Review: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T
AT&T's Galaxy S II is a very good phone. Its slightly smaller footprint makes it a more approachable and usable phone than some other top-end models. It doesn't break any new ground with respect to hardware design, but it's no wallflower, either.
As far as performance goes, signal performance was a little hit-or-miss, and it had a direct impact on data performance in particular. Voice calls, however, were excellent, as was battery life. The messaging and communication tools are top-of-the-line, the media powers are good enough for most (and can be supplemented by the Android Market) and the camera and video camera do an excellent job.
The user interface is the best we've seen from Samsung yet, and the Android 2.3 base code gives the Galaxy S II plenty of power when it comes to app compatibility.
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The Galaxy S II is an excellent phone from Samsung. Were it not for the small signal blip, it would be a near home run. Even so, hitting a triple isn't so bad, and unless you live in a crummy network coverage area, there's no reason to skip the Galaxy S II.
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.