As you probably know, Apple announced the latest version of its iPhone today, the iPhone 4S. A lot of people were expecting an iPhone 5 announcement, since that didn’t happen, many Apple fans have been disappointed throughout the world. Not only are they disappointed because the iPhone 5 wasn’t announced, but also because the iPhone 4S doesn’t really offer that much. If you look at the specs of the iPhone 4S, it’s what many Android phones have been launching with for quite some time now.
Samsung wanted to remind the world of its powerful Galaxy S II phone. Compared to what Apple announced today, any variant of the Galaxy S II is still far more superior. Check out the comparison chart below to see for yourself.
In addition to the comparison chart below, not the following about the Galaxy S II:

  • Screen Size: In terms of screen size benefits scale by AREA (length x width), the AT&T Galaxy SII has 42% more screen area than the iPhone 4S. The Sprint (Epic 4G Touch) and T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S II have 58% more screen area than the iPhone 4S.
  • Download Speeds: In terms of download speeds, AT&T’s Galaxy S II supports AT&T’s HSPA+ network speeds of 21Mbps, 50% more than the iPhone 4S’s HSPA 14Mbps. With T-Mobile, the Galaxy S II can support speeds of 42Mbps, compared to the iPhone 4S’s 14Mbps.
  • Phone Size: When it comes to size, the Galaxy S II is still the thinnest phone on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, even after the announcement of the iPhone 4S.
  • Openness: The Galaxy S II supports an Open Ecosystem. You are free to get your content from who you please. Want to buy your apps from Amazon’s Appstore, Google’s Android Market, or any of the other appstores available? What about buying music? Want to buy your music from Amazon, Rhapsody, or Samsung’s Music Hub? The choice is yours. Remember that with the iPhone 4S, you’re stuck with iTunes.

So, disappointed Apple fans, my word of advice to you is to head over to your local AT&T, Sprint, and soon T-Mobile store and pick up a Samsung Galaxy S II. You will not regret it.

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