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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket with LTE for AT&T doesn't disappoint

Review by Dan Seifert on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

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4.5 stars

(How we score)

Speed to spare, great display, solid battery life
Plasticky construction, can be large for some, LTE coverage is pitiful


The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is the fourth Galaxy S II device to hit U.S. carriers, and the fifth one that we have reviewed here at MobileBurn. Though the Skyrocket shares many similarities with the previous models, especially the version carried by T-Mobile, it has one key differentiator ? it is the first Galaxy S II with 4G LTE(INFO) support in the U.S. Along with the HTC Vivid, the Skyrocket is among the first wave of LTE smartphones for AT&T, and has the ability to achieve blistering network speeds - provided you live under AT&T's nascent LTE coverage blanket.

Since it is a bona fide Galaxy S II, the Skyrocket is an impressive performer all-around. It is exceptionally fast in day to day tasks, and has the solid battery life (for Android, anyways) that the Galaxy S II line has come to be revered for. Does it differentiate itself enough with the LTE connectivity to justify its higher upfront cost over the vanilla Galaxy S II that AT&T also carries? At this point, unless you live in one of the few cities that AT&T actually provides LTE service, I can't say that it does. Of course, if you are the type that likes to plan ahead for when AT&T eventually brings LTE to your neck of the woods, then the Skyrocket might just be the right choice for your. Read on to learn all of the ins and outs of one of AT&T's first LTE smartphones.

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Dan Seifert
Dan is MobileBurn.com's Editor-in-Chief. Based in Poughkeepsie in New York, Dan can be found on Twitter as @DCSeifert.

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