Samsung Galaxy Smartphone



The Samsung Galaxy smartphone is a very popular phone all over the world. The Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) and the Samsung Galaxy S Plus (i9001) are the successors of the immense popular Samsung Galaxy S1 (i9000). I am going to discuss the most important differences between those Samsung smartphones.



The Samsung Galaxy S1, Galaxy S Plus, Samsung Galaxy S2 all have a big multi-touch display, 4.3 inches has the Galaxy S2 and 4 inches on the S1 and S Plus. The Galaxy S1 and S Plus both make use of a very bright Super Amoled technology which is readable in almost all circumstances. The Galaxy S2 even has an improved display and it’s called the Super Amoled Plus-display, which is even brighter then the Super Amoled screen the 2 other smartphones have.


Operating System


The Samsung Galaxy smartphone S1 runs out of the box on Android 2.1 (Eclair), but in the mean time it got updates to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S Plus run both out of the box on Android Gingerbread and the skin around Android on the Galaxy S1 is TouchWiz 3.0 interface. The S2 and the S Plus both have TouchWiz 4.0 and this interface makes it possible to create a home screen with access to online apps, to customize with the additional access to 4 Samsung Hubs. Social Premium Hub for the use of social networks, the Game Hub for mobile games, the Reader Hub for the use of e-books and the Music Hub for online music.




The Samsung Galaxy smartphone S1 has a powerful single core 1 GHz processor, the Galaxy S Plus has a significant faster 1.4 GHz processor on board. The Galaxy S2 has a more modest 1.2 GHz processor compared to the Galaxy S Plus but on the other hand it has a dual-core processor. Multiple tasks can be divided between multiple cores, and because of this the multitasking will be faster.




The Samsung Galaxy smartphone S1, Galaxy S Plus and the Galaxy S2 are all standard equipped with 3G/HSDPA and Wi-Fi for fast wireless internet access. Also Wi-Fi hotspot functionality (Galaxy S1 has to have an Android 2.2 for this functionality), DLNA and Bluetooth 3.0 are all standard. The Galaxy S2 has an improved 2 MP webcam compared to the S1 and the S Plus because they have a VGA webcam. Compared to the 2 other smartphones the Galaxy S2 also has an extra called Wi-Fi Direct and in some countries the smartphone is also equipped with NFC.




Both the Galaxy S1, Galaxy S Plus has a 5 MP camera with a 720p video record option. Enthusiastic photographers will miss the flash option, however the Galaxy S2 has an 8 MP camera with 1080 Full HD video recording option. It has a LED flasher and none of the above smartphones has a separate video button.




The Galaxy S1 and the S Plus come in an 8 GB and 16 GB version. The Galaxy S2 comes in a 16 GB and 32 versions. The memory of all three smartphones is extensible through microSD.


Document viewer/editor


The Samsung Galaxy smartphone S1 and the Galaxy S Plus both have the Thinkfree Office document viewer editor, to view and edit Office and PDF files a long the way. The Galaxy S2 even comes with Polaris Office, an improved edition of ThinkFree Office.