clivec, on Jun 7 2011, 19:38, said:
My findings on this having just moved away from the 2x to an sgs2 is that the problems some ppl have with the 2x is device specific. I got one from my local CEX, and it suffered with the BSOD and random reboots constantly, didn't matter one jot which ROM was on it, it was the same. Cutting a long story short I took it back, swapped it for another one they had and it couldn't have been more different. Smoother, no reboots, no BSOD, not one. Even when running on CM7 or modaco fr18 beta 2, it was rock solid, only thing I would say, however, is that the lack of RAM showed up occasionally.
That said, I have now bought an SGS2, and it is, quite simply, the first android device that I have used (which is many, trust me) that can match IOS in terms of fluidity, even whilst running a live wallpaper too. Having 1Gb of RAM is good, you can really see the difference in use. Only thing I would say is the database write speed is still a little slow, but that's just an observation, in practice it doesn't make a great deal of difference in general use. It is a better phone, but at the price point and with the hardware on board that would be expected.
If you get an LG Optimus 2x that works, however, for the price, and a little modification from modaco, it takes some beating!
Right, I'm gonna go out on a limb here, quoting myself. I, as can be seen from above, had bought a sgs2 and was initially blown away by it. However, after having owned it for a few weeks, I started to get more and more frustrated with a number of aspects of it. First is a subjective one, battery life, It's the only phone I've owned, bar none, that can't even get me through 1 day, set up the same as every other Android phone I've had of late, same sync's, same email accounts, and so on. Doesn't matter which firmware I tried, or whether I used it or just left it in my pocket. Really annoying. Not as annoying however as the straw that broke the camels back, gsm signal reception levels and data connectivity issues. The rx reception is low compared to many phones I've had recently, including the LG, and its not just a one off either, I had to replace mine due to a dead pixel I spotted, and the two units suffered in the same way. The most annoying thing for me tho was the intermittantly working data connection on 3g, or more specifically, the inability to switch between 3g, H, and H+ without loosing the ability to recieve any data at all. This would happen randomly and you would only notice when you try to use the internet for instance, then realise it was stuck. Toggle the airplane mode off and on, and suddenly you start recieving emails from hours ago. Again, no amount of Rom swapping would fix the issue. I have a spare LG optimus one lying around and ended up using that instead as it was perfectly reliable. Nice one samsung! I have now sold it and bought a very ordinary but very reliable HTC incredible s, I would also like to point out that the gps, although better is still not fixed properly, it does, but only just, signal fix is rarely more accurate than 15 to 20 meters, the optimus one by comparison could manage 5m in the same conditions. My advice to anyone considering a recent Android handset at this point in time would be to avoid anything with more than one core. Seems they all have issues of one form or another. And I can only apologize to anyone who went out and bought an sgs2 based on my previous comments.