The Gadget Post
Out in the market for a high-end smartphone? We believe Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 must be on your radar. Both have a fan following bordering on cult, both are products of some cutting-edge technology and both are priced above 600 dollars. But the similarities end there.
Yet, given their similar price points, we put the Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S in a showdown to find which one is the right buy at the moment.
Here are some pointers
- Form Factor aka Shape and Size
As long as pure design aesthetics and ergonomics go, Both the iPhone 4S and SGS2 are good looking devices.What we always go on first are the mass and profile of the phones and it’s the Samsung Galaxy S II that’s both thinner and lighter. Yes, it’s longer and wider but these tend to be the dimensions of least importance when it comes down to taking up the room where your wallet. Ultimately, what you want is less weight to carry around,but shape,size and weight nowadays dont matter much its the overall performace of the device that counts. both the device are at par in this department.
According to me the Samsung Galaxy S II has a superior screen to the iPhone 4S. Why because its a samsung and they are pioneers in this field. I know lots of iphone users must boasting the retina display and all that The resolution on the iPhone screen is superb and there’s no doubt, but put an Samsung Galaxy S2 handset next to an Apple iphone 4S and the latter just looks a tad too pale or should i say yesterday. because that Super AMOLED Plus and the colours the SGS2 can produce are superb. The iPhone’s screen is good. The Samsung’s is better.
As it goes, both of these systems on a chip are made by Samsung anyway and it’s of little surprise, therefore, that each contains a dual-core, 1-1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU running the show. Where it gets complicated is the graphics. On the one hand, the SGS2 features the Mali-400 GPU – an impressive piece of kit in its own right. However, the PowerVR SGX543MP2 working the magic in the Apple A5 seems to out-bench the Mali by quite some distance. Even though the Samsung packs double the RAM of the iPhone 4S at 1GB, it looks as if you’ll just get a smoother video and gaming experience with Apple’s handset, and that might be key.
iOS offers more apps and greater ease of use. Android attempts with more flexibility and greater customisation potential. The high scoring point for the apple is the introduction of SIRI that’s been hard wired in to the iPhone 4S and the fact that iOS 5 has basically implemented all the best bits of Android and integrated them in to its own UI. in the Software race iphone has stolen the show.
- Battery Life
This is on of the crucial things which are very important foe every user the battery life.since both are multimedia phones their battery time tend to suffer. its not as outstanding as an blackberry(lol). but comparing both the device both are having similar battery life still the iphones new update have managed to up the time a lil bit . In my experiance the samsung galaxy gets one or two points less in the battery life dept as the device is a lil fast on using the power. here the Iphone is the Winner.
That’s the objective choice, but do bear in mind that the software on these phones may be quite a big factor for you when making your buying decision. If you’re frightened by the flexibility of Android and would prefer something that just works, then it might be that the iPhone 4S is the one for you. The success of Siri might also be something to keep an eye out for.
Hmmm lets see.There are a lot of close run categories here and some small victories that perhaps don’t quite matter as much as others. That’s the objective choice, but do bear in mind that the software on these phones may be quite a big factor for you when making your buying decision. If you’re frightened by the flexibility of Android and would prefer something that just works, then it might be that the iPhone 4S is the one for you. The success of Siri might also be something to keep an eye out for.
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Samsung Galaxy S II SA-I9100 Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera and GPS support – International Version – Ceramic White
- 8MP Camera
- Dual-core 1.2GHz
- A-GPS support
The Samsung Galaxy S II is an Android Smartphone with a dual core SOC processor. It has 1 GB of RAM. Super Amoled plus capacitive touchscreen, has 8MP Camera and has A-GPS support.
List Price: $ 799.99
Price: $ 299.95
- 8 mega pixel camera with full 1080p video recording
- Siri voice assitant
- iCloud / App Store / Air Print / Retina display
- UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
16GB iPhone 4S locked AT&T model. Will work on AT&T.
Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Do I need an umbrella?” or “Any great burgers around here?” or “Where’s the closest ATM?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean.1 It figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer. Then, just like a personal assistant, it answers you. Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and m
List Price: $ 514.99