The competition among leading players in the high-end smartphone market intensified this year with each brand bringing out excellent models incorporating the latest technology and all the models have proved to be not only striking in both performance and get up, but also have turned out to be among the best-selling products.
Considering all aspects, the most preferred choice among these models is, undoubtedly, the Samsung’s Galaxy S2. This model is an advanced version of the previous year’s runaway success; the Galaxy S. Galaxy S2 takes pride in several additional features including a dual core processor.
When talking of features of this model many people look at the more obvious aspects such as size of the screen and quality of the camera, ignoring more critically important factor like battery, which is the life of the smartphone. It is, therefore important to know about the life of the battery in this model and what it offers by way of connectivity options.
Although many modern smartphones offer many additional features, the battery’s life is not given due importance. That is why many smartphone owners often complain that their smartphone hardly works for a day between battery charges, though they are otherwise very fond of their devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 tries to rectify this problem by providing the phone with a high quality 1650mAh battery. The battery adopts ‘Lithium- Ion technology’. This technology ensures that the battery will not get adversely affected when it is being charged while there is some charge still left, a problem that was affecting many earlier models of smartphones.
The company claims that the battery offers about 610 hours of standby time even as it is connected to a 3G network and over 8 hours of actual talk-time. However in practice, these figures change significantly depending upon the usage of the smartphone. The battery charge in this model will normally last two days of average use with web browsing and games in between calls and messages.
When someone buys this model in the first few days he will spend time in trying to understand all the features of this phone and consequently, the battery charge is likely to last only for a day and when the newness wears off, the battery will retain its charge till two days of use.
This is in itself remarkable as Samsung Galaxy S2 is a very powerful smartphone. Connectivity is another most important function in a smartphone. It plays a vital role in facilitating variety of functions that require an online connection or access to a ‘cellular data service’.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 offers countless options and nothing is left out. The most extensively used function is WiFi and the handset provides connection to a feasible network to enable high speed connections. Samsung Galaxy S2 is equipped with a new variant of WiFi called WiFi Direct.
This facility is useful for transferring information locally to other devices connected through WiFi. It provides rapid transfer speeds than even Bluetooth and is all poised to become popular with more number of products now adopting a wireless LAN connection.