Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

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    • New Samsung Galaxy SII S2 3G i9100 (16GB Black) Unlocked Smartphone

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    • Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 16GB (S II) (SMG-I9100-16GB)

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  • Shopbot Review
  • 4 / 5
    • The good:
      Powerful Exynos chipset for visual display, lack of delay during media playback, Gorilla Glass for smudge protection
    • The bad:
      Plastic exterior, lack of dedicated camera key, poor grip during picture taking

    The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is one of the creams of the crop when it comes to Android phones with the Exynos chipset, a Super AMOLED Plus screen that opens possibilities with its touch screen interface.

     

    On top of that, this mobile phone is really slim for a smartphone. The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II runs on Android Ginger Bread (OS version 2.3.3) with the TouchWiz 4 launcher. It only weighs 116 grams and has a very slim waistline measuring 8.5 millimeters. It supports quad-band 3D as well as 5.76 Mbps HSUPA. It also accommodates a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n.

     

    For navigators, it can connect via Global Positioning System (GPS) as well as a digital compass. For more options, it has an accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor. It has a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, 1 GB of RAM and the Exynos chipset. Concerning the pictures, the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II has an eight megapixel lens that can auto-focus and take wide-angle photos. It also has LED flash and face, smile and blink detection. It can take 1080p High Definition videos at 30 frames per second. For music playback, it has Stereo Bluetooth v3.0 and FM radio with RDS. It has an internal storage of 16 and 32 GB as well as a microSD slot. The touch screen has Gorilla Glass protection to keep smudges away. Colors can also be adjusted for saturation and brightness.

     

    The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is powered with the all new TouchWiz UI 4.0 which improves on previous Samsung interface functionalities. It allows the organization of applications in the menu. Folders can also be created. Gesture based commands can also control the functionalities of applications. Its Double Tap voice command feature has yet to compete equally with Apple’s voice-activiated virtual assistant Siri. It has the Swype input which lets users quickly type into the smartphone. People should swipe left to call and swipe right to send a text message. However, there are times when the interface can become sluggish.

     

    The Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II excels in media playback with equalization presents and eight-band settings. Bass enhancement and 5.1 Channel Surround are also options for a more satisfying audio playback experience. The hands free in-ear kit is comfortable and has an audible volume threshold for all types of audio tracks. The video playback can fully display High Definition files at 1080p. There were no delays and lags upon file playback. The touch screen and video display is outstanding in whatever lighting condition. The smart phone also has a photo and video editor provided within the unit. The FM reception is average and remains stable even while commuting with only little disturbance.