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Key Features

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Performance


  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery

  • 16 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • FM Radio

What makes Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket unique?

  • The Android GingerBread Samsung phone with the highest camera resolution

Buy For

  • Vibrant display
  • Supports NFC and 3G
  • Smooth performance
  • Sound rear camera
  • Solid memory

Beware Of

  • Expensive

Beastly in performance


Display and Configuration

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has a 4.5-inch, Super AMOLED Plus, 16M colors display of 480 x 800 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 207 ppi. It is backed by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor paired up with a 1GB RAM and the Adreno 220 GPU. It features a multi touchscreen with TouchWiz UI v4.0. It runs on the Android v2.3.5 OS (Gingerbread) which can be upgraded to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

Camera and Storage

From the camera point of view, it has an 8MP autofocus camera at the rear end and a 2MP camera on the front. The rear camera comes with a resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 pixels and is good for shooting 1080p@30fps videos. Additional features in the rear camera include smile and face detection, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, continuous shooting and geo-tagging. It has 16GB of inbuilt storage along with a microSD slot.

Battery and Connectivity

On the connectivity front, it has features like GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, microUSB v2.0 port, DLNA, Bluetooth, and NFC. It provides a talktime of 7 hours and a standby time of 256 hours in 2G network with the 1,850mAh Li-ion battery.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket has almost everything you can expect in a smartphone. It has a rich display and can be termed as brilliant from the performance point of view. It has a stunning rear camera and an immense storage internal memory. Though the phone comes with an outdated OS, it can be upgraded to one of the latest versions.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Specifications

General

Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Also Known As Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket i727
Operating System Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 4G: Available (doesn't support Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 129.8 (H) x 68.8 (W) x 9.49 (T) mm
Weight 130 grams
Colours

Display

Screen Size
4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density
207 ppi
Display Type
Super AMOLED Plus
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm
Processor
Dual core, 1.5 GHz
Graphics
Adreno 220
RAM
1 GB

Storage

Internal Memory
16 GB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Camera

Main Camera

Resolution
8 MP Primary Camera
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Smile detection, Digital image stabilization
Video Recording
1920x1080

Front Camera

Resolution
2 MP Front Camera
Camera Features Fixed Focus

Battery

Capacity
1850 mAh
Type Li-ion
Talktime
Up to 7(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 256(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 700(band 28) / 1700(band 4)
3G Speed:
EV-DO category Rev.A

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
v3
GPS
with A-GPS

Multimedia

FM Radio
RDS

Special Features

Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Applications Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Adobe Flash 10.1 support

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10 Expert Reviews for Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

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  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket review: Aiming for the stars
    GSMArena team
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    17 Nov 2011 | gsmarena

    We have the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket all set on the launch pad. Announced together with the HTC Vivid, the smartphone is among the first LTE enabled devices, compatible with AT&T’s all new LTE network. The smartphone is certainly a welcome addition to the U. S. Samsung Galaxy S II lineup, as LTE was the only connectivity flavor missing in the lineup so far. If you find the device looks somewhat familiar, there is a good reason for it. The ...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket review
    Jerry Hildenbrand
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    28 Nov 2011 | androidcentral

    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...

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