Samsung Galaxy S II vs Apple iPhone 4: Smartphone showdown
- — 21 February, 2011 13:30
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?
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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|
|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|
|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|