Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Review, Price, and Specs

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Samsung Galaxy S II is a powerful, but super slim and light-weight Android smartphone. It is a follow-up of the very popular Samsung Galaxy S, taking advantage of the improvements in mobile technology. Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II runs Gingerbread (Android version 2.3), but is upgradeable to Jelly Bean. The super-fast dual-core processor offers super fast performance on the Galaxy S II. Samsung Galaxy S2 also features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, an 8 megapixel camera with HD capability, GPS navigation with Google Maps, slim and light weight design, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, up to 32GB memory card, high speed HSDPA internet with HSDPA+ (up to 21Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, etc. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is now available.

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Hardware and Software

The Samsung Galaxy S II is designed for super-fast performance. Its powerful dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 possessor offers impressive performance leading to smooth multi-tasking and super fast performance for a superior mobile communications and entertainment experience. Samsung Galaxy S2 features 1GB RAM, which combined with the dual core processor offers a smooth performance.

Samsung Galaxy S II runs the Google Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread). Like most Android Smartphones it comes preloaded with Google Mobile services and apps like Google Search, GMail, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Voice Translation, and Picasa.

Samsung Galaxy S2 organises your communications in its Social Hub. The Social Hub puts all your communications in one place (SMS, MMS, IM, email, and social media), giving you faster and easier communication with your contacts. Galaxy S II features 3D TouchWiz UX, which offers a futuristic user interface.

Display & Camera

Samsung Galaxy S II comes with a bigger and better display than the Galaxy S. It features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus Touchscreen, much bigger than the 4.0 Super AMOLED on the Galaxy S. The display is brilliant with a crisp, clear view and great colour rendering. It offers a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Watch your full HD videos directly on your smartphone display. Samsung 9100 Galaxy S II also features a much better camera than the 5MP camera on the Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy S II has a built-in 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording. The camera also features Autofocus, Smile detection, LED Flash, and Video light. Galaxy S II also features a 2MP front facing camera.

Network, Data, and Internet browsing

Samsung Galaxy S II supports both 2G (GSM Quad-band) and 3G (WCDMA) networks. On 3G networks, Galaxy S 2 accesses high-speed data on HSDPA/UMTS. Samsung Galaxy S supports HSPA+, just like the Motorola Atrix 4G, for super-fast internet (up to 21Mbps) for great experience with video streaming and downloads.

Outside 3G coverage users will access data services on GPRS and EDGE. It accesses wireless LAN networks with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and DLNA support. The Galaxy S II features full HTML browser and flash support to give you a PC-like web browsing experience.

Samsung Galaxy S II supports Bluetooth 3.0 for short-range wireless connectivity. Users can transfer files from/to their computer wirelessly via Bluetooth as well as share content wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled devices.

It also features USB 2.0. Samsung Galaxy S II features NFC (Near Field Communication), which is a short-range high frequency wireless communications technology for contactless credit card payments. NFC can also be used for ticket reservations, faster and easy Bluetooth pairing, reading RFID tags for interactive advertising, Electronic key, Electronic ID, etc.

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Media Support and Storage

Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with full HD video (1080p) playback capability with great audio quality. You can stream movies and videos from YouTube and other sources with up to 21Mbps, thanks to HSPA+ support. Users will have access to over 100,000 apps at Android Market.

Unlike the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S that comes either in 8GB or 16GB models, the Galaxy S II comes in 16GB or 32GB models. If you need more memory, Galaxy S II also supports for up to 32GB microSD memory card.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in Nigeria. The price of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is currently around N62,000 in Nigeria. You can buy Galaxy S II at online stores in Nigeria like Konga.

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Other features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S II

  • Dual Core 1GHz processor
  • Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Accelerometer sensor
  • proximity sensor
  • NFC support
  • 16GB/32GB internal memory (depends on model)
  • GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+) 850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • upto 32GB memory card
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • unlimited contacts phonebook
  • GPS Navigation with Google Maps and Navigation
  • Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Voice, YouTube
  • email/push email/IM
  • Music player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC)
  • Video player (MP4, DivX, WMA, H.263, H.264)
  • Video/Photo editor
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • Adobe Flash Support
  • WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML Browser
  • Battery capacity: 1650mAh
  • Standby: 610 hours (3G)
  • 8 hours 40 min
  • Samsung Galaxy S II

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Review, Price, and Specs was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: March 4th, 2022
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