Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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As good as an iPhone, just cheaper!
Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II
Member Name: lenny87
Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II
Advantages: sleek, easy to use, android OS
Disadvantages: battery, screen glare
I've had the Samsung Galaxy S II for over a year now and I've only got one fault with it, the battery! Otherwise why would you want to pay the extra £200 for an iPhone when the Galaxy S II does an equally good job!
The Galaxy S II is the second in the Galaxy range of smartphones developed by Samsung. It has a front facing and rear facing camera, a processor and screen quality to match the iPhone and a multitude of applications available through the Google Play store to more than match Apple's iTunes store.
This phone is easy to use, Samsung have put on their Sense variant of the Google Android operating system. This comes with a stock internet browser which is relatively quick and simple to use. It has no add ons and is very basic. The messaging and call functions are simple as well. Installing apps is easy enough, just navigate to the Play store and search for what your after and install it. Other standard features, such as the camera, clock, alarm are equally easy to use and don't differ from many other smartphones in their operation.
Look & Feel:
The phone looks sleek and professional to me. Its not heavy in the slightest and is quite light to hold and carry around. It fits seamlessly in a pocket as well. The build quality is outstanding, as you would expect from Samsung, it may feel slightly plasticy in your hand but having dropped the handset a number of times it still looks in perfect condition and works equally as well as I when I first got it. Also I have never had a cover or screen protector on my phone and it still has a perfect looking screen with no scratches, you just have to be careful where you put it!
Battery life, as with all smartphones, is a nightmare. The Galaxy S II needs to be charged every day, even with minimal use, power saving mode on and no apps running in the background. Also the screen doesn't hold up too well in bright sunlight.
Overall, this phone is a great competitor to the iPhone and for the price difference it is a wise choice.
Summary: Worthy iPhone competitor
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