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Friday March 11, 2011

Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Translated by N.Chew from
Written by Yud 

Following the success of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S, which has become the best selling Android-based smartphone to date; Samsung is on the verge of introducing its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S II. The question is, what makes it stand apart from its predecessor? 

The Samsung Galaxy S II comes preinstalled with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, which is a version ahead of the Galaxy S which still uses the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. 

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S II is a beast compared to the Galaxy S, as it features a dual core Cortex A9 1GHz processor and a 1 gigabyte of RAM, whereas the Galaxy S is running on a single core Cortex A8 1GHz processor and has a mere 512 MB of RAM. 

The Samsung Galaxy S II has a much better and larger 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, which is touted by Samsung as the best screen ever. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S has a smaller 4 inch Super AMOLED display. 

The Samsung Galaxy S IIís built in camera supersedes its successor in every manner imaginable with its 8 Megapixel camera capable at recording full HD 1080p videos, with a front side camera of 2 Megapixels. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S is equipped only with a 5 Megapixel camera which is able to record at HD 720p. 

In terms of connectivity options, both come with the connectivity features that include 3G network support with HSDPA and HSUPA, WiFi with DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0 and A-GPS. The Samsung Galaxy S II also boasts a 1650mAh battery while the Galaxy S has only a 1500 mAh battery. 

With its features far superior to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S II looks to continue the trend of the Samsung Galaxy S as the smartphone heavyweight. 

Samsung Galaxy S II 

3.5G HSDPA + HSUPA + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Super AMOLED Plus 4.3 inch display, 8.0 MP Camera, 16/32 GB Memory, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 

The Samsung Galaxy S II is an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) based smartphone that has a Super AMOLED display at 4.3 inches with WVGA resolution. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S IIís display is currently the best of its kind in the world, being even better than the display of a LCD IPS. 

With a dual core 1 Ghz processor, which as claimed by Samsung is the fastest yet, the Galaxy S II, is supported also by a powerful GPU and 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S II is equipped with a high capacity 1650 mAh battery, a 8 MP camera with full HD 1080p recording capabilities, Adobe Flash 10.1, a three axis sensor Gyroscope and Accelerometer as well as a new UI.  


Samsung Galaxy S 

3.5G HSDPA + HSUPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Super AMOLED 4 inch display, 5.0 MP Camera, 8/16 GB Memory, Android 2.2 (Froyo) 

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is the thinnest Android based smartphone at 9.9mm. The Samsung Galaxy S runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS with speeds of 1Ghz. 

Apart from that the Samsung Galaxy S also has specifications such as a Super AMOLED display of 4 inches, a 5 MP camera with autofocus and 720p video recording capabilities of up to 30 frames per second, DivX and Xvid playback functionalities, Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, GPS, 3G connectivity with support for HSDPA, USB and Bluetooth 3.0 

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 will come in both 8GB and 16 GB versions though both come with microSD slots which supports up to 32 GB of additional memory. 


ModelSamsung i9000 Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II
Market StatusCurrent ModelNew Model
technologyGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Dimension(mm)122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49
Item Weight119116
Screen size480 x 800 , 4.0 inch, Touchscreen4.3 inch, WVGA 480 x 800, Multi-touch input method
Screen ColorSuper AMOLED , 16M colorsSuper AMOLED Plus, 16M
Line of Text--
Menu TypeMulti-touch input method-
Design TypeBlokCandybar
Navigation key-Accelerometer, Proximity & Gyroscope sensor
Soft KeyProximity sensor for auto turn-off, -
Other keysAccelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate-
Keypad LightingSwipe text input-
Internal Memory2GB storage1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB
Memory ExpansionmicroSD up to 32GBMicroSD (up to 32GB)
Battery TypeLi-Ion 1500 mAhLi-ion 1650mAh
Talk Time(minutes)803
Standby Time(hours)750

polyphonic64-chord polyphonicsYes
Video SupportMP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 playerMPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
Voice Support--

BluetoothYesYes, v3.0+HS
Infrared (IrDA)NoNo
USB portYesYes
EDGEClass 10Class 12
Support 3GYesYes
Data Types/GPRSClass 10 (4+1/3+2 slots)Class 12
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNAWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
HSDPAYes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 MbpsYes, HSPA+ 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Data cableYesmicroUSB, USB on-the-go

Instant MessagingYes (GTalk)-

WAPYes Ver 2.0No Info
Platform/OSAndroid OS v2.1Android 2.3
BrowserHTML (Chrome-lite)HTML
Predictive TextT9
Speech Coddecs--
PIM ApplicationOrganizer, Voice memo-
OtherApplicationDocument viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail,YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integrationGoogle Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Social Hub / Readers Hub / Music Hub / Game Hub

Caller IDPhotocallPhoto Caller ID
Profile IDYesYes

Camera Features
Mega pixel5.08.0
Max. Resolution2592 x 19443264 x 2448
Digital Zoom
Night ModeYes-
Extra FeaturesAutofocus, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, -
videoYes, 720p@30fps1080@30fps
Photo Format--
Video Format--

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