Samsung Galaxy S II Review from BGR.com

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    Samsung Galaxy S II Review from BGR.com


    Most people love or hate Samsung’s hardware, but I find myself uncharacteristically on the fence. On one hand, Samsung pumps out solid hardware that has always been widely adopted around the world. On the other, there appears to be a little separation, at least where the U.S. market is concerned, on what people really consider to be a quality product. There’s a fine line between making a device extremely light, and one that feels cheap and unworthy of a $200 price tag. The Samsung Galaxy S II is the thinnest smartphone I have ever tested, and it’s also one of the lightest. It’s even thinner than the iPhone 4, and it’s much lighter.

    One of the reasons the device is lighter, however, is due to Samsung’s continued use of what feels like a low-cost glossy black plastic for the handset’s shell. The saving grace on the Samsung Galaxy S II, however, is that the rear battery cover isn’t a typical high-gloss Samsung extravaganza, but a textured matte-finished cover.

    On top of the device you’ll find a 3.5mm headset jack with secondary mic for noise cancellation. On the right side is a power button and the volume rocker is on the left. Around front there’s a 2-megapixel camera for video chat, and three of the four typical Android navigation buttons. Samsung hasn’t included a dedicated search key, though in daily use, I rarely found myself hunting for it. The home button is a physical rectangular key, and the back and menu keys are capacitive and work quite well. A nice touch is that they light up for a short period of time when the screen goes on, and then they dim and blend back into the black facade of the Galaxy S II.

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    I am quite ok with Samsung hardware, my issue first and foremost is their lack of upgrades to the software. The hardware doesn't feel cheap to me. What about a device with a thin and lightweight alloy. Or maybe carbon fiber. Next is the fact that both Samsung and HTC need a different design. They all look too much alike. It's getting really old, really quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAG IT! View Post
    ...my issue first and foremost is their lack of upgrades to the software...
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    Samsung updates their software. It's just people in the US don't see it because of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

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    Oh they don't update any us phones

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