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

 Design Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Form Factor Candy bar Candy Bar
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY with Swype Virtual full keyboard with swype
Dimension 125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm, 4.82 x 2.54 x 0.39 inches
Weight 116 g 4.16 oz
Body Color Black Charcoal Grey
 Display Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Size 4.3 inches 4 inches
Resolution WVGA, 800×480 pixels WVGA 800 x 480 pixels
Features 16M color
Sensors Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer
 Operating System Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Platform Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) Android 2.2 (Froyo)
UI TouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI TouchWiz 3.0
Browser Android WebKit, full HTML Android WebKit, full HTML
Java/Adobe Flash Adobe Flash 10.2 Adobe Flash Player 10.1
 Processor Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Model Samsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPU Hummingbird Cortex A8
Speed 1.2 GHz Dual-core 1 GHz
 Memory Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
RAM 1 GB 512 MB
Included 16 GB/32 GB 16 GB microSD card
Expansion Up to 32GB with microSD card Up to 32 GB with microSD card
 Camera Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Resolution 8 Megapixel 5.0 megapixel
Flash LED No
Focus, Zoom Auto, Digital Auto, Digital 4x
Video Capture FullHD 1080p High Profile 720p HD
Features Geo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot Face detection
Secondary camera 2.0 megapixels VGA
 Entertainment Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Audio Sound 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+
Video 1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming
Gaming Game Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011
FM Radio Yes
 Battery Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Type Capacity 1650 mAh Li-ion removable Li-ion
Talktime 8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G) Up to 6.5 hrs
Standby 400 hours Up to 400 hours
 Mail and Messaging Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Mail POP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Email, Corporate Email
Messaging IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook) Qik, SMS, EMS, MMS, IM - Google talk,
 Connectivity Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth v3.0 2.1 +EDR
USB 2.0 FS Yes, Compatible 2.0
HDMI Yes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080p No
DLNA AllShare DLNA Yes
 Location Service Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Maps Google Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon Google Maps with Navigon
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support A-GPS
Lost-Theft Protection Yes , with third party application ex: My Lookout With 3rd Party Application LookOut
 Network Support Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
 Applications Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Apps Android market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App Android Market, Google Mobile Serice
Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, SNS, Social Hub YouTube, Picasa, Facebook
Voice Calling Skype, Viber, Vonage Skype, Viber , Vonage
Video Calling Skype, Tango Skype, Tango, Qik
Featured Vlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShare Qik, Amazon Kindle, Slacker Radio, Double Twist
 Business Mobility Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Remote VPN Yes Yes
Corporate Mail Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync Yes, Active Sync
Corporate Directory Yes with CISCO Mobile App Yes with CISCO Jabber
Video Conferencing Yes with Cisco WebEx Yes with CISCO WebEx
 Security Samsung 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 Features Samsung 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, MDM Mobile 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