T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II initial hands on and unboxing [Video]

The final U.S. carrier to debut the Samsung Galaxy S II is T-Mobile which will take place on October 12, but thankfully, a review unit landed on my doorstep, so we can give you a quick preview. The big difference with the T-Mobile version is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor for T-Mobile AWS compatibility, as opposed to the Exynos 1.2GHz CPU. There is a lot of concern that performance will suffer, but my initial thought is worrying is a waste of time because it appears to be very snappy.

Full specs:

  • 4.52-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED plus display
  • 1.5GHz dual-code Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera with 1080p recording, 2MP front facing
  • 16GB internal storage, up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 1850mAH battery
  • 0.37x 5.11 x 2.71 inches; 4.77 ounces
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps support
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wifi, with Wifi Direct
  • NFC
  • Touchwiz 4
  • Android 2.3.5

I will post a full review after I spend more time with it, but for now, take a look at the initial hands on video after the break.

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

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  • Javonta

    I’m getting this phone can’t wait idk if I want black or the white one and does the black one come with headphones?.