Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Samsung Galaxy s2 - great iphone alternative
Samsung Galaxy S2
Member Name: chris0610
Samsung Galaxy S2
Advantages: Screen quality and size. Camera.Widgets.Flash Player compatibility.
Disadvantages: Battery life
It was coming to that time at the end of my contract when I had to make a decision - stick with my current iphone 4 and reduce my contract,upgrade to the iphone 5 OR change to another phone completely. As you can imagine I chose the 3rd option and decided on the galaxy s 2. I have to say this was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Firstly the phone itself is noticeably lighter than the iphone 4 or even 4s (and on par i believe with the iphone 5).The screen is in one word - beautiful, crisp clear and extremely colourful. If you've been used to an apple phone then with regard to the apps you won't be disappointed with this; there are so so many free , useful apps in the google play store in fact i find it hard to find many that charge!!!! The operating system is smooth and rarely crashes even when loaded with several running applications, beware however of the battery life,if you use many of the amazing features available to you i wouldn't expect to be able to get more than 24 hours from the battery.
The camera is another area that i give the thumbs up to - a very good 8 mega pixels, although pictures come out much better when taken in daylight, all come out pretty decent. I find the reception and call quality is as good as if not better than any phone i have owned so again top marks! My favourite feature on this phone though has to be the widgets you can use on the home screen(s), I receive a roster for my shifts at work and I find this really useful to be able to take a screen shot from online of my roster and pop it straight onto my home screen means that i dont have to open any application to see it - it's just right in front of me all the time!(for anyone unsure you use the ''photo frame'' widget to do this)
So my verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S2 is that it is a great value, efficient smartphone which you will easily pick up for free on most contracts and like me probably well under £30 a month aswell. If you're looking for a cheaper iphone alternative you've just found it.
Summary: A strong , good quality , cheaper alternative to Apples iPhone
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