Samsung Releases a Comparison Chart: Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S

Not to be overshadowed by Apple’s announcement today of the iPhone 4S, Samsung has sent out a chart showing a comparison between their latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S II to the new iPhone 4S.

 

·         Screen size benefits scale by AREA (length x width), not just diagonal;  the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II has 42% more screen area and Sprint / T-Mobile versions of Galaxy S II have 58% more screen area than the iPhone 4S.

·         The Galaxy S II HSPA+ network speeds are at least 50% faster with AT&T 21 MBPS and three times faster with T-Mobile’s 42 MBPS than the iPhone 4S’s 14 MBPS HSPA network.

·         Galaxy S II continues to have the thinnest smartphone design with the fastest network speed on each of the networks carrying the smartphone (AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile) including today’s announcement of the iPhone 4S specs for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

·         Open Ecosystem – Consumers can use the Galaxy S II to buy music from Amazon, Rhapsody, or a variety of other music services, as well as multiple cloud music services supported such as Amazon, Google Music and multiple video chat clients available for use including Google Chat and Skype. The Samsung Galaxy S II is not limited to a single manufacturer’s storefront or app store.

I do have to say, that they do have some valid points. But then again, I’m sure these points will be lost on most potential iPhone buyers…

Feel free to chime in with your own comparisons.

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  • Ahmed_janim

    there is a big mistakes in this comparison
    samsung says 800×480 resolution while we offer 4.5 inch screen size
    iPhone 4s have 960×640 resolution with 3.5 inch screen
    and there is more.
    this is called butterfly effect in physics … this will lead to destroy Galaxy 

  • Joshua Lill

    “I do have to say, that they do have some valid points. But then again, I’m sure these points will be lost on most potential iPhone buyers…”…because people who buy apple products are idiots lol

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  • http://etreheureux.fr heureux

    interesting comparison
    apple is still the reference, so comparing galaxy to iphone is actually good for samsung marketing

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately for Samsung, few people purchase products based on spec sheets.  While these spec sheets are interesting for debate, most intelligent people understand there is much more to a product than that.  Most intelligent people also understand that spec sheets prepared by any company will always show the details which favors their product. 

    For example, take the first item… processors.  Samsung is busy showing clock speeds as if that has any real meaning in this day and age.  That’s like comparing the quality of cameras by megapixel counts (more on that in a minute).  For those actually interested in the details, they would know that Apple’s A5 chip has a substantially faster GPU on board which helps make the total performance feel faster on the iPhone.  They’d also know that the A5 chip has a dedicated image signal processor which allows for substantially better camera performance times, etc.

    Similarly with cameras, how about discussing the quality of the lenses?  How about the quality of the backlit CMOS sensor or the hybrid IR filters, etc?  Most importantly, how about the quality of the overall images?  Obviously, the list goes on.  Still, these spec sheets provide lots of fun for the fanboys while the rest of us sit back, shake our heads and smile.

    In the meantime, maybe someone should tell Samsung that they lost the “thinnest smartphone” claim as the original iPhone 4 was proven to be thinner overall.

    • Anonymous

      umm, really. Have you even looked at the specs. The sgs2 is definitely sleeker than the far outdated iphone 4, not to mention the A5 is actually a samsung chip with apple packaging on it, a chip samsung has chosen to no longer include in its own phones because it is outdated, so trying to say its a good chip is saying samsung had a good chip but moved onto a better one, not to mention the camera quality is still to be seen, but the camera quality on current galaxu s 2 tests have shown to be remarkable and very well done in all sorts of color and light situations. 

      There is just so much wrong with your information thats its like trying to read someone’s article on why buying a 50cc scooter will give you better performance on the highway than buying a harley. 

      Ill just ave my time arguing on the rest of your post, cause I know that arguing with fanboy idiots is like talking to a brickwall. All you will do is regurgitate the apple propoganda shyte lol

      • Anonymous

        “umm, really. Have you even looked at the specs. ”
        Yes.

        “he sgs2 is definitely sleeker than the far outdated iphone 4,”
        No.  It’s not.  Really, just the multiple buttons on front (of the sgs2) alone makes it looks ridiculous, especially for a touch based device.  Aside from that, it’s clearly a design that is very derivative of Apple’s work.

        “not to mention the A5 is actually a samsung chip with apple packaging on it, a chip samsung has chosen to no longer include in its own phones because it is outdated, so trying to say its a good chip is saying samsung had a good chip but moved onto a better one”
        Really, this is where your reply just makes you look stupid.  We could argue about appearance being subjective, but you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.  Samsung happens to manufacture Apple’s A5 chip.  The A5 chip is an Apple design and was never an option for Samsung to incorporate into their own phones.  Yes, Apple could use the off the shelf designs that Samsung does, but in the case of the A5, they have a competitive advantage over Samsung in both price and overall performance.

        “Ill just ave my time arguing on the rest of your post, cause I know that arguing with fanboy idiots is like talking to a brickwall.”

        Yeah, don’t let the actual facts get in the way.  I can imagine how arguing your opinion against the actual facts would seem to be an obstacle for you.

        • Anonymous

          I love how you just say it is this way cause it just is and fail to do anything more thanact like another marketing ad for apple.

          I suppose you also wanna claim that the a4 processor isnot just an underclocked samsung hummingbird cpu as wellhuh

          See the problem here is that i do know what i am talking about being the software engineer that i am, and just because apple puts its own packaging on a chipdoes not make it a new chip. The truth is that apples a5 is outdated, and even if it was new when the ipad 2 was released it is not new now. The phone version is clocked slower and with more power constraints. Saying it is up to date as of today would be like saying that having an m600 on a laptop makes it up to date as of todays standards….and thats the thing….we are judging by real world modern day standards. Not apple standards and not standard from six months ago.

          As for design issues between samsung and apple. It is purely a personal choic. The iphone is not slimmer if you go by Apples own measurements and i tend to like having capacitive buttons that allow me to work outsid the app developers own design in setting upapp exit keys and other functions. Thats why android still bests apple…because of more functionality.

          • Steve__S

            “I love how you just say it is this way cause it just is and fail to do anything more thanact like another marketing ad for apple. ”

            Seriously, why is it incumbent upon me to prove you’re an idiot?  Are you incapable of doing even the most basic Google search?  Fine.  Here’s just a quick sample link that I found in 2 seconds which at least shows the GPU performance.  Even the link below should make it clear that these are not simply just CPUs, these are Systems on a Chip.  As you can see, Samsung’s Exynos chip (used in the Galaxy S2) doesn’t even hold a candle to Apple’s A5 in GPU performance.  Further, Apple’s chip has other features such as a dedicated image processor for better image processing and camera performance, etc.

            http://maypalo.com/2011/09/12/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s2-processor-speed-benchmark-test/

            So, no, the A4 is not an underclocked Hummingbird as you suggest and no, the A5 is not a Samsung design, etc.  You only look foolish when you continue to repeat such nonsense.  Please, do a little research and stop wasting my time.

            “The iphone is not slimmer if you go by Apples own measurements ”

            Sorry, but this issue was already officially settled in the UK.  The iPhone 4 has a uniform thickness.   The Samsung GS2 is a tapered design.  It is marginally thinner at one end, but thicker at the other.  The iPhone 4 was ruled to the the thinnest “overall”.   Not that any of this really matters.  Rather, it only serves to demonstrate the point that the iPhone 4 isn’t exactly an out dated design considering the fact that others that have had plenty of time to try, but have not been able to rival it.  I’m not suggesting the SGS2 is a bad design, after all, it is heavily inspired by the iPhone 4.  Rather, there’s no ground to say it’s better.   As for the buttons, it’s rather sad that the OS requires such extraneous buttons.  Most would agree that more clutter does not make for a better design.  Though, in the end, I’d agree design is subjective.

          • Anonymous

            “See the problem here is that i do know what i am talking about being the software engineer that i am, and just because apple puts its own packaging on a chipdoes not make it a new chip. The truth is that apples a5 is outdated, and even if it was new when the ipad 2 was released it is not new now.  ”

            If you continue to make ridiculous claims out of ignorance, then there is nothing more for us to discuss.  I tried responding with a URL yesterday, but apparently that post is still awaiting moderation.  In the meantime, if you’re actually interested in the facts, I suggest you do a Google search and look for performance comparisons between Apple’s A5 and Samsung’s Exynos 4210 SoC (used in the Samsung Galaxy S2).  For example,  I’m looking at a performance benchmark for various chips on a site (maypalo dot com). The article is date 9/12/2011.   They show an OpenGL ES 2.0 test.  The 1.2 Ghz Samsung chip gets 42.5 fps.  The 1 Ghz A5 gets 85.7 fps.   While these chips may have similar CPU performance, the GPU performance in Apple’s A5 completely blows away anything else on the market right now.  The A5 also has a dedicated Image processor for better camera performance, etc.   Likewise, your claim that Apple’s A5 is outdated is simply ignorant.  

            As for your claims to being a software engineer…  Why do you bother mentioning that?  We both know there is no way to verify your claim.  You also have no idea about my professional background.  Trust me, making mention of such things adds nothing to your credibility, especially when your claims are easily proven wrong with a simple Google search.

      • Titanx1970

        Totally agree, they miss the class never trust anything try that to good to be true till you look under the Hood

    • Remigiog1

      Another brainwashed iDIOT fanboi. Your saying people who’d rather have a 4G phone, the capability to expand memory, and pay less for more in a “phone” are fanboi’s? Your examples are not enough to hide the fact that apple rapes you for $$.

      • Anonymous

        “Another brainwashed iDIOT fanboi.”
        Well, there’s the first sign that you have no intelligent response.

        “Your saying people who’d rather have a 4G phone, the capability to expand memory, and pay less for more in a “phone” are fanboi’s?”
        Where did I say that?  Perhaps you have a reading comprehension problem.  I’m simply indicating that a “spec sheet” comparison provided by Samsung is about as useful as a spec sheet comparison provided by Apple.  Both are expected to be biased and to show their product in the best possible way.  My point was simply that most intelligent people don’t buy phones based on “spec sheet” comparisons.   Perhaps you’re not part of that group.

        “Your examples are not enough to hide the fact that apple rapes you for $$.”
        For the sake of discussion, perhaps you can provide a few examples of this.  No?  Or, do you prefer to just talk trash?

        • Guest

          Arrogant much? Must have missed “?” after my statement.

  • http://twitter.com/Beppemi Giuseppe Miozza

    Samsung in this case win … Apple have to work so hard to take again the leadboard…

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  • Guest

    I like how on the points where the iPhone is better they aren’t highlighted in blue like the Samsung wins are.  I realize they’re trying to sell their own product over the iPhone… but come on now.  Some of the Samsung wins are especially subjective, like the displays.  The battery life is already good enough on the iPhone, so I’ll take the retina display ANY day over the super AMOLED.

    Also the carriers…  (I’m speaking about the United States with this… the situation I’m sure is different in Europe, for example) The Galaxy isn’t offered by Verizon, the largest carrier in the nation, but because you can get the Galaxy on T-Mobile, that makes it better?  ???? I’m honestly confused at that last “point” that Samsung gave to themselves.

  • Carlosppj

    Biased. It does not count on the user experience. And an Apple life cycle is longer.

    • Titanx1970

      No its not if they come out with with a new phone every year

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  • ya.its.him

    If there woulda been an iPhone 5 (larger screen especially) I woulda been a taker. That not being the case, I’m making a beeline for the Galaxy. That AMOLED screen is just incredible. The other things I’m waiting for Apple to wake up on is home screen widgets – can’t do without ‘em! I’ve got an iPad, and it’d be some much better with some widgets.

  • Stuepfnick

    LOL, Samsung has the need to lie in this comparison, that is evidence of incapacity. They say Samsung Galaxy SII is able to be used as Remote for HDTVs, but iPhone not. That is a simple lie. There are media remote Apps for every big manufacturer on the App Store as well. Even Samsung offer their Remote App in the App Store. Why lie here?! Are they soo poor?!

    And other stuff is strange: 960×640 is not more than 800×480?! New to me … And a maximum of 48GB is better than a maximum of 64GB? Very strange … Of course 1080p Video is better that 1080p with image stabilization.

    I like the camera of the iPhone 4 – but I always criticized that there is no image stabilization at filming – it is impossible to record a good videos hands-free without stabilization.

    From beginning I said: It has an accelerometor and Gyro and uses only a part of the sensor for the 720p-Video – why can’t it move the used part of the sensor depending on the movements of the iPhone 4?!!
    It is absolutely inpractical to record videos without stabilization, only if you use some kind of physical stabilization. That is why I use the video-recording function extremely seldom.

    I am just sad, that the stabilization is not offered for iPhone 4, but I guess it has to do with the used sensor – I think the section of the sensor used for filming is fixed by hardware. So it need’s a new chip that where the section of the sensor for video can be moved while filming.

    And the Samsung Galaxy SII camera is even so bad, it has no “Tap to Exposure” – and while filming you cannot even “Tap to Focus”. The problem with Samsung is, they have absolutely no love for detail … :-/

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YDAYIVXCKW6ZFNUUIICNKR7P4Y Jason

    screen is to large on the samsung. to get the same battery life a larger battery is needed on the samsung so charging time is also longer. Removable battery is not a plus to me. others can get the GS2 if they want I’ll stay with the Iphone. 

  • Taddel

    SGS2 is like Lamborghini while iPhone is like an old jalopy

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  • Sg2 pwns Iphone

    Do you guys know that Sg2 have won awards for the best mobile, and it owns iphone? And Albert, its the sg2 thats like a ferrari, because it faster, and much better, you guys cant just say “Iphone is better than sg2.” BECAUSE IT NOT -.- Learn something