AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II: One great way to ensure compatibility in a handset is to manufacture as many of the parts and pieces yourself. If you’re making a smartphone, and you have a division that manufacturers your own display, processor and other hardware components, you guarantee compatibility. Most smartphone manufacturers find it less expensive to have one firm build their display, an entirely different company make the processor and hardware components, and have still other companies ship in with other parts and components. With the Galaxy S II that has seen over 30 million global units sold, Samsung did quite the opposite, and made important hardware and software components themselves.
Buy the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II 4G smartphone starting at only $129, which is a $70 savings over AT&T’s price tag.
The Samsung Galaxy S II first debuted overseas, and immediately moved 10 million units its first five months, setting a Samsung sales record. It has finally arrived in North America, and AT&T’s version of the Samsung GalaxyS II arrives in the US as close to that original version as possible. Obviously, some changes had to be made to allow the handset to access AT&T’s 4G network, but physically, the handset is almost identical.
With Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system built in out-of-the-box, the GalaxyS II Android smartphone measures 4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches (126 x 66 x 9 mm) and weighs 4.30 ounces (122 g), both typical sets of numbers for a 4G smartphone. Samsung uses their own Super AMOLED Plus display technology in the 4.30 inch capacitive multitouch screen, and it achieves 16 million color rendering and 480 x 800 pixel resolution. An auto-adjusting light sensor and proximity sensor that allows for auto shut off are built into that display, and an overlay of scratch resistant and glare resistant protection is in place.
Talk time runs the industry average of 8 hours, as does the standby time of 16 days from a single charge of the 1650 mAh cell battery. And again keeping things “in the family”, Samsung employs their own chip technology, and the ATT Samsung GalaxyS II handset contains an Exynos C210 chip set, a Dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor and Mali 400MP graphics processing engine. Samsung added 1.0 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of onboard storage.
Dual cameras are present in the form of a rear 8.0 megapixel camcorder and front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam. The chat cam also offers video call functionality, and that rear camcorder comes equipped with an LED flash and video light, and can capture video at 1080P HD. Buy the AT&T version of the Galaxy S II starting at only $129!!