This is a guest review from a iPhone user who follow iPhone2G to iPhone 4. He also purchased many iPhone Apps. He tried Samsung Galaxy S2 because of too many praise about i9100. However, he don’t recommend users to purchase the GS 2. We have see some AMOLED Plus disadvantages. No we are going to compare more details about these two popular cell phones.
What are the advantages of Galaxy S2
We use “ifanboy” to laugh at those Apple fans as they are always maintain apple’s fame. Though I’m one of “ifanboy”, I should say Android have many advantages. However, I didn’t found a Android cell phone meet my requirement. The Samsung Galaxy SII with 8.0 mega revolution, big AMOLED Plus screen and powerful processor makes me really excited.
The basic manner about Android and iOS
There are a lot of reviews about iOS vs Android. I prefer Android OS as the Widget can let me know most status conveniently. The customizable desktop makes the Android phone very practicable for me. There are also some functions which are more powerful than iOS.
GS2 ROM is mature
Many Android Rom are just bad. But HTC Scenes and Friend Stream are exceptions. They are also optimized. There are a screen perspective problem on Sensation, so I choose iPhone 4. But I believe the Galaxy S2 should have a better behavior than Galaxy S. And the fact confirmed my guess. The GS2’s ROM is very powerful and have no much bugs. The only problem is that I need to worry about the compatibility problem of some small apps in Android Market.
GS2 is lighter than iPhone 4. But you can feel the plastic shell when you put it on your hands. This make me worry about its safety.
Galaxy S2 8.0 mega camera
Though there are many cell phone have a higher revolution camera, the can’t take a better picture when compared to iPhone. But the Samsung do much better on this aspect. It can take more beautiful pictures.
Focus slower, can not take photo at short range
However, the camera on GS2 is slower than iPhone4. It take longer time to focus. And the GS 2 do not support taking photo at short range.
System fast but page turning slower
You will find GS2 is faster than iPhone4. But when you scroll the web page, there will be a delay on GS2. Though the iPhone4 also have this problem, it used a smarter solution to solve it.
Its great to support Flash
I’m wondering why Apple resist Flash. There are many web Menu or News are displayed in Flash. You can’t see them by iPhone. But the Android support Flash function.
Weak WiFi signal
I uses N Router but GS2 can just find 2/5 signal. I don’t know if this should be a quality issue.
Though we can change Android battery, I don’t want to change it. Android run many apps in the background. But GS 2 can last long time when compared to other Android phones. And it will kill some apps automatically when RAM storage is out of peak volume.
Bad audio quality
The Apple headset is supported on GS2 but can not support volume setting and other functions. The music quality on Galaxy S2 is too bad. Though I think iPhone 4 is not so good on this section, the GS 2 performs worse. I don’t willing to use GS 2 to listen to music.
The Samsung Galaxy S 2 can not beat iPhone4 on hardware makes me surprised as the iPhone4 have unveiled more than 1 year. The most disappointed thing is the bad AMOLED PLUS screen performance. And the battery management on Android is not so good as it is on iOS. So I don’t recommend you to purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S II.