Originally Posted by Dnewman20
I have noticed that there is now a 4g version of this phone available on some ads. Previously AT&t seemed to only offer the skyrocket as their Galaxy S2 option. Is this correct? Is there now a Galaxy S2 that is identical to the 3G version available in 4g?
AT&T has two current models of Samsung Galaxy S2:
Samsung Galaxy SII - SGH-I777
Samsung Galaxy SII (Skyrocket / LTE) - SGH-I727
The I777 - Was released two days ahead of Apple's iphone 4S announcement on October 2nd, and Skyrocket was released on November 6th as one of two availabile LTE handsets to work on AT&T fledging LTE network, the OTHER handset being the HTC Vivid. I say *fledging* LTE market because there are only a small handful of metropolitan areas now that have LTE coverage. Major Metro areas like SF, LA, NY have been LEFT off the map for now and are not expected to get LTE until later in 2012. There is no 3rd phone that I'm aware of?
Why is all this information relevant? Because AT&T did not release the BEST LTE handsets available for their new netwrok, the HTC Vidid is nice but pales in comparison to the hardware specs of the Samsung and there is NOT a huge developer support for this model so unless you are willing to run your phone a pure vanilla STOCK without ROOTING, you will be sadly out of luck on the HTC. The Skyrocket on the other hand is a VARIANT of the massively successful international I9100.
LTE - If you happen to live in one of the LTE areas then the Skyrocket or the Vivid will be screaming FAST!!!!
Very VERY envious...
Large Screen - Same resolution but bigger sreen means graphics are less crisp
Power - Huge battery drain, indeed on the LTE forums there are quite a few already complaining about battery life
Development - Because it's a variant it suffers from the same HTC fate, lack of development, maybe less so because it's a variant but
Big size - Personal preference, I prefer the slimmer I777 size over the thicker I727
CPU - Not a EXYNOS processor, this is the FLAGSHIP top of the line Samsung processor found on the I777 but is not on the I727.
But unfortunately, that's about it, it's the ONLY one thing (IMHO) that it has over the I777... As you can see, I prefer thie I777 over the I727 but did you really expect anything different as you posted to an I777 forum??!?
All kidding aside, please base everything you've read here with a grain of salt as one person's *OPINION* about the Skyrocket vs. the Galaxy SII (I-777), do some more research and if *POSSIBLE* please check out both phone simultaneously and decide which is the better of the two phones. No one will be a better judge than your own eyes and hands as they test out both phones...