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11th October 2011, 09:19 AM #1
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?
*8MP Camera with Flash, 2MP Camera on Front
*1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
*4.3" WVGA SUPER AMOLED Plus
*MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
Recording & Playback 1080@30fps
* Android Platform 2.3
*5MP Camera with Flash
*1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX535GPU, Apple A4 chipset
*Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
*3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
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11th October 2011, 09:26 AM #2
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.
11th October 2011, 09:28 AM #3
My wife has the S2 and it's a brilliant phone. For me it wins.
11th October 2011, 09:28 AM #4
I wouldn't be touching the 4S because how how expensive they cost.
Originally Posted by nephilim
11th October 2011, 09:29 AM #5
In that case....S2 would win each time, great thing is, you can stick CyanogenMod on it and get a much better OS
11th October 2011, 09:32 AM #6
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.
11th October 2011, 09:44 AM #7
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
11th October 2011, 09:45 AM #8
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!
11th October 2011, 09:54 AM #9
If I was buying today - then it would be an S2.
11th October 2011, 09:56 AM #10
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.
11th October 2011, 09:58 AM #11
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.
Originally Posted by oalcock
11th October 2011, 10:02 AM #12
S2 - other pluses: no mandatory iTunes, extra memory (removable) and the ability to use a spare battery.
11th October 2011, 10:24 AM #13
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).
11th October 2011, 10:30 AM #14
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.
11th October 2011, 10:33 AM #15
"discount on both contracts for loyalty and for working for the government"
am i missing something here?
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