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U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S II

Heads up, U.S. Cellular customers: Samsung's Galaxy S II is coming your way. Today U.S. Cellular announced that the Galaxy S II is "coming soon" to its network for $229.99 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. Specs for U.S. Cellular's GSII variant include a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos C210 processor, 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, 16GB storage, 1,800mAh battery and support for the carrier's 3G network. On the software side of things, this version of the Galaxy S II will come packing Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Swype when it hits store shelves.

So there's your Galaxy S II, U.S. Cellular folk. We may not know the exact launch date of the Galaxy S II just yet, and its lack of LTE support is kind of a bummer, but we're still glad to see that the GSII is headed to USCC to help flesh out the carrier's high-end Android lineup. Now we wait for more details on the device's availability. You can find the U.S. Cellular's press release below to help pass the time until then. Any of you considering picking up the U.S. Cellular Galaxy S II when it finally touches down in stores?

SAMSUNG GALAXY S II COMING SOON TO U.S. CELLULAR

Android-Powered Smartphone Delivers High-Speed Multi-tasking Capabilities

CHICAGO (February 21, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S® II. The Android™-powered smartphone is designed to deliver advanced multimedia features with a powerhouse 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display shows brilliant colors, providing a vivid and crisp viewing experience. The Galaxy S II runs on U.S. Cellular’s high-speed nationwide 3G network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. It will be available for $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. 

The Galaxy S II is ideal for the multi-tasker who also wants easy access to entertainment wherever they go. You can quickly update your calendar and browse the web to read the latest news, check the weather or get driving directions. The multimedia functions allow you and your family to keep up with your favorite TV shows and keep the kids entertained while you’re traveling with HD Games. With its superior screen display, camera, webcam and access to thousands of helpful applications in the Android Market™, customers will be able to get more done throughout the day. 

“The Galaxy S II is the ultimate phone for people looking to simplify and organize their lives,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The features combined with U.S. Cellular’s unique benefits, like our Battery Swap, make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.” 

Highlighted features:

1.2 GHz dual-core processor (Samsung Exnyos C210)

Powered by Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread)

8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash

Swype™ technology for quick text, picture and video messaging

16 GB user memory – supports up to 32GB microSD™ cards

Smartphone enthusiasts who switch to U.S. Cellular get unique benefits, like new phones faster without continuously signing contracts, free Overage Protection and can participate in U.S. Cellular's Trade-In Program. Through the U.S. Cellular Trade-In Program, customers can receive up to $150 on qualifying smartphones by trading in their current phone.

U.S. Cellular offers customers the only points-based rewards program in the industry to get benefits for doing simple things like paying their wireless bill on time, adding a line or referring friends and family. Points can be used for new phones faster, additional lines, devices, accessories and ringtones. It’s one of the reasons U.S. Cellular has the happiest customers in wireless.

For more information about all of U.S. Cellular’s deals, plans and phones, and other restrictions on these offers, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available for $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Purchase of a data plan is required, and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new customers. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice Award. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

About Samsung Telecommunications America 

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com. 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. 


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Taylor Torri
Taylor Torri The Galaxy S II, I think, is certainly the most well-rounded Android phone. Amazing processor and screen. Personally, I prefer the EVO line from HTC, but that's simply because I like Sprint, and I like HTC build quality.
Phil Sayre
Phil Sayre Absolutely, the UI is surprisingly usable and the functionality of the phone is great. Also, it will continue to be a top phone for a while.
Ian Slade
Ian Slade My friend has a galaxy Nexus and I have the GS2, we compared both and overall my S2 was quicker and smoother than the nexus. the nexus has a better screen and a nicer O/s...Until ICS rolls out for the S2 ;)
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez iPhone 4S. That is all.
Equaknox Knox
Equaknox Knox Jordon of phones...k...got it..good
Hani Ghanma
Hani Ghanma Absolutely not, especially not the T-mobile version. Oversized, low resolution screen that makes the phone look like a toy compared to the sensation or amaze.
Jawon Chance
Jawon Chance It's a tough call. Because while I do have a GS II and I like it, There are some things about HTC phones I like namely build quality and UI.
Tyler Franz Frodl
Tyler Franz Frodl Yes
Mason Hartley
Mason Hartley Debatable
Dave Torres
Dave Torres Just got mine Saturday. NICE PHONE. Only thing is the Browser, no Google as stock browser.
Asher Enciso
Asher Enciso anyone who says the samsung copied apple, prease, they are SO different
Andrew Singh
Andrew Singh No it's the best phone, period.
???
??? The internation GSII rocks! Not the freakin' branded US versions!!!
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago Oh and by the way they are both Samsung products
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago @jay if you really look at it the updates so far havent really been much difference in the user experience. Ice cream sandwich is a major difference. By the way the sg2 epic touch will be the first besides the galaxy nexus to get 4.0. So I really dont get your point.
Jay Pena
Jay Pena SAMSUNG SUCK! always late with system updates.
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Yes its the best phone. Will recommend it to my mother while I can have the galaxy S3 we will both be happy.
Ayoub Hage
Ayoub Hage Was going to wait for iPhone 5or5s or what ever the name was.going to be.But after I seen the galaxy note I had to have..Belive when I say it will look small in my hands :)
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz yes
Chad Richter
Chad Richter Maybe if the made better chassis id be into it but too much plastic. Of motorola chassis and Samsung guts came together it'd be the monster phone lol
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson I think my Samsung skyrocket on at&t is better. because is it bigger and the normal galaxy 2 is small like my old phone the Samsung captivate and I wanted a bigger phone. Now the new Samsung note is what I am looking at now!!
Johnberty Vargas
Johnberty Vargas Of course the GSII is the best out there hands down and yes much better than the 4S
Trevor Lazar
Trevor Lazar
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago As a consumer who goes through phones on a monthly basis(phone whore),I must say that my galaxy s2 epic touch hands down is the best. Ive had the rezound,razr,IPhone 4&4s,sensation,g2x,matrix2, just to name a few. The gs2 blows them all away!!!
Hassaan Wiqar
Hassaan Wiqar Yes!!! For sure!!
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo Yes
Christopher Wesley
Christopher Wesley Yes. I love my galaxy s II! I had HTC but he battery life was horrible and sense ui was good but not great. I also like the fact that my phone is still "relevant". Its as if every quarter Motorola and HTC put out a phone that's slightly better than its 3 month old predecessor. Galaxy S II line is the best.
Gainaako Munyal
Gainaako Munyal Galaxy Nexus has an inferior processor to the Galaxy S II. in fact, the gpu used in the galaxy nexus is the exact same one found in the original galaxy s line. Let's not even talk about the galaxy nexus camera. Whoever thinks the galaxy nexus is better is out of their minds.
Nijat Allahverdiyev
Nijat Allahverdiyev No. Sensation XE is better
Mike Darr
Mike Darr Nope. HTC makes the best phones.
Brett Embury
Brett Embury this phone cane out how long ago .... i think that is WAY to much
Ebita Rodrigues
Ebita Rodrigues I loved my s2 and I love my note :D
Xingchi Ding
Xingchi Ding No doubt one of the best, but $229 now is too much
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Exactly. It's all personal preference anyway. I'm an iphone owner and love it but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. I also had to android devices prior to making the switch. This one kid i used to work with had the galaxy s2 on AT&T and i have to say that thing is a monster. One of the zippiest android devices out there. If the galaxy note comes to verizon i'll probably check that out for my next upgrade unless i get sick of what i have now. But by then the galaxy note 2 or Galaxy note three will be out.
Justin John Litz Van
Justin John Litz Van Marrion, no ones hating. They just don't agree with you.
Paul Armendarez
Paul Armendarez Hands down the best !!!!!!
Geoffrey P. Spicer
Geoffrey P. Spicer Not for 300.:)
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen Yes. Most fluid and functional Android device out there.
Don Vives
Don Vives Galaxy nexus gsm rooted version all the way
Marrion Bell
Marrion Bell the phone are cool but who evr have this phone saying its better than an iphone is just hating
Darren Penix
Darren Penix Have you tried a Note. I have it and LOVE it
Anthony Finney Jr.
Anthony Finney Jr. Love my epic touch
Justin John Litz Van
Justin John Litz Van No
Shali H. Urquhart
Shali H. Urquhart Yes....wish it had a qwerty keyboard. Best phone out though
Jafar Mohammed
Jafar Mohammed My app is downloaded my more GSII's than any other individual phone. Top 6 phones are Samsung. Numbers don't lie.
Josh Lazenby
Josh Lazenby In my opinion it is the best over all Android device. It currently has the best hardware of any device, with the exception of the Note. The only things that compete with it are the Note for people who want the massive screen, and the Nexus for people who want the nexus experience. The Note is uncomfortably large for most people, and unfortunately the Nexus has weaker internals. I would have preferred an HTC device as I love the design and build of HTC devices, but they have fallen behind lately as far as top end devices go. I chose the S2 over the Nexus and the HTC Sensation because its just an over all better device.
Justin McDonald
Justin McDonald Noooo.. the Amaze 4G is the better choice. I'm still amazed with it. Samsung devices are lower quality and the name Samsung sounds horrible.
Audrey O'Donnell
Audrey O'Donnell No.
Jessie Henefer
Jessie Henefer Yes it is. I love love love this phone!
Maria Salcedo
Maria Salcedo I think so! I <3 my Galaxy S2 :)
Sarah Rios
Sarah Rios Uh...duh!! I love my S II <3
Nathan Allen
Nathan Allen YES YES YES!
Joshua Bowers
Joshua Bowers Yes, it is currently the best in all aspects screen size, battery, functionality, weight, size, camera. I've had all htc's phones before and I don't think I will every go back to one.
Matthew Gonzales Landry
Matthew Gonzales Landry It's funny that the Android phone that started as an iPhone copy is now the best Android phone. Nothing beats the original. iPhone 4S is still the best.
Darien Halton
Darien Halton All the way
Wei Yan
Wei Yan I just wish Samsung would give us ics in a more stock form. Ics is too nice to slap full tw on it. But the phone is rhe best android I've owned thus far. I was and still am a huge HTC fan but this is my preferred device for now. I buy unlocked so it don't matter about plans.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis What's u.s. cellular?
Michael A. Barut
Michael A. Barut Yes, currently the best, S2 is even better than Galaxy Nexus IMO
Wei Yan
Wei Yan Yep. The gs2 is the best android handset of 2011 and even up till now its hard to beat. Its the phone to top really. The exynos version is the best though despite lack of lte.
Jesus G. Nolasco
Jesus G. Nolasco hell yea i got one in white
Michael Myers
Michael Myers Yes! Epic 4G Touch ftw!
Maxi Fabián
Maxi Fabián My Galaxy S2 is a monster.
Joel Elizondo
Joel Elizondo I had the evo, and loved HTC, and but I moved to the Gs2 & god.. I'm glad I did.
Charles Cole
Charles Cole absolutely
David Stokley Sr.
David Stokley Sr. Droid Razr all the way….
Patrick Do
Patrick Do One cannot make this statement without trying out all of the android phones.
Alexander Schneider-Siemssen
Alexander Schneider-Siemssen Yepp absolutley,the selling numbers in the World proves it!
Arthur Mmayie
Arthur Mmayie Until the Galaxy s3 comes out!
Vu Tuan
Vu Tuan S2 is amazing. It's the best android.
John MacLean
John MacLean Deffo. Had lots of head to heads with my I-phones owning mates. They've yet to find something to trump it. Twice the phone for half the price (in the UK anyway).
Dur Gesh
Dur Gesh Galaxy S2 is the best android. I am Durgesh Patel and I approve this message.
Antonio Vazquez
Antonio Vazquez Kinda worthless to buy any phone without LTE capability, there's no point, and yes I own an HTC Rezound, amazing phone
Henrick Rawlins
Henrick Rawlins the best handset in the world
Lashun Manning
Lashun Manning A friend of mines has the galaxy note.it lags alot and signal bars r slow to refresh and call quality is bad choppy.
Desi Swaggerz
Desi Swaggerz m gettin s2 nw.............. shud i go for it ??
Fabian Charlton
Fabian Charlton That's exactly how i feel Jason. I always been with HTC.
Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos @Phong - No the Nexus isn't bad at all. Galaxy S II owners like to hate on it because they can't get one so they make up petty excuses. Sorry but nothing beats 720p and stock Android ICS. I'm running the 4.0.4 update and it resolves a lot of the issues the Nexus was having earlier. Even the camera improved. When the Galaxy S II finally does get ICS god knows only when, it's gonna suck due to TouchWiz. I seen the leaked pics of it. Awful. Galaxy Nexus > Galaxy S II. Sorry
Jason Dickman
Jason Dickman Samsung data and GPS issues put me right back to HTC (rezound). I don't know what people see in Samsung devices.
Onur Alagöz
Onur Alagöz Gotta agree with Mary. I had a lot of phones and none has even come close. It's the only device I know that meshes all aspects perfectly
Ashley Cha
Ashley Cha Never heard if U.S. Cellular before
Phong Trinh
Phong Trinh is the Google Nexus really that bad?
C Paul Courtney
C Paul Courtney All things considered, yes.
David Sabillon
David Sabillon Yes it is. Galaxy note user.
Michael Miller
Michael Miller Probably..
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Best Android series hands down.
Zanzi Ok
Zanzi Ok yes
Juan Manuel Sena
Juan Manuel Sena my skyrocket is getting a update whooo lol
Marko Teullet
Marko Teullet 99.99 on att
Kent Masias
Kent Masias It's the best hands down.
Mary Walker
Mary Walker Its certainly the best phone I've ever had ....and I've had alot!
Payton Slattery
Payton Slattery is sydney really bad at telling jokes?
Anthony Gonzalez
Anthony Gonzalez Hell yeah its even better then the Google nexus
Jamie Doege
Jamie Doege galaxy note ICS > sgs2 ICS just sayin, :P
Julius Sepeda
Julius Sepeda Of course, what even comes close?
Eric Hook
Eric Hook No doubt
Andreas Maxhtec
Andreas Maxhtec seriously? it came now and it is only $229.99??? in cyprus is 500 euros and more...
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley Absolutly.
Douglas Massell
Douglas Massell Once the GSII gets ICS, no phone will be better.




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