- Decent Battery life
- Low price
- Good camera
- Low resolution screen
- Low Storage
- No gorilla glass protection
With the great success of Samsung Galaxy S2 , after two years samsung decided to launch Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus was launched in 2011 with little changes internally but retained the same shape and design as Samsung Galaxy S2. If you keep both the smartphones side by side to compare, both Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S2 look same without any difference. The only thing which sets Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus apart from it's predecessor is its performance and speed.
Design And Build:
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is loaded with the similar dimension as Samsung Galaxy S2. There is not much of difference in the size but the weight of Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is heavier than Samsung Galaxy S2 by 5 grams. The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus are 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm and weighs 121 g. Bar shape makes it easy to hold and it fits properly in hands. The body of Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is made up of plastic which makes it prone to damage and easily breakable also it's screen is not protected by gorilla glass like its predecessor. Also its internal storage is just 8 GB which is half capacity compared to Samsung Galaxy S2 but you can expand the memory storage using external memory card upto 64 GB.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is loaded with 8 MP camera which is similar to it's predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S2. It is loaded with the features like face and smile detection, image stabilization, touch focus, continous shot, panorama mode and smile shot. The camera has a special feature of taking snaps even during video recording at 720p. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is also loaded with LED flash so you can take images in the dark and at night. It is loaded with 2 MP front camera which gives a good option of video calling and skype.
There is no difference in the size and the resolution of the display in Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus compared to Samsung Galaxy S2. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is loaded with 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display having the display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels which is decent but not HD. So you dont get live like pictures and videos on the display of Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus but the output is average. The biggest letdown in Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus's screen is that the display is not protected by corning gorilla glass like it's predecessor so it is open to accidental damages and scratches.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is loaded with Broadcom 1.2 Ghz dual core processor which is same as the one installed in Samsung Galaxy Grand . The Broadcom processor is cheaper and gives better performance compared to Samsung Galaxy S2's Exnos processor. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus's processor is very efficient and economical. The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is backed up by 1GB RAM, same as it's predecessor Samsung Galaxy S2 which gives it better option of multitasking and running more applications.
Power On It:
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is loaded with a decent Li-ion battery having the capacity of 1650 mAh. With this battery capacity Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus manages to give 549 hrs of standby and talktime of about 9 hrs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus manages to give 6 hrs of juice at 3G mode along with other features like phonecalls, music player, games and video player running side by side. The new processor manages to give better battery life compared to Samsung Galaxy S2.
All in all the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is similar with most of the features same as its predecessor. The only thing that sets it apart is its speed and performance which is available at low price compared to Samsung Galaxy S2.