I'm a thief, so what) at the moment about 99.7% of apps are useless and are just an alternative to a proper browser. Also the apps that you truly might need they are usually available accross all platforms, gps/weather/office/email.

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  • 2011-04-15 18:35
  • n5Ka
  • Anonymous

Are they putting out a aws version?

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  • 2011-04-15 16:35
  • Ycpc
  • Nickname

> In reply to Fongy @ 2011-04-15 13:28 from GjjS - click to readyou can just port the games over to your phone like i do
i got lets golf 2 spiderman mayhem ect. there are always hackers and that means more games
plus android grows considerably and its not long til they match the app store.

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  • 2011-04-15 15:13
  • v6wJ
  • Anonymous

for the first time i like one samsung.... it's the better i have seen !

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  • 2011-04-15 13:44
  • 0E1H
  • Fongy

Well, I've read all previews of all mobile phones now...
Looking to upgrade soon...
And I'm wavering a bit...
I've had Android now for a few years, and I love it.. love the customisation, individuality, I love being able to drag and drop movies and series and music and photos just like that...
I love widgets...
After a couple of years now, I'm feeling that Android apps aren't moving anywhere, companies are still not taking Android that seriously...
Fantastic apps are coming out daily on the iphone (not to mention amazing retro and modern games) and I just wonder, despite this phone being a beast and amazing specs, if its the same tired apps you're using on it.. is it worth it?
I've resisted iphones for 4 years now... I just wonder with the forthcoming 5th one it might actually be worth taking the plunge?!?!

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  • 2011-04-15 13:28
  • GjjS
  • hater

> In reply to ACR @ 2011-04-15 03:45 from 4cZP - click to readLearn2freakingread. It's a preview, not a REVIEW. I'm soooo waiting for this phone!!! Gonna be a beast.

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  • 2011-04-15 13:16
  • ph@t
  • TC

> In reply to ACR @ 2011-04-15 03:45 from 4cZP - click to readIt is only a preview, NOT a full review!

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  • 2011-04-15 10:20
  • Sna{
  • ACR

No GPS and battery test? How is this possible? I am disappointed in this review.

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  • 2011-04-15 03:45
  • 4cZP
  • DaffyOnLSD

what is the battery like, the battery for god sakes the battery!!!!

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  • 2011-04-14 19:15
  • n5Ka
  • Anonymous

What about wifi quality. Everytime in the videos I can see indicator of signal strenght on the very low level.

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  • 2011-04-14 19:05
  • m}aj
  • Ant

Samsung Kies is a Joke... Its no good... Specwise... This is what Google nexus S should have been... No point in having such high spec phones when you are not sure about the S/W updates not being available... For all you know... the phone will be getting only updates for 1 yr or so... and then its just a paper weight.

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  • 2011-04-14 18:06
  • Fe}R
  • Kensei

About f'in time that Kies become useful. Finally SMSing from the PC. I did it with PDAnet, but it never saved the messages on the phone itself.

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  • 2011-04-14 17:43
  • wfDB
  • big al

I want to SEE some images shot in the DARK/LOW LIGHT.
Far near the object does the phone has to be in order for the tiny led flash to proparly light the picture?

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  • 2011-04-14 17:30
  • nmd7
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Luke @ 2011-04-14 10:28 from M8T2 - click to readif you want super accurate ps get sat nav or gps module, for phones these are quirte good

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  • 2011-04-14 16:42
  • iIR0
  • unsatisfied?

another phone to get mony from you.

why do u need this?gagdget man!

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  • 2011-04-14 16:04
  • Kgwm
  • The Ex-Nokia Fanboy

> In reply to Fongy @ 2011-04-14 15:36 from GjjS - click to readI have it on my AM/PM side of the status bar and the bar itself is starting to leave a very faint burn.

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  • 2011-04-14 15:48
  • IDkH