Between iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II, Which is the Winner?

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

The iPhone 4 is without doubt Apple’s latest and most competitive mobile phone. Can you think of a handset that can closely compete with it in terms of design, performance, and capability? For me, one device comes to mind and that’s the Samsung Galaxy S II. Perhaps you’re aware that the Galaxy S II is Samsung’s latest pride and joy. So, if you are thinking of buying one of these two handsets, I hope this comparison will help you decide!

There’s an obvious winner when it comes to this end and Samsung Galaxy S II is it! You see, this is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset and 1GB RAM while the iPhone 4 only has a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM. In addition, Galaxy S II has 16GB/32GB internal memory with microSD card support. iPhone has 16GB/32GB internal storage as well but no support for microSD card.

Operating System
The iPhone 4 operates on the iOS 4, the operating system which Apple dubs as the “world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” iOS 4 brings an elegant and responsive user interface, which means an easier and fun time tapping, swiping, dragging, pinching, flicking or twisting your fingers when accessing apps. The Samsung Galaxy S II runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and TouchWiz 4.0 user interface. This also provides excellent customizability and multitasking. Both OS are superior so it’ll just be on the user’s discretion and needs which one he or she opts for.


Samsung Galaxy S II has a bigger display at 4.3 inches. It is a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels. Apple’s iPhone 4 has the new Retina display with 960 x 640-pixel resolution. The iPhone’s resolution may be higher but its 3.5-inch screen is small compared to the Galaxy S II.

If you are after a small phone, the iPhone 4 is the best bet. It only measure 115 x 58.6 x 9.3mm and weighs just 137g! Take note that its thickest point is 9.3mm. However, you might think that it’s heavy when you look at it because of its stainless steel and glass industrial design. Apparently, the stainless steel edges add to the phone’s durability.

Samsung Galaxy S II on the other hand measures 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm. It’s kind of big but it is very thin! Thinner than the iPhone 4! And lighter too since it only weighs 116g. What makes it so light is its plastic cover at the back.

In this regard, which would you prefer, small but heavy or bigger but light? Your choice!

Camera capability is now a big thing among handset owners so both the Galaxy S II and iPhone 4 have it. Galaxy S II comes with two cameras. At the rear is an 8MP camera with LED flash and autofocus. Its other features include geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization and face and smile detection. It is also capable of 1080p video capture. In front is a 2MP camera for video chat.

iPhone 4 has a 5MP camera with LED Flash. It can also capture 720p video. Photo and video tagging is also possible with its camera. Don’t fret because iPhone 4 has a front camera as well, a VGA one that can get photos and videos up to 30 frames per second.

Well obviously Galaxy S II is the winner here. iPhone 4’s 5MP camera is puny compared to S II’s 8MP cam.

So, these are the important things you need to know about these two phones. If I were you, Id’ go for the winner. And in this case it’s obviously the Samsung Galaxy S II!


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