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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G Android Phone, Black (AT&T)
 
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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G Android Phone, Black (AT&T)

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.15 inches, 2.75 inches, 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Network Compatibility: AMPS
  • Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 420 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 250 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0061QPOS0
  • Item model number: Skyrocket
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,584 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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Realize the full power of 4G with the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket smartphone, which runs on AT&T's new ultra-fast 4G LTE network (learn more below). Combined with the speed of the powerful dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and the Android 2.3 OS, you'll enjoy enhanced multitasking abilities and smooth game play. Measuring a mere 9.49mm (0.37 inches) at its thinnest from front to back, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket easily it slips in and out of your pocket even with its huge 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus multi-touch display--perfect for immersing yourself in cinema-quality video while on the go.



Lightning fast reflexes powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and AT&T 4G LTE speeds (view larger).
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen

  • 16 GB memory

  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth 3.0

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.

Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video capture, 16 GB internal memory, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA wireless streaming capabilities, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to over 200,000 apps in the Android Market, and up to 7 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

The Brightest, Most Colorful Screen

With an incredibly colorful 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket delivers 50 percent more sub-pixels than the previous generation display for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight.

Super Sharp Photos and Videos Plus Video Chat

This Galaxy S II Skyrocket also captures sharp photos with its 8-megapixel camera with flash, and it records videos in stunning Full HD 1080p resolution. An additional 2-megapixel front-facing camera gives you the power to connect with your friends and family face-to-face via video chat. And with Google Talk, you can video chat with all of your Google Talk contacts, whether they are on a mobile phone or a computer.

Mobile Entertainment

Samsung's Media Hub enables you to rent or purchase movies and TV shows within seconds watch from the convenience of anywhere. With Media Hub's progressive downloading feature, you can start watching your content almost immediately as the rest of the file downloads to the Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Plus, all Media Hub content can be shared among five Media Hub-enabled devices on the same account.

Intuitive TouchWiz Interface

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket features Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, providing superior multi-tasking and customization for an enhanced visual and intuitive smartphone experience. Live Panel features provide immediate access to weather, social updates, e-mail, news and photos, which can all be customized on any one of the seven home screens. All of the widgets can be positioned and re-sized to create unique home screens and one-touch access to the services and apps you use the most. The Notifications Panel allows one touch access to a separate menu for managing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Flight Mode settings.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket weighs 4.65 ounces and measures 5.15 x 2.75 x 0.37 inches. Its 1850 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 2100 MHz 3G networks. It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).

What's in the Box
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, wired stereo headset, quick start guide




AT&T 4G LTE Network

AT&T's 4G LTE network allows for quicker access, smoother media streaming, and faster web experiences. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, LTE technology offers a faster response time due to lower latency--the processing time it takes to move data through a network--vastly speeding download times for web pages as well as improving services such as mobile gaming and two-way video calling.

By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to launch its 4G LTE network in 15 major metropolitan areas, covering at least 70 million Americans. Coverage will continue to expand in the next few years and is planned to be largely complete by the end of 2013.



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And when combined with 4G HSPA+ technology, AT&T is capable of delivering a quicker, more consistent mobile broadband experience than ever before. AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber). Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.

Tech Talk

LTE = Long Term Evolution
Advanced wireless technology capable of increasing AT&T's already-fast network speeds. Now in select markets with deployment ongoing.
HSPA+ = High Speed Packet Access
Paired with enhanced backhaul--the accelerated pipeline between our network backbone and cell towers across the country--this technology boosts network performance.

Optional AT&T Services

AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.

AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.




Connectivity

  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's LTE and HSPA+ networks. Where 4G isn't available, your phone will connect with AT&T's 3G network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • AT&T Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded Google Maps or optional AT&T Navigator) and location services

Hardware

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus multi-touch display (480 x 800 pixels, 16 million color depth)
  • HDMI port for video output to your HDTV or monitor (cable not included).
  • MicroUSB port
  • Sensors: accelerometer, 6-axis gyroscope.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).

Memory

  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 1 GB of RAM

Camera

  • 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, smile detection, geo-tagging, zero shutter lag, and multiple scene modes.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture
  • 2-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats and self portraits.

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.
  • Samsung AllShare DLNA capabilities allow you to stream movies, music, and photos from your smartphone to a compatible HDTV.

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hands-free speakerphone



Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

 

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Product Description

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is very similar to the Galaxy S II, but adds super-fast 4G LTE capability, steps up to a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The Skyrocket also features an 8-megapixel camera, 1080p HD video recording, DLNA streaming, multi-format music player, 16 GB of built-in memory plus a microSD memory card slot for additional storage. Additionally, this device is equipped with quad-band GSM and WCDMA modes for international use. Use this Android smartphone to access thousands of apps, games, books, movies, and music on Google's Play Store.





Customer Reviews

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230 of 251 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast. Complicated. Eats megabytes for breakfast. January 9, 2012
I've checked out what other reviewers have had to say about this phone, and find myself in agreement with most of them.

The phone is amazing.

Here's what else you need to know:
a) data plan
b) apps
c) user manual

Data Plan: you will need a separate data plan for the phone. My wife has an iPhone 3G, with an unlimited data plan from AT&T. But that phone doesn't use the 4G LTE network. AT&T is slowing building out its 4G LTE network, and it may not be available in your area. You have to buy a plan whether or not you currently have 4G LTE coverage. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that 4G LTE was available in my area, even though the official AT&T coverage map didn't include it.

I bought a 200 megabyte per month plan. It seemed like a lot of bytes. Then I started using my phone. Trulia has a great app that lets you find the houses for sale in whatever neighborhood you find yourself in. You can see the entire listing, just like you can at home on your computer. You can even download pictures (bad idea!) Use an app like this, and the megabytes go down the drain. I went through 30 megabytes in the first 6 days of my billing cycle.

So, unless you sprang for an unlimited data plan, I wouldn't recommend streaming movies, or even your music, off the web. And keep an eye on your usage. You can become a data how a lot faster than you might imagine!

Apps: there's a ton of apps available from the Android store, and Amazon has done a pretty amazing job of providing apps for the phone on their site as well.

So far, so good. The problem is that AT&T had added a number of their own apps, each of which has a low-cost or entirely free alternative. But none of the AT&T apps can be removed.
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102 of 111 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone November 11, 2011
This is a great phone, I have owned it for 3 days now and i really like it. The build quality is great, even though it is plastic. The phone itself looks beautiful and feels great, the weight is also good it doesn't feel to light or to heavy. The screen is one of the best ive seen on any phone. Everything cant be perfect though.

I am not in a lte market so i cant comment on that aspect. As far as the phone goes you do have to keep a couple of things in mind. The phone has a 4.5 inch screen, although this sounds great it has some obvious draw backs. With the screen being so big one of the draw backs is size. It is not a comfortable phone to carry around and putting it in you're pocket as well as pulling it out can be awkward. I wear slim jeans and this has become an annoyance. When you talk on it you notice the size, it feels like holding a scientific calculator to you're ear.

The second draw back is once again the screen size. This being 4.5 inches it takes up more juice than some of the more standard sizes. I am currently experimenting with ways to reduce battery drain but still end up with a dead phone by the time i go to bed (I am worried about the days i go out and stay up past 11). Another thing that I am concerned about when it comes to battery life is the lte antenna. I am pretty sure lte takes up more battery life than standard hspa or hspa+, and I am a little upset that this phone does not have a switch to turn of the lte antenna. Also unlike most android phones i have used before you do not have the option to switch to 2g networks only, there is probably a work-around for this via the android market but i haven't bothered.

I will not comment on the UI because i find that irrelevant on an android phone.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review for Samsung Skyrocket November 11, 2011
I will start with the bad things first:

Price: I initially bought it from Amazon wireless and they said it won't be delivered until December, so I canceled my order and went with ATT premier store and paid full price on the phone. It is like 70 dollars more.

Battery: I took it off the charger at 9am today, right now it is almost 2pm and I am at 63%, I did used Google Navigation (while charging in the car). And mostly light browsing, power saving mode seems to help a lot, with 60 percent it can last me till the end of the day with almost 5% left. (Tested that yesterday) So battery life is not great but given it is an LTE phone with 4.5 inch screen, I would say this is 50/50.

Accessories: Lack of accessories for now, you might want to get a good case for this considering it is a very delicate and expensive phone, you don't want to test the durability yourself.

And no HD screen. & ATT customer service, ATT wouldn't give me the unlock code even if I paid the full price (there's way around it online)

Good things:
4.5 inch screen: after you play with this for awhile and go back to 4.3 or 4 inch screens, don't even think about that. It is really not too big in my opinion, keeping it in my jean's front pocket is not a problem at all, I was using captivate before and this feels pretty much the same in the pocket.

Application speed: Not much FC, the phone is really smooth so far, hopefully it will stay this way through out the lifespan.

Browsing speed: The rendering is so fast (Compared to Captivate, probably other devices as well but this is fast)

LTE speed(Chicago) + GPS: Amazing, using google navigation is near instant lock on, no loosing signal so far.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
Could not be happier with this warehouse deal purchase! Like a brand new phone and saved a bundle. Love It!
Published 18 days ago by Animal House
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone!
This phone is great! Before this phone I had an iPhone. Compared to the iPhone the Samsung Galaxy S II skyrocket is amazing! Read more
Published 13 months ago by akisadr
2.0 out of 5 stars Eats batteries like Tic Tacs
This is a great phone if you're never more than 3 feet from a power outlet. I've done a factory reset numerous times to try and clean it up and remove whatever's taking the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Aayore
4.0 out of 5 stars Great phone. Battery life terrible.
I absolutely love this phone. However, the battery's a problem. When I first got the phone, I asked the guy in the store about battery life. He said he charged his 2-3 times a day. Read more
Published 17 months ago by John Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars decent phone, meh battery life, awful audio
Very fast, yet not much support.
No jb for it yet, but on xda developers you can grab cyanogen nightly builds at the time of writing. Read more
Published 23 months ago by IsHeAimbot??
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 4g Smart Phone
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Let me start off by saying, this is an awesome phone, and it's totally worth buying! Read more
Published 23 months ago by sludwig
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my Skyrocket
I got my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket last April as my old Rugby rugged phone had it's screen break and I was eligible for an upgrade. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Bookseller
3.0 out of 5 stars Smart phone - dumb battery
Both my wife and I have had this model for about seven months. In general, the phone works as expected. It is fast, and with a 4G connection or wifi handles information quickly. Read more
Published 23 months ago by GaryD
5.0 out of 5 stars Galaxy S II Skyrocket, True 4G LTE.
This is my sixth month owning this devise, and I can't say how much I love working with it. Yes, the screen resolution is not as high as SIII, but the price is ridiculously cheaper... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Dempcine
5.0 out of 5 stars My Skyrocket!
First, there are plenty of good reviews here that tell you all the details about this incredible mobile phone so I won't try to repeat them. Read more
Published on August 19, 2012 by Rob W.
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