Since its release back in May, the Samsung Galaxy S II has been regarded as the pinnacle of smartphone technology, with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM , Android Gingerbread and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display it is hard to ignore, however it has to be said that it now has a fight on its hands thanks to the iPhone 4S.
You’re probably reading this thinking “the iPhone 4S has less RAM, a slower dual-core processor and a smaller display size, so how can it be considered a rival?” Well rather than sit here and compare specs side-by-side, today we are going to look at sales and performance.
We presumed that the Samsung Galaxy S II would outperform the iPhone 4S due to its superior tech specs, however if you check out this article you will see that in four benchmark tests the iPhone 4S outperformed the S II massively. We have embedded the benchmark results below (click on the image for a larger version).
It is clear to see that the benchmark results are not even close, however you have to remember a few things. Firstly, benchmarks don’t always equate to real-world performance, secondly the iPhone 4S is running iOS 5.0, which means we should really compare results once the S II gets its Ice Cream Sandwich update.
As previously mentioned the S II is currently considered by many as the best smartphone currently available, but the above benchmarks prove just how competitive Apple’s new offering will be. We see both smartphones battling it over the next months until we find out more about the Nexus Prime and/or the Galaxy S III. The last week or so has seen the rivalry really kick off, firstly we heard how the iPhone 4S pre-orders set new records and then told you about how Samsung would be shifting some S II smartphones for just $2 each, now we are hearing of a Vodafone iPhone 4S price cut – we wonder what smartphone will come out on top in the long run, but Apple’s dominance is hard to ignore.
What do you think is a better smartphone? Samsung Galaxy S II or the iPhone 4S?