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  1. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    Its been out now for 2.5 months so lets here how satisfied people are with the device. Has performance improved with the update to 2.3.6? How many jumped to the Skyrocket and noticed a performance difference? Let's here it...
    12-22-2011 10:09 PM
  2. pounder001's Avatar
    Came from an Inspire 4G, liking my GS2
    Too early to tell on 2.3.6, but no complaints so far
    12-22-2011 10:19 PM
  3. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    Came from an Inspire 4G, liking my GS2
    Too early to tell on 2.3.6, but no complaints so far
    Care to compare and contrast the performance between those two devices? I used the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile for a while and experienced quite a lot of lag. I also used the EVO 3D and experienced some stuttering and lag.
    12-22-2011 10:30 PM
  4. jbliv63's Avatar
    Love mine. No complaints, least not after installing JuiceDefender.
    12-23-2011 08:39 AM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Love mine as well, fast great battery life and super stable.
    12-23-2011 09:36 AM
  6. pounder001's Avatar
    Care to compare and contrast the performance between those two devices? I used the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile for a while and experienced quite a lot of lag. I also used the EVO 3D and experienced some stuttering and lag.
    GS2 vs. Inspire 4G My user experience
    Screen, colors, brillance: GS2
    Weight: GS2, Inspire feels like a brick/GS almost feels to light in comparison
    Width: GS2
    Snappiness of OS: GS2
    Battery Life: Slight edge to the GS2 although both stock batteries performed well for me

    I am by no means an expert, but an every day light to medium user who uses his phone to read and send emails, texts, listen to music and surf the web, and FB.
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    12-23-2011 09:48 AM
  7. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    GS2 vs. Inspire 4G My user experience
    Screen, colors, brillance: GS2
    Weight: GS2, Inspire feels like a brick/GS almost feels to light in comparison
    Width: GS2
    Snappiness of OS: GS2
    Battery Life: Slight edge to the GS2 although both stock batteries performed well for me

    I am by no means an expert, but an every day light to medium user who uses his phone to read and send emails, texts, listen to music and surf the web, and FB.
    I just got mine today and can't wait to compare and contrast it to the iPhone 4s.
    12-23-2011 12:18 PM
  8. Lavitapostandroid's Avatar
    I absolutely love mine. I had a Motorola ATRIX and it was a hot mess. My s2 is amazing comparatively.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S II
    12-23-2011 01:47 PM
  9. Mr.Gadget's Avatar
    Love mine!
    12-23-2011 02:14 PM
  10. slvrevoix's Avatar
    Owned---Droid 1 , Droid x, fascinate, incredible 2, charge, infuse, sgsii.

    This phone is the only phone that has been perfect for me. Fast, no hiccups, never a dropped call, this phone just works and I can't wait to buy the next rendition :-)
    12-23-2011 02:14 PM
  11. surf1's Avatar
    I've always had iPhones, and before that Windows phones... I love the SGII. The AT&T version is the best one, perfect size with the 4.3" screen.
    12-23-2011 02:38 PM
  12. dmnall's Avatar
    My i777 is my second android phone, previous was my Captivate and all I can say the Captivate was a great phone once it had an i9000 rom, the sgs2 i777 is a great device whether it is stock or custom f/w. Never did my phone lag at all, the only lag problems was with one app *maildroid pro 2.22*, got rid of it and went back to 2.19 works perfectly. My phone did fail to get the latest ota of uckk6 but I resolved that by installing UnNamed 2.1.1 and now on UnNamed 2.2.1 and still getting 18 - 30+ hours of battery life. Today I have made it to 19.5 hours on moderate to heavy usage so, a win in my book for uckk6 UnNamed build. Now all the phone needs is a solid build of ICS and it will be perfect!

    HTH,
    Charlie
    12-23-2011 05:41 PM
  13. derande's Avatar
    I am completely satisfied with my GS2.
    12-23-2011 07:22 PM
  14. Blackjack55345's Avatar
    Completely satisfied as well. Came from a Samsung Focus (Windows Phone 7). Of course I miss some things from Windows Phone 7, but I'm very satisfied with this phone. 4.3 inch screen seems to be the sweet spot.
    12-23-2011 10:02 PM
  15. cobra302's Avatar
    I got mine 2 days ago. Very nice phone. My only gripe has been the battery life. I'm only using wifi, and just letting it sit and getting very poor usage.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12-23-2011 11:14 PM
  16. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    I was very close to satisfied, but the 2.3.6 update has dropped the love by a few notches.
    12-23-2011 11:42 PM
  17. latz333's Avatar
    I came from a Blackberry Torch and performed a lot of research before I settled on the SGII. I have to say that I am very happy with my decision and have asked myself "what took so long" a number of times in the past four weeks. Android took some getting used to but the SGII is an amazing device. It is everything I hoped it would be and more.
    12-24-2011 06:34 AM
  18. mcl5000's Avatar
    I was very close to satisfied, but the 2.3.6 update has dropped the love by a few notches.
    I absolutely loved this phone until I updated to 2.3.6.

    Assuming Samsung fixes the insane battery drain, I'll be back to loving it. Recommend it to anybody I know in the market for a new phone. Just don't update it.
    12-25-2011 07:43 PM
  19. Shermdiggity's Avatar
    I absolutely love my phone. I purchased on release day...October 2nd and have been happy ever since. I did detour for about 2 days when the Skyrocket came out. I traded in and got the Skyrocket, but I just didn't like it as much as the original. Reasonable minds can disagree, but the Skyrocket did not feel as quick and light as the original and the 4.5 inch screen really did make a difference for me. So, i went back to the SGSII and have been in love ever since.

    At first my battery life was not great, but a few things fixed that. 1) i gave the battery time to wear in...that took about a week 2) I took the advice of many people here and changed some settings like turning off background sync and 3) I downloaded Juice Defender and bought the ultimate version.....this has made a huge difference. I can go all day with very heavy usage, 24 hours with medium usage and 36 hours with light to medium usage.

    I love this phone. It is by far the best one I've owned and I'll look to purchase the next version when available.
    12-25-2011 11:42 PM
  20. eban44's Avatar
    Am I missing something about Juice Defender? When I used it, I hated it. All it did was turn off my mobile network when it was in my pocket. Which means I couldn't get phone calls, txt, etc unless I unlocked the phone. What is the point in that? Why would I carry a phone around that in theory doesn't get signal???

    Please clarify, if I am missing something.


    I absolutely love my phone. I purchased on release day...October 2nd and have been happy ever since. I did detour for about 2 days when the Skyrocket came out. I traded in and got the Skyrocket, but I just didn't like it as much as the original. Reasonable minds can disagree, but the Skyrocket did not feel as quick and light as the original and the 4.5 inch screen really did make a difference for me. So, i went back to the SGSII and have been in love ever since.

    At first my battery life was not great, but a few things fixed that. 1) i gave the battery time to wear in...that took about a week 2) I took the advice of many people here and changed some settings like turning off background sync and 3) I downloaded Juice Defender and bought the ultimate version.....this has made a huge difference. I can go all day with very heavy usage, 24 hours with medium usage and 36 hours with light to medium usage.

    I love this phone. It is by far the best one I've owned and I'll look to purchase the next version when available.
    12-26-2011 02:51 AM
  21. surf1's Avatar
    Am I missing something about Juice Defender? When I used it, I hated it.
    Curious about that too as when I searched online, found thread after thread and post all around about how to avoid juice defender, but then one in awhile you see someone loving it. Makes no sense lol?
    12-26-2011 10:47 AM
  22. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    Well I powered on my SGSII today and was completely blown away by the screen. WOW doesn't even begin to describe it. I am very glad I went with this model over the Skyrocket. This device blows every Android device I've ever used right out of the water with its performance. ZERO LAG. Its also the perfect size. I think 4.5" is a tad too big.
    12-26-2011 05:23 PM
  23. Vetdoctor's Avatar
    Coming to the SGII from am Evo I'm not thrilled. The colors on the screen are cartoonish and harsh. The text on the screen lacks the refinement of the Evo and blurs when I scroll. Vlingo is a pain, if I keep the phone I'll root and delete it.

    I like a lot of Touchwiz but miss the elegant cut and paste of Sense (lost that when I rooted and went to Cyanogenmod). Perhaps the interface I'd faster that Cyanogen on the Evo. Certainly the typing is. I plan to go back and look at the Inspire and Vivid and dither about changing.
    12-26-2011 08:26 PM
  24. runtohell121's Avatar
    I totally love the phone since day 1. I got it on release day... but my main issue and still haven't figure out what is causing the battery drain.. my phone drains about 4%-8% per hour with screen off.. :/
    12-26-2011 08:32 PM
  25. Vetdoctor's Avatar
    Last post from my , so I thought I'd try from the galaxy. Certainly the Swype keyboard is much faster (faster processor, but fewer programs too) I picked the galaxy for ability to root. Inspire and vivid are harder and impossible, respectively.
    12-26-2011 08:37 PM
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