Review: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T
AT&T did not take it easy with the Galaxy S II. There are a solid number of AT&T-branded apps on board, which include AT&T Code Scanner, AT&T Family Map, AT&T TV, myAT&T, AT&T Navigator, and YPmobile. Add these to the Samsung-branded apps, and you have plenty to choose from before you even open the Android Market.
The Galaxy S II supports mono/stereo Bluetooth headsets. Pairing and connecting was no problem, and sound quality through both was acceptable. The same goes for pairing with PCs and other devices to pass files back and forth.
As with Samsung's other Galaxy S II devices, the lock screen has a large digital clock at the bottom, but I wish the font were thicker or bolder. It can be a bit difficult to see at times. There is also a clock application if you're interested in using a stopwatch, timer, setting alarms, etc. This app doesn't have any effect on the lock screen clock, though.
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The Galaxy S II includes Google Maps and AT&T Navigator. Both do an admirable job of providing navigation, though AT&T's software is a bit more reliable and faster to respond to real-time situations. Sadly, it costs $10 per month to use. Google Maps is a respectable free alternative.
Samsung revealed its Galaxy S II variants for the U.S. market with AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Feb 13, 2011
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S II, its latest Galaxy line smartphone. The Galaxy S II is extremely thin at 8.49mm, and it uses the latest Super AMOLED plus display technology for its 4.27-inch display.
Aug 30, 2011
AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they will both be getting versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Confusingly, they will both bear the name "Galaxy S II", but will have different specs, including different screen sizes.
Nov 22, 2011
Samsung and T-Mobile USA today announced that they will offer a white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone "in time for the holidays." Exact pricing and launch details were not provided, though Samsung said more information will become available in the coming weeks.
Aug 28, 2012
Samsung today said that it would fight Apple's request to ban its products in the U.S. through any available means.