mani, 24 Sep 2011hi. is galaxy s2 best phone?i would like to buy it but i am not sure.what is your idea?ya it's the best phone
wish it made the choice of enlarging the screen like sprint did ! I wanted a bigger screen and i'm on AT&T
hi. is galaxy s2 best phone?i would like to buy it but i am not sure.what is your idea?
pollux, 22 Sep 2011If you do the math.. You->18*35=630 pounds American->15*24+199.99=559.99 dollars If y... moregood point pollux, well played, your way is cheaper but at least mine's 18 month I suppose.
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2011please explain how the asian version is better. i'm curious. let us know :)I have two of the Samsung Galaxy S2 which I bought from Asia and travel with it to USA , Europe and south America. It works every where on all Bands & 3G. Works on AT&T.
Anonymous, 22 Sep 2011no it wont. cause the version or att and tmobile have different frequency they catch. if you k... morehttp://www.gsmarena.com/compar...dPhone2=4129
The only matching 3G band is 2100 :( but I'm from India and mostly I will be using the 2G GSM network. I think it should be fine. Right?
It's an Android phone man. Who cares about bloatware or carrier lock. It is fundamental for every Android user to mod their phones to their liking.
big head, 22 Sep 2011$199.99!!! i got mine (sim free) for free on £35 a month 18m contract. glad im not american.If you do the math..
If you take into consideration the pound-dollar exchange rate you'll see that you will pay 963.9 in dollars at the end of the 18m. You're paying almost double on contract than no contract price in the US.
You should be paying a max of 366 pounds just to be even with the american price.
Makes you think, doesnt'it..?! :)
p.s. i'm not american
EdB, 22 Sep 2011I don't think so. Apple doesn't have to jump through hoops with bloat ware and different modif... moreThe carriers DO make the demands. The iPhone was an exception to the rule because of two reasons.
First, the iPhone started out as an exclusive for AT&T. Everyone knew that if you had an iPhone it was from AT&T. The carrier also didn't need to try and fill the phone with AT&T branded apps because they didn't have to compete with other carriers who had the same phone and try to make their version better. There was ONLY their version. They didn't need to modify the iPhone to make them stand out from the other carriers because simply having the iPhone itself is what made them stand out.
In addition, unlike other phones there simply wasn't any direct competition. With the GS2 there are alternatives. HTC, Motorola and other companies make alternative Android phones with similar specs. The GS2 may be better but it's nowhere near as unique as an Apple phone. If Samsung wasn't willing to make carrier specific versions than the carriers would simply go with a manufacturer who would. The carrier would still sell phones but Samsung would be left out in the cold. The carrier has all the power. Do it their way or they don't sell your device and you have no market in the USA. With the iPhone however there was no alternative so Apple had the power. The carrier could get the iPhone on Apples terms or they didn't get the iPhone at all.
$199.99!!! i got mine (sim free) for free on £35 a month 18m contract. glad im not american.
Everyone! US Market version S2 is NOTHING compared to Asian Market version of S2! It's all the US Carrier's fault! Don't blame Samsung if you don't like the changes. Galaxy S2 is th BEST phone so far, I DITCHED iphone 4 it n BEST CHOICE EVER!.
Ashkala, 22 Sep 2011Guys I have doubt. I am not from the US n waiting for the T mobile SGS2 to come out. I plan ... moreno it wont. cause the version or att and tmobile have different frequency they catch. if you know the ones in your town then look up the att model or tmobile and make sure it has the ones you need for your town. they both have verything the same but att runs of a signal of 1900mhz and tmobile runs of 1700mhz but they dont have both. most universal phone have both with work almost everywere.
Tha is RIP OFF in U.S. by this particular carrier. Now way you would have to pay 140 GBP for device. I got mine for free and only pay 25 pounds a months.2 year contract. Unlimited data. 500min 600 text + 60 international minutes all inclusive.I am sorry for you guys have to put on with that.
Ashkala, 22 Sep 2011Guys I have doubt. I am not from the US n waiting for the T mobile SGS2 to come out. I plan ... moreYes it will be locked to T-Mobile either you wait for the T-mobile to announce the unlock codes after 6-12 months of releasing the phone or simply pay 25$ for guys in Ebay to give you unlock code (That what i did for Samsung Captivate I897)
"It is the fault of Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile who insisted on having their own specific versions with different hardware, carrier logos and carrier apps (and then the carrier testing to make sure all the changes they demanded work correctly on their networks)." agree with previous comments. AT&T - are you going to be the next General Motors and need bail out money from the fed????