Is It All About Looks?
You know when you get a new car and all your grandma wants to know is what color it is? Well, some people are that way about their smartphones too -- going for style over substance. I'm not knocking that, as long as you remember what's inside is important too. Of course your phone says a lot about you -- gadgets seem to have taken the place of cars in that they are becoming real status symbols, so of course what the phone looks like has to be a consideration.
The S II emulates the shape of the iPhone, but is slimmer and lighter than both the iPhone and the Motorola Atrix. In fact measuring a ridiculously slender 8.49 mm thick and weighing only 116g, the S II is the supermodel of the smartphone world. The screen is stunningly large, so much so that it could be considered a mini tablet. It's not a showy phone though; it definitely gives off a sleek and sophisticated air with its subtle design.
The Atrix is beautifully curved and nice to hold. Although thicker than the Galaxy S 2, with a depth and weight of 10.95 mm and 135g respectively, you certainly wouldn't consider this a bulky phone. The screen is smaller and there are four buttons along the bottom of the phone so it's not quite as sleek looking. There are three on the S II but two of them blend seamlessly into the phone's body.
The debate doesn't end there though, as there is one important thing we are missing out here. The Samsung, although beautiful, is backed up by a cheap feeling plastic back that really lets down the rest of the phone. The Atrix gives a real air of quality, which is as it should be given these are both high-end devices.