Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Such a good phone...until it broke
Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II
Member Name: Gemma87
Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II
Advantages: Great camera, fast internet
Disadvantages: Any slight moisture can damage phone
When my partner got his new Iphone 4 I was jealous and so a few months later I decided I would get myself a smart phone too. I decided against the Iphone as my partner had had problems with it and after researching phones it seemed the S2 was the choice for me.
The actual look of the phone it sleek and streamline. It is quite a thin phone which is great as it fits easily into your pocket. It is larger then some of the smart phones around, however this didn't bother me as it meant it had a larger screen which was much better when taking photos or watching videos.
It has all the basic functions you would expect, texting and calling etc. Texting is a bit tricky but this for me was due to I had never used a smart phone before and so I found it weird pressing the screen rather then buttons. However you soon get used to it. The 'buttons' are quite close together so every now and then expect to send a text with a few letters wrong!
There is also a camera with a flash, zoom and there is also a a front camera to take photos of yourself. I have to say this is the best camera I have ever used. Each picture is so clear even when zooming right in. You can also add effects such as black and grey, sepia etc. The video recorder is also just as good and the sound and picture is also crystal clear.
You can get all the apps you'd expect from an andrioid phone and I was surprised at how many you can get for free. My favourite being the facebook app!
The internet is nice and quick and flicks from one page to the next at a click!
Of course there is a bad point. I had my phone for 7 months and within the last week of its life the battery starting dying before it was even worn halfway. Eventually one day it wouldn't turn on or charge. After getting it looked at I was told it was a tiny amount of water damage. I was shell shocked as this hadn't been any near water. But was later told that even if this phone had been out in light rain that is what could of damaged it!
Obviously I was gutted as upto that point I had loved the phone! I would recommend this phone as it is such a good phone. However I would suggest either not getting it out if there is any sort of moisture about! Or get insurance on it so that if anything does go wrong you can get it replaced!
Summary: The best smart phone out there as long as it isn't near any type of moisture!