Yesterday, Samsung held a special press event allowing members of media and analysts to try out the new Samsung Galaxy S II from AT&T and the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. T-Mobile has not announced the release date yet for the Samsung Galaxy S II, which may be named the Samsung Hercules.
The most recent reviews and hands-on impressions are mostly positive praising the Super AMOLED touchscreen, fast processor and capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
The reviewers are somewhat reticent because well there are a bunch of super-powerhouse smartphones coming round the bend, released in time for holidays, such as the Droid Prime, Droid Bionic, HTC Vigor, Samsung Stratosphere and Nexus Prime.
Sascha Segan at PCMag performed benchmark tests on both the smartphones and found "these appear to be the fastest Android phones yet, with higher benchmarks all around when compared to the cream of the current dual-core crop." The test shows that the Samsung Galaxy S II models beat out all the current dual-core model Android smartphones (HTC EVO 3D, LG Thrill 4G, Motorola Photon. The Samsung Galaxy S II from AT&T and Samsung Epic 4G Touch are powered by the Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is faster and sleeker than its predecessor and has a bigger and better touchscreen noted J.R. Raphael at Computerworld, who thinks that the Nexus Prime (or whatever it is called) could be a better option due to faster upgrades and less bloatware. He doesn't compare it to the next iPhone 5 because it doesn't exist yet.
Taylor Martin at Phone Dog suggested the Samsung Galaxy S II could be a little late "They are just launching at the worst time possible. Interest in the Nexus Prime (or DROID Prime, whatever that really is), the iPhone 5 and the handful of bigger, better Android phones slated to launch before the holidays is growing...Personally, I couldn't force myself to buy a Galaxy S II. Not now."
We however, note the Samsung Galaxy S II premier quality is the Super AMOLED touchscreen, which many believe is easier to read in direct sun light and offers gorgeous colors.
Melanie Pinola at PCWorld wrote that the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T "feels like a winner in every way" and noted its gorgeous screen, zippy performance and light/slim design. She didn't like that the case feels plasticky but called it a strong alternative to the iPhone 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S II which was released all over the world, earlier this year and is late coming to the United States which is why Verizon reportedly will not be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II but the Samsung Droid Prime instead.
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