Summary: ******************** Newegg sent me a resealed open box. The original Samsung rectangular seal was removed and replaced with a generic clear circular seal. I can still see the glue from the original seal. The phone had also been used.
Pros: Once updated with the latest firmware this thing is nice and smooth. I can play back my archived 720p h.264 videos without having to transcode to a lower profile. Battery life is decent, again, after a firmware update. The screen has received a few compliments as well.
Cons: ***Both battery and phone tend to get hot, especially while charging. At first I thought it was my case but getting an open back case didn't help. ***There is no notification LED. The back camera is a little too exposed for comfort. No camera button. ***OLED is susceptible to burn in like plasma ...
Excerpt: Ok, so I converted from an iPhone 4 to the Skyrocket specifically cause I wanted something different and it had LTE. My LTE experience with the phone is actually pretty good. I have seen speed test of 42mb/12mb up/down.
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.
Summary: Original Review: This a very sleek and powerful phone with every feature possible at this time. Its been a month since I owned it. Plenty of pros and few cons that might or might not be a deal breaker.Over all love the phone.
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.
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
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)...
Excerpt: I carry 2 phones, work and personal. I already had the Motorola Photon for a personal phone. I was using the Optimus V from VirginMobile for work due to the unlimited plan being affordable. But ported the number to Sprint after coverage issues. I bought the iPhone 4s.
Summary: The bad first: The software is kind of buggy. Many people, including myself, are having problems with the signal cutting out completely. The 4g continues to stay connected, but the 3g and the phone service is gone. To get the service back, the phone must be restarted.
Excerpt: I have been trying to love this phone....but im returning it. The phone itself is by far the best out. The software however is too glitchy for me. Ebay app and a couple others always force close when EVO did not. Wifi turns on automatically. Power save mode doesnt revert back after charged.