On February 13, 2011 Samsung announced The Samsung Galaxy S II at Mobile World Congress. It is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S. Globally it was released from May 2011, after a week of May 2011; Samsung had received pre-orders for 3 million Galaxy S II units globally. After the huge success and fruitful demand for early Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung released various version of Samsung Galaxy S II in different countries. They also released Nvidia Tegra powered Samsung Galaxy R in Sweden. It is one of the best smartphone of Samsung Galaxy Series that attracts smartphone lovers with huge applications and software on Android platform. When we talk about ratings of Samsung Galaxy S II, it was found to be positive rated by GSMArena, TechRadar, Pocketnow, SlashGear,Engadget, CNET UK. The Phone has superb internet browsing speed on 4G network. The phone attracts all age of user, no one can discard it because it stands with bundled applications (as already told), with complete entertainment packet, with various types of hubs like Social Hub, Readers hub, Game hub, etc. It has best battery life when we compare any other Android based smartphone.
You will really love all features including its screen & size. After the success of this phone, Samsung proved that they are best smartphone maker.
Here are specifications and features of Samsung Galaxy S II:
Display & Design
The Samsung Galaxy S II has massive and colorful display. It offers 800*480px Resolution with Super AMOLED Plus Capacitive touchscreen having pixel density 218 ppi with 16 M colors that contains features like Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass. It looks like a Tablet size phone having Dimensions 5.11*2.74*0.38 inch (130*70*9.7mm).
Operating System (OS)
The Samsung Galaxy S II offers Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz UI 4.0.
It comes after OS. The Samsung Galaxy S II offers 1.2 GHz Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Samsung provided its own SoC named Exynos (GT-I9100) that was previously code named “Orion”. It also offers Texas Instruments OMAP4430 (GT-I9100G).
The Samsung Galaxy S II offers 16 GB internal memory with 1 GB RAM. Memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with microSD card & microSDHC card.
The Samsung Galaxy S II uses 1850 mAh battery that gives 7 hours of talk time with maximum stand by time of 7 days.
Network & Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy S II offers Dual band CDMA2000/ EV-DO Rev. A 800 1900 MHz with WiMAX 2.5 to 2.7 GHz. It also offers 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz, UMTS : 850, 900, 1700 (T-Mobile USA only), 1900, and 2100 MHz, HSPA+: 21/42 Mbit/s; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbit/s LTE 700/1700.For Connectivity, It offers Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, a & USB v2.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S II offers 8 Megapixels Main camera having Back-illuminated sensor with auto focus & Single LED flash that is used for full HD video recording, full HD reproduction, and stills.
It has 2 Megapixels of Secondary camera that is used for video chatting, video recording (VGA), and stills.