Samsung Galaxy S-II Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S-II Smartphone has a speedy dual-core processor, a large clear HD display screen, 4G capability, 16GB storage capacity (12GB on the handset and 4GB on a microSD card) and a good quality 8-megapixel camera. They come preinstalled with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. You can purchase Samsung Galaxy S-II devices that are unlocked or locked to certain mobile service providers.
Measuring 4.3 inches from corner to corner, the Super AMOLED Plus display is bright, clean and sharp with a resolution of 480x80p. As the phone is very thin (8.49mm) it can be used one-handed. The touchscreen is sensitive and reliable and the on-screen keyboard is clear and can be used in both landscape and portrait modes.
The Galaxy S-II measures 66.1mm wide and 125.3mm tall and the overall weight is 116g, which is achieved by using plastic, instead of metal, for the casing.
The home button is a physical button at the bottom centre of the screen. No other buttons are visible on the front of the phone until it is lit up, then you can see the touch-sensitive back and menu buttons on either side of the home button.
The bottom edge has a micro USB connector and the top edge has a 3.55mm headset jack. There is a thin volume rocker on the left edge of the phone and a small on/off button on the right. These are the only external features; the overall appearance is very minimalistic.
The dual-core processor of the Samsung Galaxy S-II runs at 1.2GHz, making it a responsive smartphone, with fast screen transitions and smooth-running apps. Video and audio can be reliably streamed from online sources, letting you catch up with your favourite shows. Battery capacity is good for casual use, with 610 hours of standby time.