The Samsung Galaxy SII has been touted by tech experts as the best android smartphone to hit gadget stores this year. Since it's release early this year, this amazing gadget has sold like hotcakes, selling over 3 million units in 55 days and over 6 million in 85 days. The device has got to be the hottest gadget on every smartphone user's wish list.
More than just an update
The Samsung Galaxy SII is more than just an update to the Samsung Galaxy S, or otherwise known as the Samsung i-9000 as experts agree it is light-years away from its predecessor. With an ultra-thin profile of 8.49mm, the Galaxy SII is considered as one of the slimmest dual-core smartphones ever. Despite its ultra-thin form, this device is packed with tons of surprising features that are more than at par with the Apple iPhone 4, set at a more affordable price. Just what exactly are these features that made them extremely popular?
The sharpest display features
Brace yourself as the Samsung galaxy SII offers nothing but the best viewing experience with its 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen that allows you to view the display in excellent clarity. Try out the new viewing experience when reading e-books, surfing the internet, and streaming online videos with its 4.3 inch wide screen with a very clear resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. With the Super AMOLED Plus display, you'll be able to see more vivid, vibrant colors with sharper contrast while consuming minimal battery power. Take gaming to a whole new level with the Galaxy SII's high-definition display.
The latest multimedia features
The Galaxy SII is equipped with an 8-Megapixel camera with autofocus, face and smile detection, as well as image stabilization features that allow you to take high resolution and high quality photos. The camera's built-in LED flash lets you take clear photos even in areas with low light. Capture life's treasured moments With the camera's full HD recording capacity, allowing you to record high definition videos at 1080p resolution shot at 30 frames per second. Aside from the 8 MP Camera, this multimedia powerhouse also has a a 2-Megapixel, front-facing camera that's useful for video-calling, taking self-shots as well as general video recording.
The fastest connectivity
If there's one particular feature that has users raving about this phone, it is the device's super fast connectivity. Imagine a smartphone that supports HSPA+ speeds up to 21 MBps - downloads are completed in mere seconds and web pages load at the blink of an eye. The device can also connect to Wi-Fi through its Wi-Fi direct feature that allows connectivity to Wi-Fi hotspots sans a wireless access point. The Galaxy SII also carries with it a new connection technology, the Mobile High- definition Link or MHL that allows your device to connect through another multimedia device, such as an HD television, and play uncompressed multimedia files while being charged. A Micro USB port can be found at the bottom of the device, allowing it to work as a host device through its USB On-the-Go (OTG) feature.
Superb computing ability
The Galaxy SII is powered by 1.2 GHz dual core processor for exceptional mobile performance, ultra-quick responsiveness, smoother user interface, high performance features and high-speed gaming experience. The phone employs the latest version of Touchwiz, TouchWiz 4.0 for more refined user interface and hardware acceleration, making the device perform faster.
Useful software apps
The Samsung Galaxy SII is bundled with useful applications called Hubs created for your enjoyment. There are essentially four Hubs offered by the Galaxy SII. The Social Hub enables you to connect to popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Readers Hub gives you access to online reads - e-books, magazines and online newspapers. The Music Hub is your choice for purchasing and downloading music to your device as the GameHub is your access to games online.
The Samsung Galaxy SII has more than just updated the Samsung Galaxy S. With power-packed features and the latest technology packed in one portable, ultra-thin and lightweight device all at a very reasonable price, the Galaxy SII has certainly raised the bar for today's smartphones. It has given the iPhone 4 a run for its money so much so that users swear the iPhone 4 is not the perfect update to the iPhone 3 - the Samsung Galaxy SII is.