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    Samsung Galaxy S II review. What are your thoughts on the device? Will it be your next Smartphone? And if so what carrier will you purchase it on? And if you already own this device, how are you liking it?

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    This is one amazing Android phone. The responsiveness of the hardware, UI benefits from latest 2.3.3 plus Samsung tweaks, makes this device a pleasure to use... And painless transition if coming from 'the other camp'...

    Only peeves are the battery consumption- still can't live up to expectations of a heavy user, handling of Exchange lockscreen delay- basically there's none so it's password entry EVERY UNLOCK, even 1 sec lapse, and niggly absence of predictive text within own stock Email app if u stick out with a 3rd party like SwiftKey or iTap.

    But still, what a gorgeous display, what a worthy iPhone alternative

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    Very nice and comprehensive video review, and completely agree, amazing Android device.
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    I just got mine last week and I am loving it so far.

    I do have a question (for Samsung) about how the apps are arranged though. They seem to be added into the App pages as you download them with no way to arrange them alphabetically. The list view appears to be the only way to see them alphabetically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer000 View Post
    I just got mine last week and I am loving it so far.

    I do have a question (for Samsung) about how the apps are arranged though. They seem to be added into the App pages as you download them with no way to arrange them alphabetically. The list view appears to be the only way to see them alphabetically.
    I read on the XDA forums somewhere that this functionality is missing in Touchwiz. However, https://market.android.com/details?i...appzorter.lite should solve your issue. There's a ad-free pay version also for about a buck.
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    Had mine for a few days and finding hard to put down!

    My previous phones in the last couple of years have been an iPhone and Blackberries and this is by far superior of course. Its no email wizard like the BB and not as easy to pick up and use like the iPhone but with a few tweaks (which is the whole point of Android no?) its awesome.

    Ill try and sum it up:

    Super Fast
    Super light
    Amazing camera (for a phone)
    Even better video

    My main gripe though is the battery life. My phone was fully charged 11 hours ago and now I have 12% battery remaining with light to moderate use today.Im hoping that rooting the phone and removing the networks branding software will remedy this some.

    Still well worth it - just be prepared with car charger and a spare battery!

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    just use any app freezing application to freeze the apps that u can't delete but don't want
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    the emulators just make the phone 100X times better
    espicially that not one game that i tried lagged my phone even the ones that have high graphics chip requirments.
    did you know that you could run play station x (ps 1) games?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddada1 View Post
    just use any app freezing application to freeze the apps that u can't delete but don't want
    App freezing apps just makes for more work and drainage of the battery, the apps immediatly restart and guess what happens? The app killer. An endless cycle. Flashing a descent Rom will be the only fix.

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    I have just bought my sgs2 and i love it completely. Its the best ph in the market at present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchant me View Post
    I have just bought my sgs2 and i love it completely. Its the best ph in the market at present.
    Details please, did you get this from Amazon? Which carrier?

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    People who where saying the back felt cheap, That's so not true. It feels awesome!. And premium for me.
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    Is anyone having issues with the yellowish tint on the screen? I saw an article on that and would rather hear from actual owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzConroy View Post
    Is anyone having issues with the yellowish tint on the screen? I saw an article on that and would rather hear from actual owners.
    There's a yellowish tint?

    Haven't noticed.
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    Haven't noticed a yellowish tint at all, just a fantastic phone that makes me feel glad that I finally switched from my torch.
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    Yerp, guess the yellow tint was solved. Haven't seen it.

    But I'm loving mine. Swype was very easy to get to grips with (after coming from a slide out qwerty keyboard), and I agree with Empathy, this is one solid, quality phone.

    And the fluidicity (?) of this thing is just awe-inspiring. Gaining 3600-3700 in the Quadrant (if that amounts to much use for anyone) plus the sound quality is awesome.

    Coming from the LG GW520, I was pretty much flabbergasted by the screen quality. Everything is sharper, clearer. And the colours.. My god, the colours. A bit over-saturated, but I don't mind that.

    I guess the biggest culture shock came from the battery life. I've known for a while that all smartphones suffer from poor battery life, which is why I'd always avoided them (due to being a heavy user), but I can get a good day out of this, and just charge over-night.

    All in all, I couldn't be happier that I'd upgraded to such a phone, and would encourage others to do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duggald View Post
    Yerp, guess the yellow tint was solved. Haven't seen it.

    But I'm loving mine. Swype was very easy to get to grips with (after coming from a slide out qwerty keyboard), and I agree with Empathy, this is one solid, quality phone.

    And the fluidicity (?) of this thing is just awe-inspiring. Gaining 3600-3700 in the Quadrant (if that amounts to much use for anyone) plus the sound quality is awesome.

    Coming from the LG GW520, I was pretty much flabbergasted by the screen quality. Everything is sharper, clearer. And the colours.. My god, the colours. A bit over-saturated, but I don't mind that.

    I guess the biggest culture shock came from the battery life. I've known for a while that all smartphones suffer from poor battery life, which is why I'd always avoided them (due to being a heavy user), but I can get a good day out of this, and just charge over-night.

    All in all, I couldn't be happier that I'd upgraded to such a phone, and would encourage others to do the same.
    Carriers don't have this phone available yet, but it seems that everyone has a GSII. How is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JkdJedi View Post
    Carriers don't have this phone available yet, but it seems that everyone has a GSII. How is that?
    They are buying the European unlocked version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartPhoneTech View Post
    Samsung Galaxy S II review. What are your thoughts on the device? Will it be your next Smartphone? And if so what carrier will you purchase it on? And if you already own this device, how are you liking it?
    I'm still trying to decide if I want this one or wait and see what the iPhone 5 will bring. If the iPhone 5 has LTE for AT&T and the G2 only has 4G when AT&T finally gets it, I will likely go for the iP5.


    BTW, that was a nice review video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I'm still trying to decide if I want this one or wait and see what the iPhone 5 will bring. If the iPhone 5 has LTE for AT&T and the G2 only has 4G when AT&T finally gets it, I will likely go for the iP5.


    BTW, that was a nice review video.
    Rumer is that Verizon will have a Nexus phone by then too. (LTE.. isn't Verizon on LTE)?
    Yes I'd like to see the IPhone 5 as well. Holidays are gonna be great this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I'm still trying to decide if I want this one or wait and see what the iPhone 5 will bring. If the iPhone 5 has LTE for AT&T and the G2 only has 4G when AT&T finally gets it, I will likely go for the iP5.

    BTW, that was a nice review video.
    Ok but don't expect any kind of lte connection from att in your area for a while
    And ip5 isn't going to bring anything new. Same o/s (ios5 isn't that much different except copying a few features from android.) Maybe a bigger screen and better hardware which with ios wont do much anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    They are buying the European unlocked version.
    Hehe, I 'am' European (scottish) . I'm on these forums, and others, to further expand knowledge in the Android platform and what it is capable of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite Busido View Post
    Ok but don't expect any kind of lte connection from att in your area for a while
    And ip5 isn't going to bring anything new. Same o/s (ios5 isn't that much different except copying a few features from android.) Maybe a bigger screen and better hardware which with ios wont do much anyway
    Actually, iOS 5 is very different from past iOS versions with 200 new features. I won't get into copying as I think they all copy each other in some shape or form. As for AT&T not having LTE, you are correct for now, however, I wouldn't say a while as AT&T is scheduled to begin their LTE roll out this Fall. AT&T's 3G network went up very quickly in my area, so I'll just see what happens. I like both Android as well as iOS, so I'm going to wait and see what both platforms have to offer before making my final choice. A lot of the features that Android offers now that I really need I am currently getting now on my iPhone 4 anyway thanks to Jailbreak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duggald View Post
    Hehe, I 'am' European (scottish) . I'm on these forums, and others, to further expand knowledge in the Android platform and what it is capable of.
    This being a multicultural board, I am sure there are people from all over sharing their knowledge here.
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    And actually my phone was imported from Chile apparently not Europe, so the phones are everywhere officially, just no the US...yet..
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