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I'm looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy SII somewhere online but without a contract or "Unlocked" version if you will. I'm in the market for a new camera, gps, and might as well upgrade from this older phone while I'm at it.

But I can't seem to find a good deal online. Or actually can't really find a seller for it at all online :/ I don't want to spend more than $320 or so for it. It's going to be used with www.ting.com so technically sprints network. They have some for sale under "Used Devices" but I'll shell out the extra $25-40 on a $300+ device for a new one over the used cost they advertise.

Can anyone help me? Please don't link to the "Amazon International Version Samsung Galaxy SII", as the negative reviews aren't for the phone but the seller which I'm not willing to chance.

Also I would REALLY prefer white color if possible over black. But if it must be black I can deal with it.
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I'm looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy SII somewhere online but without a contract or "Unlocked" version if you will. I'm in the market for a new camera, gps, and might as well upgrade from this older phone while I'm at it.

But I can't seem to find a good deal online. Or actually can't really find a seller for it at all online :/ I don't want to spend more than $320 or so for it. It's going to be used with www.ting.com so technically sprints network. They have some for sale under "Used Devices" but I'll shell out the extra $25-40 on a $300+ device for a new one over the used cost they advertise.

Can anyone help me? Please don't link to the "Amazon International Version Samsung Galaxy SII", as the negative reviews aren't for the phone but the seller which I'm not willing to chance.

Also I would REALLY prefer white color if possible over black. But if it must be black I can deal with it.

I know it's not white, but..

Newegg - Galaxy S II

there's also the SII Skyrocket which is white and has a slightly bigger screen and faster CPU -

Newegg - Galaxy S II Skyrocket
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Actually, the Exynos in the i9100 Galaxy S II is faster than the Skyrocket version (Snapdragon). The Skyrocket has a 4.5" screen, which is larger than the 4.3" screen in the i9100, but the resolutions are the same.

Another thing, the i9100 features a better GPU as well, the Mali-400MP vs the Skyrocket's Adreno 220.

The only advantage the Skyrocket has is LTE.
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Actually, the Exynos in the i9100 Galaxy S II is faster than the Skyrocket version (Snapdragon). The Skyrocket has a 4.5" screen, which is larger than the 4.3" screen in the i9100, but the resolutions are the same.

Another thing, the i9100 features a better GPU as well, the Mali-400MP vs the Skyrocket's Adreno 220.

The only advantage the Skyrocket has is LTE.

Kinda figured the hardware was different, shame on me for not researching first tongue.gif
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My local best buy has the SII (no skyrocket) for $60...
    
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It's going to be used with www.ting.com so technically sprints network...
Did no one read this part?

The phone models that everyone has linked/talked about in this thread (except ting's used phone selection) WILL NOT work with ting.

OP: Since you're using a CDMA network, your choices (and therefore price freedom) and non-existent. CDMA sucks and you cannot buy international/unlocked versions of these phones due to provisioning problems and the fact that international phones are only* GSM and unlocked in the main sense usually only applies to GSM phones.

And honestly, the easiest route is to buy a used phone from ting, as you'll know for sure it isn't A) incompatible, and B) blacklisted on sprint's network.

*you can find world phones that work with sprint and verizon, but you have to buy them through each carrier respectively.
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Did no one read this part?

The phone models that everyone has linked/talked about in this thread (except ting's used phone selection) WILL NOT work with ting.

OP: Since you're using a CDMA network, your choices (and therefore price freedom) and non-existent. CDMA sucks and you cannot buy international/unlocked versions of these phones due to provisioning problems and the fact that international phones are only* GSM and unlocked in the main sense usually only applies to GSM phones.

And honestly, the easiest route is to buy a used phone from ting, as you'll know for sure it isn't A) incompatible, and B) blacklisted on sprint's network.

*you can find world phones that work with sprint and verizon, but you have to buy them through each carrier respectively.

Oh, yeah. Didn't even see that part.
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Originally Posted by iDuskFang View Post

It's going to be used with www.ting.com so technically sprints network...
Did no one read this part?

The phone models that everyone has linked/talked about in this thread (except ting's used phone selection) WILL NOT work with ting.

OP: Since you're using a CDMA network, your choices (and therefore price freedom) and non-existent. CDMA sucks and you cannot buy international/unlocked versions of these phones due to provisioning problems and the fact that international phones are only* GSM and unlocked in the main sense usually only applies to GSM phones.

And honestly, the easiest route is to buy a used phone from ting, as you'll know for sure it isn't A) incompatible, and B) blacklisted on sprint's network.

*you can find world phones that work with sprint and verizon, but you have to buy them through each carrier respectively.

Haha alright. Thanks for your guys help!
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