Continuing from previous post My Mobile (Part 1) I am going to provide information on technical aspects and notable features.
I got my Samsung Galaxy S II (SGS2) after couple of weeks. It took 2 weeks because that was a pre-order.
The pre-order has it’s own offers and I got the following along.
- The handset itself
- MoLife case with both front and back cover
- Scratch Guard
- HDTV Adaptor
- Bluetooth Headset (Mono)
The acutal model number is I9100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 1900 – for Telus
Available. Released 2011, April
125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
– Touch-sensitive controls
Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Corning Gorilla Glass
– TouchWiz UI v4.0
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Yes, 2 MP
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
HTML, Adobe Flash
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Black, White, Pink
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Image/video editor
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Up to 710 h (2G) / Up to 610 h (3G)
Up to 18 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 40 min (3G)
0.16 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)
0.34 W/kg (head)
Source: GSM Arena
The above specification speaks for itself 🙂
Its a hard case with both front and back cover which slide from top to bottom with ports for charger, headphone jack, volume control, power button & speaker.
This case has a rubber plastic feel and is easy to clean with dry cloth.
The other important feature of this case is the flip stand which can hold the mobile in landscape mode. Check the picture above to visualize.
Scratch guard was a bummer. Even though it could fit the screen fully, the slots for front camera and speaker didn’t match and they were overlapping.
Anyhow who needs a scratch guard when the screen is a gorilla glass.
To tell the truth I haven’t used this and the package is still sitting fresh. But would like to use it someday.
One feature I would like to highlight is, it doesn’t need external power unlike the others in the market.
I always prefer to use Bluetooth headset instead of holding the mobile. This is for 2 reasons.
- Avoid that oily sweat from ears sticking screen
- Radiation from the handset
This post has been mostly technical and not much in the experience perspective. The next post in the series will be on the perspective of the experience. So keep checking for an update.