"Just about right"on by hugdeath
Pros Screen is hot.
Decent battery life.
Fast on network or wifi.
Seemingly endless customization.
Cons No iPhone battery, sleep button placement, no camera while on phone, no data during hotspot
Summary My black SGSII is a huge improvement from the MyTouch4G it replaced. The size is just about right without being too bulky. Call quality is great but the speaker could be louder. Screen is bright without robbing battery life. It would great to have a lipo battery like the iPhone. Accessories were very easy to find. Network is very fast.Now for the dumb dumbs.. Power/sleep should never be opposite volume. I have been embarrassed in mettings more than once because I hit volume rocker in an attempt to sleep phone. Data does not work in hotspot mode and camera doesn't work while on a call. Dumb dumb dumb. Rest of phone rocks though.
Pros - Speed
- Connectivity (voice & data actual signal strength)
- Battery life
- Light (not heavy as the IPhone)
- Music reproduction
Cons - Portability (if you carry it in your belt buckle and have excess belly weight, it might be uncomfortable)
- Price (if you are in this price range, then you should not evaluate HTC, Motorola nor IPhone either)
Summary If you are a motorhead or rigger or TopGear Fan (or Trainspotter, Zeds or Gunzels!)and If you have a BMW, you probably will opt for the IPhone as you are not using the proper side of the brain. However, everyone knows that there are better cars with better features (i.e.: Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Range Rover, etc) and performance than a similar BMW. I have evaluated and tried the SGSII against the latest IPhone, HTC, BBB and Motorola's and I can confirm hands down... it is the best phone (Android or not). There is nothing with the other smartphones that I cannot do at least the same or better by using the SGSII (as noted in Pros). Further, it has saved me money as I have avoided to buy a Tablet/Kindle/IPad. Moreover, I am using less and less my Laptop. As for the Cons, if you have small hands, you will probably opt for a smaller screen phone. However, once you are used to the size on the SGSII, you will enjoy it far better than the other ones (specially the IPhone). The SGSII screen is a pleasure to view and to read (indoors or outdoors). Yes, the SGSII is lighter in weight than others, however, that to me is a big positive... otherwise, I should be using a "brick phone" from the 80s. Even my small kids, whom have no perspective with Fads thus far, they will leave their ITouch and IPad2 behind and use the SGSII when playing Angry Birds or other popular games. For business as primary use, you will forget the BlackBerry Bold (BBB)... That is like comparing Beta (BBB) against Bluray (Android/Apple). If you love taking pictures (and I do... as I have a Canon DSLR D5II & D7 (due to its FPS for action shots) with 70-200 II F2.8L IS USM & 24-70 F2.8L USM), the SGSII takes very decent pictures and movies where it has allowed me to leave my pocket camera at home. Nexus Vs SGSII... OK, the main difference is the OS and screen size. However, Once I am able to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich OS, then it will be the same. As for screen size, the SGSII is at my hand limit (4.52" for a total 5.11" L x 2.11" W). The Nexus with its 4.65" screen (5.33" L x 2.67" W; only extra 0.13in) does not feel as good. OH!... you have an IPhone due to your investment in ITunes (that was my reasoning before), however, I have been able to transfer all ITune/CD songs to my SGSII (whether ITunes or not). Whenever I am getting close to my storage limit, I can very easily change or buy a larger card (something that you cannot do in the IPhone) and the sound quality in the SGSII (when playing songs) is significantly superior than the IPhone (whether you like warm or brilliant). Finally, speed & connectivity (I use my companies WiFi as well as Airports and my home network to perform many activities with the SGSII) and when I tested the BBB, IPhone or HTC in similar locations), they were slower than the SGSII. Further, the range in the others was shorter.... specially the IPhone, when compared against the SGSII. This was extremely important to me and I weighted it higher in priority. Therefore, for the Pros above, I prefer the SGSII against the IPhone 4S, Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr, HTC Amaze/Vivid/Rezound, BBB or any other smartphone thus far!.
Pros *Large display
*Easy to use
Cons *Power button breaks even with normal use and cannot be replaced
*Samsung customer service is useless
Summary BEWARE: GALAXY S2 POWER BUTTON WILL BREAK EVEN WITH NORMAL USE. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!
My power button broke less than 2 weeks after my warranty was up and Samsung REFUSES to replace the phone or even give me a credit towards a new one despite the fact that it was having problems before the warranty expired. I just didn't know it because it was only intermittent.
After talking to the call center, I was told they *might* be able to repair it for a fee, but that I'd be without my phone for up to a few weeks.
I've been a loyal Samsung customer for over a decade, but thinking about changing brands now.
"I am curious"on by lizzya06
Pros I am so sorry to have left samsung for this horrible htc with absolutely no internal memory, I am curious about memory on this samsung phone, Of all the samsungs I have had in the past, they are simple to figure out on my own
Cons I don't think any phone has any adequate battery life, I take my charger with me wherever I go, I have one stashed at work, I am always taking the car charger between my car & whatever other car I may be in,
Summary I am looking forward to more comments on this phone & seriously considering this one instead of sticking with htc, although I do see it has good reviews, HOWEVER it has no memory card or ability to remove battery
Pros -Speed (Processing & HSPA+)
-Resolution of Screen
-Touch Wiz OS
Cons -A Touch Too Big
Summary I love this phone! Had every phone before and after it (including the HTC One S) and I love the simplicity, quality and speed of this one. My only, kinda, complaint would be the HUGE screen! This is coming from a person with big hands. I like the size of the screen on the Import or AT&T GS2. Other than that 1 thing, it's one of the best!