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    Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4. What do I pick?

    My phone contract is up for renewal, iPhone 4 will be £35 a month now the new 4s is available and the S2 will be £25 a month for the contract I want. I get the same % discount on both contracts for loyalty and for working for the government. What do I pick? Are you really paying just for the name with the iphone?

    SAMSUNG
    *8MP Camera with Flash, 2MP Camera on Front
    *1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
    *1GB Ram
    *16GB Drive
    *4.3" WVGA SUPER AMOLED Plus
    *MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
    Recording & Playback 1080@30fps
    * Android Platform 2.3

    IPHONE
    *5MP Camera with Flash
    *1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX535GPU, Apple A4 chipset
    *512MB Ram
    *16GB Drive
    *Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
    *3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

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    iPhone 4S is a closer comparison.

    Out of the iPhone4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 I would get the S2...out of the 4S and S2, I would flip a coin.

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    My wife has the S2 and it's a brilliant phone. For me it wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    iPhone 4S is a closer comparison.

    Out of the iPhone4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 I would get the S2...out of the 4S and S2, I would flip a coin.
    I wouldn't be touching the 4S because how how expensive they cost.

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    In that case....S2 would win each time, great thing is, you can stick CyanogenMod on it and get a much better OS

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    What about the size of the S2 though? Quite bulky maybe? I think the S2 seems to be the best spec'ed Android phone on the market at the moment.

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    The s2 is no bulkier than an iphone4 tbh. thinner, but perhaps slightly larger face, but no bulkier. its also much lighter.
    camera and camcorder on the s2 is absolutely fantastic, apps are becoming more and more widespread, plus you have places like xda developers for things like other mods for the s2 (so you can remove touchwiz if it really annoys you).

    really it depends what you want to use it for. both will do a job

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    I've got the S2... awesome phone.

    The screen is really good, it does feel a bit big at first but the phone is so light and thin it's ok.

    I would deffo recommend the S2!

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    If I was buying today - then it would be an S2.

    Si

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    Iphone is a fashion statement I think, I used to have a 3GS and loved it, but found it quite restricted. As a standard user I recommend them, but as I like to play around with the OS and mess about with things on a phone, the android device can handle this a lot better I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    Iphone is a fashion statement I think, I used to have a 3GS and loved it, but found it quite restricted. As a standard user I recommend them, but as I like to play around with the OS and mess about with things on a phone, the android device can handle this a lot better I think.
    if that is one of your main requirements, to mess about with the OS, there isn't really any discussion. android will trump ios on that anyday.

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    S2 - other pluses: no mandatory iTunes, extra memory (removable) and the ability to use a spare battery.

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    S2 here - fantastic bit of kit, and really light. It's large, yes, but I appreciate the larger screen (which is excellent by that way).

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    S2 owner here. They're excellent. The iPhone is nice and very functional, but the extra screen size is enough to get the S2 alone. Not to mention it's pretty much twice as "powerful" in every department. Oh, and CHEAP!

    I paid £100 up front, for a 12 month contract at £46 a month, but with my discount, it's £29 a month. No brainer. I get a new phone every 9 months.

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    "discount on both contracts for loyalty and for working for the government"

    am i missing something here?



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