Galaxy S II US names: Attain; Function; Within.

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poofyhairguy

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:hmm: I wonder what the price is unsubsidized. I've been wanting to jump to Android and have no problem going with the Infuse for now until the SG2 gets down in price a bit.

edit: it's still $600 unsubsidized

Are they serious or do people just not buy these phones out of contract? The only reason I'd jump to an Infuse is price but it's still not there yet.

The Galaxy S 1s out of contract at still almost at launch price. The real market for unlocked phones is Craigslist/eBay.
 

poofyhairguy

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yep. i currently have ATT right now.

The Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T FCC documents were amended on June 10 and filed in April. The disappointing news was that it did not support AT&T's 4G network

We are close.

http://www.wirelessandmobilenews.co...in-release-date-late-july-within-july-29.html

Rumors say August for Verizon:

Verizon Wireless is expected to start selling Samsung Galaxy S2 in August 2011, reports say.

http://www.timeswireservice.com/news/Verizon_Wireless_to_offer_Samsung_Galaxy_S2_in_July_1309155390/
 

ImDonly1

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ATT has a new prepaid plan for $50 unlimited talk, text, and data. This plan is for featurephones and not smartphones, but if you buy a unbranded phone and use it they won't know.

Anyone know if this will work? Would like to get a unbranded phone like the sgs2 on it.
 

KeithTalent

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Been reading about and watching videos of this one for a while now and this may be the phone that gets me off my Blackberry; looks fantastic and my Blackberry is starting to feel like a sluggish piece of crap now. Apparently we are getting the S2 in July (I know the cases have already started showing up) so hopefully only a few weeks away.

I may take this opportunity to switch providers too. Telus kind of sucks ass, even though I've been with them for years.

KT
 

Tristicus

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ATT has a new prepaid plan for $50 unlimited talk, text, and data. This plan is for featurephones and not smartphones, but if you buy a unbranded phone and use it they won't know.

Anyone know if this will work? Would like to get a unbranded phone like the sgs2 on it.

If AT&T didn't suck that'd be awesome.


I just upgraded my Fascinate to a custom ROM with Gingerbread and MIUI. It's like a whole new phone ATM. That will tide me over for a while.
 
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gorcorps

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The Galaxy S 1s out of contract at still almost at launch price. The real market for unlocked phones is Craigslist/eBay.

It's still pretty expensive. People say Apple stuff stays pricey, but I'm seeing the same thing with Android phones. The good but "last gen" stuff is still 200-300 used.

Looks like the phone market in general has been driven up.
 

iahk

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Tell me about it. I was kind of shocked when the Samsung Epic launched on Sprint at well over $200 subsidized. And then now seeing the LTE phones on Verizon..
 

Bateluer

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Tell me about it. I was kind of shocked when the Samsung Epic launched on Sprint at well over $200 subsidized. And then now seeing the LTE phones on Verizon..

Because you're paying for 4G speeds on those phones. Or so the excuse goes. Verizon's 3G only Dx2 is still 199, for example.
 

Ns1

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It's still pretty expensive. People say Apple stuff stays pricey, but I'm seeing the same thing with Android phones. The good but "last gen" stuff is still 200-300 used.

iPhone 4 is 400+ used, released > 1 year ago
Samsung Infuse is < 400 used, released 1 month ago
 

gorcorps

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iPhone 4 is 400+ used, released > 1 year ago
Samsung Infuse is < 400 used, released 1 month ago

That's true about the release dates I suppose. I didn't think the Infuse was released so recently.
 

HonorFool

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T-mobile is rumored to get a beefier sgs2 called the hercules. It is supposed to be 4.5 inch, dual-core, etc, and have support for t-mobile's 42mbps hspa+ network.

I would rather have the sgs2 since I think 4.5 inch will be too big, but the 42mbps hspa+ sounds nice. Especially since some websites have tests of it running 20 mbps download.

Hmm, I originally thought the hercules was going to be t-mo's infuse 4G.

Rumors look good lol, but I know 4.5 inch is too big for me. 4.3 is too big for me, tbqh. Hopefully the screen will take up most/more of the front of the phone than the S2.
 
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evident

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are you facking kidding me? I was just in toronto this weekend. Theoretically, if it was for sale, could i have bought it subsidized and brought it into the USA and use it on ATT? and somehow breaking the canada carrier's contract? lol
 

redrider4life4

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I don't know what to do now:

1) Get Samsung Galaxy S2 from the first network provider that gets it, being in NYC every provider gets the same service/speeds pretty much.

2) Wait for Verizon to get it last and upgrade in late August as everything seems to be delayed by a month+ with Verizon

3) Just wait till Thanksgiving and get the Nexus Prime and not have to worry about Android updates taking 6 months.

The only thing I'm sure of is I will never own another Motorola product after this piece of crap droid, this is my 3rd one, first two the processor crapped out on me and the phone kept freezing from overheating.
 

Tristicus

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So just to say this somewhere, I just booted up the Navigation app on my Fascinate. Running Gingerbread with MIUI based ROM. Anyways, navigated to a few locations (sitting here in my room), and each locked within a matter of seconds. How accurate it is, I'm going to test tomorrow - but that is awesome, a MAJOR improvement from what it was before (shitty).
 

MrX8503

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The problem is it seems that a lot of users are just obsessed with scrolling or something. OK, there is a little bit of choppiness when you scroll down your app drawer.. but seriously? You're going let that be the make/break of your phone decision?

For me yes...

When a touch screen smartphone is laggy, its very foundation is crippled, the navigation.

For years the iPhone has been unrivaled in its smoothness and precise finger tracking. This is why the iPhone had a better keyboard, browsing, and overall user experience. When an electronic device feels like an extension of your fingers when using its touch UI, that is a very difficult achievement.

Its easy to throw in the kitchen sink full of features, but its another thing to have a set of features that actually work.

Android does have a lot of nice features that iOS doesn't have, but IMO iOS does the job of balancing form+function much better than Android. Which is why I don't see myself owning an Android device anytime soon, the software is too clunky, however, the hardware is great.