Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket User Reviews
Overal user rating
The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.
Text input8.8/10Everyday usage8.4/10
Post new review
Please note that each user review reflects the opinion of its respectful author and not of Phone Arena.
ShaolinShade posted on 22 Jan 2013, 17:12
A great, but not perfect, smartphone
ShaolinShade has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I'll start by saying that overall, this is a fantastic phone. The camera provides excellent quality photo and video, front and back, it runs smoothly and quickly (for the most part), and offers just about all the features you would want from a smartphone. I was originally worried about the relatively low PPI sported by the display, but all of those worries left when I saw it firsthand - it provides beautiful colors and HD quality definition. I believe this is because the display technology increases the perceived resolution (by up to 50%, apparently). The Super AMOLED Plus display also gives the best contrast, colors, and viewing angle that you'll see on a smartphone, and if you use black backgrounds you'll actually save battery life.
Something that surprised me about this phone was the fact that it doesn't have a notification LED. I didn't realize this until after purchasing it, and was awestruck that they would make such an advanced phone and leave out something as basic and inexpensive as a notification LED. Really annoying of them to leave this feature out.
Battery life could be better, but it's still reasonable enough and should last most users throughout their entire day. Battery life can also be improved by buying batteries with higher mAH (the original battery is 1850 mAH, and I managed to grab a set of 2 2250 mAH batteries + an external charger off amazon for $20), so this isn't really a negative point to me.
Call quality is occasionally spotty, with people on the...Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Beautiful Display
- Plenty of Space
- Up to date OS
- Excellent Camera
- No notification LED
metalmilizia posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:50
metalmilizia has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I was a little disappointed in the plastic case but after a few drops, it seems to hold up. Upgraded to Jelly Bean shortly after receiving which eliminated TouchWiz. The little bit I used it, it seemed to be a lot better than than Motorola Blur and HTC Sense.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 6/10
- Gorilla Glass
- Dual Core Processor
- Build Quality
peermhdrak posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:24
Samsung galaxy s2
peermhdrak has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I bought this smartphone 2 months ago. it is very nice interface and features in cheapest price I bought this smartphone 2 months ago. it is very nice interface and features in cheapest price I bought this smartphone 2 months ago. it is very nice interface and features in cheapest priceBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 3/10
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
SamsungBeast23 posted on 08 Jul 2012, 23:57
Samsung Galaxy s2 skyrocket review
SamsungBeast23 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Its big and good but the battery could be better and plus I would want something bigger like the Note which I will get the second one. The battery life sucks really bad and its get to hot to fast. I hope it goodluck because I will be getting Samsung galaxy Note2 for my next phone and will be expected to get the 3rd one. I love the screen size.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- 4G LTE
b1gd47 posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:34
b1gd47 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Phonearena's poor score for this amazing phone is unreal, it makes me think they are owned by rival companies.. I say this having tried LG Nitro and iphone 4s. Processor holds up to the seceral pages of shortcuts and apps I flip through at once. Has everything but an HD screen and that's not very important to me. The GPS locks you in within 2 seconds time and inside of 2-3 meters distance. Root it and ditch the bloatware and you are g2g. Love it mane..Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- no freezing, able to root
MikeysSmartPhones posted on 28 Feb 2012, 20:18
MikeysSmartPhones has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Got this phone feb 5th 2012.. already reaplaced 3 times that make this my 4th brand new skyrocket... I am impressed on many features, but the battery life is horrible, if you really want to use it and not just have in its holster... sound to others while talking / many people say they hear them selfs talking, so their is a nasty feed back on the other side of calls, not just a few but I now ask just about everyone how I sound and more than not they all say they hear themselfs talk, or that it sounds like I'm in a tunnel...not good, after all we want to use as a phone right!!... next is the automatic restart that happens, and again usely while I'm on PHONE OR TEXTING..not good... my second replacement had speaker that crackled and same as above with those problems , plus bluetooth did not work at all...that led to this 3rd replacement...bluetooth works good and speaker is better, but still reboots as it wants and call quility is horrible. These phones display are awesome and games are fun on it. I personally think they need to upgrade it to the ICS "Ice cream sandwich" and I think it might help a lot...I'm off to get the Samsung Note as my last replacement, I hope it will be last replacement anyway.. I will post back here on what I think of the Samsung Note, played with it in ATT store for over an hour and loved it...we shall see about things like call quaility and the rebooting thing....That too needs the ICS and I'm not sure why in the world they wait on these important releases...Build quality 7/10Reception 3/10Call quality 2/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 5/10Display 10/10Battery 3/10
- Nice display great for games light weight
- call quality is horrible, reboots when ever it wants, battery is horrible, all and all way over rated..
1 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
jronnen posted on 04 Feb 2012, 10:50
jronnen has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Love Android OS, allows full customization of everything. Along with google providing me a safe cloud storage of pictures, music, and contacts all for free made transitioning from old android to new android easier than ever. Along with a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1 Gb of ram, the phone has no problem keeping up with as many tasks as i throw at it.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
Mylesh55 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 01:52
Very outstanding phone! Never knew AT&T had this quality!
Mylesh55 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
After my time with Verizon and having a long list of phones; Droid 1/2/3/X/X2, Thunderbolt, Rezound, and LG Ally; I finally moved to AT&T and this is far better usability wise. Great quality, my first Samsung, great speed and great build. The only outstanding issues is the speaker because its not loud and the resolution should be higher. Besides that great!Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Screen size.
- 4G and 4G LTE.
- Camera is cool!
- Stock apps are useful.
- Battery is good.
- Screen resolution.
- Horrid keyboards.
- Touchwiz needs a update.
- Not very loud.
- System apps need revamped and need to get out of 2010
softballgod1014 posted on 31 Jan 2012, 14:24
Phone freezing too often
softballgod1014 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I recieved this phone on January 10th. had all of my andoird apps installed that day and that is when the issue began. I used less than 2 gigs of the onboard sd card but it was constanly freezing and power cycling by itself. Very irritating when it did this in the middle of calls, ATT then sent me out a new device on January 26th. As soon as I turned it on out of the box without even installing any apps at all it began power cycling by itself. Very displeased with how this device works. Great size,weight and procesor but the downfall is the constant power cycling.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 1/10
- Call quality
- Procesor speed
- Battery life
1 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
kylie posted on 22 Jan 2012, 06:33
kylie has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
i had this phone but it had several problems . i hate this phone. It caused me a loss of money :-( because it malfunctioned. you should better buy an iphone or a windows phone. Do not recommend it to any one.Build quality 5/10Reception 5/10Call quality 5/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 5/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 5/10Display 5/10Battery 5/10
1 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
prdmshrl posted on 03 Jan 2012, 16:20
My favorite phone so far!
prdmshrl has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone is simply amazing. Great build quality, reception, call quality. Excellent camera and multimedia performance. Nice 4.5" display allows you to enjoy and have a great multimedia experience on this phone. The LTE speeds on this phone are amazing. I have gotten speeds up to 57 Mbps down and 15 Mbps up in Phoenix.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Amazing LTE Speeds
- Super Amoled Plus
- 1080p video recording
- Expandable memory up to 32 GB
- 4.5" display
- Touchwiz should have a facelift..
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
perdyone posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:29
I totally love this phone... AMAZING
perdyone has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I love this phone. The front camera. The screen shot capability.. white in color... OMG I no longer miss my iphone 4... I love android phones BUT THIS PHONE is def. the best i've ever had!!!!!!!!! BOMBSKIBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
senozlu1 posted on 12 Dec 2011, 14:25
senozlu1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
AT&T Samsung GS2 and AT&T Samsung GS2 Skyrocket
I currently have both of these devices of course Exynos chip set just little bit on the faster side when you flicking screens side to side if you have the devices sitting next to each other other that there is no lag at all it a very fast responsive device at&t GS2 has smaller screen skyrocket is bigger when it comes to graphics display size matter chipset,cpu and gpu all must work harder due to skayrocket screen is 4.52" vs at&t GS2 4.3"Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Big bright vivid screen
- Fast cpu,1gb ram 16 gb storage
- Owsome camera and camcorder 1080p@30fps
- On 4g 10mb down 2mb upload in my area
- Battery and power management
- Allaorund plain looks
- No Exynos chipset but it's very fast
- Touchwiz 4.0 UI not my taste
3 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report
MYTHiKAL posted on 15 Dec 2011, 23:32
ROCKET ON STEROIDS!!
MYTHiKAL has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I'm Extremely Glad that I waited long enough to compare an awesome lineup of phones now available. and even more glad that I didnt get discourage by the Such Unbelievable Low Score that PhoneAreana gave to this phone, IMO that is UNSAT...
This is phone is by far IMHO the better one of all I tested.. I even tested the LG Nitro and for some odd reason it just didnt do it for me, not to mention the LG Nitro gave me slightly slower data speeds then the Skyrocket.. Must had been bad timing or something.. Anyways, after having the Samsung Infuse 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design and the Samsung Epic Touch 4G, the Samsung Skyrocket was by far the "best" of them all.. and to make things better, I live in an area that has the new LTE 4G, which took me by surprise cause it was never announced, and the Blistering Data Speeds are out of this world @ 22mbps to 26.5mbps during different test..
Hard to find any issues on this phone so far. The UI response is just perfect, and regardless of what i have read, the Beautiful SUPER AMOLED Plus Screen is phenomenal. I almost score the reception down at a 9 instead, only cause i had an echo once, but it only happened once and during a time when the phone had just been turned on and I had to make a call ASAP.. LOL Other then that,, the reception is just Perfect and I finally been able to get the indoor penetration that I needed at my work area/building. Have had NO dropped calls, not even once, which is unheard of for me cause with Sprint,...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Excellent Signal - Indoor Penetration is Awesome
- Super Fast with NO lag
- LTE 4G Speeds are mind blowing.. Currently Averaging 22 to 26.5 mbps download
- HUGE Super AMOLED Plus Screen @ 4.5
- I wanted a Quad-Core.. So I guess this will do for now.. LOL!!
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Do you?Report