Sam's Club might have the best Black Friday deal of them all
The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II has "only" a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 480 x 800 resolution. The processor is a screaming fast dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos with 1GB of RAM onboard. 16GB of native storage is on for the ride. An 8MP camera captures video at 1080p while a 2MP front--facing shooter snaps your self-portrait and is handy for video chat. When it comes to scoring high on the Quadrant Benchmark test, this unit is the King. Gingerbread runs the show now, but Ice Cream Sandwich should eventually do the honors. The AT&T version of this phone rides over the carrier's HSDPA+ network at speeds as high as 21Mbps.
Sprint's diamond-cut Motorola PHOTON 4G is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor and features a 4.3 inch qHD display. 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Up to 32GB of additional storage can be added using a microSD card. The phone has two cameras, an 8MP one on back with the capability to record video at 720p, and a .3MP camera on front. Android 2.3 is installed. The phone gets to use 4G in its name thanks to Sprint's WiMax 4G pipeline.
Finally, the Samsung Droid Charge supports Verizon's LTE 4G pipeline and is offered with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with resolution of 480 x 800. A single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor keeps things running. The 8MP camera on the rear records video at 720p and the 1.3MP front-facing camera takes self portraits and video chat. Android 2.2 remains installed on the model.
Three great 4G phones, all priced at 96 cents on Black Friday with a signed 2-year pact at Sam's Club. Which one of the trio would you pick? Let us know by leaving your selection in the comment box below.
A leaked ad for Sam's Club shows that the membership warehouse club will offer three great smartphones for just 96 cents after a signed contract, on Black Friday
1. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
i think ima go get a galaxy s2 for at&t..... :D
2. Ronref95 (Posts: 15; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)
The droid charge is HORRIBLE it takes like a minute just to load up the home screen almost every time i exit an app
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1120; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
what? 21Mbps on At&t's HSDPA+?! That is unimaginable speed and especially on 3G with Sprint, the comparison is 180 (or I guess 360) degrees opposite...
I mean I just got 0.16Mbps on Sprint's 3G network mainly because they're going through technical difficulties and they pretty much suck for having its customers still pay the "premium data" fee, I don't even have 4G connectivity and I live near the city... at least I get 0.68Mbps on Wi-fi... not even 1Mb... sigh
now I want At&t galaxy S II hehe.
18. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
dont get too excited. ATT's network isnt actually capable of 21mb/s its only capable of 12.5mbs. They can call the phone "4g" because of its capabilities, not its real world usage.
But other than that... the SGS2 for a buck?? HECK YEA!!!!!
4. androidphan (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
That's neat. If you happen to live in one of the very few AT&T LTE markets. Why would you want to pay the same for less with AT&T? Verizon has more LTE, just as fast or faster, and gives you 4gb of data for same price. They also have 9 LTE phones to AT&Ts two, not to mention voice coverage & 3G coverage is way better. Just sayin...
5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1120; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
That's true Verizon's most likely a better carrier. I just had my eyes on the Samsung Galaxy SII lol. 96 cents!
16. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
HSPA+ is not LTE 4G, androidphan - the SGS2 runs on HSPA+21.....most places have that up and running, as for the SKYROCKET, you'd be correct.....
27. androidphan (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
True. I forgot AT&T also calls that 4G. So I guess they have two 4G services now.... Surprised they don't boast about having 8G....
6. i3izkit311 (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Worth the 0.96, yes. But is the already outdated Samsung Charge worth the 2 year commitment... NO! Pass on this, please.
19. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
That would be because sams club doesnt resell Tmobile products.. :)
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
hopefully the Charge will get it's Gingerbread update soon. that's really all it needs to be a truly fine device.
9. JayRaj (Posts: 54; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
Lol!! SGS II has "only" 4.3 inch display with "QVGA" resolution . A typo that makes you stare in wonder and check the specs again!! :D
10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 818; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Sorry but I\'m paying $220 for the rezound come Monday, $50 off for corporate discount and $30 for new every 2. That phone is worth the money. Nexus should also be good. And don\'t count on Droid Charge receiving ice cream sandwich any time soon if ever.
The Samsung S2 is a very good deal but I\'m on Verizon. A 96 cent droid Bionic would have been a better deal for Verizon.
11. Penny (Posts: 903; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Would suck if the Charge never gets Ice Cream Sandwich, would suck even more if it never gets Gingerbread. What was one of the top Android phones Verizon had available just months ago is still on Froyo.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it\'s definitely getting Gingerbread and it will hopefully receive ICS too. the rest of the Galaxy S Line is getting it so i don\'t see why the Charge wouldn\'t.
20. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because its considered a Droid not a GalaxyS (even though its just an Epic with LTE)
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's actually all the more reason it should get updated. Droid branded handsets stay updated much better than anything else other than the Nexus. ;P
14. sinfulta (Posts: 266; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm pretty sure you can't combine those. It's either one of the two.
21. idaman12000 (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Htc rezound is worth the $ to buy it. I got mine two days ago and i like the phone alot. Good luck with yours.
15. androidphan (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Charge may not be the best phone vzw has but I'd take it on Verizon's network over any phone on AT&T or sprint. Charge getting gingerbread this month. My advice, save your pennies and get a razr or nexus. Gotta think long term when it comes to phones.
17. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
The wife is def going back to Verizon.....man, that is going to be a tough choice....amazon has the razr at 199.99 for new customers....nexus prime will be out sometime this month.....
28. androidphan (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Tough choice... Razr is really sweet, I'm sure nexus will be epic too though. Look at it this way, you can't possibly make a bad choice.