Comparison: iPhone 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S2

Apple and Samsung have launched iPhone 4 and Galaxy S2 respectively, which are the two strong competitors in the Smartphone market. Most gadget enthusiasts are pretty confused about which to buy. Let’s look at the specs differences of Apple iPhone 4 and Galaxy Samsung S2.


Samsung has Super AMOLED Plus touch screen which is slightly ahead than the retina display of iPhone4. The size of Samsung screen is 4.27inch and that of iPhone 4 is 3.5 inch. Compared to 800x480px resolution of Galaxy S2, iPhone 4 is better. It has a resolution of 960x640px, which means sharper display on iPhone 4.

Size & Weight: 

Samsung has claimed that Galaxy S2 is the thinnest Smartphone in the world, the size of this model is 125.3×66.1×8.49mm and the weight is 117gm. However the dimension of iPhone4 is 115.2×58.7×9.3mm and the weight is 137gm.

OS & Performance: 

Now RAM has been doubled in Samsung Galaxy S2. Galaxy S2 runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is also dressed up with Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UI feature.  It has 1GHz Tegra 2 dual core technology.

However iPhone4 has 512MB of RAM and it is based on the latest IOS 4.2 which has the special features.


Samsung Galaxy S2 has ARM’s Cortex A8 processor whereas Apple uses its own A4 processor. Galaxy S2 features a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and iPhone 4 has a 1GHz processor.

Storage Capacity

Samsung Galaxy S2 provides 16/32GB storage and sports a microSD card up to 32GB making it more effective than iPhone 4. iPhone 4 comes only with 16/32GB storage without microSD.

Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy S2 has 1650mAh battery where as iPhone4 uses 1420mAh battery with 10 hours of video watching. The battery of Galaxy S2 is higher than that of the iPhone 4 and the sounds of nature for dual core processors would use lots of energy. Display screen of Smartphone plays a major role in a battery life. Therefore Super AMOLED display of Samsung is available to make a proper balance.


 Samsung Galaxy comes pre-equipped with an 8 megapixel camera in the back and 2 megapixel front facing camera with video capture at 1080p. iPhone 4 sports a 5-megapixel camera and also has a front VGA video recording at 720p.


Galaxy S2 has new HDMI and 4G technology. It offers Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 with DLNA and withdrawal WiFi, where as iPhone 4 has WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G networks. Samsung Galaxy S2 is surely a better option in this case.


Samsung Galaxy S2 is a little cheaper to buy when compared to iPhone4. This is also, one of the advantages of Galaxy S2 phone and it is ready to win the heart of the people.


After discussing the specs of these two models, you may have got the information that which phone is better. It clearly shows that Galaxy S2 is an absolute king of the Smartphone of today’s marketplace. Samsung Galaxy S2 beats iPhone 4 in nearly every department that counts. But still we have to wait for the iPhone’s next model to check the improvement.

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