Samsung Galaxy S II vs Apple iPhone 4: Smartphone showdown

Which is the better phone? Samsung's Galaxy S II or Apple's iPhone 4?

Can Samsung's Galaxy S II Android phone challenge Apple's iPhone 4?

Can Samsung's Galaxy S II Android phone challenge Apple's iPhone 4?

The Samsung Galaxy S, along with the HTC Desire, is one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market in Australia. Samsung has just lifted the lid on its hotly anticipated next-generation Galaxy S, aptly titled the Galaxy S II. Does it have what it takes to compete with the Apple iPhone 4?

Read our original Samsung Galaxy S review, and our Apple iPhone 4 review.

Check out our detailed preview of the Samsung Galaxy S II and see our roundup of the best upcoming smartphones in 2011.

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Boasting a 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 800x480, an 8-megapixel rear camera that doubles as a 1080p HD video recorder, a 2-megapixel front camera for video calls, and an integrated Near Field Communications (NFC) chip, the Samsung Galaxy S II definitely holds some advantages over the iPhone 4.

With this in mind, how does the Samsung Galaxy S II stack up against the iPhone 4 when it comes to specifications?

Samsung Galaxy S II vs. iPhone 4: Specifications

Feature Apple iPhone 4 Samsung Galaxy S II Verdict?
Operating system (OS) Apple iOS Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Draw
Display size 3.5in 4.3in Galaxy S II
Display technology Capacitive retina IPS Capacitive Super AMOLED Plus Unknown
Display resolution 640x960 pixels 480x800 pixels iPhone 4
Multitouch Yes Yes Draw
Camera 5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging 8 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, image stabilisation, face and smile detection Galaxy S II
FM radio No Yes Galaxy S II
GPS Yes Yes Draw
Internal memory 16GB or 32GB 16GB or 32GB Draw
Expandable memory No microSD card slot Galaxy S II
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm Galaxy S II
Weight 137g 116g Galaxy S II
Application store Apple App Store Google Android Market iPhone 4
Processor Apple A4 ARM Cortex A9 dual-core (1.2GHz) Galaxy S II
3G networks HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 HSDPA 900/1900/2100 iPhone 4
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n Galaxy S II
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP Galaxy S II
NFC (Near Field Communication) No Yes Galaxy S II
HDMI-out No Yes (via MHL) Galaxy S II
Quoted talk time Up to 7 hours Unknown Unknown
Quoted standby time Up to 300 hours Unknown Unknown
Adobe Flash support No Yes Galaxy S II

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