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.
Pros: Extremely fast CPU, HSPA+ 4G, super-vivid Super AMOLED Plus display.
Cons: We wish it had a qHD resolution display, average looks.
Excerpt: We've waited, waited, and waited some more, and roughly seven months after the international announcement, Samsung's Galaxy S II series has arrived in the States. Coming on October 2nd, AT&T's version is the Galaxy S II , and it offers a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus...
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.
Pros: Ridiculous fast performance all around, Deep & saturated colors with its Super AMOLED Plus display, Shoots detailed photos & videos, Razor thin construction
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.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US in quite some time, and Sprint is the first to receive it in the form of the Epic 4G Touch (shortened name for the sake of time).
Summary: Samsung's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is a phenomenal device -- unquestionably among the best phones available on Sprint or any other carrier at the moment. It's fast, thin and light, with a gorgeous design and impressive display -- and it still manages to deliver superb battery life.
Pros: Thin, light design; gorgeous display; very fast; excellent battery life
Cons: Bloatware that can't be uninstalled; TouchWiz skin may cause upgrade delays; HDMI functionality requires separate accessory
Summary: Samsung's original Galaxy S line was a killer set of devices. I should know; I had the original Epic 4G. And with the Galaxy S II and the Epic 4G Touch, Samsung has just again proven that they are capable of building the most incredible Android smartphones out there.
Conclusion: It’s easy to recommend the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, even if you’ll dread telling your friends your new phone’s full name. It’s incredibly fast, extremely slim and has Samsung’s winning Super AMOLED Plus display.
Pros: Super display, extremely fast, very good camera.
Cons: Large phone, display resolution is lower than we'd like. WiMAX 4G coverage still spotty.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is the smartphone equivalent of a runway model. It’s gorgeous to look at. It’s a bit larger than life, yet still maintains a trim figure. And it has a name so long you need to take a gulp of air when you’re done speaking.
Pros: The 1.2 GHz dual-core processor provides standout performance — apps open and close quickly, transitions are smooth and gameplay is great. One of the better smartphone cameras. Big screen is fantastic for games and videos.
Cons: Battery life is a drag. Onscreen keyboard is difficult to type on in portrait mode. Will go in a pocket, but doesn’t exactly “fit” in a pocket. Badly in need of a nickname.