Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-I777 - 16GB - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone
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- ernewtzJan 9, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
A Great Phone
I purchased this Unlocked for my "bring your own" phone for Straight talk.
It set up well with some help from a straight talk cust service.
you will need to change the APN settings in the phone to recognize your sim card
and if you already have a straight talk account with a sim card... you can use the old sim but
still need to change the APN settings in the new phone...FYI...Great value Phone!
- thomp1956Oct 25, 2015by
its for sale now
Great phone and the perfect size. This does just about as much as its successors in a smaller package. love it
- diwanehumtereNov 30, 2011by
If you need a smart phone, your search ends here
This is an awesome phone. Pardon me apple fans but this is way better than any iphone i have ever used. everyday I learn new and cool features about it and it is so user friendly. I was reluctant to buy this phone was I was a big time apple fan. But I am so glad I did. A zillion stars for this phone
- jerryandkimwime...Oct 19, 2012by
Terrific phone for half the price of the latest and greatest!
I bought this phone inteending to use it on the Straight Talk Bring Your Own Phone network, but wanted to ability to switch to T-Mobile if I found the AT&T data network to be slower than acceptable. So far however, I have no issues with the AT&T Straight Talk BYOP SIM. Time will tell.
Back to the phone itself- this is last year's high end Samsung phone. But don't let that fool you. It's still a very powerful phone, and, being the AT&T version of the Galaxy S2, it's possible to upgrade it's OS from the shipped 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) to 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Prior to activating the phone, I played around with the installed 2.3.6, and found it to be just fine for most people's use. I, being a tech geek, went ahead and used the Samsung Kies PC program to perform the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. That's just because I like having the latest and greatest (haven't rooted to get to Jelly Bean yet, and don't know if I will or not). The interface has changed with the update, but not enough to put a less techy user off if they're already familiar with the original Gingerbread OS. There are a few new features, but the old stuff pretty much all works too.
Regardless of OS, the dual core phone is speedy enough on everything I've thrown at it so far. It is 4G (NOT LTE though) capable, over AT&T's HSPA+. Mine actually locks in on this right in my house, and downloads are quick enough, though I suppose if I were to compare web page load times between the SII's '4G' and the LTE on my iPad 3, I'd see a significant difference. That's not a big deal to me- the phone downloads data, apps, and streams more than quickly enough for the minimal amount of time I'm likely to be using it for such things over the mobile network. I have the iPad for the truly heavy content consumption sessions, where a larger screen is definitely preferable anyway.
I've only had the phone active for just over a day, but voice calls seem fine, with clear voices on both ends (called my wife to test), and no extraneous noise from the phone or surroundings.
It's also a pretty lightweight phone, especially for its size. Granted, my previous phone was a Virgin Mobile Motorola Triumph, roughly the same size, but twice as thick as this S2. The Triumph feels sturdy, mostly because of its weight. This phone also feels sturdy, but is thinner and lighter.Read full review
- wwwtouyang1Nov 1, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
The battery run out kind of fast. Prefer to have more options to save the battery so it will last longer.
It's not that bad.