Aaron referees a battle between the Samsung Galaxy S II and the T-Mobile G2x, two of the best Android smartphones available.  The Samsung Galaxy S II is available from specialty online retailers from around $750 and offers a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, front-facing camera for video calling, and Android 2.3 with Samsung's TouchWiz 4.0 user interface.  The T-Mobile (LG) G2x sports a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and has a 4-inch display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capabilities, front-facing camera, and a stock build of Android 2.2.

They're both fantastic devices, but it boils down to price versus performance.  Which one will go home with the gold medal?  Part 1 of 2.

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Nick Petrizzio
Nick Petrizzio T-mobile sucks!
Radit Nopcharoenwong
Radit Nopcharoenwong Haha ppl who say G2X is better has no idea what they're talking about
Schwin Hongladaromp
Schwin Hongladaromp GS II!!
Jahrod Allen
Jahrod Allen G2x hands down way more powerful and clean
Salomon Murillo
Salomon Murillo GALAXY S II all the way.
Jordan Mosley
Jordan Mosley The galaxy s2 is better, but the question is when will it actually come to this country.
Lyn Gage
Lyn Gage GSII! But Sprint, please don't call it "Within". Please!
Angel Miguel Peguero
Angel Miguel Peguero Galaxy s 2 way better screen and specs
Bg IPhan
Bg IPhan i ch0s Sam GSII...i want it...smbdy help me!.....hehehe
Mark Balcher
Mark Balcher Galaxy GSII is beautiful, but I'm looking fot that QHD display, may wait for the Evo 3D.
Henrick Rawlins
Henrick Rawlins We all know the SGSII is a much of a powerhouse in comparison with the G2X, but the bang for the buck is the bang for the buck. Bottom line: SGSII wins by an edge.
Kyle Oathout
Kyle Oathout Galaxy S2
Trenton Capps
Trenton Capps Sidekick id
Su Hyeong Lee
Su Hyeong Lee Definitly G2x
David Piepho
David Piepho I want to see the Evo3D against a Samsung Gallaxy 2
Dre Ill
Dre Ill At the end of the day, performance is what counts. Vanilla Android will always reign supreme in that category, but Samsung may be on to something if they solved the lag and GPS issue.
Dre Ill
Dre Ill Droid Charge? I'll assume u haven't seen the reviews. Laggy as hell with TouchWiz 3.0. It was outdated before it was even made......
Emmanuel Castro
Emmanuel Castro SAMMY GsII!!
Brady Duran
Brady Duran Samsung Galaxy S II
Fark Mukerberg
Fark Mukerberg how about they both suck?
Luis Montoya
Luis Montoya GsII
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime G2x*
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime Isn't the gx2 a T-Mobile phone? Automatic fail!!! Lol unless you have bad credit or can't afford good service
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime and until it comes to the states the DROID CHARGE will reign until its older sibling arives to REIGN ...
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime The GS2 WHAT. STUPID QUESTION!
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa I love the Samsung Galaxy S II better than G2x...
Kyley Willing
Kyley Willing g2x faster internet eze to root and cheaper
Muhammad Yousuf
Muhammad Yousuf Galaxy S II
Layton TechnologyGeek Lindsey
Layton TechnologyGeek Lindsey Galaxy s ll for att
James Thomas Bowman
James Thomas Bowman You guys are dumb. Only thing Samsung is good for is LED tvs
Ernesto Moreno
Ernesto Moreno G2x ftw!
Rafa J. Torres
Rafa J. Torres Galaxy 4ever
James Gustavo Hidalgo
James Gustavo Hidalgo i think the real dogfight should be once g2x gets the gingerbread update ...in that case i see the g2x winning this battle right now the g2x loses just by a little because of that... at the end g2x FTW
Brain Roopull
Brain Roopull For $800, I'll take two G2Xs, all the accessories I can think of, a couple of huge memory cards and dinner out with friends to show off our new toys.
Christian Carlos Falu
Christian Carlos Falu EVO 3D
Doug Fischer
Doug Fischer Galaxy S
Sunny Patel
Sunny Patel G2x because of price and because its with tmobile, but nevertheless they are both dual core which is extremely impressive. Can't really choose between them.
Joshua Guzman
Joshua Guzman have u done a windows phone 7 dogfight?
Danny Menendez
Danny Menendez Galaxy S 2
Tony Garris
Tony Garris Neither
Anastasio Martinez
Anastasio Martinez Nexus s
Dre Desvignes
Dre Desvignes from the start of the video the screen of the galaxy s 2 outshines the g2x, galaxy s 2 all the way. g2x is good..........but the galaxy s 2 is better.;-)
Mark Greentree
Mark Greentree Used both, obviously Galaxy, but my next phone will be Sensation, pure Quality.
Dre Ill
Dre Ill G2X
William Burnham
William Burnham Galaxy S2 will be my next phone if it comes to tmobile.
Muzafar Umarov
Muzafar Umarov Gs2
Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez G2X!!!
Fayez Noor
Fayez Noor GS2 all the way
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas G2x
Omar Ahmed
Omar Ahmed Samsung galaxy s 11 with 3111 benchmark points @
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua Galaxy S2
Dick Morris
Dick Morris G2! Even my younger 29-something neices & nephew with iPhones recommended it over their phones!
Quaiyim Gray
Quaiyim Gray T-Mobile G1 . Because THATS WHERE ANDROID ALL STARTED BABY !!!!
Hans Jaramillo
Hans Jaramillo Galaxy S II. Exynos > Tegra. ;)
David Morgan
David Morgan I prefer my phones to not feel like they came from the bottom of a cereal box (aside from that, the GS2 is great from what i've read) so i'll go with the G2X :)
Tony Ortiz
Tony Ortiz Galaxy s 11 ,
Bratislav Cakic
Bratislav Cakic G2x
Todd Donna
Todd Donna Did you run a benchmark tests on both
Noneya Biz
Noneya Biz G2x owns ALL!
Todd Donna
Todd Donna Galaxy s
Essense Nellum
Essense Nellum G2x baby
Vikrant Malik
Vikrant Malik Samsung ko bol bkl fone toh launch kar :((
Scott Beamer
Scott Beamer Samsung Galaxy S II. Besides, the other is tied to T-Mobile....
Tim Gruber
Tim Gruber g2x

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