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It's the Android device you've been waiting for!  Aaron reviews the Samsung Galaxy S II, a high-end smartphone and arguably Samsung's best phone to date.  Sporting a 1.2 GHz Exynos dual-core CPU, it offers a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera, 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 2.3 with TouchWiz 4.0, and a 1,650 mAh battery.  

It's the best Android phone available at the moment, but it's not available in the States, so it has to be ordered at an unsubsidized $750.  Is it worth it?  Part 1 of 2.


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Ankit Marwaha
Ankit Marwaha yesss i'm gonna have it...!!
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz Yesssssssssss
Peter Kis
Peter Kis I already have one - if anyone seriously believes the iPhone 4 is a better phone, think again.
Salomon Murillo
Salomon Murillo Hell yeah when it comes to the U.S.
Unni Philip
Unni Philip Yes.
Erik Bustillo RD
Erik Bustillo RD I hope it comes to AT&T SOON!!
Ian Mcclendon
Ian Mcclendon Nope, Samsung is trash
Byktor Urvaes
Byktor Urvaes Nope, I hate samsungs costom UI, waiting for the evo 3D :-)
Nino Recko
Nino Recko Any news on the release date? Is T-Mobile getting it?
Tommy Patti
Tommy Patti I love my galaxy s 1 ....best phone I ever had......
Thomas Tenkely
Thomas Tenkely Touchwiz... no thanks. Stock Android only for me.
Reynaldo Capetillo
Reynaldo Capetillo Yes i would love one
Jason Lane
Jason Lane Yes please I want one
JP Pullens
JP Pullens Nah, pretty happy with the G2X right now.
Andy Vilches
Andy Vilches yes I want!
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama The SGS II is a beast, it may go toe to toe with the Evo 3D, if not beat it. Only time will tell. Still got my eye more so on the E3D
John Cruz
John Cruz Yes
Woody Nelson
Woody Nelson My epic is just fine for now.but it looks awesome!!!!!!
Cesar Augusto Bohorquez
Cesar Augusto Bohorquez Sure...
Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards Oh yeah!
Andy Huggins
Andy Huggins I would love one!!! I love Samsung!!! Rocking the vibrant 3g!
Matt SnowPaw Dalton
Matt SnowPaw Dalton No. I want a Pre3 :D
Brendan McGlincey
Brendan McGlincey yes please
Dustin Taylor
Dustin Taylor Evo 3d
Muneer KhanVict
Muneer KhanVict Ohh yeaaaa but I don't really need it.. my epic is perfectly fine for now :)
Mike Chiou
Mike Chiou Hell yes, still waiting for my order to be shipped. It's sold out everywhere in UK.
Bryan Moreno
Bryan Moreno Nah.......evo 3d all the way baby!
Henry Cuzo
Henry Cuzo Samsung galaxy s2 looks better than the iPhone 4
Alex Henderson
Alex Henderson Phonedog forever
Chad Cranford
Chad Cranford Yes. I. Do.
Noah James Osborne
Noah James Osborne Yes
Todd Myers
Todd Myers Sensation looks like a better phone.
Jones Robert
Jones Robert ...4.3' SuPER AMOLED screen.
Adam Pritchard
Adam Pritchard I'm getting it as soon as it's available on Verizon! Well, assuming that is some time in the next three months or so. Don't think I can wait much longer than that to upgrade.
Joe Vitale
Joe Vitale I can't wait for verizon to release this bad boy!
Joe Martinez
Joe Martinez Yes, I do
Kevin Oberman
Kevin Oberman Me too
Tommy Klein
Tommy Klein Yes this is the phone that I am gunna wait until it comes out till I renew my contract
Abhinav Paturi
Abhinav Paturi Yes can you give me one
Zack Shoemaker
Zack Shoemaker Giv dat to me plez
Duldulao Ryel
Duldulao Ryel Yes
Rojean De Castro
Rojean De Castro YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Nyt Walker
Nyt Walker I really want it!!!
Robert Salender
Robert Salender DUNGEON DEFENDERS on that birch and I'm friggin' made!!!
Fernando Teixeira
Fernando Teixeira Why not?
Manny Varela
Manny Varela And do you ever see us building are own phones like people building their own computers
Kamal Halder
Kamal Halder What about the battery life of this phone 1650Mh Battery with Dual core Processor and 4.3" display and 3G as network will nhardly last 6 Hrs in moderate use, if I am wrong please correct me the both part of the review was awesome.. really blown off ..
Justin Flynn
Justin Flynn I definitely would
John Shikiya
John Shikiya I would but loving my rooted thunderbolt so much. with extended battery = runs for days
Nilesh Gangwal
Nilesh Gangwal Ya I want 2 hanset....
Arxi Kay
Arxi Kay Dont disappoint me, Samsung
Christina Elena Amaya
Christina Elena Amaya After having an Epic 4G, I will never ever own another samsung product again
Sam Rick
Sam Rick I'd kill for one.
Ariel Ramon Gemilang
Ariel Ramon Gemilang nice review aaron ! :D
Steven Quintal
Steven Quintal Naa, i'll stick with my HTC Droid Incredible. HTC ftw!
Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez ugh it never lets me post links anymore for some reason, but go to engadget and read theirs
Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez People stop speaking out of ignorance and go read some reviews for this phone. Every one that I've read says that it has great battery life. Here's one for example:
Sumeet Deshmukh
Sumeet Deshmukh Why not? If ur distrbting it for free
Ray Lim
Ray Lim Yessssssssss
Jess Jobson
Jess Jobson Yea give me it
Ashley Francis
Ashley Francis Until ice cream sandwich only honeycomb is made to take advantage of dual core battery savings so all these new smartphones are horrible on battery life.
Seenoor Peter
Seenoor Peter Evo 3d ftw*
Seenoor Peter
Seenoor Peter Evo 3d Dre
Arka Bose
Arka Bose yes!
Alvin Agtarap
Alvin Agtarap Nah
Miguel Castaneda
Miguel Castaneda yes!!!!!
Savio Alphonso
Savio Alphonso Yarr!
Don A. Lino See
Don A. Lino See Yes!
Michael Skrabacz
Michael Skrabacz Yes
Anthony Belindo
Anthony Belindo Can't wait to get one in 3 years when they are $50.
Preeda Chawaroj
Preeda Chawaroj That's is what i am waiting for....
Andrew Hawkes
Andrew Hawkes Fuck yes!
Ali Lawi Mosawi
Ali Lawi Mosawi Android > iOS
Daniel Hayday
Daniel Hayday iPhone isn't over-hyped? Please! The 4S/5 will be released with a new chip that's only on par with that which other companies are releasing now. Maybe throw in an upgraded camera if you're lucky.
Ryan King
Ryan King Yes
Arturo Torres
Arturo Torres I hope to see it come out with a TMobile badge.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Lol fandroids. The iphone is not overhyped junk.
Darrion Smith
Darrion Smith HTC SENSATION TMOBILE JUNE 8TH
Daniel Hayday
Daniel Hayday I'll be first in line for the Aus release. I can't wait to get away from the iPhone! Over-hyped piece of junk apple products. Yuck!
Danny Tomaselli
Danny Tomaselli Si
Marvin Oubre
Marvin Oubre Brian Richards All dual core phones (such as the Galaxy S II) are much more battery efficient than single core phones (Galaxy S).
John Baylor Jr.
John Baylor Jr. YES...PLEASE
David Laweka
David Laweka Droid Bionic!!!!!!!!!
Anthony Damiani
Anthony Damiani I'll take it if it's free, then smash it on the ground and call it a day. Lol
Jason Walker
Jason Walker I'll probably have one the new of the G2x will have worn off
Foo Joon Sunn
Foo Joon Sunn I want one.
Char Frost
Char Frost I see the AT7T logo on it in the review...they must be keeping the realse date under wraps..LOVE ONE:)
Lyn Gage
Lyn Gage Yes, please, thank you.
Tim Miyashiro
Tim Miyashiro Uh no. Samsung=no
Jon Kabat
Jon Kabat Yes! I love my g2x, but I have a terrible urge to have the best phone at any given moment. I really hate android because of that.
Emmanuel Castro
Emmanuel Castro Trade ya for my G2x!
Alexandros Simeonidis
Alexandros Simeonidis Allready gor it
Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones I can't wait to get it when it comes to Verizon as the Samsung Function! Oh and the Droid Bionic of course! Mmmm...4G.
Aditya Basu
Aditya Basu hell,yeah!!..i want a Galaxy S II...
Eric Casanova
Eric Casanova Nope Samsung is to much like apple I got my eye on the evo 3d




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