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By fadimck, Senior Member on 23rd August 2011, 07:08 PM
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Dears,

I would like to share with you my experience in the Samsung Galaxy S II after using it for one full week. My previous cell phone was Nokia N900 and I was owning too a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Currently I have my lovely Samasung Galaxy S II after losing the Nokia and Selling the Tab

So let us go into the subject, find below my personal review and please share yours as well but i want to highlight that I am a heavy user in terms of the following:

- Performing at least 2 hours of voice calling during the day (3G coverage - GSM).
- The mail is always in a sync mode (GMail and Yahoo).
- Gtalk, Yahoo messenger and Tango is always on.
- Surfing the web at least one hour a day.
- Heavy Twitter user @fadimck (if you like to follow ).
- Capturing at least 15 to 20 images.



Now let us check the performance in the first week:
  • First two days, the battery last for only half a day.
  • This was due to playing a lot with the setting and downloading all my previous stuff on the Market/Aptoide.
  • The last three days I started to use it with the normal pattern but i noticed a drain of the battery as it was disconnected at 7PM !!
  • I started to analyze every application to check which one is draining the battery and finally it was Twitter where it was on a push mode accordingly it was pushing Tweets all the time.
  • Since i switched off the push notification the battery is lasting since early morning (6:30AM) till now (8:10PM) and still 20% remaining and still using it with the above mentioned normal usage of mine.
Let us now share the experience of the OS:

- The interface is Ok and have no customization from Samsung and I like this since this makes the device faster.
- The camera quality is amazing and inndoor shots are great.
- Touch screen is similar to my previous iPhone 4.
- Like the swype Keboard than the stock one.
- Arabic support is amazing.
- Stock browser in not good accordingly i use Dolphin instead.
- Default office program is better than the one in the Tab where you can create 2007 documents.
- The weight is considered nothing.
- Working with the display in the sun is a real fun.
- Louspeakers are more than fine..
- Playing music on it is a different experience.
- Playing HD movies on it is great and i am waiting to test the TV out (since i don't have the kit now i will wait for a while)

That's for now and I will review it more in another week


I will post another post about the important applications to have but it will be in another discussion.


So please share with us your experience ....
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23rd August 2011, 07:08 PM |#2  
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You realize there's a half-dozen posts with hundreds of pages of discussion on battery life and AOS not being suspended properly?
23rd August 2011, 07:13 PM |#4  
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Thanks for posting, ive got my GS2 a few months now and it's running flawlessly, on medium usage with Juice Defender Ultimate i can achieve very good battery life, was definitely worth the mucho i paid for it
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II know and read most of them but i wanted to share mine
23rd August 2011, 07:22 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by jonny68

Thanks for posting, ive got my GS2 a few months now and it's running flawlessly, on medium usage with Juice Defender Ultimate i can achieve very good battery life, was definitely worth the mucho i paid for it


what about your opinion in the OS?
23rd August 2011, 07:26 PM |#7  
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Even the worst person like me did some review,

http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/revi...t-no-pics.html

@OP- You did a nice brief review, well done

Regards.
23rd August 2011, 07:45 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by ithehappy

Even the worst person like me did some review,

http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/revi...t-no-pics.html

@OP- You did a nice brief review, well done

Regards.


Thank you Sir, really appreciated
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When did xda turn into a phone review site thats 2 ive seen in 5 mins.


sent from my stupidly fast SGS2 using xda app
23rd August 2011, 09:23 PM |#10  
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When did xda turn into a phone review site thats 2 ive seen in 5 mins.


sent from my stupidly fast SGS2 using xda app

The review is good and helps people who are thinking getting the s2, xda is a discussion forum, a review is a discussion about a phone so what's the problem

I've been a member of xda for years and to be honest I don't know what's wrong with members all I see now is "already discussed don't you use search", "your question is in the wrong forum", "why have you started a new thread"... Why can't people say thank you for sharing your experience, or why can't senior members just help the person asking instead of criticising? If a member doesn't like a thread IGNORE IT......

I for one who is very well versed on the forum find the search system on the xda application hard work and unless you can search on a pc which isn't always possible repeat questions may be asked. This week I'm away and I committed a foopar by daring to ask a repeat question because I couldn't find what I was looking for jes did I regret it!

Thank you for sharing your review its very helpful for anyone thinking about getting the s2.....

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Originally Posted by fadimck

what about your opinion in the OS?


I'm not sure what you mean mate by OS do you mean Android OS or something else?

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