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post #21 of 32
How exactly? I want this phone so bad but I'm going to have to settle for the Sensation tomorrow because Samsung can't get it's **** together in time(or release an international version that works with T-Mobile 3G/4G)
     
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post #22 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by xisintheend View Post
US carriers each make a different version of the phone so we will have 4-5 different versions of the "Samsung Galaxy S II". Personally I would rather wait for the iPhone 5, sure it runs iOS instead of android but at least it isn't samsung garbage and support. I am a Samsung Galaxy S owner.

Personally though, the HTC Evo 3D > iphone and galaxy s 2 combined.
You know the iPhone4 is a (slower/weaker) Galaxy S with a different screen and casing, right?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sovietskikih View Post
I despise Samsung anything. Terrible company, terrible customer support, terrible treatment of android's performance with their UI encrapments.
Why would you buy an Android phone to run it stock? If you want the manufacturer to tell you what to use, buy an iPhone.
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post #23 of 32
Maybe the release of the carrier branded phones will drop prices on the unlocked SII? I mean, AT&T would let me upgrade, but then I'm yet again renewing a contract, and it's also possible they wont detect the unlocked SII as a smartphone and then I'd be able to get $10 unlimited data...Who knows... I can be patient.
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post #24 of 32
Got the S 2 last week and definitely the best large screen smartphone currently available (I was considering few others - evo 3d, optimus 2x, optimus 3, sensation but this S 2 had better reviews and I'm so glad I got it).

Few quick tips for the phone after using and tweaking it for a couple days - obvious for most but since some are complaining about Samsung stock software - I think it's worth posting:

1) Get other ROM. I got Lightning from XDA and it's fab and fast, got % battery and very nice looking theme

2) Get decent launcher - Launcher Pro is really good, comes with above ROM. Built-in Gmail and message widget are recommended. Home screen & 3d app screen scrolling transitions are really eye catching.

3) Get Advanced Clock Pro widget - lots of information in little space

4) Get Root Uninstaller - this way you can uninstall (or freeze) unwanted stock apps.
Plenty of them is running all the time (like Yahoo, Samsung e-mail client, social hub, etc), this way you can free more RAM (I'm down to ~200MB used now) and have less services running = more battery life

5) Battery life - this is big - watch out for Google maps - if you have location service or lattitude it's services will run constantly and will eat up battery fast. You'll be surprised how longer you can get without it.

- Without the process running
12h on standby with occasional little browsing - 11% used

- With the process running
12h on standby with occasional little browsing - over 28% used

Tested on 3G, no Wi-Fi/BT, constant gmail pull through LauncherPro widget and 1h weather check interval through Advanced Clock Pro.

6) Get Smart Keyboard Pro - miles better than stock or swype

7) If you look for a leather case, get "Samsung Executive Galaxy S 2" from Amazon. I got few others but this is the best, is genuine Samsung, cost ~£10 it's very good quality and really thin - unlike others - please note it looks different than stock photo - much better in real life, holds phone securely, have cut outs for the camera and headset jack, closes through tiny magnetic strip at the top (not tongue). Only downside is no cutout for the charging/usb port.

I've yet to see any lag on this phone. So far everything is super snappy, pretty amazing how much tech they've squeezed into so thin and light phone (thinner and lighter than anything else that size).

And did I mention the amazing screen?

Previously I've had HTC Touch Pro 2 - now I'm android believer
    
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post #25 of 32
You know the iPhone is King when people are touting competing products as "iPhone killer".
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 6/13/11 at 1:21am
post #26 of 32
Am I the only person not to be interested in any of the current high end smartphones like the Galaxy II S or the iPhone 4?

I have a Nokia N900 which runs on Maemo (mobile version of Linux) and I love it very much. It would be very hard for me to adapt if I were going to change to Android. I can't live with a phone that has no physical keyboard, the N900 has one and it's very lovely, and Maemo is an open OS as open as you can get, maybe more open than Android.
I know that my phone lacks multitouch and it has a resistive screen (it's the best resistive screen currently made though) but I don't care for any of those.
My N900 is currently overclocked from 600MHz max to 1100MHz max.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
You know the iPhone is the most widely recognized smartphone around when people are touting competing products as "iPhone killer".
Fixed that for you.
    
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Wish it had a higher res panel. Oh well.
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post #29 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
You know the iPhone is King when people are touting competing products as "iPhone killer".
This, since 07 people have been chasing the iphone ever since.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post
This, since 07 people have been chasing the iphone ever since.
it is king in sales only.
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