The Galaxy S II is arguably the Android champion of the year, and after a long wait, it's finally coming to the States on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.  Aaron unboxes Sprint's Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, which is the first of the three to launch.  Packing a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, it offers a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, and Android 2.3 with Samsung's TouchWiz 4.0.  It'll be available in Sprint retail stores on Friday, September 16th for $199.99.  It's an awesome phone with some neat changes from the original, and it's great to see the series on US carriers (and subsidized, at that).

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Ro Gryer
Ro Gryer needs ics but great phone..
Aaliz A. Wills
Aaliz A. Wills I love this phone!
Verlon L. Carroll
Verlon L. Carroll MOTOROLA PHOTON 4G!
Shane Costner
Shane Costner Nope I have the reg. Samsung epic junk
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. I want to get this so bad but the Nexus Prime is around the corner. I'm just waiting for the specs for that then I'll make a disicion.
Pierce G Hohenstein
Pierce G Hohenstein Eheh no
Josh Hutton
Josh Hutton It's just another iPhone wannabe.
Joe Gates
Joe Gates No, I've seen enough of generic Android phones.
Robert Miller
Robert Miller I have the photon and it's a decent phone but I will be trading out in for this phone
Greg Phifer
Greg Phifer Wish the at&T's version had a 4.5 inch screen I think that alone not having it may just make me keep my atrix
Margarita Joel Orosco
Margarita Joel Orosco Yup, I'm going to get it the day it releases.
Marcus Cadwell
Marcus Cadwell vigor / bolt 2 baby!
Tony Stone
Tony Stone I think I am going to buy it. I have had my Evo 4g since it's launch in June 10. I tried the Evo 3d for 3 days and I returned it. The 3d was gimmicky. I am hoping Samsung nailed this one. Does anyone know if Samsung locks their boot loaders?
Nathaniel McCord
Nathaniel McCord Its easy to find people from apples flock just look on posts and sights about android phones and there the ones pointing out the flaws in the os well if the apples ios is so good why are copying some of androids ideas like a pull down menu and widgets. The reason why is because they feel threatened by some thing that almost completely customer customizable (if rooted or bought with pure android experience) hell they didn't even let you change the wallpaper on the phones home screen until android gained popularity. And for those who say "well android is just a copy of a jail broken or hacked iphone" well you just prove my point more cause your not using the true operating system your using a modified operating system. I truly don't care i have an iphone 4 through vw and at&t and i hatve the motorola photon through sprint and i have a few blackberry devices through tmobile they are equally great in there own way and yes i will be trading my photon for a galaxy s 2 phone i loved the epic until the phone broke last month when my screen was by my keys and i have a feeling that i am going to like this next one with or with out the keyboard.
Tom Parker
Tom Parker You people should wait for the Super iPhone 5!!!!
Andy Rocio
Andy Rocio YES! im eligible for an upgrade next month
Michael Westerfield
Michael Westerfield Thats a big 10-4
Devon Thedomonologist
Devon Thedomonologist samsungs phones do good on paper but real life their garbage plus they never update their software just keep making new phones
Paul Lopez
Paul Lopez Already pre ordered.
Larry Waters
Larry Waters No.
Moses A R Gnzlz
Moses A R Gnzlz fuck no waiting for iphone 5 losers droid sucks ass
Jon Kabat
Jon Kabat Prime....
Melissa Wynemia Kritzell
Melissa Wynemia Kritzell Nope, I got the Photon. I had the original Epic 4g and I'm happy (so far) with my upgrade.
Rebecca Raven
Rebecca Raven No kickstand. Grrrr....HDMI?
Sean Toombs
Sean Toombs Rooting this device will be awesome.
Sean Toombs
Sean Toombs Preordered the SGS2 for $80.
Christopher Bigham
Christopher Bigham Yessss!! So hype about this phone!! And for al of you who have the epic(as I do now) and your mad about updates its called rooting your phone and getting custom roms! Learn how to do it! And don't make me throw up by talking about iphones! My god!!!
Charles Jones
Charles Jones Who else is getting the HTC Vigor?
Ross Juarez
Ross Juarez Samsung galaxy s 2 for at&t of course i cant wait one more week hopefully!!
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie no
Edwin Rodriguez
Edwin Rodriguez No. EVO 3D
Fan OfDreaming
Fan OfDreaming YES! I don't care how long it takes me!!!!
Tonio Johnson
Tonio Johnson I'm gettin it, can't wait till Friday. I can care less about updates from sprint / samsung because I just hit up xda for rom's anyway.
Garrett Vincent
Garrett Vincent samsung sucks so much but their display are amazing after having the epic,its gonna take alot for me to go back to samsuck.
Cyr Parlapiano
Cyr Parlapiano Im just curious why it is 4.5 inches like wtf 4.3 is giant status alrdy i could barley pocket my Evo haha
Cynthia Peña
Cynthia Peña Tempting....but I may wait for the nexus prime
Muneer KhanVict
Muneer KhanVict I'm definitely pickin it up
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama Thats the only device on Sprint right now thats tempting me.
Kimberly D. Mickan
Kimberly D. Mickan Nope. I'll be purchasing AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy SII. I'm hoping it's out on the 18th!
Conrad Kovash
Conrad Kovash Don't like the fact that this forces you to up your plan.
Jamel Pegues
Jamel Pegues Hell yeah I'm going to get it hate I don't get a upgrade tile Feb. But ima get it even if I have to drop $500 on it
Paul Davis
Paul Davis Nice phone, way too big. Another fail
Marco A. Cortes
Marco A. Cortes Hells yeah!!
Gabriel Sotomayor
Gabriel Sotomayor If battery life its better than this Evo 3D crappy battery, yes I will trade it
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis He'll no! The first one still hasn't got gingerbread.
Jordie Mann
Jordie Mann Viaero Wireless has been carrying this phone for over 3 weeks now! Thumbs up for Viaero!
Ronnie Hernandez
Ronnie Hernandez Yees
Justinian Freyal Sabbatius Kabiling
Justinian Freyal Sabbatius Kabiling Maybe!
Christina Elena Amaya
Christina Elena Amaya No...after my experience with the first Epic 4G i won't buy another samsung phone...plus im very happy with my BlackBerry Bold 9930
Rian Kapadia
Rian Kapadia I wouldn't take an Apple product for free
Richie Barrett Jr
Richie Barrett Jr Nope it like droid charge but 4g terrible on photon verizon more fastest than sprint on 4g come on sprint u too slow
Phil Bridgetoclarity
Phil Bridgetoclarity Hell no!
Jennifer DeAlmeida
Jennifer DeAlmeida Hell no! My upgrade is in Nov so I'm waiting to see what we get for the iPhone. Hopefully 5 but looks like maybe just 4. :( We will see! :)
Jennifer DeAlmeida
Jennifer DeAlmeida @ Steve Larrabee - I'm pretty sure you can get a new screen at a Sprint repair store for $35 without insurance, free with insurance. Check it out!
Chad Allen
Chad Allen I will probably get the Att version
Miguel Sahagun
Miguel Sahagun Definitely yes!
Larry L Roe
Larry L Roe Hell no A Aaron were is a good place 2 sale brand new phones @
Dawn Nichols Sneathen
Dawn Nichols Sneathen I just got a Rumor TOUCH and IT SUCKS!!!
Eric Quach
Eric Quach whoa... Aaron looking like a toy for some reason
Dan-Petra Armstrong
Dan-Petra Armstrong IPhone 5
Karl Regalado
Karl Regalado Gettin it no doubt about it.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz Nop but yes in t mo
Omar Leon
Omar Leon Why would you want to.run at 1.8 ghz and still be slower than the Samsung with bad battery life and less than par screen????
Ed Plnia
Ed Plnia Exsequiel Sosa the Evo 4G last the whole day? Strange think I got that phone typing right now with the 3500 battery and is the only way this phone can be use the whole day to play games, listen to music or facebook etc etc
Mike Jaros
Mike Jaros When is the nexus prime dropping?
Jay LifesGreat Coote
Jay LifesGreat Coote HELL Y E S! i never really watched a review until today. i was going to get the iphone, but forget that. the GS2 is beautiful.
Eric Mitchell
Eric Mitchell If Verizon didn't change their cancellation policy to 14 days then I would of canceled my contract and go to Sprint and buy this phone!
David Alvarez
David Alvarez No evo3d all the way
Rick De La Cruz
Rick De La Cruz NA! Ill wait for the iPhone 5.
Ed Plnia
Ed Plnia I was going to buy it but with the network sucking more and more every single day I will have to think a lot more before I use my upgrade, I will save it hoping that sprint do something with the network
Carlos Joesph Medina
Carlos Joesph Medina Nope 3devo running at 1.8ghz is fine for me
Enis Fazliu
Enis Fazliu Yes not from sprint,the one from At&t I will
John Carl
John Carl either this or the photon? Which one?!
Kaleb Klee
Kaleb Klee No, after my epic I think I'm just going to back to HTC, and that's why I have the EVO 3D.
Pierre DeBrosse
Pierre DeBrosse If I already didn't have a Epic....but if I didn't I would wait on line for that...f a iphone
Exsequiel Sosa
Exsequiel Sosa Fuck no, the 1st Epic 4G the battery didn't last but 5 hours and if u on Facebook or twitter or on Tumblr and texting the battery on last for 2hours then it will die. The bad part is to ChArge the mother trucker Omg 2 hours and 30mins the Evo 4G is way better it last me all day and I can hear music with out the thing going out of batery feel me?
Wassim Al Zayed
Wassim Al Zayed if i get it as gift ok, but if n0t so sure i wont do that :p
Zachary Gearwar
Zachary Gearwar Screw iPhone 5! I'm canceling my Verizon contract and going to Sprint for either this or the EVO 3D!
TJ Jurado
TJ Jurado The Piggy Bank meets the hammer Friday morning! ;-)
Kyle Giffen
Kyle Giffen Why yes, yes the fuck I am! And doing it leaving AT&T with a smile on my face!
Charles Canady
Charles Canady No because Samsung is shipping me one for free
Mathew Poynter
Mathew Poynter As soon as you said "Sprint" that stopped me right there. Sprint has been getting some very nice phones this year but their network still lacks
Henry Cuzo
Henry Cuzo Hell yeah I'm getting this phone until I get a job
Nese Gentry
Nese Gentry I purchased the Samsung Epic last month. It is the best phone ever. I find something new every time I get on and the apps are great.
Malik Huntington Brock
Malik Huntington Brock If I get the same amount as the retail price then im gonna get it and say screw my upgrade cause I really want that phone.
Robert Olsen
Robert Olsen 3VO have. Love.
Diljot Singh Shoker
Diljot Singh Shoker Nope because I'm buying the iPhone 5 from sprint
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson Either that or Photon. Can't decide yet
Kojack Sanders
Kojack Sanders Naw I have two lines filled already with Sprint and that will be it. Now if they let me trade then cool.
Khari Bush
Khari Bush EVO 3d
Maurice Alonso
Maurice Alonso I don't see it any better that the Evo 3D, so no way!
Jon Clements
Jon Clements Yep! Already ordered. My Palm Pre has gotten pretty long in the tooth. And with HP leaving us out to dry it looks like its time to give Android a shot.
Michael Yarborough
Michael Yarborough If I wasnt so partial to HTC, maybe....nice device though!
Miguel Gosteelers Lopez
Miguel Gosteelers Lopez Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch might be it for me. Just waiting the iphone to make up my mind.
Prafull Arora
Prafull Arora PhoneDog.com I have a budget of 400 USD ... which phone should I buy ?
Mega Mode
Mega Mode Of coz...
Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith yes!
Brandon Riesenbeck
Brandon Riesenbeck No, my dumbass bought a Nexus S 4G last month and now I'm two years away from an upgrade.
Marlenia Mosley
Marlenia Mosley I don't know with some much of new phones out there have to sift through information but thinking about it.
Krloz Kam
Krloz Kam well i think i will..
David Zakrzewski
David Zakrzewski nope, T-Mobile's larger screen version or the Nexus Prime. I need it to work internationally.
Steve Larrabee
Steve Larrabee I would if I didn't have to pay full price. Still irritated that Sprint split their premier package into gold and silver. Was looking forward to getting a new phone every year. Especially since my EVO is out of commission (shattered screen). So instead I am going to suffer and whine until I can figure out what to do....
Ispongklong Dacoycoy
Ispongklong Dacoycoy I wish to but the problem is i live here in hong kong
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores No, I'm waiting for the T-Mobile but I don't know when it's coming out.

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