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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
Breathing in a sigh of relief, envious AT&T customers gleaming at Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G Touch will soon get close and comfy with AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II as it’s expected to launch on October 2nd for $199.99 on-contract. Since this is the Galaxy S II for AT&T that we’re talking about, we’re naturally exhilarated to finally receive our review unit – and the wait is finally over, well, for us anyways.

In any event, there’s nothing different with the smartphone’s cookie cutter packaging as it sports the usual orange, white, and blue colors normally associated with AT&T. On the front, there’s a spiffy looking image of the handset in question with the AT&T and Samsung logos adorning its bottom corners. Flipping it over to the rear, we’re greeted with yet another photo of the lovely looking handset – but this time, we find a few highlights regarding this beauty. Specifically, it mentions that it offers 4G HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Wi-Fi capable, Android, and dual cameras.

Inside, there’s nothing out of the ordinary as it’s packaged along with the usual set of documentation, wall charger, 1,650mAh battery, and microUSB cord. Sadly, you’ll need to purchase an optional MHL adapter in order to take advantage of the handset’s video-out capability.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing


During Samsung’s unveiling event in late August, we managed to check out the handset in full form – and from our quick look, it’s probably the most faithful to the original’s design. Additionally, it features a 4.3” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 2.0-megapixel front facing camera, 1080p high-definition video recording, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and TouchWiz running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing


Naturally, October 2nd isn’t too far away from now, but we’ll be taking this handset for a spin to get a good feel on how it performs. So in the meantime, you can ogle over the handset by checking out our unboxing photos and video.

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posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:04 3

1. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


nice phone

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:11 8

2. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Gosh it's so thin. A better option than the DROID BIONIC.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:05 2

18. John.V (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 May 2011)


For the most part, it's relatively uniform with a subtle hump towards the rear back. Super light as well!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:14

20. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


physically, which one is better, the sprint model or this one?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 20:38 1

36. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 867; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Too thin. I prefer the Bionic's design to this one by far. The thinner you go, the smaller the hardware inside needs to be, and the more you're going to lose out on certain features, like having a bigger battery, or more internal memory and RAM, or great sounding speaker(s), or an actual HDMI connection that doesn't require a powered adapter. It's really a shame. I used to like Samsung until they started trying to one up Apple in everything.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 22:39 3

39. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


soo what have they skimped out on....16gb internal memory,1gb ram,1.2ghz exynos,8mp camera with 1080p...1650mah battery and many have said how good the battery is...considered by many sites as the best phone and most certainly the fasted android phone and the thinnest android phone in the state...so how are samsung lowering the hardware standards to make the phone thin?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:12 2

3. Galen20K (Posts: 541; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


looks nice, but seems like he had trouble with that flimsy back cover.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:28 2

7. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Flimsy? Not even remotely. Folding it in half doesn't even show any fatigue

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErXqnQKs-tA

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 22:53 1

41. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Wow that is pretty cool demonstration. I was thinking the Sam thing about it being flimsy. I am still wondering how many times you can pop thatoff before it starts to not stay on as well. I am really impressed though. I have Verizon and I want a LTE smartphone. I was going to get the bionic and still might. Either that or if the iPhone 5 has LTE I might get that. But after seeing that phone and doing research on it I really like it slot. I know that Verizon is not getting that but they are getting the samsung prime i think and it's supposed to be nicer still with the new ice cream sandwich. If they can fix the whole exenos chip (or how ever it's spelled) and LTE thing cause right now it does not support it than I do believe that will be my next phone.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 10:25

56. mngdew (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Flimsy? Obviously, you haven't seen Bionic's back cover. That's flimsy!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:14 5

4. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


As for the different SGSII variants, I believe the Sprint model is the best one.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:29 4

8. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I still think the international version is the best one. Much more intuitive home button utilization with double click for voice command etc.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:20

21. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)


ph00ny: You should learn a little bit about Android devices before posting things. Double click of the Home Button is how you engage Voice Commands on Android devices. Think about it. Better yet, let go of your G1 and actually use an Android device running Froyo or higher.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:32

22. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I've never actually owned a G1. I did have a few four button capacitive buttoned android devices and not all of them came with a voice command as a default double tap home launch. As for voice comamnd, Vlingo implementation on the SGS2 seem much more intuitive than the default one found in droid x/2. I actually do enjoy the physical home button over the capacitive arrangement

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:04 3

17. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


you haven't seen Verizon's. PRIME !!!!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 10:31

58. mngdew (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Well, I have.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/09/samsung-galaxy-s2-galaxy-s2-hd-lte/

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:10 2

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I bought the sprint version and took it back two days later. Great phone,but the fact that it's CDMA sucks... U gotta have 4g on to talk,and surf at the same time,and sprints 4g is hella spotty here n Vegas. It spends more time scanning for 4g than actually being in it. I think this'll be the best of the 3. The exzynos runs faster than the qualcom.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 18:22

28. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Why? Because you have Sprint? j/k ;) I think they're all the same thing except for the screen size. None have metal.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 18:24

29. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Site posted this reply in wrong spot. Was in reply to #4

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 02:17

45. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I believe both versions are equally bad. I rather get the iPhone

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 10:28

57. mngdew (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Spec-wise, T-mobile one is the best. The cpus are running at 1.5ghz while both ATT and Sprint ones run at 1.2ghz. ATT's GS2 is basically the original GS2 without the hideous ifonish home button.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:17 4

5. Falcon (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


This is the same one that's been available for Bell and Virgin mobile since mid July here in Canada.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:23 3

6. deanthomson93 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)


finally.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:34 4

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


And even after all these months, the SGS2 is still far superior than phones that are coming out at the end of the year. People can argue it all they want but Samsung has made a great product with amazing specs.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:46

12. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Hypebeast.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 20:23

35. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Your stroking Samsung a little too much there buddy.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 22:25

37. Whoopdeedo (unregistered)


that comment was a little homoerotic

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:43 7

10. SGS2 (unregistered)


This phone is better than iPhony 4/5/6 combined. Period.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:59

24. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Yeah, not so much.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:44 2

11. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Joy.

Hope the UI functions on this phone better than the last version.

And, as much as I hate Apple, I somewhat concur that the last Galaxy series were iPhone wannabes. You have to be brainless or blind by fandom if you disagree.

I don't get why you guys get so hot and wet for some of these Samsung phones. I had a Charge for two weeks and gave it up. Just not impressed with their quality.

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