- Size (LWH): 4.93 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.33 inches
- Weight: 4.16 ounces
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 3 hours
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 250 hours
Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 Unlocked Phone with 8MP Camera and Touchscreen - International Version (Black)
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- The Samsung Galaxy S II is an Android Smartphone with touchscreen
- 8MP Camera, Dual-core 1.2GHz, A-GPS support
- User memory: 16GB,Expandable memory (MicroSD up to 32GB)
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
- This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
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but we have a serious problem here, this seller announces it as it has a "worldwide warranty", while its not true, waste 5min calling Samsung costumer support and see that they only provide warranty for the country you purchased the phone OFFICIALLY. this phone announced here is imported unofficially from many countries, as you can read the feedbacks, some people received it in german language, others in spanish language...
so if you want to buy this, be aware that you ill be uncovered by factory warranty.
AMAZON.COM, PLEASE ASK FOR THE SELLER TO REMOVE THE INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY ADVERTISEMENT. THATS NOT TRUE.
SELLER, STOP LYING!
I've heard a rumor the new 2.3.4 improves the battery life over the original 2.3.3, but you'd have to root the phone as it's not official yet. so far I don't have the burning need for that.
You'll be able to see most internet sites just fine, also writing some notes and emails is bearable. I had issues trying to submit this review from it, though (it has issues handling the big open text boxes, especially in horizontal mode).
Wi-Fi reception is decent; not as good as in laptops or my old Nokia E71, but usually good enough.
Another plus on this matter - free internet access points requiring you to hit 'ok' on their start page are now accessible for web browsing and then to any other app (unlike E71).
Amazon site mentioned international warranty, but I didn't find any document on that in the box. Keeping the receipt and hoping I won't need to use the warranty which I suspect I don't really have. BTW, the device woke up in Spanish, but asked from the start which language I prefer. So it probably comes from Latin America...
As long as you're ready for the few drawbacks, it's a great device.
Everything you can see about this phone is perfectly great, the ONLY ONE thing nobody would like is the battery, it waste very fast but making some changes on the OS you can make it improve.
It uses the same bands as Movistar, so it works with 3G and HSPA.
PD: Differences between GT-I9100 and SA-I9100 are just the origin, it does not make any important changes.
I bought the ceramic white and black version to the FGS Trading seller.
However, what this really means is that you can not ROOT your phone or install CM9 ROMs on it!!! All of the available cutom ROM's out there, including CM7 & CM9, only support the GT-i9100 chipset, and not the G model. So you will be stuck with whatever bloatwear Samsung puts on it.
I returned mine unopend within an hour after receiving it. I will buy a i9100 model just as soon as I find it somewhere.
I've been using the Samsung now for a couple of weeks. Before getting into details about a few of the amazing features of this excellent phone, here is a summary of what I really liked about the Blackberry Curve and how the new Galaxy S2 compares:
1. It was easy to type text on the Blackberry because it has a physical keyboard which even a user with big fingers can cope with. I was put off on-screen keyboards a couple of years ago by the truly appalling and virtually un-usable Blackberry Storm, but the Samsung is really OK in this department even though its keyboard appears on-screen because the key points are so large, and when you finger a key a larger image of it pops up to confirm which key you have activated.
2. The Blackberry's party piece was very easy and intuitive email management, which I need to use all day long for business messages. Well, the Samsung is surprisingly good here too, with the added bonus of a huge screen and the facility to enlarge or reduce text size with a sweep of the fingers, iPhone style. The text clarity is first class.
3. The Blackberry has very long battery life and typically I'd only need to charge it every 4 or 5 days, even with heavy usage.Read more ›
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I'm very satisfied with this phone, I bought it in 2011 and it still works.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Dazzling 4.3in screen
Excellent video playback
Light for its size
Too large for some
Plastic build doesn't feel... Read more
When I received the phone it did not have the correct power cord! If I didn't already have the right one in my possession then it would have died. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Could have been a gret product, but BADLY let down by poor battery life and I do WISH Samsung would STOP clogging up their 'smart' phones with pre-installed apps which I personally... Read morePublished 7 months ago by fotofundi
The package arrived as described by the seller.