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Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy S II. When your displays, chips and memory are found in the flagship devices of OEMs around the world, you have to expect consumers will demand more from the hardware that bears your brand. The Galaxy S II (aka Galaxy S 2 or GSII) has even more to live up to: the original Galaxy S spawned several carrier variants that helped it become the best-selling Android smartphone in the US last year, and positioned Samsung as one of the key names to beat in the segment. So, with dual-core – and freshly overclocked – processor at the ready and a huge, Super AMOLED Plus display providing some eye-catching glitz, the Galaxy S II wades into the crowded smartphone market. New Android king or pretender to the throne? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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battery life in this review indicates up to 2 days with medium usage on a full charge on its 1650mah battery which is a gigantic improvement IMO over the original SGS
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Looking like a pretty solid device, just in time for my upgrade.
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This could really fly on custom firmware. I imagine it to hit at least 3500 in Quadrant Standard when fitted with an AOSP ROM or something. Good job, Sammy. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet;13291732 
This could really fly on custom firmware. I imagine it to hit at least 3500 in Quadrant Standard when fitted with an AOSP ROM or something. Good job, Sammy. biggrin.gif

Like that really matter. I am getting 2800 with Atrix and its only 1Ghz. All i wanted the speed is for Web Flash and HD games and I got it all. Now Samsung is just trying to make it a bit faster and other brands.
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That is one nice phone! They took a lot of its look from the iPhone 4, but that isn't a bad thing.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;13291783 
Like that really matter. I am getting 2800 with Atrix and its only 1Ghz. All i wanted the speed is for Web Flash and HD games and I got it all. Now Samsung is just trying to make it a bit faster and other brands.

Yep. The Atrix is already great for almost every function out there (my dad has one, so I know) including streaming Flash content and 3D gaming. But hell, Samsung's improvement on the processor indicates that we can go further in terms of performance on our mobiles. Tegra 3 has yet to show up though, might be an interesting fight. biggrin.gif
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Damn this phone won me over I need it lol will prob get it without a contract smile.gif
    
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;13291783 
Like that really matter. I am getting 2800 with Atrix and its only 1Ghz. All i wanted the speed is for Web Flash and HD games and I got it all. Now Samsung is just trying to make it a bit faster and other brands.

Just wait until they make a good custom rom for the Atrix to really harness the power of Tegra 2, and ditch Motoblur.
    
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Okay, maybe it is just me, but even though this phone is nice and all. I would still like a phone to be able to fit in my pocket without looking like I have a massive tumor or plainly just fit.

Again maybe some people have really big pockets, or like to have thier phone on holsters. Idk

Also, when did it become cool to hold a tablet up to your head to talk to someone?
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol;13292110 
Okay, maybe it is just me, but even though this phone is nice and all. I would still like a phone to be able to fit in my pocket without looking like I have a massive tumor or plainly just fit.

Again maybe some people have really big pockets, or like to have thier phone on holsters. Idk

Also, when did it become cool to hold a tablet up to your head to talk to someone?

I have used iPhone 3GS 3.5", Galaxys S 4", HD7 4.3", Atrix 4". The sweet spot is 4" and with the body of the Atrix its looks like a 3.5" phone. Yes 4.3" is big and with the same resolution is not as sharp.
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