Samsung are releasing yet another phone in their Galaxy range in the shape of the new Galaxy S Advance. This new model is designed to sit somewhere in the middle of their line up and offers some impressive specification. We take a look at how this new model compares with the Samsung Galaxy S2, the premium device which helped make the Galaxy range so famous.
When we take a look at the screen technology used on both of these models it is the Samsung Galaxy S2 that comes out on top. Despite being nearly one year older than the Galaxy Advance the model still manages to offer a display that can compete with the very latest technology. This 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen reproduces stunning colours and also offers user great viewing angles and superb legibility in sunlight. The screen can show a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels which means that the pixel density equates to 217 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S Advance uses a smaller 4 inch screen that can display the same 480 x 800 resolution as the S2. Unfortunately this model only incorporates a Super AMOLED screen which does not perform as well as the Plus variety on the Galaxy S2. The result of this is that the S2 manages to produce the crisper images although in fairness both models offer exceptional quality in this department.
There is also very little to choose between the two models when it comes to processing power but the Samsung Galaxy S2 once again outshines the Galaxy S Advance in this area. When the S2 was released in 2011 it boasted a chipset that was far superior to many rivals and even now the model still manages to shine. The model makes use of the superb Samsung Exynos chipset which includes a very fast 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor. Fans of mobile games will appreciate the superb Mali 400MP graphics processing unit that delivers a superb experience on games titles as well as movie playback. The Galaxy S Advance also uses a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor but the power of the chip used on this model is slightly lower than the S2 at 1Ghz. The model uses the same graphics processing unit as the Galaxy S2. For a mid range phone the Advance is a very well equipped model but the extra power available on the S2 means that it offers slightly better performance.
For a mid range mobile phone the Galaxy S Advance is a great model that should prove a more pocket friendly alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S2. If you do not mind spending a little extra however the S2 still offers screen technology and performance to rival the majority of devices currently available.