Samsung galaxy s2 phone finder

 

Dual-core smartphones are coming thick and fast now and one of the most lauded contenders is the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or Samsung Galaxy SII i9100 to give it its full name). Following in the footsteps of its exceedingly popular predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S , the new model packs in a whopping 4.3in AMOLED touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera, and a super speedy dual-core Samsung CPU that runs at 1.2GHz!

You wouldn't guess the Galaxy S2 was packing all this heat from looks alone. At just 8.5mm thick it's a true size zero of the smartphone world. That said, thickness is the only dimension where this phone does undercut the competition; when it comes to width and height, it's larger than most. Indeed the 66.1mm width and 125.3mm height make this phone feel just a little unwieldy - you have to grip it with your fingertips rather than it sitting comfortably in the palm of your hand. It's very much a personal preference thing but we did find this phone a little too big.

Samsung has thought about this usability issue though. Rather than making you stretch all the way to the top edge to lock and unlock the phone, you can unlock it using the central button on the front. Also, the power button is housed on the right edge where it falls more easily within reach – it is still a bit of a stretch though.

Samsung galaxy s2 phone finder

Updated: A year after the Samsung Galaxy S2 was released and we’ve updated this piece with a tips and tricks video. Why? Because, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is still selling like hot cakes and now it’s been blessed with the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Having spent a couple of weeks with the ICS Samsung Galaxy S2, we’ve seen what’s changed already, shown you how to get ICS onto your phone with Kies, and now it’s time to make the most of the gift that keeps on giving.

Check out our top tips video below and we’ll show you how to better handle your tasks, dismiss notifications, capture screenshots, swap out your keyboard and finally tweak your camera so all your shooting shortcuts are just right for you.

Dual-core smartphones are coming thick and fast now and one of the most lauded contenders is the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or Samsung Galaxy SII i9100 to give it its full name). Following in the footsteps of its exceedingly popular predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S , the new model packs in a whopping 4.3in AMOLED touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera, and a super speedy dual-core Samsung CPU that runs at 1.2GHz!

You wouldn't guess the Galaxy S2 was packing all this heat from looks alone. At just 8.5mm thick it's a true size zero of the smartphone world. That said, thickness is the only dimension where this phone does undercut the competition; when it comes to width and height, it's larger than most. Indeed the 66.1mm width and 125.3mm height make this phone feel just a little unwieldy - you have to grip it with your fingertips rather than it sitting comfortably in the palm of your hand. It's very much a personal preference thing but we did find this phone a little too big.

Samsung has thought about this usability issue though. Rather than making you stretch all the way to the top edge to lock and unlock the phone, you can unlock it using the central button on the front. Also, the power button is housed on the right edge where it falls more easily within reach – it is still a bit of a stretch though.