Before we start comparing Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Apple iPhone 4S, we take a brief look at there operating system and then the individual features.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Originally released in 2007 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, it has since been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPad and Apple TV. Unlike Windows CE (Mobile and Phone) and Android, Apple does not license iOS for installation on non-Apple hardware
Apple uses iOS as its operating system. iOS is derived from Mac OS X(OS for apple computers), with which it shares the Darwin foundation, and is therefore a Unix operating system.
The current version of the operating system (iOS 5.1) uses roughly 770 megabytes of the device’s storage, varying for each model.
As of March 6, 2012, Apple’s App Store contained more than 550,000 iOS applications. which have collectively been downloaded more than 25 billion times.
iOS had a 16% share of the smartphone operating system units sold in the last quarter of 2010, behind both Google’s Android and Nokia’s Symbian.
Samsung Android Phones
Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies. Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005.The unveiling of the Android distribution in 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google releases the Android code as open-source, under the Apache License.
As of February 2012 there were more than 450,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from the Android Market as of December 2011 exceeded 10 billion.
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest Android version that is available to phones.
So from the above points we deduce that
1) iOS is closed source model which means it supports only Apple devices whereas Androids is an open source model which means it can run on any device.
2)More smartphones are based on android as compared to iOS but iOS has an edge with more number of iOS applications.
Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iphone 4
Technical feature comparison:
Samsung Galaxy S2 has 1650mAh battery whereas iPhone4 has 1420 mAh battery. The capacity of Samsung is more than iPhone4
Display Technology :
Samsung’s Super AMOLED Vs iPhone’s Retina Display
The LCD Display on the Iphone 4 is 960×640, 326 ppi resolution and 800:1 contrast ratio, the Super Amoled at the Galaxy S has a resolution of 800×480, 260ppi and a contrast ratio 100.000:1.
Overall verdict: Super AMOLED contrast is better than Retina Display which makes Samsung’s display slightly more colorful, but the display of iPhone’s Retina Display is more picturesque than that of Samsung’s Super AMOLED due to higher resolution.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring encrypted uncompressed digital audio/video data from a HDMI-compliant device (“the source” or “input”) to a compatible digital audio device, computer monitor, video projector, and digital television.
Camera and video:
For iphone 4s , Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio which is same for Samsung galaxy s2 also with same picture resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and also both of them having LED flash.
But the secondary 2MP camera of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is better than the VGA camera of the iPhone 4S which can come in picture when doing video chat.
Non Technical Feature vComparison
Clearly Samsung Galaxy s2 is slimmer and thinner than iphone 4s and moreover Samsung has claimed that Galaxy S2 is the world’s thinnest smartphone.
Design and handling:
Since design is a matter of taste. Both the phone stands equally good on this parameter.
Brand Supreme: iPhone brand is considered better over any other mobile brand and much of sales of iphone 4s is boasted by its brand supremacy.
But Samsung Galaxy is one of the most popular and demanded smart phones these days and hence built up its own brand image.
At the end of the comparision we find the worth of the product at a particular price to be the most important parameter and here Samsung Wins the Race!