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Sprint SGS2 named Samsung Within without QWERTY?

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by So-Low Da Don, May 16, 2011.

  1. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast
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  2. Even if it doesn't have a QWERTY, I'll still be getting the Within instead of the EVO 3D. Super AMOLED Plus is a much better display, and it actually is crisper than the current WVGA display due to it packing 12 subpixels into a pixel instead of 8. HTC's cameras also tend to be of poorer quality than Samsung's. The one thing Sprint should put on these new phones is SVDO. Verizon has SVDO now.
  3. cobalt

    cobalt Well-Known Member

    But isn't the SGS2 800x400 and EVO3D qHD (960x540)? If so, I think that would tip the crispness back in the EVO3D's favor -- real pixels are better than subpixels, particularly near the limits....

    (Not saying the SGS2 isn't a worthy phone, just pointing out a possible difference.)
  4. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

  5. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast
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    Not necessarily, the original Super Amoled was good for more vibrant color and better contrast, but the text was noticeably crappy because of the Pentile Matrix RGBG screen they were using. Now on the Plus they got rid of that and put the standard RGB so the text looks crisper and the colors are still amazing, but not as crisp as a qHD display.

    So its either:

    SA+ for color, contrast, and less power consumption

    qHD for crisper text and pictures
  6. I never said that the SGS2's display will be more crisp than the EVO 3D. All I said was that the Super AMOLED Plus display will be an improvement over our current Super AMOLED WVGA (which is 800x480, btw). The use of a standard LCD at qHD resolution is not enough to sway me away from the bright, colorful display on the SGS2.
  7. cobalt

    cobalt Well-Known Member

    Hope I didn't offend -- not my intention. You said you'd get the Within instead of the EVO3D because of the better display, and then discussed the crispness factor. I'm now guessing you only meant that only in relation to their previous AMOLED variants, but at the time it sounded like a comparison to the EVO3D's, so I thought the resolution differences were pertinent to mention.

    In any case, I can't wait to see these darn things in person -- will make deciding much easier!
  8. badankles

    badankles Android Expert

    i kinda hope it gets a slider keyboard. not many current or future high-end android device with hard keyboard. wonder if that's a trend from now on due to bigger screens.
  9. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    It would be nice if this was a proper Epic 2. A high end phone with a QWERTY would be a nice addition to the lineup.
  10. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 Android Enthusiast

    *sigh, no chance this gets to Sprint before June 23rd huh?

    Itching to jump to sprint from at&t, b/c of company discount, I'd save about $15/month. With the $125 credit and after selling my phone, I wouldn't lose anything (or maybe $20~) from breaking contract.
  11. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

    Probably not. But look into Nexus S and Evo 3D. :)
  12. Exit24

    Exit24 Member

    Does anyone know if this phone is 3G or 4G? PhoneArea claims it's 3G.. but its still technically unconfirmed so it could be anything.
  13. OneStepAhead

    OneStepAhead Lurker

    Of course its 4G. You think their first Glaxay S phone (Epic) would be 4G but the 2nd one would be 3G?
  14. la sal

    la sal Android Expert

    Another Sprint 4G phone with most users not having 4G in their area.
  15. Exit24

    Exit24 Member

    Oh, I didn't know that the Epic was the Galaxy S.

    I hate the fact that 4G is being jammed down our throats. They charge an extra $10 a month ($240 a year) for a service that most people can't even use. 4G isn't coming to where I live for at least another 2-3 years... lame.
  16. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast
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    $10 X 12 months = $240??? Or do we have 24 months in a year now :D. Also supposedly (quote on quote) the extra $10 isn't for 4G, just saying.
  17. la sal

    la sal Android Expert

    When my wife was sold her Epic, the sales people said the $10 went toward the 4G that was coming soon to our zip code. Six months later when I bought my Epic, they said it was a premium data charge. Got to find some excuse why they charge an extra fee when they keep failing at coming through on their "4G is coming next season".

    I would have went with Verizon but their customer service was worse than AOL's back in the dialup days.
  18. Exit24

    Exit24 Member

    Ooops, I meant to say $10 a month for 2 years is $240.

    But I know that the extra fee isn't technically for 4G, its for "Premium" data... which is exactly the same as regular data. Not unless Android 4g phones are rich snobs that are stuck up and won't operate on anything less than premium data.
  19. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast
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  20. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

    samsung got the within and the 600 coming, 2 blackberries, samsung tablet 10.1 and 8.9 htc view and the photon. Better line up then sprint last year for sure.
  21. badankles

    badankles Android Expert

  22. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast
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    Don't forget Evo 3D, HTC Kingdom, and Xoom
  23. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert

    No slider. They are already selling cases for this phone, and it is the same case for Within, Attain, and Function. Sounds to me like Samsung kept all three phones physically identical this time around. (sources think the t-mobile version will be smaller, which is why it's not listed for these cases)

    Here's one I pulled up real quick.

    Amazon.com: TPU-Cases High Gloss Black Flexible TPU Skin Cover Phone Case for Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) / Samsung Attain / Samsung Within / Samsung Function [TPU-Cases Retail Packaging]: Cell Phones & Accessories
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  24. badankles

    badankles Android Expert

    no slider for the photon either. :) :(
  25. Deleted User

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    You do realize the $10 data fee applies to any smartphone now regardless if it has 4g?

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