Samsung Galaxy S II review (U.S. Cellular): It has staying power

About a year after the world first saw the Samsung Galaxy S II, U.S. Cellular finally gets its hands on Samsung's best-selling mobile device.

Samsung Galaxy S II
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When U.S. Cellular picked up the Samsung Galaxy S II , it gave me a chance to lay some fresh eyes on a familiar device long after it ceased being the de facto best Android Gingerbread phone around.

I'm happy to report that it's still a terrific phone, and one with components that can stand against most of the next wave of more advanced phones, with one major and one minor sticking point. The major caveat: it won't support LTE. The minor one: it's U.S. Cellular's priciest offering, at $230 after a $100 mail-in rebate (so you're out over $300 up front).

However, if you can afford the cost, and if 4G data speeds aren't your primary concern, then you're looking at the carrier's newest flagship phone.

Check out the video, the photos, and all the pros and cons in this full review of the Samsung Galaxy S II for U.S. Cellular.

 

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