- Android 4.2
- 4.0 “(10.16 cm) display, 480 x 800 pixels
- WLAN, UMTS / HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbit / s)
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
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The Samsung Galaxy S DuoS 2 is the sequel to the almost legendary Galaxy S Duos . Externally there is relatively unchanged, but speed and performance have increased with the 2nd generation of entry-level smartphones.
The most important consumer appeal is well: you get a very compact, neatly crafted phone with solid equipment for about 100 euros. 4.0 inches screen size as today almost already a rarity. Who is not a Samsung fan on XXL-displays and no high-end demands, can be accessed here.
The image resolution has not increased compared to the previous model, but high enough for the relatively low Bidlschirmfläche. Only very close examination it can be seen with the naked eye individual pixels. In everyday life, which fell but not to the test.
The two cameras are for nice holiday pictures fully sufficient. For high standards the 5.0 megapixel camera, however, is not enough because the images appear slightly blurred, especially in view on large screens. In addition, the colors appear to be slightly pale trend. Who already viewed photos especially on the phone screen, posting on Facebook or used as WhatsApp Status screen, but should find no reason to complain.
The main camera has auto focus and is supported in low light of a selectable flash. Videos can be rotated in HD quality. For Selfies the front camera is available, which, however, with its VGA resolution (640 × 480 px) far from the quality of current 5-megapixel selfie cams like the HTC Desire 816G away.
Performance and processor
For comparison: Instead of a 1.0 GHz processor with a single core now a 1.2GHz chip uses two cores under the hood. The Android version 4.0 was replaced by 4.2. For random surfing, Facebook, WhatsApp and popular games ranging from easy. Top handsets offer course now far more.
Pickled are two standard SIMs, so no micro- or nano-SIM. Even with only one card works the phone, of course. For calls / SMS to one of the two cards can be optionally set as standard – or you type after entering / selection of the number still on the icon of SIM1 or SIM2 to use the required card.
As long as a SIM such as is used for a telephone call, the other is not logged into the network and so far only reached again when the call is terminated. Accessible but one is then on two phones – until a then occupied by two again.
Contacts can be assigned separately each phone number. This has, however, automatically mean that you can call a called contact from the contact menu out exclusively via the associated SIM.Curiously, this limitation does not exist for SMS.
Mobile internet with the Samsung Galaxy S 2 DuoS
Fast surfing is with the Galaxy S 2 DuoS possible, but has met with large volumes of data or poor network coverage relatively quickly to its limits. For UMTS is only available in two of the four frequencies used in Germany (900 to 2100 MHz). On all four GSM frequencies you can even go to the mobile Internet, but this is in comparison much slower.
What alternatives are there?
Samsung itself still has another smallish dual SIM phone to: the S4 mini duos with 4.3 “and its successor, the S5 Mini Duos with 4.5” screen.Both are much better equipped, but also more expensive.
Those who prefer to buy for about the same price, a 4.0 “brand mobile phone: The Sony Xperia M Dual comes the Galaxy S DuoS 2 in terms of performance, features and price pretty close.