Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Still the best phone
Samsung Galaxy S2
Member Name: joshmathew
Samsung Galaxy S2
Advantages: Display, Price, Build Quality, Asethictics, Performance, Everything
Disadvantages: Heat Problems on intense usage
So its 19/02/2013, and its almost 1 and a half years ever since I'm using the samsung galaxy sII. I've used a lot of phones in the mean time including the note, note II, galaxy s3 and the iphone 5 and this has been the most reliable and the best phone. From the look of it, its a very smart and professional looking handset (unlike S3 which looks, um, gay). It hasnt failed once, since the day I bought it.
In terms of specs, its got a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, so lets not discuss the performance, its very very good even in today's terms. Infact, I'm yet to see an app that cant work on it flawlessly.
In terms of build quality, I dont have any sort of covers or screen guard on it, and I've dropped it many times, still looks pretty good and works without any flaws. The Gorilla glass doesnt have a single scratch on it yet. But I would like to point out, If you're used to newer phones like s3, the screen surface is not as smooth, but you wont notice the difference unless you're very particular about it.
Battery life is pretty decent. After a whole days heavy usage, it runs out of battery by mid night. It takes 3-4 hours to get fully charged up. If you're a hard core smart phone user, it might be recommended to carry an extra battery along.
Display is extremely beautiful, it may not be as natural as lets say a super lcd, but boy its far better in every terms than it. You spot the display from miles apart at night in full brightness.
This phone is extremely handy and unlike the s3, every corner of the display is accessible by the thumb.
Also the camera is not extremely good, but it does the job perfectly well for me, the flash is extremely nice.
There's just one draw back to it, it get extremely hot while intense usage, say half an hour of need for speed, but it has never failed and has a good heat sink, but hey what device doesnt have its drawbacks.
Also the speaker is very loud for a cell phone, much better than the s3 and infact its the loudest phone I've ever used.
I love this phone and I dont see myself replacing it in a long time.
Summary: Extremely well designed and good package, dont think twice before buying it! Still the best.
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