Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S2(Galaxy S II) and Apple iPhone 4

Samsung Galaxy S2(II) vs Apple iPhone 4 | Full Spec Compared | Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4 Performance and Features

Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 are two strong competitors in the Smartphone market. Apple was boasting that iPhone 4 and iPad 2 as the thinnest phone and tablet in the world until Samsung released Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy  Tab 8.9. Now Samsung has created a new benchmark for the thickness of the phones and tablet PCs.  The competition not ends there, it continues with the other features too. Apple iPhone 4 runs on Apple iOS 4.2.1 (now can be upgraded to iOS 4.3) and Samsung Galaxy S2 runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Apple iPhone 4 is packed with 1.0 GHz Apple A4 processor and 3.5″ capacitive touch, Retina display whereas Galaxy S2 comes with 1.2 GHz dual core Application Processor and 4.3″ WVGA super AMOLED plus touch screen. Samsung Galaxy S2 is better in performance and speed and creates a new benchmark for 3G  Smartphones in the world. The excellent hardware features from Samsung complemented with the Android 2.3 features make Galaxy S2 the most attractive Smartphone today.

Galaxy S2(II)

Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the thinnest phone to date, measuring only 8.49 mm. It’s much faster and gives better viewing experience than its predecessor Galaxy S. Galaxy S II is packed with 4.3″ WVGA Super AMOLED plus touch screen, Exynos chipset with 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, touch focus and [email protected] HD video recording, 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, DLNA certified, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, mobile hotspot capability and runs Android’s latest OS Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).

The super AMOLED plus display is highly responsive and has a better viewing angle than its predecessor. The display is very bright with vivid colours and readable under direct sunlight. It also consume less power so it can conserve battery power. Samsung also introduces a new personalizable UX on Galaxy S2 which has a magazine style layout that selects the contents used most and displays on the homescreen. The live contents can be personalized. And the web browsing also improved to optimize Android 2.3 fully and you get a seamless browsing experience with Adobe Flash Player. The 1.2 GHz dual core processor with multi core GPU delivers high performance, excellent browsing experience with fast web page loading and smooth multi tasking.

Galaxy S II has access to Android Market and Google Mobile Applications, most of which are already integrated to the system. The additonal 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 addtion to providing entertainment has more to offer the businesses. The entreprise solutions include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM (Mobile Device Management) and Cisco WebEx.

iPhone 4

Though Apple iPhone 4 created a hype with its stylish design and excellent features at it’s release in mid 2010, now many other smartphone makers have come with innovative design and better features. Anyhow, the passion for iPhone has not subdued.

The iPhone 4 is one of the slimmest smartphone (Galaxy S II has beaten iPhone’s record). It boasts about its 3.5 inches LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution of 960×640 pixels, 512 MB eDRAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling. The remarkable feature of the iPhone devices is the operating system iOS 4.2.1 and the Safari web browser. It is now upgradeable to iOS 4.3 that has included many new features, one such is the hotspot capability. The new iOS will be big boost to iPhones.

The very fact that new smartphones are being compared with Apple iPhone 4 that was launched in the middle of 2010 speaks volumes of the abilities of this amazing smartphone by Apple. It is a tribute to the innovative designing and outstanding features of iPhone 4. The 3.5 inches display in iPhone4 is not huge but comfortable enough to read everything because it is extremely bright with a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels. The touchscreen is highly sensitive and scratch resistant. The phone works very smoothly with a fast processor that is 1GHz Apple A4. The operating system is iOS 4 that is considered to be the best in the business. Web browsing on Safari is a pleasant experience and the user has the liberty to download thousands of apps from Apple’s app store. Emailing is fun with this smartphone as there is a full QWERTY virtual keyboard for fast typing. iPhone 4 is Facebook compatible to stay connected with friends with a single touch.

The smartphone is available in black and white colors in candy bar form. It has dimensions of 15.2 x 48.6 x 9.3 mm and weighs just 137g. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and the phone has Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n at 2.4 GHz. iPhone 4s front and back glass design though acclaimed for its beauty had criticism of cracking when dropped. To overcome the criticism of display fragility, Apple has given a solution with vibrant color bumpers. It comes in six colors: white, black, blue, green, orange or pink.

The additional feature in the CDMA iPhone 4 compared to GSM iPhone 4 is the mobile hotspot capability, where you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. This feature is now available in GSM model too with the upgrade to iOS 4.3. iPhone 4 CDMA model is available in US with Verizon for $200 (16 GB) and $ 300 (32 GB) on new 2 year contract. And a data plan is also required for web based applications. The data plan starts at $20 monthly access (2GB allowance).

Differentiator Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) Apple iPhone 4
Design Larger display (4.3″), 8MP camera 3.5″ Retina display, 5MP camera
Processor Speed Higher speed processor (1.2GHz Dual Core), more efficient GPU 1GHz Apple A4
Main Memory 1GB 512MB
Operating System Android 2.3 with TouchWiz 4.0 Apple iOS 4.2.1
Application Android Market, Samsung Apps Apple Store, iTune
Price £550 (Approximate) £499 (16GB); £599 (32GB) (Approximate)

Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2(II)

Apple Iphone 4

Apple Iphone 4

Samsung Galaxy S2(II) – User Experiences

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Comparison of Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) vs iPhone 4

 Design Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Form Factor Candy bar Candy bar
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY with Swype Virtual Full QWERTY
Dimension 125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm, 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 116 g 137 g
Body Color Black White, Black
 Display Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Size 4.3 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution WVGA, 800×480 pixels 960 x 640
Features 16M color 16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance
Sensors Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
 Operating System Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Platform Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) Apple iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 5)
UI TouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI Apple
Browser Android WebKit, full HTML Safari
Java/Adobe Flash Adobe Flash 10.2 JavaScript
 Processor Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Model Samsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPU Apple A4
Speed 1.2 GHz Dual-core 1 GHz
 Memory Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
RAM 1 GB 512 MB
Included 16 GB/32 GB 16 GB/32 GB
Expansion Up to 32GB with microSD card No card Slot
 Camera Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Resolution 8 Megapixel 5.0 mega pixels
Focus, Zoom Auto, Digital Auto, Digital, tap focus
Video Capture FullHD 1080p High Profile 720p HD
Features Geo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization
Secondary camera 2.0 megapixels VGA Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
 Entertainment Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Audio Sound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID, AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Video 1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG
Gaming Game Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011 Game Center
FM Radio Yes No but Tunein Internet Radio App
 Battery Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Type Capacity 1650 mAh Li-ion removable Li-ion non-removable battery; 1420 mAh
Talktime 8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G) up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 7 hrs (3G)
Standby 400 hours max 500 hrs
 Mail and Messaging Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Mail POP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange Gmail, Email
Messaging IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook) MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)
 Connectivity Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes GSM model with upgrade to iOS 4.3, CDMA model
Bluetooth v3.0 v2.1+EDR
USB 2.0 FS Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter
HDMI Yes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080p No
 Location Service Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Maps Google Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon Google Maps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support A-GPS
Lost-Theft Protection Yes , with third party application ex: My Lookout Find my Phone
 Network Support Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
4G No No
 Applications Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Apps Android market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App Apple Apps Store, iTunes
Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, SNS, Social Hub Facebook, Twitter, SNS
Voice Calling Skype, Viber, Vonage Skype, Viber
Video Calling Skype, Tango Skype, Tango, QiK
Featured Vlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShare AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone
 Business Mobility Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
Remote VPN Yes Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse
Corporate Mail Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync Yes, Active Sync
Corporate Directory Yes with CISCO Mobile App Yes
Video Conferencing Yes with Cisco WebEx Yes with CISCO WebEx
Other Features Join.Me, Goto Meeting
 Security Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
  Password Protected Screen, Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout. MobileMe, Password Protected home screen
 Additional Features Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) iPhone 4
  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 iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Mobile hotspot - no support in GSM model, connects up to 5 devices in CDMA model

  • Robert

    First off…FUCKING ROLF at your picture of the iphone4.
    How can you seriously think thats an iphone?

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