Apple iPhone 4S Versus Samsung Galaxy S II

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Whether we admit it or not, the smartphone market is practically a battle between the iPhone and Android handsets.  So with the announcement of the iPhone 4S, it is but natural to compare the newest iPhone to arguably the best of the current Android handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S II.   The design and hardware are very different between these two handsets, with iPhone 4S still donning a 3.5-inch screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S II sporting a 4.3-inch display.  Ultimately, of course, it’s a matter of OS preference and only the users can really decide who wins.


In any case, here is a comparison of the specs and features of the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II


Apple iPhone 4S


Samsung Galaxy S II

ProcessorDual-core Apple A5Samsung Exynos dual-core
Display3.5-inch IPS 960 x 6404.3-inch 800 x 480 SAMOLED
Primary camera8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture8 megapixel AF with flash
Secondary cameraVGA2 megapixel
Storage16, 32, 64GB16GB (expandable to 48GB)
Video recording1080p at 30fps1080p at 30fps
CellularCDMA / EV-DO Rev A and GSM 14.4 MbpsGSM, 21Mbps HSPA+
WiFi802.11b/g/n (single band)802.11b/g/n (dual-band)
Orientation sensingAccelerometer, digital compass, gyroscopeAccelerometer, compass, gyroscope
FaceTime video callingYesNo (available via apps)
Voice AssistantYesNo
SIM standardMicro SIMRegular SIM
BatterylifeUp to 8 hours talk time on
3G; Up to 14 hours talk time on 2G
8 hours 40 minutes talk time on 3G; Up to 18 hours 20 minutes talk time on 2G
Weight140 grams117 grams
Dimensions115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm129 x 66 x 8.9mm
OSiOS 5Android 2.3


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  1. What do you mean by voice command?? Im confused isnt it its already implemented in all android handset? What im doing now is talking to my fone and my fone will write down the words I say and im using sgs 1 only.. How BS .. Its just called Siri and thats all.

  2. Chris_tiu1130 Reply

    SGS2 doesn’t have FaceTime but it can use Skype to make video calls.

  3. Imitator_101 Reply

    Galaxy S II has an 8 mega pixel camera and Vlingo voice assistant

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