Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

The Good The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has a beautiful 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display along with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an NFC chip, and support for AT&T's LTE network. It ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and has an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Bad AT&T's LTE network is only available in a few cities at the time of the Skyrocket's launch, it has a somewhat cheap, plastic feel, and you can't remove bloatware.

The Bottom Line If you live in an area that gets AT&T's LTE network, we highly recommend the powerful and beautiful Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 9.0
8.3 Overall

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

At long last, AT&T is finally rolling out its much-awaited LTE network that promises much faster speeds than its existing "4G" HSPA+ network. (What will AT&T dub its LTE network to differentiate it from HSPA+? 4G Plus?) The carrier promised that LTE will be in at least 15 markets by the end of 2011, and along with that comes the launch of AT&T's first 4G LTE handsets--the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid.

Those familiar with Samsung's Galaxy S II handsets will feel right at home with the Skyrocket. Interestingly, the Skyrocket has more in common with the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II rather than the AT&T version; it has a similar footprint, NFC support, and the same Qualcomm dual-core processor.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $600
  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 4.5 in
  • Weight 4.65 oz
  • Sensors Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, Samsung AllShare, TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), intelligent typing (SWYPE), intelligent typing (T9), sharing media via DLNA
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