So here comes the Samsung Galaxy S II, the long-awaited successor to one of the most popular Android smartphone today. With its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, we can have a glimpse of its ambition to be thinner, lighter, faster than ever. Let’s open the box and see if it lives up to our high hope!Inside the box you can find: a Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II Phone, of course, a battery, a charger, as well as a handsfree.
The 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display is nothing other than a spectacular. Protected by one continuous sheet of glass, the sizable screen proves to be even better than that of an iPhone. The colours are rich and bright, the viewing angles are supremely wide, the qHD (960 x 540) resolution it possess is now much a fashion among top-tier smartphones. What’s more, it evolves from its predecessor in the sense that discoloration never happens again even if you till the handset away from the centre. Color saturation and vibrancy remain.
The texture of the Galaxy S II is nice to the touch and appears nicks- resistant and scratches- resistant.
While our attention has all gone to the stunning screen at the front of the phone, the loudspeaker, which locates above it is another big surprise. Compared to most other current phones, the loudspeaker of Galaxy S II is passable enough to avoid usual grinding chore one would experience without support of headphones.
Located at the rear is the 8.1MP camera with single LED flash. It’s tiny enough to protrude only a little bit from the ultrathin body of Galaxy S II. It is able to capture sharp images with great details at full resolution. The camera is indeed quite a satisfactory one.
The keys locate sparsely on the front of the handset. While the Menu and Back keys are entirely capacitive, the Home button positioned in between is the only physical button offered here. This happens to be a subtle design as accidental key taps is now avoided.
On the top of the handset harbours the 3.5mm headphone jack.
All in all, the Galaxy S II is by all means the best Android smartphone at this moment. As a full manifestation of Samsung’s ambition, it happens to put together a 4.3-inch screen, an ultra-thin sleek body, a typical clean Samsung design, as well as powerful functions. Galaxy S II should definitely not to be missed.