The Samsung Galaxy S is still a great phone even with the arrival of the Galaxy S II just around the corner; the latter will be officially released on the 1st of May.
The S II is an incremental improvement on the S; both have WVGA resolution with the S II having Super AMOLED plus on a 4.3-inch screen, compared to 4-inch Super AMOLED screen for the S.
The S II has twice the amount of onboard RAM and onboard storage compared to the S (1GB, 16GB vs 512MB, 8MB); its Exynos 4210 also has twice the number of cores on the Hummingbird SoC, albeit at the same core speed.
The camera also represents a definite improvement; the S II has two of them, an eight-megapixel back facing and a front facing two-megapixel.
Finally, the S II is thinner (8.5mm vs 9.9mm) and lighter than its predecessor. Both will run Gingerbread by the end of the year and offer a more than decent battery life.
When it comes to contract prices, T-Mobile (opens in new tab) has the new device with 900 minutes, 500 texts and 1GB internet allowance on a two year contract for £30.64 with £25 cash back.
The same package (opens in new tab) from the same mobile operator but for the Samsung Galaxy S costs the same £30.64 but with a massive £140 cash back. Alternatively, you can get the same phone from Talkmobile with 300 minutes, 1000 inclusive texts and unlimited internet (opens in new tab) for £18 per month on a two year contract.