Samsung Galaxy S II Review

 
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Model Name: Samsung Galaxy S II 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: Galaxy S II
Camera Format: Other
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $169.99
Date Available: 2011-09-01
Tripod Mount: No
Weight: 4.7 oz (132 g)
includes batteries
Size: 2.8 x 5.1 x 0.4 in.
(70 x 130 x 10 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.0
Sensor Format: 1/3.2 inch
Sensor size: 15.5268mm2 (4.54mm x 3.42mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.39 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 1968 (6.4 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1232 (2.5 MP, Other),
800 x 480 (0.4 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30)
1280x720 (30)
720x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
176x144 (30)
Movie File Format: MPEG4, H.264, H.263
Composite Video Out:
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Fixed focal length and aperture
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 30 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.65 (fixed)
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto, Macro, Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 4.5
Rear Display Resolution: 1,152,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (40-800?), 100, 200, 400, 800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent
Shutter Speed Range: 1/15 - 1/16000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 1.0EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Smile shot, Beauty, Panorama, Action shot, Cartoon; Scene mode: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dawan, Fall colour, Firework, Text, Candlelight, Backlight
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: LED; On, Off, Auto
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: None provided
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: MPEG4, H.264, H.263
Included Memory:  
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): MicroUSB, 3.5mm Ear Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 1800mAh Lithium-ion Rechargeable
Batteries Included: Proprietary 1800mAh Lithium-ion Rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3G/4G, Android 2.3, 1.2 GHz Dual core Exynos processor, 4.52" Super AMOLED Touchscreen, 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash, tap to focus, face detection, Geo-tagging, up to 1080p movies, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB. Available in black. Other variants are available in black or white with 4.3" screen.

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