The Samsung Galaxy S2 boasts an advanced S-AMOLED display and Android Gingerbread operating system. Features like these make it one of the best selling Android smartphones to date, and provide a great user experience. In this article I will look at how users can benefit from this technology.
The Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen on the Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the most impressive features of the device. The screen on this phone is renowned for its brightness (even outside) and clarity of on screen content, which made it an instant hit with multimedia users. The screen is also well known for its wide viewing angles which make it ideal for showing photos and videos to a number of people at once, although you can also wirelessly stream content to a compatible TV, or instantly share photos and videos to Facebook and Twitter as well as dedicated sharing sites like YouTube and Flickr. The screen measures up at 4.3 inches within which a pixel resolution of 480x 854 ensures great levels of detail and quality. Whether you use your phone for gaming, viewing photos and videos, web browsing or more everyday tasks like writing emails and text messages, the screen ensures that the display is always top notch. In conjunction with the powerful 1.2 GHz processor, the screen is also very responsive when touched, and supports multi touch input which allows you to carry out functions like pinch to zoom when viewing photos and web pages, as well as using it to zoom the camera when taking photos and videos. samsung galaxy s21 5g
Another feature which makes the Samsung Galaxy S2 so popular is the operating system. The Android platform has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years. It has recently overtaken iOS (the operating system on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads) in terms of global market share, which really emphasises just how popular it is. Version 2.3, aka Gingerbread is the latest smartphone optimised version, and gives users of the Samsung Galaxy S2 a number of benefits. It is arguably the most customisable smartphone operating system out there, allowing users to assign apps and widgets to multiple homescreens, along with a wealth of content like different skins, themes and colour schemes.
Apps are available for download from the Android Market, which works in a similar way to the AppStore for Apple devices. The process is very simple, and allows users to almost infinitely increase the potential functionally of the phone. There are also plenty of widgets available from the Samsung Hubs, which also offer premium content like movies, music and games titles. The TouchWiz UI (v4.0) is Samsung’s custom Android interface, which gives it a different look and feel to the stock Android interface, and is well known for its ease of use and navigation. There is a new version of the Android operating system due for release shortly, called Ice Cream Sandwich. This was recently showcased on another Samsung handset called the Galaxy Nexus and it has been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S2 will support an update to this software when it is made available. This brings a number of innovations to the platform, with notable features including face recognition which makes use of the front facing camera, allowing you to effortlessly unlock the phone.