Samsung Galaxy S2(II) vs. Apple iPhone 4

Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S2(Galaxy S II) and Apple iPhone 4

Two latest additions in the market of Smartphones are Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone4. Samsung Galaxy S2 is the thinnest of all the tablet PCs and phones in the market with a thickness of just 8.49mm.   Galaxy S2 has set new benchmark for the 3G Smartphones in terms of performance, speed, excellence of the hardware and Android features.

Galaxy S2 has 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It allows 1080p@30fps HD video recording. It also has a front camera of 2 MP which makes video chat and calling very easy. Some of the other important features like 16 GB memory which is expandable with the use of MicroSD card, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Exynos chipset with 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU, mobile hotspot capability etc make it one of the smartest smartphones in the market.

The display is far improved and more responsive than its previous versions. You can read the display even under the sun and it is brighter and better than earlier. The screen is more user friendly and its magazine style layout makes it easy for you to make selections. The display consumes lesser power hence you get more battery life. You would experience better browsing with Adobe flash player and Android 2.3. 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU allows faster loading of the pages and makes browsing faster.

With Galaxy S2 you get access to Google Mobile Applications and Android market. Some of the noticeable applications are Kies 2.0, All Share, Voice translation and recognition, a game hub that offers 13 premium games and 12 social network games etc. However it should be considered only a device made to entertain you. It can be used for your work and business. Some of the useful things for your business are Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, Cisco WebEx, On Device Encryption and Mobile Device Management.

If we talk about iPhone 4 then it is mainly popular for its stylish look and some of the excellent features like .5 inches LED backlit Retina display with increased resolution of 960×640 pixels, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling, iOS 4.2.1 operating system, Safari web browser etc. You can easily update the operating system to iOS 4.3. The display is 3.5 inches large and has a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels. You would like the scratch resistant tough screen which is quite sensitive. 1GHz Apple A4 is the processor and it has one of the best processors iOS4.  You can easily download thousands of applications from the apps store of Apple and experience great web browsing. QWERTY virtual keypad makes it easy to type faster and this is also compatible to Facebook.

Urgently iPhone4 is available in white and black colors and it looks like a candy measuring 15.2 x 48.6 x 9.3 mm and has weight of 137g. You can stay connected through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. iPhone4 has come up with vibrant color bumpers in white, black, green, orange, pink and blue colors, to do away with the fragility of its display. The phone had great appearance and it can catch anyone’s attention very easily.  If you can upgrade iOS 4.3 to iOS 4.3 then you can get mobile hotspot capability with GSM iPhone 4 as well which is otherwise a feature of CDMA iPhone 4. CDMA iPhone 4 is available with Verizon on a 2 year contract. For 16GB you need to pay 16 GB and for 32 GB you need to pay$300. You need to have data plan which starts at $20 per month for accessing all the applications which are web based.

Apart from the differences in the appearance these phones have following major differences:

  1. Galaxy S2 works on Android 2.3 Gingerbread while Apple iPhone 4 runs on Apple iOS 4.2.1 which can now be easily upgraded to iOS 4.3.
  2. Apple iPhone 4 has 1.0 GHz Apple A4 processor and 3.5″ capacitive touch, Retina display while Galaxy S2 has 1.2 GHz dual core Application Processor and 4.3″ WVGA super AMOLED plus touch screen.