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Samsung Galaxy S2 Vs Apple iPhone 4s – Comparison

Apple iPhone 4S was unveiled some days back and which will go on sale from October 14. As the pre-ordered for the iPhone 4S started from October 07.  Many iPhone fans are disappointed as iPhone 4S did not have any innovative feature.

One of the biggest competitor for the iPhone 4S was already in market, Samsung Galaxy S2, it will be interesting to have a comparison of the features of the two competitors.


  • Samsung Galaxy S II – Dual Core 1.2 or 1.5 Ghz processor
  • iPhone 4S – A5 dual core processor

Phone 4S is powered by a dual-core A5 chip, which also has dual-core graphics capabilities. On the other hand, the Galaxy S2 has a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor.

Operating System

  • Samsung Galaxy S II – Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • iPhone 4S – iOS 5

As we all knows that Android OS is loved by all because of its open source and easy customization. It’s pretty straight comparison, the iPhone 4S locks you with iOS 5 which is completely revamped with message notifications, new camera app and other changes. The Android 2.3 looks stale when compared to iOS 5 however the answer between the best operating system depends on the users what they prefer – go for open source or be with iOS.

Display Screen

  • Samsung Galaxy S II – 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display
  • iPhone 4S – 3.5 inches IPS LCD display

The Galaxy S II phone has WVGA 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 800 x 480 pixels while its competitor iPhone 4S has 3.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen display with 640 x 960 pixels resolution.


  • Samsung Galaxy S II – 8 mega pixel rear and 2 MP front facing
  • iPhone 4S – 8 mega pixel rear and basic VGA camera on front

Both Apple iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II phone comes with 8 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash. The major difference comes in front camera where Galaxy S II leads with 2 mega pixel camera as that of VGA camera on iPhone.


When it comes to Apple they always go for fixed memory and it determines its price. iPhone 4S is available in 16 GB, 32 GB & 64 GB models with no external storage. Whereas on the other hand, Galaxy S II provides 16 GB of internal memory and it can be expanded further up to 32 GB in size using the microSD card slot.

Network & Speed

Samsung Galaxy S II clearly emerges as the winner as it has 4G WiMax capabilities. Along with that the HSPA+ connectivity provides you a top speed of 21 Mbps. You would be disappointed with iPhone 4S just providing 3G HSPA speed of only 14.4 Mbps only.


The Galaxy S2 has a, Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery offering up to 710 standby time using 2G, up to 610 standby time using 3G, you will get up to 18 hours 20 minutes talk time using 2G and up to 8 hours 40 minutes using 3G. With 1650 mAh battery on Galaxy S II, it can provide you a 8 hours of talk time and same could be found on iPhone 4S with undisclosed battery specifications.


Samsung Galaxy S2 range from $ 199 to $ 229 in contract with US carriers and unlocked device is priced at over $ 600. The iPhone 4S continues in 16 GB at $ 199, 32 GB at $ 299, 64 GB priced at $ 399.

The Verdict

Both phones, Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S are amazing smartphones which perform very well and are worth the money you put in. But iPhone 4S sports a very small screen compared to the competition from its Droid counterparts. Samsung Galaxy s2 is not far behind, with prices lesser than that of an iPhone 4.

Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4S  are trying to attract customers in what seems a fight of super phones. This 2 phones are great and almost compete in every sense of the competition. So what do you think about the above comparison.

About the author


I am Vishal Gaikar, Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharastra, India. Email Me @ vishal@techbucket.org


  • The price of Samsung Galaxy SII in India is INR 28,500 (after 1500 discount from Flipkart) whereas iPhone 4S price is INR 42,500. With features almost comparable between these smart phone, my preference would be Samsung Galaxy SII, as I will save INR 14,000, which is a huge saving.

  • Samsung Galaxy S2 Vs Apple iPhone 4s – Comparison please reply in dono me se koun sa acha hai and koun sa handset le please mujhe bataao koun sa handset le hum

  • The iPhone is far better than the s2 because it’s got more friendly software plus it’s video chat quality is impecibale. It’s got better apps to. It’s better for entertainment purposes because of iTunes. It’s got better features too like iCloud, iMessage etc.

  • the samsung is sosososo much better, i have it, i used to have an iphone but trust me its so much better.

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