Samsung Epic 4G Touch – an epic addition to Sprint’s smartphones fleet – specs review
5 October 2011
Conclusion: The price will be set accordingly, though – this is a very expensive phone, especially compared with the slightly less features, but still great competition. However, if you want the absolute best smartphone money can buy AND you like Sprint’s network, this is an excellent choice for a smartphone.
Conclusion: It’s been a long wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II, but it’s been worth it. For those on AT&T, this phone is better than the Infuse 4G , HTC Inspire , LG Thrill 4G, and Motorola Atrix . The battery life is solid, Samsung has spruced up its TouchWiz interface, the specs are best in class, and the camera is as good as ever. We highly recommend the Galaxy S II. More powerful phones will come out, but this will remain a great option for some time.
Pros: Super AMOLED Plus screen is colorful and bright, Great battery life, Powerful dual-core processor, Super thin and super light, 16GB of internal storage, TouchWiz UI is much improved
Cons: Plastic construction, AT&T's “4G” data speeds are unimpressive
Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T review: A legend reborn
2 October 2011
Conclusion: When the original Samsung Galaxy S II entered the scene five months ago, it blew its entire Android competition out of the water. The race wasn’t even close – the droid was not in a mood to take any prisoners. Interestingly enough, we are still to encounter a faster Android smartphone, made by a company other than Samsung, despite the significant number high-end dual-core offerings released by the competition since then.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution, Android OS v2.3.4 with TouchWiz 4 launcher, 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8 MP wide-angle lens autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support, GPS with A-GPS...
Cons: All-plastic body, No dedicated camera key, Super slim body has poor grip when taking pictures, Non-hot-swappable microSD card
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the few smartphones that has been aggressively taking a bite out of the iPhone’s pie. To date...
Pros: Amazing rich and vibrant display, super responsive performance, speedy web browsing experience, bundled with plenty of useful widgets and apps, excellent camera, super thin an lightweight form-factor
Cons: No white version available for AT&T, display might be too large for some hands
Summary: The Galaxy S II is an impressive smartphone. The Super AMOLED Plus display is amazing and the dual core 1.2 GHz processor keeps the phone moving along at great pace. Add to the mix the thin size and...
Pros: Great display, Elegant design, High-quality full HD video recordings, Great performance
Cons: Not 4G LTE, No ICS Update, Poor photo quality in low lighting
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T has earned our Editor's Choice thanks to its combo of a large and beautiful Super AMOLED Plus display, the fastest CPU in a smartphone and snappy HSPA+ 4G data speeds with wide coverage over the US. Though we like Sprint's version quite a bit, we give AT&T the edge for their wider 4G HSPA+ coverage vs. the somewhat spotty WiMAX. HSPA+ is also much easier on the battery than WiMAX.
Pros: Extremely fast CPU, HSPA+ 4G, super-vivid Super AMOLED Plus display.
Cons: We wish it had a qHD resolution display, average looks.