The Final Verdict
The original Samsung Galaxy S truly put Samsung on the map for Android powered smartphones. They continued their slow push with newer releases such as the Samsung Continuum and the soon to be released Samsung Infuse 4G, all Galaxy branded smartphones. The Galaxy S 2, however, is the true successor to the title and will most likely help push Samsung's name even higher in the smartphone market.
The Galaxy S 2 easily ranks in as an 'Excellent' smartphone. The slim and light design, the beautiful Super AMOLED plus screen, and the amazing specs such as the dual core processor and 8 megapixel camera easily make the Galaxy S 2 stand out. The only bad part about the Samsung Galaxy S 2 isn't the phone but the company.
Samsung is cranking out Galaxy branded smartphones left, right and center leading many have to wonder if they're spreading themselves too thin. They may end up having to cannibalize their own sales rather than taking on their competitors such as Motorola or HTC. They have to be very careful in the way they release the Galaxy S 2 in the U.S. market. If they end up splitting into 4 different versions like the original, customers may end up not even knowing what the Galaxy S 2 really is.
For instance, customers will end up staring at the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, otherwise known as the Vibrant 4G, the Samsung Infuse 4G, or even the recently announced LTE Samsung smartphone for Verizon alongside the Galaxy S 2 and not truly know what the differences are. By putting too many similar smartphones with the same branding, Samsung may be hurting themselves in the long run.
Beyond Samsung's decisions, the phone itself, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is a great addition to the highly competitive smartphone market and will most likely be a huge hit like its predecessor.