Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Announced:
Oct 31, 2011
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 6, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.5 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

207 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body ratio:

63.08 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3.2"

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Video light, Video calling

Front:

2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.15 x 2.75 x 0.37 inches (131 x 70 x 9 mm)

Weight:

4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.1.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.5), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

1850 mAh

Talk time:

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4, 17

UMTS:

850, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

NFC, SyncML, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, MHL

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 01, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHI727 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg

Body:

0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.87 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.85 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 600

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-I727

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.37 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (207 ppi)

Description

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is an LTE-enabled handset with a spacious 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels. The handset runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and under the hood, a 1.5GHz dual-core processors makes it tick. An 8-megapixel rear camera allows capturing video in 1080p, while up front there’s a 2-megapixel snapper. The Galaxy S II Skyrocket features 16GB of on-board memory, expandable via a microSD card by up to an additional 32 gigs.

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