Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II

by Mahesh Kukreja · 3 comments

in Apple, Technology News

Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4th. We were hoping to get a complete upgrade including a bigger display and an aluminum back. But, Apple has retained the external design of iPhone 4 with internal hardware modifications.

Samsung Galaxy S II has been available since April 2011. It was recently launched in the US on AT&T.

I’ve chosen Samsung Galaxy S II to compare with iPhone 4S. Samsung Galaxy S II has quite good features to compare with Apple’s iPhone.

Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II – Technical Comparisons

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Samsung Galaxy S II has a better screen size & a 1.2 GHz CPU. Also, it has 1 GB RAN. But iPhone 4S has a dual core GPU that gives 7x more performance than iPhone 4. The primary camera of the 4S sports a CMOS sensor with better lighting. The secondary camera on iPhone 4S is just VGA while Galaxy S II has a 2 megapixel secondary camera.

Also, iPhone 4S has 960 x 640 display resolution with only 800 x 480 on Galaxy S II. Galaxy S II also sports a Gorilla glass. iPhone 4S doesn’t have a Gorilla glass but the quality is nearly the same as that of a Gorilla glass.

Not to forget, Apple iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5 which has more than 200 new features than iOS 4. Large number of apps are available for the iPhone 4S. Galaxy S II comes with Android 2.3.4. It also has good number of apps and games.

In the end, I’d like to say there’s a big competition between iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II. There’s not much difference between the prices of both these devices. If you’re a loyal Apple fan, then you can go for iPhone 4S. But, if you’d like to try something new, you can buy Samsung Galaxy S II.

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Preet Varun Singh October 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I think while comparing IPhone 4S n S2, one need to go beyond specs. As iPhone 4s with ios 5 is way better than S2 with android.

Given the quality N quantity of Apps in AppStore along with jailbreak, iPhone 4S is the best smartphone ever.

Apple focus has been a overall user expierience incl both software n hardware unlike Samsung.


Admin October 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I agree with you.


General Drake February 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I think it’s really funny how hard it is for the Apple people to come to terms with the reality that the Galaxy SII runs circles around the iPhone in any capacity especially raw performance (have you seen the side by side comparisons?) Understandably, the iPhone is the pioneer and Android absolutely is a copy in every way…but in this case, the padawan has become the master. Welcome to the new world where iPhone tries to play catch up to the droid.


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