Comparing the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S2

Posted on June 22, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

If you are planning on upgrading your smartphone, you must already be thinking to get either the iPhone 4S or the Samsung Galaxy S II, the two most popular smartphones these days. But before choosing the phone for you, of course, you need to dispose of your old one first. Unless you want to end up with a phone you don’t use anymore in your drawer, why not sell your smartphone and get cash from it? In the meantime, here are some points of comparison between the two:


The iPhone 4S is powered by the iOS 5 while the Galaxy s II is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

If we are to talk about stability and performance, the iOS 5 is better than Gingerbread. But when it comes to the degree of customization, the latter emerges as the better one.

In reality, both are good operating systems. These operating systems only vary at certain high points. For example, the iOS 5 is more secure as all the applications it will enable the iPhone 4S to have are monitored by Apple in their App Store.

Only the significant things will be downloaded through the App store for the iOS 5.

Meanwhile, using the Gingerbread, there is the common complaint that there are a number of insignificant downloads for the supported phone. Due to its ‘more customizable’ characteristic, Android phones are more susceptible to malware.

Samsung Galaxy S2

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iPhone 4
The Beauty of the iOS 5

These are just some of the wonderful things you will get with the iOS 5 in the iPhone 4S:

  • Siri, the artificial intelligent voice command assistant
  • iMessage
  • iCloud
  • The iPhone 4S as a world phone (GSM and CDMA capable)
  • AirPlay and AirPrint
Battery Life

These smartphones can do so much better than others which is why they have good battery life. However, if all their new features are used to their maximum potential, both phones cannot last a day.

But because Siri eats more energy of the iPhone 4S than the apps found in the Galaxy S II, the latter receives the praise for having a better and more efficient battery life. That’s certainly a plus if you’re planning to sell your old smartphone for either an iPhone or a Galaxy S II.

Overall Verdict

As stated in the beginning of this article, these phones are the ruling smartphones of today, which is why it is very difficult to choose between them. However, matters can be addressed concerning the needs and personal requirements of the potential user.

If you are looking for a phone that is more customizable, then the Galaxy S II is for you. But if you are looking for a more secure phone with all its great apps, get the iPhone 4S. With that settled, you should look into how you can be selling your used smartphone so that you can go ahead with your upgrade without any hitches.

About the Author:

Maristella, an average geek/blogger who wants to write, talk and know everything about technology and gadgets. She also writes for Cash for smartphones where she is dedicated to give tips on making the most out of your old electronics

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.


  1. John Ernest says

    One thing that really sets Android apart from its counterpart is its customization options. This allows the sloppy performance of some Android systems to go unnoticed because people would prefer to have something they could thoroughly customize to show their uniqueness than have a stable yet “normal” look.

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