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Samsung Galaxy S II vs Apple iPhone 4

IDGNS | Feb. 28, 2011
The Samsung Galaxy S, along with the HTC Desire, is one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market in Australia.

The Samsung Galaxy S, along with the HTC Desire, is one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market in Australia. Samsung has just lifted the lid on its hotly anticipated next-generation Galaxy S, aptly titled the Galaxy S II. Does it have what it takes to compete with the Apple iPhone 4?

Read our original Samsung Galaxy S review, and our Apple iPhone 4 review.

Check out our detailed preview of the Samsung Galaxy S II preview and see our roundup of the best upcoming smartphones in 2011.

Boasting a 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 800x480, an 8-megapixel rear camera that doubles as a 1080p HD video recorder, a 2-megapixel front camera for video calls, and an integrated Near Field Communications (NFC) chip, the Samsung Galaxy S II definitely holds some advantages over the iPhone 4.

With this in mind, how does the Samsung Galaxy S II stack up against the iPhone 4 when it comes to specifications?

Feature

Apple iPhone 4

Samsung Galaxy S

Verdict?

Operating system (OS)

Apple iOS

Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Draw

Display technology

Capacitive retina IPS

Capacitive Super AMOLED Plus

Unknown

Display resolution

640x960 pixels

480x800 pixels

iPhone 4

Multitouch

Yes

Yes

Draw

Camera

5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging

8 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, image stabilisation face and smile detection

Galaxy S II

FM radio

No

Yes

Galaxy S II

GPS

Yes

Yes

Draw

Internal memory

16GB or 32GB

16GB or 32GB

Draw

Expandable memory

No

microSD card slot

Galaxy S II

Dimensions

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm

125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm

Galaxy S II

Weight

137g

116g

Galaxy S II

Application store

Apple App Store

Google Android Market

iPhone 4

Processor

Apple A4

ARM Cortex A9 dual-core (1GHz)

Galaxy S II

3G networks

HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100

HSDPA 900/1900/2100

iPhone 4

Wi-Fi

802.11b/g/n

802.11a/b/g/n

Galaxy S II

Bluetooth

2.1 with A2DP

3.0 with A2DP

Galaxy S II

NFC (Near Field Communication)

No

Yes

Galaxy S II

HDMI-out

No

No

Draw

Quoted talk time

Up to 7 hours

Unknown

Unknown

Quoted standby time

 

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