Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Great phone, Great Price
Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II
Member Name: James2807
Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II
Disadvantages: None (in my opinion)
I finally decided it was time to cancel my simplicity contract and sign up for the dreaded 24 months. I wanted a top end phone that would have the technology to last for the duration of the contract. It was ultimately a toss up between SG2 and the iphone. Well im not as massive Apple fan and it would have been hypocritical of me to go for Apple, so the SG2 it was. I have not been disappointed by my decision.
I decided I did not want to spend over £35 a month for a phone but obviously wanted to get the best deal around. I am on O2 and did not want to change but would have done if a better deal was to be had. I managed to get the phone only a month or two after release on O2 for only £27 per month for 300 mins unlimited txts and 500mb data and the phone for one off payment of £20. This did take a bit of negotiation with O2 and a few threats of leaving but they finally gave me what I feel is a great deal (especially considering the price of the iphone)
I love android OS. It works brilliantly and is very easy to use. The range of apps available is fantastic, with new releases every day. I usually only download the free ones but am spoilt for choice. The system is quick and usability is brilliant for new and experiences users.
Now for the most important part. The phone itself is fantastic. It has been labelled the ipone killer and I can see why. The range of features is fantastic. The camera is amazing, with 8mp and full HD recording its more than enough for my needs. The combination of the 8mp and the screen quality results in simply amazing quality photos, which can be edited via custom software pre installed on the phone. I like the way the home pages are laid out, with the multiple screen, each with the ability to fully customise layout, shortcuts and apps. The phone is an entertainment centre with the ability to use and mp3 player, watch videos, youtube clips, BBC iplayer, the list is endless. The range of games available is good with some of them having consol level graphics. However I am not a massive fan of games on mobile phones so only play the basic ones (angry birds of course). The touch screen is incredibly responsive which is good as my last phone was very unresponsive and became extremely frustrating.
The phone works well as an actual phone, with the keyboard being well proportioned, responsive and generally easy to type with.
The new range of Samsungs are in fairly similar looking in my opinion. The SG2 is incredibly thin and light. Some may consider this a negative but it appeals to me. It fits well in the hand and there is a huge range of covers available for it (which I highly recommend). The screen is 4.3 inches which is brilliant for everyday use as well as video watching etc. The phone is fully touch screen (as most phones now are) with only one main home button, a lock button on the side along with volume keys. The button layout is practical and works well. I own the black model but it is now available in white, which having seen people using on the train, looks very nice indeed.
As I guess you can tell from the review I love this phone and would not hesitate anyone buying it. I feel the phone is the strongest on the market, especially for the price.
Summary: Not a bad thing to say about the phone