The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Cell Phone features a 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED display, virtual keyboard with Swype and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system for quick and easy navigation of all of your applications and messaging. This Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone features dual cameras that let you document your life and video chat with your friends and family while you're on the go! Additional features of this Samsung Galaxy S II Prepaid Cell Phone include HSPDA+/WiFi connectivity, 1.2GHz dual core processor, advanced GPS capabilities, music player and ThinkFree Office Mobile. Your Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone also includes threaded text messaging, multimedia messaging, personal email and IM, Speech-to-Text and a social and media hub. 12GB storage memory and battery talk time of up to 8 hours round out this Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Cell Phone.
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Customer Recommendation86%562 out of 652reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
This is a really great phone. Has all the features you want in a smart phone from an amazing screen to every app you can think off for Android. Pair it with the Unlimited Straight Talk $45 plan and you cant beat it.
very nice phone!!!!! it works very good , run off att towers, and its speed is nice , dont have to worry about loosing any calls with att towers around here, we got 2 and will buy 1 more for xmas over all you cant beat the phone for the price ,speed and all it has , for 199 it was 299, and it works great!!!!
The phone needs charging 2-3 times per DAY...not cool. Also like my old keyboard as it had some symbols such as a heart & I used those alot so not too happy I don't have them anymore. It is quite functional. Also having a hard time getting a case that fits...that isn't cool either! Also I liked the calander on my previous phone much better. Over all the fact that it doesn't hold a charge make the good things about the phone meaningless!
This is more of a review on the Straight Talk service then the phone itself. I took me a week to activate this phone. I wanted to carry over my number from Virgin Mobile, which they replied "no problem". I started on Saturday and they said it would take anywhere from a few hours to 2 business days. Ok, no problem. I waited until Monday and thought to call for a progress report. All of a sudden, everything changed. We have to send you a new SIM card and then your phone will be good to go. Ok, waited until Thursday...got the new SIM card...and called them per the instructions. Then I got the same story....could take a few hours or 2 business days....again. That would have put me until maybe next week so I decided to just get a new number. The phone is now working and seems OK, but......seemed like more of a pain then it needed to be......
I purhcased my phone on line and I live in south central Pa. This is the first smart phone I've owned so I can't speak to how it compares to other high end phones of its kind. This phone is a dedicated Straight Talk phone to be used with their $45.00/30 day unlimited everything plan. The phone is an S959G so if you want to learn more about the phone other than the very limited instruction manual that comes with it, you need to Google S959G and there you'll find all the necessary info. It works on the AT&T network that has excellent coverage in south central Pa. I recently traveled to Baltimore & south Florida where it also worked very well. My phone does everyting it says it does. I have not experienced any problems with any of its functions. My main reason for purchasing this phone is to be able to watch tv, especially football games & movies while at car shows.....the watch ESPN mobile ap & the xfinity player app both work very well on this phone lol.......the battery life leaves a lot to be desired, but I purchased a portable pocket size battery charger to take care of that....There are a multitude of accessories available from various vendors...I'm very happy I purchased this phone.
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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Where did you purchase your pocket charger at? Can you get a free mobile hotspot app on this phone to connect an iPad or other devise to the Internet
Exactly what I hoped it would be. Pricey but nice.
Straight Talk value (nearly 2 yrs as a customer), Android Phone, and how can it get any better? I am not an avid app person, so the feature I was most interested in was the 8 megapixel camera and this phone delivers awesome pictures. Battery does drain quickly due to Android operating system, so the diagnostics on the phone say, but there are tips on how to prevent that. Overall, very happy with the phone and service.
If you are looking for a great phone please, please check into this one. yes it is a little expensive but it's so worth it. I have no complaints with this phone it's everything I could want in a phone. I love the battery power saver option no other phone ever offered that, you had to buy a program. It also comes loaded with apps and I put even more apps on it and it still has tons of room. So many cool apps to chose from in the android market compared to apple. Plus you have all the cool live wallpaper which Apple does not offer.
I have hands free technology in my Ford and it was so easy to set up that I didn't need instructions and the sound is so clear.
It's such a beautiful phone!
I'll never go back to a contracted phone ever again, thank you Straight talk, thank you! I love you guy's!
I recently purchased my samsung s2 android phone, so fay it's pretty good. The one I had before was a samsung proclaim, which served me very well. i wanted to step up in screen size & a better camera. One annoying feature is the screen goes blank in about 10 secs. and I checked the power saving mode and it is set at 30 secs. scren timeout. Possibly there is something I need to adjust???. Other thing is the battery seems to deplete quickly for the amount of use.My son brags about his I-phone not using much battery and I'm starting to believe him. It's very slim, some people may like that, but I'm buying a cover-case to give me better grip when holding it and to protect it also. Overall pretty good phone so far, just a few minor complaints.
I have had this phone for about a month. The Battery life is amazing. i only charge once a day at night and i use it a ton and i don't really have to charge it, i just do because i'm sleeping, why not. the screen is perfect size for games. the camera is excellent. Led Light is nothing short of perfect. The only problem i have is when you txt, you have to hit return and then send because the button is cut off from the keyboard. but i got used to it, and don't really mind it. But the phone is stable, fast, and functional. i frequently use it to take notes, calculator, calender, facebook, camera, flashlight, play order and chaos online, email, netflix, pinetrest, youtube, netflix, sometimes for gps, and the oh so handy voice search. Now that the price is only 280. it was well worth every penny. love samsung and love this phone
I am in love with this phone. This phone runs just like the newer ones. I was skeptical to buy thinking maybe it was too much of an older version...YEA RIGHT. This phone does everything the newer ones do. The camera is GREAT. I can't stop using the front facing camera lol. With the straight talk plan I'm still saving money..getting all the services and features that everyone else is paying $70 and $80 for, I'm only paying $50. And to add the icing on the cake, I ordered this phone from Walmart on Friday, and the phone was here Saturday evening. I know for a fact I made the right choice and for the price of this phone, if you are on a budget you will not feel bad after purchasing this phone. Put a case on the phone, no one will no if its a galaxy 2,3, or 4 lol.
This might be a great phone but it is a shame that Wal Mart sells a product but does not sell the accessories for the product. I have been trying to get a case for my phone that I have only had for 2 weeks and have been told by 6 different Wal Mart stores that they don't carry a case for my phone, If I would have known this I won't have gone through Straight Talk to get this phone. If you sell the product you should follow up with the accessories for it. I am very disappointed in Wal Mart, and we are big Wal Mart customers.
I picked up this phone a couple weeks ago to replace an older nokia smartphone. And I've gotta say " WOW" . This phone is incredible ! I love tinkering with it, the things I can do with this phone are amazing. The only reason I gave it only an average value is it is quite pricey for an older model, and being on the straight talk plan you have to pay full price for the phone. That being said, I love it ! The only negative thing I could say is I was playing a flying combat game and the phone heated up quite seriously. Now this is a full 3-d game with lots going on onscreen,so I shouldnt of been surprised. I turned the game off and it cooled down quickly. All in all this is a phone that can do it all and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a fun toy that also makes good phone calls.
Before wasting money on a straight talk phone please check out their support website.
Doing this will save both money and frustration.
They do not sell an unlimited plan nor will they tell you what is acceptable data usage. They will throttle your data speed or cut you off entirely at whim. I used 48 mb I'd data over a 28 day period and had my speed limited to less than dial up speeds. 19 days after limiting speed they cut my data of completely.
I'm told the speed will be reset after I next refill my account. Glad I opted for that 6 month card last time as I have over two months to go. Not that it matters as I have no intention of giving them another cent.
Out of the box very nice phone with a nice grey color. This is my second android phone and I was really impressed with the speed vs the $99 - $149 phone. The performance is where you see the biggest difference. The screen is larger as well so I don't have to backspace as often when using the keypad. The only negs that I can give is that it does not include any ear buds, the phone needs to be charged daily even if you are a medium user, and if you like using Ebay for accessories you might have a hard time finding a case for it. The first one I ordered was wrong so I ordered one for an i777 which appeared to fit but caused an echo on every call so I had to take it back off. The model number of the phone is under the battery and a search for accessories returned very few results. Given the pros and cons I would still give this phone a solid 4 stars! btw it works on the AT&T Network.
I would never have a contract phone again. People might not know that the carriers of these phones are the same ones that you need to sign yearly contracts for. One of the greatest features for me is the text to speech. Most other brands in this price range don't offer this feature. I hate touching the buttons to text but with this one you can use the keyboard or talk and it types your message. Great camera with flash. Very fast and holds up to a 32gb card. Straight Talk has a good support system if you need it. Everything is included for the monthly fee. No more worrying about hidden charges. Would highly recommend this phone!! You either pay for a phone up front and have lower monthly fees or less for the phone and are obligated by contract for many months. Like this concept and the Samsung Galaxy 11. A lot of phone for the money. Would have liked the Samsung Galaxy 3 but had to stay within budget.
I so wanted this phone to work, especially after paying over $400 with taxes and a month of unlimited air time, but for the 64424 zipcode, it doesn't work! I called Straight Talk and they had assured me that this phone would indeed work for me and it does to some point. I can make/receive calls/texts, and sometimes an email will come thru, but as a mini computer, forget it. Never could get any apps to ever download, even when I was hooked up to a wi-fi hot spot. I was hesitant on buying as Net10 said it wouldn't work for my zipcode and that's why I called and talked to CS at Straight Talk. I loved the features on this phone; big screen, etc...........but since it won't work for anything other then a non-smart phone, it will be going back to WalMart within the 15 day return period. Just waiting on a SIM card from Net10 to go in an old phone so I can have service again.
The phone is great, no doubt! Read all the 5 and 4 star reviews for the specs because I don't have anything to add to them (Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said). However, the StraightTalk service is another matter. The "service" was supposedly via AT&T which gets the best coverage in this area. It was very spotty for 1 1/2 weeks. Apparently, the signal strength is different for StraightTalk service, as my antique cell phone was getting 5 bars while the SII was getting 1-2 most of the time. I tried to communicate with StraightTalk on a daily basis in order to make this work. I got nowhere until I emailed StraightTalk and got a different 800 number to call. The customer service there was excellent and the fixes always worked for that day. The next day there was usually a problem again, which I became skilled at solving most of the time, since customer service had given me the fixes in the previous days. Using a really quality cell phone like this one should not be this difficult, so, sadly, I am returning it tomorrow for a refund. I will be out the nearly $50.00 for the card, but at least the $350.00 + tax will not be aproblem.