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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
Well hello there T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, you surely decided to take your time in coming to market, but nevertheless, we’re sure there are hungry customers that are still ecstatic to know that you’ll be making your presence known very soon. In fact, it’s planned to become available for purchase starting on October 12th in stores, while boasting a somewhat pricier tag of $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Now that we’ve checked out the versions for AT&T and Sprint, we’re curious to know how this modified Samsung Galaxy S II will be able to entice people.

Not surprisingly, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II utilizes the same box packaging used by its high-end brethren. Up front and taking center stages, there’s a an accurate sized image of the handset showing off its tantalizing beauty – with the usual Samsung and T-Mobile brandings littered around its sides. Flipping it to the rear, there’s a small section that highlights some of the handset’s features. Inside, we’re given the same usual assortment of items – like its documentation, microUSB cable, and wall charger. However, Samsung is generous to include a pair of stereo headphones and 4 ear bud replacements. Besides that, one would probably assume to find more due to its pricing – but we always tell ourselves to not get our hopes up.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on


Similar in design and size to Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G Touch, partly because its shares the same 4.52” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, there’s really nothing all that different with its appearance. Sure it may be wide enough to become too unwieldy for some to handle with one hand, but it’s still sporting a streamlined profile – though, it’s not as thin as the original GSM variant. With this mostly plastic device, we actually like the rubber feeling back cover, as it’s able to provide us with ample grip while holding it. At the same time, it’s able to keep it looking clean.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II unboxing and hands-on


Needless to say, the very thing to capture our attention is its brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display, as its brightness output and vivid colors are able to attract our eyes. Of course, it literally provides a lot of the handset’s eye candy, but some might be turned off by the fact that it’s simply sticking with WVGA resolution. Still, it’s very hard to not find it appealing. Strangely, the handset is no longer packing the dual-core Exynos processor like its siblings, but rather, it favors using a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor with 1GB of RAM. So far, its operation appears to be smooth, but it doesn’t exhibit the same tight response as its sibling – however, it’s more than acceptable.

Obviously, we’ll bet testing it out extensively to see how it all pans out in the end – or whether or not it’ll have a leg up over the completion. Expect our review soon!

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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 15:25

1. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


would have been nice if it was a PURE unboxing but still would have been the same....... #superfast start up

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 15:47 1

2. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)


Watching the few minutes of this guy scrolling through the screens tells me that the un-Snappydragon does not compare to the Exynos. Thank you Sprint for not settling/getting the lower performance SGSII.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:10 1

5. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


pfft, lying fanboys are funny.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 16:29

3. warlockz (unregistered)


If the Nexus prime does come to tmobile soon it may hurt the sales of this phone.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:42

6. minhajmsd (unregistered)


this phone really is quadband

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 05:44

7. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


the best looking SG2 of all another versions

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 05:49

8. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


the best looking GS2 of all another versions except of the SoC

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 21:12

10. Marcus (unregistered)


Good phone but with phones like the iPhone coming out I would think that this would be priced more competitively.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 12:26

12. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Are the headphones simply headphones, or do they have "remote" features on them for skipping tracks and microphone for hands free?

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 17:34

13. Boogieman (unregistered)


Who knows? Not one review online has really gone into much detail. I think they have reviewed so many Galaxy s models that they are getting sloppy with unboxing and reviews. All reviewers have had this phone and not one has done a full review yet. That shows that it's kinda old news to them.

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 22:00

16. drefunke (unregistered)


what a *hitty review, guy spent 3 minutes talking about the box...!!

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 23:20

17. UpsetWithReview (unregistered)


That's a great box!!

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