Samsung Galaxy S II Plus review: Golden oldie

31 January 2013
Samsung has been steadily setting the bar ever higher with each flagship released, and the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and its predecessor, the S II, have catapulted them to the top of the smartphone food chain. And, as is expected in the aftermath of such success, the....

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  • vcmamuikr
  • 3ry
  • 31 Aug 2015

What isthe problem in battery dimm?

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    • Anonymous
    • rv@
    • 16 Sep 2014


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      • Shail
      • GRV
      • 28 Jun 2014

      S2+ phone hangs a lot. I have to restart my phone many times a day.Don't buy this phone

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        • yogi
        • rKM
        • 15 Apr 2014

        anu, 27 Jul 2013Yesterday i buy samsung s2 plus they are told me it have 8g... moreIt shows only 4 gb because already its memory is used by OS and other in built app it also require memory for storage its internal memory
        If u use external memory than u will get only 7 gb.

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          • Rapto
          • Swb
          • 23 Jan 2014

          Anonymous, 02 Mar 2013Jellybean is now rolled out for the old s2 in most markets,... moreS 2 plus has already received a 4.2 update, which makes the device really better than the s 2 in not just one aspect- a fact that cannot be hidden.
          In terms of GPU: Broadcom video core IV has better rendering features compared to mali-400, however it is facing bugs in some games due to the fact it's a young GPU and lacks optimization from some developers. Nevertheless most of these bugs can be fixed with the software update and on the whole I might say it performs pretty well even at the heavy titles out there.
          To sum up, this device really deserves it's + and the great camera results make it a good value for the money (compared to xperia L which has a pretty good hardware performance but facing a camera issue- sometimes grainy spots can be seen on the edges of the photos because of the aggressive noise reduction.)

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            • ali
            • apN
            • 10 Jan 2014

            Its a worst mobile. Dont buy it . Its hanging like a shit. Everytime u need to rrmove and reinsert ur battry to restart it. I am facing toouch problrm. Want to sell this shit immediaty

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              • bush
              • YQD
              • 22 Sep 2013

              Really a good smartphone....easier to use with a faster processor than s2!
              If ur looking for a phone with a descent price & faster processor (& latest OS), you must try this! !

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                • taha
                • pT2
                • 19 Aug 2013


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                  • anu
                  • nTR
                  • 27 Jul 2013

                  Yesterday i buy samsung s2 plus they are told me it have 8gb memory and also written on the cover but when i use the mobile i saw only memmory storage only 4gb what is the reason?

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 3V1
                    • 22 Jul 2013

                    AnonD-115514, 21 Feb 2013which phone is better galaxy s 2 + or galaxy grand...? Rp... moreS2 plus is better.

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                      • 3dmark FTW!
                      • 0Up
                      • 30 Jun 2013

                      just completed the 3dmark benchmark. the results: the s2plus scored double than the s2. basically the s2plus have twice the graphic power over the s2. get used to this guys, mali400 is getting old, just read also the note2 user comments, they all complaining about mali400 performance regarding 3dmark. or just you guys with old s2 just install the 3dmark benchmark (its free), complete the test and compare it with the s2plus from the device list.i got over 4000 points on the normal run and over 2700 on extreme test. please check your s2 score and post them here. cheers

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                        • Anonymous
                        • 3@j
                        • 29 Jun 2013

                        how much RAM does it have??

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                          • Edy
                          • 3nX
                          • 26 May 2013

                          think Samsung Galaxy S2 is better than the S2+ guy's think about it, samsung broke the wall to the market with the excellent model of S2 and they use the best components which were most expensive to built in the phne, that you couldn't find in galaxy s+. And by the way the S+ don't have the Gorilla glass like old s2 so when your phone drops out you need to replace the screen.

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                            • AnonD-148451
                            • 04M
                            • 23 May 2013

                            I wanted to buy this phone, since where I live its price is pretty acceptable. However upon researching on the internet, I found out that the broadcom GPU causes bugs and incorrect rendering in many games. For example:
                            Modern Combat 4: The gun is missing
                            Carmageddon: Black on screen controls
                            Subway surfers: the running guy is not rendered at all
                            Asphalt 7: Looks plain weird. Can't really explain it.

                            Now I am leanint towards HTC One SV with similar price, butt better performance, worse screen and camera.

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                              • AnonD-146330
                              • rAe
                              • 16 May 2013

                              Sony xperia ion is much better than s2 and plus . S2 has very poor battery backup , heating problem i hv used both phone and xperia ion is much better

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                                • Anonymous
                                • uP5
                                • 07 May 2013

                                Can anyone confirm what the audio chip is? Wolfson?

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • Hkq
                                  • 22 Apr 2013

                                  CH, 01 Feb 2013what?? dont you see that most ppl here from the comments ar... moreBcaz they r hving old s2 man beliv me s2 plus is damngood

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                                    • AnonD-99167
                                    • 9Bt
                                    • 16 Apr 2013

                                    AnonD-99167, 16 Apr 2013Compare to Cyrus Apel (ye... moreI forgot... also dual SIM Card just like Galaxy Grand Duos.

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                                      • AnonD-99167
                                      • 9Bt
                                      • 16 Apr 2013

                                      Compare to Cyrus Apel (yes "Apple" in Indonesian) which has the same CPU & GPU,RAM Size, Internal Memory size, but with 4.5" IPS 1280 x 720, HDMI port, USD 206 price tag, I will not care about unpopular brand....but if Samsung can give USD 250 price I will choose Samsung....

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                                        • loona
                                        • KI6
                                        • 09 Apr 2013

                                        useless, 01 Feb 2013one of the most useless phones in recent times .... they co... moreFor you information Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S II. get update from here
                                        In the history of software updates, the new Jelly Bean update by Samsung to the Galaxy S II is by far the most major update given to a smartphone yet.