10-03-2011 11:56 PM
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  1. Zorachus's Avatar
    Wondering if the ATT Galaxy S2 is the exact same size as the popular international version ? With it being 4.3" screen size and said to follow the original design closely, was wondering if the cases already available for the Galaxy S2 will fit the ATT version ?

    Also how is ATT service in Chicago ? I am not too happy with Sprint's turtle slow network, it has really gone down this year On average 3G is like 200k/sec for me, and 4G is a HUGE battery killer, and if I can lock on to it, I might get 2mb/sec if I am lucky. And the phone connection sucks indoors.

    I also like how ATT is getting the 4.3" size, I think 4.5" is a tad too large, and the same res at 4.3" should look sharper than spread across 4.5", plus ATT's is the thinnest of the bunch which is cool too.
    09-05-2011 01:08 PM
  2. beandoc's Avatar
    I would like to add onto this question, for any of those who might answer it... Is there anything officially stating that the AT&T (or any of the other US carriers, for that matter) GSII has Gorilla Glass?
    09-05-2011 01:13 PM
  3. Broheemster's Avatar
    I would like to add onto this question, for any of those who might answer it... Is there anything officially stating that the AT&T (or any of the other US carriers, for that matter) GSII has Gorilla Glass?
    From Corning Gorilla Glass site itself, doesn't get more official than this. They list every product they've made GG for.

    CORNING GORILLA GLASS | SAMSUNG

    While it doesn't say for U.S. , we can all pretty much agree that they wouldn't change that part of their assembly since they've used it in their tabs and original galaxy phones. BJ Kang, senior manager of Samsung Electronics said, “Advanced display technology plays a crucial role in meeting consumers’ growing expectations on high-end mobile devices, especially smartphones. Corning’s Gorilla glass has helped maximize Galaxy S’s unique smartphone features by enabling a high-quality touch display.”

    If it has to be know for certain then we'll just have to wait to read the manual when our versions release.
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    09-05-2011 02:16 PM
  4. boondoc's Avatar
    the main difference hardware wise is that ATT's gs2 has NFC
    09-05-2011 03:46 PM
  5. Broheemster's Avatar
    It looks to me as if they have the exact same physical dimensions from the side by side pics between AT&T and international version.
    Samsung Galaxy S II family portrait, plus one in a box -- Engadget

    Also video, (AT&T vs international 1:08)
    Galaxy S II for Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile hands-on (video) -- Engadget
    09-05-2011 04:22 PM
  6. brandogg's Avatar
    What do you mean by international? I fixed (water damage) the Korean version for a guy the other day, and it has a button right in the center of the bottom under the glass...that's not present on any of the versions in the US.
    09-05-2011 09:58 PM
  7. jdm4u's Avatar
    What do you mean by international? I fixed (water damage) the Korean version for a guy the other day, and it has a button right in the center of the bottom under the glass...that's not present on any of the versions in the US.
    That would be the international version, the one with the button.
    09-05-2011 10:04 PM
  8. I Monarch's Avatar
    It looks to be the only difference between the AT&T version and the unlocked, international version is the home button, three button layout for int'l, and the Americanized four-button Android layout for AT&T. Everything else is nearly identical.
    09-05-2011 10:44 PM
  9. eewhiz's Avatar
    IMHO, I bet the reason for the center button to disappear is because of the ongoing design patent litigation. 4 button is another distinction away from iPhone design.
    09-06-2011 05:06 AM
  10. foxbat121's Avatar
    Nothing to do with patent dispute. AT&T Captivate doesn't have the home button like its international version of Galaxy S. It's purely a style choice from AT&T.

    The international version of SGS2 have quad band 3 G while AT&T version only has tri-band.
    09-06-2011 06:46 AM
  11. beandoc's Avatar
    Upon inspecting the Samsung website, it looks like the thickness differs between the two models. The ATT version is 8.89 mm, while the international version is 8.49 mm.
    09-06-2011 07:18 AM
  12. Zorachus's Avatar
    My main question in this thread, was size. It looks like the ATT version will be near identical to the international version already out, that has a good selection of accessories, and cases. Would a case for the international version fit this new ATT Galaxy S2 ?
    09-06-2011 07:57 AM
  13. Zorachus's Avatar
    Upon inspecting the Samsung website, it looks like the thickness differs between the two models. The ATT version is 8.89 mm, while the international version is 8.49 mm.
    Sorry did not see your post before I made mine. So the international is even thinner than the ATT version, which I thought was the thinnest ? Because the AT&T variant which has the same screen size and battery size as the original, is still not as thin as the original (8.89 mm versus 8.49). Wonder why they couldn't make it identical?
    09-06-2011 08:45 AM
  14. beandoc's Avatar
    Sorry did not see your post before I made mine. So the international is even thinner than the ATT version, which I thought was the thinnest ? Because the AT&T variant which has the same screen size and battery size as the original, is still not as thin as the original (8.89 mm versus 8.49). Wonder why they couldn't make it identical?
    No problem. I would hate for something stupid like .4mm screw up case options, etc.
    09-06-2011 09:39 AM
  15. mpazevedo's Avatar
    No problem. I would hate for something stupid like .4mm screw up case options, etc.
    The reason for the difference in thickness is for the NFC. The new SGSII coming out for South Korea for instance are NFC's and they are the same thickness or close (8.9mm).
    09-06-2011 12:40 PM
  16. beandoc's Avatar
    If that is true, the extra thickness is definitely welcome!
    09-06-2011 06:48 PM
  17. wanta sii's Avatar

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Not the same...

    Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S II Tough hard case by Case-Mate

    Fits the Canadian and International Samsung Galaxy S II. Please check back at a later time for information on the US version and fit.
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    09-08-2011 04:55 PM
  18. JkdJedi's Avatar
    Upon inspecting the Samsung website, it looks like the thickness differs between the two models. The ATT version is 8.89 mm, while the international version is 8.49 mm.
    That's a BUMMER!

    Sent from my DROIDX
    09-13-2011 07:16 PM
  19. JkdJedi's Avatar
    The reason for the difference in thickness is for the NFC. The new SGSII coming out for South Korea for instance are NFC's and they are the same thickness or close (8.9mm).
    NFC?

    Sent from my DROIDX
    09-13-2011 07:16 PM
  20. nbell978's Avatar
    nfc = near field communication... basically allows you to use your phone instead of swiping your credit card to purchase things at stores.
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    09-13-2011 07:50 PM
  21. JkdJedi's Avatar
    nfc = near field communication... basically allows you to use your phone instead of swiping your credit card to purchase things at stores.
    Now that's worth the extra girth! Nice.

    Sent from my DROIDX
    09-13-2011 08:11 PM
  22. Mr_Armageddon's Avatar
    I volunteer to be a guinea pig, as I have already purchased two cases for the International version of the Galaxy S II in hopes that they will work with the AT&T version. Picked up the Incipio NGP semi-rigid case, and some other cheap TPU skin case from Amazon.

    Hopefully the 0.4mm won't make a difference. If it does, I will probably just pick up the BodyGlove Mirage cases that AT&T sells at their stores. I have one on my Captivate, and one on the wife's Infuse, and they are great cases. Now just need to official go ahead from AT&T so I can (hopefully) pick one up on Sunday the 18th.
    09-14-2011 05:43 PM
  23. nyc_rock's Avatar
    The lack of home button is a mistake. I enjoy being able to wake up the phone with the physical home button. Its a big phone and reaching up to the power button can be a pain. Long press of the menu button brings up search. Never missed the dedicated search button.
    09-15-2011 07:54 AM
  24. Jack Mafu's Avatar
    Hi ppl i got a galaxy s2 gt i9100 internacional version with my carrier in PR...CLARO have been selling this baby months ago from june i think, my cell is the chile version and i just say they change a lot w the usa version but your carrier dont day that the best version is the one w the nvidia and then the korean onw the exynos now the tm going to use a qualcoom ship they change lot of component in matter of economy and in the matter of case iam using a otterbox commuter and feel great

    Enviado desde mi GT-I9100 usando Tapatalk
    09-15-2011 08:08 AM
  25. JkdJedi's Avatar
    Hi ppl i got a galaxy s2 gt i9100 internacional version with my carrier in PR...CLARO have been selling this baby months ago from june i think, my cell is the chile version and i just say they change a lot w the usa version but your carrier dont day that the best version is the one w the nvidia and then the korean onw the exynos now the tm going to use a qualcoom ship they change lot of component in matter of economy and in the matter of case iam using a otterbox commuter and feel great

    Enviado desde mi GT-I9100 usando Tapatalk
    Benchmarks have shown the Exynos chip to be superior, in the 3500 range on Quadrant scores, none of the other chips have come close to that.

    Sent from my DROIDX
    09-15-2011 11:27 AM
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