AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Unboxing

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.

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.

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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Galaxy S II AT&T
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.00h talk time)



1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

nice phone

2. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

18. John.V

Posts: 99; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

20. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

36. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

39. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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 how are samsung lowering the hardware standards to make the phone thin?

3. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

41. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

56. mngdew

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

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

4. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

21. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 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.

22. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 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

17. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

58. mngdew

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31339; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

28. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

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

29. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

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

45. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

57. mngdew

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

5. Falcon

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

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

6. deanthomson93

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2011



Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


35. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Your stroking Samsung a little too much there buddy.

37. Whoopdeedo unregistered

that comment was a little homoerotic

10. SGS2 unregistered

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

24. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeah, not so much.

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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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