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…
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)
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.
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
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|
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
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.
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
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 LTE: Android 2.3 Gingerbread + TouchWiz 4.0
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.
Galaxy S2 HD LTE: 8MP rear, 2MP front, 1080p video
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
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.
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