Samsung compares Galaxy S II to iPhone 4S

Apple's introduction on the iPhone 4S on Tuesday was met with some disappointment, even from long time Apple fans. One of its biggest rivals, Samsung, has taken the lead and sent out a comparison chart to members of the media that compared the iPhone 4S features to those of Samsung's Galaxy S II. That Android-based smartphone was released over five months ago overseas and started being sold here in the US in September.

SlashGear posted up the comparison chart and while the iPhone 4S does have a few items on the check list that are actually better than the Galaxy S II, it's clear that the Galaxy S II has a number of feature that top the iPhone 4S. That includes support for true 4G networks such as WiMax (which is supported on the Sprint version), a much larger screen (4.3 and 4.5 inches versus the iPhone 4S's 3.5 inches), a removable battery and the fact that it weighs less. The Samsung Galaxy S II is just 4.3 ounces compared to 4.9 ounces for the iPhone 4S.

There are some things the iPhone 4S has over the Galaxy S II. Its screen resolution is 960 x 640 versus the Galaxy S II's 800 x 480 resolution, even with its larger screen, and the iPhone 4S does offer an option to go up to 64 GB in storage without the need for a SD card, although the price of that phone is much higher at $399.

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Elliott said,
I think the SGS2 still has to prove itself as the iPhone 4 killer before we can start talking about it being an iPhone 4S killer.

I'm still waiting on that iPod killer...

Definitely wouldn't trade my SGS2 for a iPhone 4S even if they were both running Android. I do like Android better than iOS but i love Apple hardware as well, but in this case I still think Samsung has better hardware. The backlight CMOS is nice for a camera but i don't really depend on my phone to be my main cam, that said the Samsung one takes brilliant pictures too!

SG2 has a nice screen but the camera in the iphone 4s kicks the crap out of samsung. I hope the nexus prime has a better camera.

Melfster said,
SG2 has a nice screen but the camera in the iphone 4s kicks the crap out of samsung. I hope the nexus prime has a better camera.

Used it already?

Oh please, Apple were comparing constantly in their keynote. Though interestingly, Apple did not have the SII in any comparisons except the camera speed.

Seems they missed wireless sync for iOS 5 on the chart. I don't know how that happened since it is one of the famous "new features" of iOS 5.

Rudy said,
Yet most people will opt for the iPhone 4S
I know I will. I'm pretty disillusioned with gigantic screens, but the real dealbreaker for me? Android. It really feels like Linux on a phone to me, and that's not good.

roadwarrior said,
Not that it is that huge of a deal, but didn't Samsung just lose their case about calling the SGSII thinner than the iPhone? So the dimensions they show here for their own phone are incorrect.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...030,00.asp#fbid=eEaRtdZt9Ms

Yup. It doesn't make any sense to measure the thinnest point and call it the thinnest phone. If that were the case, we would have phone manufacturers adding stupid tiny tabs to their phones just so they could report their specs of their phone as being 1 mm thick. Dishonest.

Also Samsung clearly thinks T-Mobile > Verizon...

They got 4G, they should have just made a giant poster that says "We have 4G and the iPhone does not" and left it at that. The rest of this comparison chart makes it seem like they are wearing an ass as a hat.

Shadrack said,

Yup. It doesn't make any sense to measure the thinnest point and call it the thinnest phone. If that were the case, we would have phone manufacturers adding stupid tiny tabs to their phones just so they could report their specs of their phone as being 1 mm thick. Dishonest.

Also Samsung clearly thinks T-Mobile > Verizon...

They got 4G, they should have just made a giant poster that says "We have 4G and the iPhone does not" and left it at that. The rest of this comparison chart makes it seem like they are wearing an ass as a hat.

The MAJORITY of the SGS2 is thinner than the iPhone, with a tiny bit of it being thicker... it makes no sense to call the iPhone thinner than the SGS2.

Hardcore Til I Die said,

The MAJORITY of the SGS2 is thinner than the iPhone, with a tiny bit of it being thicker... it makes no sense to call the iPhone thinner than the SGS2.

It looks like you're trying to use fanboy logic to win an argument. Let me assist you with that...

The iPhone 4's thickest point is smaller than the SGS2's thickest point. The iPhone 4's thickness is uniformed, while the SGS2's varies, making the iPhone 4 the thinnest overall.

oopppss, I didn't help your case any.

Ive noticed something very cultist with Apple users. If the iPhone say can only do 30 frames per second when recording video and a competing phone can say do 60 frames, they always say things like "why would you need more than 30 frames per second". When a new version of an iPhone comes out with 100 frames per second recording, this is what they suddenly rant on about as a reason why the iPhone is better. Honestly, in no uncertain terms you people are brainwashed and ultimately you are embarrassing yourselves.

Iridium said,
Ive noticed something very cultist with Apple users. If the iPhone say can only do 30 frames per second when recording video and a competing phone can say do 60 frames, they always say things like "why would you need more than 30 frames per second". When a new version of an iPhone comes out with 100 frames per second recording, this is what they suddenly rant on about as a reason why the iPhone is better. Honestly, in no uncertain terms you people are brainwashed and ultimately you are embarrassing yourselves.

We'll see how much cultist Android users bolster PPI once the Nexus Prime is out... Today, PPI doesn't matter to Android users. Tomorrow it will be a big deal.

It goes both ways.

Iridium said,
Ive noticed something very cultist with Apple users. If the iPhone say can only do 30 frames per second when recording video and a competing phone can say do 60 frames, they always say things like "why would you need more than 30 frames per second". When a new version of an iPhone comes out with 100 frames per second recording, this is what they suddenly rant on about as a reason why the iPhone is better. Honestly, in no uncertain terms you people are brainwashed and ultimately you are embarrassing yourselves.

Having been a PC user for 18 years, and also having used Windows Mobile 6.1, Android (Nexus One), and Symbian phones, now having migrated everything to the Apple ecosystem after getting fed up with crap that just didn't work, I have to say, I'm a MUCH happier camper!

Apple products are by NO MEANS perfect. Just like anything made by man, they have flaws. But on a whole, they run MUCH better, and work together far better than anything I had in the world.

This rapid comparison by Samsung to make themselves look better in front of the iPhone 4S is just childish at best. The 4S is NOT the best phone on the market, but it's a damned good one, and Apple should be proud of themselves for developing it.

Having looked at, and used a Galaxy S II, I personally feel that IT is a total rip off of iOS (interface and hardware), and I personally hope Apple wins this fight and get Samsung to stop leaning on the success of others to make their own.

-=MagMan=- said,

Having looked at, and used a Galaxy S II, I personally feel that IT is a total rip off of iOS (interface and hardware), and I personally hope Apple wins this fight and get Samsung to stop leaning on the success of others to make their own.

You mean after you look at the slide down notification in Android?

Shadrack said,

We'll see how much cultist Android users bolster PPI once the Nexus Prime is out... Today, PPI doesn't matter to Android users. Tomorrow it will be a big deal.

It goes both ways.

Im not an android fanboy though. I personally like WP7 is the most. The latest android is very nice but still after my experiences with the 2.x range im still wary of android. However, I honestly do not see the android community acting like the Apple community. Android people are excited about the prospects of an open source community driven mobile OS. As they should be, its an exciting prospect. They don't get wet at the prospect of one company owning them. So dude of "18 years" enjoy your locked in lifestyle. Honestly, if you found PC's hard you must be lacking in the intelligence department.

Few questions:
1) Why aren't Apple's "wins" coloured blue? e.g. dedicated camera button
2) Why are subjective things coloured blue on Samsung's side? e.g. latest version of Gingerbread
3) How is 16GB internal + max. 32GB external better than 64GB internal? Maths fail.
4) How is Samsung's pricing better? Both companies offer a 16GB device for $199.
5) Why bother having a row for "Use of smartphone as HDTV remote control"? That's slightly pathetic. And technically, iPhones are capable of being used as remote controls (there's an app for that).

Manish said,
Few questions:
1) Why aren't Apple's "wins" coloured blue? e.g. dedicated camera button
2) Why are subjective things coloured blue on Samsung's side? e.g. latest version of Gingerbread
3) How is 16GB internal + max. 32GB external better than 64GB internal? Maths fail.
4) How is Samsung's pricing better? Both companies offer a 16GB device for $199.
5) Why bother having a row for "Use of smartphone as HDTV remote control"? That's slightly pathetic. And technically, iPhones are capable of being used as remote controls (there's an app for that).
bec I can use as many 32GB as I want. And they are cheaper too @ $35 ea. You brain can't comprehend. Thus you fail

TechieXP said,
bec I can use as many 32GB as I want. And they are cheaper too @ $35 ea. You brain can't comprehend. Thus you fail

Can you use them at the same time though? No. I don't want to have to keep swapping SD cards to get access to all my apps, music, movies, etc. Convenience fail.

"You brain can't comprehend." English fail.

Manish said,

Can you use them at the same time though? No. I don't want to have to keep swapping SD cards to get access to all my apps, music, movies, etc. Convenience fail.

"You brain can't comprehend." English fail.

Maybe only you dont want the cheap replacable storage..not other people...thus you fail again

digitheatre said,

Maybe only you dont want the cheap replacable storage..not other people...thus you fail again


Umm, yeah. It must just be me buying all those iPhones then since no-one agrees with me. *sigh* I'd rather pay a bit extra for convenience, but you go ahead and enjoy swapping SD cards every so often!

Paying $100 premium for 32 additional GB of storage is crazy. I dont mind swapping out 2 SDcards. Thesecond card only cost me $35 and its actually as far as speed rating, faster than the drive being used in iPhone 4/4S.

The retail cost of that Saumsung is $499 of contract. Also, a higher resolution on such a small screen actually sucks vs a lower resolution on a bigger screen.

The loser res on a bigger screen looks better when you need to display more text. And because Android wraps all text on webpages, I can always see it clear and bigger vs iPhone where it is smaller and require sliding back and forth. So consider that as well.

Android allows more camera control. I can choose highest to lowest resolutions for taking pictures. Not being forced to take a pictue at high res which east up more storage. And since my iPhone is always filled to nearly the very end, with only 1.5GB of space left; I don't want to take every picture at 2GB each. I could store 5x's as many pictures in 2GB @ 640 x 480 vs iPhone native resolution. And HDR makes it even worse as 2 pictures are taken sucking up more space.

Siri is just a gimmick. I think it is sad Apple isnt allowing it on the original iPhone 4. The feature will work as the iPhone 4 is plenty fast enough. But they have to get you to buy the new one.

I guess I will opt for a 64gb Touch. cheaper in the long run.

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