Saturday, 1 October 2011

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - Review

In this review, we will talk about the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II.

With a spec sheet like that, it’s a beast of a droid. Even in today’s viciously competitive market, the Galaxy S II has so many firsts to be proud of. Samsung’s very own Exynos chipset, the unmatched Super AMOLED Plus screen and the ultra-slim body only begin to tell the story.

The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II has a solid and sleek build with simple to use multimedia functions for your use. It comes with a processor with the clock speed of 1.2 GHz (dual-core) makes the phone to perform much faster.  Rather than the traditional PowerVR SGX540 graphics, the Exynos chipset gives the user the comfort of viewing Mali-400 graphics. The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is a sleek phone, measuring up to 125 mm in length, 66 mm in width and in terms of thickness, the phone measures to just over 8 mm. The phone is marked by attractiveness alongside being ultra slim. The phone weighs only 116g. For more information, just go through the review.

Now in the review, we will discuss some of the other features of the phone.

The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II carries a 4.3’’ display screen, having a resolution of 480x800 pixels. The touchscreen display screen on the cellular is capacitive, this makes it very responsive. Thanks to its Super AMOLED Plus display screen, the display of the cellular is magnificently sharp and accurate. Reading through textual content is really an easy job to do on the cellular, whereas viewing images and WebPages seems to be sharp and crisp.

Thanks to TouchWiz UI v4.0, the navigation on Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is very good. The device runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, because of which, tossing between apps and screens seemed to be very smooth. The overall performance of the cellular is extremely good; it is very instant, responsive and fast. Multi-tasking on the cellular is also quite an easy and comfortable task. The phone has 1 GB ROM and 8 GB memory card, which enables you to store large amount of data and several apps for you convinience.

Now in the review, we will take a look at the camera on the cellular.

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II features an 8 MP camera with LED flash. User interface for camera is pretty decent. Auto-focus, touch-focus, face and smile detection are the key characteristics of its features. The camera is capable of recording Full-HD videos with 1080p @ 30 fps as well as 720p @ 30 fps. The image quality of the phone is good. However, images turn out bit underexposed and colors are duller than we would’ve liked. There is a front-facing 2MP camera too, right above the display screen, suited to video calling purposes.

Now the review will discuss the other features of the phone.

The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II operates on Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) by means of that, you will get access to stuff just like Gmail, an app for YouTube, Quick Office for Android as well as others. Furthermore, at the time Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) runs on the cellular, the browser of the phone comes in complete support for Adobe flash 10.1. WebPages which are Flash-heavy could be accessed without having much of lagging, and that is another pleaser. As being the Smartphone runs on Android Os, you'll have the option of syncing with Gmail, IMAP and exchange accounts. The device can also be capable of integrating with social networking sites. Some other options that come with the phone contain Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. The device comes in support of wide range of music and video codec’s like MP3, AAC, WAV and MPEG-4.The phone comes in support of DLNA, which enables content streaming with other devices that are DLNA enabled. The device also has the standard SWYPE text enabled keyboard.

To conclude off of this review, we’d suggest that Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is a Smartphone that offers the best features all around, the camera on the cellular is good, and so can be its display screen. The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is a fully power packed Android Smartphone.

Specifications & Features of Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II

Display and user interface
Screen size: 4.30"
Type: Super AMOLED Plus, capacitive touchscreen
Up to 16 M colors
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Gorilla Glass display
TouchWiz UI v4.0
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Touch-sensitive controls
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Gyroscope sensor

Size: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight (with battery): 116 g

Available colors

Operating frequency / Network
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

microSD memory card slot,  max. 32 GB, 8 GB included
Internal memory: 16 GB / 32 GB Storage / 1 GB RAM

3G: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth: Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, HS
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go

Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Features: autofocus, geotagging, LED flash, touch-focus
Self-timer, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Effects: Grayscale, sepia, and negative
Video: Yes, 1080p @ 30 fps
Secondary: Yes, 2 MP

Software platform
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset

Email and messaging
SMS(threaded view): Yes
MMS: Yes
Email: Yes
Push Mail: Yes
IM: Yes
RSS: Yes

Browsing and internet

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
NFC support (optional)
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
SNS integration
Digital compass
MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
Image/video editor
Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Voice memo/dial/commands
Predictive text input (Swype)

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Ring tones: Mp3, WAV
Pre-installed themes
Changeable color themes

Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS
High-Speed microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
USB On-the-go
3.5 mm Jack

Power management
Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Talk time (maximum): 2G Network Up to 18 hrs 20 min / 3G Network Up to 8 hrs 40 min
Standby time (maximum): 2G Network Up to 710 hrs / 3G Network Up to 610 hrs

Personal Information Management (PIM)
Detailed contact information
To-do List

Call management
Contacts: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall Supported
Logs of dialed, received and missed calls
Integrated hands free speakers
Call Waiting
Conference Call

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