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Samsung Galaxy S2 review | Features

Published on: Friday, October 7th 2011                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy S2 review

D uring the Mobile World Congress, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S2 (i9100) as a successor to the popular Galaxy S smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a stylish, slim and light smartphone with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and a large, clear Super AMOLED Plus LCD screen. The Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, is equipped with an 8 Megapixel digital camera, and can record videos in a Full HD 1080p resolution. There is another 2 Megapixel camera placed on the front for video calls and self-portraits. The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android phone is a very advanced smartphone and offers access to four Samsung Hub services for music, mobile gaming, e-reading and social network services.

Samsung Galaxy S2 review

 

Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S2 camera app

The 8 Megapixel digital camera integrated in the Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 4x digital zoom lens, auto focus and a powerful LED flash. Diverse recording modes are available, you can choose landscape or night mode, for example. Nevertheless, you can also take nice self-portraits with the Galaxy S2. With one tap on the screen in the camera application, the front camera is activated so that you can see how your photo is going to turn out. The Samsung Galaxy S2 also takes nice panorama photos and there is a Beauty and Smile Shot mode available, in which the camera only takes a photo when everyone is laughing.

Samsung Galaxy S2 review

Samsung Galaxy S2 review

Samsung Galaxy S2 video app

Next to shooting photos, the Samsung Galaxy S2 also records Full HD videos in a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels @ 30 fps. Additionally, video chat, video streaming and video messages are possible. Listening to music is a pleasure with the Samsung Galaxy S2. The music player is easy to operate and the sound quality is good. The Music Hub (a paid music service) gives you access to more than 12 million music tracks. The Samsung Galaxy S2 supports the following audio formats: MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264 and H.263 and video formats: MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC.

 
 
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