Once again I would urge everybody to be restrained and hold out. This elegant beast has been released somewhere in Asia. I am sure the ship or plane is on UK shores as we will get it within days now. I've heard the UK will get it from April 27th - May 3rd.
Mainland Western Europe should get it shortly afterwards. An option for Europeans with money is too come over to the UK.
Online websites will sell this too saving you the trip.
Those in other parts of the world, use the time of it being unreleased to save up as this baby is expensive.
Whatever you do, don't fall into my trap by getting an iphone. Gaming wise, it is the best handset. However no Adobe Flash, other restrictions etc, it is not worth it. The iphone is just hype. They work hand in hand with the media. How was I seduced into this? I have never owned an iphone prior to this and cant wait to get rid of it. Android is all that.
Hold out guys. Its not the end of the world that its not released yet. Focus on other things in life. I am desperate too but containing my desperation.
I owned the iPhone 4 and have sold it whilst waiting for this. I got given my sisters HTC Desire to use whileI wait. I gotta say that the hype is true, AMOLED screens are amazing, and the apps and freedom of android is real. I actually am trialing the HTC Desire right now and it rips my old iP4.
Loyal Apple nut but it is what it is.
I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT
It's gonna be the best phone this year and i think it's worth the wait
AnonD-6719, 26 Apr 2011The listing for the Galaxy S II on the Plemix.com site states in the specs that 3G is "HS... moreHi jes Gsmarena list these frequencies
Plemix HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz (3G Is NOT Compatible In US & CA)
What i don't understand is why the 850 & 900 mhz are dropped. 3G as I understand it is provided by the network and what it transmit data at also a non 3g hanset will not be acble to accept data at that speed.
In the main this is data speed transmission so you need 3G speeds of 384 kbps in order to make video calls.
the US are not 3G so cannot make video calls ie 2G
why I find this plemix statement as odd is due to the fact that only 2 frequencies are quoted I think that this may be wrong and all 4 should be quoted
The HSDPA is an even faster transmission speed which start at 10 times 3G speeds 3.6Mb.s this phone can handle data traffic @ 21Mbs
unless Samsung are making a US / Canadian version 3G from that statement is just that the US & Canada don't do 3G but UK does
after all that typing an idea struck me email Plemix and ask what frequencies are being quoted on the box
Here in india when i contacted samsung regarding the SGS2
they replied that it will take around 2 months 4 SGS2 to reach india.
and the most frustrating part is they suggested me to buy galaxy s
can anybody help
i m waiting since feb :(
The listing for the Galaxy S II on the Plemix.com site states in the specs that 3G is "HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz (3G Is NOT Compatible In US & CA)" Does anyone know if this is just an error on their part, or if the international version of this phone will not work on the US 3G network?
Techradar is very positive:
*clears throat* We liked nigh-on EVERYTHING on the Samsung Galaxy S2. It's rare we get to evangelise a handset so much – in fact we haven't managed to do so since we opened the box on the HTC Desire and realised a slick experience could live outside the iPhone.
AnonD-570, 26 Apr 2011same here pal...saw this around jan then at mwc(feb) it did got official tag on it and since t... moreUp ti the last paragraph you were just listing your experiances which on the whole are odd, you seem as if you want to dictate to Samsung when it releases it products. If you read back you will see that the Iphone 4 is priced above the SGSII. So even if the Iphone 5 had the same specifications as the SGSII do you think that it would be priced the same. Re last paragraph flawed this will be shipping to people as early as tommorow 27/04/11 those who got it in contract from the site which is now removed, I spoke to them myself as you had to enter card details but no info, but this site had a phone order hotline, briefly in that only 3 of the networks are listed. So Samsung are going to call back stock to change the specs, I think not. Apple now have ti compete on specs & price. Do as I do fishing, chess to pass the time. I being good so no Rules Of Acquisition... for now w...a...i...t note even gsmarena have not revied it
AnonD-5637, 26 Apr 2011Exactly. I planned for a white iphone4 in novemeber, but it got delayed.then shifted my focus ... moresame here pal...saw this around jan then at mwc(feb) it did got official tag on it and since then still its been tryin to release only x-( every now and then gsmarena comes up with the new release date for sgs-II...
and the most frustrating thing is that,not a single person from samsung i've contacted has any news on this...bloody hell x-/ this is really being unproffessional samy...
but cnt help it,i cant find any other phone which can replace my galaxy s-i9000.so unwillingly i've to bloody wait for it...no matter how it does get delayed :-(
i wonder weather samsung are waiting for the apple to make any official annoucement about iphone 5 so that they can rectify their SGS-II specs according to it !!!
Please be patient. This baby will drop soon. Believe me it will be worth the wait. By the end of June most of us will be happy. I am based in London, UK so shouldnt have to wait for more than another month. I have saved enough and will be trading in my iphone 4. I can't wait until my iphone 4 is gone. No flash on the internet. How stupid yet I fell into their marketing advertising seduction. Just like all the potential zebras who will fall to the lions when the iphone 5 comes out. Apple are just hype. The did change the market with apps but others have caught up apart from Nokia.
AnonD-570, 26 Apr 2011yup...thats amazing !!! but samsung shd atleast let us know the official release date for Indi... moreExactly. I planned for a white iphone4 in novemeber, but it got delayed.then shifted my focus to HTC desire HD. believe me i went to store 2 times and came back thinking why invest on a phone with so low battery backup. Heard about this phone in Jan and and since then waiting and following it. MWC expo and all those promising videos. it was Q1 then pushed to Q2. Next week we are heading in May. Still no update except the new commercials. Its damn frustrating and irriating to wait more!!
if your not from the uk try these websites to buy the galaxy s2 sim free. plemix.com or expansys.com, i have bought phones from both sites and have never had any problems. they ship worldwide. hope this helps.
FURY, 25 Apr 2011AAAAAAAAAAMEN!! This has to be the longest post on here but makes sense....thanks fury.
[deleted post]That's good for the UK, but we can't buy one at phones4u, cose they don't deliver in Belgium.