Dockside Chat - Anybody here using a Samsung Salaxy S2 Skyrocket?
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04-01-2012, 08:26 PM
I have the Galaxy captivate and liked it a lot... some thing are kind of anoying but still like it..
I'm planing to upgrade to the S2 skyrocket, but I would like to hear some feedback from those who are using it before pulling the triger...
Comments? good, bad? pros, cons? what do you like, or don't?
04-02-2012, 04:11 AM
I was going to get the Galaxy II in December(Samsungs top phone at the time) but opted for the Samsung Infuse and as far as I can tell it does everything the Galaxy does or did. Now, that being said, I dont know if the Galaxy they offer today is a step up from the one from Dec, but I love the phone I have and you can get is for next to nothing if you sign up for a 2 year deal(with ATT)
What ever you do get the Otter Box for it, I've dropped mine in a five gallon bucket of water had had zero damage, along with multiple other drops. When I take the phone out of the Otter Box it looks brand new.
04-02-2012, 07:10 PM
I got one from work a few months ago (it replaced a Blackberry Bold).
The screen is big and bright even though it lacks pixel density compared to other phones
Very light and thin
4g LTE is fast but ATT has limited coverage. HSPA+ is still very fast though
Phone interface is butter smooth
Battery life is short...8 hours or so. It has to be charged every night
Feels a little cheap with all the plastic (makes it light weight however)
There are some new phones coming out soon so you may want to hold off. I think the Galaxy S3 is supposed to be released in May or June. If you need or want something now, the S2 SR is a top tier phone.
04-02-2012, 07:52 PM
I have one as well. Had an iPhone before and wanted to be able to "Play" more with the phone so I went android. I've rooted it and done a little "customizing" of it.
I like the phone a lot. Screen is hard to see in the bright sun but other than that it's great.
Short Battery life as twollman mentioned. I use a program called JuiceDefender that did a lot for extending the battery.
If I had to make a choice again, I might go with the Razr Maxx, that new battery is great and SmartActions are kinda cool. Other than that, I'm real happy with it.