Samsung Galaxy S II arrives at T-Mobile, ready for launch; phone scores 3,711 on Quadrant test

Samsung Galaxy S II arrives at T-Mobile, ready for launch; phone scores 3,711 on Quadrant test
The Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile is expected to launch on October 12th with pre-orders beginning 2 days before the launch. That is according to T-Mobile USA's Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman who made these comments last month at GigaOM Mobilize 2011. Brodman added that the high-spec'd HTC Amaze 4G would also be launched the very same day with pre-sales also scheduled to start October 10th.

The only problem with his information is that it is at odds with a leaked roadmap for the nation's fourth largest carrier which shows both the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze 4G coming to market the week after Brodman's October 12 launch date. We're inclined to go with Cole Brodman's October 12th launch date for the pair, especially since, as the Chief Marketing Officer, he should know the exact dates that T-Mobile's high profile phones come to market.

Also giving us faith in the earlier launch date is a picture obtained by TmoNews which shows boxes of Samsung Galaxy S II handsets being loaded up into a T-Mobile store, each one ready to roll out the door with a customer. Indications are that some stores are receiving more than 50 units to sell, a strong sign of optimism when it comes to sales. And hey, why shouldn't T-Mobile feel that the Samsung Galaxy S II is going to sell like hot cakes. A video of the phone going through the Quadrant Benchmark test shows that even with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor under the hood as opposed to the 1.2GHz Exynos processor on the AT&T and Sprint variants, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II scored a mind-blowing 3,711.

The HTC Amaze 4G is set to sell for $259 with a 2-year contract while the Samsung Galaxy S II is supposedly coming to market for $229 with a signed 2-year pact.

source: TmoNews (1), (2)

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Galaxy S II T-Mobile
  • Display 4.5 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



25. nanandella unregistered

I told remixfa and the rest of the exynos fanboy idiots this processor was no joke. If they had half a brain they would know as developers at XDA have said the code with the Sensation was HORRIBLY implemented and therefore underperformed. That's why with other roms AS I STATED in other posts the snapdragon /adreno 220 blows the exynos away. Its easier for morons like remixfa to just sucks.....then to do some research and use his brain. At any rate this just confirms what intelligent informed people already knew. It was never the processor it was bad code on HTC 's part. I will now accept apologys from all you exynos fanboys.

30. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'd like to see where you get your information please. (:


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

you mad bro? seriously shut up dude lol You have to go through the trouble, hassle, and not to mention completely voiding your warranty to root and hack your phone to do that. While us "exynos fanboys" can enjoy our super smooth and fast processor on full stock without any work to be done.

24. BIN THA GREAT unregistered

not bad samsung looks to be tha best one i finally have something to compare my Senation 4G to... well not quadrant... LOL

22. Fools unregistered

Yawn - another quadrant story.What's more boring is the sheer stupidity behind some comments. Exynos is just too hyped up. GS2 is a great phone but it's quadrant glory is caused by its 2008ish WVGA display resolution. Since you guys are all over it, spend some penny to buy quadrant advanced and try to educate yourself with the breakdown of the score. Snapdragon and Omaps are much more powerful - after all they are developed by two industry leaders. Chip design and fabrication is not Samsung's thing. They are good at other stuff like display, dumb RAM - stuff like that.

21. cloud unregistered

My Epic 4G touch does almost 4700 on quadrant at 1.6ghz.

19. The_Rock

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'm not to big on benchmarks cuase they can be a little misleading at times, its all about real world performance an usabilty for me, but overall it seems like a good phone for t-mobile users looking for and upgrade or just a new phone.

14. Ichigo unregistered

How come there isn't an unboxing of this phone on any mobile tech websites? Usually they get their hands on a week or so before the launch of a handset.

26. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

most of the time they do an unboxing and review around the same time so there isnt a big gap between them...

13. jp1samuraix

Posts: 8; Member since: May 16, 2011

Can't wait!

11. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

ill take the exynos thank you very much. but atleast its offered on every provider (pretty much)

10. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Meet the Beast...!!!!

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1559; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The AT&T and International version have scored into the 3,700's as well...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

So has the Epic Touch.

7. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

the Tmo gets better scores 3,700's vs ATT,Sprint,Intl 3,200's


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Benchmark of my Epic Touch sir.

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1559; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeah, all of these phones range from 3100-3800. Depends on when you test, what's running when you test, etc...

20. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i always kill all my tasks and do three tests in a row to get optimal scores.

2. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010



Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

And people were hating on this phone for NOT having a exynos processor. By all means, I get the same scores as my 1.2ghz compared the 1.5ghz but still really good. So in the end, a different processor for the much faster data speeds might just have worked out after all.

3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

there's something about these Samsung devices that's fishy...the Amaze uses a very similar processor and it doesn't get scores anywhere near that. from now on i'll be taking these Samsung Quadrant Scores with a grain of salt.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I agreed with you until I saw a video of some Samsung phone that only had a 1.4ghz SINGLE core processor. The web browser experience seemed a lot smoother and more responsive than even some dual core phones. It could handle flash without barely any stutter or lag. It seems like either Samsung actually uses a different web browser on their new touchwiz devices or touchwiz itself has become so light that the device doesnt struggle to keep up like in other UIs.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats a hummingbird chipset with the EXT4 lagfix running at 1.4ghz. For most operations its as fast or faster than a dual core snapdragon at 1-1.2ghz. I know.. thats what I use :) Thats a hella quadrant, but I dont believe it . A snapdragon at 1.2ghz gets 2200, a snapdragon at 1.5ghz gets 3700?? If it got 2400-2500 i could believe it. obviously theres more going on under the hood than just 0.3ghz more and a lil extra ram. Ill play with the store demo when i go back in a day.

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well you'd think an OMAP would get similar scores then because they're so similar not to mention the dual-channel RAM...

17. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

hey remixfa I guess the initial score is even higher(the one at the beginning of the video).....its 3841......I never got that with my 1.2 GHz exynos...... Is it the snapdragon S3 in there?

12. idgaf

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

You have to remember that all those other phones use sense and sense is a very heavy ui and uses a lot of RAM.

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

that's the first thing i thought of but this is over 1000 points we're talking about here.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sense isnt going to make THAT much of a difference. if you wanna give it 100 points for sence, go for it. Its not like all those animations and everything are running in the background while your playing a game. When I benched the store Sensation, i made sure everything that i could turn off.. was turned off.. and i still beat it with my SGS1 at same clock speed. Also, the galaxy is running Touchwiz 4.0. While not as animated as Sense, it isnt stock either. No, there is some trickery going on here. a 0.3ghz difference in clock speed doesnt do 1/5th of that difference in score. I shall investigate next time Im at work.

28. David Heim unregistered

It could be the gpu because the amaze uses the adreno gpu while the samsung phones don't use adreno and use a totally different one (I forget the name though)

29. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the T-Mobile Galaxy S II uses a Qualcomm S3 variant therefore Adreno is on board.

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