The Samsung Galaxy S2 is an increasingly popular phone and so is the Nokia N9, but which smartphone is really the better one?

The Samsung phone has the larger screen at 4.3 inches with Super AMOLED Plus technology. The Galaxy S2 boasts a decent resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Nokia N9 on the other hand has a slightly smaller 3.9 inch screen with an AMOLED touch screen, despite the smaller screen the N9 actually has a marginally increased resolution of 480 x 954 pixels. On paper this makes the N9 a more crisp screen with a smaller screen but higher resolution.

Nokia N9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S2

The Samsung Galaxy S2 does blow the N9 out of the water when it comes to the processors. With a dual core 1.2GHz A9 processor the Galaxy S2 has double the capabilities of the N9 which has a single 1GHz A8 processor. A dual core processor is like having two brains instead of one and allows you to do more intensive things on your phone and multi task seamlessly. This dual core technology is new to the smartphone market and very few phones currently feature it making the Samsung Galaxy S2 a better bet for the future.

When it comes to memory both phones are equal with 1GB of RAM each.

In terms of internal storage the N9 is better but at a cost. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S2 with either 16GB or 32GB internal storage. The Nokia N9 can however, be bought with 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy does have the ability to expand storage through its memory card slot which takes a microSD card. The Nokia N9 doesn’t have a memory card slot so no external storage is possible.

The Nokia N9 features the relatively unknown Meego operating system by Nokia. This operating system is brand new and no current phones feature it so it is hard to compare. The Samsung Galaxy S2 runs the latest Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread and contains access to the huge Android marketplace. In this respect Android is better than Meego, leaving the Galaxy S2 to win this section.

A camera in a phone is a must these days and many people don’t even need a separate camera to their smartphone. Botht he phones in question have 8 megapixel camera and autofocus. The N9 does have a dual LED flash, whilst the Galaxy S2 has only the one.

The Galaxy S2 is 19g lighter than the Nokia N9 which comes a s a surprise because the Galaxy S2 is the bigger phone.

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