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All three Samsung Galaxy S II variants for the US pose together in a leaked shot

0. phoneArena 26 Aug 2011, 13:15 posted on

Looking at them, they don’t appear to drastically differ in design from the international version that’s been available for some time – albeit, they shed the physical home button found with the original. For the most part, the three handsets...

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posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:36 1

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S II will have WiMAX 4G! That is WAY FASTER than 3G on Verizon! Plus it's unlimited data. It's a win win for anyone who lives in a 4G town. Where I live my HTC Evo 3D gets 6 to 12 Mbps. I am totally fine with that. That speed kills anything running 3G. Imagine the Samsung Galaxy S II at those 4G speeds. All I can say is WOW!

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:53 2

14. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

since you became an isheep youve been trolling more now and talking out of your butt most of the time..! So now that you have an iphone your some how better than everybody??
( my 2cents )

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:59 2

19. MaskedZebra (unregistered)

I'm struggling to make sense of that sentence, all it makes clear is that you overuse full stops.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:05 2

22. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i get more than that on my 4g tablet from tmobile. since the phone will be the first at the new 42mb/s speeds, im hyped to benchmark it and see where the network REALLY sits with speed.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:14 1

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

finally you have a smart answer.. i wouldnt be sure about the exyons until the samsung lawyers say it has exynos..lol.. about 4G.. not surprise u back T-mobile.. as far as 4G ..please.. they have to lower the 4g standard for t-Mo to be called 4g to begin with... i applaud verizon for not giving into this overhyped phones... of all the people that were drooling for this phone are now 50-50 between the SGII or the prime.. but the time the Prime comes out that 50 wil be torn between the prime and another phone... you are phone whores.. will go to the newest flavor of the month.,...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:16 2

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

That is GREAT. I wish I had that. Where I live there is very strong WiMAX & LTE coverage. T-Mobile is ok, no one I know gets those insane speeds you speak of, but it's way better than AT&T's HSPA+. My HTC Evo 3D is faster than the Vibrant 4G, but not by much! Again that is here where I live. AT&T's 3G is almost as fast as their 4G. I think AT&T will get better once their LTE is up, because here where I live the HSPA+ is a total joke. My buddies Motorola Atrix gets outclassed by my HTC Evo 3G, & my old Samsung Epic 4G any time.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:23 2

27. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

i still like you though.. galaxy... hey some of my predictions became true.. i said that sammy plays with people emotions and I was right... to much hype around this phone sfor months and no oficial date for a US release.. i still dont have an iphone so still an outsider on that part.. i do have the ipad2.. though... and to be fair.. most people around here do speak from their butts... so i am not better than every body else... but i do play one on tv...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:28 2

30. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

it seems like Tablets get much higher network speeds than phones. you should see Speed Tests for the LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1. Engadget's peaked out at 40 something mbps. it was the damnest thing i've ever seen.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:39 1

33. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Sh*t that is INSANE. 40 Mbps is unreal! LTE is the only way to go. I can't wait until Sprint rolls out their LTE. So until then I am very happy with my 6 to 12 Mbps on my Sprint WiMAX 4G. Plus it's unlimited, with no throttling! I really can't complain!

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 15:13 1

38. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

"Verizon is the only smart for not offering this phone that will live up to the hype"

You're definitely right about it living up to the hype, tho I have a feeling that's not what you were trying to say.
And as far as Verizon being smart, well they are incredibly stupid for not carrying this phone. Verizon doesn't have a single phone that can stand with Sprint's Photon and EVO 3D, and the SGSII is a better phone than either of those.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 15:43 1

44. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Tmobile is just about 4 times faster than sprint's "4g". sprint was 4g, yet you want to make fun of Tmobile? lol. ATT's "4g" is even worse than sprints. The only one that keeps up with Tmobile at all is VZW.

if u wanna play "lets get caught up in what may or may not be considered 4g" (even though its ALL 4g by official declaration) go ahead, ill go by what my speedtest apps say. the fastest one wins.. oh yea.. that would be Tmo and VZW in a near tie.. and for less than half the price of VZW, tmo wins.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 16:27

46. s (unregistered)

Sound like apple much ? Playing ppls emotion?

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 16:52 1

47. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I wanted to say will not live to the hype... why is it that people define a phone based on specs.. not sales..??..when you say better then either of those phones.. u mean in sales????... the EVO 3D has done nothing to the EVO brand,,, the Photon si so new to say that has been working... the SGII?? has no release date( official).. so I think you menat specs. and is something we have learn when we comes to specs.... nobody cares but techies... but I do agree verizon line up is weak.. but as long as verizon is number one they can reject the SGII who cares.. the wil carry the top dog.. iphone 5.. the phone .. that sells

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 16:57

49. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

data cards normally get a little higher. i think they are coded that way to impress the "business class" customers that normally buy them. 40mbs is nothing to sneeze at though.. lol. Was it a 1 time spike or were they able to repeat that multiple times?

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 17:13 3

53. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

In the United States, mobile network operators may brand their services under the term "4G", but in-contrast use 3G transitional based technologies which do not meet criteria to be considered 4G.[1]

..and for the nail in the coffin

let me give you an advise... if you go by declaration ..like most of all... verizon is number one.. simple... T-mobile.. is getting bought... the only thing you will be winning is a new ATT plan.. mr.. good luck with that.. dueces..

bring back thumper. he makes more sense

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 17:49 1

57. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

remixfa, in real world use Verizon's LTE is well ahead of T-Mobile's HSPA+ i'm aware T-Mobile is getting phones now that can dip into their pipelines more (i don't know if T-Mobile does this but AT&T has different categories of HSPA+ handsets) but as LTE equipment is advancing so are the speeds. look at Engadget's first hands-on with the LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 it blew their minds when they did the speed tests.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 18:00

59. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

lol well same here! .. but gallito of coarse your perdictions will be true !! they have been playing around with peoples feelings, just like apple is playing with yours and the release of iphone5, come on mostly everybody that is constantly on this website loves phones and will obviously get exited when their favorite device is soon to come.., but who knows maybe their plans are good??
yea im actually wanting to purchase an ipad 2 aswell those are badazz i must admitt..lol yea but now you speak more with your butt than you used to

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 18:17

62. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

ah i see, that distinction hadn't come to me. that's a big speed increase though i'm sure you agree. that's actually where they peaked in the hands-on treatment so between my own tests and ones i see i'd say it averages out somewhere in the early 30mbps range.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 18:19 1

63. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

Of course I meant specs. What logical person judges how good something is soley on how well it sells? According to your thinking, the origional EVO is a better phone than the EVO 3D simply because it still sells better.
And I have no doubt that the iPhone 5 will sell like crazy. Apple's marketing has made it almost legendary. But that alone won't mean that it is the best phone out there, let alone a good phone at all. Now I have no doubt that it will be a fantastic phone, I'm just making a point that if the only thing you look at is the sales numbers, you perception will be way off.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 18:47 2

65. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)

Same question, reversed a bit - Why should a phone (or any product) be defined on sales?
Why do sales matter? Companies don't exactly share their profits. Sure, there's dividend pay outs for some stock holders, but the average consumer isn't going to hold enough shares to profit much from that. And, your vaunted Apple doesn't even offer that kind of profit sharing at all.
Didn't they ever teach you that what is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right? Look at lemmings, they all follow each other over a friggin' cliff to their death. THere is nothing more herd mentality or more juvenile for that matter than thinking something is cool because other's are doing it. I hear enough crap of that from my teen at home and I'm starting to wonder whether or not she's borderline retarded.
Thinking that she's an individual, thinking different so to speak, while looking like every other dumbass in her class. She also absolutely has to have an iPhone btw. Apple is all marketing, salesmanship, and hype (and yes, they are very good at it),
But you want to base "quality" on sales? Ok, PT Barnum said a sucker was born every minute and made a lot of money profiting off of selling people utter s**t. Now because he had a lot of sales does that mean that the crap he was selling was actually worthwhile? According to you, it does. "Used car" salesmen must rate very high in your book.
Apple is a successful company, they are that, so somehow in people's twisted little human minds they equate their consumer purchase with being a success because they carry a successful label in their pocket.
Equating sales with quality is stupid because people are stupid followers of the heard. Just look how easy it is for mob-mentality to overtake a crowd.
As a thinking consumer (keyword: thinking), quality should only be defined by a product comparitive cost/benefit analysis as to which item meets your needs for the lowest cost. That's why specs are important. For the product break down.
The last time I was in a Verizon store, the sales rep, "Brandon" tried to sell me an iPhone after I told him I was only shopping for an entry-level smartphone for my roommate. When asked why I should buy that phone over any other phone on the shelf his only reply was because, quote: "It's iPhone, it's hot. Everyone wants an iPhone" That does NOT answer why it's a better phone. I walked out at that point.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 19:17 1

72. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

thank you sir. see what I mean you make more sense..

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 19:20

74. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

thanks gallitoking. i try. xD

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 19:21

75. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

i will take that as a compliment.. lol... i dont care what they say. my ipad2 is flawless.. i will give my girfriend the transformer. a good tablet ..that way we both have quality products.. but i will the better one... hope she is not reading this..jejejej

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 19:29

77. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

here's the link btw.


also to be clear here. T-Mobile does have a good 4G network, in order from worst 4G network to best i would say it's AT&T < Sprint < T-Mobile < Verizon
however as far as 4G reliability that's up in the air between T-Mobile and Verizon where i live anyway (i ruled out Sprint because WiMAX frequencies are just so weak) because i live in Orlando, FL and we're pretty blanketed in LTE coverage but between the Thunderbolt and the Charge i've had they switch between 3G & 4G much more than they should.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 19:39

78. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

you are a techie.. for you specs guide you... i am a sales man.. for me sales. dictates if a products suceeds or not.. we are in two different worlds.. my friend... i am not saying your are wrong.. but most people are guide by sales... Jersey Shore is a piece of crap show.. but draws audience and sells.. so is still on the air.. sales...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 19:47 1

79. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

the iphone is more reliable for what i need, less forceclosing.. less lagging.. more secure, brand recognition, better trade value, amazing look, thats makes it the better phone.. to me...and last but not least is more user friendly...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 20:28

82. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

Just curious, what do you mean "the EVO 3D has done nothing to the EVO brand"?

Also Verizon didn't reject the SGSII, they will be releasing a LTE version of the phone. It's just not being done with this launch. May also have slightly different specs. SGSII plus. You'll be hearing about it soon.

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 02:26

93. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

it has not sold as expected.. nobody cares about 3D.. the EVO 4g meant something.. the 3D.. hmm it was a minor upgrade from the 4G.. same as the Droid X2....Samsung is very smart.. the galaxy line of phones will come in every variation possible.. as long as it says Galaxy II variant.. you fools will drop what your doing to get the phone... not surprise if Apu in the Kwik-E-Mart will sell this phone

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 08:50

97. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

*NO HOMO* but......I....frickin.....love you!!! I love comments like that, ones with added analogies and comparing the similarities of the topic to society/culture!!! I'm not going off topic (you're replying to someone else's comment anyway) with this because its true.......!!! PEER PRESSURE IS A BIT%&, why wont people choose AND/OR do what they want or feel/think the way they want to? People always want to be accepted now because of fear of rejection and/or ridicule, hell I wouldn't be surprised if killed eventually(of course people are now that is why we had 9/11). Now my question is are *you* a hypocrite with *your* point of view?

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 12:14

98. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

Where did you get the sales numbers from?

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