Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S vs Galaxy S2 – Full Specs Compared  Design/ Speed/ Performance

Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 are two benchmark phones from Samsung. Galaxy S was released to challenge iPhone 4. This time around Samsung took the lead and released Galaxy S2 and set a new benchmark for smartphones, now Apple has to respond to this challenge in their fifth generation iPhone, the iPhone 5. Galaxy S2 is totally a new design compared to Galaxy S. It’s built with 1GHz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus display, 1 GB RAM, 8 MP camera and many more. Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the new TouchWiz 4.0 runs on Galaxy S2. TouchWiz 4.0 gives a fresh experience to users with the magazine style layout that personalize content based on user preferences.

Galaxy S
Galaxy S is slim and light with 4 inch super AMOLED screen, 1GHz processor and runs Android 2.1 (Eclair) which can be upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo). It has a 5 MP camera with 720p video recording capability but there is no camera in the front, so in turn the video calling is not possible. Galaxy S as an entertainer supports a variety of media formats including DivX, XviD and AVI(DivX). The Android browser support Flash Lite 3.1; support for Adobe flash player 10.1 is available with the upgrade to Android 2.2. Users can also enjoy browsing with multi- touch zoom. The additional features in Galaxy S are the swype technology for text input, layer reality browser, ThinkFree for document viewing and editing, All Share for media sharing, wireless tethering, Social hub for integrated media access and Aldiko e-book for book lovers. In addition, various applications are downloadable from Android Market and Samsung Apps.

Galaxy S2
Galaxy S2 is a phone for future packed with next generation technologies. It’s the thinnest phone today, only measuring 8.49 mm. The 4.3 inch LCD display uses super AMOLED plus technology that gives an excellent readability and viewing experience with better power consumption. The display is highly responsive and has a better viewing angle than its predecessor. Galaxy S2 offers high speed performance with Samsung Dual core application processor that was built with Quad GPU and supports 3200Mpix/s.  The speed is complemented by the HSPA+ network which can deliver up to 21 Mbps, currently offering 5 -7 Mbps download speeds.

Galaxy S2 also features a 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, touch focus and 1080p@30fps HD video recording capability, 2 megapixels front facing camera for video calling, 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable with microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI out, All Share DLNA, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, mobile hotspot capability and runs Android’s latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with its own personalized TouchWiz UX (TouchWiz 4.0). TouchWiz UX has a magazine style layout that selects the contents used most and displays on the homescreen. The live contents can be personalized. The web browsing also improved to optimize Android 2.3 fully and users get a seamless browsing experience with Adobe Flash Player 10.2.

The additional applications include Kies 2.0, Kies Air, AllShare, Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, NFC (Near Field Communication) and the native Social, Music and Games hub from Samsung. Game hub offers 12 social network games and 13 premium games including Gameloft’s Let Golf 2 and Real Football 2011.

Samsung in addition to providing entertainment has more to offer the businesses. The enterprise solutions include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM (Mobile Device Management), Cisco WebEx and FUZE meeting.

Samsung Introducing Galaxy S2

Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S vs Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
 DesignSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Form FactorCandy barCandy bar
KeyboardVirtual full QWERTY with SwypeVirtual QWERTY with Swype
Dimension122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm,125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,
Weight119 g116 g
Body ColorBlackBlack
 DisplaySamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Size4 inches4.3 inches
ResolutionWVGA, 800 × 480 pixelsWVGA, 800×480 pixels
Features16M color, MDNIe16M color
SensorsAccelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital CompassImage stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer
 Operating SystemSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
PlatformAndroid 2.1 (Eclair) upgrade to Android 2.2 via KiesAndroid 2.3.x (Gingerbread)
UITouchWiz 3.0TouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI
BrowserAndroid WebKitAndroid WebKit, full HTML
Java/Adobe FlashFlash Lite 3.1Adobe Flash 10.2
 ProcessorSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
ModelCortex A8 HummingbirdSamsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPU
Speed1 GHz1.2 GHz Dual-core
 MemorySamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
RAM1 GB1 GB
Included8GB/16 GB16 GB/32 GB
ExpansionUp to 32GB microSD cardUp to 32GB with microSD card
 CameraSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Resolution5 Megapixels8 Megapixel
FlashNoLED
Focus, ZoomAuto, DigitalAuto, Digital
Video CaptureHD 720p@30fpsFullHD 1080p High Profile
FeaturesLayer Reality Browser , Single Shot,Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot, Add meGeo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
Secondary cameraNoImage stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer
 EntertainmentSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
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,
Video720p@ 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 HubGame Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011
FM RadioYesYes
 BatterySamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Type CapacityLi-pol 1500 mAh1650 mAh Li-ion removable
TalktimeUp to 803 min (2G), 393 min (3G)8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G)
StandbyUp to 750 hours (2G), 576 hours (3G)400 hours
 Mail and MessagingSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
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 SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Wi-FiWi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi HotspotYesYes
Bluetoothv2.1+EDRv3.0
USB2.0 FS2.0 FS
HDMINoYes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080p
DLNAAllShare DLNAAllShare DLNA
 Location ServiceSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
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 SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
2G/3GGSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSUPAGSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+
4GNoNo
 ApplicationsSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
AppsAndroid market, Samsung AppsAndroid market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App
Social NetworksFacebook,Twitter,SNS, Social HubFacebook,Twitter,SNS, Social Hub
Voice CallingSkype,Viber,Vonage
Video CallingSkype,Tango
FeaturedThinkFree Office Document Viewer, AllShare, Aldiko e-bookVlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShare
 Business MobilitySamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Remote VPNYesYes
Corporate MailYes, Microsoft Exchange Active SyncYes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync
Corporate DirectoryYes with CISCO Mobile App
Video ConferencingYes with Cisco WebExYes with Cisco WebEx
 SecuritySamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
 Password Protected Screen,Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.Password Protected Screen,Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.
 Additional FeaturesSamsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
 Samsung Kies, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, AllShare,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, MDM