Great Phone, but not sure Android is right for me.
Brad P., Amazon
21 May 2012
Summary: As a long time Apple user (Computer, iPod, iPad and iPhone), I was curious what Android was all about. I was tired of how Apple locks the iPhone down and made it hard to customize the phone to your liking. I was intrigued by the openness of Android.
except for battery life, almost impossible to hope for a better phone
Manuel Antonio Arce Arenales "MAAA", Amazon
12 May 2012
Summary: Of all the phones I've used or tried out -including iPhone 4s- this is hands down the best of the lot. I have become a fan of Android operating systems after using extensively both an Android tablet and an iPad 2.
Summary: This phone is great. But they forgot to tell you it's the I9100G model (note the extra 'G'). Meaning, slightly different internal hardware - uses TI graphic chip. For the ones (like me) who want to enjoy the rich world of Android kernels and ROMs, the options become quite limited.
Summary: Purchased this phone in November of 2011 as a replacement for my Apple iPhone 4. the difference in display quality and speed is striking, although this is not exactly a fair comparison since the Apple iPhone is an older product.
Update RE: Does Not Support T-Mobile 3G or 4G or future 4G-LTE
The Jazzer, Amazon
7 May 2012
Summary: The Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II does not support the T-Mobile transmission frequencies required for 4G in the USA. T-Mobile requires both 1700-MHz and 2100-MHz frequencies (1700/2100) to enable 4G uplinks and downlinks. This phone supports only quadband frequencies (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
Overall great phone to have atm and is all you will need for a long time
5 May 2012
Summary: only con is battery life but its not that bad, but overall its a great phone to invest your money in. Fast dual core processor is all u need, nice features, gorilla glass scratch resistant screen, and amazing video and camera captures, and sexy slim design.
Does Not Support T-Mobile 3G or 4G or future 4G-LTE
The Jazzer, Amazon
28 April 2012
Summary: This unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II phone does not function on the T-Mobile 4G network in the USA. This is an INTERNATIONAL phone made for the UK/Ireland market. It supports Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies of 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz, only.
Summary: I was sent a i9100g instead of the plain i9100. The phone seems to work fine but I don't like the hardware home button. I also can't seem to update it to ICS even though I am reading around the web that it's available in the US. Maybe it's because of the g model?
Galaxy S2: leader of the pack? - from a diehard Blackberry user
The Guardian, Amazon
12 April 2012
Summary: Having been a Blackberry user for several years but also owning an iPod4 64G, I finally decided to replace my 2-year old Blackberry Curve with a smartphone and went for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Android, which is cheaper than the iPhone and has had generally positive reviews from users.