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Craig Horlacher
10-05-2011, 06:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://androinica.com/2011/10/att-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-review/' target='_blank'>http://androinica.com/2011/10/att-s...xy-s-ii-review/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"If you know anything about the Samsung Galaxy S phones, then you already know about its world-renowned&nbsp;reputation of amazing displays and ultra slim form factor. With that said, lets get to more specific details shall we. The phone packs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with the option to expand up to 32GB via&nbsp;SDCard..."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1317832681.usr309.jpeg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>If you go by the review, this is one of the best Android phones out there.&nbsp; I have certainly heard a lot of buzz about it but I'm not sure why everyone is so excited.&nbsp; It sounds like it's got a very fast and smooth feel to the interface.&nbsp; It also has a fast dual-core processor and GPU.&nbsp; But if you ask me, you can't put a 480x800 screen on a current high-end phone.&nbsp; These days it needs to be at least qHD - I'll even take PenTile.&nbsp; I've seen it and I'm happy with PenTile.&nbsp; Unlike Super AMOLED Plus by itself the higher resolution actually increases practical usability by letting you see more on the screen at a time.&nbsp; I'm not sure the move from Super AMOLED to Super AMOLED Plus made enough of an improvement to battery life, which I think is the biggest problem with OLED technology on phones.&nbsp; Prove the battery life to me first compared to LCD and then I'll be interested in a 40,000:1 contrast ratio on my phone.&nbsp; Still, I'd rather have the resolution.&nbsp; Besides the resolution and possibly power usage of the display one other thing I don't like is the lack of a simple LED notification light.&nbsp; It's so basic but so important, at least for how I use my phone.&nbsp; If you don't need one that's up to you but that's one reason why the Fascinate and Nexus S were never on my wish list.&nbsp; Besides these things, questions I would have to get answers to before buying this phone based solely on Samsung's track record last year are:&nbsp; Will it get OS updates in a reasonable amount of time?&nbsp; None of the Galaxy S phones from last year did.&nbsp; And will the GPS work without issues?&nbsp; Most if not all Galaxy S phones last year had significant or major problems with the GPS.&nbsp; I actually don't have a dedicated GPS so I use my Droid X for that and it does an incredible job.</p><p>With so many people excited about this phone I know I must be in the minority with my thinking.&nbsp; I'd love to hear why you're excited about the Galaxy S II.&nbsp; If you have one, I'd love to know what you think of it.&nbsp; If you're interested in getting this phone make sure you check out the review!</p>