Decisions: Galaxy S II vs Droid Bionic vs iPhone 4S?

Once the decision has been made to purchase a new mobile phone, then the arduous task begins of choosing the best handset for your needs. The market is inundated with devices and by the end of 2011, there will be more to speak of. Manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, Motorola, HTC and of course LG are just some of the big names that we refer to, each trying to outdo one another with their specs sheet.

Factors for users include of course the price, screen size, how fast the phone is by way of its processor, pre-loaded apps such as social networking features, size of camera, connectivity via Bluetooth, WiFi and so on. Three on the current market, one of which is due to be officially retailed next Friday 14th October, is that of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Apple’s new iPhone 4S. Pre-orders for the latter started on Friday 7th October, but unfortunately former CEO Steve Jobs will not get to see its popularity.

In order to help you make an informed decision, we have put the three in question side by side with their respective specifications. First up is that of the Galaxy S II. Just recently released in the US on three variants that of Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile on its way, the handset is proving a global sensation with the choice of white or black models to choose. Next year will see HD and LTE versions arriving.

For now we can tell you that although the US variants do differ from one another, the worldwide model will include a 4.3-inch or 4.5-inch Super Amoled Plus display, 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz (T-Mobile) dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 to the front along with 1080p HD video recording which all three benefit from, updated Android Gingerbread OS, although this will change with the release of the new Galaxy Nexus (Prime), new Touchwiz UI and so on.

Next up is that of the Motorola Droid Bionic running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Recently arriving a matter of weeks ago, which we have to point out was a wait of fifteen months, the Droid Bionic launched with a 4.3-inch qHd display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 to the front again, Android Gingerbread OS and so on.

Finally the newest of the bunch the iPhone 4S from Apple. Just announced at their recent media event, the iPhone 4S may not look much different than that of the current iPhone 4, but will benefit from a 3.5-inch Retina display, A5 dual-core rumored to be a 1GHz processor, 8 megapixel rear camera with face detection and front facing, new iOS 5 OS giving over 200 apps amongst other benefits, new Siri voice activation but does have the upper hand with global roaming using GSM and CDMA.

In terms of price to give you an idea, the Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T retails for $199 on a two-year data plan, whilst Sprint are retailing it for $229, the Motorola Droid Bionic on the other-hand will set you back $299, although in September Amazon did drop their price, click here, whilst the cheapest iPhone 4S is $199 but this does vary with the model you choose. In the UK, Apple.com are only offering stand-alone prices whilst retailers will be setting their own deals.

With a barrage of smartphones to choose from, the three in question are just the start of a vast array of devices. What if you haven’t already decided, will be your choice? Are you an Apple fan through and through or do you want a change?