Samsung Galaxy S II (S2) Vs myTouch 4G Slide: 1.2GHz Duel

The Samsung Galaxy S II is the smartphone on everybody’s lips at the moment it seems. We’ve posted many articles now about this impressive Android handset and it’s 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Now we have news of another new handset on the way with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor so we thought it would be interesting to look at the Samsung Galaxy S II (S2) vs. the myTouch 4G Slide.

Only yesterday we published a review roundup of the Galaxy S II and it’s fair to say that the experts were as impressed as us and this could be a real contender to the next-generation iPhone or iPhone 5. Our most recent posts include how the Galaxy S II has been targeted for sales of 10 million, and how it lacks a dedicated camera button, a very minor drawback. We also recently told about leaked specs for the myTouch 4G Slide coming to T-Mobile and so hit the links to previous articles if you want to find out more on any particular aspect. This has to be an early comparison of course, as we only have leaked specs for the myTouch 4G Slide to go on but it will hopefully give you an idea of the differences and similarities between the two handsets.

As far as release dates and carriers go, the Galaxy S II has already seen limited release in the UK and South Korea but will be coming to 120 countries across 140 carriers, with the US release date as yet unconfirmed. It’s thought that it will have 4G capability for the US release. The myTouch 4G Slide is of course coming to T-Mobile USA but there’s no news yet on a release date other than a very vague ‘soon.’ This 4G handset is, as the name implies, 4G capable, for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.

The Galaxy S II was originally slated to a have a 1GHz processor but before release was upgraded to a 1.2GHz dual-core processor while the myTouch 4G Slide (which was previously known as the HTC Doubleshot), also has a 1.2GHz, a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, so which handset will win the duel? Other features we think will appear on the myTouch 4G Slide include 768MB of RAM, a 3.7-inch WVGA LCD display, 8-megapixel rear camera and also a VGA resolution 3-megapixel front-facer. Equivalent specs on the Galaxy S II are 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen (receiving especially high praise in reviews), 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Although the Galaxy S II has a notable video recording capability of 1080p one feature rumored for the myTouch 4G Slide is that of 1080p 3D video so that’s something to take into consideration as well.

We still think that any upcoming handset over the next few months will have to go some to match up to the Galaxy S II but on early rumored specs the myTouch 4G Slide has a lot going for it. Are you waiting for the Galaxy S II or might you be tempted to wait for more information about the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide? Let us know with your comments.

  • David

    All I want to know is when or if the Galaxy S2 will be available from T-Mobile. If not, and the only option is the MyTouch 4G, I have to start looking at other carriers. Tired of waiting on T-Mobile.

    • Ellen

      I have got one for £30 pm on tmobile from buymobilephones.net. Cost £20 for the handset but only 18 months. Delivered tomorrow!!!!

      • Mike

        How? It clearly says on the website 'Availability: Stock due on 11/05/2011'

    • ALewis

      I agree! Hurry up, T-Mobile! I need to buy a new phone asap, mine is about dead. Not sure if I want the MyTouch 4G Slide or Galaxy S2.

  • http://twitter.com/gbourous @gbourous

    An LED indicator light is very important for those of us using our Android phones as a business tool as well; and during meetings, when our phones are silenced, we would need to see if anything new has come into our phones without having to turn on the screen constantly to check. Lack of this feature is the only reason I am returning the LG G2X I recently purchased. Any idea if either phone has this feature. Or in the case of Samsung S II, if it would have some native internal code, (to make sure it will work consistently unlike some 3rd party app that may not always work right), be part of the phone that would activate some pixel patterns of its AMOLED display to serve as an indicator, if a dedicated LED light is not part of the specs?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1083190841 Cory Lincourt

      with the galaxy s 2 you can root and install a kernal that makes the 4 touch buttons along the bottom light up. which in my opinion is easier to spot when you have a new notification. its called BLN Control free