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Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GB vs Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 X03Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GB
Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GB
4.3"
AMOLED

480x800

8
MP

2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1650
mAh

(Removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S2 X21Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GB
Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBvsGalaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
 75%75%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (28GB user available)vs16GB
 12%12%
+Lighter
116 grams (4.06 ounces)vs130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FM with RDSvsNot supported

21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GBvsGalaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GB
 85%85%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.9Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
2GB LPDDR3vs1GB LPDDR2
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
 7%7%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x1920 pixelsvs480x800 pixels
 103%100%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
441 PPIvs217 PPI
 16%16%
+Larger screen
5"vs4.3"
 60%60%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 13MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video only main cameravsNot supported
 5%5%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/3.06" inchesvs1/3.2" inches
 18%18%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.2 (aperture)vsf/2.6 (aperture)
 8%8%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 2.1MPvs(front) 2MP
 6 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsVGA (640x480 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 4.4.2 KitKat is newer and safer
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvsAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Advantage
+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
4G LTEvs3G+ HSPA+
 4 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 58%58%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2600 mAhvs1650 mAh
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.0 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.0 version A2DPvs3.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+Better sites viewing on the internet
HTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

26 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED Plus / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Li-Ion (Removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
Micro-B USB - MHL
A-GPS, GeoTagging / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
DLNA
NFC
MicroUSB 2.0
Gorilla Glass / Gorilla Glass 3
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
ModelGalaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBGalaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Also known asSamsung Galaxy S2 i9100, Samsung Galaxy S II 3G, SGS2T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 LTE, Samsung Galaxy S IV
Country or region availableVarious (International)USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2012April, 2013
Depth8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)66.1 x 125.3 millimeters (2.6 x 4.93 in)69.8 x 136.6 millimeters (2.75 x 5.38 in)
Weight116 grams (4.06 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.4 GingerbreadAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4210 (45nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
CPU processor1.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91.9Ghz Quad-Core Krait 300
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP4 266MhzQualcomm Adreno 320
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (28GB user available)16GB
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.3" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~63.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution480x800 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)217 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkNot supportedLTE 700
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Main camera8 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.6 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo/video only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Front camera2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
RadioFM with RDSNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHLMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerSupportedYes / No
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UI 4.0
- USB OTG On-the-go 1.3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: White Frost, Black Mist
- Dual Shot camera
- HDR video/photo
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- mDNIe
- DLNA
- WiFi dual-band
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- S-Voice
- Group Play
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50GB)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity1650 mAh2600 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time520 minutes | 8.7 hours | 0.4 day930 minutes | 15.5 hours | 0.6 day
Standby36000 minutes | 600 hours | 25 days22200 minutes | 370 hours | 15.4 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 32GBSamsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 T-Mobile 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.16 W/Kg (head) | 0.96 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.34 W/Kg (head)feature not registered