Great hardware; Average software
21 November, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S2 is a great phone for the general user. It is fast, responsive, and works well when playing games. Battery life is also good. The front and the rear cameras are good for shooting and for making video calls. 3G works very well, even on slow networks.
Since it's release, the phone got several software updates from Samsung -- the latest one being Android 4.1.2. Unfortunately there are major bugs with the software updates. For example, when making or receiving voice calls, sometimes the phone will overheat suddenly within 10 to 15 seconds causing battery drain.
Another major issue is that the internal memory is divided into two chunks - 2 GB device memory + 12 GB USB memory. This causes "insufficient storage available" message while installing applications if the 2 GB device storage is nearly full (even if the USB storage is unused).
Would have rated this phone 5 stars had it not been for the poor quality of software from Samsung.
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