Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. BlackBerry Bold 9900: Review of Specs

By Gary Johnson - May 10, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been in the news a lot lately but there are many new impressive devices coming to the market. Today we have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs the BlackBerry Bold 9900, and review of the specs.

Paul Briden of Know Your Mobile is reporting that the Galaxy S2 has a more modern look to it and weighs virtually nothing. The BlackBerry on the other hand looks a bit cramped and unattractive, it also feels quite heavy. It is nice to have a QWERTY keyboard but is at the expense of the touch screen being pushed up to the top of the handset.

Both the screens on the devices have excellent picture quality with the Samsung measuring 4.3-inches, compared to the small 2.3-inches on the BlackBerry. The operating system on the Bold has impressed so far, with the browser being much quicker than older versions.

Android Gingerbread comes on the Galaxy S2 which is much easier to use than its predecessor. The Samsung has a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 processor, while the Bold uses a single core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm 8655 Snapdragon.

Camera wise the Bold only has one shooter which is 5-megapixels, while the Samsung has an 8-Megapixel on the back and a secondary 2-megapixel on the front. It was found that the latest BlackBerry is one of the best to date, but the Galaxy S2 comes out on top of the two handsets.

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  • Ian Grey

    the 9900 has 2.8 inches display, not 2.3

  • Derek Burns

    The samsung G2 is a flimsy device compared to BB 9900 which is solid and practical for someone like me who is blind. The BB 9900 has a tactile and strong feel to it with voice instruction and the best font size options on current range of smartphones. I have to remind myself why I prefer BB than the other style-driven phones. First to phone and speak to people reliably and clearly. Second, to text/email promptly and third to amuse myself with a few good applications while listening to music on a good media program. BB 9900 is a classy device and one which will appeal to current and new users. Well done, RIM for keeping it real and functional for the visually impaired!

  • Josh

    Um…the screen size of the Blackberry Bold 9900 is 2.8", not 2.3", and is at a very comfortable size IMO for a phone that includes the best physical keyboard on any phone. It weighs 130g vs. 116g of the S2, a difference of 14g. I can't comment yet how a 14g weight difference feels in the hand but can't imagine that this new bold feels "heavy".

  • Naz

    Fraud! Dont't give your email address, SPAM!

  • Steve

    I have owned various Blackberries for over seven years now. Blackberry better release rollout dates and carriers soon for the Blackberry 9900; otherwise, I will be defecting since I cannot hold on to my dinosaur phone any longer. Recently, I have stopped myself twice from buying an Android phone in anticipation of the Blackberry 9900 since I am a big fan of the Bold's QWERTY keyboard. If Blacberry wants to prevent itself from being the next Nokia, it better get these phones out soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Naz

    When you compare two products, you should address merits and demerits of both products otherwise it is a bias comparison, 9900 is is a 2.8" touch screen device not 2.3" Blackberry, What you trying to do? 9900 is better so many ways for example Faster typing, Better email and security. Showing one products good thing and hiding good thing about another products is a bias comparison.