Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) vs Blackberry Torch 9800 – Full Specifications Compared
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) and Blackberry Torch 9800 are comparable especially on the business applications, else they are two different designs altogether. Samsung Galaxy S2 is a thin (8.49mm) candy bar (the thinnest in the world by Q1 2011) with all high end features like 1 GHz dual core processor, 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus display, 8 MP camera dual LED flash, 1080p@30fps video camcorder, 1 GB RAM, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and runs Android 2.3 with a new personalized UI. Galaxy S2 support the fast HSPA+ netwrok. The processor has the capacity to interface with 4G-LTE. The Blackberry Torch 9800 on the other hand is a new design from RIM and better hardware compared to its other models. It is a very elegant design with slide out QWERTY keypad and comes with the latest OS Blackberry 6 which promises to offer faster and richer browsing with pinch to zoom, smooth multitasking and an enhanced music player. Browsing is a better experience compared to other Blackberry phones that run OS 5, however it still lags behind when compared to many other phones with 1GHz and dual core processors. BB Torch 9800 is packed with 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen, 624 MHz processor, 5 MP camera with LED flash, 480p video camcorder, 512 MB RAM, 8GB internal memory and supports 3G-UMTS network. As a business friendly phone it has many useful applications.
Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2)
Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the thinnest phone to date, 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 is a major release to Android platform and has added many features while improving on some of the existing features in Android 2.2.
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.
Blackberry Torch 9800
Blackberry Torch 9800 is a stylish new design with 3.2 inch capacitive multi-touch screen with optical trakpad and portrait oriented sliding full QWERTY Keyboard (keyboard is somewhat space optimized, but there are short keys for easy text input). The touch screen is better than the one used in Storm, it supports HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution, very responsive and having a better viewing angle. The sliding mechanism also works smoothly. Browsing is a better experience with the new WebKit browser introduced with the Blackberry OS 6. It offers tabbed browsing, bookmark, RSS feed, and many more. The new OS 6 also gives a renewed look for the homescreens, it has introduced new hubs like people hub, social hub for easy access to applications, drag and drop feature to organize folders, pinch to zoom feature and delivers an excellent multitasking experience.
The other features of Blackberry Torch 9800 include 634 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, good quality 5 MP camera with LED flash, 480p video camcorder, 8GB internal memory, support for memory expansion up to 32 GB with microSD card, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and enhanced Blackberry music player. The performance of battery also improved, the rated talktime is up to 5.8 hours on 3G.
Blackberry has the legacy of being the business friendly phone and having the best basic phone features such as good call quality, fast and easy mailing and excellecnt messaging application, it continues to maintain that in Torch 9800 too.