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%565 out of 656reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
When my old cell phone died, I took the plunge and bought a smartphone. I'd read reviews about the Galaxy Sii and had experience with the Android operating system before, so I was certain this was the model I wanted, and when it came on sale, it was a no-brainer. I was able to port my old phone number to the new phone as well. My only complaint (and this is not the fault of the phone) was that I was unable to obtain a refund of unused prepaid time and this was NOT made clear to me at the time of purchase or of transferring my number. Overall, I'm very pleased with this phone -- it was easily set up and because my contacts list was in my gmail account anyway, my contacts seamlessly transferred over (saving hours, if not days, of input). Absolutely recommended.
Do not take this plan (Straight talk). They changed my phone number out of blue, and every single time I called them they hold me on line for an hour and finally with no result. Finally I decided to stay with my new phone number. The associates are not helpful at all, it took for a month that I set up the new plan, they sent me the sim card two times, it was just a waste of time, and I am going to change my plan soon. Calling them is just a waste of time. Furthermore, you will not have MMS and group message in the plan, picture texting and etc and internet is slow.
I had a Straighttalk ZTE Merit, goes through AT&T towers. It's service isn't very good, so I was hoping after getting the Samsung Galaxy SII it would be about the same or better. I was WRONG!!! I had hardly any signal in my home, the only way I could get in the internet was through WIFI. Then, when I couldn't download text messages, that's when I took it back. I will just wait for a better smart phone that goes through Verizon.
Meets all of my expectations!!!! Didnt expect to like mo re than my apple, but I really do. The only down side is the manual. Just dosent cover every thing this phone can do. You tube is great for finding out more info. Just love, love, love this phone.
This is a very expensive smartphone; however, I would say it is worth the money. I chose the Galaxy SII because I wanted a smartphone capable of unleashing Android's full potential. This phone is very responsive and has no noticeable lag. I was contemplating the Iphone 4, but decided upon the SII because it has more to offer.
This is my first smartphone. I love what this phone does and how easy it was for me to figure out how to do everything. Any questions that I have had were easily answered by going online and reading the tutorial. I have had my phone for only 1 month but am very pleased. I don't know what all this phone will do but for me it has been great. I love the talk to text function and the Google Search access by voice.(Only problem is that I have a southern accent so sometimes words like "ten" come out as "tin" so confuses it sometimes, LOl). Anyway, for someone like me who uses the phone mostly for talk, text, internet seaches, checking Facebook and e-mail it is awesome. Not sure how it would be for gaming since I don't really know how to do that anyway!
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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I still use my dinosaur flip phone on AT&T and am trying to use this super current smartphone. To get this up and running, this phone took me several calls to customer service (like another commentator said: email FIRST to get service and they will give you a REAL number that will help). My dinosaur gets 5 bands of reception, while my "smart" and expensive Samsung Galaxy S II gets 1-2 most times and 3 at the most. You said that you got great AT&T reception with this phone. I'd like to know how or I will be returning it. Thanks!
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.
Had a Samsung Charge with Verizon that continually had problems. Had heard good things about the Galaxy SII and decided to give it a try. Very pleasantly suprised. The battery that came with it lasts all day and sometimes 2 days. It is quick to charge. Very easy to set up with Straight Talk. Loving the lower bills and unlimited coverage. Was paying $180 a month for Verizon for 2 phones with unlimited data and txt but with Straight Talk cost is less than half that....Saving $1200 per year!!!!!
This Straight Talk cell phone is worth the money. It is like having a computer with me anywhere I go. It has so many excellent features (Netflix streaming is one of my favorite) and the cost $45 per month is a great price. I have loved straight talk even when I had a non smart phone but this phone is amazing. I Love it!
When I bought this I was using Virgin Mobile which uses Sprint Towers. Where I live (in the country) I received no reception on that phone. After 2 years of not being able to answer my call phone at home, I had enough. This phone immediately caught my eye. $300 is expensive, but this phone is well worth it.
This phone gets 4g reception and works off the AT&T Towers, I get 4/5 bars when I am sitting at home way out in the country and I also get 4g here as well.
Pros ----- 4g
4.3'' Jumbo Screen
1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
1 GB Ram
8 MP Camera
1080p HD Recording
16 GB Internal Storage
2 MP Video Call Camera
Full Flash Support
During calls you can use the keypad, take a note, mute, hold a call or even add another call to your current conversation.
Can create and delete new and custom menu pages instead of being stuck with only 3/5/7.
Cons ------ In landscape mode, the keyboard takes up almost 60% of the screen.
Some applications will not open when the battery reaches 20%.
Audio recording is Mono
Memory card is underneath the battery so you have to shut down your phone to remove it safely.
Gmail app is horrible, doesn't like to refresh. Takes 5-10 refreshes to load.
Mic button on the keyboard is in a horrible place, easy to hit.
The 8MP camera when recording likes to change focus when you are recording, causing a lot of blur
Can't set text ringtones for individual people
Verdict --------- Overall, I really enjoy this phone. All phones have their pros and cons, but this one has better pros than most phones with straight talk and less cons than most phones. All in all, this is a smart choice as long as AT&T is good where you live!
This phone is excellent, plenty of bang for your buck. The screen is well done and very clear. It was easy to learn how to use. Plenty of space for all of my music. I recommend this phone over an Iphone any day of the week.
Unlike other providers, Straight Talk will not provide the phone unlock key for their phones, effectively attempting to hold customers hostage through their hardware purchase. Customer service is virtually unreachable when working through their phone tree for technical support -- and my email took more than a week before any response was received. And when I did get to customer service folks, the runaround was ridiculous. Ironically, the reason I wanted to unlock the phone was not to change services but rather to sell it and upgrade to a larger memory phone. Walmart should reconsider its partnership with this company, but in the meantime, customers should look elsewhere for their pay-as-you-go provider.
Recommends this product? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:3 - 4 months
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Re: Straight Talk is Anything But!!!
This review is supposed to be about the phone, meaning quality, ease of use, features, etc. Your review is not about the phone. It is ridiculous to so lowly rate something based on issues you have with the carrier, not the product itself.
This phone only came out the last week of September and you stated that you own your phone for 4 months. That is impossible! Straight Talk has being working on this deal to put the phone out on the market through Walmart. So you could not have bought it in May 2012. Check out Phonescoop.com for the facts before writing poor statement about a phone or a carrier like Straight Talk. Straight Talk are exclusive with Walmart and or course the APN is locked with Straight Talk! Remember this is AT&T 4G Towers that are being used. So the phone is fast. Also, you paid $349. for the phone which is cheaper than any other pre-paid carrier. If you bought an unlocked version of the phone it would cost you over $500. If your not being truly critical on writing the facts then don't anything at all...Or go some where else for your service.
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RE --- Straight Talk is Anything But!!!
Well on Straight Talk --- I've been with this company for 5 yrs & NEVER yet had any issues with CS or the phones they have nor the service --- u must of had a bad phone or something cuz i'm NEVER had any issues or problems with this company & i'd NEVER go anywhere else -- the others r too spendy & i've been there done that & WOULDN'T EVER change --- I'm VERY happy with this company --- SORRY u had/having issues with it --- but NO WAY would i ever go anywhere else
not a worthy reason of 1-star
Not trying to undermine your reasoning for giving this product a 1-star review, but your reason has nothing to do with the phone or the service. Companies lock phones to prevent a buyer from using the discounted price of a phone to profit on the companies behalf. A regular carrier "may" give you an unlock code if you have been a customer for a set time period, but only because they charge huge fees if you drop their service, thus preventing you from just taking your new phone to another provider. In this case, there is no contract preventing you from leaving, so they shouldn't give out unlock codes for phones bought from them. If they did everybody on the internet would just buy the phones, unlock them, and then sell them for a profit. Not saying that is what you were trying to do, but that is what many would do. Please be understanding of the companies need to prevent this from happening. I know most people are happy that they don't pay over $500 for their straight talk phones when they are new, and this practice is the only way that can be a possibility.
The thing I love most about the Samsung Galaxy II is the large capacity storage so that I can enjoy all the apps I desire on it, and be able to use them. My previous phone had so little storage, I was constrained in my use of apps, or I had to constantly delete and install apps as I needed them. The thin profile is quite nice, and it fits well into pockets and my small purse. The predictive text is sometimes frustrating, as it functions differently than what I am used to, but I am starting to figure out how to work with it, rather than against it. And the part I enjoy MOST is that I am on Straight Talk service with out contracts. My straight talk connections are wonderful- I next to never lose calls, and seem to be able to connect anywhere.