Samsung Skyrocket

The Samsung Skyrocket is the AT&T LTE version of the Galaxy S II.  Built with slightly different hardware, and at a bit bigger size, and (the best part for many) the addition of an AT&T LTE radio for their blossoming LTE 4G network.  When a package from Dallas arrived, I know it could only be one thing, and we've got one of these beauties to put through the wringer and see what we think of it.

Jump past the break for a quick hands-on look, some first impressions, a smattering of pictures and some specs of one of AT&T's first LTE smartphones.

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It's exactly what we're used to from a Galaxy S II on the software side.  That's a good thing, as we all loved the GSII and most of you guys do, too.  Everything is fluid and snappy, the hardware feels nice, the screen is absolutely gorgeous, and it's all very well built.  We've looked at how the Qualcomm 1.5GHz CPU performs in the T-Mobile Galaxy S II, so we know the hardware is up to snuff. 

The only real questions -- LTE speeds, and battery life.  I've set aside some time to hit up Washington, DC for some serious testing of both, and we'll let you know how it all went in the full review in about a week.  In the meantime, here's a few pics and the specs -- talk it up in the forums!


  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus Display (800 x 480)
  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 16GB of onboard memory
  • MicroSD expandable up to 32GB
  • AT&T 3G/HSPA/LTE radios
  • 129.8 x 68.8 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight 130.5 g

Samsung Skyrocket   Samsung Skyrocket

Samsung Skyrocket   Samsung Skyrocket

Samsung Skyrocket   Samsung Skyrocket

Samsung Skyrocket   Samsung Skyrocket