Samsung Galaxy S II

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Reviewed by Heliography (Currently owns)

The good old, trusty Galaxy S II, now engraved in every tech geeks heart as being one of the truly innovative phones out there, showing us how beautiful Samsung can really be. White Version

The design is pretty generic, a slab phone. That's all there is to it. It's all about the thiness of the phone that really tricks your hand into thinking you're holding a much smaller phone. It's light, contributed by the fact it is mostly plastic, but it doesn't really get into the general operation of the phone, still providing excellent strength to the phone.

Even though it is a WVGA display, which is disappointing, however, the Super AMOLED Plus display really makes those four letters go away. Every single time I unlock my phone, I am consistently blown away at the sheer beauty of it.

Reception/Call Quality/Performance/Software
Since I live in Australia, my phone currently is on Vodafone, known for call dropouts and whatnot, it really is up to your carrier. Performance however, is completely the opposite, always smooth, never lags. Touchwiz does change most things about 2.3, but it's still usable, and with ICS confirmed for the phone, this phone still has a lot of kick.

Battery Life/Ecosystem
Battery Life is decent, however, Android does drain it out pretty quickly. Android is still however, the best ecosystem for smartphones now.

The Breakdown

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  • Design 8
  • Display 10
  • Camera(s) 8
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 9
  • Software 9
  • Battery life 8
  • Ecosystem 8
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