Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs. Samsung Galaxy S2. The Unofficial Comparison Guide!

Samsung going to continue the legacy of its best selling smartphone in the history of Samsung Galaxy S II by introducing another update version of the phone Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. So far through its Galaxy S II, Samsung has managed to  sell over 10 million units worldwide and beat Apple to become new smartphone king in the world. Today we going to bring you all another the detail comparison between Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE versus Samsung Galaxy S II. How does they compare? Can the current model of Samsung Galaxy S II which help Samsung to secure their position as the world smartphone leader fare better than the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE model? Without further delay, let dig through the detail…

Complete Ultimate Comparison Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2

1. Design & Dimension

Galaxy S2 HD LTE: 129.8 x 68.8 x 9.5mm, 130.5g  (4.60oz)
Galaxy S2: 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm, 116g  (4.09oz)

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2 Dimension

If you checkout the measurement spec above, it is clear that Samsung Galaxy S2 has one of the thinnest form factor (merely 8.5mm) in the smartphone market and it weight less at only 116g compare to Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE.

2. Processor

Galaxy S2 HD LTE: Dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8660 Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 220 GPU
Galaxy S2: Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A9 CPU Samsung Exynos 4210, quad-core Mali-400MP GPU

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2 Processor

According to GSMArena, Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE will come with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion processor from QualComm MSM 8660 Snapdragon compare to the current Samsung Galaxy S II which employ 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor – an increase of additional 300MHz of CPU power. While at the same time, SG2 HD LTE will be using Adreno 220 GPU instead of Mali-400MP GPU.

Difference Between Adreno 220 GPU vs. Mali-400MP GPU. Which is Better?

So far the result has sided QualComm’s Adreno 220 GPU over Mali-400 and it is expected to outperform most of the GPU in the market.

  • Adreno 220 GPU in Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 offers twice the performance of the GPU in other leading dual-core ARM9-based chips. (Based on benchmark done on Neocore, GLBenchmark, 3DMM and Nenamark)
  • With 1.5 GHz MSM8660 CPU, Adreno 220 GPU is expected to be faster than Mali-400 MP GPU by 2.2 times according to AnandTech eval.

Initially Samsung was planning to deploy its latest 32nm’s Exynos 4212 into the Galaxy S2 HD LTE but due to the time constraint in getting the chip ready for SG2 HD LTE production, Samsung eventually ops for QualComm’s Snapdragon S3. If you looking at the spec we listed below, you will notice that you will get a better version of Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE if Samsung manage to cram the Exynos 4212 into the system.

Exynos 4212 Specifiction

Exynos 4212 is come with a higher clock frequency and “50 percent higher 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation – Exynos 4210″. Built with 32 nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process it promises “30 percent lower power-level over the previous process generation.” via Wikipedia

 

Family / generation Model Number Technology CPU Instruction Set CPU GPU Memory Technology
Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 45 nm ARMv7 1.2-1.5 GHz Dual-core Scorpion Adreno 220 Single-channel 333 MHz ISM/266 MHz LPDDR2
Samsung Exynos 4210 45 nm ARMv7 1-1.4 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 ARM Mali-400 MP LPDDR2, DDR2 or DDR3
Samsung Exynos 4212 32 nm ARMv7 1.5 GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 LPDDR2, DDR2 or DDR3

 

3. Display

Galaxy S2 HD LTE: 4.65-inch, 1280 x 720px, 316ppi, Super AMOLED HD, Gorilla Glass
Galaxy S2: 4.27-inch, 800 x 480px, 218ppi, Super AMOLED Plus, Gorilla Glass

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2 Display

As we all aware Samsung Galaxy S II uses a 108.5-millimetre (4.27 in) WVGA Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen which is covered by Gorilla Glass with an oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.  The resolution of the display is 800×480 px.

This time, Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE will offer an even better spec than it predecessor SGII. According to the latest leaked info reported by Engadget, Galaxy II LTE version will feature a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD with screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That mean the latest LTE model will have a screen with higher pixel density of  316 ppi compare to the current 218 ppi.

While Samsung will continue to use the fortified Gorilla glass. Same display spec with the Galaxy Nexus. You can check out the Galaxy Nexus’ spec and comparison with Galaxy S2 here.

4. Memory

Galaxy S2 HD LTE: 16/32GB + microSD
Galaxy S2: 16/32GB + microSD

Both the Galaxy S II HD LTE and Galaxy S II will has 2 GB of dedicated RAM by Samsung and 16 GB of internal mass storage. And there will be additional microSD card slot in the phone where you can have up to 32 GB of additional storage.

 

5. Battery Life

Galaxy S2 HD LTE: 1850mAh

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2 Battery

Galaxy S2 HD LTE will come a 1850mAh battery,  which is an additional 200mAh or 12.1% extra of battery life compare to Galaxy S2 (1650mAh) in order to accommodate for the increase of it bigger screen size.

 

6. Software / OS

Galaxy S2 HD LTEAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread + TouchWiz 4.0

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2 OS

It is believed that Galaxy S2 HD LTE will still be equipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the same as the current version of Galaxy S2 before Samsung finally upgrade it to the modern look Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). But it will not be long before the update be available to both the Samsung Galaxy S2.

 

7. Camera

Galaxy S2 HD LTE: 8MP rear, 2MP front, 1080p video

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs Samsung Galaxy S2 Camera

Galaxy S2 HD LTE will also come with the same camera spec as the current Galaxy S II with the 8-megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) at the rear and 2.0 megapixels at the front camera.

 

Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Detail Specification Comparison

Galaxy S2 LTE vs Galaxy S2 Spec Comparison

 

So Which Phone is Better? Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE or Samsung Galaxy S2?

If you checkout the spec above you will know that the real winner will be no other than Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE, which offer you a better screen size, better screen resolution, more powerful processor, higher spec of GPU and is 4G enable. Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE fare better compare to Samsung Galaxy S2 in almost every aspect except it is thicker by 1 mm and 14.5g heavier than later. But I can bet that you won’t even notice it, as it will be one of the greatest smartphone in the market when it is available then.

Did we miss out anything? Let us know through the comment below. Thanks

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83 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE vs. Samsung Galaxy S2. The Unofficial Comparison Guide!”

  1. Sivakumar B
    November 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Hello,
    In the above spec, it is specified that both Galaxy S2 HD LTE and Galaxy S2 are having 1GB RAM. Please clarify if it is the User Memory on the phone that is being referred to as RAM or RAM as in the case of a PC? This is because, the Internal User Memory (i.e, C: Drive of the phone in which the Operating System is installed) is seen 2GB out of which about 1.8-1.9 GB is seen as free User Memory in the Samsung Galaxy S2 phones currently available in India. Like this, if the Galaxy S2 HD LTE is having 2 GB Internal User Memory other than the Storage of 16 GB available in the phone? This is other than the optional 32 GB Expansion MicroSD Memory card.

    Request you to clarify if the RAM mentioned by you and the Internal User Memory (other than the Internal Storage of 16 GB) are one and same? If they are same, then why SGS2 HD LTE is having less memory than SGS S2? This is because SGS2 is having 2 GB User Memory. If it is true that SGS2 HD LTE is having 1 GB as against the 2 GB in SGS2?

    PLEASE CLARIFY WHETHER THE RAM MENTIONED BY YOU AND INTERNAL USER MEMORY ARE THE SAME.

    • Mike
      November 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

      Hi Sivakumar B,

      Yes, you are right. It should be at 2GB instead of 1GB as we had posted earlier. We have made the rectification to be reflected in our site.

      Thanks a lot for your info.

      Regards,
      Mike

      • Nadav
        December 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

        Hi Mike,

        Where can I see a comparision betweeng the S2 or the S2 LTE HD vs. the Note?

        It is URGENT for me.

        Thank you very much,

        Nadav

      • rias
        September 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

        dear mr. mike,
        i have galxy s2 g version and my prob is aint getting updates.please advise

  2. James S
    November 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    With the S II Skyrocket coming in on November 6th of AT&T, is there any word when the HD version will make it to the US, and which carrier?

    • Mike
      November 3, 2011 at 8:12 am #

      Hi James S,

      Thanks for your comment. It seem likely that US will have Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket instead of Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE as it will hold almost the same spec as HD LTE.

      E.g. check at the spec for 4G LTE enable, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and larger 4.5″ Super AMOLED touchscreen. Is almost like a substitute for HD LTE. Another thing US market always tend to get a model that attach to the carrier like AT&T instead of the international version.

      And Samsung Galaxy S II from AT&T – SGH-1777 in US is actually having the same spec as GT-I9100 (international version).

      Regards,
      Mike

  3. Laurent
    November 14, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Hi Mike (and thanks to keep us informed)

    Did you try to compare the SII HD LTE to the Galaxy Nexus yet?
    They seem to have a lot in common…

    • Mike
      November 15, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Hi Laurent,

      Yes, you are right. A lot in common in term of the spec for both. But we think Samsung will not release both at the same time. They might just get one out and release another to capture more market share instead of letting both sibling fighting together.

      We are currently working on the comparison for both the SII LTE and Galaxy Nexus – ETA this week.

      Btw thanks for your visit Laurent.

      Stay tune for more update from us.

      Regards,
      Mike

  4. Sivakumar B
    November 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Hello Dear Mike,

    If you have any information about the pricing of SGS2 HD LTE? How much will be its expected price? When it will be launched in India? I am very much interested in the spec of this phone and I don’t think I will get disappointed after buying this phone. I believe it will the best phone if launched in markets out of S.Korea. Myself as well as many of my friends are waiting to buy this phone after its launching in India. But I am not interested in buying the Galaxy Nexus as it offers a slightly scaled-down spec when compared to SGS2 HD LTE. Definitely I will go for SGS2 HD LTE, which will emerge as the leader of all smartphones in India, which I believe will occupy a far far ahead position of all other phones.

    Meanwhile, kindly confirm if the SGS2 HD LTE’s User Memory (i.e, C: Drive) has the same amount of 2 GB as in the case of SGS2 presently available in India.

    Thanks and regards,

    Sivakumar b

    • Mike
      November 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Hi Sivakumar B,

      It should be cost at the approximate price of HTC Sensation XE which was currently listed at around USD650 (INR33,100). About the lauching date think it will be aligned with the Asia Pacific region release date which will be around the end of this year or early next year.

      Yes indeed with spec, Samsung will again win itself as the best Android phone in the market.

      Yes, as Samsung always trying to woo in new customer it will definately bring in the same or more amount of user memory compare to the current SG2.

      But no thing is certain until Samsung make a final announcement of it plan in the press release.

      I hope that answer your question.

      Thanks
      Regards,
      Mike

  5. Mackie
    November 17, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Are you sure the HD has 850 spectrum (will it work on AT&T)?

    • Mike
      November 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

      Hi Mackie,

      Yes if according to the spec, SG2 HD LTE can support the 850 spectrum but even if it is blocked/ disabled there is always way to unlock it to work with AT&T’s 850 frequency. We will provide a specific guide on that if the SG2 HD LTE does not come with a 850 freq supported.

      Thanks for your visit btw.

      Regards,
      Mike

  6. Peace
    November 18, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Hi Mike, great post!

    I’ve purchased the samsung galaxy s2 hd lte and it’s really fantastic so far. i’m keen to get the accessories but it’s been difficult because it’s such a new phone that most suppliers tell me the accessories aren’t even in the market yet.

    Was wondering if you had any knowledge on which sites (i’m open to overseas shipping) i can purchase the samsung galaxy s2 hd lte, or if the accessories for the original S2 can be used for s2 hd lte as well, based on their specifications:

    – phone case/holder
    – bluetooth earpiece
    – desktop holder/charger
    – stylus pen

    Thanks for your help, hope to hear from you soon!

    • Mike
      November 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

      Hi Peace,

      Congrat for being the pioneer batch of lucky owner for Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE. Btw Piece is it the unit you having right now is Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket from AT&T?

      But we don’t think the current SG2 phone and desktop holder can fit into the new SG2 HD LTE as both of them are having a different form factor. For bluetooth earpiece and stylus pen think should be usable as most of the tools out there are standard part.

      As for the accessories you might want to check out the SGPStore, they offer a wide variety of accessories for Samsung Galaxy S2.

      Thanks for your visit.

      Regards,
      Mike

      • Peace
        November 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

        Hi Mike,

        To be exact, this is the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE.

        I’m guessing the cases are not suitable as the screen dimensions differ. i’m tempted to go crazy with universal stylus pens and wireless keyboards for this new toy of mine but am a bit apprehensive due to the unique gorilla glass features and it being an import phone. Any views on this?

        Aside to Sivakumar B, I got a friend to purchase it directly in Korea. i’m sorry I’m unable to provide the address as this was bought from Samsung dealers direct. If you happen to have friends traveling there, you can consider asking them to help you out.

        And thanks to Ashutosh! Yes the phone has been a dream so far. The colours are amazing and the phone is surprisingly intuitive.

        • Mike
          November 22, 2011 at 12:00 am #

          Hi Peace,

          Nice to hear from you again. Ic so it is the exact Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE, congrat again man think you are one of the first one outside the South Korea that own it. Yaya, the site yet to release any accessories for the SG2 HD LTE yet so might not be compatible with your phone then.

          In term of the universal stylus pen and wireless keyboard think maybe you can try to play safe, pay a visit to the nearby local shop and try those stuff up then only purchase it. Or if the online shop did offer something like 30 days money back guarantee then is a safe bet. We not really sure whether it will work or not as most part of the world still yet to receive the new HD LTE from Samsung but again those should be a generic part that should work with most of the devices add-on in the market.

          Thanks for your visit again.

          Regards,
          Mike

        • cmlee
          December 12, 2011 at 1:38 am #

          Hi Peace , whats the indian equivalent of the cost …. even i have a friend there in Korea who would come to India in abt 2 weeks …. can u give some guidance on purchasing this master piece

  7. Sivakumar B
    November 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Hello Peace,

    Let me also congratulate you for being one of the pioneer owners of SGS2 HD LTE handset. I wish to know from where you have bought this phone. Please provide me the full address of the Dealer/Sub-Dealer with their contact Email ID. I also wish to know about the exact price you have paid for the handset. This is because, I am also open to buying this phone from any place wherever it is available at present.

    Hope you’ll provide the required details here. Wishing you all the very best!

    Sivakumar B
    India.

  8. Ashutosh Sharma
    November 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Hi Mike!

    Wow! That was a great review of the two phones. Just got your page while surfing. Will remember this site. All The Best for the future!

    Hi Peace!

    Congratulations! On the new Samsung Galaxy S2 HD handset! Do give your feedback on what you feel about the handset.

    Thanks!

    • Mike
      November 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

      Hi Ashutosh,

      Thanks for the compliment. We will keep up our promise to deliver the best reviews and contents.

      Thanks for your visit.

      Regards,
      Mike

  9. November 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    can the galaxy s2 be upgraded to galaxy s2 hd lte? if not than when is it coming in pakistan?

    • Mike
      November 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      Hi SMAB,

      I kind of confuse what do you mean by upgrading to Galaxy S2 HD LTE? About the timeline of the availability, think should be somewhere around Dec or early next 2012.

      Thanks for your visit btw.

      Regards,
      Mike

  10. Gustavo From Brazil
    November 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    hello,

    please can you answer me by email?

    well, i live in brazil and a friend will buy galaxy s ii for me there in usa. Can you please make me a shot list of the best galaxy sii models THAT WORKS IN BRAZIL? i mean: unlocked! i believe its 1) LTE HD 2) LTE 3) i9100 4) i9100g…

    that´s because after after days of searching, i still cannot be sure that other models works here… i am only sure that i1900 woks here..

    please help!

    • Mike
      November 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

      Hi Gustavo,

      So far from our finding the Brazil’s GSM network can support the following bandwidth 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 and that mean all the Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100 & I9100G) and Galaxy S2 HD LTE are working there. But you may want to check with your local operator to confirm on the bandwidth they offer.

      Currently the best Samsung Galaxy model would be Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE but I don’t think it is available in Brazil or any part of the world yet but according to one of our user’s comment, you may get it at Korea.

      Actually both the I9100 and I9100G are the spin off of Samsung Galaxy S2 but in term of performance, I9100 is far more superior.

      I hope that answer your question, thanks for your visit btw.

      Regards,
      Mike

  11. Sivakumar B
    November 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Please inform me when the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE phone will be launched in the Middle East countries like Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. If already launched in any of these places, the email ID of the showroom or the retail outlet may please be given.
    Please also mention the prices ruling in these countries. Thank and regards to all.

  12. Arka
    November 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Hi Mike,

    A great post!
    Probably this post actually saved me from buying Galaxy Note,as this is just too great!
    Samsung will rule,again!
    Now I will wait and save my money for this baby when it releases in India.

    • Mike
      November 22, 2011 at 12:04 am #

      Hi Arka,

      Thanks for the compliment. Yep Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE from Samsung will again become one of the best Android smartphone in the world. The spec is really tempting.

      Thanks for your visit.

      Regards,
      Mike

  13. Nitin
    December 3, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Hey Mike
    I was very confused whether to buy galaxy s2 or galaxy nexus so after seeing this post I’m gonna go for HD lte only but my doubt is will this phone get released in India?

    • Mike
      December 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

      Hi Nitin,

      Think Samsung will release it very soon as the current SG2 has been hovering in the Asia market (except) Korea for more than 6 month from now. Ya think India will surely get it except if Samsung not planning to release it in Asia market else all the Asian country will surely get it.

      Projected will be this month or early next year.

      Thanks for your visit.
      Regards,
      Mike

  14. Nadav
    December 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Hi Mike,

    Where can I see a comparison betweeng the following?:

    Galaxy S2 or the Galaxy S2 LTE HD
    vs.
    galaxy Note

    It is URGENT for me.

    Thank you very much,

    Nadav

    • Mike
      December 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

      Hi Nadav,

      We will get the detail comparison between both done today.

      Thanks for your visit
      Regards,
      Mike

      • Nadav
        December 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

        Hello Mike,

        I’m Israeli but I stay in Romania very much lately so all what I refer to is about Romania, which is part of the EU since 2007.

        I played with the Galaxy Note in one shop and had the Galaxy S2 in my left hand.
        I noticed a bit faster internet loading sites in the Note. It is a bit brighter (both on maximum brightness) and too see a map (maps are important for me) or a site is more comfortable.

        It gets into my pocket without a problem.
        With my existing Nokian E51 if its in the back pocket and i seat on it by mistake nothing ever happen but I am not sure the Note will survive same situation in the same way (I’m only 60kg but still…)

        On the other hand, althoug the keybord has bigger letter to press on which is significantly easier both to see and to press on the correct one with less mistakes it is hard to reach the other end of the key board.
        When holding it with my right hand and writing with my thumb I reach but with effort and slowlier the a and q and z. If I try to do the same with my left hand it is on the limit of impossible (I am right handed and controll better my right hand).
        While in the S2 this is very easy subject just that the letters are a bit small and sometimes I make mistakes.
        The Note also gave me, just above the keyboard, all the time suggestion to complete the word while the S2 did not. I do not know if that was an option that was not chosen in the S2 or it is not possible at all. It is helpfull.

        Writing sms while driving / doing other multi fisical tasks is very frevent for me so using the keyboard easily is very important.

        I am not a web mobile user so much (until today I did not had the phone that can do that – maybe from now I will find usefull when it will be availible for me. On the other hand I am 90% of the day infront of my laptop/pc in the office/home).

        galaxy Note or to waite for the Galaxy S2 LTE HD (which is better than the S2 of today).
        One very impornat subject for me is the battery. I understand from your reviews that both LTE HD will have longer battery hour between charges.
        From what I saw:
        S2 “normal” 1650 MAh 4.30”
        S2 LTE HD 1850 MAh 4.65” 12% more battery on 8% more screen surface
        Note 2500 Mili Ampre hours 5.3” inch screen 52% more bettery on 47% more screen

        I am not sure about the bottom line difference in battery becasue the LTE HD has 4% more MAh per cm2 of screen and the Note has 3% more (both vs. the S2 “normal”)
        In the same time maybe they have processors that consume more or less energy and software that manage the energy differently.

        I will be glad if you can refer to this subject too.

        What whould you recommend?
        I mentioned many subject above. I am in the dairy farming (cows, milk, wheat ,barley, corn, tractors : )…..) so that my real and technical knowlegd is comming only from few days of reading in the internet and due to that reason I wish for your proffessional point of view on the subjects above.

        Thank you very much,

        Nadav

        • Mike
          December 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

          Hi Nadav,

          Sorry, we just miss the schedule to get the post out by yesterday.

          We get try our best to get it done by today by covering as much as possible of your above questions.

          Regards,
          Mike

        • Mike
          December 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

          Hi Nadav,

          We have completed the full comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 here.

          Regards,
          Mike

          • Nadav
            December 8, 2011 at 1:18 am #

            Hello Mike,

            Thank you very much, I appreciate your personal attitude.

            I will look into it very soon,

            regards,

            Nadav

          • Nadav
            December 8, 2011 at 1:28 am #

            Mike,

            You wrote that the Note has 24.1% bigger screeen doing the following calculation:
            5.3/4.27 = 124.1%

            But you should comparethe surface not the diagonal length in order to compare screen size.
            and the correct calculation would be:
            Galaxy Note 146.9mm x 83.0mm = 12,192.9mm square
            vs.
            Galaxy S II 125.3mm x 66.1mm = 8,282.33mm square
            And 12,192/8,282 = 147.2%
            That means that the size is 47.2% bigger screen = 47.2% more surface
            If there is also more consuming CPU than I am not sure what will be about the hours.
            What can be is maybe a better energy managenment software . . .

          • Mike
            December 8, 2011 at 8:53 am #

            Hi Nadav,

            You are right, by taking the surface area into the account for comparison instead of the diagonal length will be more accurate. Galaxy Note will have 47.2% more surface compare to Galaxy S2.

            That indirectly mean, Galaxy Note will be draining off the battery more if we use it regularly for browsing and video.

            More screen size = More battery usage & More processor power = More battery usage

            Yes, hopefully Samsung did instead come out with a better power management software but we doubt that. From our past experience, Juice Defender app is a must.

            Btw which one you currently opting for?

            Thanks for the info.
            Regards,
            Mike

  15. mido
    December 4, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    thanks for great info at all….

    i was seeking to buy GS2 but after your great comparison i will wait for galaxy S 2 HD LTE

    • Mike
      December 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

      Hi mido,

      You are most welcome. Yaya Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE will offer more juice than any of the current Samsung model.

      Should be real soon before Samsung announced its availability across the globe.

      Thanks for your visit.
      Regards,
      Mike

  16. Nitin
    December 6, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Hi Mike,
    I’m tired of waiting …please help to choose between galaxy note and galaxy s2 :) …which one s better?
    Thank you

    • Mike
      December 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      Hi Nitin,

      We have just completed the full comparison between both the Galaxy Note vs. Galaxy S2.

      Our decision will go for Galaxy Note but it will be very much depend on your daily usage of the device. If you need a larger screen with a greater clock speed processor then Galaxy Note is for you. But if you just need a powerful smartphone size device then Galaxy S2 will surely suit your need.

      Regards,
      Mike

  17. Tunv
    December 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi,

    Thanks for useful comparison.
    But I heard that this SG2 HD LTE is released for only Korea market, so maybe users in it won’t be supported much by developers in around the world.

    Do you have any information about this ? Is it really released just for Korea market? not a global one.

    Thanks .

    • Mike
      December 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

      Hi Tunv,

      Yes so far Samsung has only launched the SG2 HD LTE in South Korea, the rest of the country in the world will still have to wait before Samsung make it available.

      We have heard some of our reader did manage to get it from South Korea and according to ZdNet Korea, Samsung officially launched the HD LTE on 27 Oct 2011. Check out the translated news here.

      Hope that answer your question and thanks for paying us a visit.
      Regards,
      Mike

  18. Samsung galaxy s2 HD LTe seems great.. Does the unlocked version practically works with any sim and network anywhere in the world.. M planning to get it from overseas.. if its unlocked, can it be used anywhere in india with any network provider.. Plz help from pulak

    • Mike
      December 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

      Hi pulak,

      Yes practically it should be working fine. Currently Galaxy HD LTE (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) support most of the band use in the world including India which is using the band GSM 900/1800.

      So far we had heard that only South Korea has launched the phone but other countries will have to wait. So you will be shipping the phone directly from S. Korea?

      Thanks for your visit btw.
      Regards,
      Mike

      • December 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

        Thanks mike.. And Yeah had asked a friend out there to bring it.. He is scheduled to return in february.. But if its launched in india by then ll buy from here.. Whats the expected date of release in india and expected price
        regards
        pulak

  19. Sivakumar B
    December 15, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Hello Pulak,

    It’s heartening to note that you are going to buy the SGS2 HD LTE handset thru your friend. But I do not have any one out there in Korea to make such a demand. Meanwhile, if you can do me a favour by enquiring its Total Cost when arrived in India, (i.e, exact price plus duties and other charges)? I also wish to get one thru some agency. But I do not know whom to contact. I shall be grateful to you if you provide me with the contact details and email id of any dealer in S.Korea. If your friend will be of help, it will be great. But I do not wish to inconvenience any one. If your friend is willing to help me, it is okay. Please contact me to my email ID informskumar@yahoo.co.in My Mobile No. is 094461 80833. At present, I am based at Cochin, South Kerala, India. Thanks and regards.

  20. December 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Hi mike, can u say the advantages/disadvantages of windows phone over android.. What more can i get with samsung omnia w which i cant in android phones..

  21. December 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Hi mike, can u say the advantages/disadvantages of windows phone over android.. What more can i get with samsung omnia w which i cant in android phones.

    • Mike
      December 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      Hi Pulak,

      Sure sure. We will pull in another complete comparison between both the Windows Phone and Android.

      Do let us know if you have any other request. We will work that out.

      Thanks for your input-:)
      Regards,
      Mike

  22. nag
    December 22, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    hi mike…..thats a good comparision…. it helped me 2 choose galaxy s2 hd……

    HEY ANYONE FROM INDIA HERE PLZ HLP ME OUT WITH DIS PROBLEM……
    right now i am in china……here i can get korean version galaxy s2 hd….and they are giving 1 yr warranty…….but the problem is…it is not international warrranty….in a month i am moving to india….so if any thing happens to the phone,can i get service from samsung service center……i mean if i pay them will they do service?….or else where could i get service in india…….
    and will this korean version get all android updates from samsung?
    thanks in advance…….

  23. nag
    December 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    hi mike thats a very good comparision …….it helped me to decide to buy galaxy s2 hd

    right now i am in china……here i can get korean version of galxy s2 hd……and they offers 1 yr warranty ……but warranty is only applicable in that shop…….the problem is that after 1 month i am moving to india….and if any thing happens to the mobile……will samsung service center provide support on paying money?……or else where can i get service for this mobile.
    will all non indian version galaxy mobiles get android updates from samsung…..??

    ANYONE FROM INDIA PLZ HELP ME OUT WITH THIS PROBLEM……
    thanks in advance…………

    • Mike
      December 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

      Hi nag,

      Thanks for the compliment. Hmm… if the warranty only applicable to the shop most likely the unit is not come directly from Samsung China which they might have imported it from S. Korea or get from other channel.

      In term of the support by the Samsung Service Center in India, it very much on them whether they would accept the support – with or without a payment. If you happen to know someone working inside there then chances of you getting the support should pretty much easy. And most of the time you can also refer to the local mobile shops to get the service but of course their service usually come with a fee.

      Software issue usually could be fixed easily with the software upgrade or by resetting the ROM/ Kernel and there are big online communities like XDA forum which could assist you if you happen to face any issue with the phone. On the other hand, we think that hardware issue is always more tricky especially on the compatibility side.

      So far as we understand as long as the SG2 phone is manufactured by Samsung it should get the upgrade assurance from Samsung.

      PS: But please ensure that the unit you get from China it is not another fake duplicator of Galaxy S2 HD LTE, you heard bout the fake Apple shop in China right. The Chinese are too smart to duplicate almost everything which could bring them fortune.

      Do let us know if you have other questions.
      Regards,
      Mike

  24. Sivakumar B
    December 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    When I enquired about the Samsung SGS2 HD LTE with one of the Dealers in Kerala, I was replied that Samsung is going to launch SGS3 LTE in India before the end of March 2012. It is reported to have a 5.0″ screen with LTE capability with a 1.5 Ghz Processor. I view it as a good news as far as we are waiting for the SGS2 HD LTE with 4.65″ screen size. That this news has come from a Samsung Dealer really adds to the reliability of the news. If the SGS2 HD LTE is taking is Avataar with a 5.0″ screen size with LTE, it will certainly capture the market in India. No doubt.

    Any one has any news about the same? Please share your views.

    • Mike
      December 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

      Hi Sivakumar B,

      Thanks, that is a great piece of news before we celebrating the coming New Year 2012. Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE with a 5.0″ screen + LTE + 1.5GHz processor - that is rock!!!

      Can’t wait till the end of Q1 2012. We will keep you posted if there is any latest news on SG3.

      Thanks for the great info and Happy New Year 2012-:)
      Regards,
      Mike

  25. Hey mike, m still waitin for the comparison between android and windows phone.. Hope it ll be out soon... From Pulak
    December 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Hey mike, m still waitin for the comparison between android and windows phone.. Hope it ll be out soon… From Pulak

    • Mike
      December 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      Hi Pulak,

      Sorry for the delay. The comparison should have been coming out on last week but the busy Christmas week just got us tight up.

      We will get it up by this week and sorry for that.

      Happy New Year 2012-:)
      Regards,
      Mike

  26. zane
    January 12, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    Zane

    Hello Mike,

    I am currently living in China, and finally found one supplier who has the SGs2 HD LTE but unfortunately, it has no Arabic language support in its menue, and to me it’s a must to have. I have asked the supplier whether he can download Arabic language but he replyed that he has no software and couldn’t eventually so, would it be easy to do so some were else or no?on other words, shall I forget it about it or it’s not a major issue?
    Moreover, while I was checking the features of this phone, every thing was mentioned like
    what you have posted above yet with one more feature ” 4GB ROM”! I tried to understand from him what was it about but didn’t feagured it out because the main barrier of communication here is multy languages. Like he tried to say is that the “4GB ROM”, stand for the memory. Is that true!? does it mean that it’s not 16GB memory like it was listed above?
    Awaiting your valuable respond

    Thanks, and regards

    Zane

  27. Matthew
    January 15, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I have a Galaxy S2 HD LTE and try to use in Vietnam. However, I cannot send out message from my phone. (functions of phone call, receiving message and Internet access are without problem. Please advise how I fix Thien problem. Thanks.

  28. kolo
    January 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    hye
    do u know when the SG S2 HD lte will be released in UK
    plz reply,urgent
    cant wait for it

    • Mike
      January 19, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      Hi kolo,

      Our wild guess will be something before Q1 this year since it was approaching the end of Jan but Samsung yet to release any news on it.

      For your information, Samsung will be announcing the next generation of Galaxy S family – Galaxy S3 in the Feb during the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

      Regards,
      Mike

    • Mike
      January 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      Hi kolo,

      Sorry for the late reply. Am away for Chinese New Year holiday.

      So far from our info, it should be real soon for UK – before Q1 of 2012 in our opinion as Australia’s MobiCity has currently allowed preorder of the unit.

      Thanks for your visit btw.
      Regards,
      Mike

  29. January 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    AT&Ts LTE Band is 700MHz not 850. That’s only for the 3G 2G and HSPA+ 4G. They use a similar band to Verizons LTE 700 Band(nt the same a they are on different blocks of the 700MHz spectrum)

    • Mike
      January 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks a lot for the info.

      Regards,
      Mike

  30. kolo
    January 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    thnks
    i want to buy a phone, but i have to choose between the sony xperia S and th S.G s2 HD

    • Mike
      January 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

      Hi Kolo,

      We just check up the spec, yes Sony Xperia S does seem to be an interesting smartphone especially when you talk about 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 12MP camera, that is absolutely an awesome phone.

      But we think that Samsung will not be far behind on the feature of its upcoming Galaxy S2 HD LTE too.

      It is really a tough decision when it come to whether to go for Sony or Samsung. But we always recommend the users to wait and let others to feedback their first time experience prior to your buying decision.

      We hope that could give u a little idea.
      Regards,
      Mike

  31. J.Fly
    January 27, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Hi Mike, Does the normal Samsung Galaxy s2 support 4G Network? Thanks…

  32. February 4, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    when will galaxy s2 hd lte come to india and wat will its price be sir??

    • Mike
      February 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Hi kaushik,

      We projected the latest might be next month as Samsung is schedule to launch it in UK market this month.

      Regards,
      Mike

  33. cherry fr philippines
    February 22, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    hello mike, there are samsung galaxy s2 hd lte being sold here in our country now that came from Korea. There is a limit though in sms (text messaging). is there a way we can increase that?

    • Mike
      February 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      Hi cherry fr philippines,

      Could we understand what do you mean by ‘limit though in sms’? You mean number of sms storage in the unit?

      Regards,
      Mike

      • pheewz
        March 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

        it has only 80 character limit when sending and receiving messages…

        • Pusa
          April 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

          Hi mike pewee andcherry

          Im having the same problem too with the sms limited characters and its really annoying.I got my sgs2 hd lte from Korea and i wanna ask u guys coz im also from Philippines. Is the TV function working in your phone?Mine is working when we were still in korea but unfortunately not here in PH. It says no signal.

          Hope to hear from u guys soon thanks a lot!

  34. Vinod
    March 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    When are they releasing it in India.. i will sue them if they don’t do it soon.

  35. pheewz
    March 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    hi.. I am now using sgs2 lte korean version. I bought this phone from an online store. I am currently in the philippines. As far as speed is concern i can call it amazing but ive been having problems in terms of text messaging. It has only 80 character limit and also with the “from or sender issue”… It is so annoying.. Can you help me with this problem? Your response would be gladly appreciated… Thanks!!!

  36. Alan
    March 26, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Hi,
    Love the site!
    Now that we have the LTE released in Australia,
    Any chance for a side by side comparison? Eg, actual speed, screen, batt comparisons?

    It all looks great on paper, but in person it may be a very different story
    I know I am not alone here…

    • Mike
      March 30, 2012 at 12:09 am #

      Hi Alan,

      Thanks for the compliment. Glad to hear that Australia finally get the LTE version.

      We will try to see what we could come out with as currently the LTE version still yet to be available in our region.

      Thanks for the visit btw.
      Regards,
      Mike

  37. Carlos Rivas
    April 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi Mike!

    I see you know a lot about smathphones and I kind lke it. Can you tell me de differents in SAMSUNG GALAXY SII (The international one) & SAMSUNG GALAXY SII i1777?

    Thanks!

    • Mike
      April 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      Hi Carlos,

      Both seem to have a similar spec.

      You might want to refer to the full comparison from GSMArena here.

      Regards,
      Mike

  38. MACOI
    April 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    jst got my brand new S2.. AYUS na yun!!!!

  39. kaizer
    August 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Did you try to compare the SII HD LTE to the Galaxy Note yet?
    They seem to have a lot in common or witch one is the best …

  40. September 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    hi, im still here in korea and i bought a second hand s2 hd lte. i’ll be back soon in the philippines. i’m not using the phone right now, no SIM at all since koreans dont want to sell us SIM CARDS… will this phone work out in philippines? does this phone have international version? do i need to ask for a cracking/flashing for this? i’m confused if this will work out if i’ll insert a SIM in the philippines…. please help.. thank you/..

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