Samsung Galaxy S2 Release: Review Part 2 - Processor and Capabilities

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
September 26, 2011|1:01 pm

The Samsung Galaxy S2 launched earlier this month as the Epic 4G Touch on Sprint and website, Computerworld.com spent a week testing the new device to see if it was truly an “iPhone Killer.”

As far as looks, the website reviewer, JR Raphael raved about its appearance calling it classy.

But does the smartphone operate as nicely as it looks?

The Galaxy S2 runs on Samsung Exynos 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM which makes the device more powerful than most other high-end smartphones in the market.

According to Raphael, the apps on the S2 open as soon as they are touched and "home screens swipe back and forth without so much as a stutter."

It only takes the Galaxy S2 around 19 seconds to be ready for use after pressing the power button thanks to the beefed up RAM in the device.

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The Motorola Droid X2 which sports a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM takes about 50 seconds to start up, so the Galaxy S2 has made a significant jump in speed compared to past Android smartphones.

It also does not hurt that the Galaxy S2 on Sprint is 4G ready, allowing the device to operate on the internet at speeds almost 10 times faster than 3G.

The smartphone is somewhat of a “speed demon,” packing a one-two punch with network capabilities and superior hardware.

For those having trouble accessing 4G, Sprint does allow you to switch the device to 3G easily.

The Galaxy S2’s battery life has also been improved compared to other Android phones. Raphael states that he made it through a full day using the phone frequently and never ran out of juice, which is probably thanks to the 1800 MAh battery.

Along with those features the smartphone allows up to 16GB of internal storage and supports up to 32GB of external storage.

All around, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch seems to be in a league all of its own.

 

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