Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) vs Galaxy Ace – Full Specifications Compared
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) and Galaxy Ace are two 2011 inclusions to Samsung Galaxy family. While Galaxy S2 is smarter, stronger and slimmest in the Galaxy family with high end features and suitable for busy professionals, Galaxy Ace is a chic design with loads of features to give the young executives the experience of a smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II)
Galaxy S 2 is the powerful but slimmest sibling in the Samsung Galaxy Family. Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the thinnest phone in the world 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 inches 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 added many features while improving on existing features in Android 2.2 version.
The chipset in Samsung Galaxy S2, the Samsung Exynos 4210 is built with 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU. The chipset is designed specifically to meet the needs of high performance, low power mobile applications and offers superb multimedia erformance.
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.
Designed keeping in mind the upwardly mobile young executives, Galaxy Ace is a trendy little smartphone which is simple, yet elegant and resembles iPhone 4 a lot. The Galaxy family’s classic AMOLED screen feature is missing in Galaxy Ace, the LCD display is still vivid and clear under bright sunlight. With a 3.5 inches HVGA display on a capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels and swype technology for text input, it is a compact and handy handset.
Despite being small, this smartphone does not lag behind in features and has a fast 800MHz processor, ThinkFree document viewer , Google voice search and has access to Android Market. It has an impressive storage capacity of 2GB, expandable through microSD. Other features include a 5MP camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor.
Galaxy Ace supports GSM/HSPA (7.2 Mbps) networks