Samsung deemed the Galaxy S2 the “iPhone killer” earlier in the year when the company announced it would be launching this device as the flagship Android powered smartphone.
The device was released in Europe to rave reviews and its specs are quite impressive.
As of today, Sprint is the only U.S. network that is offering the Galaxy S2 under the name Epic 4G Touch.
With the smartphone already stirring up so much buzz and flying off the shelves, and with AT&T customers infuriated over not being able to get the device on the original release date, is Apple’s iPhone 5 sufficient competition for the Galaxy S2?
Aside from marketing and buzz the Galaxy S2 seems to outdo the rumored iPhone 5 in the spec department.
Here is a comparison of the specs of the two smartphones.
For display, the Galaxy S2 sports a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screen display which is the best available technology for touch screens.
The Super AMOLED Plus delivers superior color, slimmer form and better battery consumption which the iPhone 5’s retina display cannot compete with when it comes to resolution or efficiency.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 will run on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS once the system is released. It will be featured on both tablets and smartphones and will include an updated app launcher, interactive and new home screen widgets, holographic used interface and a mulit-tasking panel.
Apple’s iOS 5 will power the iPhone 5. This particular version of iOS is playing catch-up to Google’s OS including features already available on previous Android systems. iOS 5 does include a new iMessage app which is a clone of Blackberry’s BBM. But other than the messager, Android holds the advantage.
Apple has yet to create a device which supports Flash. The Samsung Galaxy S2 runs Flash and full HD video inside the Adobe Flash Player making it one of the few devices with this capability. Not only does the Galaxy outdo iPhone 5 in this department, but most other smartphones as well.
Near Field Communications:
The Galaxy S2 makes transactions more convenient by featuring NFC technology. The iPhone 5 will not be an NFC device. The technology is rumored to not be coming to Apple until the iPhone 6.
The Galaxy S2, particularly the T-Mobile version packs a big punch when it comes to processing power. Its version of the Samsung smartphone will feature a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor. iPhone 5 is rumored to be coming with the iPad 2’s processor which will probably not exceed 1.2 GHz.