The US AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is that model which is the most similar to the global Galaxy S II version which sold 10 million units its first five months of availability overseas. Delivering Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system out-of-the-box, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II arrives in familiar smartphone fashion, as a flat, black, rectangular slab. The handset measures 4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches (126 x 66 x 9 mm) and weighs 4.30 ounces (122 g), both average sets of numbers for a 4G smartphone.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II starting at only $99 for new customers with two year contract and $129 for existing customer upgrades.
The display on board the Galaxy S II is 4.30 inches, and delivers 480 x 800 pixel resolution and 16 million color representation on the Super AMOLED Plus screen. That screen delivers capacitive multitouch gesture navigation, and is protected by a glare reducing and scratch resistant layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. Brightness is adjusted on the display automatically with the built-in light sensor, and battery life is conserved when the onboard proximity sensor shuts off the device when not in use.
Talk time runs 8 hours on a single battery charge of the 1650 mAh cell, and standby time runs 16 days, both average numbers for a 4G smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S II is powered by an Exynos C210 microchip set, a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor and Mali 400MP graphics processing unit. The hardware package is rounded out by 1.0 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of built-in storage. A microSD slot is on board for storage expansion, and a microUSB port is available for charging the handset.
The Samsung Galaxy S II at only $99 is one of the best deals for one of the highest rated smartphones on the market.
The camera package on board the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II includes a rear mounted 8.0 megapixel camcorder and front mounted 2.0 megapixel chat cam. That camera set is common to all US Galaxy S II versions, and that rear snapper captures video in 1080P HD resolution at 30 frames per second. The front facing chat cam can also be used for video calls, and records video in 720P HD. YouTube, Facebook, Picasa and Twitter applications are preloaded, and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II retails for $129 with a new two-year activation.