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I just purchased this phone after having the Blackberry Bold 9700 for two years, and then a short (1 week) stint with the iPhone 4s. I thought I would buy into the hype and move to Apple, but I had seen the Skyrocket and it had won me over in the end.
First, 4G LTE is no more expensive than any other data plan that you're required to have when buying a smartphone on a 2-year contract. The only difference on my data plans is AT&T had to switch it from Blackberry data, to their regular data, to the LTE data. I get 2G of data a month, and all forms of data cost me $25. LTE is undoubtedly going to spread to more cities pretty rapidly.
Second, the phone doesn't have huge benefits over it's regular S2 counterpart, but you do notice in in its screen size (which still has the same resolution) and in an LTE area. Not to mention you can get the Skyrocket in white, and the material is a little nicer, but I'm a woman so that's what I care about. Battery life is fine, I've had no problems with lag, and AT&T said that the Skyrocket will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich OS update.
Can anybody tell me what is the price of this device in India??? And please somebody suggest me a phone. please..
Ok i've been working with moblie phones for over 3 years now, The senation XL and XE started the 1.5Ghz but the XE is duel core which provides the better download speed but has no internal memory, the XL has internal memory but not duel core, this new SII Does both. althouh this phone is quite amazing in specks. not something ill go out and spend another $800 on for something stupid as speed.
Ehtewesh, 16 Dec 2011i am about to by a new phone but i cant choose between HTC xl or xe and samsung galxy s2 skyro... moreIf your referring to the Sensation XL/XE respectively this phone is about as good as the XE but better than the XL. Nicer than the XL, because it the XL carries a screen res of 800x480 while the original Sensation and the XE use qHD 960x540. While the Skyrocket has the same 800x480 res it also doesn't have a 4.7" screen so that pixel density on that large of a screen might not look as good. I'd say the XE might have a little better screen (clarity), and this would have better colors and thinner/better design and LTE 4G which is only in 5 cities/markets as of now. So between what's important to you LTE and thinner/ligther phone, or better screen res and maybe some better widgets/UI on the Sense 4.0 for the XE, make a decision.
Mishko, 16 Dec 2011Bigger Battery 1850 vs. 1650, more screen 4.5", faster CPU and Adreno, more bands, GSM/GP... moreThe Skyrocket is not better than the original GS II with the exception of LTE(only availabe in 5 cities), if your looking at actual phone performance and screen quality/clarity as well as PPI (pixel density) the AT&T galaxy S2 beats it in every category. The T-mobile and Sprint versions are the same internals as the Skyrocket and share the same pixel density having the same 4.5" screen. But they also don't have the 1.2ghz dual-core with Exynos chipset the At&t and Original European versions have, which is what make that version of phone better than the Skyrocket.
i am about to by a new phone but i cant choose between HTC xl or xe and samsung galxy s2 skyrocket can anyone help me plz much appreciated
This is in direct competition to Apple4s Samsung still rules But apple applications are more popular
stupid ppl, 15 Dec 2011why stupid people here saying Skyrocket is better than s2? Do you really think 1.5Ghz snapdrgo... moreIf i can afford the phone, i am sure i can afford the bills too.. Hahahaha.. Pffftt...
stupid ppl, 15 Dec 2011why stupid people here saying Skyrocket is better than s2? Do you really think 1.5Ghz snapdrgo... moreBigger Battery 1850 vs. 1650, more screen 4.5", faster CPU and Adreno, more bands, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+/HSUPA/and LTE Daul for international and North America. It also has a more intuitive front with 4 well placed buttons. Its not fair that Samsung releases so many phones, people get mixed up easily and their new phones are left outdated in a matter of a month of two. But in reality there is little difference. That being said the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE (Skyrocket and Rogers Edition) are better than its predecessor. I'm sure In a couple of months Samsung will make a newer edition better than the SGH-I727R. Thank you.
stupid ppl, 15 Dec 2011why stupid people here saying Skyrocket is better than s2? Do you really think 1.5Ghz snapdrgo... moreYou Mean Skyrocket is not S2??? then why the hell they put the name Galaxy S II ontop?? duuuh
The skyrocket is definitely superior. The difference in processing speed is insignificant so this brings us to the LTE vs HSPA+ chipsets. That alone puts it ahead of the s2. As far as price, AT&T's data plans are the same price for 3G, HSPA+ or LTE. Personally I would rather have 10x faster data speeds, larger battey, and bigger screen. These are all opinions of course. To me, the skyrocket is the best phone on the market at the moment.
why stupid people here saying Skyrocket is better than s2? Do you really think 1.5Ghz snapdrgon is better than 1.2Ghz Exynox in terms of performance? OF COURSE NOT. Having LTE doesn't mean it is better. LTE only makes you pay more on bill. 3G speed still enough. You are not going to download something outside all day long and if you do, you'll get huge bill.
James, 12 Dec 2011Urgent Advice guys Skyrocket or i9100 galaxy ??skyrocket is better
doniking, 13 Dec 2011why this device only has 256 hours standby time? the S2 has 710hours. LTE
Had my skyrocket for about 12 hours and I had a i9100 before so I've experienced both galaxys, skyrocket in my opinion is the superior device, not trying to start a debate just letting people know for what I use the phone for it suits me best to roll with this over regular s2
why this device only has 256 hours standby time?
the S2 has 710hours.