My Phone is Faster than My Laptop!? Samsung Galaxy S II SkyRocket

Not surprisingly, my cell phone is more powerful than many of my laptops. So when I start heading towards my front door ready to take care of some daily errands around town, I typically stop and consider grabbing my tablet, laptop, or camera just in case. What am I thinking? it’s in my pocket.

I finally went ahead and made the yearly upgrade to my phone. The one thing I’ve been really waiting for has been an improved Camera with a Flash; also a front-facing camera. I held off an entire year with out it, but I think I found the right fit.

Whenever upgrading phones, you always have to ask. Which is the better fit? iPhone or Android? I was once an iPhone user with the 3GS, but it seems that we are continually waiting for upgrades; how long have people been waiting for the iPhone 5? Ever since switching to Android and having options to match up with what I use phones for, I seem to be simply awwed by what Android has to offer. The other day I posted the match up between the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S II class, which is pretty amazing how quickly technology is growing.

I chose to go with the Samsung Galaxy S II SkyRocket. Many years ago, I was using Samsung for Windows phones, while iPhone was just getting started and Android wasn’t even around. Samsung quickly lost footing of the market and I jumped ship over to HTC (Windows) and later to Apple iPhone, also switching with Windows phones. After my frustration with syncing iPhone’s and Windows lack of staying on top, I decided to finally hit Android a couple years ago. I’m now completely sync’d wirelessly, Contacts, Email, Calendar, Files with Cloud. I went back to Samsung with their re-innovated Galaxy class (Galaxy S I Captivate) and now the upgrade with the Galaxy S II SkyRocket. The SkyRocket, specifically, because of the juiced up hardware specifications: screen size, processing power, and 4G capability.

Take a look at some of the wins that I take away from choosing the Galaxy S II SkyRocket:

  • Dual Core 1.5Ghz Processor vs iPhone 4S Dual Core 800 Mhz / 1.0 Ghz
  • 4.6 oz – Lighter than the iPhone 4S (4.9oz) ~ The Galaxy S II standard is 4.3oz
  • 4.5 inch screen – A full inch larger in diameter of Super AMOLED real-estate over the iPhone 4S (3.5inch), compared to Galaxy S II standard at 4.3
  • True HSPA+ 4G 42 Mbps AND WiMax (40 Mbps+)
  • Memory Expansion – For the memory upgrade, you will surely win out in cost with the Galaxy over the iPhone.
  • Battery Life – 400 Hours of Standby time 8 hours talk vs iPhone 4S 200 Hours standby and 8 hours talk
  • Replaceable Battery – The Galaxy S II lets you have extra batteries. Granted with the power of these batteries, keeping a backup was never needed with the 3G data, with 4G I just may have to keep a spare.
  • OS – This can be more of an opinion, but mine is that Gingerbread is better than iOS5.

All said and done: Faster, Stronger, Lighter, Smaller, Cheaper — Seriously worth a look and if you are adventurous to dabble, try it out for 30 days and return it if you do not like it.

About Phillihp Harmon

I'm Phillihp. My name can be spelled the same way forwards and backwards, so can my posts... if you wish. I'm out here exploring, learning, and sharing what I find. This is more for fun and personal growth, I aim to be as consistent as possible, so check back daily!
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