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Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T Review

Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T

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Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T Review
Getting a lot of A+ grades so far, the handset is only able to provide us with average calling quality seeing that its earpiece is rather low in output – thus, making voices sound mute and reserved in tone. Conversely, our callers managed to fare better with the rich and robust voices they’re able to hear on their end of the line. Switching to the speakerphone, its volume output is seemingly strong, but voices are choppy sounding.

Excellent in getting adequate signal strength in high coverage areas, we didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing within the greater Philadelphia region.

Who knows what it is, but we’re left desiring for more battery life with the handset. Using it extensively after a full charge, we’re able to get 10 hours on heavy usage, which means that power users will want to charge this as much as they can. For light users, it’ll be more than adequate in giving them a solid one day of usage, but it’s going to be something that will require nightly charges.


Conclusion:

If you held off from buying the Samsung Infuse 4G to experience Super AMOLED Plus goodness, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear knowing that the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II is by far the best thing to come around from Sammy’s camp on the airwaves of the carrier. Literally, everything about this handset screams top-notch performance as it’s easily one of the most powerful Android smartphones we’ve had the opportunity of checking out of late.

Not only that, but there are plenty of finger licking goodies packed in for the ride to justify its ripe arrival. Whether you’re new to the smartphone realm or a hardened veteran user, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II is the handset to side with right now if you happen to have a cool $200 stuffed in your pockets. From its lovely Super AMOLED Plus display to its screaming 1.2GHz dual-core processor, it’s packed to the brim with enough bountiful hardware to make it a standout hit amongst the littered crop out there.

Obviously, there are other alternative waiting in the bushes that might prove to be a bit more value since they’re priced considerably less – like the Motorola ATRIX 4G and LG Thrill 4G. Nevertheless, the $200 price point is indeed fitting for the Samsung Galaxy S II as it establishes itself as the premier Android smartphone on AT&T’s lineup. Don’t sleep on this one because it’s worth the money!

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.4
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UCKH7

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Pros

  • Ridiculous fast performance all around
  • Deep & saturated colors with its Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Shoots detailed photos & videos
  • Razor thin construction

Cons

  • WVGA screen resolution
  • Handicapped TouchWiz experience
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Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T

OS: Android 2.3.6 2.3.4
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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
Display4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) Super AMOLED Plus
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Samsung Exynos, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Exnyos C210 processor
1 GB RAM
Size4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches
(126 x 66 x 9 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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