Galaxy S II

Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4S Features Specs Comparison

Apple iPhone 4S phone was unveiled on October 5, 2011 and it will go on sale from October 14. The iPhone 4S will lock horns with the current top end Android mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II. In competition Samsung has released a PDF chart showing how Samsung Galaxy S2 is compared with iPhone 4S.

Let just go through the comparison of legendary Steve Jobs last launched product in the form of iPhone 4S with the Android best mobile phone, Galaxy S II from the makers of Samsung Electronics. Let me tell you that this is just the features and specifications comparison but not hand-ons with the device.Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4S

Table of Content

Form Factor

Samsung Galaxy S II – 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
iPhone 4S – 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

In comparing phones, most of the users check out the make of the mobile phone and its weight is what that matters. Galaxy S II has the dimension of 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm with a weight of 116 grams and Apple iPhone 4S has the dimensions of 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm with a weight of 140 grams.


Samsung Galaxy S II – Dual Core 1.2 or 1.5 Ghz processor
iPhone 4S – A5 dual core processor

The Samsung Galaxy S II phones has Exynos 4210 SoC processor clocked at a frequency of1.2 Ghz Cortex A9 dual core processor with GPU acceleration that is supported by ARM Mali 400 MP. The iPhone 4S is powered with A5 SoC consisting of Cortex A9 dual core processor and a powerful PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.

The iPhone 4S has not specified the frequency of its dual core processor hence it would be absurd in comparing it so early until its launch. But considering Samsung Galaxy S II phone the processor is much faster providing an amazing experience. On the other hand the iPhone 4S wins the battle in graphical acceleration.

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S II – Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread
iPhone 4S – iOS 5 operating system

The main deviation comes in the operating system provided by both the phones. While Android is flying high and Samsung doesn’t leave the Galaxy Series handset, the Galaxy S II phone with TouchWIZ 4.0 has broken the records and it’s the best Android mobile phone to possess. Android OS is liked by everyone because of its open source and easy customization. It’s pretty straight comparison, the iPhone 4S locks you with iOS 5 which is completely revamped with message notifications, new camera app and other changes. The Android 2.3 looks stale when compared to iOS 5 . However a clear-cut comparison between the best operating system depends on the preference of the users whether to go for open source or be with iOS.

Display Screen

Samsung Galaxy S II – 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display
iPhone 4S – 3.5 inches IPS LCD display

The Galaxy S II phone has WVGA 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 800 x 480 pixels while its competitor iPhone 4S has 3.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen display with 640 x 960 pixels resolution. The iPhone 4S beats the Galaxy S II phone in terms of pixels and resolution but Galaxy S II emerges as the winner  with 4.3 inches large screen and amazing SuperAMOLED display providing higher colors and contrast ratio.


Samsung Galaxy S II – 8 mega pixel rear and 2 MP front facing
iPhone 4S – 8 mega pixel rear and basic VGA camera on front

Both Apple iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II phone comes with 8 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash. The major difference occurs with the front camera where Galaxy S II leads with 2 mega pixel camera as that of VGA camera on iPhone. This in turn doesn’t mean that iPhone camera is unsuitable, not to forget that iPhone 4S has a custom ISP design which has the feature like Face recognition using Facetime, Hybrid IR filter and auto white balance.

Galaxy S II camera Apple iPhone 4S

Both the phones are able to record HD video at 1080p at a resolution of 30fps but iPhone records much better videos than its competitor. In turn, it doesn’t mean that Galaxy S II camera is crap; it has one of the best cameras among  all the Android handsets in the market.

Winner : iPhone 4S


When it comes to Apple they always go for fixed memory which determines its price. iPhone 4S is available in 16 GB, 32 GB & 64 GB models with no external storage. On the other hand, Galaxy S II provides 16 GB of internal memory and it can be expanded further up to 32 GB in size using the microSD card slot.

Network & Speed

Accordingly the specifications Galaxy S II clearly emerges as the winner as it has 4G WiMax capabilities. Along with that the HSPA+ connectivity provides you a top speed of 21 Mbps. You would be disappointed if  iPhone 4S is just providing 3G HSPA speed of 14.4 Mbps only.


The iPhone 4S has a dedicated camera button, which is absent in Galaxy S2. However, Galaxy S2 comes with rechargeable battery where iPhone 4S doesn’t and it is also clear that iPhone 4S weights 0.6 oz higher than its competitor.


Though battery life is not an important issue to talk about, we just thought of providing you a brief insight of phone batteries.With 1650 mAh battery on Galaxy S II, it can provide you 8 hours of talk time and same could be found on iPhone 4S with undisclosed battery specifications.

The above picture clearly shows the battery of Galaxy S II phone.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S II


No matter how good your phone is, pricing is what matters finally. Samsung Galaxy S2 is sold from $ 199 to $ 229 in contract with US carriers and unlocked device is priced at over $ 600. The iPhone 4S continues its trends and is available in various storage options, 16 GB at $ 199, 32 GB at $ 299, 64 GB priced at $ 399.

The Verdict

This is for the first time that a product from Apple has faced its downfall compared to any other phone at its launch. The iPhone 4S goes with a small screen compared to other handsets in the market though its evolutionary hardware is a hit. Moreover, iPhone 4S compared with its predecessor models, looks just the same but hardware is evolved. One would be thinking what Apple was cooking out at the back for 14 months since the inception of iPhone 4 but statistics speaks, iPhone 4S creates history by booking 0.6 million on its release day.

So who is the ultimate winner? It would be quite unfair to say iPhone 4S is not good smartphone as the craze for Apple products is still on high. People still get attracted to Galaxy S II as it has a greater advantage  of possessing the best Android operating system. Though I feel that Galaxy S2 has slighter advantage, I would like to leave this decision to our Android Advices readers. The best way for you to let us know who the ultimate winner is through the comment section here.

Update – Its quite interesting to read users comments here in this article. There are many Apple fan followers comments.



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  2. Kakz

    September 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    SII is the banned phone as copying the features of APPLE.

    Apple 4S battery talk time is 8 hours on 3g and 14 hours on 2g
    but in samsung Talk time*: up to 20 Hr (2G), 10 Hr (3G) is normally 15 hrs and 7 hours in usage.

    The Music Player in iOS an outstanding GUI.
    In terms of OS iOS is the world most advanced operating system.

    Safari the advanced web browser for the mobile platforms. which is lags in ANDROID.


  3. mir4cle

    July 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    The Samsung is the winner. I have an android smartphone (xperia s)  and an iPhone 4S. I prefer android. iPhone is very good when jailbroken (with iSwipe and SBSettings installed), otherwise it’s really outdated. Sending some attachments by mail is a true crime. I find Android much better than IOS5.with that annoying settings screen, in which you have to set everything… just give me a normal menu in each app, much faster)  Siri is a very nice feature on the iPhone, but often can’t give me the answer i’m searching for, or does not understand what i mean. So if i should recommend something, it will be Android. Android rulez over IOS5, so take the Samsung, it will be the best shot. 
    (Unless Apple comes with a really good update of IOS5 with Swipe, a normal menu and a “one touch auto killing apps”-app, and a better Siri… then i would doubt which to buy).

    But of course, doubt my opinion as you like, and buy what you want. It’s all a matter of taste. But i can’t understand the Apple madness, it’s probably the vitamins…. 😉

    • Pepipolar

      September 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      People tend to compare to the best… Not a single proud owner of a Iphone will compare his smart phone to a Samsun smart phone. That’s why you see pages and pages people making opinions after opinions to reinsure them self and justify the money that spend on their smart phones. The fact is that Iphone is the leading smart phone and the rest are imitations or wanna beeeeeesssss…

  4. Rob

    July 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Iphone 4s is creating history i think that…galaxy s || is not worst but i truely say that iphone has many features then galaxy s||.and ios is bestest and android has many bugs… Wnene ios 6 will cone coz it has its own apple map
    Facebook integration…so i think that iphone 4s should be winner….

  5. Edge Pascual

    July 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm


  6. Raj

    June 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Galaxy S2 is quite better than Iphone 4S


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  9. iPhone 5

    June 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Galaxy S2 is good but 4s is awesome in many specs

  10. KyshimaM

    June 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I’m sorry, even with the comparison I still think the IPhone is better than the galaxy S2. I have the IPhone & my boyfriend has the galaxy & I am capable of doing a lot more with my phone than he can with his! True fact!

  11. KyshimaM

    June 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I’m sorry, even with the comparison I still think the IPhone is better than the galaxy S2. I have the IPhone & my boyfriend has the galaxy & I am capable of doing a lot more with my phone than he can with his! True fact!

  12. KyshimaM

    June 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I’m sorry, even with the comparison I still think the IPhone is better than the galaxy S2. I have the IPhone & my boyfriend has the galaxy & I am capable of doing a lot more with my phone than he can with his! True fact!

    • Poisson404

      June 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

      No cause with Galaxy you can Stream on every website and set your Browser as a COMPUTER browser so its the best! Camera 8megapixel / amolled screen / bigger screen / got the FULL HD on every website with the browser “Dolphine HD” …. and plus Android ice cream sandwich 4.0 … got the 3D menu and in fact the Galaxy s2 run on a LTE network (almost 4G) NUFF SAID!!! 

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    May 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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  14. Sarath

    May 22, 2012 at 6:40 am

    i belive that i phone is not better than Galaxy s2

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  16. John

    May 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Can I just say this is the worst article I have ever read!

    Firstly, what the hell is “However, Galaxy S2 comes with rechargeable battery where iPhone 4S doesn’t” about!? Of course they both have rechargable batteries are you a noob or something????

    And “Though battery life is not an important issue to talk about” what the hell man!??????? battery life not important on a portable handheld device that needs to be used constantly throughout the day!

    The only saving grace is you support the galaxy rather than than the iphone but looking at what your judging it on I can’t even trust that you have chose the right reason!

    what an idiot!

  17. Mark Joknstone

    April 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Sorry but in Australia one carrier has released the galaxy s2 on a new network that the iphone is incapable of being connected to so in Australia until Apple brings out a compatible phone most android devices will reign supreme

  18. David

    April 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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    I am really exited to buy this S2. Thanks guys for your good comparison.

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  21. Amandeep

    April 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    i phone to galaxy s2 ke aage bacha hai

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  23. Xxx

    March 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Gs2 got better battery ? Lol I used gs2 before ! The battery sucks i’m using 4s now and the battery sucks too but iphone charge a lot faster than gs2 ! I love everything about gs2 the super amoled plus screen , it is slimmer than 4s , bigger screen size than 4s but the gs2 battery is horrible ! It won’t let u use any camera , music , apps when the battery left 5 % ! I try many ways to save the battery but I won’t work ! I finished the battery just only half day without playing games ! Why would u buy a smartphone that u have to limit urself just to save battery !

    • Hades

      April 28, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Buy another battery, that is onething iphone can`t do… I have 3 extra battery and I can use m y sgs2 all over the day even my data network is turned on… wait a minute I only swap twice a day… so that`s 8 hours on massive usage… can your iphone do that?

    • Hades

      April 28, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Pity you… I bought 3 batteries and can swap batteries… one of the disadvantages of iphones are you can’t swap batteries… I swap battery once a day for every 4 hrs of heavy usage(using 3g/4g and games). hahaha… what a shame Iphones need to find a charging area to charge, me? I just swap it… and guess what I have 2 batteries left… what a shame

    • aquilis

      July 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

      you need to flush the phone man..coz theres a lot of programs running behind the phone..and that uses the gs2 battery a lot..

  24. jordan

    March 21, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    jus tell me which 1 is better

  25. Ranjit dwivedi

    March 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    in my opinion iphone east or west apple iphone is best see frinds all other brands launch many phones in a year but iphone launches only one at year

  26. Bella.

    March 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I bought the Galaxy S when it came out. Must say, yes, Android phones are MUCH more customizable, you have home screens with widgets (something that I think iPhone lacks, in my opinion), and they do come in handy, especially clock widgets and note widgets. The downbar has been in every Android phone ever since Android was first released. Not to mention TouchWiz, I can have cool live wallpapers with fish moving around, leaves falling etc… And I can have an iPhone or Windows theme.
    HOWEVER, I am NEVER purchasing a Samsung Android device EVER AGAIN. Android has cool features, which as some people have said, may come in handy to some people more than others, or they may have been added just to impress. I’ve got friends that have bought Htc’s and they work perfectly fine (for any one of you interested in getting an Android device)
    In terms of design I give more points to the Galaxy S2, yes, it looks much cheaper, but you can actually drop it without fear of it breaking apart. I don’t think making a phone out of glass was a smart idea. As classy as it may and actually does look.
    Now, on to why I prefer iPhone over Galaxy S2. I previously said I owned a Galaxy S, and then I got to try a Galaxy S2 for a week. Ever since I got the Galaxy S way back in summer 2010 it has always given me big problems that I’ve had to put up with for almost two years (thank God it’s over now!) I’ve had over-heating problems, and especially and most importantly TONS OF LAG PROBLEMS. Not only when it comes to browsing on the internet, but also even when you want to open up your contact list.(just to set an example) For a laugh with a friend we actually measured one time in which it took more than two minutes to load. I cleared up my cache, got rid of almost all my downloaded apps and did everything that they told me to do to fix this problem, but the problem still happened, to the point in which it would freeze so much that I’d actually have to take the battery off my phone in order to reboot it (several times a day). Although in less measure, the same problem happened when I tried out the Galaxy S2, and it also seems to be happening to some friends that have recently purchased this device. Now, this may be out of bad luck, but I’ve certainly read a lot of reviews of people complaining about the lags on both Galaxy S devices and, believe me, it can certainly drive you nuts.
    As everyone was saying, the processors etc. that both phones have don’t really matter that much when it comes to performance, because no phone company has yet evolved in a way in which we’d be able to use those phones to their full potential anyway.
    And Android may be customizable, yes, but with the practical design that iPhone has, I wouldn’t really feel the need to turn it into a Windows 7 theme anyway… See, there’s lots of cool features that we probably wouldn’t use as much. I also got to try out an iPhone, and that’s what I’m getting. I’ll miss the widgets, and I certainly do think that iPhone has sort of “copied” some Android aspects, so what? They actually bettered them in my opinion. iPhone suits me best and is quicker. Maybe if the Galaxy S2 didn’t lag, it would be quicker but, hard truth is, it does lag. A lot. Too much for me to bother purchasing it if I can avoid it. Plus, the Galaxy S2 is in fact a little bit more expensive than the iPhone. At least in my country.
    Android phones are really great anyhow and an Htc is a very good choice. That just depends on taste. But remember guys, we’re comparing Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. iPhone 4s, not Apple vs. Android. Between the Galaxy S2 and the iPhone 4s, the iPhone is the winner, but between iOS and Android… well as I said before, that just depends on your taste.

  27. Hades

    March 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    sgs2 got the ice cream sandwich… it’s a big huge leap on this comparison…

  28. Alvin Cabacungan

    March 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I love Blackberry!

  29. Gina

    March 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Whenever I send texts to someone with an IPHONE, they dont get the message until WAYYYY later. Not to mention other problems they are having with their IPHONE….I am so glad I went with my Samsung Galaxy!!!!

  30. LiquidNarwhal

    March 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

    This is purely a jab at Koreans because you’re too blinded by silly American values, what you think is a cheap imitation and foolishly scoff at packs technology that your narrow minded self probably couldn’t comprehend. I’ve been to Seoul Korea myself, In fact I might even call you ignorant for that statement. The overheating issue is caused by rogue apps so lets set that straight. The back cover is made of Samsung Hyper Skin it absorbs impact and is flexible so it doesn’t break (maybe you should research things before wildly and blatantly posting falsehoods. You’re just an Apple fan and that’s perfectly fine but don’t put down someone elses product because you don’t agree with the approach they take on it, The s2 is more durable because it isn’t all just flash and glass it was designed to be light weight and have a screen that can take a beating how many stories of shattered iPhone screen’s are there way too many is the answer. take your ignorant clearly racist comments elsewhere because they sure as hell don’t belong on a tech blog.

  31. Connor

    March 5, 2012 at 6:19 am

    The only reason that Apple brought out the iPhone 4S, is because Samsung brought out the Galaxy SII with 8mp camera, dual-core processor and upgrades OS, what Apple is doing with the 4S is catching up, i own an iPhone 4, and i’m not impressed, also it recently broke the other day, with the iPhone turning itself on and never back on again. I have used my friends Galaxy SII and i can never go back to Apple, ecen after 5 minuted of using the Galaxy SII.

  32. Henzig

    March 3, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Apple spent several million dollars on obtaining Siri simply because there’s nothing on the market so far that comes close. Obviously others will develop similar techs but nothing like Siri exists on the Android platform.

  33. Mohammad Idrees

    February 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Offcourse, Android is the best, my vote would go with samsung galaxy s2 as i own it now and i just love this phone, the best phone ever.

  34. Yoyo

    February 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    the market sucks too.

  35. Mujji

    February 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    FYI…They are just the combination of different technology together which user did not find in one device.

  36. Seriously?

    February 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    what do Iphone fans expect?
    the site is ANDROIDadvices…
    Your not suppose to be here and argue with this people.and no, not even to prove your points!
    its like arguing about a religion or something.. 🙂

  37. Tyron

    February 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Both are great phones,but after owning a samsung galaxy i9000 i have finally realised the downfalls of Android.Each android version is specific to each model and is dependant on the manufacturer,for example samsung wont be release ICS update for the galaxy s1 but only for the galaxy s2,typical sales decision.

    Apple on the other hand,regardless of phone age or model will always release their IOS versions for the handsets.So while you think you made the right choice getting the galaxy s2,who is to say that you guaranteed to get the new android release?By then the galaxy s3 will be out.In short the manufacturers have android users by the balls,apple doesnt.

    • Ur wrong

      June 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Thats idiotic, third generation ipod touches and iphones have been left in the dust. Galaxy s3 has 9 millions customers from European preorders alone. Their is no reason to leave the S3 in the dust. In fact samsung has already sent updates ota to european customers.

  38. chris

    February 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

    A friend of mine was so excited for getting iphone 4s. The day after he bought i asked how did he find his new phone. He said. \ it sucks man, the battery last only for 6 hours\.
    Also YES SIRI ITS A GOOD FEATURE but are you going to be using it everyday. Am telling you that you may use it the first month. After a month you will forget about it. Because if its Turned on you battery is drained. You are not gonna let the WiFi on or the gps or the bluetooth.
    AT LEAST GS2 HAS JuiceDefender, Easy Battery Saver that boost up your battery life dramatically. First 3 days i was SO DISSAPOINTED for buying GS2. Now am Just waiting For GS3 !!!!

    Here are the reasons:
    Better Browser
    Better Emailing
    Better Camera
    Better Processor (YOU CAN OVERCLOCK IT AS WELL!!!!!)
    Better Content in the Internet
    Cases,Covers,Batteries,External memory
    Super amoled screen far better Than 4s
    Crash tests showed that GS2 is much more STRONGER.(No damages on the screen at all)
    Navigation its better
    4G LTE Communications
    20 applications Through google+ that you can use them EASILY and DO WHATEVER you want.
    Screen Resolution lower.


  39. TheTallOne

    February 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t see why people have to argue, I admit I love my GS2 and aint really a fan of apple, but thats just preference,

    People like Iphone because its easy to use, easy to learn, and people just want a phone that can take pics, vids, search the internet etc.

    People like Android because yeah its cheaper, which I also love about it being 17, you are able to tweak around with it and have all sorts of fun (which i love about it!)

    Spec wise, yes GS2 may be better, but Iphone has optimized there software to run better, (which Im jealous about 😛 ) but hopefully they pull it back with the ICS update

  40. peter

    February 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    you just get more for your money with a GS2

    -more durable and scratchproof screen (I4s screen shatters with 3 foot drop)
    -louder speaker
    -more common cheaper charging cable
    -charges faster
    -starts up faster
    -no waiting to restart after battery dies
    -more screen
    -bigger virtual keyboard
    -swype keyboard
    -more vibrant colors
    -bigger battery
    -more powerful cpu
    -twice as much ram
    -more free apps in market
    -live wallpaper!!!
    -more freedom to do what you want with the hardware
    -much more powerful camera flash
    -much easier to unlock
    -more website support (flash 11 anyone?)
    -much thinner
    -more lightweight
    -more accessible battery
    -more accessible sim card slot
    -more micro sd card slots (of yeah none on the I4s)
    -has real TV-out option (not just output video)
    -more cable accessory support (like OTG cable… google it and be amazed)
    -more smartphone than iphone (I4s needs itunes to load free mp3s… really… comon!!)
    -can be used as mass storage (64gb I4s and you cant use it for transfering files??? comon!! oh yeah you can go to jail for that best not even have access)
    -more freedom to mod your device (bootloader unlocked from factory, if you dont know what this means you are missing out on why android phones last longer than you think)
    -jailbreaking is an option in the system settings lol
    -apps too get paid apps for free is available in the market

    I hope I made my point. Iphone R.I.P. Angry birds was fun, I will play you on my s2 from now on.

    There are only a handful of apps that are iphone exclusive these days. So saying the app store is better than market doesnt fly no more.Siri fun but not unique. the latest iphone is a shining example of what apple is all about, restricting what users can do with unbelievably more powerful hardware. Enjoy the apple flavored cool-aid fanboys.

    • Yogesh Patel

      February 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Yes Peter, your points are in accordance.

  41. Nathalie

    January 31, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I’m right now choosing between iphone 4 and S2 (I get them for the same price). I read the comments here and it seems like people have very different opinions about android and iOs. i want a phone i can use for quite a long time, and if i have understood this right there won’t be any apps for s2 in let’s say 2 years because it’s too old by then? Are iphone apps usually more expensive than android ones? As a studet i would like to spend as little as i can on accessories/apps etc, would really appreciate some advice. 🙂 I would really like to try android, but apple feels like the safer choice.

  42. Ashish

    January 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Well I find Samsung Galaxy SII better than Iphone fir sure…

  43. Belkis

    January 21, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Everyone in our home was an I phone user specially because, my husband has been working for apple for the past 6 years + we love the product but, even he decided to go for the international samsung galaxy S2 i9100 this year, and we are so impress with this phone. P.S his company does not know

  44. Peter T

    January 12, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Android user here ready to switch for a few reasons: 1) MUCH BETTER FIN SOUND on the iphone for the caller and the person on the other side listening. I have tested both numerous times. 2) Apple put the DUAL speakers on the bottom!. When im driving and using the speakerphone ( having any phone to your head is stupid cause of radiation how needs more) i like to have the mic and speakers nearby so i can hear and be heard. S2 speaker on the back. 3) the camera and video MUCH better on the 4s. I have watched many vids on this and done my own testing. Colors are more natural. S2 has a cooler hue on their stuff. Even their display screens are cool colored in hue. 4) SIRI- i have tested all the ones on Android market and none can do all that SIRI can do. For me the most important is scheduling to my calendar the many appts i have for my businesses. And i do most of them in my car. I dont want to have to type shit out open calendar etc. So for ME, 4s makes more sense based on the things i use most or will use more..

  45. Santhosh

    January 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    What do you think you are doing Yogesh Patel. If you support S2, and you want that to be a winner, just say that. be a iphone. dont drag like s2.

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Are your supporting Galaxy S 2?

  46. yara

    January 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    i think still iphone 4s beats GS2 . siri , the cooler apps , IOS and much more . these are enough I think

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Most of the feature of iPhone doesn’t work in India.

  47. John M.

    January 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I feel like screen size is subjective. Yes, if I were watching a movie i’d want a 4.3 inch screen but how often do you do that on a phone. 3.5 to 4 if they can decrease the bezel and keep the size small because I want to be able to easily control my phone with one hand. The GS2 has a 1.2 ghz processor but in my testing it didn’t feel snappier than the 4s and I actually had several crashes in the browser plus the graphics capability of the 4s is outstanding. The 4s 8 mpxl camera is pretty amazing. Also Siri is only in beta and is still pretty awesome. I like the SOLED screen because it does \pop\ but it sometimes seems too over saturated. The lightweight feeling of the GS2 is awesome even though it is just 24grams less than the iPhone. You will take customizability in Android over more solid Apps (I have found that a lot of apps that were supposed to be comparable to the iOS versions felt like cheap knock-offs, probably because most of them are free). Most the differences between iOS and Android are subjective, it is nice if you can use both.

  48. sameer

    January 7, 2012 at 12:36 am

    concerning screen size, Samsung reduced the size from 5\ in Galaxy S1 to 4.3\ in S2, what a change, on the other hand i phone keeping it same, this means i phone know exactly what they do. size of the phone is something important specially for users upgrading to the new versions of the same brand phones. lovers of big screen of version G S are disappointed cuz they can not easily adapt their fingers and eyes when they upgrade to the G S2

  49. nikhil

    January 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I have both the phones……4s has a hell lot of better functions than s2………except the screen size…..4s is the best phone available.Who needs a 4inch bigger screen??? Guy videos n movies r to be watched on large tv screens or in theatres…..
    not on some tiny 4 inch screen and in mobiles they r hardly onetime watch. The user must feel it comfortable to use……..having a large screen adds discomfort while putting it in ur pocket (cant sit anywhere without taking out the phone!) APPLE REALLY KNOWS WHAT THE USERS NEED, SO THEY PACKED FEATURES WAY BETTER THAN THE S2 IN A SMALL SIZE…….and its simply AWESOME!

  50. ndru

    January 2, 2012 at 5:36 am

    It was an s2/4s decision for me. The deciding factor was flash and bigger screen. I am a bit worried about the battery life but I think it isn’t that bad. 50% is the huge screen anyway.
    I find it funny that people take it so personally though. It’s great that you are happy with your phone. I almost wish that you could merge the best features of both phones to create something really cool.

  51. bob

    December 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Are you saying that Apple made moonwalking easier?

  52. Chieng

    December 26, 2011 at 2:00 am

    One thing i think you all guys forgot to mention. That’s resell price. Iphone definitely have higher resell price.

  53. Mike

    December 25, 2011 at 4:53 am

    SIRI was made for the average iPhone owner….. People with no friends that need someone to talk to

  54. Aries

    December 25, 2011 at 2:37 am

    so funny reading these replies! All the apple fanboys saying but Iphone can do this but S2 can’t but then getting corrected that yes S2 can do that and can do it better! lol Basically iPhone is for people that don’t know about anything other than Apple.

  55. Emil

    December 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    About Siri on Iphone, yes it’s really impressive. But, not all can use that application since it needs an internet connection..and it’s quite expensive. What’s important is the specs of a mobile phone. So, for me, practically speaking, the winner is Galaxy S2. This phone is really FAST!!!!

    • Amit Bhawani

      December 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      You are right as of now when we compare the iPhone 4S with the Galaxy S2, there is nothing very important except the Siri which also works for the basic functions like Phone Call, Messages, Calendar etc Based on these points certainly the Galaxy S II wins.

  56. john v

    December 20, 2011 at 3:27 am

    apparently some people have cracked how siri works and how it searches or something and will try to create a android version

  57. Feri

    December 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Most important information for all of you:

    1.having an iPhone or galaxy s2 doesn’t change the fact, that you are arguing about a total bullshit.

    2. the hardware differences are so small that you stupidos cant even recognize (downlaod speed? dont be silly, where do you get such an upload from ???)

    3. android has 100 phones to chose, iphone always only the most actual version(and few older), maximally 4 at once, you have to mix up all of them to make one competition worthy(and yes, that is an galaxy s). Sum of amount of the phones made by each party makes an equal quality…regardless efficiency, because i dont want to stick to any side in here is expensive and is literally a ,,love mark\ / so is an android system, like a linux for example, its not overall popular, even if its good

    5.regardless of what phone you have, it doesnt make your life better, not even your social status, not even your productivy, coz 99% of you use it for ..lets say being in front of computer with another little computer in your hand (yes, i mean your smarth phone)

    6.whos the idiot in here ? both sides… just dont say \s2 is best, because is best!!\ make and pie chart, nice graph or so…be creative, show us where and how exactly..otherwise your comment is not worth of reading and waste of everyones time)

    7.accept the fact, that both phones are GREAT, if you give me a free galaxy s II, i will use it, if you give me an iPhone 4s, i will use it…if you give me for example a old nokia..i will build a house with that !

    8. for the love of god (im an atheist, so its an irony) ask your phone builders to put an extra hole in to it so you could stick your genitals into it and make it a noninternet love like it deserves according to your sayings.

    9.for me……..its just a phone, get over it…btw, have you ever been outside ? its nice there…seriously…sell your smartphone an get a vacation…much better than have a computer in a pocket when you sit in front of computer all day long anyway. accordance to point 8 of this section, if the already built in hole(3.5mm) is too much for all of you, please dont cry, there are reductions for 2.5mm so you will fit in just perfcetly 🙂

    11.arguing like a boss is when you have an argument..a solid fact…

    12. oh yes, this was a bout phones…

    13.i say iPhone 4s vs galaxy s2

    14. the winner is….the one you like, they are both great fock off, go find yourself a real deal to solve, like if there isnt any real life around you.

  58. Smarty

    December 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    i love S2 more and even i believe its better than iPhone 4s, but i will go with iPhone bcoz of these issues :

    1 : Samsung devices loses their value faster than iPhones, look at S2 price now and compare it to its price after only 6 months! this is really bad coz samsung tend to manufacture more than one mobile yearly with different models but apple makes only one mobile year after year and this help makes its value not drop fastly.

    2 : iPhone 4s looks better in shape and build and also its apps quality.

  59. Tim

    December 8, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I have the samsung epic 4g. One of the models prior to the samsung galaxy s2. My download speeds average 9mps everywhere I have 4g. Not a top speed of 9mps, an AVERAGE. Give that same speed to the galaxy s2, blows the iphone 4s out of the water everytime. Any youtube video i’ve seen comparing the two phones had to be done over a wifi connection so the galaxy s2 didn’t blow the iphone out of the water, and yet the s2 performed faster than the iphone even on wifi

  60. assassinated

    December 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Anyone else find it ironic that he is talking about a marketing technique that Apple uses with all their products? The technique is very brilliant but I see that everyone falls for it, which shows that people really don’t know what they’re doing. I was talking with a person at best buy, and they told me that they’ve had people come in and buy Apple products just because they are Apple products. The salesperson askes them, \So why do you want the Ipad 2? Have you looked at any Android tablets?\ The customer responded, \Well it’s Apple…, it’s. better than Android.\ The salesperson just gave up after that because the salesperson realized that the customer had no clue what they were even buying and they were determined to buy an Ipad 2 for the only reason that it was made by Apple.

  61. FanBoy

    December 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Not for long.. the Samsung Galaxy Nexus gonna beat the screen thing too 😉
    Not to mention the future Galaxy SIII
    what is that? 1080p right?

  62. crow

    December 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Android delivers fragmentation so flawlessly ( I’m being sarcastic ) and I got a virus on my Android phone yesterday pissed me off . And the apps I do get aren’t as productive ( enterprise and true productivity ) as my friends who have iPhones and IOS. I am so close to switching from Android .

  63. D

    December 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    You are not correct. Drive and A4 and then a Fusion back to back. There’s a huge difference in the way they handle. Sure, if you need a car to take you from A to B, then the Fusion is OK. If you want to have a connection between the road and the car, get the A4 (or even better, a 3 series).

    Same with the Iphone – reliable & simple experience. More refined (possibly complicated and at times less reliable) experience with the Android phones. They each cater to different kinds of customers.


    November 30, 2011 at 8:10 am


  65. xkaliber

    November 29, 2011 at 4:05 am

    I owned the original iphone when it came out, it sucked. I went back to my blackberry. I have the original galaxy s captivate and I love it. I will agree, the 4s is an awesome phone, if you want to be locked into what it gives you. The android platform gives you the freedom to customize everything and I mean everything. I will be going with the GS2 when my upgrade is available. As for SIRI, it’s just making everyone lazier, I don’t need my phone to apologize to me if I tell it I’m tired. Gimme a break, go get some friends. If I wanna know the weather, I just look on my home screen. I’m sure Android will try and come up with something like SIRI, I still won’t use it.

  66. Nthman

    November 26, 2011 at 5:56 am

    If they had came out with better improvements, other than just a notification bar, Siri, camera, etc. Or upped the ante with iPhone5, there would have been a real fight.

    But with S2 giving Dual core 1.2, better camera, better screen, better battery even, and what more, open source. There’s no way that iP4S could win.

    I admit that iPs are a good piece of tech, but the way they restrict, even the bluetooth function, makes it a \dumb\ phone. No Flash, can’t transfer files, only download via iTunes, even the ringtones, no welfare for the workers in China Fioxconn, dead or alive(this is my main pet peeve).

    iCloud is just copying those apps like Dropbox, where you can upload your files, and then see them through your iMac, iPhones, iTouch (wifi), etc. I mean, cloud computing is not new, so this is no biggie.

    There are more worlds outside there than iP-dom, and if the iP-fans can only look beyond their \cloud\, and not just being told what to do, they will catch a glimpse, of the \note\ attached at the silver lining…

    Wait till they see what comes next… 🙂

    • Chintan Patel

      December 23, 2011 at 1:02 am

      1) iPhone 4s is faster than G S2
      2) I do not need blue tooth in last 4 years since i am using iPhone
      3) I can Transfer files without Itunes Via wifi
      4) I can download any content from internet using applications including videos from youtube
      5) I can use dropbox also but using iCloud is whole different experience

      all the features are there u just need to apply some mind and find it
      i am not saying that android isn’t good os
      but iOS is also worth to praise

      i will always choose iPhone but g S2 or other android phones are also providing very good features in it’s own way
      it depends on your choice

      • Amit Bhawani

        December 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        You may not use Bluetooth but most people who are away from their home and who would like to transfer media files to their friends would need bluetooth which is a major issue with Bluetooth. It all depends on the way you see, some users would love Android and some would love iPhone which does not clearly mean that any of these is the only best product.

  67. Priyank

    November 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Hey fellas!!
    Kindly tell me more about icloud feature??
    And i`m thinking of buying S2 next month in first week but some where i heard rumors that it will become a bit more cheaper in December second or third week..

    Any comments on that??


    November 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I actually prefer the smaller size screen, since the S2 is too bulky.
    So for me its the 4s, infact if Apple is making the iPod Touch with phone capability, I’m willing to pay extra for it.
    Love the apple design, nice and solid build.

    As for samsung products, I still have great respect for them but it is down to individual preferences.
    I used to like Nokia, but they have failed to keep up to customer’s demands. Lol @ the nokia maps and voice navigation. Need to pay a subcriptions fees for it every year…(what were they thinking).
    Back to the main topic, the S2 need to focus on its user, rather competing with Apples on specifications (not all users prefer massive screens, plastic covers, 4G (currently not supported in Australia yet, so whats the point?)

  69. Vivek

    November 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm


  70. Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    seeing how icloud doesnt need to be in constant communication with an iphone that is an invalid argument try again. and also knowing that the iphone has a wireless antenna icloud is therefore accessible worldwide in flight on vacation or in another country. Sugarsync is not a proprietary service for android phones, in fact it is for all smartphones PCs tablet w/e. not to mention you have to pay for it. Maybe a little research is needed for you there matt before you make an argument

  71. Saeed

    November 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Andoid > IOS

    dont bother seriously !!!

  72. manoj

    November 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    galaxy s2 contain higher color,contrast ratio, larger screen wide viewing angle even apple iphone 4s has good viewing angle a but iphone4s has better resolution compared to galaxy s2 because of IPS technology eventually galaxy s2 has better battery back up compared to iphone4s. galaxy s2 is faster than iphone4s for some sake both the phones are equally balanced.
    1) memory is larger than galaxy s2
    2)galaxy s2 has a brighter display compared to iphone4s
    3)s2 is faster than 4s
    4) slightly it looks like galaxy s2 is a winner because of more features

  73. Deck Janials

    November 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Yeah really, durable materials

  74. Alven

    November 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    As for me i been using iPhone 3GS since two year back, and i’m very happy using it :-
    1. I will no need to worry of updating the latest OS device as like the Android phone those (All the Android phone model must compatible with their own Android OS system).
    2. As for the App is working nice and smooth especially on the graphic, cause all the iPhone share the same screen size 3.5.
    3. As for the security, IOS is must more safety than Android those (Cause the Android is an open source, all the application will potencial carring bug or worm that will steal all your personal information)
    4. As if i change my current iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4S, all the personal phone setting and App that have been set & purchase earlier will continue to using it without any problem.
    5. For the iPhone price is the most exciting parts as it will drop price once a year and your previous model will replace by another lower spec similar model as while, as this your mentally will not hit hard by your device that have just brought for a few month the price will drop like shit.

    Please correct me, if i’m wrong.
    (IT PC Support)

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  76. Stacey

    November 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I bought the iphone 4s a week ago and am returning it tomorrow for several reasons.
    1…when I try to transfer my pics to my computer on windows live mail it does not let me edit them and they are all sideways, etc. I do not want to go through itunes.
    2…does not support flash
    3…small screen size, I was used to the EVO for past 1 1/2 years
    4…no voice activated gps system.

    Sorry iphone you lose…trading you in for a Samsung Galaxy S2.

    • Darlove

      November 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Wait! I’ll inform iPhone itself and Apple about this decision of yours. They will certainly be very sad and will not disappoint you next time.

  77. Kali

    November 9, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Apple doesn’t make premium products. Their products are built on hype and marketing. Keep in mind, Steve Job is no engineer, He’s a MARKETING GENIUS. Macbook – Inferior to PC’s. iPhones – Inferior to high-end Android, Meego, Symbian, WP7 devices (Nokia easily takes the cake as far as \premium\ quality goes, too bad high-end Nokia’s are too expensive for US carriers to carry). Apple TV – inferior to Google TV. iPhone’s prices are based on the amount of storage on the phone (which makes up it’s expensive price tags, not build quality). If a Samsung or HTC, etc. comes with 64GB of fixed storage, it will cost as much as any iPhone 4S 64GB.

    And your car analogy is totally irrelevant. You’re basically implying that if a product is more expensive, it’s works better – ie. don’t buy that Ford Fusion that can save you lots of money on gas, and will outlast almost any other brand, instead buy a Audi A4. It has a higher price tag so it MUST be better. But truth be told, regardless the higher price tags, Audi’s are crappier than Fusion’s. Am I not correct?

  78. Kali

    November 9, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Benefits? People like to access things on-the-fly (via Phone’s storage), and not have to wait for \loading\ time. Not only that, you don’t have to worry about paying extra for more storage space. Keyword – CONVENIENCE. And yes, iPhone FINALLY has cloud services.

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 9, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Well with Android you get many apps providing cloud storage like Dropbox and all.

  79. omgled

    November 8, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    one thing that sets the phones apart. FLASH.

    lets just say you want to listen to a new song on youtube and you want to check your emails at the same time.
    on the iphone you cant. it opens a seperate thing and if you try and multi task it stops the video on youtube. desktop version is still the same.

    gs2 shits all over the iphone 4s. no hate.

  80. Bailey

    November 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    S2 can use the Speaktoit Assistant app

  81. Stee

    November 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I agree with u kyle.

  82. phil

    November 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I’m currently with Apple, but my problem is that the iPhone is only as good as iTunes. Its Apple’s way of controlling everything you do – must go through iTunes.
    I’d love to get a new 4s, if only I didn’t have to go thru iTunes.
    Much prefer the flexibility of just connecting to ANY computer to access my phone.
    When will Apple wake up to this… not consumer orientated!

    • Stacey

      November 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      I agree!!

  83. Jaka

    November 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    And someone has any kind of document on USB memory stick and you’d like to see this document. What you will do?
    With S2 I’ll just connect USB stick to phone. I can see document immediately without uploading it to somewhere or let say you’d like to share your pictores or movies from phone with someone who hasn’t iphone or computer conneted to I-Net. Simplest way is just save data to USB and give them. So I don’t need any additional software installed on my computer and I-Net as well to get any kind of data from my phone.

  84. eegabeeva

    November 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    IPHONE IS THE ULTIMATE PHONE!!!!!! go see the 4s siri features, the computing speeds the responses..Samsung can never reach where iphone is.. first let samsung beat the ubercool touchflo interface of iphone then we’ll see about the performance.

  85. her0027

    November 4, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Here’s a few questions/comparison that no one has answered so far:

    ~How does the qwerty key pad compare on both phones?

    ~With the SGS 2, do you still have to shut off the apps manually? Because the last time I tested an Android phone, I found that it was very irritating to have to shut them down manually or else they keep running in the background and drain the battery.

  86. LukasSkyWalker

    November 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I dont like how this article subjectively compares both phones. Its pathetic.
    But this is my opinion. iPhone 4S is still unbeatable for many reasons, first is usability. You cant use the S2 with one hand, sad. How do you think they came out with the iPhone size? Bigger is not better. Wicked.
    Second is hardware and software integration, working seamlessy on iPhone, not with Android and XXX device. Design and higher quality materials is the third one, not cheap plastic used. Operating system, appllication platform, included Apple software, camera hardware, are tons of other reasons.
    Cheap consumers like cheap products. There you have it. If you are happy with it, fine!

  87. Bijah

    November 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    for de past few day ive been asking myself “watz so special abt de 4s”
    en this wer my findings
    1. de new A5 chip which is produced by samsung
    2. de new os – ability to add folders, de 1st android phone had dat.notification bar y dd it took dem this long bt anyway welcum to de smart phone league apple. siri de ability to talk to de phone are apple fanboyz dat bored.
    3. de steel case, jst wen is apple gna thnk of making der phones lighter. if itz about protection of de phone den der stil a lot dey can learn frm samsung. it must b sad knwing dat de plastic cover on de samsung is more reliable dan de heavy iphone still case.
    4. en jst for intrest sake wat dd apple contribute on de iphone, sori to say dz bt jst de os de rest dey jst bought frm other campany wit samsung contributing 26% of de iphone..

  88. Ricardo

    November 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Most of you guys don’t really catch up with the idea. If a smartphone was all about spec and performance it would probably be made by Porsche. As it is not just that, you just try to put those phones in the hands of your grandmother and see what happens. As Steve said sometimes, Apple is not just about the technology, is about the humanity and user experience too, not to mention the design, the materials and the price you get for them. I used both systems, and you can’t even compare the quality of iOS with Android, how robust iOS is for the everyday usage without never turning off. It is true that Android gives more freedom to the user, I rally never take a full profit of that, not to mention some freedom stuff just don’t work, bluetooth for example, Sync, a proper Mail app. Yes can search all that stuff on the Market but, how many of you have found really comparable solutions as the ones you have on any iPhone. Then you have the hardware, that’s very old one, like mac vs pc. For the ones who may not know, GHz is not proportional, alone, to real speed anymore, that was true 7 years in the past. The actual real speed comes also from the marriage of hardware and popper software. Thats what you find the Sony’s PSP and also the iPhone. Next -> 4G speeds. How many of you have ever seen in your phone 21Mb/s downloads in your phone? Or let’s us say, 14Mb/s or even 10Mb/s? Advertising something is bit different from what you can get. I really think here everything is limited by the network, not by the phones, so it doesn’t matter. Now how many of you are able to pay for unlimited data plan? In US I heard is really pricy compared to the £25 I pay. Who the fuck cares about the details when the S II don’t fit my girlfriend’s pocket??

    • Banehowler

      November 5, 2011 at 5:58 am

      well said, btw, 2 iphones unlimited data/talk/text 150 us $ a month

    • nikhil

      January 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      It looks like talking to large book or something……..looks really stupid 😉


  89. Wan

    October 30, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Can anyone tell me about Radio Build in which use at anywhere even have no internet signal?

  90. tom

    October 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    i have researched many reveiws and the galaxy s allways comes out on top

  91. Ranjeet Malik

    October 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I think some of my friends here need big hands and big brains to use SGS2 as far battery mine last for 2days with heavy usage…I have an IPOD touch thinking to buy a 3G phone and tie it to my IPOD so that it starts working like IPHONE

  92. Kyle

    October 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I currently have both the iPhone 4s and SG2. Both phones are great. I think for my taste, usage and productivity. The iphone 4s is more practical and useful for me. At the same time the 4s can get boring. While the SG2 is more interesting by it’s deep customization. However, there are way more clicks, navigation and un-smoothness of gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich looks way better they are on their way). Apple just flows much better. IMO the 4s takes better natural looking pics and movies. The SG2 is a little over saturated but still very good. The plastic back cover on the SG2 is just fine. it’s not cheap at all. In fact, I like it better than the double glass on the 4s. I wish apple would make their phones more tough and use gorilla glass. One drop and the iPhone is done. The speaker on the 4s sounds better it’s more full with some base. While the SG2 sound a little thin an not as loud. The battery on the SG2 doesn’t last quite as long as the iPhone and it takes much longer to charge battery. Both Vlingo and Siri are good. I think Google dropped the ball by not really pushing Vlingo years ago. Apple did something smart by making Siri better and using natural language instead of memorized commands. We’ll see what happens in the future with voice recognition, but right now I have to give it to Siri. I don’t need to memorize commands and it’s something anyone can just pickup and start talking, while Vlingo you must pass the test and memorize commands. I also Like the big screen on the SG2. With that said it’s for the iPhone to grow up a few centimeters. Lastly, if Apple didn’t create the iPhone, then Android would not exist remember that! Apple has completely change world and is the leader and pioneer for smartphones today, otherwise we would still be on windows mobile!

  93. Arnold

    October 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Samsung Galaxy SII RULES!!! SGSII is much better than 4S in every single thing. However, I’m a Apple user but SGSII is driving me crazy. I’m going to buy it tomorrow.
    SGSII is the best in 2011 for sure.

  94. Neeraj

    October 27, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Samsung Galaxy S2 and Androids are better by far

  95. Craig

    October 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    As it has been seaid below many of times, siri is going to be the best voice recognition app BUT WHO WANTS TO TALK TO A PHONE YOU WOULD LOOK CRAZY!!!! I am a SGS2 user and i love it as people have complained below that it can sometimes freeze, mine has never frozen, you should try using your task manager once in a while!! The Iphone 4s is no doubt going to be a great phone and it specs are really good but they are equal with the galaxy s2 that came out 4 months before it and i expected the 4s to be a lot better. I have always been an android fan and always will be and i think that apple has to buck up its ideas to keep up or beat them otherwise it is going to end up like its inventor!!!

  96. Dave

    October 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

    samsung has voice recognition isn’t great but it’s being worked out I’m sure. In fact I’m using it right now in order to take this message. It’s really easy. I dont undrstand with a big fuss is about. Apple has obviously fallen behind with this model and android devices will be rolled out within the next month and then the next month in the next … Apple doesn’t make their own components but samsung for the most part does. Best screens, best 1.2 gigahertz dual core processors while apple has 800 megahertz, in an old box. See the thing is apple users typically don’t know how to use computers anyway so they don’t even realize they are getting an inferior product.

  97. Czeal001

    October 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    What about the overheating issue of Galaxy S2? Read another issue that it will go over 55 degrees F. And that’s just browsing the internet inside your home or office. That’s not even outside or inside your car. I guess you can use it as a little microwave too, ha. Went over this tread and only one time has ever mentioned about it and no one responded. Cmon, bring your juicy excuse to this Samsung product.

    BTW, I was stationed in Korea for over a year in the military. I traveled quite a bit in Asia when I was there. I’ve noticed that small and big businessess alike can DUPLICATE any products that you and i can ever imagine in a very CHEAP way. Is this Galaxy S2 feels and operate like a cheap Korean kimchee? how about the back cover?

    Seems like the host of this tread and most G S2 users/lovers are ignoring this issue, Issues that must be brought out in the open so it can be resolve later.


    October 25, 2011 at 11:43 am


  99. Drew

    October 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I have never used the iphone or android OS. I have used palm, windows, and now blackberry. I am looking to switch to android or iphone and I have been torn over the two. I don’t mind the blackberry but their app world sucks. I want good quality apps. I know both claim they have the most apps and I dont really care who has more, I will never download 200,000 apps. Which phone has the best games. A buddy of mine was showing me a game on his Iphone 4 that was impressive, it was not a 99 cent app. I looked on androids app store and didn’t find these same high end games. Did i just miss them or does iphone have better games?


    • Yogesh Patel

      October 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

      Did you go through the paid games in Android?

  100. Brett

    October 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Personally I prefer Android because of the better customisation and open source. It just has all those extra advanced features which I love to use. Being an IT student I really appreciate open source as it has so much more potential for learning. Sure, many apps and phone hardware has their flaws however every mistake is a chance to learn, grow and discover. The idea of such a large community being able to contribute to improving the Android OS puts so many new ideas out there. I just feel quite limited by an iPhone. Sure, it’s a great phone and it really does just work. It’s definently more stable with a lot of good features but it doesn’t have the same amount of freedom as Android.

    They are both great phones and it basically comes down to what you want out of your phone. I see it more as not which phone is better than the other, I see it as what phone is better for you.

    • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

      November 5, 2011 at 12:56 am

      HTC and Droid phones do not use open source operating systems

      • Yogesh Patel

        November 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm

        FYI: Android itself is an Open Source Platform.


  101. Rimi

    October 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I totally agree with the geek who said that the iphone is for people with more money than brains, lol . . .

    • Darlove

      November 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Maybe it’s just a phone for those who want to have time for doing better things in life than customizing a phone with another wallpaper and doing 5 things instead of 1 to get a desired result? Think about TIME, mate, and those who for example use their phones as a TOOL to do business. Once one very wise man said that things should be simple but not simpler.

  102. yamateh

    October 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    i hv tried on both S2 and Iphone4,
    For the psychical appearance, i strongly feel Iphone4 is optimized for single hand grip and the weight is just perfect, i dont wish to hold an off hand grip and light phone when you dont feel it in your pocket due to the light weight, Jobs creation is just awesome.
    Other than that, Iphone apps beat most smartphones in the market..
    S2 is great of its voice activation/navigation, but Iphone4S is coming with its SIRI software that i cant wait to try it 🙂

  103. Juuyrt

    October 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Which is the best -Well, if you are not technically oriented, go for iPhone. It is simple to learn how to use and does great for every day jobs.

    If you have a penchant for using your phone the way you like it (“It is my phone and I will do what I want with it”) the Galaxy S II it is for you

  104. Manohar

    October 20, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I Phone,HTC, LG, Motorala …are all good smart phones or to better they all are good & very best phones….

    But only one way to express my opinion or to show my appreciation for Samsung Galaxy S2 is by giving the following


    craziness ..But awful Truth of Samsung Galaxy S2…

    Samsung gave a healthy fight to other brands by giving a better quality product…other brands like Iphone eating the

    dust , instead of trying to give a healthy competition by giving a better product to people ,are trying to defeat good

    product..Samsung Galaxy S2… by drawing the company Samsung to Court & prevent Launching the same … which has

    brought down the Brand APPLE in the hearts of people who appreciated it… nobody is unbeatablae.. if Samsung has

    beaten you by giving a better product ,appreciate them and then try to give better product than samsung galaxy s2 if

    you can …and deliver abetter product for the people…try not to beat in an unhealthy way …. by which neither you

    improve nor people get better try to Beat.the beater of very best.SAMSUNG GALAXY set

    sold every 1.5sec…

    “2011 Is “Year OfSamsung Galaxy S&S2”

  105. John

    October 20, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I just got the Galaxy S2 The screen is what sold me however after using it for a week. I must say that the iPhone is better. The G2 froze a couple of times and the thing just does not flow as natural as the iPhone. I do with the iPhone had a bigger screen though, specially after using the S2. One thing to consider tough is that on the S2 it’s very hard to use it on one hand alone.

  106. Divco

    October 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

    The iPhone 4s out PERFORMS the Galaxy S2 in every spec and Siri is 100 times better than Google’s voice recognition.

    Try telling your droid “send my mom a text.” It will not be able to but Siri can, she learns who your mom is so you do not have to say your moms full name every time.

    Apple makes sure that all their features are tested and perfected before they release it, unlike Android who just throws it out there working but just barley.

    Also, if you really want your iPhone to do any of that other fancy crap that driod does you can simply by jailbreaking it and installing the feature.

    • Chris

      October 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      4s Cannot be jailbroken yet. And probably won’t in a while.

      • Yogesh Patel

        October 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm

        Not sure of Apple Jealbreaking iPhone 4S

        • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

          November 5, 2011 at 12:51 am

          it was jailbroken 4 months ago…nice try

          • John

            April 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

            Are you stoned?????? The 4s is still not able to be jailbroken. dumb@55!

    • DXXL

      December 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      My GS2 works great. When I tell it to TEXT WIFE it opens text box and works well, very well. I was and iphone user and am a computer tech I jail broke my Iphn and still found it very limiting. It opened it up a bit but crashed regularly, had to install and unistall apps to get them to work well. Same story with Android it takes a bit of tweeking, but both phones have a sweet spot for functionality and performance. But the Iphn was very limited and became slow as the later versions of the apps I ussed for netowrking were updated. My 3GS is almost a brick with the latest software and firm ware and not jail broken anymore it useless. Well its now my under dash music player which it does well. My non-rooted Android does more than my jail broken 3gs ever did.

      Performance what a joke, Do your own real world testing. I sat with a 4S user for over 2 hours and we did tests of all kinds load internet movies down loaded from the same wireless network, App loading, camera pciture edits, video start up. browsing, ( now we had to limit the sites to non java based to be fair, but the S2 was notiacbley faster in every area except for the video loading and starting. So you have no idea what you are talking about !!! The only thing the 4S did do a better job of was better quality video. Not to mention after the 4S had over 10+ apps runnning it slowed noticlbley and it took a good 20 -25 seconds to close them all so the phone could return to normal speed vs the androids kil app 1 button (2 second and memory dump) done. (yes I am aware that there is a jail broken app that will do the same thing but both our phones were stock)

      In summary Apple maintains its simple use that is effective but controlling. So if your a simple user and you just want to stay in the lines provided by Apple then iphone is a great product \Iphone is for you\ it does well. If you are an advanced user and enjoy running outside the herd with a desire to take control of your technology and have way more features to work with then Android is suppirior.

      On a personal note: I will never go back to apple due to how fast thier support told me that my 3GS was not designed to run thier latest Ios and that I need to upgrade. It was 2 years old. ( such is the way apple does business though same as thier computer OS’s) Way to Go Apple…..create a need and build in obsolecence. 🙂

      • John

        April 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

        Thank you for an unbiased comment featuring both sides. I’m a 3gs user wanting to upgrade, but not sure what to go to. Every review/comparison/comment of the S2 vs 4s I read seems to be written from their fanboy perspective. Your comment has helped me make a knowledgeable decision to switch to S2.

  107. Galaxy S2 Fan

    October 20, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Galaxy S2 is a great device. I wouldn’t want the iPhone for a few reasons: no memory expansion, smaller screen, less options for customizing.

  108. fili

    October 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    i just bought galaxy s2 for few days and it often freeze. When i used iPhone, even though i used it for 2 yrs already til’ i decided to go for android, my iPhone never freeze at all not for once even though i often drop it. I have another friend who just bought galaxy s2 and her phone has over heating issue, I guess iphone is still the best.

  109. Karan Lugani

    October 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Comparing both of them , I would go for iPhone 4s. The only thing is that I have to wait till December for it to arrive in India..

  110. ankur

    October 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    S2 ROCKS … in each and every manner . An apple takes an Edge in TOUCH Feel . Otherwise S2 best

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Agree !

  111. dom

    October 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Iphone is playing catch up with Android now. Android is superior to Ios by now.

    Siri ? Voice talk existed long before it.
    Notification thing – Android had it since 1.6(maybe even before that).
    All the hardware specs- Existed since 2010 in android phones.
    And many other specs that i have not covered and features that iphone shows all the “innovation” existed prior ios5. Apple frustrates me that it charges u so much for simple things. Ok I agree that Iphone is ideal for idiots , technology impaired people as it is just 1 button and “press on the icon to do it” kinda thing. But with android I can have an android home screen selection. I can be an android, a windows 7 , windows phone 7 or even an Iphone. All one needs is the right config and Android will suit anybody. Wake up people . Android > Iphone. People say galaxy s2 has a cheap feel. Well get htc inspire hd . or any of the hd range. I own desire HD and its made of a unibody aluminum corpus.So if u dont like samsung (i certainly dont) why wont u get htc ? it is the Nokia of android phones. IT is reliable , strong and costs are decent.

    • James

      November 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Are you serious? Apple is playing catch up? I don’t even like apple and I’m not going to stick up for their ridiculously over priced products but still: neither android nor apple invented ANYTHING. Voice command has been on the telly for years, and why are there 37000 android phones competing against one apple product. I’ve seen the reviews on other sites… They suck. They compare the iPhone 4.5 (s) against the s2 which needs a better camera, the droid why do they even make those still, and an htc with good battery life. Then the reviewers blend all the best parts of the android phones together and omit all of the bad parts and pretend the iPhone 4s is no match for the omg-samsung-htc-nokia-windows-moto droid s2000. Why cant people not review a phone based on it’s merits not it’s name? Why does a review of 2 decent overpriced omg shiny plastic devices have to become a rumble pit of modern warfare? Both phones are good. I’m getting the iPhone 4s, is the g s2 better? Probably. Does the g s2 have 64gb, ios 5, and siri? No. See was it so hard to chose a phone because of it’s merits not ifan or fandroid whinning? And what’s up with iris I thought siri wasn’t worth picking an iPhone?

      • Yogesh Patel

        November 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm

        A lots questions together, thanks to put it up Mr. James.

        With Galaxy SII vs any Apple product comparison people go personally. Yes, there are independent and above article was our response to the comparison in terms of features, specs of both.

    • Darlove

      November 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Well, mate, it’s not WHO INVENTED SOMETHING FIRST but rather WHO MADE IT USER-FRIENDLY. Moonwalk was not invented by Michael Jackson. So what? You get the point, don’t you?

  112. George

    October 16, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I own both Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S. Galaxy is a very impressive device and a great playground for a techie; however, for practical everyday use, I find using the iPhone experience to be a lot more aesthetically-pleasing (a category that simply doesn’t apply for cheaply-looking/feeling Galaxy). If I had to make a choice between the two, I’d pick the iPhone.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

      Good choice.

    • Techy Gal

      January 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Ditto !!!

  113. Shobhit Patel

    October 15, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I have been using iPhone for last 4 years and I moved to galaxy s2 from iPhone 4. I am still confused on which phone is the best. I checked out benchmark results of iPhone 4s and iPhone 4s smoked galaxy s2. MAY BE there is some hope when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out. I agree that battery is an issue with android phones. Galaxy s2 is NOT 4g and what are the chances that you will get 21mbsp speed which samsung has claimed and samething with iPhone 4s, what are the chances that you will get about 14mbps speed. what are the chances that you will use voice talk (galaxy s2) or siri(iPhone 4s) in public to text,call, and search on the web. I don’t think so that you wanna let someone know your personal stuff. so forget siri or voice talk is just an attention grabber. Noone really was aware of voice talk on android really (except android users). However, as soon as siri came out everyone started searching on the web for more details about it; even android users are aware of siri now ( That’s Apple, “The brand name is enough”). by the way i m not saying that iPhone is better or galaxy s2 is better. Hopefully you guys understand my point of view. I have been a G1 user and iPhone (first one) user.

  114. Eunice

    October 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

    ..I purchased Galaxy S2 a day before it got released to AT&T, and I’d say it’s the BEST SMARTPHONE in the market today, even out-smarting iPhone4s! 🙂

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Hurray !! Where is the party?

  115. Eunice

    October 14, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I work for AT&T, and have dealt with thousands of customers DYING to place preorders for iPhone4s. Aside from Siri, I don’t see the point they’d literally go nuts about ordering such device. Most of them are just lovin’ the idea that they’ve been on the “iPhone bandwagon” from iPhone 2G to iPhone4s.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      That’s what the world has craze for Apple products. I don’t says its bad but its a fact.

  116. Sree

    October 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm


    I do not like to compare different platforms as I believe they have their own Pros and Cons. But according to me iPhone 4S is an over priced smart phone. Speed, performance all is ok but how much can you expect and use from a phone of 4″ screen size? Also I do not know how Siri works but if it works as specified this would be a very great value added feature for iPhone 4S other than that the rest of the features (So called NEW features) do not exite me…


  117. RIP Stevie

    October 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I’m happy that stevie’s dead. Can’t manufacture expensive products anymore.

    • chevy

      October 16, 2011 at 3:07 am

      See, if you don’t have money buy cheap products. Even samsung s2 is expensive….go get some micromax or lava mobiles……Apple makes premium products and they’re expensive…You can’t expect a mercedes to come for maruti alto price….don’t buy it if you can’t afford. Steve ‘s not holdin ur neck to buy one….

    • Me

      October 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      It’s not expensive, you just make little money!

    • James

      October 24, 2011 at 2:47 am

      WOW you are happy someone is dead? I’m scared…

    • Kyle

      October 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

      Wow! RIP STEVIE. That is a very rude and heartless thing to say. I hope your not satan’s child. I guess you love DEATH!!!

    • foxyapple@soompi

      October 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Apple’s products last longer. I have Apple’s other products and they are still running even if its old! you pay peanuts, you get Monkeys!

      I really hate to say this I bought their 1st Samsung Omnia 1. after 6mths, the entire OS died and hung on me. to make matters worst! the on/off button just won’t work.

      I saw my Dad’s Samsung Galaxy S. too complicated with too many unnecessary apps from them that seems like redundant.

      it is sad to see the father of Apple go. because you will need to keep changing your phones every year before your 2yr plan end and Samsung’s CEO continues to earn your money. btw, their phones were made not to last more than 1 year!

      • Techy Gal

        January 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        I agree Apple products lasts much longer I could use iPhone 3 for 2.5 years and not feel that I had my hands on extinct technology.

        Today I use both SGS2 and iPhone4S, while I’m happy using SGS2 with all its supper attractive features, iPhone 4S is so much more handy, for busy people like me. I can use it while multi tasking as well.

        Well and iPhone is an iPhone !!

    • pehjay

      April 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

      yes , yur right

  118. Nikhil

    October 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    guys, it’s not all about specs… it’s how they hold up to real life performance…like javascript, browser speed, graphics case in point.

    • madmax

      October 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

      right ,so the gs2 still does better. and ICS isnt even out yet.

      • Yogesh Patel

        October 17, 2011 at 9:28 am


        • JC

          October 17, 2011 at 9:50 am

          The 4s beat the s2 in every benchmark category, up to double the scores. Far faster browser, dynamic power usage adjustment, better graphics, way better optimized software integrated with hardware = better performing phone. And I won’t even compare build quality and quality of materials…samsung needs to get over theIr addiction to cheap plastic.

        • Gino

          November 4, 2011 at 5:19 am

          Has iPhone 4s got normal radio? S2 has & at least you can listen to local radio without consuming data for Internet Radio

        • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

          November 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

          i cant believe how retarded people are. you tell them the iphone double the galaxy s2 in every benchmark and the reply is well does it have a radio.. who cares. how often are you gonna use your radio. i listened to pandora for 48 hours on a roadtrip and didnt go over on my data. android phones are for those who are cheap individuals


    October 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

    when am updating my galaxy sii with Galaxy S2 – Install Gingerbread 2.3.7 with CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM during the procedure when am opening the heimdall frontend and browsing the zimage its coming as tar file size is of over size. kindly advice. thanks in advance

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      You posted the comment in wrong article.
      Check back the procedure again, it will work now.

  120. Paul

    October 11, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I’ve been an iphone users since the original phone and i’ve traded up every year. I decided to buy an android phone earlier this year and test it out.

    The biggest mistake ever, android is crap. You have to navigate more to accomplish 1 task. Because it is cheaper with insurance and internet plan I ended up using it for my company.

    My staff agrees that the iphone is way way better. They have to use the android for company use however their personal phones are iphones.

    Take my advise, I have used smartphones since the orginal brick windows versions and palms before the iphone or android. iphone is a better phone. Way more practical in every way, less steps to complete tasks.

    As Thebest said above “it simple, classy, original, uncomplicated and unbeatable software ios”

    • George

      October 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. And that’s because the iPhone is a real product, designed by visionaries, with a world-changing vision in mind. Whereas the only vision of current Android devices is to be an iPhone killer. That’s a shame because I do believe Android is a great OS with an enormous potential; it’s just that no one is able to perfect it and put it at the core of a good product.

    • Zacharyabc

      October 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Yes totally agree and I am also a apple fans^^

      • VinceTapang

        November 4, 2011 at 10:48 am

        i think android is the best. Because i tried the iphone and it is very slow and iphone is less in battery life while in galaxy it has more battery life than iphonE.

  121. Cristian

    October 11, 2011 at 12:56 am

    You might be right about the open-source nature of android but I bet you’re the type of person that knows his way around electronics. Apple is oriented towards all types of consumers, from the die-hard Apple fanboi’s to your average Joe that uses the computer to send e-mails only. This is why they got so popular in the first place.

  122. Yama

    October 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I was a iphone user from last 4 years and I switched to Glaxy S2 last week. I was so excited for this phone but now turns out that buying S2 was a really big MISTAKE… Doesn’t matter how great is this phone, if there is no battery you are not able to do anything. I tried everything to increase the battery power but nothing help…

    • Kshitij Khanna

      October 16, 2011 at 2:01 am

      Try to use your network and GPS only when you need it. I also own a SGS II . At the start even I was bothered. But with time and with less use of games and network you will get a much better battery life. Or you can try mugen batteries. They offer a very good back up. Though they are a bit costly.

      • Mrsvt

        October 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm

        So u can’t use your s2 normaly like the iPhone because u lose battery much faster? U have to turn this off and do this and do that just to maintain a good battery life?

        • Kshitij

          October 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

          Exactly correctly. And its not just me .This is the same scene with all friends having a Galaxy S or SII…

      • Gino

        November 4, 2011 at 5:12 am

        At least you can have the option of a spare battery, iPhone 4s hasn’t : )

        • Gino

          November 4, 2011 at 5:14 am

          No battery life is actually longer on S2

        • Yogesh Patel

          November 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

          Yeah! That’s true!

          • e

            April 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

            no it isn’t. Everyone I know with an S2 charges their phone like three times a day and that just from using apps and the phone normally. The battery is better on paper but not in reality cause the paper account of battery life does not take into consideration the uses that you will be using the phone for.

  123. Yogesh Patel

    October 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Android’s app sucks to the max.

  124. Keven

    October 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Galaxy is the winner here. Siri is cool, but everything else isn’t innovation it’s catch up. Android is leading innovation, apple is locking you into their systems

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:17 am

      Yes, rightly said.

    • Dustin

      October 21, 2011 at 5:10 am

      Siri is artificial intelligence not stupid Vlingo. apple came out with the iPhone first. app store first. multitouch first. voice command first. artificial intelligence first. Who is catching up?

      • Chintan Patel

        December 23, 2011 at 12:08 am

        And whole concept like iOS first.

    • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

      November 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

      if im not mistaken apple only has what 4 or 5 iphones out….android has over 200? maybe if android manufacturers focused on a couple phones rather than so many they might be able to keep the OS from being fragmented and allow users to use the phone for a couple without worry of apps no longer being available to their phone. apple is not locking you into their systems they are preventing the phones from behaving unpredictably due to third party apps. and they are maintaining a consistent product with a better ease of use and familiarity. How long have they been using Mac OSX? And not to mention apple is worth more than microsoft now so they must be doing something right and you android fanboys dont have a clue as to anything you are talking about. You just see numbers and drool having not technical idea of anything. the galaxy s2 may have a faster clocked processor but that does not mean it processes information faster. thats like comparing a core 2 duo at 2.26 GHz to a core i3 at 2.26 GHz. all you see is the speed of the cpu but what you dont know is that the core 2 uses 2 threads and the core i3 uses 4 threads. the core i3 also uses less battery. speaking of catch up the iphone 4 still has the highest resolution screen on the market and its been out for over 15 months.

      • Michael

        January 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        Comparing Apple and Android is like comparing Apples to Oranges

        Compare Android to iOS – Apples to Apples

        “android has over 200? maybe if android manufacturers focused on a couple phones ” – thats the beauty of Android – choice and and the ability to customise to suit you.

      • e

        April 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        I’ve been saying this for so long but its hard to get people to listen because they don’t understand the concept of how things actually work and just do things based on what they’re told and what they read by pro android reviews. My analogy is cars. You can have an excellent caddilac with a v12 engine, and then you can have a lamborghini with a v12 engine. yes you can fit people in the back of caddilac, and its way bigger, but at the end of the day what car you think will win the race even though they have the same amount of cylinders in the engine?

    • pehjay

      April 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

      yea. ur right

  125. Jay

    October 10, 2011 at 4:13 am

    The one thing that really makes the Galaxy S II the winner is its 4 capability…Apple is still in 3g… smh….

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:18 am

      Yeah, I highlighted that one particularly in that aspect in the article.

      • Dustin

        October 19, 2011 at 10:55 am

        Iphone 4s has 14.4 Mbps data downloads

        • Gino

          November 4, 2011 at 5:08 am

          S2 has 21 Mbps data Download : )

    • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

      November 5, 2011 at 12:21 am

      Yeah so 4G is not readily available everywhere and hardly anywhere for that matter so practically having 4G is not an advantage in fact using the technology and leaving it on drains your battery faster. Why don’t you show me a speed test where your phone downloads more than 4 mbps on 4g. be prepared to go on a road trip to find that 4g hotspot

  126. Gautam pulikanti

    October 10, 2011 at 1:40 am

    screen size, battery, front camera, external storage.. obviously samsung galaxy s2

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

      A nice choice, I would say.

      • Dustin

        October 20, 2011 at 1:37 am

        4s is better by far.

        • Yogesh Patel

          October 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

          4G gives you LTE speed.

      • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

        November 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

        4G is not practical yet

  127. Jaka

    October 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    About memory You probably forgot to mention that we can use USB Memory Stick as well.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:18 am

      For iPhone or Galaxy S II?

      • Jaka

        October 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm

        For Galaxy S II of course. With iPhone You can not use anything!

      • Jaka

        October 11, 2011 at 1:46 am

        We can use Galaxy S II as host.

    • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

      November 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

      iPhone also now has icloud with 5GB free of storage and option to purchase up to 50GB. and why do you think having to carry around an extra item for storage is a benefit?

      • Matt

        November 22, 2011 at 2:50 am

        Android users have had SugarSync for years, it’s about time Apple caught up with a cloud service of their own, but just like iOS5’s new features, (all were copied from Android and Windows Phone OS) they act like they invented the damn thing.
        As for using an SD card to store your music, try using your iCloud on an airplane in flight, or on vacation, or in another country.

        • eddd

          December 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

          im not being apple fanboy or anything, and i do own galaxy s2, but the new features were not exactly all copied…

      • matthew sidford

        May 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        android has unlimited storage via google for free! so makes icloud look a bit of a rip off don’t you think?

  128. KD

    October 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Using S2 since a month ….very good phone and loads more features than Iphone , though i have never used an iphone so i cannot make an absolute comparison … but on paper its better and go for it if you are thinking of buyin it

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

      When competition comes iPhone 4S looks down compared to Galaxy S II.

  129. atehndt

    October 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Galaxy s 2 is more better and reasonable price to the specification.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Yes, Agree !

  130. Ankit

    October 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    of course galaxy S2 is the winner and it wud be unfair if it is compared with only 3.5 inch ‘black box’….!! I love the line mentioned here “One would be thinking what Apple was cooking out at the back for 14 months since the iPhone 4.” !! 😛

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

      During those 14 months gap, one would have expected a better product, still Apple iPhone 4S is worth enough and has it own market share.

    • Kash

      January 9, 2012 at 4:42 am

      Well there is a pattern to the naming and release of products for instance 3g 3gs then 4 then 4s then it will be 5 and 5s after the s version of the previous iphone comes Apple starts working on completely new looks and 2x the better hardware found in the previous s model so don’t get ur hopes up for a iphone 6 right after the 5

  131. Thebest

    October 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Im not a fan of larger screen its so uneasy to tap one icon to another by using one hand only ggrrrr.. So i say steve is the most genius. Keeping it simple, classy, original, uncomplicated and unbeatable software ios.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

      Thanks for comment. Good that you like Apple products which are simple and solid build.

    • izzy mandelbaum

      October 15, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      I’m a very experience smartphone user, i had a slew of difference smartphones i have tested for personal use and for other reasons. In my findings, apple limits their products ability to do only why they want it to do only (and jail breaking it doesn’t cut it either), so for customization its really boring and dated (iOS still looks the same as when it first came out; with a few extra features that probably would have worked on the original iPhone). iOS 5 only has a few new features that Android users have been enjoying for years finally arrive on their iPhone (its still lacking a whole bunch).

      • Dustin

        October 21, 2011 at 5:07 am

        Apple came out with the iPhone first. app store first. multitouch first. voice command first. artificial intelligence first.

        • James

          October 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

          Apple didn’t come out with AI first. Have you not watched T3, SkyNet was first. Also Apple didn’t even make Siri they just bought it and ruined it by making it not work with Google anymore, and you can’t even use it with your iphone 4 anymore just the barely upgraded 4s.

        • LOL

          October 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

          James is right.

      • Mitchell K. Nichols Jr.

        November 5, 2011 at 12:24 am

        the fact that apps still work on the original iphone is advantage over android. you cant use an android phone from 3 years ago and expect the app market to provide functioning apps for that phone. there are too many andorid based phone for the programmers to write code for in order for them all to work.

        • DXXL

          December 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

          What are you talking about Appl;e apps are dependant to the latest OS atleast the tech apps I use, and when I upadted my phone becasue the older apps are not available my phone became so slow . Apple tech support told me I needed to get a new phone ….. Not to mention that the itunes store only makes available the last release of an app so even if it has glitches you cant find it to go backwards. So Followed what Apple support recommended and upgraded to and GS2, problem solved, as my advanced network apps are flash/Java driven.

  132. sahan

    October 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    why not anything mentioned abt the virtual assistant “SIRI” it is the coolest feature apple is shouting about.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

      Maybe, we haven’t tested it out !

      • Nishit kadia

        November 19, 2011 at 2:55 am

        oh yes SIRI is enough bet S2.
        Its like having a personal assitant 24 hours.
        Its just awesome.

        • Yogesh Patel

          November 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

          Yes, definitely Nishit.

        • Anas Nanhuck

          November 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

          check out the Android application speaktoit

        • matthew sidford

          May 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

          siri sucks compared to galaxy

    • Richard

      October 19, 2011 at 4:55 am

      How about Vlingo? It seems to have most if not all the features of Siri. Vlingo has been out there for ages. Samsung GS2 has this embeded as it’s voice control software. It is a pity that Androids marketing company is not as good as Apple’s. That said voice control is just a gimmick. It is so slow sometimes that it is quicker to type and unless you have an american accent the accuracy is poor. hundreds of millions have been poured into voice recognition and unless Apple has been able to crack the holly grail of computing I would not buy an iPhone 4S simply for Siri.

      • Dustin

        October 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

        Vlingo is shit software. Siri is the first of its kind as a real personal assistant. Siri along makes the Iphone better. I had a Evo 3d and it had an error about 5 times a day. My Iphone 4s runs smoothly and flawlessly. You can tell Siri “I’m tired” the response is always different with “I hope you are not driving” to “its ok to be tired”. You can ask SIRI anything and it will have a normal conversation with you.

        • Dirk Diggler

          October 20, 2011 at 6:02 am

          It’s kind of sad that you need your phone to converse with…

          • Lantos

            April 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

            It’s kind of sad too that you’re not MAN enough to take someone’s else opinion. You Like Android he likes I Phone … Big deal!!
            “It’s kind of sad that you need your phone to converse with…”
            Instead of making fun of it & being shallow, why don’t you try to think deep into it?
            He didn’t mean it this way …

          • David

            May 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

            I couldn’t agree with you anymore.

        • LOL

          October 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

          LOL, Voice Action on Android is also a smart app.

        • Dewashish

          November 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

          Have u tried iris for android?try saying the same thing to it…and see the answer…and as someone rightly said here,pity u need to talk to a phone

          • Yogesh Patel

            November 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

            well that’s a old news Dewashish, but why talking of it now?

        • dee

          March 15, 2012 at 7:56 am

          @Dustin, Siri is shit software too!!! Ive had my 4s for a month now. My dad has ha dhis galaxy 2 for two weeks. and vlingo is making siri look like “nothing special” Also that is why the jailbreak community is switching siri up too. Because there is much missing. Yes it will continue to grow, yet so will androids version(s). I have been jailbreaking and unlocking iphones for about 4 years, talking shit about the “droids” the whole time. But they have finally caught up. tomorrow I am trading my iphone4s for a samsung galexy2 plus i get 100$ cuz of apples high dollar and market demand. LOL at that. They were better, like windows was better, but with options like solaris and other various linix builds, aldong with wine on mac, windows programs suck. Apples app store was better for a long time too, not no more. They are close to equal as well. Rooting makes it even easer to customize the already easy to customize droid, and not to mention THE IPHONE 5 WILL NOT HAVE MUCH HARDWARE CAPABILITIES than the BEST ANDROID PHONES available now. Which is similar to building your own mac 🙂
          Take it from an experienced iphone/apple hacker droid is nearly better in every way. FINALLY FOR YOU APPLE HATERS!!! I still agree that the iphone feels more solid out of a case. In a case (the right case) they both feel pretty solid to me. Regardless, the screen cracks the same, and cost of protection is the same.

    • Subhanshu

      December 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      Samsung Galaxy S2 already had voice commanda inbuilt and seems comparable to Siri if not better..

      • e

        April 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        all voice assistants that aren’t siri suck. you guys are unreal. sure you can point out the features good about your phone but don’t lie.

  133. Ice Villaruel

    October 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

    How about Siri’s Iphone smart assistant?

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

      We haven’t tested it out !

    • Rohan

      February 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      download evi… also replies as artificial intelligence…..but CURRENTLY it cannot sned emails and check your weather or do anything related in controlling your phone. It also has funny replies as siri…..and its free…try it out…i really liked it.

  134. Ganesh Hajare

    October 9, 2011 at 10:13 am

    While every body knows the PROS of Samsung galaxy, I noticed the following CONs of Galaxy S2 as:- 1) It has no TV out cable easily available in the market, considering all the TVs in the market have no WiFi connectivity. 2) The back cover is of a flimsy plastic. 3) The notification system is poor and you have to check manually for any new assignment.4) The GPS navigation requires WiFi also for efficient use.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

      Good one but The GPS navigation works with 2G, 3G not necessarily Wi-Fi.

      • Jaka

        October 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

        It works even without 2G, 3G.
        I’m using iGO and I don’t need WiFi or 2G, 3G for efficient use.

    • Jaka

      October 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      1) S2 to HDMI cable is easy available!
      2) You can buy Aluminium case for S2,
      3) I didn’t notice this you have to check application settings,
      4) I don’t know what do you mean with “efficient use” but I’m using iGO without WiFi and 2G, 3G and It also works with for let say traffic information. But definitely I don’t need WiFi!

      • Ganesh Hajare

        October 11, 2011 at 10:17 am

        1) The TV out cable for Galaxy S2 is not available in Dubai. I tried with all leading stores, including the authorized dealers in all the leading malls and even on kiosks. The call center is saying (since last three months), “it will be available in the within a month”.
        2) If the hard Aluminium cover is fitted, the phone can not be put in the supplied case.

        • Yogesh Patel

          October 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

          No clue on whats happening at Dubai stores.

    • Louise

      October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

      The backcase may appear flimsy but i dont believe that is an accurate “con”. I have a samsung galaxy s2 and have found that it is extremely flexible and even when bent over itself it retains its original shape, so it definately does not break or crack easily even though it may feel “flimsy”

    • matthew sidford

      May 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      gps doesnt need wifi…. wouldn’t be much use if it did when driving would it!

  135. neji

    October 9, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I’m an android user, and I admit that iPhone 4s intrigues me with its interface ang voice activation. But after I read this journal, i still belive that android still reigns on top than iPhone 4s.. for me android phones are better.

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

      yes, true !!

      • Adam madman

        November 3, 2011 at 8:54 am

        Hell Yeah!! ANDROID FOR THE WIN!!

    • Subhanshu

      December 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      Hey samsung galaxy s2 also has voice commands…

  136. zenil shroff

    October 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Well still the galaxy S2 stands tall as it is providing good dimensions and external storage which every apple device lags.

    • mazen

      May 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      I say iPhone 4s is better you just like Samsung Galaxy S2 that is why you are choosing it. It has peoples opinions not realty. Samsung Galaxy sucks. iPhone 4s rules.

      • philbat

        May 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

        Get a grip, the iPhone is yesterdays technology. For starters – it can’t do basic things like give text message receipts. It can’t bluetooth to other devices. It doesn,t take a memory card, It doesn’t have a built in FM receiver. I could go on!!. How on earth can a phone with so many shortcomings be regarded as being better. I have a 6 year old motorola with more features than the iPhone.

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