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I regret buying my GS2 LTE Skyrocket

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by red30, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. red30

    red30 Newbie
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    I have to admit that I regret buying my Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE Skyrocket and here's why...

    The Skyrocket was released in November of 2011 (at least by Rogers Wireless in Canada). I bought mine in Jan 2012 and within 3 months the Galaxy S3 was released and the S2 LTE fell into obscurity. This phone had an incredibly short lifespan, has very little support and it's virtually unknown.

    Even though the phone is only months older than the S3 updates from Samsung have stopped and probably for good. I don't think there is a chance in hell that the any new version newer than 4.1.2 will ever be released even though Skyrocket is very similar to the S3.

    Although my phone runs well and I have not had any serious problems I am disappointed with the lack of updates and battery life. In addition, occasionally the phone will lag and infuriate me, I've actually missed calls because the phone won't allow me to answer.

    Another thing worth mentioning is that there are very few accessories available for the Skyrocket compared to other versions of the S2

    One thing I have learned from this is that I will not buy another "odd-ball" phone.

    I would love to hear from anyone about their experience with their Galaxy S2 Skyrocket.

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  2. dwitb

    dwitb Lurker

    I too bought it in early 2012. Things haven't been the same since the 4.1.2 update. My "device memory" nearly disappeared to a scrawny 1.97gb. If memory serves it's supposed to have 16gb. The device forgets to store picture to my extSD and will sometime store to the device and before I know it the device is full and I can't access the photos app, the notifications bar, contacts, phone app, and the camera fails and my videos, even on the extSD, do not play. To make sure it wasn't a third-party app, Samsung had me reset and it didn't clear it. Now they want to charge me to fix it. AT&T wants me to upgrade since there's virtually no support for this device. I hate this device and I've lost faith in Samsung. I've had other issues with them, but this thread is geared toward the device itself.
  3. Kristi163

    Kristi163 Newbie

    I have the S2 Skyrocket and I'm satisfied with it. I don't know why you guys are having such problems. Everything has been normal with me, including battery life. Never had lags. Update to 4.1.2 went fine and I dont have a single problem. I even use it as a network unlocked phone and no problems with networks at all. I had the galaxy S3 for a short time and of course it is better. But comparing these two, they are not really far away each other
  4. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    Mine has been good (running stock OS) since the summer of '12 until very recently. I may need to finally do a factory reset to get rid of the anomalies. Media Scanning running a lot and a long time, some jerky delays while browsing, etc.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1850mAh battery.

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