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My sister is going to buy herself a new smartphone but she can't decide between the two.She asked me for an advice but i honestly don't know much about phones so i can't take the chance of advicing her wrong.There aren't many differences,this are the ones i noticed:
S2 uses:
chipset: Exynos 4210
GPU: ARM Mali-400
16GB internal storage
comes with 2.3.6 Android,upgradable to 4.1.2
S2+ uses:
chipset: Broadcom BC28155
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
8GB internel storage
comes with 4.1.2
I've seen a couple of videos,in one of which they ran Antitu bechmark which gave a really low score for the GPU on the S2+
The S2 got 5k GPU,S2+ - 3k.The CPU had the same score.I guess i should advice her to go for the S2 standard?
Thx in advance!
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Is there any reason that she wouldn't like to go with the S4 or the S3?
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Actually the S2 gets about 4k GPU in the Antutu(i didnt run into a game i cant play due to 480x800 resolution) ,and the S2 is also older then Plus which means more roms ,more methods to root ,more bug fixes ,you also have to consider S3 mini as a option
So IMO go for S2 because performance wise ,they are almost identical
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Is there any reason that she wouldn't like to go with the S4 or the S3?
Yes,budget
S4 = dunno
S3 = 1200 bulgarian levs
S2 = 600 bulgarian levs
S3 mini = 900 bulgarian levs
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Then S3 mini is no longer a option ,the price is way too high
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I have an S2 and it has been marvelous on ICS. Love it. Great option. It still performs really well overall. I love the size as well. The newer phones are just too large for my taste.
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I have an S2 and it has been marvelous on ICS. Love it. Great option. It still performs really well overall. I love the size as well. The newer phones are just too large for my taste.
Will there be soon an update to 4.1.2 jelly bean?My sister bought the phone like 10mins ago.
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post #8 of 14
Congrata your sister for that awesome phone ,there is already a official leaked version of 4.1 for S2 (being official you dont need a rooted phone)
http://www.ibtimes.com/how-install-android-412-jelly-bean-xwlsj-official-firmware-samsung-galaxy-s2-gt-i9100-tutorial
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Jelly bean has already been released on the S2 officially here in the UK
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Live feed of the official release for 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2.It's not yet available for Bulgaria VTT,in the UK it's available only for the Vodafone users.
On the other hand,i just want to say i'm really impressed with the performance of the phone.I played a bit of Real Racing 3 without any lag whatsoever.It was smooth as butter.Small dips when with 22players on the map but they're barely noticeble.My sister went to our capital because she has an interview and when she gets back,i'll mess around with the phone a bit more.I fell so sad now with my Xperia neo,which restarts whenever i start playing Real Racing 3(facepalm).
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