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jogfsovt's review of the Samsung Galaxy S II / SGH-i777

original version, submitted Nov 17, 2011, 4:06 PM:

Definitely the best phone I've ever owned.

I have been using an iPhone 3GS for almost two years and finally had an abrupt battery failure, which forced me to upgrade. I'm so glad I did. I've always been disappointed at how limited and basic Apple's iOS is, and now it's even more apparent when I use Android OS. You can literally change anything! Anyway, enough general things, on to the phone itself:

PROS:
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* Excellent call quality. Signal strength doesn't seem to be much better than the iPhone was unless I turn off 4G (AT&T - Jersey Shore), but the quality of the calls certainly is much better! Very clear.

* Blazing fast browser and internet speeds. Regardless how good the signal is (unless there is 1 bar or less coverage), the browser loads pages VERY quickly, and internet-enabled apps never seem to have problems in normal- or good-service areas. On Wi-fi, it's comparable to viewing the page in a desktop browser.

* Battery life is superb. At first I would have said otherwise, but I found a free app on the market called "Battery Defender" which has improved standby battery time tremendously. The first few days I used it for MANY hours each day with no breaks and was still impressed with the battery life.

* Ample memory and fast processor. Processes do what you want, when you want. No need to describe these in detail, just look at the specs. They speak for themselves.

* Beautiful, large LED-backlit display. It's a fairly large phone compared to the iPhones, but it's not too big like the Skyrocket (Which has terrible battery life as well. Get this one even if you live in an LTE coverage area. You'll thank me.)

* Very small profile (light and thin). Even with a case and screen protector on it, still narrower than my previous phone.

* Excellent cameras, front and rear. Haven't tested video recording, but it's capable of 1080p.

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Cons:
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* Still haven't really found any cons other than my big fingers pressing the wrong buttons when typing, but that's not the phone's fault.

edited May 10, 2013, 8:25 AM to the current version:

Definitely the best phone I've ever owned.

I have been using an iPhone 3GS for almost two years and finally had an abrupt battery failure, which forced me to upgrade. I'm so glad I did. Anyway, enough general things, on to the phone itself:

PROS:
-----
* Excellent call quality. Signal strength doesn't seem to be much better than the iPhone was unless I turn off 4G (AT&T - Jersey Shore), but the quality of the calls certainly is much better! Very clear.

* Blazing fast browser and internet speeds. Regardless how good the signal is (unless there is 1 bar or less coverage), the browser loads pages VERY quickly, and internet-enabled apps never seem to have problems in normal- or good-service areas. On Wi-fi, it's comparable to viewing the page in a desktop browser.

* Battery life is superb. At first I would have said otherwise, but I found a free app on the market called "Battery Defender" which has improved standby battery time tremendously. The first few days I used it for MANY hours each day with no breaks and was still impressed with the battery life.

* Ample memory and fast processor. Processes do what you want, when you want. No need to describe these in detail, just look at the specs. They speak for themselves.

* Beautiful, large LED-backlit display. It's a fairly large phone compared to the iPhones, but it's not too big like the Skyrocket (Which has terrible battery life as well. Get this one even if you live in an LTE coverage area. You'll thank me.)

* Very small profile (light and thin). Even with a case and screen protector on it, still narrower than my previous phone.

* Excellent cameras, front and rear. Haven't tested video recording, but it's capable of 1080p.

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Cons:
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* Still haven't really found any cons other than my big fingers pressing the wrong buttons when typing, but that's not the phone's fault.

 

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