Difference Between AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II)

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) – Full Specs Compared | AT&T Galaxy Attain vs Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II is perhaps the greatest Android based smartphone to have stood up to compete with iPhone 4 in many parts of the world. It is already the best seller as far as Android smartphones is concerned, and certainly the best as far as smartphones from Samsung are concerned. It is just that Galaxy S II is still not available at a single carrier in US. But all this is going to change with AT&T’s  announcement of Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain) on its platform with some changes that are being said to be more than mere cosmetic except for the slide out keboard. Let us see if there are any differences between the original Galaxy S II and the one arriving on the platform of AT&T in all probability in August this year.

Let us take stock of Samsung galaxy S II first. It is a monster of a smartphone with a display as huge as 4.3 inches producing a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It makes use of Gorilla Glass technology making the screen scratch resistant and being super AMOLED plus, the brightness of the display is to be seen to be believed. There are some who claim it to be even better than that of iPhone 4. The smartphone has dimensions of 125.3×66.1×8.49 mm making it even thinner than iPhone 4,and perhaps the thinnest smartphone in the market today. It runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a super fast 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor. It sports a powerful 1 GB RAM with 16GB and 32 GB onboard storage. It is a dual camera device with an 8 MP camera at the rear capable of recording HD videos in 1080p at 30fps and even has a decent quality 2 MP camera in from to allow the user to make video calls. Galaxy S II is of course Wi-Fi Direct with seamless browsing and great HSDPA and HSUPA speeds. Whether GPS, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, DLNA, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, you name it and Galaxy S II has it. It also has stereo FM with RDS.

Samsung has been showing Attain, a clone of Samsung Galaxy S II on its Facebook page since June to make people aware of the product, and it is a matter of just a month when it arrives on AT&T network in US to take on the might of iPhone 5 which is rumored to be launched in August sometime. The specs that are being talked about include 4.3 inch huge touch screen that is super AMOLED plus, dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Attain gives a seamless performance atop Samsung’s newest TouchWiz 4.0 UI, and in every probability is being geared up to face the challenge of iPhone 5.

One big change that everyone is convinced Galax Attain will have from Galaxy S II is full slider QWERTY keypad to make it look different from Galaxy S II.

Galaxy S II Features

Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) vs AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
 DesignSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
Form FactorCandy barCandy bar
KeyboardVirtual QWERTY with SwypeSlide out physical keyboard + Virtual QWERTY with Swype
Dimension125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,
Weight116 g116 g
Body ColorBlackBlack
 DisplaySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
Size4.3 inches4.3 inches
ResolutionWVGA, 800×480 pixelsWVGA, 800×480 pixels
Features16M color16M color
SensorsImage stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, GyrometerImage stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer
 Operating SystemSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
PlatformAndroid 2.3.x (Gingerbread)Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
UITouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UITouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI
BrowserAndroid WebKit, full HTMLAndroid WebKit, full HTML
Java/Adobe FlashAdobe Flash 10.2Adobe Flash 10.1
 ProcessorSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
ModelSamsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPUSamsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core Application processor
Speed1.2 GHz Dual-core1.2 GHz Dualcore
 MemorySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
RAM1 GB1 GB
Included16 GB/32 GB16 GB/32 GB
ExpansionUp to 32GB with microSD cardUp to 32GB microSD card
 CameraSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
Resolution8 Megapixel8 Megapixel
FlashLEDLED
Focus, ZoomAuto, DigitalAuto, Digital
Video CaptureFullHD 1080p High Profile1080p HD
FeaturesGeo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon ShotGeo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
Secondary camera2.0 megapixels VGAImage stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer
 EntertainmentSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
AudioSound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,Sound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,
Video1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming
GamingGame Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011Game Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011
FM RadioYesYes
 BatterySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
Type Capacity1650 mAh Li-ion removable1650 mAh
Talktime8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G)TBU
Standby400 hoursTBU
 Mail and MessagingSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
MailPOP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS ExchangePOP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange
MessagingIM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)
 ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
Wi-FiWi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi HotspotYesYes
Bluetoothv3.0v3.0
USB2.0 FS2.0 FS
HDMIYes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080pYes
DLNAAllShare DLNAAllShare DLNA
 Location ServiceSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
MapsGoogle Maps Navigation - beta, NavigonGoogle Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon
GPSYes, with A-GPS supportYes, with A-GPS support
Lost-Theft ProtectionYes , with third party application ex: My LookoutYes , with third party application ex: My Lookout
 Network SupportSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
2G/3GGSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+
4GNoNo
 ApplicationsSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
AppsAndroid market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile AppAndroid market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App
Social NetworksFacebook,Twitter,SNS, Social HubFacebook,Twitter,SNS, Social Hub
Voice CallingSkype,Viber,VonageSkype,Viber,Vonage
Video CallingSkype,TangoSkype,Tango
FeaturedVlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShareOffice Document Viewer, AllShare
 Business MobilitySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
Remote VPNYesYes
Corporate MailYes, Microsoft Exchange Active SyncYes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync
Corporate DirectoryYes with CISCO Mobile AppYes with CISCO Mobile App
Video ConferencingYes with Cisco WebExYes with Cisco WebEx
 SecuritySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
 Password Protected Screen,Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.Password Protected Screen,Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.
 Additional FeaturesSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy Attain)
 NFC,Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies Air, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, AllShare, Vlingo Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDMNFC,Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies Air, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, AllShare, Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM

  • pb_2000

    a trustworthy comparison ?? with and without keyboard: same size, same weight.
    yeah, sure