Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) and Galaxy S 4G

Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) vs Galaxy S 4G – Full Specs Compared

Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) and Galaxy S 4G are two new additions to Galaxy family in 2011. Galaxy S2 is a next generation phone with dual core processor quad core GPU, 4.3 inches super AMOLED plus display, 8MP camera with dual flash at rear and 2MP at the front, HD video recording at 1080p and runs Anndroid 2.3 (Honeycomb) with the new TouchWiz 4.0. Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the first 4G phone from the Galaxy family. Also it is the first Galaxy to have a front facing camera. It’s a welcome inclusion to the galaxy device. Galaxy S 4G has adopted the same classic Galaxy design. It sports a 4″ super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, swype technology for text input and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with TouchWiz 3.0. T-Mobile is the US carrier for Galaxy S 4G. Galaxy S2 is a international phone.

Galaxy S II or Galaxy S2 (Model SGH-i9100)

Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the world’s thinnest phone today, measuring only 8.49 mm. It’s 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 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, touch focus and 1080p@30fps 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 (Gingerbread). Android 2.3 has many new features while improving on existing features of the Android 2.2 version.

The super AMOLED plus display is highly responsive and has a better viewing angle than its predecessor. 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 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.

Introducing Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S 4G (Model SGH-T959)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G runs Android 2.2.1 and support HSPA+ network. At HSPA+ speed backed by 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and Android 2.2 multitasking and browsing are fast and smooth, the call quality also good. The device can be used as a mobile hotspot to connect up to 5 devices at HSPA+ speed.

Galaxy S 4G boast about its 4″ super AMOLED screen with 800 x 480 resolution, which is brighter with vivid colors, light responsive and reduced glare with a wider viewing angle. The Super AMOLED display is a unique feature of Galaxy S series. The other features include 5.0 megapixel auto focus camera, 3D sound, 720p HD video recording and play, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB and DLNA certified. Galaxy S 4G is said to consume 20% less power than its previous models. Samsung claims Galaxy S 4G as an eco friendly device, it is said to be the first mobile phone that is 100% biodegradable.

The phone has a front facing camera for video calling and using the preinstalled Qik application users can make video calls via Wi-Fi or T-Mobile network. However for web based applications such as qik and mobile hotspot users need to have a broadband package from T-Mobile.

As an added attraction, T-Mobile has preloaded many applications and entertainment packages to both the devices. Some of them are Faves Gallery, Media Hub – direct access to MobiTV, Double Twist (you can sync to iTunes over Wi-Fi), Slacker Radio and the action movie Inception. Amazon Kindle, YouTube and Facebook are integrated with Android. In addtion it has access to Android Market.

Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) vs Samsung Galaxy S 4G
 DesignSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Form FactorCandy barCandy Bar
KeyboardVirtual QWERTY with SwypeVirtual full keyboard with swype
Dimension125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,4.82 x 2.54 x 0.39 inches
Weight116 g4.16 oz
Body ColorBlackCharcoal Grey
 DisplaySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Size4.3 inches4 inches
ResolutionWVGA, 800×480 pixelsWVGA 800 x 480 pixels
Features16M color
SensorsImage stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer
 Operating SystemSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
PlatformAndroid 2.3.x (Gingerbread)Android 2.2 (Froyo)
UITouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UITouchWiz 3.0
BrowserAndroid WebKit, full HTMLAndroid WebKit, full HTML
Java/Adobe FlashAdobe Flash 10.2Adobe Flash Player 10.1
 ProcessorSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
ModelSamsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPUHummingbird Cortex A8
Speed1.2 GHz Dual-core1 GHz
 MemorySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Included16 GB/32 GB16 GB microSD card
ExpansionUp to 32GB with microSD cardUp to 32 GB with microSD card
 CameraSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Resolution8 Megapixel5.0 megapixel
Focus, ZoomAuto, DigitalAuto, Digital 4x
Video CaptureFullHD 1080p High Profile720p HD
FeaturesGeo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon ShotFace detection
Secondary camera2.0 megapixels VGA
 EntertainmentSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
AudioSound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,Supported file formats WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Video1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming
GamingGame Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011
FM RadioYes
 BatterySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Type Capacity1650 mAh Li-ion removableLi-ion
Talktime8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G)Up to 6.5 hrs
Standby400 hoursUp to 400 hours
 Mail and MessagingSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
MailPOP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS ExchangePOP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Email, Corporate Email
MessagingIM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)Qik, SMS, EMS, MMS, IM - Google talk,
 ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi HotspotYes
Bluetoothv3.02.1 +EDR
USB2.0 FSYes, Compatible 2.0
HDMIYes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080pNo
 Location ServiceSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
MapsGoogle Maps Navigation - beta, NavigonGoogle Maps with Navigon
GPSYes, with A-GPS supportA-GPS
Lost-Theft ProtectionYes , with third party application ex: My LookoutWith 3rd Party Application LookOut
 Network SupportSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
 ApplicationsSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
AppsAndroid market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile AppAndroid Market, Google Mobile Serice
Social NetworksFacebook,Twitter,SNS, Social HubYouTube, Picasa, Facebook
Voice CallingSkype,Viber,VonageSkype, Viber , Vonage
Video CallingSkype,TangoSkype, Tango, Qik
FeaturedVlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShareQik, Amazon Kindle, Slacker Radio, Double Twist
 Business MobilitySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Remote VPNYesYes
Corporate MailYes, Microsoft Exchange Active SyncYes, Active Sync
Corporate DirectoryYes with CISCO Mobile AppYes with CISCO Jabber
Video ConferencingYes with Cisco WebExYes with CISCO WebEx
 SecuritySamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
 Password Protected Screen,Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.With 3rd Party Application LookOut user can manage lost or theft phones.
 Additional FeaturesSamsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)Samsung Galaxy S 4G
 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, MDMMobile video chat (without Wi-Fi), Faves Gallery, Media room - direct access to MobiTV, YouTube, FM Radio, Visual Voice mail. This premium smartphone requires a Web service