Samsung’s production line of Galaxy smartphones has created another corker with the Galaxy S II. This terrific range of Android-driven smartphones from the Korean mobile phone giants have been a raging success on these shores, and along with Apple and Sony’s Xperia range, they have become the first port of call for gadget-lovers.
The first thing that strikes you when you pick up the S II is just how incredibly thin and light it is; seriously skinny would be how you describe this new Galaxy. Although despite its bantam-weight frame it avoids the tacky, brittle feel when being handled.
The Galaxy S II's display is gorgeous-one of the best ever seen. It uses Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus display technology, which we first saw at CES. According to Samsung, Super AMOLED Plus displays have 50 percent more subpixels than the first-generation Super AMOLED displays and perform even better that their predecessors in bright light. With a 4.3-inch display, the newest Galaxy's screen is 0.3 inch longer diagonally than the screens on the older-gen phones.
This Galaxy S II is powered by the new breed of dual-core processor, and this basically doubles the power in just about every aspect of the phone's performance. Scrolling was as slippery and slick as an otter in a wetsuit with both apps and Web pages, video play back is ultra-smooth, and the phone's menus are a breeze.
If you're in the market for a new phone in the coming months, you're going to go through a pretty gruelling decision making process. An awful lot of awfully good tech has landed in the last few months and no doubt there is much more to follow. The HTC Thunderbolt, the T-Mobile G2X, the Motorola Atrix 4G, and the upcoming HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D. But when it comes to performance and display quality, the Galaxy S II is pretty much unbeatable.
When looking into an upgrade, you should always consider selling old phones to an online mobile recycling company. If you are going to opt for the Galaxy S II, it certainly won’t come cheap. By trading in a mobile you no longer need, you can bring down the initial cost of your new handset. It makes perfect sense. You will also be doing your small bit to protect the planet, as the recycled handset will be saved from a life in landfill.