Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile Advantages And Disadvantages

The T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S II is has taken a sharp departure from its siblings. Compared to the original Samsung Galaxy I9100, the droid has grown in size considerably. Its face has changed as well, putting it in line with the U.S. lineup of Samsung smartphones.

The device took the Android community by storm with a combination of slim looks, powerful hardware, and mind-blowing performance. The AT&T version of the powerful droid kept the winning formula almost intact and will surely contribute significantly to the 10 million units of Galaxy S II that have been sold already. The T-Mobile version brings some different features to the mix, which differentiates it a lot from its siblings.

Samsung has replaced the monstrously fast Exynos chipset with a new one, made by Qualcomm. The Snapdragon S3 chipset has two cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. The GPU is Adreno 220. The changes in the chipset allow the Galaxy S II for T-Mobile to reach network speeds of up to 42Mbps. Not too shabby then, we think.

Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile Advantages And Disadvantages

The gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus screen has also grown to the massive 4.52” in size, promising even more candy than the rest of the Galaxy S II lineup.

So, has the Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile stuck to its pedigree of droid powerhouses, or has its new chipset softened it up? Read on to find out. As always, we’ll kick it off with the key features.

However, as what we say, even the high end Smart Phones has some disadvantages, and here are some of the Main disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile.

  • No dedicated camera key
  • Slim body has poor grip when taking pictures
  • No FM radio

The bigger screen is a welcome addition to the feature set, along with the freshened up design. The rest of the droid comes straight from the I9100.

The Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile is a US-only phone, so it will probably never get to the shores of the Old Continent. Still, we think we've captured the essence of the phone in the same precise, informative and detailed way that's become our trademark.

The Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile

Owners of the original Galaxy S II are going to be busy down-rating this phone now.  Faster download speed (up to 42mbps), bigger screen, better benchmark = better Galaxy S II.

Tip: The original Galaxy S & S II can also unlock by swyping in any direction even if the arrows only point sideways.

Some Of The Key Features Of Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
  • 4.52" 16M-color Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution
  • Android OS v2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4 launcher
  • 1.5 GHz Scorpion dual-core CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset, 1GB of RAM
  • 8 MP wide-angle lens autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Hot swappable SIM and microSD cards
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD slot
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Charging MHL microUSB port and TV-out (1080p) support
  • Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • Great audio quality
  • Slim waistline at only 9.4mm and low weight (135g)
  • 2MP secondary video-call camera
  • Full Flash support and GPU-acceleration for the web browser permit 1080p flash video playback
  • Functional NFC support out of the box
  • Document editor
  • File manager comes preinstalled
  • Incredibly rich video format playback support
  • This phone has high speed 1.5 Ghz but the truth should reveal. Samsung Galaxy SII is way better than this phone because the processor brand is ARM Cortex-A9. So it doesn't matter if 1.5 GHz Scorpion it matters the processor should be ARM Cortex-A9 1.2 with Exynos chipest.

    AT&T and T-Mobile who insisted on having their own specific versions with different hardware, carrier logos and carrier apps (and then the carrier testing to make sure all the changes they demanded work correctly on their networks). thus the reason this is taking so long for the states!

    This is really a monster phone. I was a bit wary that the T-Mobile version might not get the powerful Exynos chipset. But it has made it. And the 1800mah battery should be powerful enough to provide all the juice to the Dual core A9 and demanding Mali-400 GPU.

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