Quick Look At The Samsung Galaxy S II Headed To AT&T

The Samsung Galaxy S II arrived in the United States last week via the Sprint Epic 4G Touch. The next US Samsung Galaxy S II is the one headed to AT&T. T-Mobile has yet to announce a date.

The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is being billed as the thinnest smartphone in the world by Samsung and AT&T. Both companies relased the first “worlds thinnest phone” last year in the form of the Samsung Captivate, an original Galaxy S phone.  The Samsung Captivate measured in at 9mm thick while the Sprint Epic 4G Touch measures in at 10mm thick.  The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T measures in at 8.9mm thick.

Also, the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II has a 4.3″ superAMOLED Plus screen while the Sprint and T-Mobile versions have 4.5″ screens.  Like the Sprint version, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II has a 1.2ghz dual core Samsung Exonys processor. The T-Mobile version is reportedly going to have a 1.5ghz Qualcomm dual core processor.

More including video after the break

Most of the rest of the specs are inline with the Sprint version.  The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and on top is Samsung’s newest version of their proprietary Touch Wiz UI.  Samsung has made a lot of sleek revisions to Touch Wiz including a slider that lets you move through all 7 homescreens with a simple finger swipe.  The phone also has Samsung’s Social Hub to keep all your important social networks in one place (except Google +) and also Samsung’s media hub which allows you to download some of the latest movies and television shows.

The Galaxy S II also features Samsung’s Kies Air which allows you to synch your SGSII wirelessly over wifi with your PC.

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S II is an 8.0 megapixel camera with an LED flash. It’s capable of shooting HD video and Samsung has added an on board video editor called video maker which allows basic editing of videos you shoot with the phone along with theming of your video.  You can cut, re-arrange, paste and save your videos along with a few effects.  When shooting stills the Samsung Galaxy S II gives you more control over things like focus, exposure and shutter.

On the front of the Samsung Galaxy S II you’ll find a front facing camera for video chatting, and conferencing over 3G/4G or wifi via qik or Google Talk with video.

People have been raving about the battery life available in the Samsung Galaxy S II. While it’s not as big as some of the latest Motorola/Sprint batteries it’ still pretty good at 1650mah.

In terms of the super phones available now, or soon, the Samsung Galaxy SII is definitely worth considering.


2 Replies to “Quick Look At The Samsung Galaxy S II Headed To AT&T”

  1. I have
    been waiting forever for the GSII to get to AT&T! I was just looking over
    the reviews of this phone, and I think it is going to be fast at anything it
    does, especially since it has a large screen, a dual-core processor, and 4G. I
    am a big movie streamer, and being able to stream movies on my phone is an
    absolute must. I use the DISH Remote Access app on my current phone, and it is
    awesome. I love this app because it lets me stream recorded shows and live TV
    from my 922 SlingLoaded receiver to my phone! Anywhere I am I can stream TV. As
    a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using the app for a long
    time, and I think it is going to work wonders on the GSII once I get one!

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