First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T)

After 5 million units sold in the first 85 days across the globe, American fingers have finally been graced with the presence of Samsung’s Galaxy S II.

AT&T’s offering is more of a sharper-edged rectangle than Sprint’s, but it is still one of the lightest, thinnest smartphones we’ve ever seen. AT&T claims they’ve got the thinnest 4G smartphone on their hands, measuring 8.89mm at its thinnest. It certainly fit in our back pocket, but it was wide enough that we’d be worried to sit on it. It showed no signs of being unsturdy, but the plastic shell doesn’t feel like it could take much of a beating, either. Did we mention how light it was?

The Galaxy S II will run Android Gingerbread (2.3.4) out of the box, bundled with their newly updated TouchWiz interface.

A new feature allowed for quick scrolling through app drawers, using numbers for quick visual differentiation.

Samsung’s proprietary Media Hub serves as their vehicle to sell and rent movies and TV shows. We can’t vouch for their content, but were disappointed that the max resolution was limited to 480i.

The main video camera records in 1080p and captures stills at 8MP.

The front-facing camera is limited to video recording at 480i, capturing stills at 2MP.

The Galaxy S II has 16GB of on-board memory and a microSD card slot for expandable storage up to 32GB.

Author: Matthew Ismael Ruiz

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