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February 3rd, 2012

Tips And Tricks For Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2 is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones available in the market. There are many things on your Galaxy S2 that you may have never known before. Here are some tips and tricks that you should try on your Galaxy S2:

Customizing your homescreen
Thanks to the TouchWiz UI onboard, you can customize the homescreen by creating grids to add widgets and pictures. This can be done by pressing on the photo or widget for a duration that is longer than a tap and less than a long press. When you press this way, grid lines will appear which you can be arranged to suitable size and shape.

Arranging Folders and Shortcuts
Your Galaxy S2 may have been shipped with plenty of preinstalled apps. If you see plenty of app icons on your phone, you can organize all the app icons to make your phone appear neat. You can organize by categorizing them in categories like games, social, video and audio players and so on. You can do this by pressing longer at the empty space on your homescreen. You will then see options available to you. One of which will be ‘New Folder’ where you can add a suitable name to it. To add apps to the folder you created, you only need to simply drag and drop the apps into the relevant folders you created.

Saving the Battery
With dual core processor and AMOLED display onboard, you can exhaust your battery very quickly. To save on the battery, you need to install a battery monitor app and place it on your homescreen to access it quickly. Also, you need to disable Wi-Fi and GPRS connection when you are not using them. Install a program manager app on your phone to automatically turn off those apps that you are not using. The amazing display screen technology of Samsung Galaxy S2 only illuminates certain pixels when needed. In other words, if certain area of your wallpaper is black then those areas of wallpaper that are in black color will not be illuminated. Also, cutting down the usage of live wallpapers can help you save on battery.

Some Other Tips for your Galaxy S2
> To quickly type a text message or email, you can use the Swype keyboard as it requires you trace letters of word for typing. To activate the Swype keyboard, you need to click on Swype key present at the left corner at the bottom side of the onscreen keyboard.

> To make calls or create messages quickly, you need to select the contacts and swipe on the screen to the right to make calls or swipe on the screen to the left to create text messages.

> Instead of going to the settings to disable various features, you can pull down a menu from the screen to disable features like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, audio settings, and display auto rotation settings.

September 20th, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Review

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular phones from Samsung. It comes with the most powerful chipset and has the best screen technology till date. It measures 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5mm and is one of the thinnest phones in the business. It weighs 116g.

As far as looks are concerned, Samsung Galaxy S II is blessed with impressive design. The phone resembles its predecessor. The exterior is made of plastic. The Super AMOLED Plus display measures 4.3 inches and comes with a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The display is very bright and the good thing is that it does not consume much battery.

Below the stunning display, there are three capacitive Android buttons. Above the display, you can find display sensors such as proximity and ambient sensor. Also, you can find a 2 megapixel camera for video calling. On the left, you can find the volume controller and lanyard eyelet. On the right, you can only find the power button.  The microUSB port is located at the bottom. It is a combo port that is named as MHL through you can not only do data transfer but also connect HDMI cable. At the rear, you can find the 8 megapixel camera lens along with the flash.

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 has an internal storage space of 16GB/32GB. The USP of this phone is that it runs on a high performance dual-core processor of 1.2GHz. With 1GB RAM on board, the phone easily outperforms its competitor. It comes with an 8GB microSD as external storage. It has got the latest version of Android – v2.3 (Gingerbread).  The user interface is overlaid with TouchWiz 4.0 that brings visual improvements when you access homescreens, menus and navigate through the phone.

The camera present on the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is of 8 megapixels with LED flash. The 1080p video option lets you shoot topnotch HD videos at 30fps with stereo audio. Still images appear brilliant as they are rich in colors and details. Even photos taken indoors were impressive which makes it possible to snap good photos in dimmer lighting conditions. The Samsung Galaxy S II has got Yamaha audio processor that gives impressive audio output. It is the best phone for enjoying videos and it plays a wide range of video formats.

When it comes to internet, the Samsung Galaxy S II outshines all the other smartphones. The Android browser is enabled with Adobe Flash. It gives smooth browsing experience. When you double tap on the page or pinch to zoom, it automatically stops rendering the page for faster performance. There are plenty of connectivity options such as 21Mbps 4G HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA, 3G, Wi-Fi with DLNA, 3.0 Bluetooth, A-GPS onboard. Lastly, the 1650mAh battery gives a standby time of over 600 hours on 3G and over 8 hours on talk time on 3G.

For specifications and details, visit the following links:

BUY Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II on its Official Website


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