Has the successor outranked the predecessor? We’ll find out in the following article that carries out a comprehensive comparison on both the heart-throbbing smartphones of the same clan. Take a look…
The iPhones and Blackberries and HTCs and Droids shook in angst as Samsung set afloat its share to hit the world of smartphones with bright light. It put the all new Samsung Galaxy S in motion with pride, and thus, added a new feather to Android’s already esteemed hat. Speaking of today, even after a year of its launch, the position of Galaxy S remains intact, or actually, has strengthened. Whatever be it, the critics shut their mouths as this phenomenal Samsung treatise beat all other smartphones in the market to death, and wore the crown to triumph. And for those who’re clueless about why am I going so overly gaga about the Galaxy S, here’s the reason – the launch of its second installment, the Samsung Galaxy S II, to kick the heath up a notch. I mean, come on! Think about it. An already winner has its successor launched in the tech-market to sway away the world with its heart-throbbing features and killer performance. But then, are successors always better? The fact that it is an enhanced version of Galaxy S alone isn’t enough to convince us tech-suckers. Let’s just say, we don’t have enough money to buy both. Now, how to choose between the predecessor and the successor? Let’s assign our jobs today. You stock up on your wallet, while I enlist the features of both. In the end, I leave the decision to you. What say? Deal?
Samsung Galaxy S
It’s christened as the most-loved media phone of the year. Launched in June, 2010, Galaxy S was the highest specification Android smartphone, offering a large 4-inch touchscreen with Super AMOLED display. Well, thank it ‘coz now, you can see extremely crisp images with superb contrast, that too in bright sunlight! What’s more, it owns a superb 5 megapixel camera, and can record good 720p HD quality video clips. The Galaxy S comes with a 2.1 Android OS, which can be upgraded to Android 2.3.4. It deservingly conquered a position amongst the top 10 gadgets of 2010, as listed by the Time magazine. In a nutshell, here’s enlisting all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S:
- 1GHz Processor
- 4-inch Screen Size with Super AMOLED display
- 5 Megapixel Camera with 720p HD video clip recording
- Talk Time up to 800 minutes (2G) and 390 minutes (3G)
- Android 2.1 OS
- 8/16 GB Memory, Expandable up to 32 GB (MicroSD card)
Samsung Galaxy S II
If bigger is better, nothing justifies the saying better than the second installment of the Galaxy S series by Samsung. The Galaxy S II comes with a huge, but immensely beautiful, 4.3-inch screen, and despite being bigger than its predecessor, it’s slimmer this time. The big deal about S II is that even when tech-veterans didn’t stop praising the Super AMOLED display of Galaxy S, Samsung put forth Galaxy S II with a Super AMOLED Plus display, giving away an even better resolution, contrast, and colors. What’s more, the availability of a Dual Core Processor in this smartphone makes web browsing extremely fast and better. Lastly, from a decent 5 megapixel camera in Galaxy S, Samsung takes a leap ahead by providing users with an awesome 8 megapixel ‘dual’ camera (2MP front), with a resolution of 1080p! However, the price of this smartphone is greater than that of the Galaxy S. Enlisted below are all key features:
- Dual Core Application Processor
- 4.3-Inch with Super AMOLED Plus Display
- 8 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash, 2 Megapixel Front Camera, and 1080p resolution video clip recording
- Android 2.3 OS
- 16 GB/32 GB
Samsung Galaxy S vs. S II: Specs Comparison
|Features||Samsung Galaxy S||Samsung Galaxy S II|
|Processor||S5PC110 1GHz Processor||1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 Processor|
|Dimensions||122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm||125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm|
|Memory||16 GB/8 GB (Expandable up to 32 GB)||16 GB/32 GB|
|Camera||5 MP AF||8 MP back with LED Flash, 2 MP front|
|Operating System||Android 2.1 OS (Upgradable up to 2.3.4)||Android 2.3 OS|
So, Which One to Buy?
The truth is crystal clear. S II is a winner all the way, considering the variety of new features present in it that make it an ideal combination of beautiful looks and impressive brains (well, so the tech-veterans call it). While the absence of flash in Galaxy S was a big disappointment for camera lovers, S II comes with a phenomenal 8 MP camera with LED flash, and a better resolution. More memory for those lovers of multimedia, and of course, a larger screen to experience everything on. While the battery life of both the smartphones is similar, the display of S II is better than Galaxy S any day, thanks to the super AMOLED Plus that brings out the best in S II. However, the only issue here is the price of S II, which is much higher than Galaxy S. The non-carrier bound unlocked version of S II is priced somewhere between $750 – $850, way greater than Galaxy S which comes for a mere $500 (approx. price)! So, if you’re up for some money squander, go, grab the S II in the first place.
The Android market is scorching with Galaxy S II having hit the tech-arena. There’s one thing great about the Galaxy S that it has established a place for itself in the market, and as of today, needs no introduction. Galaxy S II, on the other hand, is new on the block, and requires a while to prove its mettle to tech-lovers. The ultimate solution that I can think of is, if you’re one of those tech-savvies who switch to new phones after every 3 months, switching to the Samsung Galaxy S II would be one of the wisest decisions you could ever take. However, if the money you’re gonna spend on your next phone is a part of your savings, and you want to make sure you don’t end up spending it in the wrong place, stick to Samsung Galaxy S for it’s a safer option in today’s time. Or, if you’ve been reading this review just for fun, and intend to buy a new phone after a few months, wait till the Galaxy S II becomes every tech-sucker’s sweetheart. That’ll be all.