Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. iPhone 4S: Worthy winner is?

For several months the Samsung Galaxy S2 has been known as the best smartphone leading most of the lists of top smartphones. Many other manufacturers tried to create devices able to compete with it, but none succeeded — even Apples iPhone 4, according to most geeks I know, yielded to it in many aspects. Perhaps Samsung thought its Galaxy S2 was unreachable, but not so long ago Apple released the new iPhone 4S with a number of updated specs and features… and we all understood that the Galaxy S2’s position is now shaken.

So which phone is cooler — the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the Apple iPhone 4S? Which has better features? Which is worthy of your money? I’ll try to find this out in my comparison of these two smartphones.

I think we all understand that design is a matter of taste. Some like huge, heavy and rugged devices; others prefer light and tiny ones. So in this case we can’t say which phone is better — the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the new iPhone 4S — we can only note the obvious: you can’t say the Samsung Galaxy S2 is a tiny phone (it has a 4.3-inch display, after all), but it’s slim (only 8.49mm — much less than all the phones I can think of) and light — it’s plastic body together with the battery weighs only 116g. The iPhone 4S, on the other hand, isn’t much different from its predecessor in term of size and design (same cases can go for both); it’s smaller than the Galaxy S2, since its display is smaller (3.5 inches), but it’s not as thin as it.

There was a time when many people believed that the Samsung Galaxy S2 had the best screen ever, but now its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution doesn’t sound that cool any longer… The resolution of the iPhone 4S’s screen is higher — 960 x 640. Of course, it doesn’t mean the Galaxy S2 is outdated now or not that good any more — its screen is very bright, all the colors are eye-popping and very beautiful, and they don’t darkle or fade when you look at the screen at an angle. It’s great for watching movies and even for playing HD games (there are plenty of them in Android Market).

However, the display of the iPhone 4S due to its higher resolution is even brighter and isn’t afraid of sunlight, too (though it actually fades a bit under direct sunlight). The only bad thing is — old icons and apps look grainy on such a clear display, so unless the developers update them and adjust for high-res screens, you won’t enjoy using them on the iPhone 4S… at all.

So… here the winner is the iPhone 4S with its super screen, though I personally like the display of the Samsung Galaxy S2, too.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that provides really fast performance without any delay. Web browsing is very quick even via Wi-Fi networks, and you won’t face any problem with loading and playing even the most “heavy” games on Samsung’s flagship.

The iPhone 4S has a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, which is also very fast (much faster than the single-core processor of the original iPhone 4 at least), but, though it provides great graphical acceleration, it yields to the CPU of the Galaxy S2 in terms of performance, so here the winner is Samsung’s smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a cool 8MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash that takes 3264 x 2448 photos and 1080p videos at 30fps. If you remember, the original iPhone 4S had a 5MP sensor, and many geeks thought it was a big shortcoming, even though the number of megapixels doesn’t really matter. Anyway, now those geeks have received what they wanted — the new iPhone 4S has an 8MP camera able to take 3264 x 2448 pictures just like the Galaxy S2 and many other modern smartphones. Plus it has a CMOS illuminated sensor, which is 73 percent more effective and about 30 percent faster than before. And of course, it shoots 1080p HD videos, too.

However, the secondary 2MP camera of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is better than the VGA camera of the new iPhone 4S. But anyway, secondary cameras don’t play a big role here, and as for the rear-facing ones, they’re both equally good, so we have a draw here.

Just like in case of design, I don’t think it’s a good idea to compare two operating systems, especially if they’re both good — each in its own way. Android the Samsung Galaxy S2 runs is the most popular platform at the moment, famous for being easy to customize and for having a huge number of apps in Android Market, too. However, the Gingerbread it runs isn’t the newest version of Google’s OS any longer, since the Ice Cream Sandwich update is already on its way, so we can’t say the Galaxy S2 runs the best software ever.

On the other hand, Apple’s iOS is really easy to use (even if the iPhone is your first smartphone ever, you won’t face any problem dealing with it — the user interface of iOS is intuitively understandable for everybody), but of course it’s not what makes the new iPhone 4S special. You’ve probably already heard about Siri — the special program designed to help the user give commands to the phone, ask questions and even send text messages. Siri is new, smart and funny, too (it came out that the developers had hidden many interesting Easter eggs, funny jokes and witty responses to strange questions in it), and I guess many people will buy the iPhone 4S especially for Siri.

Since you can’t surprise anyone with Android now, especially with its Gingerbread version, so in this case I think the prize should go to the iPhone 4S and its Siri.

The unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 costs £397.99 on Amazon, while the 16GB iPhone 4S is more expensive — £593.15. However, we shouldn’t forget that the Galaxy S2 was released several months ago, and the 4S is only about a month old, so it will most likely be discounted after a while. Anyway, you can find much better deals at RightMobilePhone offering both smartphones for free with contracts, so perhaps it’s better to choose one of them instead of paying much more for a SIM-free device.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Apple iPhone 4S are both very good smartphones, no doubt, and both have their stronger and weaker sides. The Galaxy S2 is a bit faster thanks to its processor, while the iPhone 4S has a better display and Siri that has caught so much attention.

I think the Galaxy S2 has been the best smartphone for too long, and now a new device should come to replace it. Apple’s latest “child” can be this new device, so… the iPhone 4S is my choice.

The comparison article above has been written by a guest author, thank you.


1,147 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. iPhone 4S: Worthy winner is?”

  1. I just cannot find any words to describe my attitude towards this writer, iPhone 4S is really great. I become so nervous when people talk about the Samsung Galaxy SII all the time. The smartphone is really cool, but to compare it with iPhone 4S it is just a nonsense.

    1. Abc says:

      oh really…. mr ifan speak with facts… iphone 4s just levels with s2, a phone launched way before. compare it with galaxy nexus and just wait and see what s3 does in coming months.

      1. Dfre says:

        The two phones are not even on even grounds with the price….the ip4s is around 200 dollars more in my country. Both phones are equally great. However, there is some things we should not compare in a review, that is the design, size and the OS of the phone. This is all personal preference. So to me, I feel that both phones have its pros and cons….but ultimately, for an informed consumer, it is the price u are willing to pay for. So that is why i give my support to S2. If the ip4s is cheaper than s2, then i will get ip4s for sure.

        1. devilmark says:

          i like what u said.. actually i got iphne4s, i buy it not bcuz of siri or its cam.. for me it is easy to used.. i try many diff. phones include androids.. also my iphone is the first apple product i buy.. many disadvantage on it.. but as i said.. it doesnt matter aslong as how u used it.. battery life is poor, depending on usages.. sometimes it goes for 3days b4 i charge it.. as long as u can txt and call.. that’s the matter.. i have nokia, sony b4.. and LG.. both used it for a year.. b4 iphone.. all my mobile phone last for a year.. that’s all i need in the phone..(no more no less) lol..

          1. Avin1996 says:

            can ny1 suggest me between iphone 4s n samsung galaxy s2 in terms of downloading apps music faster n fo free n camera quality 
            plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz can ny1 help me

          2. Walsh30303 says:

            both phones are good phones check youtube reviews for spec of the phones but check more than one review as sg fanboys will say theirs is better and iphone will say theres is better, i went through every review and debate i could before i got my new phone i had come to the conclusion that s2 was better but by a fraction they said pages load milliseconds faster, apps open 2 seconds quicker i thought so what its 2 seconds i can wait, however id had an iphone previously and at the time had a galaxy, i prefered apple myself due to ease of use so i got it and all the tests my iphone hating brother knew would supposedly beat my iphone didnt!! android is fully customisable and can be great you can get all your paid apps for free but it doesnt do anything iphone doesnt except nfc and 4g, 4g is out over here in the uk for 2 years by which time iphone 5 will have 4g and prob nfc but for now you can get an nfc adapter for an iphone, if its that important and most newer bankcards are nfc anyway, any apps on apple but not android and on android but not apple guess what wait a while and they are on both, any developer has to release an app for both  platforms or they can be sued for unfair competions laws, they are both good they are both different and lets face it they both still need to be alot better, yes siri is a gimmick and yes it can struggle with ambient noise or an accent but it  is a life saver when u learn to speak to it right, most of the time just remember talk to it like an actual person dont dictate just talk, but u can get speak to it assisant on android it does the same except it cant show u ur emails just yet and u need to press more than one button to activate it then generally press the button again to confirm, iphone screen is better res but smaller android is bigger but lower res, cameras rear are nearly identical sound on iphone is far better but iphones also have docking stations nobody else does yet u would have to use a jack lead, not the same kinda style, 42 is fragile with its glass casings but protect it in a case, s2 fans say yeah but why hide it, to protect it you fools and i know u all got cases for your s2’s u may not need it for the same reasons but u like to keep things protected and scratch free and accidents do happen, iphone is easier to use its like nokia used to be anyone can use one but s2 is adaptable to suit any need no restrictions but u can get virus’s and app quality is very poor on alot of apps however some apps are great yeah they have google maps but i paid for tomtom and i dont regret it its far superior to google maps in everyway its a designated satnav company and its one of the first yeah iphone doesnt have google maps thats cos its rivals are google and that wouldnt be good business sense would it, final point, s2 fanboys samsung copied iphone hardware plans and designs hence why they got sued for it but the units were out on the market so un recallable, they are both just money making companies pick wwhat you want easy to use or easy to customise its that simple

      1. “I think both phones are great, but I for example live in a small european country where the mobile networks are not that good. And you know those of my friends who have Galaxy SII say that as soon as network problems appear, their phones stop working at all as if they’re turned off. So Galaxy SII is great, but it works great only in those countries where there are no network problems. And iPhone has no such problems, even if network disappears, you can still work with it.

        Yes, I’m an Apple Boy, I have an iPhone and I’m glad since iPhone is the best phone for such countries as mine…”

      2. Anonymous says:

        so what if the iphone is a spoiled kids toy, android are cementing their reputation as high end phones for little kids who call people who have an iPhone an ‘Apple fanboy’. go play with your plastic robot some more… and i don’t even own an iPhone, i’m a windows phone guy, you think about it.

          1. Anonymous says:

            HAHA, omg how many fanboys can there be on one site… i’ve used both of them and you know what both of them are behind, as i’ve said in the other comment “i’m a windows phone guy” its simpler and better looking, its original and studies have found that it will have the majority of the market by 2015, go look at the nokia lumia 800, its owns your little plastic green robots… its higher quality and looks  great.

        1. Osama bin Laden says:

          HAHAHAHA! I love how only “fanBOYS” can be fans of technological things
          and not girls!! In my country, the Talibanland, we also think girls are
          dumb therefore cannot comprehend the complexities of “SMARTphones”!! Hahahaha!

  2. Giovy303 says:

    Samsung galaxy II can be easily compared to the i-phone 4s and it’s even faster, it accepts up to 32gb memory card while the iphone comes with its memory set up it has word, escell etc you can do your homework then print it through bluetooth, it has a program to talk just like the siri you can accepts payments with an andorid programs, and the quality of pictures are better than the i-phone..hello

  3. Anonymous says:

    realisticly, the iPhone should have won anyway, its newer, no matter how much you say the proccesor  in the samsung is “faster” the actual speed tests have proved the iPhones performance over the samsungs,i’ve tried both and i can report that the iphones pictures are very, very good and manage to draw equal with the samsung, but with video is where the iPhone comes into its own, all being the fact it has image stabalisation and the camera from lock screen options. i would say that android have the best customisation and flexibility, but i hate the fact that  samsung have made it into  a bad software by overlaying their touchwiz. dont get me wrong, android is fantastic, i have owned an android before and can report their fun apps, but all the B-listed apps get in the way of the experience. again, this is where the iPhone comes into its own , the Apple app store only accepts apps that apple have certified, making the experience of searching for apps much more enjoyable. i’d say that for now, apple have won the  smartphone war, but maybe this  time their victory won’t be so longlived. mainly because (apart from siri… eric smidt even admitted that siri is a threat) they haven’t “revolutionized” anything. But to summerize iPhone wins (for now) and as far as android vs iOS, the guy got it spot on, its not anyones choice what phone you use

    1. Carcrazyhoe says:

      I agree 100%.I would add that while I like the samsung s2 for its flexibility,I know that samsung is not known for building quality products.I can not name a samsung product that has a reputation for longivity.Their phones are no different.Samsung main focus is on creating a huge volume of units.They don’t focus for instance,on building the best phone to use for listening to your music.The apple iphone music player is far superior to that of the samsung S2. Listen to the difference,and be your own judge.When listening to music on the iphone,the bass is so much better on the iphone compared to the S2. You feel like you are listening to an expensive stereo system.Look at the difference in camera quality.The Samsung takes pictures three times slower than the iphone 4S.You have taken three excellent quality snapshots just like a shutterbug while the samsung is now completing its first quality snapshot.Look at the difference in quality of materials.No contest there.iphone does it better.Look at ease of use with the internet.The samsung is suppose to have the more powerful processor yet the iphone 4s has proven to be quicker in downloads.Look at voice command.No contest there.Siri is flawless when taking dictation.You can speak whole paragraphs into the system and siri will take down word for word and number for number with out fail.You essentially have a personal assistant.Lets see a S2 owner hit one button and take down notes,dial phone numbers and scedule a wake up call while riding down a highway at 75 miles per hour.Not going to happen.No big deal with the 4S just a every day function.Look at the Apps.No contest there.Apple does an amazing job of making sure only the best Apps are allowed to be used for the iphone.So many are free and those that cost .99 cents are well worth the one dollar.Viruses are a real concern with any of the andriod phones.Just a way of life for them.Again ,apple does so many things right, that they are the standard by which other phones have to measure up to.I was totally open to buying a samsung until I did my research and found that the iphone is still the best quality smartphone on the market.

  4. Shivamlohiya007 says:

    i think galaxy s2 is a legend and u cant compare it with apple because s2 is everyday a new phone with its new apps that comes to android market..

  5. Abc says:

    how the hell can you find iphone’s little ips panel better than s2’s super amoled plus, the best display on any device. Resolution is not everything. Super amoled has infinite contrast ratio and almost 180 degree viewing angles and it displays over 100% of visible color gamut.

    1. Asds says:

      haha wake up NEO.. S2 have worse colors like Iphone. IPS panels are the top. But if you like unreal pastel colors…You can enyoi it from the 180 degree angle.. most of us use this angle for work with phone.

    1. Robert Zanatta says:

      This sums it up to the tee. I really like both; too bad they cannot be merged.

      The one main feature I’d ask for on both devices is better battery life.

      The 4s has a sharper display; very small font text that looks blurry on the Galaxy can be read on the 4s. I’d love to see the S2 HD come here.

  6. Jonajuna says:

    err….. you mention cameras and call a draw….. 8mp vs 5 is a draw…… ever tried selectively enlarging? aka digital zoom…. then megapixels is everything (compression algorithms aside)

    you spout on about siri, but android has voice command too… why no metion of that?

    storage capacity? battery replacement? network capability? so many others you fail to “compare”

    you also fail to mention the real killer…… android is open source and you can put any software from any source on it….. not just that which apple say you can! as well as any of a multitude of custom roms

    would you buy a car and then accept only putting in a brand of fuel the manufacturer says you can? no of course not yet you do with apple

    finally have you seen the drop test video on youtube…… the iphone is fragile beyond belief when compared to the sgs2

    face it fanboi, you were always going to write this ‘advert’ to make your ill informed point, to call it a comparison article is an insult to your profession

    android and the sgs2 (and those to come, i dare you to compare the upcoming nexus) is for those that wish to own a smartphone they can call their own…… apple are for suckers that fall for the hype and that wish to be owned

    1. Anonymous says:

      HAHA, your fanboyism amuses me… i  don’t argue with you, but you just said how this comparison ignores androids capabilities and yet you just turned a complete blind eye to iOS and the iPhone.

       i have owned both android and iPhone and can report that both have their ups and their downs, androids app store has too many B-listed  apps, apple certifies them before they get put on the apple app store. Eric Smidt himself admitted that siri is a threat to google, not just to android.

      I cant help but hate the samsung galaxy nexus, true it runs 4.0, but really, bank details on a phone? isn’t that a new fraud catagory on its own? and the new android OS, it looks brilliant but complicated.

      iOS, meh… its a good OS but its too locked down, also i hate the fact that they have to have an app for everything when they could just be a little bit looser… please apple. i hate lockdown, but apples customer service is undenyably the best for mobile phones…

      So every OS has its ups and downs as i said before, its not my option what phone/operating system you choose, oh, and the iPhone 4s has an 8 megapixel camera, with image stabalisation and 5 lenses, i suggest you read up on the new iPhone before you comment fanboy.

      why don’t we bring something new to the table, windows phone 7.5, it looks completely different, it has good features, its incredibley easy to use and customise. the app store isn’t as big but microsoft claims that it is growing by hundreds per month. it has internet explorer backing it all the way, so a nice and easy web search is almost garanteed and it has nokia behind it (nokia lumia range, which look quite good) so for my new phone i’m choosing windows phone, because its something to help get away from fanboys like you…

      1. Ekphrasys says:

        Windows phone “Mango” now is miles ahead form other mobile os,,,It is so ahead that is not even understood, according to my humble opinion…If I wasn’t going to buy an iPhone (I’m a Mac user) Lumia 800 would certainly be my first choice…Great device, great os….

  7. i don’t think we can say that iPhone 4S is the better than Samsung Galaxy S2… have you checked out the flaws facing Apple right now with battery life issue and voice call echoing problem and haven’t fixed it yet? iPhone users are freaking out asking Apple to provide them a permanent fix.

  8. Pulsarbeam says:

    What a nonsensical review. It’s the classic ploy of granting the opposition some plaudits just in order to smoothe the ground for your ‘verdict’. It’s clear the writer made up his mind even before he ‘conducted’ his review. Otherwise any objective comparo would place the SGS2 head and shoulders above the Iphone4s.
    The Sgs2 has a clear lead over the 4s in camera performance, processing speed (yes, in tests the sgs2 is still faster), display quality (the amoled+ boasts superhigh contrast ratio and 180 degree viewing angle), actual build quality (check out the drop tests on youtube) and much better battery life. Oh, and the small matter of the customizability of the Android platform compared to the locked ecosystem of iOS5. 
    Just get real. The time of Apple dominance in the sector is over. And its gonna get decidedly worse in the coming months with the launch of sgs3 next year.

  9. Willsmith1974 says:

    I have got both the sgs2 has a better screen and faster iphone4s is a very good phone put sorry sgs2 wins hands down this reviewer hasnt got a clue.

  10. guest says:

    what the hell are you saying about price..iphone4s was released 1 month ago.. SO WHAT? iphone 3gs is still 400pounds.. and iphone 4 still 600.. apple phones will never go down in price..

  11. Brad L says:

    The reviewer writes to an Apple slant (paid?).  This review like many many others is kinda useless and doesn’t bring a comparison of the real meat.  Kinda reads like a car Ad (e.g. shiny, cool, fast…).  Apple historically has been an awesome innovator, not without its list of losers mind you, but pretty hot.  After a couple of years the competition pummels them as in the case of iPhone.  Today Android and all the slick hardware is out there including HTC, Motorola and Samsung.  Don’t get me wrong, I really like the iPhone – had 3 of them, but time to move on.

    1. Anonymous says:

      oh, the same old ‘paid’ excuse…….The  iPhone will live on, and for a bloody long time as well, but yeah, i guess it is getting a bit same old same old, i hope apple bring themselves back in the game with the iphone 5 but for now neither iPhone nor android are ahead.

  12. Anonymous says:

    y’Know in all fairness, this comparison was pointless, studies that are found on this site have shown that windows phone are gonna have the biggest market share by 2013 anyway… its different, easier to use and if looked into deeply, you will see its ultimate advantage over everything… its customisation… suck it fanboys, your finished by the power of microsoft.

  13. Overlord3733 says:

    its a choice of what you prefer some prefer samsung some prefer iphone thats it fanboys of any device will obviously want there device to be beter then opponent i am a proud owner of a samsung galaxy s2 so ya you know which i prefer.

  14. Jakob Thusgaard says:

    iPhone 4S win because of what? You think S2 has been the best for long enough? I would have hoped it would be better because it’s better, not just because it’s time for a new best phone.

    Oh, and here’s the article that shows 22% UK iPhone 4S customers regret having bought their 4S: http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/22-per-cent-of-iphone-owners-regret-buying-one-50006139/

    What an anti-climax conclusion!! Completely worthless grounds for changing favourites!

  15. Guest says:

    Why is there no author name at the end of the article ?

    Why does the author concede the main cameras are the same, but the galaxy has a better second camera, and yet then call the results a draw when he already indicated galaxy is slightly better ?

    Why does he rave about Siri under platform when Siri is just a program and not the platform/operating system ? Why doesn’t he look at other programs available and make comparisons ? If you’re going to evaluate against applications then you have to look at a lot more… android has turn by turn navigation, flash support etc

  16. Vamp says:

    Well, I own both of them as I need 2 phones for my occupation and I think 4s wins because of one thing, and that thing is that s2’s battery runs out really quickly. Too quick for normal people I guess. Maybe s2’s battery is bigger and better but the fact is s2’s battery runs out really quickly… I find 4s’s battery is great and even though the screen is smaller and it is heavier. The feel of having it in your hands is much better. Overall this time I am going for iPhone 4s.
    Well I don’t support neither side and I just buy phones that are good and cool. Therefore I don’t think I am biased. I know there are many of you out there that likes s2 more and I totally understand and respect that. I think both 4s and s2 is great phones and I just wish that they keep on improving.

  17. Matt Morman says:

    Wow, it is very clear that this reviewer is biased toward the Iphone… If the cameras are the same on the back and the samsung comes with an extra forward facing camera how the hell is it a tie? samsung is better!!

    If you say that you prefer the screens looks on the samsung better than the iphone how do you pick the Iphone to wn?  really? you are looking for a reason to pick the iphone clearly, reviews are supposed to be unbiased.. Just another apple sheep…

    And since the samsung has been out longer you feel the need to make the iphone your pick cause its newer?  wow I am amazed, whovever gave you this gig should lose there job and take you with them..

    1. Patrick Elliott-Brennan says:

      See, you’ve got it wrong.

      1. I want an iPhone
      2. I want an iPhone
      3. I want an iPhone

      Excuse me, the S2 beats it in most areas and draws in the rest.

      4. I want an iPhone.

      Now do you understand?

  18. iRONCLAW says:

     both S2 and 4S are equally good..yes the choice of which phone is better is up to the buyer…. that doesn’t make 4S worse or vice versa……android does have an edge over iOS in certain areas, namely GPS, front facing cam (S2), bigger screen. Now lets not forget that iPhone 3gs to 4s are also equipped with A-GPS (assisted GPS). A front facing cam of 2MP is good to have in ur phone but think about it, u use ur cam to shoot videos and pics, which is usually done with the rear cam and both 4S and S2 stand out gr8 in that. VGA or 2MP does not make a huge difference as its jst usually used for video chatting, if u would ask me even 2MP is bad for such a purpose. So in case of camera i guess its a tie as 4s has a better optics compared to S2 and this equals for the lost 1.7MP in front cam of 4s. Screen- well i must say the S2 is way better (4.3″ screen) in this aspect as it gets frustrating to pinch and zoom in an iPhone all the time.

    1. George H says:

      A bigger screen is not an advantage to all… I would MUCH rather the smaller, higher resolution screen on the iPhone… I can actually carry it in my pocket.   Apple should make an iPhone this big for those who actually want a larger phone and use the extra space to double their battery life.  But, I’ll be sticking with the smaller version!

    1. hai! says:

      I think it’s depressing that you say “because you wanted when you were a kid” for two reasons… one, I remember when cell phones had just because pocketsized, and I’m not even that old.. and two, l2fuckingenglish, I hate this generation.

      1. Sigh. says:

        Agreed. I hate this genereation too, sadly. No brains and bad english…

        And im quite sure, since i see it at work, adults like the buzz of new tech’s too, heh. Both phones are remarkable, in the end.

        1. Ftcatman55 says:

          OK not all of my generation is terrible. Some of us(as myself) have excellent grammar and manners sir. I am quite offended by your statement. Are you pleased with my remark?

        2. Siggi says:

          The bad english is probably because there are so many people typing in English who are not from an english speaking country like me, the bad english is for a reason.
          Btw I work for a phone company where I live and nearly everyone who I work with likes the galaxy s2 much more than the iphone 4s..

  19. Amber says:

    So., I just spent ages reading all these comments. I was planning on picking up and iphone 4s tomorrow, now not so sure. Am completely confused as to which to get now!!! No help.

  20. Dymaster689 says:

    Iphone 4s is all hype. There are 2 new awesome galaxy phones depending on your service provider. At&t has the new Galaxy S2 skyrocket (came out 11/11) and sprint has Galaxy S2 Epic (came out 9/11)

    1. Dymaster689 says:

      Also You get more product service. like you can apply upgrades to the galaxy phones. Apple doesn’t give that, if u had a upgrade u wont get any discounts, it would be the same as if a new customer were to buy a iphone 4s for 299 with contract and you with an upgrade will still pay the same as the new customer. no accidental coverage plans on apple products just parts warranty, but with galaxy phones you can purchase it with at&t or sprint.

  21. Carcrazyhoe says:

    Most smartphones offer several reseasons to buy them.Apple’s iphone 4s just happen to be the best phone at the moment. Best camera,best phone for music play(incredible bass),best voice command(Siri is awsome,you can create notes or paragraphs,set your alarm clock or find a commercial business),slightly better internet use and speed,Apple stands behind their products better than samsung,Apple has best long term reliability,apple looks and feels like a luxury phone(samsung’s materials look and feel cheap).Apple also has the best apps,no contest there.Love iphone 4S Facetime.Apple’s video camera is incredible!! The only areas were Samsung S2  beat the iphone 4S is for best GPS(I own a real, brand new Garmin GPS that works extremely well and don’t want to use my phone as a GPS) .Also the galaxy S2 beats the iphone 4S for best customization phone.I want my phone to make life for me easier and not more complex.People who need a phone to do everything because they aren’t willing to spend money on dedicated devices like a real GPS,might prefer the galaxy S2.For me,I prefer to use my computer for movies instead of looking at a very tiny screen of a phone to watch a movie.The Samsung S2 does have the bigger screen compared to the iphone 4S,but I would not want to use either tiny screen for watching a movie. Other than those three features,the iphone 4S is by far the better phone.But i can understand the point about preference.Everyone has an idea about the type of phone that best suits them.If you are a very young person, you might like the novalty of the galaxy S2.If you are a college or business person you more than likely would gain more by buying the reliable and multi-faceted iphone 4S.

    1. Ftcatman55 says:

      Dude they both have the SAME CAMERA,no the music is decent. Not as strong as i thought it would be.i cant say anything bout voice command,you can create notes and paragraphs on GSII and alarms and reminders with voice command,and no its not faster. GSII beats iPhone 4S by a hair,both internet and app starting,lol no they dont have the better long term reliability. Next week a new apple device pops up. Oh and your mom charged me cheap. Sorry if your mom ks dead or has cancer. I take that back if she died or has cancer. But apple does beat samsung in apps. Enough said.

      1. Alexander says:

        Your mind is jacked up, you start talking about his mom? What the heck, they actually don’t have the same Camera, iPhone 4s Camera saturation and Brightness is better, and if your a Photo freak it means alot, and as for SIRI unless you have tried it you wont know, S2 doesnt have anything that Siri does, it may have Apps that ALL TOGETHER do what Siri does, but not individually. Morons like you should stray away from the Web.

      2. Ekphrasys says:

        Again…Sometimes I wonder why people do comment knowing nothing about the subject….

        The iPhone 4S camera is made by SONY…It is a 2.4 aperture sensor with 5 (FIVE) Glass Lenses…Maybe you are among the dumb asses who think same Megapixels, same camera? you’re completely wrong…Megapixels mean NOTHING in photography…Sure, thay are important (for Details captured) but they are not fundamental…

        Music…Do you want to compare a cirrus Logic (4S) last generation Dac with an old WOLFSON (Galaxy)….Do you want to compare an iPod (basically an iPhone is still an iPod) to a cellphone? are you trying to compare Apple Know How in music reproduction with Samsung??? Really…Are you serious?
        Come on…Get off….

  22. Ventar says:

    This review (and all others) should compare Chipsets instead of just the CPU.  In the case of the iPhone 4s, it has a Dual Core GPU that is the fastest on the phone market today, by a ridiculously wide margin.  This differential is far greater than the comparison between both CPUs.  If gaming is your thing, the iPhone is the hands down winner, especially since more games are available on Apple’s side to begin with.  Moreover, the Camera section forgets to mention that the iPhone 4s comes with image/video stabilization, which means that given comparable picture quality between the two devices, the video taken on the iPhone will be smoother and more stable.  Also absent is the mention of the HDR feature, which takes three quick snapshots and then combines them into one ‘best’ photo.  This is done in about the same amount of time it takes to take one photo on the Samsung S2.  And far as the best OS, well this is my take:  The Android OS starts free and open, but once the phone manufacturer and your service carrier gets a hold of it, you’re pretty much ‘locked down’.  I don’t know why most people don’t realize this, but your user experience is controlled in a similar fashion to what Apple already does with their products.  Yes, you can ‘root’ your android phone, at your own risk, to ‘free’ your android phone, but you can also do the same with Apple’s phones.  This opens up vast customization options for both types of phones. So take your pick. You want the simplified but more stable iOS 5 or the more complicated but more customizable user interface on the Android?  The real question here is: which phone is faster overall in your everyday use?  The answer to this question has less to do with spec sheets and more with overall design and execution.  This is where I think Apple’s SIRI is a game changer.  It’s still Beta on the 4S (and it’s a software and server combo, so major improvements can be wirelessly pushed to all 4S devices), but it can already do a great many things through voice recognition, and it can do them much faster than through personal direct manipulation of on-screen menus.  Accuracy is admittedly not perfect (although reportedly the best nonetheless), but Apple will bring major improvements to it over time.  So which is the best phone?  I say BOTH.  But to say which is better is like comparing Apples to, well, an Ice Cream Sandwich.

    1. Thu Han says:

      I have used Iphone 3GS before and currently have IPad2. I don’t like to buy Iphone anymore because I cannot use flash player. It’s very annoying when browsing. For me, S2 will be the winner.

  23. Snargfarg says:

    I was a long time Apple owner and am now using the SGS2. I like both both phones. The things that made me switch were,
    Larger display (important to me.)
    Much better GPS.
    Not being locked into iTunes to update my content.
    IMO, better display.
    Better App market.

    For ME the the SGS2 was the winner but I dodn’t think there is any winner or loser here. 

  24. Cab00se2 says:

    Personally I think iPhone is the best because Of the following reasons
    1) the iPhone is better when it comes to typing
    2) android phones are seriously unreliable and are made overseas
    3) android was sued because of stolen designs of the iOS 5 which was
    Already designed and completed 3 years ago
    4) the camera is kickass
    5) Siri is awesome she does everything
    6) and don’t forget that the iPhone 4s wasn’t even suppose to be designed
    It was an idea by apple to say ” hey we need to introduce a starter to a concept
    Of an iPhone 5 and we already know that the iPhone 5 is gunna have a 5 inch display
    And will also be as thin as the iPad 2 so such my apples android

    1. Holdstill says:

      One point that seems to be missing from this review: samsung products are made with inferior goods, maximizing profits while decreasing customer satification in the long run.

      1. Carcrazyhoe says:

        I completely agree with you that samsung products are made with inferior materials.I see it all the time,from their phones,to their cable box software,to their computers,to their stereo systems.Samsung tries to manufactor every device under the sun instead of focusing on a few type of device and mastering the skill for making them.The best thing samsung makes are their televisions.And even their tv’s are not the best made.Samsung is about mass production.Here in America,samsung products are thought to be second rate and more likely to break down.

        1. Anonymous says:

          Quite a bit of the components in your precious iPhone is made by…Samsung!

          Quote from economist.com:
          The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. The “teardown” graphic below, based on data from iSuppli, a market-research firm, shows who makes what inside the iPhone, and how much the various bits cost. Samsung turns out to be a particularly important supplier. It provides some of the phone’s most important components: the flash memory that holds the phone’s apps, music and operating software; the working memory, or DRAM; and the applications processor that makes the whole thing work.

          1. Anonymous says:

            that may be true, but because of lawsuits that isn’t going to be the same old story for much longer now.

  25. Spalisoc089 says:

    I had a galaxy s2 n switched to iPhone 4s cuz of aftermarket hardware support. if u don’t care about that. I wud go s2. I got a new deck for my car which supported iPhones. that’s y I switched. it’s much faster but also less stable. it crashed on me a lot. iphone doesn’t. customization was great. I wish iPhone had widgets like android. both phones r good tho.

  26. Alexklein1200 says:

    They are just phones people. God seriously, I had a 4. And then I got a 4s when it came out, I’m tired of it already. So the 4s is being brought back and I’m getting the SAMSUNG GALAXY S II SKYROCKET! I have an iPad and prefer it over android tablets, but yeah they are just phones. And FYI if u read news articles the iPhone is not made entirely in America. And two Apple and Samsung will always be at war with one another. We just all have to read about it and deal with the dumb blog responses. 🙂

        1. Carcrazyhoe says:

          Samsung users are so jealous of Apple iphone 4s users,hense the negative comments.Both phones are excellent just so happen that Apple cares more about greatness.That is why iphone 4s are brilliant and are better than the galaxy S2.

          1. Kingofkings says:

            more like your jeleous of us. we have the best phone on the market so you can shut the f**k  up

          2. Alexander says:

            Until you type can learn to type like a civilized being, I’ll Just ignore your ignorant comment.

          3. masalaprawn says:

            Siri is just a waste of battery. only works well in the states. i was in love with the 4S, was about to buy it but the S2 just takes the cake

  27. Diegoramiez8 says:

    What will be more expensive after I purchase either phone? Where will i save more money? I heard music in samsung os free to download and if i go with iphone i have to pay thru itunes?? And what about apps? Help please???

    1. Carcrazyhoe says:

      If you are concerned about how affordable music downloads will be after the purchase of your sartphone,you might not be able to afford a smartphone! Smartphones are not made to save you money.They are design to save you time while giving your life more convience.If you want to know which smartphone has the best music player thus gives off the best sounding music? Apple 4S.The bass is so amazing with this phone.The Galaxy S2’s bass is not as clear or as strong.

  28. Deadly_frendz says:

    WTF……………………….worst conclusion i ever read…………bcoz something had been good for long it should be replaced,thats like making paper champion not real world champion which is s2 right now and has not been challenged till now. Highly satisfied user of s2….

  29. Kingofkings says:

    i have a galaxys s2 and my friend has a iphone 4s, my phone is way better and you get skyvee from android which is just like siri so there. iphone 4s always needs repairs and is delicate where as the galaxy s2 has a gorrila glass screen so it wont break that easily.

      1. D'Amico says:

        The number of statements… Check your reading! 

  30. Brizzal420 says:

    I have several friends that have both the s2 and iPhone 4s and I got to say all my friends that have the iPhone complain a lot more about their phone. My friends that have the galaxy s2 love their phone and have nothing bad to say about their phone at all. I went out and got the s2 and I love it. My friend who has the iPhone 4s did a little race to see who could surf the Web faster and needless to say…… I won

  31. eac924 says:

    don’t you realize how stupid you sound? feature for feature should be the basis, not just replacing the best brand because its been there for too long

  32. YB says:

    Im on iphone4s and my wife has an s2. The quality of the iphone is better (iphone is glass and metal, samsung is plastic), but the keyboard of the s2 is faster thought…
    Both phones are as good as each other. Everyone should agree.

  33. diewabbit says:

    im switching over to Android only for one reason: i effin hate ITUNES!!! using it is SUCH a waste of time and i end up being envious of my friends who can just copy/paste their music and vids in seconds. 

    well, i agree, the 4s has the better hardware(camera, graphics, etc.) but  Android’s open source implementation is by far better!

    anyways what use is a better graphics chip if you can play it on such a small screen(just my opinion of course)!

    i’m tired of my iLife and am going out into the Galaxy!!

  34. A Samad Baloch says:

    iPhone is more popular but both are 99percent same.
    My uncle has 4s, i had iPhone4 but know i am buying GalaxyS2
    Galaxy apps are free but 4S apps are not free.
    I am not buying 4S because it has same shape of iPhone4

    1. Rrcth says:

      I play the music off my iPhone 4s to my car stereo via blue tooth . No wires just turn the key and It plays my songs. Dont even need to take it out of my pocket to make a call or change the song. All the controls are built into my car. Not saying the 2s won’t work either

      But iPhone dose indeed have blue tooth

      And Siri is a talking calculator it can even do calculus from a voice command

  35. Zlab2 says:

    ya.. right.. siri.. give me a break you can do anything on the samsung gs2 with voice… the camera is better… screen is MUCH more colorful. Also the iphone 4gs still has its boring layout. So all the people who had a Iphone 4 and wasted there money on upgrading will be very bored after a week.

    1. kxd says:

      Siri is easier to learn than Android’s voice actions, which require a special syntax. The natural language processing in Siri, along with its ability to reply and confirm things with you makes it superior to Android’s voice actions. S2 has a more “colorful” screen, but the iPhone has a colorful screen as well with a better resolution in a smaller space, making it the clear winner. You need to open your eyes up, just because you don’t like Apple doesn’t mean you have to hate every product they make. I personally didn’t like iPhones at all until the iPhone 4 came out. The 4S has a better camera than the S2 and gets better benchmarks for CPU tasks, such as web browsing despite having a slower CPU. iOS on an ARM9 is faster than Android on an ARM9, period.

      1. OlaG says:

        None of the reviews that i’ve seen have agreed with this statement “4S has a better camera than the S2 and gets better benchmarks for CPU tasks, such as web browsing despite having a slower CPU. iOS on an ARM9 is faster than Android on an ARM9, period.” Please give me a reputable URL link.

      2. John Frykman says:

        The technology used for Siri is available to any software writer who wants to take a stab at it.  The Android has Vlingo (free) which works nearly as well as Siri, but without the silly “attitude.”  You need no special syntax.  Just ask a question as you normally would. There will be others coming along in the near future that are better than either Siri or Vlingo.  Since there are far more Android phones out there than iPhones, it is a bigger market–and you don’t have to go through Market to sell an app–although it does help sales.

        1. Guest says:

          and Vingo came waaaayyyyyyyy before Siri, but as Apple typically does, and does very well, they advertise something as if they invented it and the flock jump all over it. Apple products are insanely cool and I love em all, but people, Apple isn’t first to everything….

    2. Freaky Bob says:

      Dude, 4gs, really.  If your going to complain at least get the name right.  It’s the 4s not 4gs.  The last phone with a g in it was the 3gs which was released over 2 1/2 years ago.  As for layout, I like ios layout much better, but it’s a matter of opinion.  As for being bored within a week, I got an iPod touch 4g in May and I just found out some more stuff about it today, not to mention the almost double sized app store.  (I’m not a newb either, I do programming)  One last thing, if you jailbreak [which I know isn’t for the 4s (yet)] you get TONS more stuff you can do.

    3. Ekphrasys says:

      Camera is NO WAY (even in your wildest dreams) better than iPhone 4S camera…
      I mean it, really…Everybody says it…Even Apple Haters…Come on….you took the wrong example…I’m with you about the screen…Much better the Samsung…Even if the PPI are lower…

  36. Jordan_wogboy says:

    why are you people arguing so much i just want to know which is the best phone for music games and social media so please focus on whats important!!!

    1. Markd42 says:

      best phone for you is samsung as you can download songs for free rather than paying for them through itunes. In fact you pay for everyting when you are with Apple

  37. Phone Man says:

    I have the iPhone 4s and my sister has the Galaxy S2, iPhone pro’s for me: Ease of use, i ove using the iPhone more then any other phone, physical design ( I prefer the iphone design even though the screen is smaller) and finally the app’s I have, I would not want these apps to go to waste!!. Galaxy Pro’s: Its faster, it has a bigger screen, Emulator apps without Jail Braking (GBA, SNES, N64) the way media file can be organised (simple copy and paste and not iTunes I HATE iTunes, when I want to add one song or remove one song I go Through HELL especially if it’s not my computer!!!)
    But i own the iPhone 4s and I llike it, even though I like the S2 aswell.

    Also I have only used Siri twice to show my friends how it works, its pretty cool but I would never use it in my day to day activities

  38. After seeing both the Galaxy S2 screen and iPhone 4S screen, I think you called that one incorrectly. Resolution may be higher on the iPhone 4S, but when you look at both it is clear that the Samsung screen is simply better. It has more vivid colors, is larger, and has a much better range of dark black to popping bright.

  39. Todd Reichel says:

    Co worker of mine just bought the 4s the the screen cracked in his pocket within 2 days. Not covered by warraty and if he gets a new screen it voids his warranty. My s2 is fine after months

  40. Mysterio says:

    Crap review. Firstly, the screen of S2 is still superior…larger screen, better colors and excellent contrast. Sure the 4S have a higher resolution…but with such a smaller screen, do you even need it? Everything is made smaller….no thanks, i prefer the S2 anyday. Secondly, SIRI is just a fad. When people realized they can’t really get it to work as they want to, it’ll be nothing more than another toy app. And lastly, the price of the 4S is insane from where i come from….i can get the S2 for less than half the price of the 4S with a telco package. I think that just beat the 4S in terms of value.

  41. Ndksj says:

    mr spider… voice control thingy as u name it in samsung is sad to d core.. i can say this coz i have an iPhone 4s and a samsung galaxy s2.. I would go for the samsung anyway

  42. Daryl McLaughlin says:

    To be quite honest I think the Samsung blows the iPhone 4s out of the water, it’s lighter, and ok it’s a lot larger but for the size of it you would expect in to be heavier. Really anyone who thinks the iPhone is better is on something.

    1. blahblahbeta says:

      I’m currently deciding between the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy SII. It’s a tough decision. I like android, had the SE X10 before, and I also like iOS. It’s a tough decision. Both look like greatphones. One of the drawbacks for me on the SGSII is the plastic case… I mean it kinda looks flimsy and really easy to break. Anyone have suggestions on which is better?

      1. Markd42 says:

        The Iphone is for people with limited intelligence. And you will pay more for the phone and also pay for anything you download through itunes. Whereas everything you download on Android phones is mainly free

        1. Ekphrasys says:

          Perhaps, but you nerds have to understand that the world is not only made by people like you…The World is an enormous market made by potential customers (they have actually have the money to spend) over 50 that the only tech things they learnt to dominate in their lives are Cars and Washing machines…Apple make your life easy…Fact.  Apple products are much easier to understand, manage and use…Even for the retarded…Even for the old men….That’s it….

    1. Jon McSexy says:

      Because it’s better. Why are there so many iFags? And this review didn’t even mention the voice capabilities the S2 has, my parents have the 4s, they both wish they got my S2, faster, more open source, get all the apps for free without rooting/jailbreaking, and the voice control actually works faster and more accurate than the iPhone’s. So tell me, why would there be any iFags if Android is clearly the better mobile OS?

  43. Steves John says:

    First, and most important to the authors review, Android has had “siri” apps for years. It is nothing new at all. Android still has these apps so if it is Siri you love so much, look into the same type of apps in Android before you make a purchase decision. Siri is brand new to iPhone, but the technology has been around for years and it just hasn’t been advertised. Apple’s biggest strength is its marketing whether you believe it or not. I assume most don’t believe it, and that is fine. They don’t call Apple fans cult members for no reason. Apple knows how to market well – very well. If Android knew how to market, which it’s business model makes it very cumbersome to do with dozens of phone models running different versions of its OS, my guess is we would see much more attention and focus on Android.Which phone is for you? If you are like a checkers player and don’t mind playing a simple game over and over and over again with little variation in gameplay, then get the iPhone 4s. It is an amazing phone, and even though you may get bored with it, it will still do all the simple things extremely well. But, if you are a chess player and like to continually learn new moves and have an enormous amount of variation that leads to never getting bored, then the Galaxy S2 is for you. In other terms, if you like simplicity and don’t mind being limited with your technology and experience, then the iPhone is perfect and you will love it for texting, movies, apps, games, and email. On the other hand, if you like to be in control of your technology and create your OWN experience (and change it whenever you want), then the Galaxy S2 is for you and you will love it. Can’t go wrong with either phone – it just depends on what you like. The true result for comparing these two phones is a draw and it always should be. Simply because one phone goes after people liking simplicity and a controlled experience whereas the other goes for people liking to be in control of their experience and don’t mind a very small learning curve in order to have the control. Just like chess, once you learn how to play, you learn new moves and enjoy different gameplay every time because of the variations. iPhone is like checkers and it is the same game play with no variation. 

    Apple has amazing products, but it is at the status it is today because of its genius marketing efforts that support its great products. They know how to communicate to the market  – even if they don’t have anything Android can’t do. Truth is, and it is a mere fact, Android allows users to do quite a bit more with their phone than the iPhone (not talking about rooting and jail breaking – just out of the box. Even though rooting still allows for much more control than jail breaking). BUT, Apple is as successful as it is because they realized that the majority of people prefer a simple, easy to use, controlled mobile experience. They are very smart. 

    1. stephanie says:

      Completely true. After water logging my galaxy s I have been on the search for an unbiased review on the comparison of the S2 and iPhone 4s..
      I have found that many people who have an iPhone particularly even some of closest friends are brainwashed by the power of apples marketing ploys and are completely convinced that iPhones are better. This really frustrates me, considering my galaxy could do exactly the same thing if not more.
      I really couldn’t care less about the Stigmas about the phone brands, I really just want to know which one is more reliable. I want the phone that has better sound quality, camera and has fast loading time. Can someone please tell me which phone is better for this?

    2. Ekphrasys says:

      There was NOTHING that even came close to SIRI…NEVER! SIRI isn’t just an “assistant”…SIRI understand the MEANING of what you are going to tell…Do you know the meaning of the word “meaning”?? It Means that you can ask SIRI the same thing in many different ways….And we are talking about a software in its beta stage…BETA! Imagine when the “gold edition” of SIRI will come up…
      Just to clarify…

      Camera? Check on Vimeo how many amateurish filmmakers are doing shorts with the 4S….Look at the results with an iPhone 4S, a “dolly”, and tons of post processing editing with Final Cut or adobe Premiere…The fact is that the iPhone 4S camera NOW is miles ahead of the competitors…I know Galaxy S2 very well and I can’t tell you that pics and video are nothing to be proud of…Yellow tinge all over, over saturation, and awful when low light occurs… 

      Appz? Yes, Androids come with many preinstalled apps, but with two clicks on the Apple Store I can find and download tons of applications, games, utilities that are miles away in quality than the Android ones….FACT….

      These are facts, dude….and Samsung, Google know it very very well…Who cares about a damn 4.xxxx inches screen…At home i have my Mac/Pc….Don’t really care when I’m in the underground, Tramways, Buses, etc…..

    3. Planks says:

      Arhaaaaaa… I couldn’t have written it better myself.
      I see I’m not the only one wise to Apples genius (immoral?) marketing strategies.
      I’m both an Android and IOS user, have been for years, each has its pros and cons because I have different requirements at work and at home.

      My current iPhone will be my last, it makes me feel locked in, frustrated, angry that I can’t do what I want when I want. I don’t want Apple choosing what I can and can’t do, hat is my choice to make.

      Finally, I never fell for Apples marketing, I’ve only ever purchased second hand cheap iPhones when others were upgrading. They aren’t worth £400-£500, neither are any phones for that… smart or otherwise!

  44. Matthew Jones says:

    FINALLY! SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS! I am so happy that someone isnt just a fan of android and will face the facts. Look you stupid people, he has just proved it to you that the iphone 4s is better. Face the facts, samsung galaxy s2 has been destroyed thanks to the iphone 4s, and i am so happy about that 🙂

      1. Ipadologist says:

        Man u speak like an illiterate, some one wth no sense of IT. Apple conceive the most useful and usable products. thier system (iOS)is extremely robust and easy to use. residing on a most perfrmant piece of hardware.
              if u dont acknowledge the iphone to be the best. then u are a blind man who cant appreciate the beauty of his wife.

    1. Ashish says:

      i know that siri is an excellent feature but at the same time ……..i would definately go with s2 because 4s has only one feature (which is extra-ordinary ) but s2 had many other features which makes it best amongst all

  45. Meerkat says:

    Let those who are brain washed by the Apple marketing department spend more money, and put more coffers in the marketing execs xmas bonus. …I’ll keep smiling with my Samsung and with more money left in my wallet.
      I just wished Samsung showed they were different by coming out with a roaring red version with red headphones! Instead I have a white one with white headphones, so I look like one of the army of Apple suckers.

  46. i prefer Samsung Phones, i like em, the iPhone 4s is great( expensive) but lots of people say to me like a jackass – “THE i Phone 4S IS THE BEST ALL YOU OTHER CRAP SUCKS like SHIIT” (excuse language) that really gets on my nerve because they seemed brainwashed… seriously, i would go the Samsung Galaxy S 2, Or Galaxy Nexus(which is expensive in my opinion)

    1. Ekphrasys says:

      I’m an apple user (Mac, several iPods and iPhone)..My Uncle, who is 62 just bought a Galaxy…He wanted to enter in the so called Smartphone/people Gotha…Well, he has Tiscali as Mail Provider, and Telecom italia as Main internet services provider…

      There was NO WAY to create an account on the Galaxy…Because of the restrictions with Tiscali using other then his providers….My uncle who understands nothing about technology went mad…

      Because android doesn’t let you actually CREATE an account if all the parameters required aren’t satisfied…iOS? No problem…It creates the account…Maybe you won’t be able to send emails, but you have your bloody account made nonetheless..

      What you don’t understand is that technology is not about the size of the camera, the screen or whatever…It’s in details….maybe little details…That’s why my uncle is thinking of selling it and boy an iPhone…

  47. Samsung Galaxy II is simply unbelievably good.
    I could not live without the inbuilt GPS maps, WIFI Direct to play and control my TV/media system, ability to change batterys or Memory cards, record and play in full 1080p HD video, swipe keyboard, DNLA and HDMI. 

    1. Evil_detector says:

      I can purshase iphone 4s. it isnt problem for me. in my country they both cost 700-900$. and if you think that how good cost more its much more better than others you are wrong

  48. Aprb1 says:

    I don’t see how anyone can like the galaxy s2 or any phone that uses the droid os. The color on the gs2 is terrible and its all pixley.The design is ugly and its made out of crappy plastic.The only reason some people don’t see that the iphone 4s is the best phone out there is cause they want to hate it.

    1. Evil_detector says:

      You re idiot maaan how can you say something like that? I think you re working on apple or you lived under the ground. Before i thought like you that iphone is the best and blah blah blah but now i understood i like this phone but maybe iphone is better to you than galaxy its your choise

  49. Reallusion1 says:

    lol@ all the fanbous on both sides. You have to be super nerdy to get passionate about a cell phone. Anyway, I want to know which to buy. I want reliable performance and nice graphics. Decent battery life. Free apps? That sounds nice. Flash player? Sounds nice. Samsung’s resolution isn’t as good though. Put your nerdy fanboysim down, kids.

  50. Osama the Terrorist says:

    HAHAHAHA! I love how only “fanBOYS” can be fans of technological things and not girls!! In my country, the Talibanland, we also think girls are dumb therefore cannot comprehend the complexities of “SMARTphones”!!

  51. biasedvision says:

    iphone 4s vs galaxy s2 – seems to be a tough choice!! but not really when you know what you want from your phone. After doing research for more than 1 month and experiencing various androids hand on my 2 cents are – Both these phones are capable of doing 95% of what most of the guys want thses phones to do. But what turn the game towards iphone 4s for  me is –
    1. Better sound quality (No doubt).
    2. Arguably better image quality (even if you think image quality os at par, then do yourself a favour, hold both the phones in hand and try taking snaps. Physical button on iphone is a BIG plus for me.)
    3. Shot to shot time while taking snaps (no comparison, iphone is a clear winner, its super fast).
    4. Premium feel
    5. I found screen of s2 over saturated.
    Screen size is a big advantage of s2 but iphone’s 3.5″ looks small only when you keep them side by side and do comparison. Its good enough for watching you tube videos.
    So, better music, better image quality & premium feel made me go for iphone 4s.
    Trust me you wont regret.

    1. Longview7777 says:

      Wait you forgot, you can talk to it! It’s great yknow, as a party trick. And then you can just talk to it about the real friends you previously had.

    1. Johnson says:

      It’s funny cuz you don’t realize that that is not a prosessor made by samsung and that the iPad 2 has been relesed with that prosessor a while before the Galaxy S2…
      Just saying that this is one of the dumbest comments I have ever read. Not a fanboy just sateing some facts.

      1. Anonymous says:

        both the iphone and ipad processors were made by Samsung, apple gets all their parts from them…did you forget that Samsung is also the largest manufacturer of processors/screens?

      2. Grae says:

        The iPhone’s processor is designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung.  Samsung, however, is a very huge and complicated company. The “Samsung” that sells the Galaxy S2 isn’t actually, really, precisely the same “Samsung” that manufactures parts for Apple. And at the same time it’s exactly the same Samsung. It’s all part of the weirdness of how huge international business is done.

        1. intel outside says:

          samsung technology is used by apple and customised the chip to their needs they actually did not invent the chip they just requested the company to manufacture the chip to their needs
          the arm cortex technology is the tech of samsung
          its like ordering the required chips but not actually designing the chips..

    2. Johnson says:

      It’s funny cuz you don’t realize that that is not a prosessor made by samsung and that the iPad 2 has been relesed with that prosessor a while before the Galaxy S2…
      Just saying that this is one of the dumbest comments I have ever read. Not a fanboy just sateing some facts.

  52. Nick says:

    i think that apple will mearly be a thing of the past in a few years i mean look what microsoft did to them just a fad with a big price tag i think you hace to have at last half a brain cell to opperate an iphone or at least to buy one when there is so much variation such as open source with android out of the box where as you need to jailbreak iphones to get at least decant phone
    5 years android will dominate or something better will come around any way not saying apple has there ideas wrong just that people buying them are investing in a dying cause

    1. Grae says:

      I agree that in 5 years Android will dominate the market. Apple iOS will still work better though. You’re also right that I don’t need to jailbreak my Samsung to do a lot of cool things with it. I also don’t need to jailbreak it to get stupid unwanted ads and crap to show up on it. That all happens because Android isn’t as tight as Apple is. Sure Android is as free as the wild west, but I never had to install a malware/adware detection app on my old iPhone either. So enjoy your Android phone, if you can. Also, if you have a few moments, maybe you could learn to spell and use proper punctuation and capitalize. I know that seems completely off topic but when you don’t do those things it really takes away from the point you’re trying to make.

    2. Ekphrasys says:

      Are you kidding me? Seriously…Do you even know what Apple “was” and what Apple achieved in 10 years time? It’s the strongest, richest TECH factory in the entire damn world,,,except Intel and maybe Sony…Apple could actually BUY Samsung….
      Come on…you sound like a child who knows nothing about what he’s talking about…

      1. Michelgkm says:

        i think u don’t have any idea about samsung it’s now number one in the entire world in manufacturing smartphones and screens and ask ur iphone from where they buy most of there phones main parts…..they can’t deny….search more to know better…good luck

      2. agent.hunt says:

        true.. very true.. Wish people would realise what and Who APPLE was and what did Steve do to bring it back to life.And for Pete’s sake, Apple has just one Phone in its product line up and it is doing incredibly well.. And remember Apple was never in Phone business before `Iphone, unlike Samsung who are everywhere and do everything from phones to TVs.

      3. intel outside says:

        @fc2e909cac890678ed62cbb54bfdc8fb:disqus I don’t think u know much about the tech world, Apple is just a company that manufactures phones,laptops,etc and it has stores in only a few countries but SAMSUNG  is a very large group which can buy atleast hundred such companies.Many businesses today use Samsung’s international success as a role model
        coming back to the point
        samsung galaxy s2 has the best display which is samsung proprietry technology amoled display
        it embedded the whole tech as apple phone in just 8mm and also is very light weight..
        and it costs 70 %of apple products, only thing is apple’s design is goodlooking and smart but the tech is far less than galaxy s2 once the ice cream sandwitch is out the galaxy would be the best phone in the world may be next to nexus

  53. Nick says:

    i think that apple will mearly be a thing of the past in a few years i mean look what microsoft did to them just a fad with a big price tag i think you hace to have at last half a brain cell to opperate an iphone or at least to buy one when there is so much variation such as open source with android out of the box where as you need to jailbreak iphones to get at least decant phone
    5 years android will dominate or something better will come around any way not saying apple has there ideas wrong just that people buying them are investing in a dying cause

  54. a50pma says:

    You IPhone lovers are attempting to defend the undefended. Without any doubt, the Samsung S II it is a better phone. The common denominator her are the double processors.  Remember, it is how fast the phone processes information. I own both phones and can freely say that Samsung out did it.

    1. Grae says:

      It’s the OS that makes the difference. My old iPhone 3gs out performs my brand new Samsung Galaxy SIMPLY because iOS actually does what I want it to do where as Android just doesn’t work as well as it could. It flows badly, so it doesn’t matter how fast that flow is.

  55. techness says:

    Iphone 4s 3.5 inch display is better than a 4.5 inch display? ! you’re clearly on crack and you didn’t even mention 4G capability this is a sad sad comparison article my friend sorry

  56. G Unit says:

    The iphone 4 was ace! the iphone 4s is stupidly ace and then there’s the Samsung s2 which is the god of all mobiles 🙂 ! I love apple and i bought myself a 4s and used a Samsung s2 for work which they provided. I sold my 4s because apart from Siri it was no use to me. I can even use my S2 as an external HD for music, data, films etc with out Apple notifying me about restrictions

  57. jdjd says:

    4s has the better display, you have to be kidding right? 4s also has a better display than the new galaxy nexus. Why? Simple, ppsi, iphone 4s comes in at 326, giving the screen much better clarity.
    Why would I pick 4s? Best camera on the market, sure the others are 8mp, but take pictures on both and tell me you take better pictures on the others.
    I develop for both, and use both, I have an android tablet I test on. iOS is still the superior user experience and UI by far, if you are using something THAT much, which many people do, you want it to look great. It isn’t all about processor speed you know, many people prefer these things called BUILD QUALITY, SOUND, DISPLAY, QUALITY SOFTWARE over QUANTITY.

    iphone 4s is made of glass and steel Check
    iphone 4s has better speakers built in Check
    iphone 4s has the superior display at 326ppsi Check
    iphone 4s applications are superior head to head, compare major apps on both, iphone 4s are developed for first in general, and tend to look better b/c of the UI.

    Now I do wish the screen size was a bit bigger in the iphone S, but NOT at the sacrifice of pixel density. You would need something like 1440×900 resolution at 4.6 inches to beat the iphone 4 s resolution. The Galaxy Nexus is 1280×720, and it is still LESS pixel density, therefore, an inferior screen.

    I also wish multitasking was better on iOS.

    Neither of these would sway me to android though. The combination and integration of iOS and OSX Lion is also far superior than the integration of android/windows/ubuntu.

    I work in the tech field for many years, I want the best products period as I make MONEY when things work right 100% of the time and I’m on the things 12 hours or so a day. I develop cross platform, so I’m certainly not a fan boy, I think people would currently save quite a bit of time and headache by using apples suite…it isn’t meant just for average consumers, at all.

    1. Jsmith says:

      Oh noes, your pixels!!!

      Galaxy nexus is a 316 pixel density, and 1.15 inches larger. It also doesnt fade as much in direct sunlight. Also the raw material is much more dense, more resitant to breakage. Practicality over barely noticable pixels.

      1. Grae says:

        Congratulations on your superiour pixel density. Condolences on being stuck with the inferior OS. Maybe one day Android will have it’s act together and our Samsung’s will actual function properly. Today is not that day. 

  58. JAMES BOND says:

    The GS2 is the better phone. Period. And this comparison is full of pooh; author included. I will submit the 4S has higher resolution, BUT the Super AMOLED Plus should tie the phones for that comparison. And the 2mp front camera DOES play a big role since FaceTime (glorified video calling) is widely used. VGA does not compare to the 2mp.

    1. Grae says:

      FaceTime is NOT widely used. Almost everybody I know has iPhone4’s and NOBODY is using FaceTime. If you have only used Android then you have no idea. I personally enjoy actually having my phone do what I want it to do. My Samsung only does that half of the time. I really don’t care what display technology it has while it’s sitting there being useless.

      1. Gfgbh says:

        You have a galaxy ace, that’s your problem. People need to understand that all Android devices are different, and will give U different experiences. Bottom line is, don’t by a low end phone and complain

    1. Grae says:

      Adobe themselves are even saying that Flash on mobile devices is a bad idea now. Besides, I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, which is a non-iphone smart phone and you know what? NO FLASH. So whatever Ben. Whatever.

  59. Questtt3 says:

    I have spent a great deal of time trying to decide between the two myself (I am a blackberry user making the switch).

    Many good points are made. One point I have not seen mentioned yet, and I realize not an issue in some minds, is SAR. iPhone 4s sar is 1.18, G2 (ATT) is .36.

    1. David W says:

      I have a S2 as well and having it I would not like to go down to a smaller sized screen. Its a big factor for my. iphones screen do look small to me having used the S2 for 8 months now.

  60. Nita Hot says:

    My husband and I travelling quite often, last time we were in europe for 3 weeks leaving three teenage kids at home. All of us have Iphone 4 and we brought Ipad2. Every day we use facetime to show kids around where we at. We feel like we have them with us around europe with only wifi cost connection which most are free anyway. So I stick with iPhone. That is all. 

    1. Kunatkinte1776 says:

      Hi Nita

      I have been to London and Germany last month. I am not so sure of getting free WIFI. In London, you really have to pay for the usage of WIFI except in McDonald where you get to use for an hour. Its practically the same in Germany.

  61. Chris says:

    I too faced this dilemma, and ultimately purchased both and have been using both for a week now.they are both amazing devices with advantages and short commings of their own. Both will serve anyones needs from a mobile device I will say that the Android had a bigger learning curve but once I learned the basics I love them both

  62. Longview7777 says:

    Both phones are good. It just depends on what you want. Android has a bigger learning curve (though I certainly wouldn’t call it difficult, my mom uses it with relative ease), but it’s got the benefit of customization. Try them both, see what you like. I know people who have switched from one to the other both ways and have loved the change. 

  63. H jongman says:

    Unbelievable that the Iphone does not have a Radio on board, at this price-range. o.k, it does when you use the internet but that eats up the battery in no time. So a big GO for me for the Samsung Galaxy S2 

  64. Jesus Lopez says:

    I am so happy that I upgraded to iPhone 4S. I love the clarity of the improved 8MP camera, as well as how much faster the iPhone is with the dual core A5 processor chip. The new iPhone will go great with my employee Sling adapter from DISH Network. With it, I can stream live and recorded TV to my iPhone everywhere I have 3G coverage or WiFi. It’s great because I have a hard time fitting my favorite shows into my crazy schedule. I have created a huge library of DVR movie recording and now I can access them everywhere I go
    and I can set up recordings for my DVR with the free DISH Remote Access app. DISH is offering the Sling adapter to all customers for free, so why not?

  65. Sam Son says:

    Hello To all.  The phones both have there pros and cons. From My experience with the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and the iphone 4s I would lean towards the Skyrocket.  I am an avid mac user and was set on purchasing the iphone 4s, but it locks you down so much compared to my skyrocket.  I can drag and drop files to my phone, play any file types including flash, can use video calling without facetime, i have amazing voice recognition that works better then siri when I have done side by side comparisons.  I get 34mbps on the 4G LTE Att network.  I phone only has 3G and gets 3mbs at best.  My Iphone 4s has bugged out numerous times more then my skyrocket which has bugged out twice since i got it.  My skyrocket integrates perfectly with my macbook, allowing me to control the screen from the phone perfectly, i can even sync my music to it using a free program called doubletwist that reads your Itunes library.    The options available to me are amazing compared to my iphone4s. Though I feel like the Iphone takes better pictures when I did side by side comparison, but the skyrocket has a brighter flash.  Both are great phones, but the skyrocket is my choice at the time, because the voice texting is much better, the screen is larger and easier to type on, and the apps are cooler, and faster internet and smoother processing then iphone.  Either way you go you will be satisfied with your purchase. good luck.

  66. AnandVipin3 says:

    Welllll my dream is to own an i phone ??But When apple released its new model i was to buy it.but my friends advised me that its nt worth, with that cash u good get a good quality smart phone like galaxy s2,,,,Anybody pls help me?//

    1. Guest says:

      The bottom line is that they’re both the same phone catering to a different user group. If you need to customize your phone or really care about loading your web page 1/50th of a second faster, go with the S2. If you want a better user experience with a more massive app store, with the disadvantage of little to no customizability, choose iPhone 4S. Also, the 4S has better battery life.
      Personally, I’d get an iPhone and jailbreak it. Then you can do anything you want, eliminating the advantages of the S2.

      1. Guest says:

        That being said, you’ll be very happy with either purchase. It comes down to this: if you get a 4S, you’ll like it better. If you get an S2, you’ll like that one better. Have fun choosing 🙂

  67. Hi. I get SGS2 like a present on birthday now. I already have 3 years old iPhone3G. So, what I wanna say after first hours with galaxy 2 : Yes. SGS2 is a very nice device for middle users, its has a good quality. But when I take both devices (SGS2 & iP3g) I think iphone3g is newest  than SGS2.  And one moment I hate in iphone – sync only via iTunes. So, I’ve think that with SGS2 you can  plug it like external hard-drive for copy/paste some content, but its not true. Now I copy my music via…”bluetooth” because no alternative for Mac. The “Songbird” doesnt work (I dont  know why). So. SGS2 is good quality device, but even iPhone3 is better if u are not a geek. I thing I’ll sell SGS2 in a future (and buy cheapest iphone 4 8gb). Its really great smartphone for PC users, but not for me, unfortunately. Maybe I’ll change my opinion … 10% chances.

    1. guest says:

      You can copy paste in samsung galaxy s2 in mac too. Just go to the setting-application and turn the USB Debugging on. then go to notification menu and click usb then click on connect USB…then it will let you copy and paste all the stuff to your phone.
      Source Done it with my friends Mac and my galaxy s2…

  68. about FM-Radio: u have INTERNET-radio with thousands stations of many countries, genres. FM-radio not a winner in this case. Another moments: SGS have a custom EQ with effects (but I think for Iphone u can download app in appstore).

    1. S2 says:

      Siri is good by the specs and review but S2 also have its own voice function and I have read that Samsung has its own version of Siri (havent tried it though)…….but honestly you need Siri to make you a cup of coffee or to make your day a happy one? Search for you the places you can find food, etc? Cmon, I have read about Siri giving nonsensical answers to the user. Humans are smarter dont let the Siri do your everyday tasks, till 1 day when your Siri breaks down, you are just a dimwit

  69. Rikaby says:

    Real life experience taught me that Galaxy S2 is a better phone. It does everything an iphone do without the restrictions imposed by Apple. I know at least three iphone owners -including my wife – who envy me for having the S2. In other words, an iphone owner is a trendy person who deep in his heart curse Apple whenever he need to transfer something, but it makes him/her feel good for being part of the large flock. A Galaxy S2 owner is someone who is wise enough to avoid the iTunes chains and all the pay-pay-all-the-time Apple tricks.

    1. I agree. I only have the Galaxy Y and it replaced my IPhone 3. So far the Galaxy gives me everything that I used on the IPhone, but with better battery life, more compact and just a better more friendly feel to it. IPhone is overkill for the average phone user.

    2. Stuartwilson says:

      I think it’s amazing that with apple products my 3 year old can use them & they feel better & work better & don’t get malware unlike some products. Large flock how come more people have android phones then stack em high sell em cheap come to mind why don’t you look at market share before you spout your rubbish. apple only have 15 percent of market share

  70. Dx says:

    Both phones are exceptional, however one can’t deny that the iPhone has far more compatibility especially in terms of the App Store. The Android Market is nowhere near as good. I also find IOS smoother running in comparison to the Android operating system and I find it’s hardware of aluminium and glass more robust (except for the easily shattering covers). Now the iPhone even has a better camera and Siri, which Samsung cannot live up to. As far as I’m concerned the iPhone wins over the Galaxy II. 

      1. S2 says:

        I agree with you ….Apple app store have a huge lot of apps over android market which I am sure you cant use all even with 64GB and for sure you dont need all. And with all those apps which need to pay I wonder why my friends need to jailbreak their Iphones to play free games and use free apps.. I use S2 and happily all apps I need could be search in the android market and there are still lots of apps to be used… of all the hype around Iphone, I am surprised that android have a lot apps too and I could get them free unlike Apple appstore…..no need to jailbreak!!

  71. FlashEffect says:

    S2 was released vs iPhone 4 …but it still stands upto iphone 4s….I used both the phones…iphone is too limited whereas s2 because of android.. it pretty much kills iOs…who cares about Siri…when you have android.
    But Iphone wins in resolution and audio quality…audio was a let down makes the 500$ beats look like 40$ headphones….
    I personally am looking forward to S3…
    Iphones mutitasking is amazing….you dont have to worry…about any app…notication just appear almost intantly.
    Android multitasking is a pain…run too many apps at background ..battery dies…. the notication intervals set 15min or 30min for good battery life… Maybe this will chance as ICS OS approaches

    so for someone looking to buy a phone i recommend iPhone4 or iPhone 4s.
    Or buy S2 if you want freedom over caged os….(but it still does insane things within limitations)

  72. Showvonick says:

    Why do people compare Iphone 4S with Galaxy S2, when they have a better match of Galaxy SL.  I guess Iphone 4S is yet to reach in the standard of Samsung Galaxy SL, which can provide more facilities than Iphone 4S.  One can download Jeannie as it’s voice integration, which understands even Spanish, better than Siri.  100 times better keyboard than Iphone 4S can even think of, with swype and hand writing recognition, Augmented layer.  Adobe Flash with HTML 5 introduced long time ago, 4G platform, 2MP front camera.   

    I am sure I phone 6 (read Iphone 6 not Iphone 5) can catch up with Galaxy S2, as a matter of fact the company who couldn’t change their screen size in last four years, doesn’t have the capacity to offer anything more to public.  Hope a better management will take over the backdated Iphone’s overall management to launch a smartphone for today.  Overall those who thinks Iphone 4S is a better phone, compared it only with Iphone 4, not with Galaxy S2.

  73. Aquariustechguy says:

    I love my epic touch. Its 4.5 inch screen is perfect for my hands… I upgraded from an evolution so this was my only option. I’ve played with the 3gs the 4 and the 4s. I was impressesed by the smoothness of the ios but that tinny screen wont work for me. I love media and a full desktop experience and in the years apple has been making phones.. its like they have turned a blind eye to what people ask for… apple is like bloaware on a computer… they give u what they want. Why would I have a media ditch device in my pocket, but can’t enjoy what it was intended for.. its like owning a 60 inch plasma with super HD and ur getting thoses black bars the take out 6 inches on both sides. My epic touch screen makes typing a breeze …I have big hands and it works better for me to have more surface area so that I can see and hit the buttons. Well this is just my personal opinion.. but the epic touch beats iPhone… now if they can step their game up in the screen department, choices and options, and locking down my media choices

    1. Syabiz says:

      Yes of Course I can watch news on the Galaxy S2 and I can even watch some TV channels and free movie streamings from S2…..and not to mention I can use Facebook Skype Viber from S2….and some ppl thought only Apple can do this really my friends recommend me Iphone for these apps and were shocked when i told them i have already done so with Android phone…..So r iphone users really this noob and think no other hp could do these apps?

  74. update: ok, now I can copy/paste any content with Galaxy like a simply usb-drive. Very fast Internet surfing and watching YouTube. And, of course. FREEDOM. Nobody (steeve) tells you how and what you should do. In games I see good graphics and fast fps. But two general problems: 1 you can install any content from any places (risks) 2 technical capacity of this gadget is not completely used in applications.

  75. Johnfto4 says:

    You have not mentioned the biggest weekness of the Samsung, battery life and quiet microphone.  The biggest weekness of the iphone is you cannot drag and drop music direct to phone from any PC, you have to use itunes on one pc or buy from apple. 

    1. Kingerz55 says:

      Biggest weakness is it’s an Apple, locked into the cage-like AppleTunes system.  Many failures and ruined batteries at launch, ny wife’s has held its charge for 17mins and after the 3rd return STIll was rubbish even she’s abandoned Apple’s World.

    2. Rickrollboy says:

      I have an iPhone 4s and an old Samsung galaxy mini…. And for the record ,Samsung is better a million times because 1-iPhones must have iTunes for transferring music and videos. 2- iPhones app store doesn’t contain more games and applications than the android market. 3- u have 2 somehow cut the sim a card to insert it in the iPhone 4s , while Samsung doesn’t need anything like that. 4- iPhone’s price is two times more than it’s supposed to be

  76. Mr B says:

    The final paragraph of the review is ”
    I think the Galaxy S2 has been the best smartphone for too long, and now a new device should come to replace it. Apple’s latest “child” can be this new device, so… the iPhone 4S is my choice.”

    In other words the reviewer comes to the conclusion that the iPhone is better because it’s newer. I have a brand new Kia I’ll swap for his six month old Mercedes.

    1. JJ says:

      that’s the most pathetic comparison i’ve ever heard… swapping a mercedes for a kia… ur talking about the iphone 4s n the galaxy s2… each may have their own pros n cons but, ur logic on comparison is fit for a kindergarden student…

  77. Vitalic Boi says:

    I decided to go iPhone all the way. I have always had problems with Android. I felt it was time for something new, and I honestly don’t think I will ever touch another Droid again. All I have to say is, sure the Samsung Galaxy is equipped with some hot stuff, but lets look at this in a realistic manor. There was a reason why we got rid of huge phones in the past, so why are we bringing them back? My friend just showed me her new Samsung Galaxy S2 yesterday and I laughed so hard when she couldn’t even get it out of her pocket. I mean come on, the phone is like an elephant in a room. She said almost every friend of hers had the same reaction when they saw  her phone lol. Save yourself the trouble and go with a smaller phone.

    1. barney says:

      My first phone was a nokia brick and the race was to be smaller a phone you could wear like a watch was the goal. That was then now its about having a portable computer  apps that allow you to do anything, taking pictures and watching video,s internet i love my iphones but all my friends have broken there iphone screens me included so the g2s with the bigger stronger screen and faster cpu has got me thinking its like picking between a porsche or a ferrari i would be happy with either. I also have a android pad for portable work so maybe the g2s will work better with it.

    2. Anthonycotto48 says:

      Hey did you not see my last post iphone sucks I have out I should know I have one its slow and all android 4g phones have the same intelligence as iphone, but the difference is 4g androids are faster I did a speed test with my friend he has an evo 4g that phone is old and it still beat my iphone 4s evo won in video speed and browser speed and app download speed and typing speed and thats because android has something called swype the only thing my phone won in is to get the app instantly and android win in text to speech and voice recognition. Look man the iphone would be the best if they just put 4g on iphone and swype and have a bigger screen and have better front camera even if I said iphone sucks its ok but just understand android brand is better I just hope this 2 year contract goes fast.

    3. S2 says:

      Huge phones in the past? Are they smartphones….no! How can u compare..LOL
      Well it depends on the user for the size…I prefer Samsung because I love n need the use for a big screen. If I buy Iphone, I will end up buying a tablet! So I bought Samsung S2 which will definitely be a hp+mini tablet….and cheers everything goes my way and I can fit in it in my pocket….perhaps ur friend wore too tight jeans tell her to wear something looser….perhaps Iphone is smaller it can fit in her pocket but will break if she sat on them….

  78. Osman Zackaria says:

    There is no competition between apple and Samsung. We all know apple iPhone 4s is a far better smartphone than s2 purely because,
    A) apple have been voted best touch screen in four years in a row
    B) better quality so built to last longer
    C) its a more trust worthy brand than Samsung
    D) why spend £430 on Samsung when you pay another £70 and get a better phone which is iPhone
    E) it’s Apple

    1. Ggg says:

      The plastic the gs2 is made out of will flex when dropped and not shatter like the iphones glass and metal which are brittle by nature, modern plastics tend to be more durable and ductile than metal too.

      Just because apple have been voted the best for for years does not mean they will continue to be the best, this is a capitalist industry.

    2. Abc says:

      Oh my, what a debater 🙂 Let me rephrase these arguments:

      We all know A (brand) B (type) is a far better product than C D purely because,
      1) A have been voted best on a certain aspect the last couple of years [no mention of the products B & D themselves…]
      2) yep. Could be better quality, or could be not. why or why not??
      3) A is a more trust worthy brand than C [is it really? And if so, does that make the product itself better?]
      4) why spend £430 on C when you pay another £70 and get B? [Ehm, that’s not an argument why B is better….]
      5) it’s A [again, that’s not an argument why B is better]

    3. Tbanzer says:

      So, bcause the touch screen is better ( which id in fact agre with) the iphone wins? No. Not at all. In my book a better proccessor is more important than a slightly better scren. Now durability has to be given to the gaaxy s2. You drop an iphone and it’s toast. My galaxy I have (accidently) thrown accross the room, and hit tile. And it was slightly dented on the side. That’s it. Samsung and apple are BOTH extremely reliable, never had issues with either. I like the removable storage, wih the sd cards better than iphones built in memory. And the ammount of freedm given to app developers is. Massive bonus.now you add in the fact tht, asfar as the phones themselves go, the galaxy has much faster internet capability (providing your isp can hold up to the phones full capabilities… wich it can’t for either) So what? Tell me what makes the iphone truly better, because as I see it, overall the galaxy destroys the iphone.

    4. Krismarvin88 says:

      Are u mentally unstable? iPhone touchscreens are NOTORIOUS for breaking. You see signs all over the place, “we fix iphone screens,” therefore your statements A and B are both FALSE, as proven by fact, not opinion

      1. Pablo says:

        iPhones actually do have the best touch screens on the market, just not the sturdiest. And B is more of an opinion than a fact so you’re wrong there too.

        1. C Davies972 says:

          I thinks it’s fair to say we have fan boys from both sides feeding their pathetic ego’s.
          So after just coming across this, let me give an unbiased opinion.
          Things to infuriate me about Galaxy S2 included build quality and battery life, apart from this all was well. Now there’s a larger battery pack (2000mah) that not only increases battery life, but fitted with SGP neo hybrid ex makes the phone feel premium.
          The iPhone 4 was great and the iPhone 4 is better. Things with iPhone 4 I find irritating do not have a fix. The removal of 2G ability for some reason is strange and this ruins the battery life. In UK, Siri cannot be used for location purposes, so it removes the point of it.
          App store is better in IOS, but I find iCloud rather pointless.
          I have iPhone 4s changing from Galaxy S2 and I had iPhone 4 before that.
          Now, I can’t help thinking about Galaxy S2.
          It’s a personal preference.

    5. Anthonycotto48 says:

      Ok dude look the iphone sucks serously I have a iphone 4s and even the evo 4g is better than the iphone so imagen the galaxy s2 that phone must be way better now I’m stuck with this iphone trust me dude any android is better than the iphone besides all iphones are 3 g so they are kind of slow

      1. Carcrazyhoe says:

        Dude,you’re kidding right?  No way would I buy any Samsung product because 1) they are poorly made and 2) more often than not they last just long enough for the one year warrantee to run out. Apple’s iphones last for years and work like new 4+ years after purchased. The gadgets on the Samsung don’t do me any good if the phone doesn’t work. Buy your samsung S2 but make sure you buy the extended insurance because lets not forget……it’s a product made by Samsung!!  In the States most Samsung products based on reputation are considered cheaply made.

        1. S2 says:

          Would you use your Iphone for 4 years? Come on dude, after 2 yrs your contract finish with the telcos you will do a new contract and buy a new phone. Cheaply made doesnt mean no good. I own S2 and I can see the back cover is cheap plastic but so far so good the phone itself doenst hang up on me. Dont be bias against Asian manufacturer, made in US doent mean good. But i dont deny Apple is a good phone, but S2 is definitely better……1) super amoled led wins over iphone4s tats not poorly made and it equals iphone4s….2) it depends on the user itself i have used samsung smartphones before and it last me close to 2 yrs before it was stolen…….y would ppl steal a samsung smartpone? Because its a Samsung Smartphone

        2. Whatsaniphone says:

          Cheaply made, means cheaper to buy.  Iphones 4s cost about the same to produce as Samsung S2 (as they contain very similar technology). 

          You pay extra for the apple brand name.  And dont forget that iphones are made in Korea not the US (obviously).  Also S2’s are made in both China and Korea (Samsung is a Korean based company).

          As for durability, drop a Samsung and Iphone from the same height and see which one is better off.  Samsung wins every time.

          Pay less for 4G speeds and basically the same (arguable better) hardware.  No brainer right?

    6. S2 says:

      Well if there is no competition, Apple really looked like it is under stress everytime Samsung and other Android phones unleash their new models and as you know Samsung is initially the manufacturer of Apples screen display. Apple pls stop your countless sueing and court orders just to be on top….
      A) doesnt mean 4 years in a row, means next 4 years in a row
      B) it breaks easily so does it last? nothing last in this material world. By the time your iphone is 2yrs old, you will buy a new iphone so why bother it last for so long?
      C) trustworhy? well, are we talking about unknown china brands from E-bay? so is motorola, htc and others not trustworthy too? Well, its totally not cool to love Iphone and diss the others…..face the fact, look at the specs, try it then love it
      D) $$ is up to the user….I dont want to spend more $$ on Iphone because I dont think it is a better phone like u did…Y not spend lesser $$ for a better phone like S2? more logical
      E) Because it’s Apple? Sounds like because everybody queues for it on its first day of release new iphones? I am not an idiot…I dont even buy S2 just because it’s Samsung S2. mayb android fans hav brain to think and have more choices like motorola, htc, lg, samsung…unlike apple…u can only buy not choose….

      Conclusion: Apple—-Small World
      Android—- Vast World & still growing

      1. Cinm_1234 says:

        So? Apple has a fixed place to buy your apps, which means that they all HAVE to be officially by Apple. Androids, on the other hand, have many different app sites and they are NOT officially approved by Android, so they can have viruses which then spread into your phone. Not cool. But that can’t happen to apple’s iPhones

  79. hassan says:

    i luv samsung galaxy s2 nd iphone 4 but now im confused which phone i choose for my self ……plz any one help me which phone i select for my self  rely me on my email ,.,..,.,.,.hassanp89@yahoo.com       plz plz plz 

      1. S2 says:

        Y do you need to stand up for Apple or Samsung?
        I need to stand up for which hp I like not the brands….
        And I am using Galaxy S2 n I love it…….I made a good choice and I actually tied to buying S2 or Iphone4….and actually waited for the new Iphone. Glad I made the right choice even though S2 is several months older and completely won over Iphone4, what Apple did with Iphone4S is just to match the S2 and it really is a Draw…..lucky I didnt wait to buy S2…..so I would Stand Up for Samsung Galaxy S2!!

      2. Coolguy13 says:

        Look fage you need to look at anthony cotto 48 post and u will know y iphone 4s sucks so look get over it ok just look at the damn post and post and say something in response

  80. Tuncerx says:

    Samsung doesn’t update its models after a year or two. But Apple always updates its softwares whether it is crippled or not.
    After an unhappy Samsung Omnia experience (no updates for os and software and poor battery life) I will never use a Samsung smartphone again. 

    If you really want an android device, consider a Motorola or HTC model.

  81. Crazy1chick says:

    Samsung Galaxy s2 is a better phone… This is not a bias.. its only because i own both S2 n i phone 4s.. if u drop the iphone 4s u will find that the screen will be smashed up whereas if u drop the galaxy s2 the screen will not be damaged at all. iphone 4s and galaxy s2 hav pretty much the same features.

    1. Theonewhosnameisbrian says:

      this is true… I let my samsung fall form two stories up in a mall. the screen barely broke it got fixed fast. if that was an iPhone it would have just splattered around the floor. however I feel like iPhone is better because of the apps

      1. Ergh-1234 says:

        BULLDUST! why would you drop a phone from two stories up anyway? put the phone in your pocket or your bag. That way the phone won’t break.

  82. Magix2009 says:

    Personally I think the iPhone, doesnt really have that much to offer. Once you get past the new case and the slightly better screen than the old iPhone, the slightly better camera than the old iPhone. You’ll start to see that the iPhones are all the same, nothing really changes. You are able to predict and spot any slight change, everythings is in the same place, it does the exact same thing as before. And before you know it all the new trinkets it came with become null and void as you start to realise, you have wasted perfectly good money on something new, that is the same as the old one. And at that point I laugh mercilessly, while videoing the moment of self realisation of the new apple victim, on the Samsung Galaxy S2 in HD. Also auto-correct on the iPhones, pretty annoying huh?

  83. Secretperson says:

    Dude if you dont have a iphone 4s your rely gay. Who rely needs a phone that’s screen is 4.3 inches?Who needs a phone that has a faster processor?Who needs a phone that has a better screen??????
    People only like the samsung galaxy s2 because they just want to show it of just because is a bigger screen.
    Just get an iphone4s or an iphone.Its rely simple

    1. Sammi says:

      wrong, Secretperson. SO SO WRONG!! My teens have ipods that they can text with, my older kids iphones. they want my samsung galaxy s2 that i tried to get them instead of apple now that they seen and played with it. It does so much more than theirs!

    2. Cinm_1234 says:

      I agree with you. A phone is a phone. That’s what it was originally made for. To talk to  friends or family. Having all those extra features is a bonus. I’m not saying you shouldn’t get smartphones, because I personally prefer them GREATLY over just a phone. I’m just saying that your opinion is your own. Get the phone you want. I personally want to buy an iPhone 4s but I know that there are people out there who prefer Androids.

    3. Pie Lord says:

      By that logic (if i dare call it that) you decided to buy an iphone based on its single use as a phone…….so you thought to yourself…..hmmm i need a phone with good battery life and has great reception, i know i’ll get an iphone 4s….for the sake of mankind you should never have children.

  84. antonellashry says:

    who ever thinks that samsung galaxy s II is better than iphone 4s are freaks !!!!
    they are people who do not have knowledge abt technology iphone 4s has the best camera possible and the best graphics any phone can have

    1. Sharedsecrets says:

      i think you are the one thats a moron ….let me tell you why. Have you even TRIED the Samsung? Probably you are a apple diehard , as was i.   …TRY THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 and you will absolutely see why its a better phone. Not to mention you dont have to worry about dropping and shattering as much as the iphone/ipod!!! REALLY. TRY it!

    2. Yes because a “Phone” is used only for taking pictures and  playing games. 

      Admittedly the 4S has a Faster focusing camera that handles movement A Little Better. And The GPU on a 4s is a more powerful slightly better music player. But…The S2 Has better reception, processor, swype. its lighter, more durable, more customizable and has a better battery life.  The video player bundled is a lot better, not to mention the screen size. Also the photo editing software available for androids are better. camera+ and instagram “templates” cannot compete with the customization that can be done on a S2

  85. Jfiewbfi says:

    You forgot the Galaxy SII Version of Siri, I was using it on my dad’s phone today and its just as good as Siri, seriously, does a growing man really need a couple of jokes?

  86. Anthonycotto48 says:

    Hey look I have the iphone 4s and it sucks first off I did a speed test with my friend and he has the evo 4g and his phone beat my phone in browser speed, download app speed and video speed and that phone is old so imagen the galaxy s2 the galaxy phone must be way better you guys got to understand that all 4g androids are better than iphones and I didn’t know this until I got my iphone 4s that all iphones are 3g yes even my phone that’s why I was wondering why my phone was so slow so yea that another thing my iphone is slow I just saying iphone is ok I guess but if they want to be the best the have to put in some android stuff like swype, a bigger screen, make the the iphone tougher, and make them 4g I just hope that this 2 year contract will go fast because and this is the truth iphones are not the best. Just because they were the first official touch screen smart phone didn’t mean they are the greatest.

  87. Anthonycotto48 says:

    Oh yea and I for got to mention that android has the same intelligence as my iphone like the voice command my.friends evo was faster because it is 4g. that’s it read my post under this post

  88. Brent Chang says:

    It will always depend on the user itself, it depends on the preference, comfort zone, also depends on for what you think is more user friendly. I own a Samsung Galaxy Note and all I can say that it is really good, but what I just don’t like is the battery life, it drains so much because of the processor and the 5.3 amoled screen which means it requires more light and energy for displaying images and videos..you need to have the charger with you anytime and anywhere you go, I also tried iPhone 4S..its good but since I’m a Samsung user for more than 5 years it has been my comfort zone. A lot of my friend who purchased iPhone 4S returns them back because many of them have issues with Siri being useless that even a very near supermarket can’t be located, the phone has bug issues with contacts being lost and stored programs, apps etc are bugged..

    The only problem with iPhone is that they always launch their phones with at least 1-2 new features and like they will release iPhone 5 again maybe with 1-2 features..making the apple logo have its own light etc..is like a waste of money..why can’t they make phones that in one launching all of the beastly apps will be there,,Samsung on the other hand has it all.

    But in the end for the camera quality both phones are good but I was also able to use Sony Ericsson I must say that this brand has the best camera since its Carl Zeiss and many people are a living testament even pro photographers says that Sony Ericsson has got to have the best camera. 

    in the end it all depends on your usage and your personal taste, there will never be a winner, coz all phones have their edges. Have a great day guys

  89. Kidrah20 says:

    Hey People have u heard about the new Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket 4G.
    Please help me to pick between:
    1) Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket 4G
    2) Samsung Galaxy S2  and,
    3) Iphone 4S

    Your responses are appreciated in advance. Thnx

    1. George Bolger says:

      I have had the samsung galaxy s2 sthos xmas and i can say it is the best phone i have ever had and i also have iphone 4s and i think i am going to sell it it is no way near better than thw Sw hope i helped

    2. Cimn_1234 says:

      Hey Kidrah20.
      No, I haven’t heard of the galaxy s2 skyrocket, so I’m not sure if it’s good or not.
      as for the choice between the galaxy s2 and the iPhone, I’d probably say choose the iPhone.this is just what I think and I respect other people’s opinions but I personally prefer iPhones to Androids

  90. Although this review is fairly accurate and is fair in it’s approach mostly, I cannot agree with the statement in regards to the screen. Resolution has absolutely nothing to do with brightness and saying that the Galaxy S2’s screen ”
    doesn’t sound that cool any longer…” is a strange statement to make considering the iPhone 4S ‘retina’ display is exactly the same as it’s predecessor. 

    1. Depends on where you are located. as SIRI does not have location based services in a few countries. (are you referring to pannous or the one that comes with the 4S?) If you are referring to the pannous VA. I noticed since the latest update that a few bugs crept in. But overall IRIS and the one from pannous are almost as good but SIRI is funnier.

    2. Reikimaster says:

      Android has an app called Iris; you should check it out. It’s pretty much their version of SIRI. I only just got the app today, but I’ve been playing around with it, and I’d say that although it may not be quite as accurate as SIRI, it comes pretty damn close. I’ve asked it some pretty ridiculous questions and it’s answered all of them effectively. I was juggling between the 4s and the S2 because of SIRI but after I found out about Iris I chose the S2. Plus the actual Samsung voice recognition works quite well for me.

    1. S2 Has all angry birds games free, a lot of free apps. If you are referring to quantity Apple has more for the quality of apps about the same. It also goes for what exactly you plan to do with it. 

      A few paid games for the 4s are free for the s2. 

  91. I have both phones, So let me make a personal review.

    Android vs IOS -matter of preference really. I also prefer settings within the app. I prefer control so i prefer droids.  But this argument is moot as ultimately it boils down to what your used to. It is easy to get used to both devices. 

    Siri – Droids do not have one built in but, Jeannie(voice assistant plus(not free but comes with a free lite version)) and IRIS(free) are not that bad. If you live in the UK, Australia, or US( I think since those are the countries in the settings(not sure if its just for lthe language or accent) Siri is great as it can tell you locations better than if you were in other countries. Iris and Jeannie work ALMOST as well as SIRI, given SIRI is funnier. (The novelty wears of after a week.)

    Tech & Hardware – 1.2ghz (s2) vs 1ghz (4s) processor goes to s2
    GPU goes to 4S, it is very sweet for rendering games… 
    Volume rocker and power button does FEEL more reliable on a 4S (I have not broken either so its just a feeling) also I do not have the money to do a break test. 
    Cables – My 4S cable broke after a couple weeks, plus I had to pay for original cables so it was not nice
    Earphones- 4S comes with terrible earphones but I prefer in-ear (s2)ear plugs. (i just use shure earphones anyway.)
    RAM 512(4s) vs 1G(S2) 
    Screen for resolution 4s wins but for size of course the s2, again it will be a matter of preference. It still looks clear on an s2 videos and games are great. but there is just a level of crispness with a 4s. The 4s has more realistic colors while s2 has more vivid colors blacker blacks. Again its up to preferences.Sensistivity, same
    Sound- I used my shure earplugs to compare it. both with eq and fx off. very slight edge to 4s better bass and clarity but not by much. (I am an audiophile)
    Sensors are the same
    Battery. 4S is good for about a quarter day so expect to recharge at least once a day maybe even twice. S2 lasts about a day and a half on standard mode but up to 3.5 days on power saving mode. (both with regular usage a few min of games calls photos.)
    Camera- the 4s can focus on objects faster and take photos faster. there is less blur with movement. better in low light situations. more realistic colors. s2 almost the same but a bit slower. end result for both are not far off. 

    Apps – In terms of quantity 4s wins but really there are so many clones on the the app store. Most of what i want are available on both. Quality is pretty much the same. A few games do tend to crash on the S2.

  92. Jesus Lopez says:

    So basically your decision was the iPhone only because the S2 has been the best for too long? That would mean the S2 is still better, but you’re just tired of hearing it being referred to as the best, so it’s time to let another phone take the spot light. Maybe it is just me, because I really think that Samsung Galaxy S2 is definitely one of the best phones available right now. I love to use mine with the Sling adapter that I recently got while working at DISH Network. I love being able to stream all my live channels and DVR content everywhere I have 3G content. The Super AMOLED Plus display on the S2 really makes the experience so much better, since I can stream in HD. If anyone is interested in the Sling adapter, it also good to know that DISH is offering free Sling adapter to all customers.

  93. George Klimis says:

    Real tests should also be based on measurable and technical facts and not only taste.Galaxy’s SuperAmoled Plus screen with it’s sub pixel geometry is superior to any LCD screen even of higher resolutions.As for the contrast get in the trouble to measure black and white levels and the numbers will prove you wrong.These phones are candy bars but not candies to be treated by the taste of your tongue.Grow up,get serious and present facts instead of pure speculation.With almost twice the price and the “love only apples” connectivity iPhone doesn’t stand a chance.Selling numbers prove it…

  94. Joseph says:

    I checked all specification and i love so much Samsung Galaxy S2. In feature wise Samsung Galaxy S2 is far more better than Apple 4S. If you give 9 marks (out of 10) to Samsung Galaxy S2 of course we can give not more than 3 marks to Apple 4S.

  95. Anonymous says:

    I always feel the problem with many Apple products is that they’re beautiful, but not always super-durable. So much glass and what not. So what ends up happening is you either have a very delicate device, or you have to get a clunky case, which actually often kind of ruins the aesthetic. I love the computers, can’t argue that, but I think of the consumer-end products have some serious competition from other makers.

  96. Rotten Apple Slayer says:

    This guy is an idiot. He admits that the galaxy has the better screen and even personally prefers it, then gives apple credit for the “better screen”. Smdhh

      1. In terms of DPI 4S has more, but size and contrast S2 is better, the problem is people can only see up to certain DPI after that more DPI would be useless. Samsung I believe has the optimal DPI. Besides if you want to enjoy the 4s for more than a couple hours you need to set the brightness to very low, no matter how nice the screen is i believe being able to use it is more important. 

        The lowest brightness setting on the s2 is already around the 1/3 mark for the 4s. and even at the highest brightness setting you can enjoy the s2 longer than at the lowest brightness setting fot the 4s

      2. juan 0820 says:

        i think u you are wrong mr ankit i have to recognize that the 4s has a better resolution than the s2 but the different when you look at it is not that much, the colors in the s2 is more brighter than the 4s.. i have the s2 and the 4s and  to me the s2 is way better machine than the iphone 4s… i put a 32gb sd card on my s2 plus the 16gb that allready comes it makes a big different and you dont have to spend $4 benjamins or 5 the 32gb 4s cost u $300 dollars us and is only 32gb and the s2 $199 with 16gb plus u can add more memory you can’t beat that, so i don’t know what are you talking about buddy you are another monopolio lover…

  97. No_PARKing1991 says:

    this site is crap gsmarena is better.. this guy doesnt know what he talking about… as a mobile phone expert these are the main reasons why i think SGS2 is better than iphone4S:

    -ARM cortex A9 SGX chip 1.2 GHZ 
    -More customization (android os 2.3 / 4.0 soon)
    -SuperAmoled Plus has higher/brighter resolution than retina… PPI does not MATTER!… u can have the highest ppi screen but whats the point if u only have crap screen?
    -Bigger screen!!!!
    -Less FRAGILE (iphone + 1drop = RIP)
    -Long lasting battery!

    im not apple hater… i actually dont like samsung but honesty is the best policy unlike this author here….

    1. Artmolz says:

      Dude, you forgot about the Gorilla Glass. Actually, these specs are the reason why i should choose Samsung GSii rather than the iphone 4s.

      specialy the drop thing.
      Apple = No Gorilla glass

  98. Aaaa says:

    The fact that with the Samsung you can swap spare battery and have additional MicroSD cards for extra storage is a big winner for me. And you can plug it in like a mass storage device too

  99. Lingyntuey says:

    I’m with you guys, siding with the s2. I’m sitting next to my best friend, and his Icrap 4s… He’s pissed by the way, paid twice what I paid, and this droid smokes his Icrap everytime! Faster browsing, smoother interface, more apps, my cam, or should I say cams rock! It’s a no contest if you can hold both phones, you’ll see what I mean. Gotta go, bout to stream a flick via adobe to my big screen, not sure if I should beam to screen with wi-fi or use my galaxy s2’s HDMI connection 😛 any Icrap users have a suggestion? Lol sorry tony (my friend just threw his new phone at me)

  100. Djldjl says:

    Yeah – I’ve had the iPod touch for a while and I just can say apple iOS sucks. I have 4th gen so it’s everything on the 4s except for Siri and hi-def camera. With apple, it’s too simple, and you can’t do much. And apple doesn’t support flash.

    I can just say, if I was given a free offer, I’d take the Samsung.

  101. Kele28 says:

    I wanted to but the 4s today but saw the SG2 spec now im not sure which phone to buy. Just a question can the 4s bluetooth to other devices outside apple or still works like the I4? 

  102. Nickboss007 says:

    hy guys i just want to say some words..ok so i had an iphone 42 and a samsung galaxy s2 and i can say that the iphone 4s is the best. i used the sgs2 and  it was mooving slower iven if the procesor is better than iphone 4s. there is a programe which you can use for taking what games you want for iphone 4s and there is no programe to do this for sgs2.games are mooving faster and screen is better …you can feel the touchscreen…at sgs2 you don’t feel enything.olso the android sucks…it’s wright that you have a lot of programs free but i told you before what you can do at sgs2 . these is all i had to say..sorry if you don’t trust me …we-ll talk

    1. i disagree with the smoothness part as everything runs faster on an s2, just make sure you are not running a lot of applications at the same time. check the task manager. I know infinity blade and devil may cry are only available to ios but most other games are available to the s2. the screen is not necessarily better, more dpi but less brightness.  by upping the brightness you drastically reduce the battery life.

      surfing navigating opening apps is faster and smoother. what program are you referring to when you said taking programs? really did not understand what you said, with androids if you want a game there are several ways to get it. on your phone through the market or on a pc through a browser, just go to the market. 

  103. Jrdcnnn2 says:

    total bias. how about comparing the new iphone (iPhone 4S) with the new galaxy (Samsung Galaxy SII X) and not the old version (Samsung Galaxy SII).
    also when he says, and i quote: “However, the secondary 2MP camera of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is better than the VGA camera of the new iPhone 4S. But anyway, secondary cameras don’t play a big role here, and as for the rear-facing ones, they’re both equally good, so we have a draw here.” is COMPLETELY stupid. yes, the secondary camera doesnt have a big role, but it STILL IS A CAMERA within the “Camera” scoring section so it cant be a “draw” when the GS2 has a better seconday camera….

    1. IO made a few comments a while back about the camera on an iphone being a little better with focusing. I would like to retract that statement as I was not on the latest firmware. I upgraded and the camera is just a lot faster and better in low light conditions now. So overall I would say the camera edge i gave to the 4s is wrong. rear cameras are a draw however for the front i give the edge to sammy

    1. LaserPink says:

      Well you have your opinion and other people have theirs.. For me personally, I’m more of an IOS person and more used to using apple products, even though I’m Korean and Samsung is from Korea. But wait I have a question, what does VGA mean?

  104. Andy says:

    Screen of the Iphone is certainly not bad… but I realy like the bright colors on the galaxy S2. As far as operating systems… I choose android. For me the Galaxy S2 wins 🙂

  105. Carywatmore says:

    This review is kinda lame.  The reviewer’s conclusion “I think the Galaxy S2 has been the best smartphone for too long, and now a new device should come to replace it. Apple’s latest “child” can be this new device, so… the iPhone 4S is my choice.” Should come… and can be…! I like the white of the iPhone and I thinj black has been the de facto color for too long so white iPhones can be better so the white iPhone is my choice – how stupid is that!

  106. get a life ppl i have samsung galaxy s2 and i have a friend who works at the apple company he said most of he ppl there uses galaxy s2 than iphone 4s because it way better and much stronger than iphone 4s and it is faster soo there you have it…

  107. Brianfotoole says:

    I went from an iphone to a galaxy. while siri appears to be very good, how much is the iphone 4 s pottery enough to beat the galaxy, my reasons of threefold:
    one is the form factor. when you get used to using the screen you can’t imagine going back to a smaller iphone size. this comes into its own during Internet browsing
    secondly, the widgets make a big difference the experience, they allow true customisation send that you get a phone which is uniquely yours and supporting how you want to use it
    finally and most importantly there is n is cool with spelling errorso itunes. itunes what kind of my life and anything goes locked down will really irritate… And
    the samsung however is by no means perfect, for example I use the voice dictation for this message and it is fraught with spelling errors! I hope ice cream sandwich rectify the editing tool for the voice actions

    1. William Allen says:

      The fact that the iPhone 4S does not support flash is a BIG advantage.  Flash is a pain in the arse.  Lets loads of crappy advertising run on web sites that are much cleaner on the iPhone.  Also news Adobe are dropping mobile flash development.

      1. Myself says:

        Using your logic, ten years old nokia is waaay better than both s2 and 4s? I mean, you don’t have internet at all – and having internet is a pain in the ass with all the bad things on internet.

  108. Metallica_kr says:

    iphone4s is a gr8 phone but Samsung galaxy S ii is the winner!!!!!!! coz android is better than ios and galaxy s ii best android phone u can get!!!!!!! 🙂

  109. Magari says:

    Just because u like iPhone 4S and just because Samsung Galaxy SII has been the best smartphone for too long, doesn’t mean that 4S is the new device. Samsung is the best choice even after 4S has been released.

  110. I got the samsung galaxy s 2 on upgrade from my htc hero well i let
    someone talk me out of the htc sensation knew i had done wrong thing to
    say nthe galaxy is pants is an under statement my old hero knocks in to a
    tin hat the only thing better is its quicker on computer side of things
    oh and picks up a signal a little better i have to have the dam thing
    on charge ever few hours even running with every thing off. The things i
    liked about the htc the samsung has nothing like the weather app on htc
    great samsung **** the phone log samsung has every call and text in it
    so you have about 50 entrys for only a few calls and texts now got to
    save up and get the htc sensation or the next great phone from htc sorry
    samsung your phone is total s**t

    1. I do not know how you can say any of those things… You are talking about a Hero vs S2? first is it hero S or just hero? 
      Fist off both are androids so really functionality wise basically the same, difference is just touchwiz(samsungs custom user interface) which is an acquired taste you can always just flash the rom to get the vanilla android experience…

      2 did you do a first charge properly? because it sounds like you have a faulty battery. I can go 2-3 days without charging. thats with mobile data always on. watching movies. playing games for about 30min a day.

      For the Logs it is called logs as in generic,which you can actually filter. you can see every missed, rejected, recieved and made call plus sent and received message since you got your phone.

      There is a weather widget you can place on your home screen. It is not an app but works the same. There are also third party apps you can get for that.

      Did you just get the phone? It sounds like you do not yet know how to use it. Have you tried reading the manual? 

      The sensation is a great phone but remember this is a thread about 4s vs S2.

  111. Omgnahrain says:

    I’m getting a phone soon because I’ll be traveling a long way to get to high school (taking train and buses) and I wanted to get the IPhone 4S but today my mum got a phone call from someone who works at this phone store and he said that I can get the newest Galaxy phone for $39 (plan) monthly but the Iphone 4S is $44 (monthly). What should I get?

    1. Well the galaxy mini is newer than the s2 but if you meant the s2 vs 4s… My preference is S2, 

      Having said that with you being in high school I am sure the “recognition” factor of the iphone may be a huge factor if you are into all that. Plus if you are going to be tied down to a long contract the S2 is a year old so  be prepared to see a new galaxy anytime soon meaning you wont have the newest galaxy phone for very long.

      I believe the S2 is better for me as you may have noticed in my previous posts but that is only as a phone. Other factors may not make it the best deal for you, 

      1. stef says:

        I agree with you on the “recognition factor” It is this whole brand image of the i-phone and with it comes certain prestige and status. That’s also what you pay for :/

  112. Coolster says:

    Ok seriously? Samsung s2 might be a great phone, but you know how many less problems the 4s runs into? The s2 u have to clear te task manager, clear widgets, have antivirus sometimes, etc. to make it run better. The 4s is so is easy to use, gets the job done sure fast and you can rely on te fast dual processor. The android market accepts almost any third party app which leads to viruses on your phone that can crash it. Apples market runs a series of tests on every app that applys. Thus not having to worry about viruses, which is a key factor. In fact my buddy of mine says that his s2 has already got a problem because he downloaded an app with a virus. The 4s is just a set up for the 5 which is goin to be so much better. Oh and the post on people who work at apple have s2s, that is stupid because the sell apple products, don’t make them! Microsoft people and google workers have apples as well!

    1. Kamenng89 says:

      yes. Iphones are for people of the older generations who have absolutely no clue on stuffs like task manager and stuff. 
      However, if you are young, tech savvy and trendy then Galaxy S2 is for you! Don’t just follow the Iphone Trend blindly! Its sick when i see people do that! Its like a cult.   

  113. James says:

    I have a galaxy s2 and with great dissapointment I broke it :'( you see what happend is i fell down a set of stairs and it got pretty messed up… It can be fixed but the cost of fixing it is like buying a new device completly! I loved my galaxy s2 and im not baist at all!! And im thinking of insted of repairing it just buying a new device, because i have had the s2 and several other android devices i was thinking of trying out the iPhone 4S for a change, what do you guys think? P.S if i do get the 4S and dont like it i might repair the s2 in the future.

  114. stef says:

    This review is so bias. As I was reading, I picked up hints that you swayed towards the Iphone. Samsung is much better, good quality for money too (not to mention it is cheaper) It even has some features that the Iphone doesn’t (like ‘tap and speak’) Samsung has created a masterpiece and will continue to improve and produce excellent products, where as I think all that Iphone has is their brand image. But thanks though for the review, appreciate your opinion:)

  115. Hp2326 says:

    Samsung Galaxy s2 and iPhone 4s both are great phones, but it really depends on how you use it. Personally i own Samsung Galaxy s2… For me it is the best phone…  Here are the reasons..
    1.. I like my phone to be new .. that means i change launcher, widget, wallpaper, icons everything every other day.. which gives me different feeling every time i use the phone.
    2… Samsung galaxy s2 can play any video file format you put into it. that’s a big plus for the phone. When i am traveling. I just connect my phone to the computer and transfer all bunch of movies into the sd card  and i am good to go…
    3…  I can create my own ringtones right on the phone. because i am not that rich who can buy ringtones from apple market.
    4… i hate using itunes for my music.. on samsung galaxy s2, i can download songs right onto my phone and also i can drag and drop from my pc hard drive using usb cable..
    5…i like phones with bigger screen because i believe “the bigger, the better”..
    6. i like to get full flash experience on my phone. i can catch all live sports right on my phone without paying for it. Sometime i can even do my college homework on the phone when i don’t have my laptop with me.
    7.. Sometimes that live wallpaper looks good to show off to friends.


    1. Guest1979 says:

      Thanks for your post Hp2326.  Ive been leaning towards the Galaxy s2 for a few weeks and this information has just sealed the deal. 
      It seems much more practical for me to get a phone that is the most compatible with my PC.  I can rest assured that i can easily transfer files from my phone to PC and back again without worrying about issues related to licensing or compatibility. 
      The longer battery life for the samsung also puts it ahead in my books.

    2. 1) Okay, true.
      2) iPhone can do that, too. It’s called VLC Player 😉
      3) iPhone can do it too. There are many ringtone-creator-apps on the store
      4) You’re right with iTunes, but you can download songs from an iPhone, too. And not only with the store
      5) Okay, point for you but that’s a matter of taste =D
      6) I hate flash, and I hardly ever use it. But it IS an advantage that it can play it.
      7) True 😉

      iPhone user here, as you probably guessed. (Still the 4 though). Upvoted anyways, because you do have a point and also, you’re arguing reasonable and you’re not a hater. Thank you, we need more Samsung/Android/not-Apple-people like you!

  116. Elza4eva says:

    From Personal experience I to, would go for the iPhone 4s,
    Although the battery does not last as long as the samsung
    galaxy s2, the iPhone 4s has a much ‘realistic’ camera as it
    captures all the bright and dull colors perfectly, the samsung
    Galaxy s2’s camera does not. For some reason, when ever I
    Took a photo with this camera out in the elements, the color
    Would never appear nice.

    The iPhone 4s is a very simple phone, it has great picture quality,
    It is faster and better then ever with the Siri as a massive bonus,
    I highly reccomend the iPhone 4s, as you do infact get your money’s

  117. Live_easy says:

    First off, the picture of the phone you are using is the samsung galaxy S and not S2. This is a dead give away that you lack knowledge of android phones. By the way, I use both apple and android devices. And from my experience, galaxy s2 is heaps better than iphone 4shit. Total waste of money. It can’t multitask, it’s slow and not customizable at all! jailbreak? Well… Got sad news for you, it still can’t do what an android can.

    1. William Allen says:

      Well actually the review is wrong, despite have a lower clock speed the A5 in the iPhone 4S is actually about 20% faster than the Arm 9 in the SGS2!

      1. Chris says:

        Not entirely accurate. The raw benchmark CPU/GPU speeds of the SGS2 are much faster than the 4S. Optimisations in IOS5 over Android 2.3 mean that the 4S edges the SGS2 out in a number of areas. But with ICS being slated for the Galaxy in the next month or so, the included optimisations for the Cortex A9 and Mali-400MP will boost performace significantly. Apples for apples, 4S is not at the same level hardware wise as the Galaxy S2.

  118. Chris91111 says:

    this guy is lying the gallaxy s2 has a S3 1.5ghz dual core processor and a 4.5 inch super amoled screen i think he works for apple and should be ashamed for missleading the public AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  119. Osama Bin Laden says:

    What’s Siri for ? Would you trust whatever Siri says as if you trust a GPS navigator ? Siri is just for fun,  as if you talk to a clawn, or it could be you just like funny answer jaja

  120. Dead Steve Jobs............LOL says:

    Honestly I don’t think the author uses English as his primary language.  His language, like the iphone is too simplistic………………idiot

    Samsung is the new KING………so get over it you butthurt fanboy.

  121. Wong says:

    Siri? Samsung galaxy was doing voice commands on the original galaxy s 2 years ago. I think your review is a biased towards the I phone. I have the original galaxy and its still a force to be reckoned with, I phones are not standard setters.They release technology that has already been utilised in other brands and try to make jo public believe we are the innovators, 1eg is the advert showing that you are able to see the person you are talking to live infront you, but 3 network were providing this facility half a decade ago in certain handsets. Samsung the originators of swype sheer quality texting, I phone still on the primative ‘one finger prodding. I leave with this samsung have the best handset in the ‘ galaxy’ literally!:D

  122. Marcfalconer86 says:

    So much incorrect info! The iPhone 4S runs at 900MHz not 1GHz. Lol – about galaxy S2’s screen was the best until iPhone 4S came along – the 4S has the same screen as the almost 2yr old iPhone 4.

    “The iPhone 4S, on the other hand, isn’t much different from its predecessor in term of size and design” – Not much different. Its exactly the same. 

  123. Marcfalconer86 says:

    So much incorrect info! The iPhone 4S runs at 900MHz not 1GHz. Lol – about galaxy S2’s screen was the best until iPhone 4S came along – the 4S has the same screen as the almost 2yr old iPhone 4.

    “The iPhone 4S, on the other hand, isn’t much different from its predecessor in term of size and design” – Not much different. Its exactly the same. 

  124. StevenM says:

    The iPhone 4S is one of the laziest efforts by apple. Apple spent more time on it than any of the predecessors and released a device with very little added features – 8MP camera, Siri (which can run on the iPhone 4 if allowed). 

  125. Zakmidil25 says:

    Iphone 4s is much better then galaxy s2 and also iphone 4s sold four million first three days record and over 1 milllion pre order also record  im not saying that Gs2 is not good but iphone 4s is best u want buy a mobie buy iphone 4s

  126. Marlenmanson2 says:

    I PHONE G4S applications cost to much money and it is very complicated and its touch letters are so small beside other complications , i tried boths thats why i vote for samsung GS2

  127. Mike Johnson says:

    iPhone is more expensive and you have to pay for a great deal of the apps that you would normally get free on android.

    A good looking girlfriend is never cheaper, but we aren’t talking about girlfriends we are talking about phones!!! Something that makes the odd call sends a text and has the odd useful app, if you want to do more than this buy a laptop with a spare battery it would be cheaper!

    The s2 is quicker slimmer and I think better looking, it is also cheaper has a better battery and the apps cost less. There is a reason that it dominates the phone markets and that is becasue it is genuinely better.

    If you are still having trouble try them both out in a phone shop, you will see…

    p.s. The white S2 looks better and will hold more value when you come round to get the S3 because you liked the S2 sooo much 😀

    1. Paradave24 says:

      The S2 is dominating the phone market? Where have you been? Have you not noticed the iPhone has been the leading selling phone since it came out in 2007. No individual phone has come close to even challenging it. Maybe you meant Android OS in general but even that isn’t “dominating” seeing how it only has a 2% lead as of now.

      And you actually think the battery life is better on your S2 over the iPhone? I have the S2 and my wife has the iPhone 4s and she never needs to charge her phone until night time and will even last into the next day. My S2 needs to be charged before i eat dinner in most cases when i use it a little more than just sending texts.

      And the worst part about the S2 is it still gets those slight delays while using. I’m talking about when your scrolling and it freezes slightly and needs to pause to catch up just like every phone i have had before this one. My wife’s iphone 4s never does that. It is smooth every time i use it and when i see her using it. That alone is the most important feature in a phone. Making sure it actually works right.

      1. abhinav says:

        dude check out the latest results.iphones have been the dominant ones since their release untill the galaxy s2.Galaxy s2 has been the best selling smartphone consecutively for the 9th month till December 2011 and has been awarded the “Phone of the year” award by almost all of the major tech media websites.My s2 runs longer than almost all my frnds’ iphones.I work for 36 hrs at a stretch twice every week along with my collegues.I dont carry a charger but my frnds who have iphones do.and moreover the iphone platorm is soo restricted that u cant use its bluetooth freely even after shelling Rs 34000 for it and u cant download a file from ur frnds’ computer without loosing ur phone’s content.One thing I accept is the occational lag albeit just for a fraction of a sec during fast scrolling and thats understandable considering the amount of data android runs in the background in the name of widgets and other customisation.Get an s2 skyrocket and u wont experience event that lag.The bottom line is,gone are the days wen the iphones used to b the sole rulers of the smartphone business.Samsung makes their own products unlike apple which gets its parts either from samsung or lg or some other chinese manufacturers.All apple does is design their products and maintain their app bank

  128. Max says:

    Let me see you try sending anything over Bluetooth with the iPhone 4s ,
     got Hotspot, USB tethering ?  or should we wait for the iPhone 5,

  129. iphone sold so quickly only because people wanted “iphone”. They know nothing about what a good phone is. I have S2, and I love it so much. None of the features in iphone looks attractive to me, even the design. The apps are cheaper from Android than iTunes store. iPhone 4 is a good phone, but I think apple can do much better. At this point, S2 is definitely the best phone in the market, no doubt.

  130. camy says:

    Iphone 4 S is without any doubt the best you can get ! This article is very poor, the writer seems not to understand that you can’t review the platform and cpu separately… Galaxy has indeed a faster cpu but working on a poor platform..  Apple platform is made for one device and this is Iphone, you can’t say the same about android… Being a dedicated platform you can get the best from your cpu. And this is one of the Apple strenghts… User interaction and interoperability are much, much beter @ Apple due to briliant design features. Of course you pay much more for an Iphone but it is worth…. And yes, on appstores are some apps much expensive but, hello !! on Android market I found a lot of very, very poor apps… I’ve got the two phones and the galaxy looks cheap and a ordinary copy of an Iphone, sorry guys but you can blame Apple for a lot of things but they stil make state of the art products… Samsung and android will succeed at the moment they don’t copy other products… Anyway, I’m not a Android hater ( at home I have an Android tablet) but I love quality !

  131. andrew g says:

    the iPhone isn’t 4g, like samsung galaxy s2, the samsung has MUCH more vibrant colors on their super smiled screen, where I think that the iPhone has rather more dull colors.

    1. Technically there are no real 4g phones as there are no real 4g networks.  Networks are advertising something that doesn’t actually exist yet. Wi max, LTE they are all pre-4g and have been sometimes called 3.9g. 4g should give us 100Mbps and 1Gbps stationary mobile. vs phones that say 21Mbps.

      1. Sherm says:

        Err dude. S2 skyrocket is 4G with LTE tech. Countries like South Korea and Japan are already 4G for sometime already? Please update yourself. Thanks.

  132. Cjxm says:

    Haha a paragraph in I could smell fan boy. S II is beast to that little thing. Screen is way more vivid, and ios is boring as hell, for 5 yr old. So glad I got away from apple, just go to a store and play with the S II.. you’ll see.

  133. Ansow Faisal says:

    listen s2 is better graphics and better processor than iphone 4s for apple bring out new phone like iphone 5 with different features and better too to eclipse s2 but now s2 is better

  134. Kenny says:

    If you don’t enjoy customization and like to be told what to think, or simply can’t think for yourself because you want “something to just work”, then go Apple. :) 

  135. The 4S is for people that just want a phone that works, The S2 is very customizable specially if you know programming. 

    I believe the S2 is the better phone overall for what i want. At this point however if people do plan to get an S2 remember you can get it cheap but if you always want the latest phone the S3 will probably be out soon and being locked in for two years may suck.

    There are a lot of factors to choosing the best. Also there are few functions or apps that actually maximize any difference between the two.

    I have both and most things are similar. S2 is a bit faster, has a bigger screen and is more customizable.
    The 4S just works.

    Form factor the S2 is better for me but the 4S is easily recognizable. More and more people are noticing the samsung designs and knowing the models but everyone knows what any apple product looks like. Marketing for apple is great, R&D of samsung is better. 

    I originally like iphones because they were one of the first to use capacitive vs resistive touchscreens. Now however they are actually quite behind in terms of technology and innovation. HTC and Samsung are at the forefront of innovation and apple just tries to catch-up. However with apples marketing they always make sure people think they are the innovators.

    Be smart when picking a phone but if you are like me, chances are they will get replaced soon anyway. 

    Having both phones i get the best of both worlds, and give opinions based on my personal experience. Not my experience vs my friends or what my friends say of their phones. 

  136. Bobbee_t says:

    I knew I was more prone to get the iPhone 4S and this article made me more sure.  Even though the Galaxy S2 has outstanding features too, iPhone is clearly the better choice… for me.

  137. The author hit the nail on the head when he said it’s a matter of TASTE. It really is. People forget that Apple is not the 2nd Wealthiest Company in the World because it has products with the highest specs but rather for innovation, design & simplicity (in that order).  Most point to Siri and a selling point for 4S, and they did make Voice Recognition and Interaction accessible to the General Public (Innovation).  Yes Google Voice search works on S2 but it doesn’t TALK to you. Camera (sheesh!) I could care less,  who the hell really uses a phone to take any worthwhile pics anyway. Wait for the HTC with 16MP Camera introduced at this year’s CES.  iPhone 4/4S Chassis is same and may be Bulky and heavy but feels sturdy, when compared to S2 (Design).  I prefer the thin Galaxy S2 personally.  Last, iOS is can be used by brain-dead people in a Coma (Simplicity).  On Android your phone will crash at some point, not something phones should do. What did SAMSUNG ever invent or Innovate on? At the END it REALLY is matter of TASTE.

    1. Hassan Bc says:

      All valid points sir, however you absolutly reveal that you are biased. Just a tiny bit of research would have showed you that Samsung actually produce the very processors that apple use in their devices, from iPhone4/s to iPad 2s. So dont come here using the argument about what Samsung has ever invented, when samsung is clearly ahead techwise. Im actually shocked by how many people just blindly buy the “Apple is the most innovative and best phone in world” reviews and salespitches. Yes I agree they have a very, very neat and simple OS, but that is what it is, Simple. B&O and Apple are actually quite similar, B&O buy or loan, patents and hardware from Philips and improve and develop on them to create high quality audio and hi-fi products. Now apple does the same with samsung except they do nothing but stamp apple on it and plainly insert it into their products and then hailing it as their own and then of course filing lawsuits againt the other companies for patent infringment. Now you tell me what apple has ever truely created from the bottom up? Granted they have created a brilliant design and a OS a turtle could use, but thats only appealing in my mind if you just want a simple, overpriced and locked(meaning you cant really personalize it beyond what apple decides you are allowed) phone, then sure go with the iPhone, just remember that apple generelly have high repair fees on all their products and a customer support thats mediocre at best, been there done that. as you rightly pointed out, its a matter of taste, but try to investigate a bit deeper and you will realize how ridiculous the market is currently.

    2. Hassan Bc says:

      All valid points sir, however you absolutly reveal that you are biased. Just a tiny bit of research would have showed you that Samsung actually produce the very processors that apple use in their devices, from iPhone4/s to iPad 2s. So dont come here using the argument about what Samsung has ever invented, when samsung is clearly ahead techwise. Im actually shocked by how many people just blindly buy the “Apple is the most innovative and best phone in world” reviews and salespitches. Yes I agree they have a very, very neat and simple OS, but that is what it is, Simple. B&O and Apple are actually quite similar, B&O buy or loan, patents and hardware from Philips and improve and develop on them to create high quality audio and hi-fi products. Now apple does the same with samsung except they do nothing but stamp apple on it and plainly insert it into their products and then hailing it as their own and then of course filing lawsuits againt the other companies for patent infringment. Now you tell me what apple has ever truely created from the bottom up? Granted they have created a brilliant design and a OS a turtle could use, but thats only appealing in my mind if you just want a simple, overpriced and locked(meaning you cant really personalize it beyond what apple decides you are allowed) phone, then sure go with the iPhone, just remember that apple generelly have high repair fees on all their products and a customer support thats mediocre at best, been there done that. as you rightly pointed out, its a matter of taste, but try to investigate a bit deeper and you will realize how ridiculous the market is currently.

    3. Curistofa says:

      Wow, are you insane? Have you used, let alone owned an s2? I’m not saying that s2 is necessarily better, but good god you seem to know nothing about it for someone with such outspoken views. First of all, S2 had voice recognition FIRST, and no, I am not talking about the regular android one. As both you and the reviewer neglected to mention, samsung made a very siri-like voice recognition tool BEFORE apple that works just as well. And you cant care less about camera? So suddenly it IS about taste, when it suits you? And android is hardly HARD to use. Sure there’s a learning curve, but once you get used to it (which does not take long) it becomes second nature. And I’ve personally never had my android crash, so im not sure what your talking about. 
      Not trying to say that S2 is better then iPhone, personally I’m undecided. Simply trying to correct a horribly misguided comment for regular readers who dont want to be misinformed by idiots.

  138. smart1 says:

    iphone is ok if you want a simple smart phone at first i thought that the iphone 4s was the best phone but like alot of people got suckered in thinking it was the best like i did now im stuck in this 2 year contract
    the way i found out iphone is not the best i told my friend i want to test how good my
    iphone 4s is. my friend has the evo 4g and that phone is old and it beat my iphone in artifitiale itel was the same so siri is not that good and the evo was faster than my iphone on playing videos on the internet and browser speed so if you want the best get a 4g android but for now im stuck with this iphone 4s

  139. shiro says:

    I think choosing the iphone as the winner just because the S2 has been the best for “too long” isn’t really fair.  Aside from the screen, the S2 has the 4S beat on most levels.  Sure iphone has Siri, but that’s just software which could be replicated on android.

    1. Guest says:

      Android already has the technology for voice command that works pretty good and understands almost a lot of different eccents. SIRI is just a copied version from Android, just that they added more features which are fun but useless and can only understand american eccent.

  140. Tjustin47 says:

    Iphone4s is a phone for is not what it cracks up to be. Battery life is good and the screen resolution is also good. But the gs2 smokes the 4s in speed, call clarity is louder, doesn’t shatter like apples screen does when you drop it and the android market is clearly more better. And siri is nice but now all ios5 devices are receiving it march 1st. Music download apps on Android alone make android a better choice in my opinion. I like customization which also makes the phone not boring after a week.

  141. Tjustin47 says:

    Iphone4s is a phone for is not what it cracks up to be. Battery life is good and the screen resolution is also good. But the gs2 smokes the 4s in speed, call clarity is louder, doesn’t shatter like apples screen does when you drop it and the android market is clearly more better. And siri is nice but now all ios5 devices are receiving it march 1st. Music download apps on Android alone make android a better choice in my opinion. I like customization which also makes the phone not boring after a week.

  142. SURAJ says:


  143. Simonmorrall says:

    I’ve owned both iphone 4 and 4s, and think 4s is no better. i bought gs 2 in white and love it. i like the big screen and its gorgeous. the camera is amazing 2. I’ve compared gs2 2 4s and prefer gs 2
    sorry apple. yours days on top are numbered. galaxy s 2 and gs 3 have stolen the crown. In a year or 2 android will always be no 1, Microsoft 2nd, apple 3rd.
    apple is 2 expensive.

    1. Cpa1410 says:

      I used an apple iphone for the first time recently, im currently useing a htc droid, OMG i cant believe thie iphone is so old fashioned it dosent do anything my htc can do. Its just you have to go into and find a programme constantly and  where are the widgets i thought all phones had widgets that let you see whats going on in youtube, widgets for news i can see straight away whats happening on the net. my htc just did a free update in google and now i have a voice guidance navigator, my friend who has an iphone says apples app cost $100 for the app. Madness get out more you guys

  144. Mailbot says:

    I honestly think in it’s current stages, IPhones operation system beats Androids. It’s simpler, more polished and has a massive app base. Agreed, Android provides more possibility but right now it’s really no comparison.
    I honestly think that in some time and effort, Android will beat IPhones, but it hasn’t done that yet.

    1. Josh says:

      Yah people don’t realise that KISS principle these days. Look at there computers for instance they look like something out of the terminator movie and they think they are powerful because of it. Even their customised OS with robotic voices going off left right and center. I would personally hate that and I think it is more of a 12-15 year old phase thing.

      I like things that do what they are meant to do and look clean. iOS beats Android in that regard. I would still use Android if the device ran faster than the current iPhone device though.

      1. I understand KISS however “simple” is relative. I prefer “choice” because for me programming IS simple. Simple is whatever simple is for your market. In terms of just picking up the stock phone and using it. The android is still pretty straightforward. Out of the box the phone has all you apps in home screens as with the iphone. It is only as complicated as you want it to be, Want more widgets? add them, dont want them? remove them. simple as that. If you want it to act like an iphone where there are only apps and folders in the screen? do it. It is your choice.

  145. Col109 says:

    ive got galaxy s2 i think its alot better than iphone u can do more things with the camera yeah the screen is bigger which means its better for games and movies and the phone is cheaper iphone is old skool and a waste of money . every1 is more interested in havin a iphone coz of its name alot of people dont care what it can do . i give the galaxy a 10/10 best phone on the market

      1. The iphone (app store) actually has more apps and more free apps (in terms of volume) most are clones but some very popular games and apps on the iphone market are free on the android market.

        The s2 however does have some free premium games from the samsung apps market

  146. Danpaveley says:

    I love these kind of comparisons. The results are essentially pointless, but it’s fun anyway.

    When Apple brought out the original iPhone it was literally years ahead
    of anything else on the market. The entire concept was industry
    changing. But that was years ago, and since then they’ve essentially
    just re-released the same phone four times with minor upgrades each
    time. The only real innovation has been the gravity and style with which
    they’ve announced the new models. Sadly – and possibly as a result of
    the company focusing more on marketing than product innovation – the iOS
    platform has gone stale while Android has boomed by meeting the needs
    of customers in a way Apple has not.

    Personally, I owned an iPhone 3GS for two years and it was – and I don’t
    care how silly this sounds – a life-changing purchase! An intuitive
    smart phone is something that can accompany virtually every action of
    your day. They just make life so much easier. About a month ago,
    however, my contract expired and I had to make a decision: pay hundreds
    of pounds to upgrade to the new iPhone (thanks Apple, great brand
    loyalty scheme) or try something else. When the guy in the shop asked me
    if I wanted to try out something non-Apple I scoffed and laughed at
    him. He asked me if I’d actually TRIED any of the top Android devices
    and I said “No, why would I when I know they won’t be as good”. Does
    this sound at all ignorant or stupid to anyone? It should. Because it

    After a month of owning a Samsung Galaxy S2 I swapped with my friend’s
    iPhone 4S for a week and it was an absolute joke compared. It’s tiny yet
    heavy, it’s absolutely un-customisable, the screen is tiny and pale,
    the apps are expensive, loads of apps don’t go into landscape mode, the
    GPS is less accurate, the web browser is clunky and unattractive, I
    can’t tether, I can’t see which specific tasks are eating my battery, I
    can’t get to the useful things (Wifi, GPS etc) on the dropdown menu, the
    OS animations are boring and unchangeable, I only have one app tray,
    and did I mention that I can’t change a damn thing on it? It bears
    repeating because until you own a phone you can customise, you simply
    don’t realise how big a deal it is.

    The annoying thing about this was that when we swapped back my friend simply said “Yeah but mine’s better. Do you know why? Because of that Apple logo on the back.”

    I guess that says it all. Marketing means more to a customer than everything else put together.

    As a side note I should say that there are a few things the iPhone has
    that the GS2 doesn’t: the copy/paste functionality of the iPhone is more
    intuitive and requires one less tap; highlighting a word or sentence is
    a click quicker too; the iPhone charges in about 90 minutes compared to
    about 4 or 5 hours for the SG2, and the big one: the 3G signal around town is a much better.

    Anyway, we’re all entitled to an opinion and this is mine. It’s based on the experience of actually having owned both phones and I think that’s important, but yours is equally valid.

    1. Prabirc says:

      Been reading all the comments on the iPhone 4s and the Samsung galaxy 2 phone. It’s kind of weird that the whole basis of the discussion is about a slightly faster browser or a slightly lighter weight or even about being able to tinker with a phone. Granted that some people like to tinker with their devices, but how many, not a whole lot. Minority in fact. The best thing is not to take into account whose is the faster processor or who has more ram or who has blah blah ! Go to a store and test the phones and buy the one which you feel comfortable using. That’s the key to this ing, not specs and other blah! What feels good in your hand is what you should buy period. But as I said its interesting to read the reviews.

      1. I agree that you should but what you like but just going to a store and getting what you want but specs and usability does matter. These reviews plus comments give good insight to people who have no knowledge of the phones. It gives you a chance to “know the phone” before making a purchase.

        Most smartphones are not cheap. If you are talking about s2 and 4s you are talking a few hundred dollars or a lock-in period. An investment of that amount should warrant a bit of research. Otherwise you may feel comfortable with a phone initially only to get frustrated down the line for not getting something better. You are not buying shoes that if they fit and are comfo