Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket i727 - user opinions and reviews

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ok here are facts.

Nokia - best in terms of calls,messaging,camera, very customizable and other basic uses of a phone. but they are behind in terms of OS, processors, APPS.

iPhone - very good and light OS, uses the same UI forever. useful apps. but d*mn that iTunes (hard to download free songs) bluetooth usability is so limited iPhone4 had issues "death grip" very high pixel density.

Samsung - nice flash support (10.1) Super AMOLED(what's this?) but the main problem is it's OS even 1.5 ghz dual core can't keep up with the iPhone.

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  • 2011-11-15 11:41
  • wHrS
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It's great .....i'm to buy soon..........

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  • 2011-11-15 10:13
  • 9ABT
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I know people commenting are all caught up in trying to prove themselves right, or support the company they favor, or something relevant to that. But could someone please tell me if this phone supports usb on the go? btw i'm neutral. I think whether it apple, sammy, htc or any other company they have obviously have some positives to attract millions of customers. Also, you can look at specs all you want, but sometimes you have to actual have some experience with the phone before you know if its any good. But even after having it there may still be some bias.

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  • 2011-11-15 06:43
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It´s a nice phone but look very cheap, like all Samsung phones, really, are disgusting... no desingn... I´m an android fan, whaiting for Razr in Argentina...

PD.: Iphone 1 looks much better tha this...

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  • 2011-11-15 00:40
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This is the iPhone 4s of Samsung galaxies...lol

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  • 2011-11-14 22:28
  • Ui05
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this phone is awesome

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  • 2011-11-14 21:30
  • yGfH
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lg optimus lte looks much much better

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  • 2011-11-14 18:48
  • U@fe
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sammy's customer service is the worst I've seen, android apps second rate. I can't stop laughing at all the fanboys here, oooh, it's the best, ooohh it will beat iPhone lol

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  • 2011-11-14 18:38
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oh no not another sammy galaxy droid! ZzzzzzzzzzZZZ, as if another galaxy matters to Apple haha, another iPhone killer. Oh, samsung makes good LCD tv's by the way! hahaha sammy fanboys here are going gaga over another cookie cutter!

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  • 2011-11-14 18:35
  • v0In
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Skyrocket is definitely one of best LTE phone on the market. It's light, but packed with a fater cpu and better features. Keep a brick for themselves, i will take the best.

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  • 2011-11-14 16:04
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I know that being a #1 is pretty much hated by its competitors. Sometimes they spread some nasty rumors about rivals, cleverly hide facts and mislead the crowd. Pretty dirty.
The new creation is always influenced by others, but those who aren't secure thier products and hypocrites say "they copied me! im the origiinal!". When we point out they aren't original as they think then they are goint like "Arr...you copied more!!" and try to hide the truth. I will say that's pretty pathetic. :)

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  • 2011-11-14 15:59
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-14 06:33 from kSiN - click to readWho is the most obvious "threat" to apple in terms of sales and profits? Sammy, not HTC. It's a logical approach that sues yor worst competitor(Sammy) more.
and it seems you have never use current Touchwiz. It's simple, direct and plain. Draining less juice. It is better than iOS UI some aspects, but i still respect ios and its quality unlike a troll like you :)

I know HTC fanboys will be always furious when someone claims their godly Sense isn't original as they think, but how the way they react is pretty ugly like thier phones lol

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  • 2011-11-14 15:36
  • YPb1
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If you want to mention lawsuits and "original", it's pretty pathetic:

http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/30...-vs-samsung/

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  • 2011-11-14 06:41
  • kSiN
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-13 11:27 from YPb1 - click to readIf you have been updating with the news in the mobile world, you should know that Apple sues just about everyone. In fact, Samsung is the "most sued" target by Apple. Look it up. They deserve it though, TouchWiz is a total copy of the iOS UI, and it's not even a good copy. Heck, even MIUI did a better job than TouchWiz.

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  • 2011-11-14 06:33
  • kSiN
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does this phone have usb otg capability?

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  • 2011-11-14 03:29
  • Yc9y
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-13 06:08 from 0fZD - click to readSome one is proudly swinging on HTC's nutsack...

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  • 2011-11-13 15:15
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-13 06:08 from 0fZD - click to readquote "At least HTC Sense is "original""
that's where you HTC fanboys lose.

HTC was actually sued by Apple because of its precious Sense.
http://phandroid.com/2010/03/0...nfringement/

and Apple won the case
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech...infringement

not much "original" as you think doesn't it? lol

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  • 2011-11-13 11:27
  • YPb1
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As I had encountered problem when I used Samsung Kies so when i knew that there was a new version (Version 2.1.0.11095...) I downloaded and installed its. However the new Samsung Kies cannot be used as well - it stopped working always.
Samsung, please do not treat your customers this way resulting in substantial wastage of time and expenese (we pay for download time) !

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  • 2011-11-13 07:10
  • t04y
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> In reply to JP Vasquez @ 2011-11-12 03:37 from LCxu - click to readI actually made the change from a Galaxy S II to this phone and so far it has been a very pleasant experience. The battery may not last as long as the Galaxy S II, but the rest of the features are pretty similar. I live in Phoenix and we don't have LTE, but I have experience incredible speeds with this phone that I never got with the Galaxy S II. I have had readings past 12 MBPS here. Can't wait for the LTE service to be enabled in Phoenix.

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  • 2011-11-13 06:29
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-09 14:03 from YPb1 - click to readOMFG, get some common sense people.

"significantly larger battery(1850 mAh > 1650 mAh)"
- You can get a HTC 1900mah for about $10

"better 2nd camera(2 MP > 1.3MP)"
- Everyone knows that MP doesn't mean anything when it comes to picture quality. Especially when you are talking about the front camera which is used mainly for video calls only.

"Faster 3G(HSDPA, 21 Mbps > 14.4 Mpbs)"
- The HTC Vivid is also HSDPA 21Mbps, get your facts straight. In fact, it covers both 700 and 1700 LTE bands, while the SkyRocket only has the 700. That's why the Vivid gets a faster LTE connection in real world tests.

"superior display(SA+ > S-LCD, S-LCD is manufactured by Samsung&Sony)"
- Everyone knows that modern S-LCD is every bit just as good as AMOLED. You may be talking about 2 year old S-LCD back then when AMOLED dominated. Besides, at least S-LCD does not suffer from direct-sunlight viewing unlike AMOLED screens.

"much lighter(130.5 g > 176.9 g)"
- Of course the Skyrocket is lighter. It's cheaply made of all plastic. Feels cheap in your hand. I rather have a solid-built feel when I hold my $600 phone in my hand.

"much thinner(9.5 mm > 11.2 mm)"
- Okay, the thickness is personal preference and I admit, the thinner the better. If the Vivid can be thinner, it would be a plus. But it sure isn't a minus because 2mm is really not that big of a deal.

I don't see why anyone would choose a Samsung over an HTC because in the end of the day, it's the software that really matters. TouchWiz is crippled as a phone, unless you are just carrying a portable iTouch-like device in your pocket. Samsung is known to be good at copying Apple anyway. From a distance, you could mistaken TouchWiz for iOS. For once, I like to see they create something original. At least HTC Sense is "original".

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  • 2011-11-13 06:08
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