Conclusion: Unequivocally, the Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the best Google Android smartphones on the market today. It’s incredibly thin, the Super AMOLED Plus screen is simply breathtaking, and it has performance up the wazoo. The only thing that might hold you back is the TouchWiz UI, which isn’t everyone’s bag. That and you know that there is always something nicer in Android land just around the corner.
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Review: 4G LTE for AT&T
4 January 2012
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is one of the few smartphones available that can connect to AT&T's 4G LTE service. If that wasn't enough, it also packs a plethora[...
Pros: Excellent screen, Excellent performance, Blazing fast 4G speeds, Useful SocialHub app for social networking and email, AT&T Live TV is a major plus, Good quality speaker, Great camera with good zoom feature, Very good battery life
Cons: Uninspired overall design, Small, hard to find buttons, Acceptable, but not great voice quality, Spotty coverage issues
Conclusion: It’s a fantastic phone that has been cleverly created to stay relatively up-to-date in the near-future, with a high-speed dual-core processor, wireless syncing to your computer and the very latest version of Android. That luscious screen stands alongside the iPhone 4 as a market-leading display and Samsung’s clever touches, like a special “outdoor brightness” setting for outdoor photos, makes it more intelligent too.
Conclusion: The AT&T Galaxy S II is essentially the same exact SGSII we've seen, known, and loved for the past few months. With the same screen size and specs as the international version the only changes are a few to the UI, and the capacitive touch buttons below. Having a winning combination of being thin, light, fast, and affordable the Galaxy S II is a clear winner for the US as well as Europe and outside of the US sales have already passed 10 million globally .
Summary: We'll bring you a full, comprehensive review of the Samsung Galaxy S II next week. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Galaxy S II that you'd like us to answer, please drop us a comment below!
Conclusion: Make no mistake, the Samsung Galaxy S II could very well be the best Android smartphone on the market today. Several iPhone users we showed it to said it was the first Android device that could turn their heads from Apple's range, though the iPhone 5 , expected to debut in the latter half of this year, should make for a strong incentive for existing owners to stick with iOS.
Conclusion: To keep the handset running, a 1650mAh battery provides power. That’s one of the highest-rated we’ve seen so far, but still it did not quite manage a full day’s usage for us. Par for the smartphone course.
Excerpt: There's also an 8MP camera that produces impressive still images as well as superb video. Samsung has used its Touch Wiz overlay too, and while we're not to keen on the customisation, it's not so bad as to put us off the phone.
Excerpt: The chassis of the phone is quite plasticky and seemed a bit fragile. We would expect more for our money in this case, with many competing phones coming with better build quality such as an aluminium uni-body.
Excerpt: As their flagship phone for 2011, the Galaxy S2 from Samsung is one sexy smartphone. With the subtle sophistication that we've come to expect from this Korean company, Samsung's latest offering gives users a frustration-free multitasking experience in a sleek, compact package. This smartphone is fast and handles many apps simultaneously, with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor paired to 1 GB of RAM.