11-29-2011 03:59 AM
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  1. iskor12's Avatar
    i have to disagree, the cam in the S2 is slower.. on thing other manufactures have yet to catch up to apple on... the S2 does take great pics though.. i do love mine.. and am not really misssing my ip4
    I just messed with my S2 again...and I don't know what I was thinking. It is much slower, but it does take better pictures/videos. One thing that I did notice is that the S2 seems to even adjust the ISO settings quite well. While riding in a car that was going 60mph, I took some pictures and to my amazement, there was barely any blur. I will have to find that picture if I didn't delete it and post it.

    I found it.
    10-13-2011 03:29 PM
  2. dmnall's Avatar
    While I switched from an Samsung Captivate i897, which has a smaller battery then the sgs2, I was running jvs on my cappy *android 2.3.5* versus the uckh7 2.3.4 build, I am still getting very similar battery life of averaging 18+ hours, I went almost 17 hours and started charging at 44% and at home weak signal but the sgs 2 has better signal then my cappy ever did, the call quality is 100x better *considering I was using a i9000 based rom, kernel and modem on the i897*, which was expected since the cappy has the audience chip. But with Autosync on, Bluetooth always on, getting a ton of email and uploading data, streaming music for google music. Similar battery life as the cappy running gb = nice. Even with voodoo lag fix, the cappy still lagged where my sgs2 has not lagged at all and running the same amount of programs. The camera is fast enough for what I use it for and having the front facing camera as well as a flash was a welcome change from the captivate. But considering having a 1650 mah battery with a dual core 1.2 ghz cpu and 4.3 inch screen compared to the single core 1 ghz cpu, 4 inch screen and a 1100 mah battery with similar battery life still amazes me.

    HTH,
    Charlie
    10-13-2011 06:38 PM
  3. ayoo456#AC's Avatar
    i did the same switch also.. and i think there is something up with the speedtest.net app.. try using a web based speed test.. ive used speakeasy.com and gotten much faster speeds.. acutal HSPA+ speeds
    Wow what a difference

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII
    10-14-2011 09:01 AM
  4. erwaso's Avatar
    Is the messaging app quicker? My aria is slow sending SMS/mms. My next upgrade goes to the phone that can do it as fast as my work blackberry tour. Takes 2 secs vs 8 secs avg on my aria.
    10-14-2011 11:29 AM
  5. iskor12's Avatar
    Is the messaging app quicker? My aria is slow sending SMS/mms. My next upgrade goes to the phone that can do it as fast as my work blackberry tour. Takes 2 secs vs 8 secs avg on my aria.
    I've had many issues with texting on the S2. For instance...when you receive a picture text, it shows it as a video. I also have had a few failed MMS messages sending attempts with a 4 bar HSPA+ signal.

    I am slowly starting to learn that this phone...although great in beauty and speed...has a ton of issues, much more so than my old Iphone 4.

    Also, is there a way to disable it from asking me what program to use to make a phone call, every single time I make a call? Little things like this....I would expect the phone to learn and not ask me again. I think this phone will slowly drive me nuts.
    10-14-2011 02:09 PM
  6. Graphixx30's Avatar
    Also, is there a way to disable it from asking me what program to use to make a phone call, every single time I make a call? Little things like this....I would expect the phone to learn and not ask me again. I think this phone will slowly drive me nuts.
    The next time you go to make a phone call and the options for what program pops up, at the bottom of the popup window check the "make default" box to make that choice your default. You shouldn't be prompted after that anymore.
    10-14-2011 02:46 PM
  7. jermneedscoffee's Avatar
    Cheap batteries are not something you really want to deal with. You don't want that sucker overheating in your pocket and causing a small melt-down.
    10-16-2011 07:54 PM
  8. iskor12's Avatar
    The next time you go to make a phone call and the options for what program pops up, at the bottom of the popup window check the "make default" box to make that choice your default. You shouldn't be prompted after that anymore.
    I've checked that box many times before....It still asks.
    10-17-2011 08:42 AM
  9. EskibZ's Avatar
    I was in the same boat as you!

    I had an Iphone 4 and just switched to my s2 about 3 days ago. I love everything about it. i actually just finished rooting it about 10 mins ago.. lol and right now im looking for a ROM that extends battery life and overclocks.. still looking though.


    My overview on the ip4 vs. the GS2 is that the Iphone is for a more broad spectrum of consumer, its easier to use, and does alot. BUT.... the GS2 does WAY more and does it way faster its all about how you use it.
    11-29-2011 12:36 AM
  10. mrao's Avatar
    In all honesty...I think the call quality is better on the S2. Signal is better too.
    Seconded...and the screen, although lower res than ip4, is BRILLIANT..to say the least

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    11-29-2011 03:10 AM
  11. mrao's Avatar
    @Eskibz..Try out Simple & Clean Rom with the Speedmod kernel...or the CheckRom HD Revolution 3.1 with the Siyah Kernel....im getting close to 2 days of battery life with both..and i have 3G and GPS on all the time...and use tapatalk a lot...with sone 30 mins of FB and an hour of listening to music

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    11-29-2011 03:14 AM
  12. nj1266's Avatar
    I've checked that box many times before....It still asks.
    So what did you end up doing with the SG2? Did you keep it?
    11-29-2011 03:59 AM
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