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The hardware specifications are impressive right off the bat, with the Galaxy S ll sporting a 1GHz dual-core Samsung CPU, along with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. The Super AMOLED Plus screen weighs in at an impressive 4.27 inches and looks gorgeous in photos. We can only imagine what this thing is like to hold.
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Software-wise, users will be treated to Google’s Gingerbread version of Android with Samsung’s own TouchWiz (now up to version 4.0 for those keeping track) skin on top. According to Engadget’s Chris Ziegler, this iteration of Samsung’s overlay isn’t as obtrusive as has often been the case in the past, which will come as great news to those looking for a more stock-Android feel.
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The Samsung GALAXY S II has been equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free.

In-depth review with the press release statement and video in source link.

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Edited by IcedEarth - 2/13/11 at 1:13pm
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post #2 of 41
man.. only had Galaxy S phone for around 6months, and they releasing II already >.< can't upgrade for a while lol
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Is there any front facing camera? Looks beastly. I want it.
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No more samsung for me after my Captivate. Lack of software updates, non functional GPS, bad experience overall. HTC ftw!
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex;12373513 
No more samsung for me after my Captivate. Lack of software updates, non functional GPS, bad experience overall. HTC ftw!

Bla bla bla, I've heard that thousand times and still cant figure out what's so hard about going to XDA and get done with it.

The phone itself is best I've ever had and updates isn't exactly something I would expect as it's not promised anywhere, it's bonus for me and XDA handles it anyway, if not manufacturer.

Tell me one helluva big reason why you the phone is bad because you can't get 2.3, it's not like 2.2 or 2.1 is so pre alpha that basic functions hardly work.
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex;12373513 
No more samsung for me after my Captivate. Lack of software updates, non functional GPS, bad experience overall. HTC ftw!

I've already got 2.2 on my Galaxy S from US Cellular. The need for 2.3 over 2.2 is nothing compared to 2.2 from 2.1.
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Originally Posted by timAHH;12373512 
Is there any front facing camera? Looks beastly. I want it.

I think it has a 2mp front camera.

Anyone know the carrier of this phone?
post #8 of 41
if anything, all carriers will probably carry the phone.

Samsung has its bad moments which I am still not over, though the hardware in samsung phones are top notch....except for the GPS issue which was a hardware issue as far as I am concern, they did fix it though in the newer galaxy S after october.

I am extremely looking forward for this phone.
    
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Originally Posted by Nikkeli;12373561 
Bla bla bla, I've heard that thousand times and still cant figure out what's so hard about going to XDA and get done with it.

The phone itself is best I've ever had and updates isn't exactly something I would expect as it's not promised anywhere, it's bonus for me and XDA handles it anyway, if not manufacturer.

Tell me one helluva big reason why you the phone is bad because you can't get 2.3, it's not like 2.2 or 2.1 is so pre alpha that basic functions hardly work.

Have you ever tried any of the high end HTC phones? The build quality on them is second to none. The Captivate feels like a cheap piece of plastic. I've gone through over 8 smartphones in the past year and the Captivate is cannot rank amongst the top few. I had to wait 3 months for the COMMUNITY to develop a working GPS solution. Did Samsung not test their phones before shipping them out? Also, the ROM modding community for Samsung phones is mediocre at best compared to HTC.
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