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Is it stupid to buy sgs2 today??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lympero, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Lympero

    Lympero Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello. After a lot of reading etc i was ready to order a sgs2 today. Then samsung announced the sgs2 lte, with upgraded specs. The only thing that worries me is the screen size! Argh!!

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  2. umadbro

    umadbro Member

    why not just wait for the iphone 5 by your logic?

    New phones are coming out all the time. if you keep waiting for a new phone then its stupid
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  3. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Android Enthusiast

    Better yet wait for the iPhone 6 as it will be VERY improved!

    The sounds to me to be the Verizon LTE version and would not work for GSM users
  4. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Android Enthusiast

    When will LTE/4G networks be available in your region? Here in the UK there is no danger of these being ready any time soon!
  5. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    wat are the upgraded specs with the SGS2 LTE apart from.. well, LTE? i saw some comparison pics posted recently where i think the screen size is the same

    EDIT: oh the SGS2 LTE is 4.5inch? hmm, i'd say thats pushing my size limits. the 4.3 inch screen im using now is probably the largest size i'd be comfortable calling a phone :D
  6. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Depends where your from, 4G isnt much use in most countrys atm, I don't even get H+.

    The increase to 1.4GHz won't make much difference at all and then theres just the screen size. 4.3" vs 4.5" and maybe NFC which I wouldn't use even if my phone supported it.
  7. kiiat

    kiiat Member

    i went from a blackberry bold 9700 to the htc desire hd and that was a big jump in size overall (it seriously felt like i was holding a calculator up to my ear!) but i got used to it. i'm sure you'd get used to the bigger size if you really wanted the phone.
  8. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I wouldn't have thought there was much call or use for LTE/4G in Greece judging by this:-

    Greece Mobile Network Operators

    One company appears to be at the "trial" stage.

    Here in the UK, "a spectrum auction due in 2012", probably means at least another couple of years from now before half decent coverage for 4G. See here:-


    and 95% coverage is envisaged by 2017!

  9. CZ Eddie

    CZ Eddie Member

    Not sure when it'll be released in Greece.
    But the SII is scheduled to be available at AT&T in USA on the 19th of this month. About twenty days from now.

    If it were me, I'd wait. It's okay to be obsolete in six months. But twenty days? You'll be kicking yourself in no time at all.

    Two months? Well that would be different.
  10. Gearu

    Gearu Android Expert

    bigger screen sounds cool but the pixels will be bigger, it's still 480x800 and 4.52 inch screen may ruin it. Also I assume that being in greece you won't have access to LTE network.
    Go for Original S2 perhaps.
  11. Lympero

    Lympero Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't really care for lte... Just for the faster processor and mainly for bigger battery....but that screen must be awful .
  12. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    i think u just decided for urself :D the processing power, i really dont think u'll notice it. the bigger screen, u definitely will.
  13. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Android Enthusiast

    The SG2 in it existing form is the best out there right now. I do not think even the other MFGs next device will beat todays SG2.

    Just get it and you will be glad.:D
  14. RanRuobin

    RanRuobin Newbie

    feel strange about the hype people make:
    1) when you buy any electronic tool (notebook, phone, TV even a washing machine) it is considered to be old after some month. the life cycles of electronic products are getting shorter and shorter. This results in : the consumer is the lab rat (beta tester); the quality is getting down; the marketing noise is more important than a long term stable product.
    2) 80% of the people I know don't have a glue about the technical capabilities of a high end phone like SG2, or Iphone 4 or Nokia N8 etc... they simply use it for telephoning and SMS. If they use Email and play now and then a game, they think they are a advanced user.
    3) the other point is: as the life cycles are so short, the software for the high end users like us will not be developed. A SG2 is such a powerful tool (remember about 2 years ago the same power of dual core 1,2 was a high end note book PC). I saw some people installing a virtual machine and using a full version of LINUX on the SG2.
    4) the software guys do simply have not enough time to make good, usable and reliable applications

    So, if you think about buying a phone like SG2 or any highend phone............buy it.....you will use it 50% anyway and after 12-18 month you will buy another """high-end""" phone and so on.
    We are lab rats and high end consumer idiots.
    And we enjoy it : :) :)
  15. Lympero

    Lympero Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I decided ( maybe. :p) to wait... The battery problems ( I want to get a full day 6.30am to 11pm of lots of wifi browsing etc) have worried me too much.
  16. Hodsgod

    Hodsgod Newbie

    It may not be much better, the battery will be bigger, but the screen is bigger too, it's the screen that uses all the power.
  17. Gearu

    Gearu Android Expert

    And the normal S2 is so slim and slinky. I don't think I want a thicker phone ever again.
  18. Hodsgod

    Hodsgod Newbie

    I feel completely the opposite, it is too slim, and it is at the cost of battery life. It is crazy slim when you consider the power of the phone, and why have i got a phone I cant use? I can't use it because i have to be careful to get back to charge it up all the time.

    I said it before, they should have made it 2mm thicker and put a decent battery in it. It's a Rolls Royce with a big engine, and the fuel tank from a mini.
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  19. Captpt

    Captpt Newbie

    We're still waiting for the Galaxy S2 over here in the states!! :)
    Supposedly it will finally be released this month, seems we're always the last to get the newest greatest phones after they are released around the world..
  20. Joe563

    Joe563 Lurker


    The battery hardly last at all! This is my only major problem with this phone, I have to make sure Im near a charger all the time!! Its nutts man!

    Samsung definately should have made it a little thicker and stuck a massive battery inside, I wouldnt mind the weight or the size that much, but at least allow me to surf the internet, send some e-mails, listen to music and watch a video without it going dead in less than half a day!

    Whats the point?!!

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