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Galaxy S2 FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a planning to get a Galaxy S2 or currently own one? Do you have any questions about it? Here’s Sydney CBD Repair Team answering those queries.

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How does the new Galaxy S II compare with the original Galaxy S?

In general, the GSII is faster and sleeker than its predecessor and boasts a bigger and better display. If you’re interested in the full nitty gritty, check out this detailed Galaxy S II vs. original Galaxy S comparison; it even has a nifty chart for your phone-comparing pleasure.

How’s Samsung’s new TouchWiz UI?

If you like the old TouchWiz, you’ll probably like Samsung’s update to its custom software skin. The latest TouchWiz adds the ability to create folders within your apps list along with built-in support for Wi-Fi-based PC syncing, among other things. It also ships with Vlingo’s voice command system preinstalled.

Personally, as anyone who regularly reads this blog knows, I’m more partial to stock Android; as far as I’m concerned, the manufacturer-added skins add unnecessary clutter that can’t easily be removed. (They also tend to slow down the Android upgrade process for the life of the device, as original Galaxy S owners know all too well.) As my colleague Barbara Krasnoff observed, most of the features these skins provide can be added on a case-by-case basis to any Android phone — and in that scenario, you can choose what you do and don’t want instead of having all that extra stuff automatically baked in for you.

Can my Samsung Galaxy S II connect to a Bluetooth®-enabled device?

Yes, your Samsung Galaxy S II can connect to most Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Your Samsung Galaxy S II is compatible with Bluetooth  v3.0 with A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP 1.5, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP.

Can I record video in HD?

Your Samsung Galaxy S II can record video in HD (High Definition), up to 1080p.

How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy S® II to my TV?

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S II to a TV with the optional Media Link HD (MHL) adapter.
Connect your adapter from your Samsung Galaxy S II data port, into a TV HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port.
Change the TV input to the adapter input. The TV instantly displays what’s on the Samsung Galaxy S II screen.

Can I watch videos from my Samsung Galaxy S II on my TV without using an adapter or cable?

Your Samsung Galaxy S II can share media wirelessly with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-capable TVs.

To share media, connect the TV and Samsung Galaxy S II to the same Wi-Fi network.

Refer to your TV user manual to see if your TV is DLNA-capable.

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How do I make the camera quiet?

You need to upgrade to the latest firmware and then set the phone to silent mode.
NOTE-The current version of the firmware takes away the ability to change text skin.

Why is the home button slow?

When you press the home button you may notice a few seconds of lag, this is the phone waiting to see if you are pressing it once (to go home) or twice (to open up Vlingo voice control).

Is the home button supposed to click?

Yes the home button is supposed to make a quiet “click” sound when you press it. Unlike the “back” and “menu” keys this is a “real” key and you are pressing a small plastic button which is clicking.

Does the radio use up the internet?

The inbuilt FM Radio application does NOT use the internet at all and instead uses an internal FM receiver. If you’re using an application however such as TuneIn radio, BBC iPlayer or doubleTwist for the radio functions these DO use internet (be it Mobile Internet or Wi-Fi)


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