The Fed-Ex man just dropped off something I've been itching to get my hands on -- the T-Mobile Galaxy S II. For all intents and purposes, it's the same Galaxy S II we've seen across the rest of the world, with a few extras -- a 4.52-inch display, and an HSPA+42 modem. We have to get down and dirty with it for a bit to know the in's and out's, but there's no way we would make you guys wait for a quick preview of what may be the best smartphone T-Mobile has ever carried. Hit the break for the details, some video love, and a handful of pictures.
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The first thing you'll notice when you're holding this one is how big the screen is. Then you'll notice how thin it is. Combine those two things together, and you have a combination that works -- even for dinosaurs like me who insist the new phones are just too damn big. The display is gorgeous, and the whole experience is summed up in one word -- great. The device feels very solid, the metal case center really makes a difference here, and anyone who felt that Samsung needed to improve the way their phones "feel" in the hand will be pleased.
The phone is snappy as hell, like we expect a Galaxy S II to be. All doubt about the Snapdragon processor needs to be put to rest, because you would never know the internals are different between this one and the rest. We'll have to see how it handles games and video, but I'm expecting no issues at all.
Keep an eye out for the full review, but in the meantime, here's some mouthwatering specs and pictures of the latest phone-porn for T-mobile subscribers.
- Android 2.3.5
- 4.52-inch Super AMOLED plus display at 480x800 pixels
- 0.37x 5.11 x 2.71 inches; 4.77 ounces
- Dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor
- Touchwiz 4
- T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42Mbps data speeds
- 1850mAH battery
- 8MP camera with 1080p recording, 2MP front facing
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 802.11 b/g/n Wifi, with Wifi Direct
- 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, up to 32GB microSD card