Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket versus HTC Vivid.  Which 4G LTE AT&T device is the one to buy?  Aaron figures it all out in the latest dogfight battle!  The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, front-facing shooter, NFC support, 1,850 mAh battery, and Android 2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4.0.  The HTC Vivid rocks a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.5-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel shooter with 1080p HD video capabilities, a front-facing camera, 1,620 mAh battery, and Android 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 3.0.

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket comes in at $249.99, while the Vivid is $199.99.  Which one is the must-have smartphone?  Dive in and find out!  Part 1 of 2.

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Kimmy Hernden
Kimmy Hernden I am getting rid of my Iphone 4s for the skyrocket. Samsung has always had the better phone out with quality and display. I love iphone but I am going to Android. Iphone is old school. IOS 5.0 came out and Android has already been doing it. It was nothing new. I was disappointed when I received my Iphone 4s. No 4G and no bigger display. That is why I am getting the skyrocket
Ashley Doumit
Ashley Doumit Galaxy S2...like the personalization better! And I am more of a fan of the Samsung than HTC!
Jonathan Robert Roldan
Jonathan Robert Roldan i have the vivid and the battery is smaller but it last longer then the skyrockets... very happy with the Vivid
Jonese Elnar
Jonese Elnar skyrocket..! booooommmm.!
Jason Garland
Jason Garland skyrocket! i have a similar phone the samsung galaxy s2 from tmobile!! i also have the international htc sensation xe
Steven Quintal
Steven Quintal who cares! make more iPhone 4S dogfights!!!
Stefan Daniel
Stefan Daniel Htc vivid
Nikole Gentilquore
Nikole Gentilquore Vivid, absolutely. HTC did a wonderful job with the battery life of this device. I'm more than happy with it and LOVE the white version. <3
Axel Caceres
Axel Caceres HTC vivid! Atleast it feels like its worth the money. Skyrocket feels like a toy with all of its cheap plastic. Also, I learned that benchmark scores don't matter. It's how YOU like the phone in an everyday use. Plus, voice quality is much better on the vivid. The Galaxy S II/skyrocket's sound very muffled and a lot of times the person on the other line, during a call, hear their own echo. Trust me, I sell them!
David Harness
David Harness Skyrocket
Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez I got the rocket n my gf got the vivid. Both are great phones
Shaunta Lovejoy Weems
Shaunta Lovejoy Weems I got the vivid and I love it.
Tbel Abuseridze
Tbel Abuseridze Skyrocket.
David Delgado
David Delgado Skyrocket speed...!! But great looking vivid... Skyrocket wins
Tim Ryberg
Tim Ryberg Mike. Each carrier has at least one GS2 variant but so far AT&T has the original that looks like the international version and a slightly smaller Infuse. And now the Skyrocket which looks like the T-Mobile version with the bigger screen plus LTE
Tim Ryberg
Tim Ryberg I think the vivid gets a raw deal here personally. My frame of reference is the first gs2 though not skyrocket. Have yet to actually use the newer model.
Leon Apel
Leon Apel My galaxy s2 gets 4 hrs of use max from tmobile - R the battery comments about good life from actual owners?
Michael Boyd
Michael Boyd How many different versions of the Galaxy S II are there?
Isaac Sandoval Dvk Carter
Isaac Sandoval Dvk Carter skyrocket build was eh, no major performance difference. vivid is built solid, just ok batter tho
J Litz Van
J Litz Van Vivid! :-)
Isaac Sandoval Dvk Carter
Isaac Sandoval Dvk Carter vivid
Anthony 'mrDeedz' Kennedy
Anthony 'mrDeedz' Kennedy I ordered the sky rocket last week
Ispongklong Dacoycoy
Ispongklong Dacoycoy Im a big fan of htc but This time i go with the skyrocket
Shondelle Naturallybossin Davies
Shondelle Naturallybossin Davies skyrocket
Shawn Poling
Shawn Poling Skyrocket
Frank Mendoza
Frank Mendoza Skyrocket
Daniel Nishikata
Daniel Nishikata I got the skyrocket. Love the phone. I would have chose the vivid if it didn't have such horrible battery life. I love HTC sense but touch wiz 4.0 is great!
Gerard Anaya
Gerard Anaya i told my cousin to get the skyrocket just so i can see it. haha. shes getting it on saturday.
Hunter Tea
Hunter Tea Rezound?
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Both r great phones. Both fast 2.
Daniel YoungJoon Yoo
Daniel YoungJoon Yoo first! but is audio fixed?

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