Back in the day, AT&T is already marketing some of its smartphones as 4G devices when in reality, they are only 3G and HSPA smartphones which are hopelessly underpowered when compared to a “true” 4G handset. And when you look at the lineup of the wireless provider, you’ll find out that the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G was one of the first “true” 4G devices to be added to the stable of the carrier.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket starting at $79.
The handset reached official status when AT&T announced the addition of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G to its stable back in October but it wasn’t until November that the smartphone finally made its debut in the shelves of the carrier. Back then, the handset was launched alongside the HTC Vivid 4G, another “true” 4G handset offered by AT&T. Though both are already aging handsets, you’ll remember the HTC Vivid 4G as the first Android-powered smartphone in US shores to get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Going back to the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G, the handset is your usual Android smartphone with a black-slab design. It is a slim and sexy device with its measurements coming up to 129.8 x 68.8 x 9.5 mm. Despite its massive frame, the handset is not that hefty at its catch weight of just 130.5 grams. However, the superior build quality associated with high-end Samsung devices is also present on the handset and its jet-black colorway adds to the elegance and class of the smartphone.
Being a true 4G LTE packing handset, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G is able to run on the LTE network of AT&T which is said to have the second largest LTE coverage in US shores after industry-leading Verizon. With this is play, the handset is able to take full advantage of all the benefits brought to the tablet by AT&T’s LTE network such as faster web experiences, smoother media streaming and quicker access. And if you get into an area where the LTE coverage of AT&T isn’t available yet, your Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G will seamlessly switch and connect to AT&T’s 3G network automatically. In addition to that, the handset also comes with Mobile Hotspot functionality that enables its user to share its internet connection to other devices.
As for the internals of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G, impressive components can be seen under the hood of the handset. It has its circuitry built around a QualComm MSM8260 SnapDragon chipset which gives it a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and 1GB of RAM. The storage space onboard the device comes up to 16GB but a user has the option to have this beefed up by using the dedicated memory expansion slot of the handset. Display-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G packs a 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus panel with a 480 x 800 resolution while its camera department includes a rear-facing 8MP shooter capable of 1080p video recording and a front-facing 2MP video call and self-portrait camera. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket starting at $79.