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Galaxy S II Release – Samsung Puts Up A Real Competition For iPhone 5

Samsung has done it again. The constantly underrated, ignored, and deprived of the limelight company (which deserves more than it gets) has shown us the wonders they can do. With the launching of Samsung Galaxy S II, everyone has been completely blown away by the power Samsung packed in such a small device. This kind of a powerful hand held device had previously been seen only in iPhone 4.

iPhone, which has become Apple’s best selling product to-date, awed everyone when it was first released. The processor power of 1 GHz was, at that time, beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Several other truly unique features were enough of an excuse for Apple to get away with overpricing. But then came along Samsung with its too-good-to-be true Galaxy S II, at a price which made many of us go hallelujah. Here is why I think Samsung can put up a real competition for iPhone 5.

Duel-Core Processor

Samsung, which has been the humble manufacturer of (all Apple phones including ‘the’) iPhone 4’s much raved about processor, revved things up a good degree when it came to Galaxy S II. The mega dual core 1.2 GHz processor has stripped iPhone 4 of its status as the fastest and the most powerful phone. Not just that, it has also rung alarming bells for iPhone 5 for which, Apple’s plans, as of yet, involve nothing more than improving the processor and installing a better camera (to be honest, 5 mega pixel cam for a iPhone 4 that costs £510 is WEAK).

Memory

Galaxy S II comes with a solid 1 GB dedicated RAM, which is twice as much as that offered by iPhone 4. Even in iPhone 5, Apple is not expected to exceed that number (of 1 GHz). Since all iPhones are already so overpriced, increasing RAM any more than that would raise the price further. As far as the storage memory goes, S II too offers 32 GB flash memory. iPhone 5 is not expected to expand its flash storage from 32 GB.

Display

One of speculations regarding iPhone 5 is that Apple plans to widen its display screen. Its predecessor has a 3.5 inch display and weighs about 137 grams whereas the Galaxy S II has an impressively stretched screen of 4.5 inches and is ultra light at only 117 grams.

Camera

iPhone 4 was perhaps the first phone to come forth with a dual cam. The lens in front is a pathetic excuse for a camera, with only 0.3 MP VGA but the 5 MP rear camera is capable of producing quality results. In Galaxy S II however, the camera in front is better than most other phones have in rear and can be used for video recording and chatting as well. iPhone 5 is expected to have an 8 MP rear cam, just like that of Galaxy S II.

The fact that Galaxy S II appears to be much better than iPhone 4 and costs way less, makes it a much better device in my book since it is an Android! We will have to wait and see what Apple has in store for iPhone 5.

Written By

Susan is a wholesale business and B2B marketing expert. She writes frequently on the topics related to Drop Shipping,distributors, wholesalers and trade suppliers.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Marry

    September 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve read for this article, but unfortunatelly I didn’t find the same product on amazon, do you know where can I get more information about this product and buy it online..
    Thanks for share

    • Mike

      December 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      If you search “Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II” on Amazon, you’ll find it. Its Amazon price is $540.32.

  2. Nawaz

    September 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    These all features are very attractive but these mobiles are not for an ordinary user of mobile.

  3. Sandra

    September 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Nice read! I like your writing style but in the end it became a bit confusing.
    Also the Iphone 4 was not the first phone with a front and rear camera.
    And the Iphone 4 already got surpassed by the galaxy S. Apple has seen it’s last days as superior smartphone manufacturer. Still the Iphones stay fast much longer than phones running android. I hope this gets fixed.

    I don’t expect Apple (with the Iphone) to get put in there rightful place (under Samsung and HTC). Because of the status that the Iphone and Apple in general has.
    The same goes for Google. Google is not the best search engine anymore but people won’t switch that easily.

  4. briant

    September 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Nice post! Yup.. I am now becoming a fan of samsung myself!.. Go samsung! 😀

  5. Jon

    September 8, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Loving the specs on that phone.

    I have been keeping my eyes open for a new phone to replace the now (IMO) cliche and novelty iPhone.

    Seriously…I liked it when stupid people didn’t have an iPhone. The iPhone used to be an elitist and tech savvy item only. Now every moron who can’t even configure their own LAN IP has one.

  6. AVereen

    September 13, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Great gadget from Samsung. Loved its super AMOLED plus display, 1.2 MHz dusl core processor, and TouchWIz 4 UI

  7. joe

    September 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I think I’ll pick samsung over this iphone 5..

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