And I am very pleased with it.
I had seen the Galaxy S1 in action and was able to play with it a bit, and ever since I was thrilled to get one myself. BUT I only bought my last cell a year ago back than.
It has been six months since, and I had been checking the websites for developments in that area. While, I know a newer version of the Galaxy is available, I guess a phone that has almost the same power as my Laptop is a bit overkill – plus one year old equipment has the advantage of more reliable reviews. Which is a good thing, since the S2 has two options: one with a G and one without – the one without is a bit better, yet was on the way of being sold out. By now, it probably is. I was lucky enough to get one without the G, though!
The only obstacle thus far was its price – my goal was to go up until 200 – but seeing as not that many cell phones exist that have the specs of a Galaxy in that price range – and apparently the S1 is no longer sold – I said well 300 it is then… well it did not really work out. Yeah, there are phones in that price range that essentially do what the S1 and S2 can do, but parts of the specs suggest a bit lower performance… And I know me, if I see something work that smoothly and then buy something smaller, while I actually want that smooth experience, I will dislike the product. So I coughed up the other 60 bucks and thought: suck it, at least I will be satisfied with the product.
And now some of you will say: 360 bucks for a phone, isn’t that a bit steep?
I will answer you: for a cell phone it is, for a small computer with the capability to call someone, text someone and be online anywhere with a cell tower – not just WiFi – it is not. Sure, Netbooks are cheaper, but you cannot put them into your pants pockets, nor can you call someone with them.
Thus, the only question for anyone in the market to buy a new phone is: What is it, I want to do with it?
Call someone? – get a cheap phone
Text someone? – get a cheap phone
Calendar and Task settings – might want to invest into something more expansive than 30 bucks.
Basically do anything you do on your PC on the go and be able to put it into a pocket: go for the expensive stuff – either a pad, netbook or a smartphone.
However, there are smartphones for starters in the market (they are not as expensive) – I had one of these (70 bucks, but it was not the newest either), and I quickly realized I wanted to do more with it and not be sidelined by the developers restrictions. These “smaller” smartphones usually have a closed OS – not iOS, Android or Windows – which are adaptable via Apps.
So, figure out what YOU want to do with the phone and then find your mobile phone.