iPhone 4S Apple

  • clock speed
    0.8
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    329
    ppi

Galaxy S II Samsung

  • I9100
    • I777
    • I9100
    • I9100G
    • T989
  • clock speed
    1.2
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.3
    inches
  • resolution
    216
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
8.8
8.2

Processing power

sunspider
5.9
5.6

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.5
7.0

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.1
9.3

Geekaphone Score

7.4
7.2

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
3.5"
4.3"
Resolution
960 x 640 (329 ppi)
800 x 480 (216 ppi)
Panel
IPS LCD (RGB)
Super AMOLED Plus (RGB Matrix)
Brightness
654 cd/m²
362 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.269
2.832
Surface
Gorilla Glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Proprietary)
1080p (Micro HDMI)

processor

System on a chip
Apple A5 (APL0498)
Samsung Exynos 4 (Dual 4210)
CPU
0.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
Architecture
Dual core
Dual core
Linpack
--
47
Quadrant
--
3,467
GPU
250 MHz, PowerVR SGX 543MP2
266 MHz, ARM Mali-400
Architecture
Dual core
Quad core
GL benchmark 2.5
--
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
0.5 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4.2 mm (33.3 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
Sensor
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
64 ISO to 800 ISO
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
None
Yes
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.0
Secondary camera
0.3 MP
2 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
20 Mbps
20 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
1,420 mA·h
1,650 mA·h
Talk time
840 min
515 min
Standby time
12,000 min
10,020 min
Tested
3G talk time
461 min
515 min
Web browsing
416 min
264 min
Video playback
564 min
480 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Bottom)
Mono (Back)
Frequency response
+0.02, -0.11
+0.04, -0.09
Noise level
-91.2 dB
-91.4 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.05, -0.10
+1.05, -0.22
Noise level
-91.3 dB
-90 dB
FM radio
No
Receive

form factor

Size
58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm
66.1 x 125.3 x 8.5 mm
Weight
140 g
116 g
Body
Slate
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
iOS 5
Android 2.3.4
Upgradable to
iOS 7
Android 4.1.2
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
Standard (predictive)
  1. Standard (predictive)
  2. Swype (predictive)
Sunspider
2,217 ms
3,385 ms

connectivity

Network
3.5G, HSPA+ (14.4 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11g/b/n (Hotspot)
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
NFC
No
No
Bluetooth
4.0
3.0
USB On-the-Go
No
Yes

features

Internal storage
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 8 GB
16 GB, 32 GB
Supported card formats
None
microSD
Included accessories
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
Charger
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Mini-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
65.8 dB
70 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
64.5 dB
66.6 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No
Showing 25 comments.
Sorry iPhone, but 66 likes x 2 equals SAMSUNG IS BETTER (even though they copy and spend zero time "innovating", or BSing)
Just got 'moisture damage' (splashed with coffee) on my third iPhone 4S and my extended warranty will not cover a third replacement.....Could sign up with CREDO and get Galaxy S II......but have enjoyed compatibility with MacBook & Ipad.....
how compatible is Galaxy S II with MacBook.....can I download music or pictures?
I recently got a Galaxy SII this year, and I have to say, although it's a nice phone, I fond the apple products much less confusing and more accessible. the Samsung App Store is very confusing to me, and any extra upgrade you might want to give your phone is hard to get. the drop-down keyboard is nice, though.
I agree with you even though I love the s3 . But the s2 and s3 are just slower than the 4s. I have tried them for about 20 times already 4s is still faster and still sharper in terms of graphics. I don't even know why its like that. Specs says s3 has quad core then why it's slower than 4s. Then the iphone5 is way much faster then!! If you want the real thing: fastest and thegraphics is damn amazing go with note 2!!! I also have an officemate that has a s3 he keeps on charging it! Looks like an idiot for me.
Both of my friends have the s3 and 4s and 5.. Ive tested it for about 20 times already. I will tell you the truth(100%) I'm not biased compare to others here that keeps on posting their favorite brand!! I'm about to buy the s3 too honestly. But as I've compared it by scrolling and scrolling the menus and etc. The 4s is faster and has better graphics. Sanding always makes proud of that amoled screen but in reality the 4s retina is still better! So in graphics 4s still won my eyes!! 2. Let's go to the built quality. The s3 has the cheap plastic and the 4s and 5 iis aluminum and once you hold it then you'll realize theat apple still won on this category . The only things that iPhone failed is that iPhone has no- NFC, live wallpapers, hdmi and you just cannot customize it as you want. The benefit of buying an s2 or s3 is the freedom to customize. But s2 vs 4s obviously 4s won for me.. It's just way faster and has better and sharper screen ,,where the s2 's amoled Can't compete to iPhone's retina . Take note: don't always rely on the specs that website gives to you!! You need to test both phones compare the speed and graphics at the same time. The one that really amazes me in samsung is the note2 it's really fast compare to s3.
Actually Apple has stolen the Siri concept from Google Voice search...........my younger brother owns a Galaxy y which was released in 2010 and that has the voice search function,,,, and I believe Siri is introduced in 4S for the first time....and as far as the stores are concern Android has more free apps than Apple
lmao really? MY Galaxy s3 costs more than my dad's iPhone 4s so I really doubt price has anything to do with it!! Even though the iPhone was cheaper, I still didn't want the iPhone...
I agree iPhone is awesome and is a universal phone with it's unbeatable iOS
S2 always overcome with overheat..but iphone not!
the hardware of the i phone 4s cost only 140$ why they sold the bullshit for 700$ i will tell you wy by apple you bay the apple shit horyup apple every one that bay a apple phone they not did what is a phone i will recomand a sgs3 the hardware const 289 $ end that is prety much better that every apple shittt sory for my english ps .love android
No it doesn't sure the processor has better specs on the s3 but it is a waste of money because the piece of s**t operating system named after unhealthy food (Android) is super unstable and laggy as hell it doesn't really matter
Lol Siri like app iOS Like App Store I love that cause guess what!? Google and Samsung have stolen that from the more Superior company (Apple)
Sure and may I point this out... ANDROID IS A MODIFIED VERSION OF IOS! Yet again another company has stolen from apple and instead of making it better they just removed all the good things added some things with cool names so people would buy it then named it after unhealthy food. I have never had iOS randomly crash or hang and I have never had an issue when trying to look through my apps and it lags like crazy. Android is a broken operating system that. Google cant make thief own products so they steal
Lol so true, but just saying the iPhone 5 is said to have a bigger screen
To all you Samsung freaks out there the only your favorite phone has survived on the market is because Samsung and google have come together to form a system where they steal everything from apple because google and Samsung don't have half a brain to think for themselves. Also just wanted to add that is the only reason Microsoft is around... Just saying
Your all wrong, everyone knows Obama phones kick major ass
iPhone sucks.....IOS is by far better than Android...I hope Apple will add Flash so as to be unbearable...
Just sold my iPhone 3GS, which was great i must say. So i have been looking for a new one, and since 4S and S2 are very similar in performance etc. i decided to go with S2 since it costs 340 euro (brand new) vs 480 euro iPhone 4S. I hope i will be satisfied with my new phone.  PS. I don't know about android, but iTunes is the most pain in the a** thing i have ever used. Since Android is owned by Google, i think it should be simple to use.
iPhones are so poor.  The OS limits everything you do.. android is the way forward.  IOS cant even multitask apps.  The iphone doesnt come anywhere near the S3.  Samsung have taken over nokia as the worlds biggest phone retailer. Says it all.
So why don't you iFans give up? We're seeing here who's ruling!
 As for Android it doesn't even need to jailbreak it to install trial apps
lol this site is clearly bias. My comment proving the speed of both phones got deleted =)  
uhhh uhh SUCK IT  http://www.anandtech.com/show/4951/  I7=) android fanboys see the bigger number and pitch their tent 
whats faster, a 3.0 i5 processor? or a 2.8 i7? =)