Samsung Galaxy S2

The Good Beautiful 4.3-inch screen; insanely slim and light; very fast; great camera; attractive design; endless features and customisation options.

The Bad Filled with app bloatware; menus are confused in places; not as user-friendly as HTC and iPhone rivals.

The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy S2 crams a gorgeous display, lightning-fast processor and powerful camera into one of the slimmest, lightest smart phones we've ever had the pleasure to hold. The Android operating system could be more user-friendly, but it's never felt faster.

Editors' Rating
8.8 Overall

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Review

Samsung Galaxy S2

Aug 2011

There's very little to dislike about the Samsung Galaxy S2. This smart phone is astonishingly fast, with a gorgeous display, a good camera and all the power of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. And it's somehow all crammed into a case so slim and light that it seems to break the laws of physics.

There's no doubt this is a phone that will impress the geeks in the room. But, if you're not so keen on expressing your geeky side by spending hours tweaking the seven home screens, deleting some of the app bloatware, and customising the millions of options, this phone may be more of a chore than a treat.

It's not cheap, either. Expect to pay around £500 for the SIM-free version. You can also pick it up for free on a £30-per-month contract. Clove and Vodafone provided our review samples.

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