Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


38 posts

Geek


Topic # 120795 14-Jun-2013 01:42
Send private message

Hi all,

Basically I was wondering if Samsung has a replacement product that is comparable to the S2 but running on newer, smaller more efficient chipset?

So to be clear here, I'm not necessarily after a more powerful phone. Just one thats running on a smaller die and thus (hopefully) runs longer and cooler. If it happens to just be a more powerful chipset too, thats fine.

I came across an Ativ S which seemed quite nice but is a Windows only phone.

Thoughts?

(also if I am screwed for Samsung options, what about other brands?)

Create new topic
4312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 154

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 836638 14-Jun-2013 03:55
Send private message

The S2 Plus came out a while back. Same look, new hardware. Otherwise the Galaxy Premier or S3 and S4 Mini's would be the closest.

2861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 836651 14-Jun-2013 07:55
Send private message

as per Brad however the mini's are quite expensive IMHO. The S2 was/is a very good phone and was top end in its day. Any particular reason you want to stay with Samsung?




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive 3






38 posts

Geek


  Reply # 837091 15-Jun-2013 03:09
Send private message

thanks guys. Yeah I dont mind other brand suggestions.

Just on the side, I liked the S2s more solid and square design than the newer curved and wobbly s3 and newer.

anything between the price point of an s2 and s3?

cheers.

2574 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 357


  Reply # 837135 15-Jun-2013 10:02
Send private message

jeffnz: as per Brad however the mini's are quite expensive IMHO.


What price are you basing that on? The S3 mini dropped down to around $330 just recently.

2861 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 683

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 837239 15-Jun-2013 13:16
Send private message

Bung:
jeffnz: as per Brad however the mini's are quite expensive IMHO.


What price are you basing that on? The S3 mini dropped down to around $330 just recently.


I stand corrected




Galaxy S8

 

Garmin  Vivoactive 3




Mad Scientist
19116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2484

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 837242 15-Jun-2013 13:21
Send private message

S4 mini




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


11 posts

Geek


  Reply # 837330 15-Jun-2013 16:45
Send private message

The S2 Plus still has a reasonably small battery (1650mAh), 480p screen and some Broadcom SOC (1.2GHz A9) that I haven't really heard much about.

If you are willing to spend ~$500 you could get the Sony Xperia SP which has a 2300mAh battery, 720p screen and a 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Krait SOC (28nm). Those are better specs than the S4 mini.

4312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 154

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 837341 15-Jun-2013 17:09
Send private message

HTC One Mini




4.3" Screen, same as the S2 but 720p.
1.4Ghz Snapdragon 400
2GB RAM

Should be available within the next couple of months. This would be my pick for a new 'smaller' phone.

Given how much better the HTC One is than the Galaxy S4 (yes this is my opinion, deal with it) and that the Galaxy mini's really are quite underwhelming it would be hard to beat this. All the awesome of the One in a smaller package.

7893 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 796

Subscriber

  Reply # 837362 15-Jun-2013 18:54
Send private message

How about a Nexus 4. I see Warehouse Stationary has then for $499 today..




Regards,

Old3eyes


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.