Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on March 27, 2013

Does the 4.65-inch display on the Galaxy Premier, outstrip the Galaxy S2 Plus’s screen? Is the Android 4.1 software on the Galaxy Premier powerful enough? Does the Galaxy S2 Plus come with a higher resolution camera? These burning questions (and more besides) are answered in the table below.

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Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Samsung Galaxy Premier VS Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus
Display 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 4.3-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
(315.914 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(216.977 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 1.2GHz dual core
Software Android 4.1 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8 or 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.9MP Yes, 2.0MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 3.0 with A2DP
Size 68.0 x 134.2 x 9.0mm 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.9mm
Weight 130g 121g
Talktime 10.75 hours TBC
Standby 600 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a stereo FM radio

 

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Connectivity

The spec sheet of the Galaxy Premier lists NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR as the core connectivity options. Data downloads will zip over 4G (if your network supports it). As for the Galaxy S2 Plus, Samsung has built it with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi as standard. But there’s no 4G here.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (1-0)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Size/Weight

The size battle plays out like this. The Galaxy S2 Plus is the slimmer of the two phones with a depth of 8.9mm. The Galaxy Premier is wider, measuring 68.0mm to the Galaxy S2 Plus’s 66.1mm. The Galaxy Premier carries more weight than the Galaxy S2 Plus. Compare the two and Samsung’s Premier phone is 130g and the Galaxy S2 Plus is 121g.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (1-1)

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Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Camera/Video

The Galaxy Premier’s 8.0 MP lens features a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 plus autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.9 Megapixels.

The Galaxy S2 Plus also sports a 8.0 Megapixel camera (with geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording), so there’s no real difference in camera quality. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 2.0MP.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-2)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Display

The Galaxy Premier features a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, 4.65 inches across with a quoted resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is 315.914.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Premier features a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 315.914.

Measuring 4.3 inches in comparison, the Galaxy S2 Plus’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen is not significantly smaller. Its 480 x 800 pixel resolution is no match for the Galaxy Premier’s 720 x 1280 pixel display. With 384000 pixels on the 4.3-inch screen, the pixel density is a dull 216.977 pixels per inch.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (3-2)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Processor

Comparing the processors, the Samsung Galaxy Premier has been constructed around an dual core TI OMAP 4470 chip, clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S2 Plus has a dual core 1.2GHz processor.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (4-2)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus

We’re only halfway through this fight and the Galaxy Premier leads by 2. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Galaxy S2 Plus good enough to win the forthcoming software, storage and battery life rounds?

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Software

Android 4.1 vs. Android 4.1.2
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-3)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Applications

Android 4.1 vs. Android 4.1.2 With three rounds left, the Galaxy Premier has stayed out in front. A victory for the Galaxy S2 Plus now looks unlikely.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-4)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Storage

Next up, the storage fight. You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Premier in 8 or 16GB flavours. The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus, meanwhile, rocks up with 8GB. The Galaxy Premier also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to 48GB. Likewise, a microSD slot on the Galaxy S2 Plus further boosts the overall memory on Samsung’s phone to 72GB.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (7-4)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy Premier and the Galaxy S2 Plus share the points (8-5)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Premier also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Galaxy S2 Plus is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a stereo FM radio.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (9-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins! (9-5)

The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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