Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket with LTE for AT&T doesn't disappoint
23 November 2011
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is the fourth Galaxy S II device to hit U.S. carriers, and the fifth one that we have reviewed here at MobileBurn. Though the Skyrocket shares many similarities with the previous models, especially the version carried by T-Mobile, it has one key differentiator ? it is the first Galaxy S II with 4G LTE ( INFO ) support in the U.S.
Pros: Speed to spare, great display, solid battery life
Cons: Plasticky construction, can be large for some, LTE coverage is pitiful
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is an excellent smartphone. If you're in an LTE area and are in the market for a new phone, go get one. The Super AMOLED Plus display is livin' large here, and we enjoy it despite the old school resolution. Voice quality is good, reception is solid and LTE simply flies. Though fraught with plastics, the Skyrocket is attractive and it's light and slim despite its big phone dimensions.
Pros: Extremely fast LTE speeds, colorful display, good battery life by LTE standards.
Cons: AT&T's LTE coverage footprint is in its infancy, 800 x 480 resolution is getting old.
Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile) review - huge screen, 1080p HD video for the win
20 October 2011
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile USA is a large, wonderful device. It is based upon the global edition of the GS2 that I reviewed some time ago, but a few of the original's components have been swapped out or upgraded - mostly to good effect.
Pros: Huge and colorful display, thin design, very fast, great reception, 1080p HD video, large battery
Cons: Boring design, large pixels on the screen, not the best low light focusing
Summary: Of the new crop of superphones on T-Mobile's network, the $229 Samsung Galaxy S II is the most compelling. Not only does it serve up bleeding-edge performance and feature a lovely Super AMOLED Plus display, it also offers incredible endurance.
Pros: Blazing performance, Gorgeous screen, Excellent 8-MP camera, Fast 4G Data, Long battery life, Load speaker
Review of Samsung's screaming Galaxy S II Android smartphone for AT&T
12 October 2011
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S II is continuing its tour of U.S. carriers with AT&T releasing its own version of the venerable smartphone following Sprint's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch . AT&T's edition is much more faithful to the original model that was released to global markets earlier this year than Sprint's, as it sports the same display, dimensions, design, and even name as the original.
Pros: Fast performance, great screen, thin design, solid camera
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
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: 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