11-13-2011 09:25 AM
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  1. gohangel's Avatar
    I need help choosing any ideas and is there a place i can see specs side by side?
    11-06-2011 01:01 PM
  2. planoman's Avatar
    Go to an Att store. They have a chart with the differences. I was surpriaed at how light it is. Lighter than my atrix 2 I believe.
    11-06-2011 01:07 PM
  3. SteveISU's Avatar
    How's it feel? Larger? Cheap? Kinda liked the textured back on the S2.
    11-06-2011 01:23 PM
  4. gohangel's Avatar
    THing is best buy has the gs2 for $150 and att has the skyrocket for $150 here in ny hmm and i wanna decide before they up the price of the skyrocket.
    11-06-2011 01:49 PM
  5. Dmunjal's Avatar
    I live in SF. I think if you live in the 9 LTE zones or will get it by the end of the year, go for the skyrocket. I've heard LA, SF, and NYC will get it before the end of the year.
    11-06-2011 02:29 PM
  6. gohangel's Avatar
    oh ok also do you think the qualcom processor will make or break this phone?
    11-06-2011 02:37 PM
  7. Dmunjal's Avatar
    I think the Exynos will perform better with benchmarks. But for me, I use the browser and go through lots of content online. I enjoy my SGS2 on Wifi more than on 3G so I expect that LTE will feel snappier even with a slower processor.
    11-06-2011 03:06 PM
  8. shootthis's Avatar
    I have had the OGSGSII for 2 weeks now. I went into the At&t store today and spent an
    hour doing benchmarks, web browsing, watching YouTube videos, taking photos, and
    generally putting the phone through all of the tasks I would through normal daily use.
    I would have to say, coming from the Captivate running serendipity, when I starting
    using the OGSGSII, I had that "Holy Crap, this phone is so much faster" feeling.
    After using the Skyrocket for an hour, I had mixed feelings. In some areas, it was
    just fine. Putting both phones through the same tasks, side by side, I did notice
    the Skyrocket was a touch slower than the OGSGSII. I would notice the lag in
    scrolling through home screens, Web browsing on Wifi after the page has loaded
    completely. I played the same Youtube video on both devices and the Skyrocket
    was about half a second ahead of the OGSGSII. By the end of the video, the OGSGSII
    was about a half second ahead of the Skyrocket. I put the cameras together and moved
    them around the room quickly to see how smoothly they adjusted to the differences
    in exposure and focus. The OGSGSII was just faster. That was clear. I know that
    Benchmarks don't mean much to most in everyday use, but I usually get around 3275
    to 3290 in quadrant. With the Skyrocket, I was getting anywhere from 1700's to
    3100's. My biggest gripe with the Skyrocket was the fuzzy screen. After looking at the
    OGSGSII screen for 2 weeks, the Skyrocket screen was definitely not as sharp due to
    the same 480x800 resolution on the larger screen. Without a side by side comparison,
    the lag would not be such a big deal, but when my captivate on Serendipity "felt" faster,
    That's not a good thing. Like most people, I want my new phone to blow me away, not
    just feel like the same phone with a larger screen and better camera. LTE is exciting though.
    HSPA+ has been doing the job in Los Angeles at least. The back of the phone had a smooth
    battery door. It was a touch thicker and a bit heavier. Nothing too bad to note as a minus though.
    it ultimately comes down to personal preference and these are just my thoughts and feeling.
    I am attaching some screenshots from the Skyrocket. I have two weeks to return my OGSGSII
    if I wanted to. After tonight, Something else would have to come out to make that happen.
    11-08-2011 10:46 PM
  9. skyrocket1979's Avatar
    Getting consistent 30 mbps downloads and 11 mbps uploads here in Houston on LTE. Fastest I have ever seen. One speedtest jumped up to 43 mbps
    11-09-2011 04:57 PM
  10. planoman's Avatar
    I have had the OGSGSII for 2 weeks now. I went into the At&t store today and spent an
    hour doing benchmarks, web browsing, watching YouTube videos, taking photos, and
    generally putting the phone through all of the tasks I would through normal daily use.
    I would have to say, coming from the Captivate running serendipity, when I starting
    using the OGSGSII, I had that "Holy Crap, this phone is so much faster" feeling.
    After using the Skyrocket for an hour, I had mixed feelings. In some areas, it was
    just fine. Putting both phones through the same tasks, side by side, I did notice
    the Skyrocket was a touch slower than the OGSGSII. I would notice the lag in
    scrolling through home screens, Web browsing on Wifi after the page has loaded
    completely. I played the same Youtube video on both devices and the Skyrocket
    was about half a second ahead of the OGSGSII. By the end of the video, the OGSGSII
    was about a half second ahead of the Skyrocket. I put the cameras together and moved
    them around the room quickly to see how smoothly they adjusted to the differences
    in exposure and focus. The OGSGSII was just faster. That was clear. I know that
    Benchmarks don't mean much to most in everyday use, but I usually get around 3275
    to 3290 in quadrant. With the Skyrocket, I was getting anywhere from 1700's to
    3100's. My biggest gripe with the Skyrocket was the fuzzy screen. After looking at the
    OGSGSII screen for 2 weeks, the Skyrocket screen was definitely not as sharp due to
    the same 480x800 resolution on the larger screen. Without a side by side comparison,
    the lag would not be such a big deal, but when my captivate on Serendipity "felt" faster,
    That's not a good thing. Like most people, I want my new phone to blow me away, not
    just feel like the same phone with a larger screen and better camera. LTE is exciting though.
    HSPA+ has been doing the job in Los Angeles at least. The back of the phone had a smooth
    battery door. It was a touch thicker and a bit heavier. Nothing too bad to note as a minus though.
    it ultimately comes down to personal preference and these are just my thoughts and feeling.
    I am attaching some screenshots from the Skyrocket. I have two weeks to return my OGSGSII
    if I wanted to. After tonight, Something else would have to come out to make that happen.
    I have the SR and had the SGSII for 3 weeks before returning. I also have an Atrix 2 with a qHD 4.3 inch screen with 960 x 540 resolution so it has a much higher resolution than either Samsung. I switch between both often and I have no issues going from my Atrix 2 to the SR and the difference between the SGSII and the SR is minimal IMHO. Not like the Sammy's have high resolution on either...lol!

    I think the SR screen looks fine!
    11-09-2011 07:25 PM
  11. Johnny D's Avatar
    After looking at both phones in the store... IMO.. The 2mpxl front facing camera is better to have on the skyrocket and it let's you do self video messages.... The regular S2's front camera is 1.3mpxl and only let's you takes self photos to send to others. If you do, or are going to do alot of video chat I would go with the skyrocket. Quadrant scores are good enough on both. That shouldn't be a deal breaker... Just my two cents.
    11-10-2011 05:58 AM
  12. verks's Avatar
    After looking at both phones in the store... IMO.. The 2mpxl front facing camera is better to have on the skyrocket and it let's you do self video messages.... The regular S2's front camera is 1.3mpxl and only let's you takes self photos to send to others. If you do, or are going to do alot of video chat I would go with the skyrocket. Quadrant scores are good enough on both. That shouldn't be a deal breaker... Just my two cents.
    The regular GS2 has a 2mp front camera not 1.3.
    11-10-2011 07:40 AM
  13. ezcobar411's Avatar
    I just purchased the skyrocket. I was able to get an unlimited 4G LTE personal plan, so I decided to jump on it while they were still offering the deal to my company. I'll likely suspend or cancel my old line in a month or two. I just need to see if I can transfer the number from that line to this one...
    11-10-2011 07:43 AM
  14. planoman's Avatar
    After looking at both phones in the store... IMO.. The 2mpxl front facing camera is better to have on the skyrocket and it let's you do self video messages.... The regular S2's front camera is 1.3mpxl and only let's you takes self photos to send to others. If you do, or are going to do alot of video chat I would go with the skyrocket. Quadrant scores are good enough on both. That shouldn't be a deal breaker... Just my two cents.
    The cameras and video cameras on both phones are the same and can do the same things. However, if you are in a LTE area the video chat will be amazing! I used Tango on LTE with my Kids who were on their ipads on wifi and the connection was amazing!
    11-10-2011 08:25 AM
  15. chmcke01's Avatar
    How is the GPS on both devices? I have read that it is good on the Skyrocket, how about the original SGS2?
    11-10-2011 09:36 AM
  16. Dranakin's Avatar
    How is the GPS on both devices? I have read that it is good on the Skyrocket, how about the original SGS2?
    Personally, I had worse GPS signals on the original SGS2. It's been perfect on the SR for me.
    11-10-2011 10:08 AM
  17. Creek's Avatar
    Personally, I had worse GPS signals on the original SGS2. It's been perfect on the SR for me.
    +1
    11-10-2011 08:36 PM
  18. Dawgsoverrebs's Avatar
    I had the OGGSII for exactly 30 days and was able to just squeak by under the return period. (I also sell them both as an authorized retailer). I would say hands down go with the Skyrocket it feels like the exact same phone while using the sofware but to have LTE is just to much to pass up on. My only concern when holding the 2 together was that the OG seemed to have a hair sharper screen/colors which only makes since considering the extra size of the SR. Although bigger, the SR feels better in the hand than the OG because it has more rounded edges.
    11-11-2011 06:09 PM
  19. SteveISU's Avatar
    Holy crap is this thing awesome!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII LTE
    11-12-2011 04:21 PM
  20. planoman's Avatar
    Holy crap is this thing awesome!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII LTE
    Congrats on picking it up! Looks like you changed your device!
    11-12-2011 04:43 PM
  21. SteveISU's Avatar
    Congrats on picking it up! Looks like you changed your device!
    Glad i returned the OG

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII LTE
    11-12-2011 05:51 PM
  22. chmcke01's Avatar
    Glad i returned the OG

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII LTE
    You may have already said this, but are you in an LTE area? Would you have still traded or OG SGS2 for the Skyrocket if you weren't in an LTE area?

    I am eligible for upgrade on December 1st so I will have misses most of these good sales and will probably end up paying full price unless I wait until closer to Christmas. So, Walmart has the OG for $149 and the Skyrocket for $199. For $50, I would rather just go with the better device (if the Skyrocket is the better device) but LTE won't play a role because it will probably be quite a while before LTE is implemented in my state at all (Kentucky) but I will be eligible for upgrade again before we have it where I live because I live in a rural area.

    So, my main question is whether you would still have traded for the Skyrocket if you wouldn't get LTE in your area for another 2 years anyway?
    11-12-2011 07:59 PM
  23. SteveISU's Avatar
    I'm in Chicago so yeah I'm in an LTE area. If I wasn't with no plans of getting it, I would have kept the OG. There are minor differences between the two aside from connection.


    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII LTE
    11-12-2011 08:25 PM
  24. chmcke01's Avatar
    I'm in Chicago so yeah I'm in an LTE area. If I wasn't with no plans of getting it, I would have kept the Oh. There are minor differences between the two aside from connection.


    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII LTE
    OK, I was leaning towards the original, but who better to ask which is better than someone who has had both? lol.

    I guess because I we are not in an LTE area but I haven't even been able to find a display model of the Skyrocket in my area even at the AT&T store. The guys at Walmart and Radio Shack said they had never even heard of the Skyrocket.
    11-12-2011 08:33 PM
  25. wickedstitch's Avatar
    I just got my Skyrocket today. I have a bit of a learning curve since I just left CrackBerry land.
    11-12-2011 10:36 PM
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