Why Samsung Galaxy S2 Puts up a Good Fight Against the iPhone 4S



Why would you still purchase a Galaxy S2 when the iPhone 4S exists? The Galaxy S2 was the first phone to overshadow the iPhone 4 – but surely it can't outdo the iPhone 4S now, considering that the S2 is several months old. Well there are a number of reasons why the Galaxy S2 is still a serious rival to Apple, even with their latest Siri enabled offering and iCloud goodies.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 may be a little older, but is also now a lot less expensive than the new iPhone. A Galaxy S2 contract can be picked up with enough data, minutes and messages for a month for most people for little more than £20 a month. This is in comparison to the iPhone 4S which is around £40 a month or more for a contract of a similar scale. This means you are essentially paying half the price for a device that doesn't do a lot less.

The processor in the Samsung is also possibly just as fast as that of the iPhone 4S, if not faster. The S2's 1.2GHz processor is more powerful on paper although the iPhone 4S does appear to perform better on benchmark tests. What is true for both phones though is that you are not going to find much that will make either of them struggle. With nothing to push either phone to its limits this doesn't seem like a good factor to base a purchasing decision on. The S2 also comes with more RAM giving it a slight edge over the iPhone 4S which still only has 512MB. This means the Galaxy offers a better multitasking experience compared to the iPhone 4S and for much less money.

The battery in the Galaxy S2 is also a great deal better. The iPhone 4S has suffered a lot of battery issues in recent weeks and the phone seems to be struggling with the new operating system. Although Apple have added an improved battery into the 4S it has a worse battery life than the iPhone 4. The reason for this is the amount of apps that are constantly running in the background, like Siri and iCloud. Samsung offers a quite decent battery, with a screen that doesn't eat power and should last most of the day on full brightness. Turn the brightness down a bit and you can get a good few days with ease. This is obviously a huge benefit top those who use their phone often during the day.

Talking of screens, the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S2 is as good if not better than that of the iPhone 4S. Though the 4S has an excellent resolution providing it with its much lauded 'Retina display', the Samsung offers a brighter screen that is better in many ways. It offers a better quality of image and is a smoother screen than that of the iPhone 4S. It is also nearly an inch larger - which works both for and against. However, if you are of the persuasion of watching videos on your phone then this larger size has obvious benefits.

Samsung also offers a camera which comes in on par with the iPhone 4S, with 8 megapixels and 1080p video. Although some may feel Android Gingerbread is not quite as good as iOS 5, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S2 will receive an upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months – with all the new features like Android Beam, face unlock and the data usage monitor to give it even more of an edge.

In many ways the Galaxy S2 makes sense as a purchase over that of the iPhone 4S. Aside from Siri, which doesn’t work properly in many countries, there is not much on the iPhone 4S that truly puts the Galaxy S2 to shame.

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Is this a post from Technology Innovation ?

No.This is a guest post by Simon from Mobile Phone.

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