• http://www.tehdik.com tehdik

     DLNA? Whoa that’s cool.

    • Joshua Paul

      What’s exactly is dlna again?

      • http://www.intomobile.com/ Simon Sage

         Sharing multimedia over the Wi-Fi network, so your TV can play locally-stored or streaming video from your phone.

  • http://www.tehdik.com tehdik

     DLNA? Whoa that’s cool.

  • Anonymous

     Looks incredible

  • Anonymous

     I’m not sure having no deciated HDMI port is really a loss when this is one of the first phones to feature HDMI out via MHL technology, thereby negating the need for an extra port on the phone…BTW In regard to not getting Flash working – have you enabled Flash in the browser (Menu button>More>Settings>Enable plug-ins)? Engadget missed that one!

  • Rizzy

    A dedicated HDMI would require an extra port on the phone. The MHL USB HDMI output is much better as it allows you to charge the phone whilst it is plugged in which can’t be done using standard HDMI

  • Lblack3305

    Man!!! I want this phone,anybody know if it’s coming to t-mobile?

  • Rizzy

    The only genuine bad thing you’ve found is the back cover which allows the phone to be so thin. Micro sd cannot be replaced while phone is on but how often does that need to be changed? The speaker is much louder than the nexus s and galaxy s which alot of people found to be very decent.

  • http://twitter.com/NuoTang Nuo Tang

     Can you do a comparison between the GS 2 vs the Sensation 4G?

  • Mat

    If I have to watch another 10min video or read another article that goes on and on about how this phone is the next best thing since sliced bread but doesn’t mention when this damn thing is coming out I’m going to loose my mind. 

    • Joshua Paul

      Same q man. Lol this is exactly how I feel – it’s like telling me a tsunami will be hitting Cali but forgetting to saying when.

      • Zzxatt

        Its out. friend got it tried it out and its a beaut.

        • Mat

          you must not be from north america cuz it aint here yet unless you order it in from the UK.

          • http://profiles.google.com/jeck7788 Josh Eck

            Oh it’s here.  My company sells them, and were out of southern California.  Very expensive phone, but very slick, and it works on AT&T 3G bands out of the box.

  • Mat

    sorry about the double post … I want this phone ….  BAD … and NOW lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/leaverfast Leaver Fast

    Nice review. I guess iPhone5 will top it (because they have to, otherwise Apple could take a serious damage to its image as an “innovator”) but Steve Jobs must be having a BIG headache right now.

    • corwin1681

      Lol, iPhone hasn’t been inovating for years, they are loosing at playing catch up, for last 2 years, what planet do you live on?

    • Avatar0fan0aaron

      there wont be an iphone 5 its just a small upgrade from the iphone 4 its been officialy named the iphone 4.5 yer i know it sounds like a peice of crap

  • http://twitter.com/atoarkhurst ato kwamina

    ADOBE flash works just fine. all you have to do is enable it in the browser settings

    • Anonymous

       Tried that. Didn’t work. We’ve taken an Android phone for a spin before. :) Not sure what the issue was.

  • corwin1681

    TouchWiz is a deal breaker, if it was clean android, I would probably get it.

  • corwin1681

    TouchWiz is a deal breaker, if it was clean android, I would probably get it.

  • Bti Flare2

    Looking at this review and phone…. its like looking at my samsung captivate but with no flash on camara!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316496828 Dillon Herrero

    aww you guys made my Atrix sad :(

  • http://twitter.com/nir_pan Niraj Pandey

     I just had this device. I never have used any smartphone but had been using the older model and then the newer model of ipod touch and I was worried my user experience might have been too attached to the apple UI. The reason being I tried some smartphones that my friends had and even though I am in the Android Camp, the touch was simply not near to Apple for me. But the moment I got this phone (19/05), it just literally blew me away. It felt much better then any Apple device I have tried and it is indeed blazing fast. And after getting constrained by iOS, the green robot has set me free with its multiple panels, widgets, multi-tasking(in a real sense). Never thought of all company, it would be Samsung. Haven’t checked the speakers but the headphones are so good that my cousin wants to barter it for his ever so loved Apple headphones. 

    tldr; It is an awesome device; just give it a try and you will know what I mean.

  • Jbozlaw

    I dont see the first question that must be asked of any upcoming Samsung smartphone:  Does the GPS work properly, unlike the original Galaxy S fiasco???

  • lawrence bartholomew

    its samsungs iphone,,everything they saw wrong with the iphone they jst fixed it and put a 2 on the back of it…thats good thats great,, the phone can also go 2days witout a charge…mannn from that nasty nexus s to a beautiful GSII what the hell happened???

  • lawrence bartholomew

    its samsungs iphone,,everything they saw wrong with the iphone they jst fixed it and put a 2 on the back of it…thats good thats great,, the phone can also go 2days witout a charge…mannn from that nasty nexus s to a beautiful GSII what the hell happened???

  • lawrence bartholomew

    its samsungs iphone,,everything they saw wrong with the iphone they jst fixed it and put a 2 on the back of it…thats good thats great,, the phone can also go 2days witout a charge…mannn from that nasty nexus s to a beautiful GSII what the hell happened???

    • Liam

      Nexus s is nicely made. I’ve had mine since release and it looks basically new.

      • Anonymous

        Samsung makes great phones, but the Nexus S feels downright cheap. No comparison to the GS2. If the Nexus S didn’t have such a cheap-feeling back side I’d probably grab one.

  • Anonymous

    The Galaxy S2 has a
    smooth, black, monolithic appearance, with the two touch-sensitive buttons dematerialization into the black of the display if they’re inactive. The square-ish, shallow home button is the only interruption
    on the phone’s smooth face. 

  • chelle70

    i have used nearly 500 meg of internet in 3 week and all i use the net for is to check my email and facebook, i have downloaded 4 thing ( games ) and it is no possible to use that much so i am told, how can i turn the net off perm on this and turn it on when i need it,? 

    also what does the  ie or e on the top of the from screen mean??any help is really needed,
    thank x

    • Nannyonabike

      Hold thepower button in and you will see options ie: silent mode ..data network mode…flight mode..power off. Just click on the data network mode to turn it off or on.

    • Nannyonabike

      Hold thepower button in and you will see options ie: silent mode ..data network mode…flight mode..power off. Just click on the data network mode to turn it off or on.

  • Anonymous

    If you search youtube, you’ll find a video showing how flexible the back cover is. This is not a con, rather it’s a major advantage to reduce weight. Just because it’s not metal doesn’t mean anything. Heck that would make it worse for reception. Look for it, then you should consider editing your review about the back cover.

  • Jack

    I don’t like how sanding stole the camera app from the iPhone. Can’t they be a little more creative?
    They even stole the notification sounds from the IPhone.

    • Strike

      Nope.

      This is how Samsung rolls.  Copy everything from iOS and claim they developed it themselves.

    • Jason

      Looks like someone’s an Apple fanboy; I can tell because the autocorrect changed “samsung” to “sanding”

      • Galaxy2InABlackhole

        ROFLMAO (re: sanding vs Samsung)!

  • ur mom

    I’m do for an upgrade in Dec. so i will be getting this phone and putting my thunderbolt up on eBay,
    first thing I’m going to do is root this thing and stick a custom ROM on it and get rid of the touch-wiz stuff. as for you apple fan-boys…steve jobs is a lame tool and the “iphlop” is dead, has been beaten out 100 time over already so get over it, return your rented equipment and get a real phone with a real OS.

  • Istariphoenix

    FREAKING.SICK.I.WANT.THIS.NOW. Goodbye my former beloved iPhone 4…

  • Haa haaah

    wuuuuuuuhhh… iFans’s angerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Sharkhark

    you lost me when finally getting down to the unboxing….i kid not..you stop the phone review to describe the texture..of..no kidding…the box? you actually take the time to waste to describe the leathery texture of the box?????????????? WTF? i quickly stopped watching…if someone is going to waste my time with useless stuf..the rest may be good or may not..but with so many reviews on the web i am not taking my chance on ten minutes of my life if you waste the first part reviewing a cardboard box………….

    • Drywallpimpn

      u fukn idiot shut ur fn mouth and leave phones like this to us who really want irt

    • qubo

       you rather waste it writing this reply I see.

  • Kalikot

    Back cover is flimsy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErXqnQKs-tA

    yes THIS sure is flimsy. Irresponsible reviewing right there

    • Anonymous

      Not sure if that video is actually helping your case, as it shows that the battery cover is basically unbreakable. 

  • Theplace2be

    doesn’t run flash sites????? deal breaker!

    • Anonymous

      we never said it couldn’t. In fact, we found out that it was a simple box we needed to check in the settings just days after we sent it back. 

      • kex940

        wait… so you can watch flash sites on GS2, but you need to check something in the settings?

    • GalaxyInABlackhole

      Agreed….no FLASH for spending serious CASH, is indeed a DEAL B-R-E-A-K-E-R. One of the many reasons (and FLASH is near the top) I was considering the G2S was for FLASH. Seriously ready to retire my Apple 4G, but it looks like I will be a holdout (just for a few more weeks until the rollout of other new mobile units by the competition). Sorry KOREA but it seems as though the GS2 is not ready for PRIMETIME.

  • Marsh

    Mine’s coming in the mail in a day or two, and I’m gonna keep your excellent review handy!
    As a 50 year guy into tech since he was 11 years old (vic 20, etc) and still going strong, I’m going to REALLY have a technogasm! Oops, TMI heh heh thanks for this great and detailed interview, it confirms my smart move on getting it :) PS: Android rocks, Apple… well, it’s just not an S II :)

  • Marsh

    Mine’s coming in the mail in a day or two, and I’m gonna keep your excellent review handy!
    As a 50 year guy into tech since he was 11 years old (vic 20, etc) and still going strong, I’m going to REALLY have a technogasm! Oops, TMI heh heh thanks for this great and detailed interview, it confirms my smart move on getting it :) PS: Android rocks, Apple… well, it’s just not an S II :)

  • Marsh

    To the reviewer….  Don’t listen to negativity, your article has great style and your data is accurate, once again, thanks again. I appreciate it.

  • Marsh

    To the reviewer….  Don’t listen to negativity, your article has great style and your data is accurate, once again, thanks again. I appreciate it.

  • Chuan1603

    this phone is nice..but why no chinese message type..?when will came for type message for chinese..please..

  • http://www.facebook.com/watcherjohn John Kirkpatrick

    Does the King have a brother with a keyboard?

    • Anonymous

      The U.S. versions should 

  • G Hoof23

    When is this phone being released to US/Verizon

  • taylor

    Is it 4G LTE?

  • Anonymous

    I guess you havent used a Sensation. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes I have. Pass.

  • TY4321

    Samsung makes nice phones as long as you don’t need to use the phone. Phone signal is horrible.

  • Gs2user

    It looks like no one confirmed that GS2 can support flash sites. I’ve been using GS2 for months and yes it can view flash sites, play video and games on site as long as it is supported by adobe flash player. (note that it can also play some non-adobe flash player movies).
     
    Here’s what I think before buying GS2 before.
    GS2 pawned iPhone4
    Iphone5 might/can’t pawned GS2
    but surely, GS3 will pawned everything.
    wait for GS3 quad-core processor with 12megapixel cam and much more incredible features.
     
    ./,, peace out!

  • Gs2user

    It looks like no one confirmed that GS2 can support flash sites. I’ve been using GS2 for months and yes it can view flash sites, play video and games on site as long as it is supported by adobe flash player. (note that it can also play some non-adobe flash player movies).
     
    Here’s what I think before buying GS2 before.
    GS2 pawned iPhone4
    Iphone5 might/can’t pawned GS2
    but surely, GS3 will pawned everything.
    wait for GS3 quad-core processor with 12megapixel cam and much more incredible features.
     
    ./,, peace out!

  • Budcasey

    Dear Blake,
    Did you test the GPS function? TQ

  • Kmkm19545822

    dear blake…i found your piece to be very helpful and informative.  i am a new user to this type of technology and i have a gs2 as my very first smartphone.  i love it.  i want to say that i really like the feature when taking a picture that it falls down to the right.  it seems to come in handy when everyone wants to “see” the pic right away…and u can delete it right there and then.  also, i have dropped it 3 times now, even to the point where the case has come away from the phone and it has survived…4 which i am thankful :).  thanks so much for your input…

  • Mohammed

    I need the software to interface my Samsung Galaxy s ii Mobile with my laptop , But i dont have the Installation CD, Can anybody give me the source form where i can get the software ?

  • Feline3

    I am new to smartphones & have a samsung galaxy gs2
    I don’t use most features, just calls, email, sms and the alarm clock.
    The battery lasts less than 24 hours how can I delete unwanted features and extend battery life?

  • Amphibious

    “From the menu, you can activate voice actions….”    Galaxy II does not have voice tags.  It does not integrate with my Ford Falxon XR6 bluetooth except for incoming calls.   I don’t want to have to take the damned ‘phone out of my pocket and screw around with menus so as to be able to initiate a call.    Vlingo is just as useless as the native Samsung application.   So I ask “what is the use of the voice features on this expensive gadget if there are no voice tags?

  • Randall Winkler

    Got It

  • kappi

    do you ever have problems with it freezing up?

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