Samsung Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S browser comparison and load times [Video Updated]

October 11, 2011
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The iPhone 4S is finally here and while we don't have a 5 to compare things to, we do have the 4S to throw up against the Samsung Galaxy S II for a few browser load times and overall performance tests as I'm sure plenty are interested in seeing the results. I always told myself I'd never use the word "iPhone" in a title here at Android Community but this isn't about me -- its for you, the readers. A little friendly competition is always nice right? Because where would we all be without it -- probably still using Nokia candy bar phones daily. Enough of that, check out our video below.

Now I'm not going to get too crazy here or break down all the little things about Android or iOS, iPhone 4S or Galaxy S II, instead I'll just show you all the video by our sister site and good man Vincent from SlashGear. Your humble narrator (me) wouldn't be caught dead with an idevice so we'll just have to take Vincents word for it. First off he compares the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S in a browser test or three just for fun and to see how well the new A5 dual-core processor chugs along in the "S", then he moves on to the good stuff -- Android. The first attempt with the Galaxy S II he doesn't hit go, so don't get discouraged and break anything just yet, watch the entire clip.

iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II browser test

Update: New video with Flash set to On Demand

Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S browser test with flash disabled

I myself am not in control of the testing here, but from initial results the iPhone 4S performs quite well, I'm sure everyone expected that as the original held its own pretty well too. One of the fastest processors around currently, the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm in the Galaxy S II performs very well but is just barely by a hair beat by the new A5 dual-core iPhone 4S in most tests. I'd rather have the SGSII perform 1 second slower and have a full flash experience personally. We could argue about this all day, flash or no flash, or try other sites but when it really comes down to it iOS is highly efficient as is Android -- not to mention many many websites are designed with iOS in mind.

This is just one prime example that we don't need blazing fast quad-core processors and huge 4.7" displays to have an awesome experience. I can't see myself browsing the web and reading websites with that puny little 3.5" display, but that is just me. Android has came a long ways over the past few years and is growing daily. The rapid growth and development of the entire ecosystem is just one more reason to be completely excited about things to come. The iPhone 4S may slightly be faster by a tiny hair at the moment, but wait for those quad-core processors to start hitting the streets and this will be an entire different story. I know I mentioned we don't need the quad-cores, and we still don't, but I sure would love to have one.

In the end both sides will remain extremely competitive, they will drive innovation and Samsung and Android will continue to rise and rise. Do take note that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is well over a year old, and iOS 5 was just released. Once we get the newer, bigger, better, and faster Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus I'd love to run these tests again and see who's boss (and we will).

For now we'll just have to agree that while they didn't release a newer and bigger iPhone 5, Apple's done a decent job with the new iPhone 4S. Apparently there is more to it than just the S so the upgrade kit I was planning to sell pictured below might not work after all.

What do you think of the video? We would love to see your comments in the appropriate section below.


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  • Alain Tabares

    you had wifi disabled or not connected to your WIFI network on the galaxy s2. your test is invalid.

    • http://twitter.com/DroidMatters DroidMatters.Com

      agree!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Cearly shown in the image and video the Galaxy S II has Wifi turned on, that is the little icon to the left of the 4G icon.

      both were using Wifi guys

      • Jackoff

        no sorry if wifi is connected the 4g will go away don’t try and play bs, plus the iphone was faster but did not render any flash as the gs2 did, if the flash was off the gs2 would have wiped the floor with the 4slow

      • Mike Knoies

        Wifi may be on but, its not connected to any network. If it was connected, the 4G icon would disappear.. Every android user knows this.

    • Jackoff

      what a turd asclown this guy is seriously man get a life apple sucks

      • Anonymous

        Yeah… “dude”….. Google rocks and Apple sucks. Why don’t you get a life and let people have different opinion than yours. Nice going….. assclown.

    • Anonymous

      New video has been posted with Flash off and all other things taken care off. Sorry to let you know….Not much change.

  • anon

    Nearly all the web pages on the SGS2 had flash…which the iphone did not load at all.

  • sumyunguy

    Also loaded all the Flash ads on the Android, while apple doesn’t…

  • Guest

    But the iPhone 4S isn’t rendering the flash animation on the page vs the Galaxy S II that does.

  • Glory2marik

    this vincent guy has never been quite accurate and objective in his reviews or mash up comparisons. besides that, why didn’t he use the exynos version ?  afraid that his love for iphone 4s would be belitted perhaps?  

    • Bon K

      sounds like he is in love with iPhone. I mean really…

    • Bon K

      He says that’s how he uses his phone (with flash on), so that’s how he tested them. 
      I am speechless. :)

  • Bon K

    Seriously?? Try turning off the flash on android browser and do the test maybe? 
    Better yet, why don’t you turn on the flash on iPhone and do the test. lol

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

    We will run PLENTY of tests over the next few days, this was just the initial run guys.

    And yes the SGSII has Wifi turned on
    https://skitch.com/nguyen/gyb2y/gsii-vs-iphone4s

    • Alf Simen Sørensen

      It’s turned on, yes, but it’s not connected. It’s still using the 4G network.

    • Alf Simen Sørensen

      It’s turned on, yes, but it’s not connected. It’s still using the 4G network.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dhoshman81 Damien Hayes

    IMO the GS2 had better performance considering it loaded the same sites “With Flash” slightly slower than the Iphone 4S.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      exactly.. people are reacting pretty crazy here. We know flash was enabled because we all love Flash and want to use it. Although yes a proper test should have it disabled like the iphone 4S.

      We’ll post another later without flash

  • Genoh8

    Dude if you’re gonna post a browser test at least clear the cache, cookies and HISTORY on both devices and make sure you connect the Galaxy S2 to  WiFi and not base the results on one bar of T-Mobile tower service. Lol…Rookie!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Yeah dude, seriously, turn off Flash and run that again. Beside the Slashgear test, looks like this brand new phone with a brand new OS barely beat the older SGS2. With Flash off, the results might have been even closer. Lets see what happens when ICS is out.

    • Anonymous

      - Lets see what happens when ICS is out. , - Lets find out when Honeycomb released
      - Gingerbread will sure kicked everyone’s ass
      - iOS, fear for Froyo when it’s out

      –same old , same old excuse :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

        Well the Flash excuse is legit. No denying that. 

  • http://uatarrel.com Carlos Augusto

    Good comparison, but you forget one think, the iphone doesn’t have flash, the galaxy s 2 has flash wich turn the page more slow. the next time turn off the flash player.

  • Anjorman

    Terrible demo. Next time clear everything, history, cache and even background processes on both phones. Make sure flash is disabled and then maybe people would take you serious.

    • Anonymous

      SGSII had 1.5GHz processing power and bigger ram.. That alone should be a breeze handling background task and flash content. stop finding excuses.

      Or… the exynos actually weak compared to A5 ?? and samsung is playing the Pentium4 GHz game back in the day AMD won with athlon XP ?

  • Humpty4321

    This test sucks Android has flash enabled and the iphone4s clearly doesn’t.. This should be redone a fair browser test since iphone doesn’t have adobe flash unlike the GSII this is BULLSHIT TEST

    • Bon K

      Doesn’t it tell you something?  How far Android phones come along?  They wanted to show the latest iPhone beating an Android phone in a test that gives iPhone ahead start to begin with? :)

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

    lol we left flash on because that is how we use our phones.. with flash! If anything this shows just how powerful Android truly is, because with something as power hungry as Adobe Flash our phones still manage to be top performers.

    I love my SGSII and wouldn’t trade it for anything atm. Jus sayin!

    • Glory2marik

      then why did you allow your colleague to minimize the impact of the yet freshly released samsung galaxy s2 by poorly, novice-ly doing a comparison video that handicaps unfairly the galaxy s2 and praises the iphone 4s?   don’t you guys edit your videos before releasing one? 

  • Oilfighter

    What kind of test is this? If anything, it looked like the Galaxy S II is faster, since it had to load and process flash.

    • rio

      lolol i love all this complaining about flash. It is part of the reason apple doesn’t allow it. Deal with it, your phone is a bit slower

      • Bon

        The complain is about the testing, not the flash. Plus, flash is an option, not a mandatory thing to have. You can have it on the fly only when you want it, so no need to slow down your phone with it when you don’t need it.  

      • Oilfighter

        Rio, you failed to realize that you can turn flash off. Better yet, you can actually get ad-block (like on desktop firefox browser)
        Imagine that, you can customize your phone the way you like it, not how Apple think how you should like it!

  • Android

    This was a terribly biased review. I’d like to see someone redo this properly. Even with all the handicaps against Android it still loads half a second slower than the 4s.

    Favorite part is at 7:40 where he describes how “text and pictures load so much faster” on the 4s, and yet the difference in loading was BARELY even noticeable.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, this comparison was poorly done. Even his iPhone 4 -vs- 4S comparison was less than useful, since he’s comparing iOS 4.x on the 4 to iOS 5.0 on the 4S. It would be more useful to redo the comparison with iOS 5.0 on both devices.

    As for Android, the differences were slight in most cases. Claiming that one platform is “so much faster” than the other is misleading — it’s a second or two at the most, often a fraction of a second.

  • http://www.rogerio.eu NINJA1200

    I’m not an Adroid fan, but the test was not fair. SGS2 was loading flash, while iPhone wasn’t.

    • Anonymous

      He posted new tests with Flash disabled. Not much change. What say now hero?

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        Where?

  • dhw

    Would like to see the comparison redone with flash off and wifi connected.  This video seems to handicap the android phone.

    How can u claim that the iphone 4s loads faster when flash takes up so much more bandwidth? That doesn’t seem to be a fair comparison.

  • Dvtruth

    Damn so if the gs2 wifi is not connected to a network then that just means tmobile service is a beast. And it means the gs2 with flash is damn fast. Cause with flash turned off and wifi on the gs2 would been a lil faster. Just saying. And when my phone connects to wifi my 4g sign goes away

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      I have the SGSII here with me now and can confirm when Wifi is on the 4G symbol stays on too

      • Bon

        Interesting… I just looked up some you tube videos of GS II for T-mobile and that phone didn’t have 3G or 4G symbol next to WiFi symbol when connected WiFi.

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        Well then myaccount or visual voicemail were syncing during this test. because thats the only time i see the mobile data and wifi get used simultaneously. those two apps wont sync over wifi. this is why i remove myaccount from my phones its too buggy and a battery hog.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, you’re comparing the iPhone 4s’ 800 MHz processor to the Galaxy’s 1.5 ghz and they are neck and neck?

    Ummm, lol. Glad I ordered an iPhone 4S.

  • Calvin Treo

    Flash flash flash come on.

  • http://thisisnt1984.tumblr.com/ Richard Soper

    That was an unbalanced test. Android was loading flash, iPhone was just loading html 5 and javascript. Of course those would be your results.

    • Astericky

      4s is using half the processing power.

      • http://thisisnt1984.tumblr.com/ Richard Soper

        and the S II is processing 3 times the data, whats your point?

    • Rio

      lol stop complaining about flash,  you guys asked for it. You can’t ask for something and not have it included in test.

      • http://thisisnt1984.tumblr.com/ Richard Soper

        Hey, in reality, I know my Android Phone will always be better. This is just an unfair test for the morons of the consumer world. They dont understand that Flash takes massive amounts of processing power. Its also an OPTIONAL add-on. You know, options, one of those things Apple never gives you…

  • Anonymous

    Shouldn’t the 1.5ghz processor power through flash with ease? Is flash really that much of a drag? Get it together adobe.

  • Michael O’Sullivan

    Holy shite the screen is almost as big as the iphone itself. 

  • Michael O’Sullivan

    Yup the GS2 didnt look connected to wifi no white bars. what a poon

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639475375 Mike Viveiros

    Forget the speed test, just look at the picture quality. iPhone still has a lot of catching up to do

  • http://www.facebook.com/MattSasso Matt Sasso

    tmobile vs verizon? one had wifi one didnt? wow

  • http://www.facebook.com/MattSasso Matt Sasso

    tmobile vs verizon? one had wifi one didnt? wow

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol both were on Wifi everyone, how many times do I need to say it

      https://skitch.com/nguyen/gyb2y/gsii-vs-iphone4s

      • Bon

        Wifi IS on GS II, but it is just not connected yet. :) You see if it is connected you wouldn’t see that “4G” next to it. 

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        Well as you can see here this phone is FULLY connected to wifi, granted the singal bars are green and not white. So your phone sir is not even connected. [IMG]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i292/navillos/screenshot-1318400032524.png[/IMG]

  • ppaks

    Either this guy is new to doing tests or is a apple fanboy. Grow up man.

  • Astericky

    Android phones have twice the theoretical processing power of the iPhone yet everyone is saying s2 is handicapped in this test.

  • Necromander83

    Apple dont load flash!

  • Anonymous

    What that idiot didn’t care to mention was that the SGS2 was loading flash content. If he wanted to be fair, he should have turned flash the “resource hog” off. Dude seemed like an iPhone fan boy for sure.

    • Mysky911

      If they disabled flash plugin, Iphone 4s will be slower!!!!  hahahaha
      my years old pentium PC browser is faster than AirBook browser!! ofcoz without loading any photos… hahahah

    • Anonymous

      4S = 800MHz

      SGS2 = 1.5GHz
      even with flash on, the 1.5GHz still have alot of head room to compete. Let say Flash took 500MHz. You still have 1 GHz vs 800MHz !!!

  • Bardhok Ndoji

    Did you deliberately bring this video to upset androfans? :) Ohhhhh

  • Pop

    the comparison between the iphone 4 and the 4s is invalid.
    the iphone 4 is on low battery (21%!!) while the 4s battery is almost full.

    it is known that whenver the battery is weak the phone conserves power consumption – which makes the device slower.!

  • Ecg0920

    Battery on any android phone sucks, I was an iPhone user moved to android for 2 years and now I’m going back to the iPhone better phone over all…. Don’t get mad when android 4.0 comes out and you have to wait 5-6 months for it to be available on your phone, if it’s supported by it. if not you are out of luck….

    • Michael O’Sullivan

      At least I can change my battery and get an upgraded mAh.

      • nfoo

        And how is changing your battery better than getting a whole new iPhone when you do a battery replacement at Apple? A new iPhone for the price of a battery. 
        And the battery replacement is even free when you get the Apple Care.

        This iPhone / iPod battery myth is so lame.

        And I have to say it’s sucks for you to have to settle for popping that plastic back of and exchange the battery while the UPS guy presents a new iPhone to me. For free.

        Get your facts straight.

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        Apple store doesnt give you a new phone they replace the battery. Also if ups is bringing you a new phone then you probably lied to get a new on. Have to settle for popping off the back? Dude you are in denial. Hell i had to convince the guy at the apple store to replace my 3G because of dead pixels.
        So I think your full of shit.

      • nfoo

        Dude. With Apple Care the battery replacement means a new phone. It is in the terms of warranty.
        When you’re out of warranty you have to pay more: 99$ and you get a new phone.

        If you need to replace battery on the go: just get an external one. I have a Philips for 30$. It has 2500 mah an recharges my iPhone 4 twice, or my iPod, or my iPad. 

        Get your facts straight before spilling bullshit.

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        iPhone OwnersYour one-year warranty includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. You can extend your coverage to two years from the date of your iPhone purchase with the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone. During the plan’s coverage period, Apple will replace the battery if it drops below 50% of its original capacity. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers a battery replacement for $79, plus $6.95 shipping, subject to local tax. Apple disposes of your battery in an environmentally friendly manner.taken from the apple site.
        so either a new battery or a refurb phone.

        so looks like i know my facts bud. eat it whore.

      • nfoo

        MY facts. They replace THE PHONE. It says battery replacement but they ALWAYS replace the the iPhone. Same thing with iPod. I’ve been an Apple Customer for 6 years. I already did this with two iPods and one iPhone. When you get Apple Care it is even included in the service. 

        If you have Apple Care you don’t even need to go to a store: a UPS guy will deliver the new phone for you next day and pick up the old one.
        Read the whole terms of Apple Care: it says battery replacement in this part. In another part of the agreement it says that with Apple Care coverage you have the right for a new replacement iPhone via a courier service for ANY service.
        And this means for the battery replacement too. Legal texts can be confusing.
        But it is how it is.

        If you don’t have Apple Care it is simply more expensive to do this.
        So it is the battery fee — 79 $ — plus 29 $ to get the new iPhone. For the iPod it is always 79$, I think. And there it says battery replacement, too. But they will give you a new iPod — same type.

        Just call Apple Care, say you are out of warranty and would like a battery replacement, because it is weak and that you’d like to have your phone directly replaced, because you can’t be without it.
        Then you pay the battery — 79 $ — and pay 29 $ for the replacement and leave your credit card number as in insurance that you give the old one back.
        No lying, no tricks. That is the official service. Do it. Call now.

        Seriously: get your facts straight.

      • Michael O’Sullivan

        It a refurb not new. Just a used phone wiped off with alcohol.

      • nfoo

        Even if it is a refurbed, which is not certain, it can be a new one as well: it still is LIKE new. Not just wiped off with alcohol. That’s a great service. I’ll receive my new iPod tomorrow. I just gave it into service today. And the dude told me this time they are out of stock on the iPod Video, so I’ll receive an iPod classic. What an awesome service. Second time I had my video in battery exchange. Cost me 59 € each. And now I’ll have a refurbed 120 GB classic.
        You don’t have to like Apple, but don’t lie about their service.

  • Anonymous

    Hey all you people complaining Flash on … wifi etc. New video has been posted with Flash off and everything. Not much of a change. Be man enough and accept the facts….. or continue with denial. Then Anger will come. Finally acceptance.

    • Michael O’Sullivan

      You sir are an idiot. Who cares that the iphone is fraction faster at browsing. Id rather have a full internet experience on an Android phone. Have fun paying for a marginal upgrade to the 4. I myself will be getting the Nexus Prime.

    • Tommyai

      where is the new video? i still see the flash on the samsung phone.

    • Joecamadrone13

      its not pay attention to the browser time bar.  The iphones indicator ends and a few seconds later the page is still loading things.  Right above the web address loading indicator there is a loading circle above after it appears to be finished loading.  So in REALITY the SG2 loads the pages faster even with flash….just more Apple progaganda…

  • Seymorejones

    Android is the shit simply cuz of galaxy. And now iphone…apple is competing with it. Faster or not that’s awesome for samsung. Two years ago iphone was raping everything. Imagine two years from now. There will be 2 new galaxy phones by the time apple releases the 5. And even with the 4s, the s2 is still a far more capable phone. And its older. eat iphone, without jobs they are fucked

  • Anonymous

    hey in the samsung galaxy II the 4g data is active and in the Iphone 4s is using Wifi is not fair like that

  • Michael O’Sullivan

    The CPU in the T-Mobile GS2 is a Qualcomm S3 and the other models have the Samung Exynos processor. I think the Nexus prime is supposed to have a variant of the Exynos. Id Like to see this test done with the AT&T version of the GS2. Tests have shown that the S3 doesnt have quite the processing power of the Exynos.

  • Cbillustration

    Turn flash off fella! The galaxy has to render for more content on the exact same page! Then again don’t…. I like seeing the phone display the web page as it should be viewed and seeing apple unable to do so.

  • Leonard Holland

    http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-4s-review-11187049/
    Fairer comparison. 2nd vid from the top

  • Das

    GS2 is loading flash and iphone 4 dont have flash player so is not fai.

  • @Chelackchy

    Browsing test is not fair, there are flash contents in every page you tested. It’s well know that Flash does consume cpu power. To be fair compare non-flash with non-flash.

  • Owen

    Android Gingerbread uses only one core for the browser, while iphone and honeycomb use both cores.ICS will also use both of the cores while using the browser.

  • Randomguy

    The dudes voice is so annoying, he sounds like a fag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nrq.mauricio Mauricio Enriquez C

    SG2 using default browser ?? try with miren browser :) and will pwn iphone4 even with flash

    PS: iphone users… SUCK IT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nrq.mauricio Mauricio Enriquez C

    SG2 using default browser ?? try with miren browser :) and will pwn iphone4 even with flash

  • Jjofnc

    I agree with several of the others below. It does not seem like a fair comparison with web pages since there is all kind of flash content on the android phone.

  • http://twitter.com/sharegadgets Steven Pitts

    amazing fiture, I found also about iPhone 4S VS Samsung Galaxy S II Comparision here http://gadgetsinfo.org/iphone-4s-vs-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-comparision/

  • http://twitter.com/liuwentw JackLiu

    Flash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no fair!!!!! is the tester idiot????

  • http://ryocentral.info Ryo

    Yeah… nearly as fast as iOS5. Just a few seconds more but WITH ALL Flash content. Wow. Pretty poor performance for iOS in comparsion.
    And other than that, iOS just came out. The newest version is NOT 2.3.5, but 2.3.6 and will be replaced by Ice Cream Sandwich in a few days.

    As much as you wish, iPhone and iOS is behind Android. Catch up for a few days. Have fun!

    • Shmekid

      2.3.7 actually is the newest gingerbread version.

    • Sweeeeet

      LMAO.  Look at BOTH videos moron.  He did turn off flash.

      Wow, you Fandroids are just pathetic.  A super-efficient 800Mhz processor with IOS5 COMPLETELY DESTROYS your latest and greatest 1.5 Ghz processor and all you can say is 
      “Wait wait, ICS is coming out, but but flash…  waaaaa”.

      Android got COMPLETELY DESTROYED in this test.  I’m embarrassed for you really.  You’re so upset that your OS is a joke.

      • Danny

        After reading a few of your post, i see the only real drawback to IOS is it turns you into a rude @ss hat

  • Moonz87

    For all you flash whiners here’s a beter comparison with FLASH DISABLED on the S II. Spoiler alert iPhone still wins lol:

    http://vmsvideo.slashgear.tv/1447_mobile.mp4

    • steve623

      how come your tmobile galaxy s2 has a physical home button?

      • Tehgyb

        Because its an unlocked internation version… which means its BOWS to the US versions.

      • Steve623

        What do you mean by ”its BOWS to the US version”

    • Guest

      They Never compare 4S to Sprint version of GSII…lol

  • Anonymous

    Set the user agent for the GSII as iPhone and you’ll be loading exactly the same site too…  I wonder if that would make a difference.  (I can’t test, don’t have a GSII [Verizon, I hate you] or iPhone 4S).

    That said, I don’t care if iPhone is slightly faster – the screen is just too small for me. I love my 4.3″ screen.

  • A7156939

    Wow the gs2 loading flash, and running on one core keeps up with the dual core iphone4s, that’s sad. Turn flash off, and load firefox beta or opera on the gs2 so it can run both cores and it will eat the iphone4s. when ics comes out it’ll be a joke.

    • Sweeeeet

      LMAO silly fandroid.  He DID turn off flash.  Read the whole article and watch BOTH videos next time.

      Oh, and learn how to read.

      • Guest

        He did not turn it off he set it for on-demand..you never answer this question nor comment :but ALL of you need to look very close to the top portion of both phones….It appears to me the I phone is a Verizon version(I think), and It appears to be on a WIFI connection. The GS2 appears to be on the carrier network…please explain this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Clemens/100000419041069 Jonathan Clemens

    hmmmm

  • Daddym469

    There is no doubt, The newer I phone performs well, but ALL of you need to look very close to the top portion of both phones….It appears to me the I phone is a Verizon version(I think), and It appears to be on a WIFI connection. The GS2 appears to be on the carrier network. WHAT LOOKS EVEN MORE UNRELIABLE IN THESE TEST IS, NOT ONLY IS THE GS2 ON THE TMO NETWORK IN THIS VIDEO, LOOK AT THE SINGLE BAR OF SIGNAL HE HAS. No phone will perform to it’s full potential in this situation. What is very obvious about this video is the reviewer is PRO Apple and desires to mislead us into thinking Android is just not as good as the latest I phone. Do another video with both phones in an equal coverage are with comparable signals, or do the test with both on WIFI and we will all see there won’t be much difference if any. One bar of signal quality is not a fair testing situation, doesn’t matter what phone it is.

    • Gongloui

      thank you for your close observation. I am a iphone hater,  almst fall for it.

    • Mjp69

      I own the iPhone 4s and let me just say it lags pathetically on wifi,YouTube buffers constantly and the iCloud with repeated iPhoto’s dublications are frankly annoying.Yes the camera is an improvement but the image isn’t as large as it appears on the the sgs2 and it doesn’t zoom in as closely as the sgs2.So I’ve decided to sell my iPhone after being a fan for years and buying and sgs2 with icecream sandwich installed.:)

  • Jhgffddd

    Guy in the video is a biased iFag.

    His voice is fucking annoying. 

  • http://celebrity-smack.com Celebrity Smack

    have to visit sites that don’t have cycling ads on them because a different ad changes the page. Also, using the same wifi is a bit sketchy because you’ll get sporadic results with request priorities.

  • Charles Berry

    remember that the gs2 has a larger screen area to load vs the iphone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Evgeny-Makarov/1396781081 Evgeny Makarov

      what? resolution is the matter, not size

      • Charles Berry

        meaning more of the sites show up on the sgs2 so it takes more time to manifest the mages.  But if you hold text to text, sgs2 was the same if not better!

      • Anonymous

        Evgeny tried to point it out to you – iphone has a higher resolution than the sgs2 so the iphone has to load more stuff out.

        It’s not the screen size, dummy, it’s the resolution

      • Lomdavid

        Have you physically, in real life have seen the diference between an iPhone screen and a SGS2 one? Even with a higher resolution on the iPhone, the SGS2 looks better than the iPhone. You see them two and you can only think that the colors are much better, making the iPhone’s screen look pale. I own a SGS2 and my mom owns an iPhone 4. A bigger screen with a Super AMOLED Plus screen makes a really, and I mean REALLY big difference.

      • http://twitter.com/Sniper1087 Mario

        Super amoled plus even though lexx pixels, it has more subpixels which makes up for even more resolution on the Iphone with 50% more subpixels. which gives better contrast in colors, better blacks, well I will have to see what happens with Nexus, right now the feature giving the edge to Iphone is Siri, which works really well, still we will have to see how google will turn this around, anyway this competition is beneficial to us the consumers, technology is advancing at a really fast rate, its impressive how things are turning.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lampir Srdjan Vukovic

    If you are going to load two same websites then disable flash in S2. On almost every page there was something with flash content.

    • Howieonline

      Just like the iphone has flash content loaded but it doesn’t support flash.  He did turn off the flash if you paid attention..which you didn’t

  • Sweeeeet

    LMAO at all the Fandroids whining about flash.
    2 points:

    1.  Look at the SECOND video, he DID turn off flash and it made no difference.  Android still got owned.
    2.  If you’re going to whine about flash being on, THEN WHY HAVE YOU BE SCREAMING HOW GREAT FLASH IS FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS STRAIGHT.

    Make up your minds you pathetic Fandroids.  LMAO, you guys get your panties in a twist over nothing.

    • Sam

      Do you not understand that you’ve just made yourself a hybrid of both keyboard warrior and iFanboy

    • Osvaldo Martinez

      there is one thing that people are missing the GSII isnt connected to the wi-fi…the wi-fi is turned on but its not connected the the GSII is running on the carrier internet on one bar….so the test is not really a fair…

    • Osvaldo Martinez

      there is one thing that people are missing the GSII isnt connected to the wi-fi…the wi-fi is turned on but its not connected the the GSII is running on the carrier internet on one bar….so the test is not really a fair…

    • Jhughes33

      If you limit your web surfing to just the sites that do not have flash, then the iPhone wins hands down.  In the real world, many web sites use flash and the iPhone looks silly if you show a side by side using those sites. 

  • Whistleblower2000

    the samsung galaxy is garbage. how can you compare it with iphone. I upgraded my iphone 4 to iphone4S. It is simply class. I renewed my contract for further 3 years hence, I got the iphone4S for $159 through Telus Canada. 
    I have used iphone 3G, iphone 3GS, iphone 4 and now iphone 4S, ipad and ipad 2. I am totally sold off to apple. Guys believe me if someone is comparing with iphone, I can bet that person has not used the iphone hence they want to compare with Samsung, LG, HTC, etc. 

    • Gongloui

      it is like compare a man runing a 100 meter and a man runing 120 meter. both are winners. Iphone is finished running a 100 m with10 seconds. Samsung G2 is finished running 120meters in 11 seconds. Because when you pay attention on the second video you can see Samsung g2 has more graghics and contents loaded  than iphone 4s when it finished. go back and look close. both are winners. Hate to see iphone users think they are the only smartphone users. they are the smart a$$ for sure.

  • Anonymous

    Watch these videos of the Galaxy S II vs. the iPhone 4S…no comparison, the Galaxy S II destroys the iPhone

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp0HlX1ySGg&NR=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1EBlCWBHHs&NR=1

  • Gongloui

    it is like compare a man runing a 100 meter and a man runing 120 meter. both are winners. Iphone is finished running a 100 m with10 seconds. Samsung G2 is finished running 120meters in 11 seconds. Because when you pay attention on the second video you can see Samsung g2 has more graghics and contents loaded  than iphone 4s when it finished. go back and look close. both are winners. Hate to see iphone users think they are the only smartphone users. they are the smart a$$ for sure.

    • Anonymous

      I love the subtle bias…

  • http://twitter.com/Xayrash Khaled Aldemerdash

    the thing u ppl dunno that apple is deceiving iphone 4s appears that it finished loading it didnt it is still running if u can see it above the small circle spinning

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04621475892023144524 Mentiroso

    It would be interesting to know what people think of a phone with a 800 MHz processor performing as an equal to one with an 1.5 GHz, nearly twice its speed. How would they perform with more similar processors?
    Any idea?

  • http://www.facebook.com/vargaendregabor Varga Endre

    Thank you for the tests! :) However, it should be the point to NOT flushing caches etc, because the current condition of the net connection can change by seconds. With the browser cache you take the net speeds out from the situation and only the machines themselves remain.

    Other thought: speeds can be measured by counting the picture frames or milliseconds spent between starting and finishing.