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upgraded from a Samsung Captivate to a Galaxy S2

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so far im really unimpressed. its got a bigger screen, but beyond that i just don't see any major improvements. (probobly since they both run android 2.3) the internet speeds seem about the same (terrible) despite the "4g" (at&t)

what kinds of tricks/apps/widgets should i look into to make this phone shine like everyone says it does. right now its just a clunkier, slightly less laggy version of my old phone
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O.o I upgraded from a Captivate to an Atrix and I noticed a huge difference. The extra ram and dual-core make a huge difference in multitasking. I can switch from app to app with no lags whatsoever. With the Captivate, the phone would run out of ram and start lagging. You can try flashing a custom rom, but if you cannot notice the immediate difference in responsiveness....

And ofc the internet speeds would be the same. "4g" uses the same network as 3g, so why would it be any faster? Sure, the phone supports a higher download speed, but their 3g network isn't nearly fast enough to saturate even the 3g phones. If you wanted faster speeds, you have to look at the LTE version of the GS2, the Skyrocket.
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Re: upgraded from a Samsung Captivate to a Galaxy S2

Unfortunately most of the stock firmware that comes with android phones these days is pretty terrible. It sucks for the average end user, but there is a world of difference even if you flash a custom GB rom. The overall snappiness and battery life will improve, much more so if you go ICS. You get shafted extra since you are on American carrier with official updates.

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Edited by Velathawen - 3/21/12 at 8:53pm
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Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post

O.o I upgraded from a Captivate to an Atrix and I noticed a huge difference. The extra ram and dual-core make a huge difference in multitasking. I can switch from app to app with no lags whatsoever. With the Captivate, the phone would run out of ram and start lagging. You can try flashing a custom rom, but if you cannot notice the immediate difference in responsiveness....
And ofc the internet speeds would be the same. "4g" uses the same network as 3g, so why would it be any faster? Sure, the phone supports a higher download speed, but their 3g network isn't nearly fast enough to saturate even the 3g phones. If you wanted faster speeds, you have to look at the LTE version of the GS2, the Skyrocket.


i didnt know android could multitask. seems like 90% of the time when i open an app, all the previously opened ones either go back to their default screen or just 'restart' all together, lol. i miss that aspect of my blackberry, fast app-switching, without worry
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