The successor to one of the most popular Samsung Android phone to date is emerging soon. The Galaxy S II comes with an attractive 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. At 8.49mm, it is thinner, lighter, and faster than the Galaxy S, comes with Android 2.3.3, the latest iteration of Gingerbread.
Unlike the Xperia Arc, the 8.49mm thickness is laid flat throughout the phone and not just a certain part of the hardware, though at the bottom of the S II lies a bump which houses the loudspeaker.
I personally prefer holding the Xperia Arc more than the S II as the curve on the former feels better within my grip.
The 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen is protected by a sheet of glass, which stretches to the edge of the phone. The batch of sensors, front-facing camera and two capacitive Android keys at the bottom are all underneath this glass. The screen resolution is 800 x 480 and colors are super vibrant.. and when we say super.. its really popping. Viewing angle is great.
Is the screen better than iPhone 4’s Retina Display? It really depends on individual but since it’s bigger, higher contrast and more vibrant, most end users will eventually pick the S II.
The textured back cover feels good to the touch. The phone does not slip easily. Since Samsung was trying to make the S II as thin as possible, the backplate is so thin you can actually bend it like a plastic ruler.
The 8megapixel camera seems to perform better than the Xperia Arc’s 8mpx camera. Sharper images, less ghosting and snappier. I like how we can customize the placement of the camera settings buttons.
Here’s the Galaxy S II side by side with the iPhone 4.. so you know how big it is.
It’s as thin too!
Check out the video below for a more detailed look throughout the phone.