Summary: Great phone. Better than any other Virgin Mobile Smartphone. I first purchased the Samsung Galaxy Victory and the Samsung Galaxy S2 is way better than the Victory. The screen is more vibrant and the phone is thinner. The only downside of the Galaxy S2 is that it is WiMax but then my home area does not have 4G LTE or WiMax Coverage anyways so I always use it in 3G mode.
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!
Summary: came in package; easy to set up; the battery seems to burn quickly when playing games; but the quality of the calls is crystal clear. I have had virgin mobile phones for 10 years, this is one of the better phones i've had, easy to navigate functions, very happy with my purchase!
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: This was far less expensive than even the cheapest, shabbiest iPhone 4 I could find, and it's bigger, yet lighter, and more powerful. I bought it as a Ting phone, and the overall bargain is pretty amazing. My 12 year old daughter could not be more thrilled, especially since her more wealthy friends have the iPhone 5. Side by side, this more than holds its own.
Summary: I love this phone, but there are some drawbacks. The battery life is poor; with frequent use, the phone doesn't get me through the whole day and I am even using a low brightness setting. Also, sometimes the phone will randomly shut off, but this doesn't happen too often. And lastly, when the phone charges, it almost seems like it gets too hot and I don't want it to overheat so I take off the phone case while it charges.