Summary: I actually previously ordered the galaxy s2 from another amazon vendor but it was clearly a refurbished phone and that was not what I wanted. I was really upset not only because it was terribly refurbished, and did not come with headphones but also because it actually took 6 days to get to me. So I was phoneless for that long. However, I received it from Top shelf electronics in just 2 business days and it was new!
Father Time "I wait for no man, but several w..., Amazon
2 November 2011
Summary: The wife and I are ecstatic about our new phones, especially considering we upgraded from a barely functional LG Optimus V. The storage is great and the functionality is so smooth. I was having trouble with the USB connection and did a lot of fruitless web searching before I finally decided just to try Samsung's e-mail tech support. Within a day, I had received all the info I could possibly need, including the thing that solved my problem.
Summary: I was most surprised by the internal 11GB of space. You think you only have 4GB but there is an "internal USB" that can hold up to 11GB. Plus, with my 32GB SD card, I'm rockin with 43GB of available space. Not bad. Everything works on the phone. Still getting used to the 4G Wimax network. Definitely not LTE capable but it does give a little boost. I LOVE the 8MP camera! It's the very reason I went with it than the Reverb which is LTE capable.
Summary: Really enjoying the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G. Usually I drive 52 miles 5 days a week from home to my job and can listen CNN live, France24 live and many Internet radios with the 4G without many interruptions, and this during my driving. I am a big smooth Jazz fan and connected with Pandora Internet radio, I can also listen the best of Smooth Jazz music in my car on my way to work and coming back home.
Excerpt: Epic 4G Touch, the first variant of Samsung Galaxy S II in the States, is perhaps the best phone in U.S. right now. I think the overall build quality is not that great, due to its plastic construction, but it is very light weight and thin. However, I personally do not like plastic construction on phones. Also, the PHONE itself is decent- decent reception and call quality.
Pros: Good battery life, Nice looking display, Great performance with Samsung Exynos processor, Enthralled by its multimedia experience because of screen size and Super-AMOLED display, Nice looking design- Thin and light, UI is beautiful and fast, Still shots results are above average
Cons: Call quality is average at best, 1080p video can be better, Samsung's keypad is nowhere near decent, WVGA on 4.52" display just doesn't go well together, Reception can be better, Plastic construction isn't for everyone, 4G speeds are fast, but LTE blows it out of the water
except for battery life, almost impossible to hope for a better phone
Manuel Antonio Arce Arenales, Amazon
27 October 2011
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. On the average, at least for my purposes, Android provides excellent apps for a wide variety of needs at very reasonable prices. In fact, many of the best ones are actually free.
Galaxy S2: leader of the pack? - from a diehard Blackberry user
The Guardian, Amazon
27 October 2011
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. I've been using the Samsung now for a couple of weeks.
Summary: First off, if money is hurting you, then look for another phone. But if you can afford to shell out $700, then the SGS2 unlocked is perhaps the only phone that can justify it. **Camera---best i've seen on a smartphone (barely beating iphone 4)... **Screen---vibrant colors on the samoled+ w/o the pixelated effects on the regular samoled. the 4.25 isn't too big or too small for my taste.