Viewsonic Viewpad 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2 Model GT-i9100)
Viewsonic Viewpad 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) comparison seems logic when looking at the similar and stunning features of the two latest smartphones. While Viewpad 4 is designed to give a feel like a tablet, Samsung galaxy S II is one powerful smartphone with higher speed dual core processor and accelerated performance that has the potential to be the benchmark in terms of speed, performance and display as far as smartphones are concerned. Let us take a closer look between the features of these two smartphones that were launched at the MWC 2011.
Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
The ultra thin (8.49 mm) Galaxy SII is packed with many advanced features; it is to feature a 4.27″ WVGA Super AMOLED plus touch screen and contain Samsung’s 1 GHz Dual Core Application processor, 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, auto focus and 1080p HD video recording, 2 megapixels front facing camera for video calling, 1GB RAM, 16GB memory expandable with microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI out, DLNA support, mobile hotspot support and to run Android’s latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It has teamed up with Cisco in providing enterprise solutions.
Viewsonic Viewpad 4
ViewPad 4 is Android 2.4 ready and currntly runs Android 2.2 (FroYo).It’s powered by 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 and packed with 5megapixel rear camera, front-facing VGA camera for video chat, 512MB RAM, 2GB ROM, microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB, HDMI out and 1400 mAh battery.
Viewsonic Viewpad 4 vs Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
Display is perhaps the first thing that strikes the users. While Galaxy S II has a super AMOLED plus capacitive touchscreen that stands at 4.27” at a resolution of 800×480 pixels, Viewpad does not lag behind at a screen size of 4.1” touchscreen with same resolution. However, Super AMOLED screen of Galaxy looks more stunning and bright.
While Viewpad 4 has dimensions of 122x60x10mm and weighs 143g, Galaxy S II stands at 125.3×66.1×8.49mm and weighs only 116g which makes it feel much light in comparison and Galaxy S2 is the thinnest phone today.
Galaxy S II has a super fast 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 Dual-core processor, and Viewpad 4 tally behind with it with a 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
The Galaxy S II will give users a new experience with its latest TouchWiz 4.0 UI. Viewsonic also has introduced a new user experience in ViewPad 4 with its own UI, ViewScene. In ViewPad 4 users can customize their homescreens based on location with the support of GPS function.
Viewpad 4 has a rear 5Mp camera with 720p video camcorder and a VGA camera in front, while Galaxy S II has a better 8MP rear camera with 1080p HD video recording. Even the front camera for video calling is 2MP and this is where Galaxy S II scores over Viewpad 4.
While Galaxy has Bluetooth v3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Viewpad 4 has Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
All in all, Samsung Galaxy S II looks to be a better buy in comparison to Viewpad 4.