Samsung Galaxy S II makes untimely trip to Virgin mobile
posted by Alan F. / Nov 09, 2012, 1:29 AM
The price for the Samsung Galaxy S II will be $369.99 without a contract, and outside of the Virgin logo on the back, the phone should look exactly like the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which was the name Sprint gave to its version of the Galaxy S II. The phone will be available starting November 15th, in silver or white.
source: Virgin via AndroidCentral
- Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)
Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 01, 2012
Just because there's now a gs3 Doesn't make this a bad phone. I am considering buying it.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 7:23 AM 4
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Even though the Epic 4g Touch has only a 480 X 800 resolution the fact that it is RGB makes the screen beautiful. My wife has one and every time I use it I think about how great the screen looks even side by side with my Galaxy S 3. The Exynos processor is super fast and the body is well built and very light. Overall the build quality of the phone and the hardware are awesome. But there is one glaring issue with the Epic 4g Touch, the antenna design is absolutely horrible. My wife even though we live very close to a tower rarely gets over 1 bar and often is on roaming even though we live only 5 minutes south of downtown Seattle. She loves her phone but absolutely hates the connectivity. It doesnt even stay connected to wifi very good. So in the end it's hard to recommend this phone.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:43 AM 2
Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008
For a prepaid smartphone, the GS2, especially the Sprint variant, is still a solid option. Has good specs, Android 4.0 ICS, and 4G, even though it is just WiMAX. Honestly, if people are on prepaid and want the most up-to-date, then the best option would be to go GSM and SIM card. Sure, you may pay like $300 and up for an unlock phone, but the low monthly prices (from places like T-Mobile, StraightTalk, Simple Mobile, etc.) are well worth it in the long run. That's why hopefully, when I can, I'll stick to paying full price for my phones and just buy cheaper prepaid service.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 1:53 PM 1
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My ONLY problem with this phone when I had it was the fact that I was on Sprint. Super slow data speeds. But of course, I was paying 100+ a month for it, at 30-40 dollars a month with no contract, yea I can deal with being on wifi all the time.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 3:19 PM 0
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