After about 4 years (and 3 generations) of Apple phones, I decided it is time for a change. Not because I don’t love my iPhone 4, but because I realize how much better I would like a larger screen. For some reason AT&T website showed us that we qualify for an early upgrade so I also talked with my wife and we decided to give it a try and to replace our iPhone 4 devices with a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket for me, respectively a HTC Vivid for her. We had a couple of days to play with them and the first impressions (as well as the inevitable comparison with Apple iPhone 4) are detailed in this Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket Review.
A little bit of introduction is in order: Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (code name SGH-i727) is one of the two LTE sets AT&T just launched. LTE is the new 4G communication standard AT&T is upgrading its network to, it stands for Long Term Evolution. With the current technology LTE should achieve download speeds of 20+Mbs, enough for pretty much everything including 1080p streaming.
The other AT&T LTE set is built by HTC and called HTC Vision. Throughout this review we’ll compare Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket to HTC Vision, and to iPhone 4 as well to help you make an informed decision. We also reviewed it, so you can read our AT&T HTC Vivid Review for a comparison.