Nowadays, the Smartphone market is become a battle field between the Android and iPhone devices. The iPhone 4S was announced by Apple recently and it is a highly anticipated follow up to the iPhone 4. This announcement obviously gives the point of comparison between current best Android device, Samsung Galaxy S II and this newest iPhone 4. Each of these two devices is most thrilling and premium Smartphone available for you. So we can say that, market of Smartphone reached at a point where determination of clear winner is very difficult.
The design and hardware of these two handsets are very different from each other. When you compare the things like weight, thickness, and screen size of brand new iPhone 4S with the six month old Samsung Galaxy S II, the iPhone 4S loses the competition. But iPhone 4S comes with some new exciting features like Siri voice recognition feature and much more which will make it superior. Technical specifications of these devices are very close. The iPhone 4S is suggested for users who want to save money and who are happy with Android. Samsung Galaxy S II is suggested for users who feel safer with the entire Apple/iTunes ecosystem. Check out the small comparison of the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II.
The choice of Operating System is ever-difficult category for selection. But here, we can say that iPhone is superior in the case of software which runs on iOS5 and offers more apps and superior ease of use. The iOS5 includes a new camera app, completely refurbished notification center, iMessage, and many other changes. The most important app of this device is the highly intriguing Siri voice recognition software.
While the Samsung Galaxy S II is featured with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with proprietary TouchWIZ 4.0 UI of Samsung on top of it. Android can tempt you with its greater customization and more flexibility potential.
The iPhone 4S sports an A5 SoC, which contains a Cortex-A9 dual core processor running at unknown frequency along with a powerful PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is powered by an Exynos 4210 SoC, which consists of a 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core Qualcomm processor with an ARM-Mali 400MP GPU.
Here iPhone 4S gets a good point as compared to the Galaxy S II because PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU is better than the ARM Mali-400MP GPU by the way of performance. But the good point turns when it comes to CPU because in terms of raw processing power, CPU of Samsung Galaxy trumps the iPhone 4S.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is featured with a 4.3 inch SuperAMOLED Plus display with WVGA resolution of 800×480 pixels and 218ppi. While the iPhone 4S sports a relatively tiny 3.5 inch IPS LCD Retina Display with 640×960 pixels eye-popping resolution and 326ppi.
While talking about display, Samsung Galaxy is superior as it has a bigger screen with eye-popping colors and contrast ratios. But in the case of resolution and pixels, iPhone 4S trumps the Galaxy S II. Here, we can say that the screen of iPhone is good but the screen of Samsung is better.
In the case of design, the Galaxy S II clearly wins against the iPhone 4S. Because dimension wise, it is larger, slimmer and bigger than the Apple device. The iPhone 4S gives a disappointment in the case of design as it comes with the same dimensions of previous iPhone 4.
Samsung Galaxy S II is designed with dimensions of 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm and it weighs 113gms, while iPhone 4S is designed with dimensions of 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm and it weighs 138gms.
Both devices are look wise pretty and stylish. Samsung Galaxy is primarily made of plastic, while iPhone 4S is made of metal and glass.
Both the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II sport 8MP rear camera with an LED flash. Samsung Galaxy S II sports 2MP front camera and iPhone 4S sports VGA front camera for video calling. The aperture size of iPhone 4S camera is 2.4, while aperture size of Samsung Galaxy S II camera is 2.65. Both the devices are also capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS resolution. Both have features like image stabilization and face recognition.
There is not much difference among the picture quality of these devices. However, iPhone 4S trumps the Samsung Galaxy pictures in low-light conditions and it also records much superior videos than the Galaxy S II due to its real-time video image stabilization and real-time temporal noise reduction features.
Samsung Galaxy S II brings somewhat more than the iPhone 4S. The DLNA functionality of Samsung through All Share app is more flexible than AirPlay of iOS. You will get some exciting features with iPhone 4S, for which you have to pay extra with other devices.
Apple device sports a Li-Po 1420 mAh battery with 200 hours standby time, 14 hours talk time on 2G and 8 hours talk time on 3G.
Samsung device sports 1650mAh battery with 16 days standby time, 18 hours 20 minutes talk time on 2G and 8 hours 40 minutes talk time on 3G. Although, it is very difficult to tell, which device is superior in the case of battery life?
Apple iPhone 4S Vs Samsung Galaxy S II: Features and specs
|Features||Apple iPhone 4S||Samsung Galaxy S II||verdict?|
|OS||iOS 5 + Siri||Android 2.3 Gingerbread + TouchWiz 4.0||iPhone 4S|
|Processor||Cortex-A9 dual-core Apple A5||1.2GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3||unknown|
|Display size||3.5″||4.27″||Galaxy S II|
|Display type||IPS LCD||Super AMOLED Plus||Galaxy S II|
|Display Resolution||640×960 pixels||800×480 pixels||iPhone 4S|
|Dimentions||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm||125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm||Galaxy S II|
|Weight||138gms||113gms||Galaxy S II|
|Rear camera||8MP with an LED flash||8MP with an LED flash||Draw|
|Battery||1420 mAh||1650mAh||Galaxy S II|
|Standby time||up to 200 hours||up to 16 days||Galaxy S II|
|Talk time||up to 14 hours on 2G and 8 hours on 3G||up to 18 hours 20 minutes on 2G and 8 hours 40 minutes on 3G||Galaxy S II|
|Memory||16Gb, 32Gb, 64Gb||16Gb (expandable up to 48Gb via MicroSD support)||iPhone 4S|
|Connectivity||3G, GPS, BT 4.0, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (single band), Quadband HSPA+ 14.4 data||Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n (double band), NFC, 4G, BT 3.0+HS, DLNA, free Wi-Fi tethering, Quadband HSPA+ 21/42 data||Galaxy S II|
|Price||£499 (16GB)||£410 (16GB)||Galaxy S II|
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