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

by Jerry D on January 10, 2013

If you compare the new Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus and the old Samsung Galaxy S2 side-by-side, which one wins? Does the 4.3-inch display on the Galaxy S2 Plus, beat the Galaxy S2’s 4.27-inch screen? How much storage capacity is there? How does the Galaxy S2′s 116g build compare? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions…

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Stat-fight: Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S2

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy S2
Display 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core 1GHz dual core Exynos processor
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 2.3
Storage 8GB 16 or 32GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus functionality, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video capture
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0+HS
Size 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.9mm 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.49mm
Weight 121g 116g
Talktime TBC 8.5 hours
Standby TBC 610 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, Wi-Fi direct, stereo FM radio (with RDS), optional NFC support, digital compass, gyroscope and an HDMI port

 

Analysis: Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S2

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Best Connectivity: Galaxy S2 Plus (1-0)
Best Size/Weight: Galaxy S2 (1-1)
Best Camera/Video: Draw (2-2)
Best Display: Draw (3-3)
Best Processor: Galaxy S2 Plus (4-3)
Best Software: Draw (5-4)
Most Applications: none (6-5)
Best Storage: Galaxy S2 (6-6)
Best Battery life: TBC
Best Extras: Draw (7-7)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie!

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is a strange update. Where exactly is the ‘Plus’? Yes, the processor is a bit faster and it includes NFC, which was an optional extra on the original S2. But the Galaxy S2 Plus is slightly bigger and heavier as a result, and there’s only a single 8GB storage option, where the original S2 model offered 16 or 32GB flavours. We’re left wondering: what was the point?

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