Is the Samsung Galaxy S II much better than the original?

You can get the original Samsung Galaxy S quite cheap now :D

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 3, 2011 at 15:53

I had the original last year, and I wasn't impressed. Had a play with the Samsung Galaxy S 2 yesterday, and was surprised. Build and software-wise hugely improved over the 1st one.
But I only had half an hour with it. Oh, and I'm not exactly an Android fan...

HUKD007  Jun. 6, 2011 at 11:36

My Samsung SG2 has very short battery life. It barely lasts half a day with half brightness and Wifi on.


JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2011 at 12:43

Yes, with wifi etc on, half a day sounds about right.
Welcome to the touchscreen revolution ;)

jcooper  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:05

Mine lasts almost 2 days, depending on usage. A day of commuting (so web, gaming, facebook, email, sms) sees it needing a charge at night.

I personally think the GSII is miles better than the current iPhones. Owners of the original have also commented how much better the II is all round.

yeahwhatnow  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:26

JanSt, I get that you're being somewhat sarcastic, but I think that it's unhelpful in this case, because it looks too much like a genuine answer. Half a day is way less than you should expect from a modern smartphone, and other owners and testers of the Galaxy S2 have been getting better results than this. A friend of mine recently got 4 days out of it with minimal usage, and at least one review site played HD video on it for 10 hours as part of a battery test. If you're a fairly heavy user, you will need to charge every day - now that's the state of play for the touchscreen revolution - but if you can't make a full day then there's something wrong. You should check and see if there are any apps installed that are causing significant battery drain, for starters.

matteynon1  Jun. 6, 2011 at 14:48

I have installed Advanced Task Killer Free, which I have preset to auto kill most apps. With wifi only on when I need it, I easily get a full day with some web browsing, emailing and twitter. I have bought a spare battery for £7 through Amazon, but havent had to use it yet, but at least I have the option.

HUKD007  Jun. 7, 2011 at 16:38

When I checked it in my Battery usage. I found the following.

Andriod OS 24%
Display 18%
Andriod System 13%
Voice calls 13%
Wifi Sharing 13%
Cell Standby 8%
Phone Idle 8%
Internet 2%
Market 2%

By the way, I already installed AppKiller as well. It is not helping me a lot. I seems to kill a few app and free up some mem space but not imporving on battery life.

After using (just going between apps) for 15 mins, it seems to eat 10% off the fully charged battery.


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