89
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Samsung Galaxy S II review

If you don't already know all about the Samsung Galaxy S II, where have you been the past two months? The successor to one of the most popular Android handsets to date carries a burden of expectation almost as sizable as its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. It promises to be thinner, lighter, and faster than the Galaxy S that preceded it, while garnishing Android 2.3.3 with a set of TouchWiz customizations that might actually enhance, rather than hinder, the user experience. As such, the Galaxy S II earns Samsung full marks for ambition, but does this slinky new smartphone live up to its interstellar hype? The answer, as always, can be found after the break.

Pros
  • Class-leading speed and responsivenessAwesome Super AMOLED Plus displayGreat still camera, capable of 1080p video
Cons
  • Build quality could be betterPixel density is behind the leading packBrowser rendering suffers from aliasing
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User Reviews

90
cjtylr
This is a SOLID contender to the iPhone 4 and beats it in several categories....read more
100
Musketeer
If you don't want to read the rest, here's my three word review: Awesome User...read more
100
damiancox
I'll make this short and simple. Fast device (dual core 1.2 ghz), awesome battery...read more
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8.6
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

8.0
 

Display

9.5
 

Battery life

8.0
 

Camera

9.0
 

Ease of use

8.0
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.0
 

Media support

8.0
 

Durability

7.0
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

8.0
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

Critic

78
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

80
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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Critic

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User

93
 
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84
 

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87
 

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