Boost Mobile’s Galaxy S2 4G features a 4-Inch large and vivid LCD with Super AMOLED Plus Display. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, 4G capable, and runs on Android 4.0. According to reviews, the camera quality of the device is excellent. Some people say that the call quality of the phone can be better, but it’s adequately enough for standard use. Despite being in the market for quite some time, the Galaxy S2 by Boost Mobile offers a solid performance, great multimedia experience, and vibrant screen making it the number phone Smartphone by Boost Mobile.
The Galaxy S2 by Boost Mobile is identical to the original Samsung Galaxy S2, measuring 5.1 x 2.7 x 0.38 inches and weighs 4.6 ounces. The Galaxy S2 offers spacious screen with its 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. The high contrast display of the mobile device is easy to read and offers wide viewing angles. The mobile phone offers both Samsung and Swype’s virtual keyboard. Beneath the display are the menu buttons, back, home, and search buttons. A 3.5mm headphone jack can be found on the top of the phone while the Micro-USB port is located at the bottom.
User Interface and Software
What people like in the Galaxy S2 is that the phone runs on Android 4.1 Ice cream Sandwich OS. The device is also plastered with TouchWiz 4.0 UI. This has made the device flexibility allowing it to offer additional functionalities such as notification of pull- down menus for accessing Bluetooth, the Wi-Fi, 4G, GPS, and sound settings.
The mobile phone home screens have a carousel like set up making it easier to adapt the home screens. This allows you to add and remove widgets and shortcuts, and move through various panels easily. In addition to using the standard UI, the device also allows you to use motion gestures. Turn on the settings and flip the phone to mute it. You can also use your fingers to tilt the device to zoom in/out the browser and the gallery.
This phone offers all the stapes of a Smartphone including the conference calling, video calling, voice calling, text messaging and multimedia messaging, and a speakerphone. The device is GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity capable. It’s also 4G capable and can connect to the old WiMax network by Sprint.
Because the Galaxy S2 runs in Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, it supports all the services of Google including email, voice navigation, Maps, Chat, Search, Places, and YouTube. In also features some of the standard apps in Smartphone such as alarm clock, a calculator, a calendar, a world clock, and a timer and stopwatch. The Galaxy S2 is preloaded with some extras such as the Kies Air, Polaris Office, and a voice mail app. The phone has the BootZone that provides you the location of the nearest store from your location. Targeting a younger demographic, the Galaxy S2 boast shortcuts for entertainment like the Samsung’s Media Hub for downloading TV shows and movies.
This smartphone is equipped with an 8 MP camera. The camera is nimble and captures messages in less than a second. Also, the camera app has plenty of tools that you can use including the white balance controls, the ISO settings, the effects, and more. In addition, there is a photo editor users really appreciate. This addition is great as it allows users to pictures together with music and effects right from the mobile phone.
The camera captures images with high quality. The camera is sharp and captures still-life objects with lots of detains and vivid color both indoor and outdoor. You can also expect that it will still capture sharp images even in low light conditions. It is also capable of capturing 1080p movies, and the video quality is of good quality.
As you read this review on Boost Mobile’s Galaxy S2, you might think that the smartphone is a repackaged relic of the Boost Mobile other mobile phones. The Galaxy S2 may be in the market for some time, and not the latest version of a smartphone. However, the device boasts features and functionalities that Android phone these days have. Taking into account the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and 4G data connectivity; the device is worth for your money. Since the device features 4G data connection and 4.0 Android OS, it offers great performance. And despite the age of the phone, it still offers better display and camera than the newest mobile phones in the market these days. On top of that, the design of the phone will not make you ashamed in putting it out from your pocket and using it in public places and in front of other people.