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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The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market with its dual core processor. You can now get the Samsung Galaxy S 2 with no upfront costs so you get a free smartphone! Here at SuperCheapMobiles we have collated the best free Samsung Galaxy S 2 deals on the major UK  networks in one place.

The tariffs differ from network to network but make sure you get the tariff that suits you best, the one with the your required number of minutes and texts. Don’t forget the increasingly important data allowance, which allows you to use the full internet features of the Galaxy S 2 when on the road.


Running the Android OS, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 will need a lot of data allowance, 3 Mobile offer the best data allowance with 1GB data a month which should be enough for causal use of the internet. If you need lots of minutes then 3 Mobile again offer the most lucrative deal with 900 minutes included.

If you send lots of texts then Vodafone, O2 and Orange offer unlimited texts but please note they come with a fair usage policy. 3 Mobile does include a large 5000 texts but that may not be enough for your needs.

If you want a cheap line rental then 3 Mobile and Vodafone both offer £30 a month contracts. However 3 Mobile probably offer a bit more with the large 1GB data allowance and 900 minutes.

 

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Samsung recently unveiled that the Samsung Smart View app is available for the Samsung Galaxy S 2. The Smart View app allows users to watch TV through their Samsung Galaxy S 2. However you need to link it first to a Samsung Smart D7000/D8000 TV, which start from a pricey £1300 but do have LED screens and 3D compatibilty.

This isn’t the first time Samsung has offered TV content using your mobile phone. In 2010 they launched the Samsung Remote, allowing you to watch the same TV programme that you were watching on your TV on your mobile phone. The intention was that you wouldn’t miss any of the programme and could watch the programme anywhere in the house, when making a cup of tea for example.

This idea didn’t really take off so Samsung has created the Smart View app. The app allows you to watch whatever programme you want instead of the same one. The idea has very big potential, especially with use with tablets. The Smart View app will be out for the Samsung Galaxy Tab later this year, and is currently only available on the Galaxy S 2.

Guy Kinnell, Marketing Director for TV, Samsung UK said “Samsung Smart TV is leading the ‘smart revolution’ not only with the features of Smart TV itself – such as rich content, 2D and 3D picture quality, smart functions and design – but also with input devices using our Qwerty smart remote control, the Samsung Remote app, and now with Smart View,”

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The two latest smartphones from Samsung and HTC go head to head in a Samsung Galaxy S2 v HTC Sensation comparison!

Both the phones are the first batch of smartphones to contain a dual processor, both running at 1.2GHz there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two phones when it comes to processing power. The HTC Sensation has only 768MB of RAM, compared to 1GB of RAM in the Samsung Galaxy S2, this allows the Samsung Galaxy S 2 to gain slightly faster loading times and can deal with lots of data at once more efficiently than the HTC Sensation.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a large 16GB or 32GB internal memory, which is massive compared to the HTC Sensation’s 1GB. You can expand the storage space in the Sensation using a microSD card upto 32GB.

A department where the HTC Sensation beats the Samsung Galaxy S2 is with screen resolution. Despite using the Super AMOLED Plus technology, the Samsung has a slightly lower screen resolution of 480×800 pixels compared to 540×960 pixels in the HTC. The Sensation also has dual LED flash, one more than the Galaxy S2. The HTC’s screen of 4.3″ is only slightly bigger than the Samsung’s of 4.27″. Both provide a very good screen size allowing for easy navigation. The Sensation features 2 cameras, a 8MP back facing one and a 1.2MP front facing one for video calling. The Samsung also has 2 cameras, the front which is also 8MP but the front facing camera is slightly better at 2MP, pipping the HTC Sensation when it comes to the cameras.

The HTC Sensation weighs a heavy 148g compared to just 116g for the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S 2 is also an incredible 2.8mm thinner than the HTC. The Samsung phone is just 8.49mm thin, the HTC a bulky 11.3mm.

All in all both phones are really good, high quality phones but the Samsung Galaxy S2 probably just pips the HTC Sensation. Main reason is due to the weight and size, also the better front facing camera which is very useful for video calling. The HTC Sensation isn’t of the thin and light category of smartphones but still lies comfortable in the hand.

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The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is the latest smartphone from Samsung. It is aid to be the best smartphone on the market with its super-slim style and surprisingly light handset.  The unbelievably vibrant and big screen (4.3″) features the fantastic Super AMOLED Plus technology, making the screen comparable with the iPhone 4, perhaps even better.  The Samsung Galaxy S 2 has a 8.1 MP camera along with LED flash allowing you to capture those memories in stunning 1080P HD. The phone also has a front facing camera of 2 MP for use with video calling. It also has a dual core processor for insane loading times, one of the few smartphones with two processors. All this and it is only 8.9mm thin and weighs only 155g!

Below we have compiled some of the best Samsung Galaxy S 2 deals, one from each of the major networks:

 

Samsung Galaxy S 2
The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is an amazing 8.9mm thin, making it thinner than the iPhone 4. Surprisingly the phone is a mere 115g, which is great considering the technology within the phone. With its 1.2GHz dual processor, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is amazingly fast, apps load almost instantaneously, giving the user a perfect smartphone experience. This is backed up by the 3 million units that were preordered before release! In South Korea, samsung have sold 1 million units in one month, overtaking the iPhone in monthly sales in South Korea.

Samsung Glaxy S 2The phone comes with 16GB internal storage, which puts it in front of the HTC Sensation and 1 GB internal RAM. There is also a microSD port where you can insert a microSD card upto 32GB, giving the phone a large amount of storage. Running the latest version of Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) allows for quick loading times and a great browser experience, similar to that of a PC. There is also a MicroUSB port for transferring files between the phone and PC. There is a feature for HDMI-out so you can view the screen on your TV.

The Samsing Galazy S 2 has the ability to support Near Field Communication (NFC), this can be used to pay for goods using your phone at selected retailers. A feature sure to play a big part in the future of mobile payments.

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 has already had some massive sales figures, proving that it is a better  phone than its predessor, Samsung Galaxy S. There are many good smartphones out there but this one seems to be slightly better than the others currently available, due to its dual core processor and high quality screen. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 doesn’t come cheap, starting at £520 sim free and free on a contract from £35, it is worth every penny however. Check out the latest Samsung Glaxy S 2 deals.

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