01-10-2012 03:08 PM
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  1. lynn02's Avatar
    I'm thinking about switching from BB to an Android phone. I'm interested in the SGII and the SGII SR. From what I can tell, the SGII SR has a longer talk time than the SGII. Is it worth it to get the SGII SR just for the talk time? I don't live in an area or will ever be in an area that has LTE. I've read that both phones should get ICS at some point. I'm also curious if either of the Galaxy phones have an notification light.
    12-01-2011 09:43 AM
  2. sailador's Avatar
    I'm thinking about switching from BB to an Android phone. I'm interested in the SGII and the SGII SR. From what I can tell, the SGII SR has a longer talk time than the SGII. Is it worth it to get the SGII SR just for the talk time? I don't live in an area or will ever be in an area that has LTE. I've read that both phones should get ICS at some point. I'm also curious if either of the Galaxy phones have an notification light.
    they dont have notification lights but you can always get noled. IMO, you cant really go wrong with neither of these phones. I am currently using the samsung galaxy s2. This phone is just blazing fast. I converted 4 of my co-workers from Iphone 4 to a Samsung galaxy s2 and they all love it lol
    12-01-2011 09:53 AM
  3. lynn02's Avatar
    Is noled an app? Is it free? I would miss not having a notification light. I know I'll have a little bit of a learning curve going from the BB to Android. I do love my Motorola Xoom tablet though.
    12-01-2011 11:00 AM
  4. sailador's Avatar
    Is noled an app? Is it free? I would miss not having a notification light. I know I'll have a little bit of a learning curve going from the BB to Android. I do love my Motorola Xoom tablet though.
    yes it is an app and it is free on the market. Seriously I think it is better than the led notification. When it flashes you know exactly what kind of message or email you missed
    12-01-2011 07:06 PM
  5. thebizz's Avatar
    Honestly its all personal preference I prefer the smaller size in the sgs2 and the fact that it uses the exynos processor over the quallcom chip plus I suspect it will be easier for Samsung to update the s2 to ics seeing its closer to the original than the skyrocket
    12-02-2011 11:57 AM
  6. lynn02's Avatar
    I've researched a lot over the last couple days. I think I'm just going to have to go and check it out at a store and go from there. I'm excited about it. I don't think I can go wrong with either one.
    12-02-2011 12:34 PM
  7. tunie's Avatar
    I'm thinking about switching from BB to an Android phone. I'm interested in the SGII and the SGII SR. From what I can tell, the SGII SR has a longer talk time than the SGII. Is it worth it to get the SGII SR just for the talk time? I don't live in an area or will ever be in an area that has LTE. I've read that both phones should get ICS at some point. I'm also curious if either of the Galaxy phones have an notification light.
    I switched after 7 years with BB. Battery life is nothing compared to BB, but then with a BB, you can't do as much, and you don't have that -incredible- huge screen. The screen uses a lot of the battery. No notification light still bothers me. I used BeBuzz on my BB. I loved it! I could look at my phone and know exactly who called me just by the notification light. NoLED works, but nothing like the BB led notification light. NoLED flashes colored icons on the screen. Hard to believe Samsung excluded an led notification light from their phones, but not a deal breaker for me. I've gotten used to it. There are some great ideas in here for extending battery life, so that may help. I don't think you can go wrong with either the S2 or SR. You can always upgrade through Costco and take advantage of their 90 day return policy. Their prices are usually much better than some of the stores. 90 days would give you some time to see if the phone will work for you. There may not be a good substitute for actually trying one out.
    12-02-2011 03:17 PM
  8. lynn02's Avatar
    I went and checked out the Galaxy SII and the Sky Rocket. I like the Galaxy SII better. I'm not impressed with the ringtones on the phone. Is there a free app that has better ringtones? I asked the salesman if the phone was quad-band or tri-band. He said it was quad but AT&T's site says tri-band and Samsung I believe said it was quad.
    12-03-2011 11:16 AM
  9. sailador's Avatar
    I went and checked out the Galaxy SII and the Sky Rocket. I like the Galaxy SII better. I'm not impressed with the ringtones on the phone. Is there a free app that has better ringtones? I asked the salesman if the phone was quad-band or tri-band. He said it was quad but AT&T's site says tri-band and Samsung I believe said it was quad.
    lol....ringtones are the last thing you really need to care about. You can get thousand of them with the Zedge app
    12-03-2011 01:05 PM
  10. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    After thoroughly debating between the Original GSII and Skyrocket, I pulled the trigger on the Original GSII. What greatly influenced my decision was the processor. From the reviews I watched on the Skyrocket, the browser just doesn't seem as smooth as the Original. I have heard nothing but amazing things about the Exynos processor.
    12-21-2011 11:15 PM
  11. nonie's Avatar
    Isthe gs2, the sgh i777?
    01-09-2012 08:47 PM
  12. werds's Avatar
    Isthe gs2, the sgh i777?
    For AT&T yes , the i777 is the Samsung Galaxy S II

    After thoroughly debating between the Original GSII and Skyrocket, I pulled the trigger on the Original GSII. What greatly influenced my decision was the processor. From the reviews I watched on the Skyrocket, the browser just doesn't seem as smooth as the Original. I have heard nothing but amazing things about the Exynos processor.
    When I was looking at purchasing there were a few things that pushed my decision to the i777. First was the size factor,even though the OG GS2 is only slightly smaller, that slight difference made it more comfortable for me to single hand browse since I do not have giant hands. Second was the specs were slightly better IMO on the i777. The final reason that pushed me was that just through looking at the various android forums on the web I could see the i777 had far more software support from users. This is a nice bonus that would make noobing it up a lil easier
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    01-09-2012 09:52 PM
  13. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    But now do you want the GSII, the GSII Skyrocket or the GSII Skyrocket HD?

    If this were any other phone than the GSII, I'd be kinda ticked off at AT&T for introducing two new models in under three months.
    01-10-2012 12:04 AM
  14. Entropy's Avatar
    If they didn't name them GSII people wouldn't be so angry - and they should not have named these GSII because NOTHING about the Skyrocket or Skyrocket II is deserving of the name.
    01-10-2012 03:08 PM
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