Beastly in performance
It was a long wait between the release of the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and a version for AT&T, but the U.S. carrier has now ended up with two of them. One version is pretty faithful to the original (check out our review here), and the second version, the Samsung Skyrocket, is what were looking at today. There's a good bit of difference, both the obvious (a larger 4.5-inch screen and an LTE modem) and th...
Pros: The beautiful screen looks even better at 4.5-inches. Handoff times from LTE to a GSM/HSPA network are quick. HSPA+ fallback when not in an LTE area offers a better experience to the user. Overall the phone is very smooth, like we're
Cons: LTE is hard on battery life. A 4.5-inch screen may be too big for some. AT&T's LTE network is in its infancy and still full of holes. The different internals may mean longer wait times for updates from Samsung and AT&T.
Verdict: The Skyrocket stays faithful to the Galaxy S II line, offering the same (or better) performance and an identical user experience. AT&T still needs to work on its LTE network, but with a fast handoff and fast HSPA network speeds to fall back...