Samsung Galaxy S II Reviews and Deals

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8.8 out of 10 based on 5724 reviews.
Samsung Galaxy S II: with 8MP camera, Touchscreen and 480 x 800 display. See full product description

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Stephen, Bridgend Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Absolutely Fantastic Screen. Vivid Colours & Visible In Bright Sunlight. (Tried the HTC Sensation with its 'washed out' screen & there is no comparison)
Lightning Fast.
Battery Life - Having come from a HTC Desire, I'm actually very impressed with the battery life of a smartphone with a huge screen.
Amazing camera & video recording (1080P recording is really quite special0
Bad points:
There aren't any !!!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2011

christopher, rossendale lancashitr

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Receiving calls and texts and the watch is a talking point .the camera is brilliant
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Dec 2013

Jafa, Basel, Switzerland Style and looks come first

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
All the features: screen size and quality, slim design, fast dual-core processor, very good graphic chip, latest OS version, no SIM lock (on mine at least), good photo/video quality, nice 5.1 sound feature, adjustable size of the photo on the screen widget, Touchwiz4 provides nice, vintage layout as well as decent functionality of contacts, calendar and alarm clock apps.
Bad points:
Lack of good quality widgets out of the box!; some wifi problems, terrible sliding way for accepting/quitting the calls as well as quitting the clock alarm, photo gallery with limited settings possibility (cannot hide "technical" graphic folders), not too handy screen-lock, majority of Samsung apps as well as Samsung application store
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jul 2011

Shirley, Altrincham I am female

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I loved the screen and the feel of this phone.
Bad points:
The set-up instructions were very poor and never even mentioned the fact that the management programme is called Kies or that it has to be downloaded to your PC before you can make use of many of the features.
The main problem however is that the notification tone for the calendar is so brief and quiet that it is impossible to hear it unless you are in a perfectly silent room with the phone directly in front of you. It is impossible to add a personalised tone that would be more audible.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2011

Shirley, Altrincham I am female

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I loved the screen and the feel of this phone.
Bad points:
The set-up instructions were very poor and never even mentioned the fact that the management programme is called Kies or that it has to be downloaded to your PC before you can make use of many of the features.
The main problem however is that the notification tone for the calendar is so brief and quiet that it is impossible to hear it unless you are in a perfectly silent room with the phone directly in front of you. It is impossible to add a personalised tone that would be more audible.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2011

Chris , Congleton Heavy text and webuser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice sleek design, very fast, fully featured, Very nice display, bright colours, great for watching movies, infinately customisable.
Bad points:
Felt a little too large in the hand, uncomfortably thin (maybe a bigger battery would improve battery life and hand feel)
Signal reception poor when side by side with previous phone (HTC Hero)No point in having an all singing, all dancing phone if it wont connect! Had to go back, very dissapopinted. :(
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Aug 2011

Robert, London Music and entertainment lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The phone is truly awesome! The huge super AMOLED screen means perfect viewing in bright sunlight, an issue I had major problems with previously (Xperia X10). What makes this phone spectacular though is the speed of the OS! No lagging, hanging, delays or any of that nonsense. The dual core processor must take credit for that, the speed has to be seen to be believed. All the usual plus points of Android apply, plenty of free apps and awesome games, add the mix a brilliant camera and I don't think this phone will be bettered for a whil.e
Bad points:
The battery life isn't brilliant, but is too be expected when using wi-fi, games ect, although 2 days isn't too bad. The plastic feels a little cheap, would prefer more premium materials, and the sound quality with the supplied headphones isn't brilliant
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2011

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Product Features

Operating system Android
Screen size (Inches) 4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 480x800
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Flash
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 480
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 800
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 8
Talk time (Hours) 6.55
Stand-by time (Days) 31.3
Depth in cm 0.849
Height in cm 12.53
Width in cm 6.61
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 116
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2011-05-04

Also known as: Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung I 9100 Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Save 15

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Manufacturer's Description

Prepare yourself for Samsung’s Galaxy S II, the world’s thinnest smartphone. Using the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, the Galaxy S II brings together the 1.2GHz Dual Core Application Processor for unmatched performance and a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display. Featuring a lightweight and beautifully thin design (8.49mm), and advanced HSPA + connectivity, it represents the next generation in smartphone technology.


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