Samsung Galaxy S II Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Samsung Galaxy S II
Resolution: 8.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/3.2 inch
(4.5mm x 3.4mm)
Kit Lens: Non-Zoom
4mm
(30mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Native ISO: 0 - 0
Extended ISO: 40 - 800
Shutter: 1/15 - 1/16000
Max Aperture: 2.7
Dimensions: 2.8 x 5.1 x 0.4 in.
(70 x 130 x 10 mm)
Weight: 4.7 oz (132 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $500
Availability: 09/2011
Manufacturer: Samsung
Full specs: Samsung Galaxy S II specifications

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Samsung Galaxy S II
8.00
Megapixels
1/3.2 inch
size sensor
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Galaxy S II Summary

In some ways the camera in the Samsung Galaxy S II surpasses the camera in the competing iPhone 4 that we reviewed last Summer, but print sizes are about the same. There's no question, though, that the Galaxy S II's camera offers considerably more options and serves better as a pocket camera replacement in most cases.

Pros

Amazing screen; Good image quality; Offers more control; Virtual half-press on shutter if desired; easy uploads to social media.

Cons

Occasional signal trouble; Banding in Macro mode; Design is so slim it's sometimes hard to hold; Muted color.

Price and availability

Depending on the network, the Samsung Galaxy S II is available now for prices hovering around US$200. On Sprint, the model reviewed here, the prices is US$199.99 after $300 instant rebate and a 2-year agreement. On T-Mobile, a version is available for US$229 with a new 2-year contract. AT&T's model sells for $549.99 with no contract or US$199.99 with a 2-year contract.

Imaging Resource rating

4.5 out of 5.0

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