Excerpt: The Galaxy S2 is possibly the best smart phone on the market today. Performance is snappy and predictable and the display is unmatched in depth and color. It also has some clever UI features that make navigation easy and simple. With Apple announcing the iPhone 4s instead of the iPhone 5 we think Samsung has an opportunity to dominate Q4 and with good reason. This phone rocks. The only downside to this phone in the US is it’s not available on the Verizon network.
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
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.
Conclusion: If you held off from buying the Samsung Infuse 4G to experience Super AMOLED Plus goodness, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear knowing that the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II is by far the best thing to come around from Sammy’s camp on the airwaves of the carrier. Literally, everything about this handset screams top-notch performance as it’s easily one of the most powerful Android smartphones we’ve had the opportunity of checking out of late.
Pros: Ridiculous fast performance all around, Deep & saturated colors with its Super AMOLED Plus display, Shoots detailed photos & videos, Razor thin construction