Samsung Galaxy S II

89
Global
Score
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

Summary

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
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.

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
9.5
Battery life
8.0
Camera
9.0
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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