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 T-mobile sucks!
Radit Nopcharoenwong Haha ppl who say G2X is better has no idea what they're talking about
Jahrod Allen G2x hands down way more powerful and clean
Salomon Murillo GALAXY S II all the way.
Jordan Mosley The galaxy s2 is better, but the question is when will it actually come to this country.
Lyn Gage GSII! But Sprint, please don't call it "Within". Please!
Angel Miguel Peguero Galaxy s 2 way better screen and specs
Bg IPhan i ch0s Sam GSII...i want it...smbdy help me!.....hehehe
Mark Balcher Galaxy GSII is beautiful, but I'm looking fot that QHD display, may wait for the Evo 3D.
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 Galaxy S2
Trenton Capps Sidekick id
Su Hyeong Lee Definitly G2x
David Piepho I want to see the Evo3D against a Samsung Gallaxy 2
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 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 It was outdated before it was even made......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 SAMMY GsII!!
Brady Duran Samsung Galaxy S II
Fark Mukerberg how about they both suck?
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 and until it comes to the states the DROID CHARGE will reign until its older sibling arives to REIGN ...
KoDy Designed ByCrime The GS2 WHAT. STUPID QUESTION!
Luis Robles Figueroa I love the Samsung Galaxy S II better than G2x...
Kyley Willing g2x faster internet eze to root and cheaper
Muhammad Yousuf Galaxy S II
Layton TechnologyGeek Lindsey Galaxy s ll for att
James Thomas Bowman You guys are dumb. Only thing Samsung is good for is LED tvs
Ernesto Moreno G2x ftw!
Rafa J. Torres Galaxy 4ever
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 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.
Doug Fischer Galaxy S
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 have u done a windows phone 7 dogfight?
Danny Menendez Galaxy S 2
Tony Garris Neither
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 Used both, obviously Galaxy, but my next phone will be Sensation, pure Quality.
William Burnham Galaxy S2 will be my next phone if it comes to tmobile.
Fayez Noor GS2 all the way
Omar Ahmed Samsung galaxy s 11 with 3111 benchmark points @
Fonzy Paniagua Galaxy S2
Dick Morris G2! Even my younger 29-something neices & nephew with iPhones recommended it over their phones!
Quaiyim Gray T-Mobile G1 . Because THATS WHERE ANDROID ALL STARTED BABY !!!!
Hans Jaramillo Galaxy S II. Exynos > Tegra. ;)
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 Galaxy s 11 ,
Todd Donna Did you run a benchmark tests on both
Noneya Biz G2x owns ALL!
Todd Donna Galaxy s
Essense Nellum G2x baby
Vikrant Malik Samsung ko bol bkl fone toh launch kar :((
Scott Beamer Samsung Galaxy S II. Besides, the other is tied to T-Mobile....

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