Samsung “Hercules” Galaxy S II X Captured On Video

The folks from MobileSyrup managed to get their hands on the upcoming Samsung “Hercules” also known as the Galaxy S II X for Telus users in Canada. So why are we showing to this you? Well it’s essentially the very same hardware we’ll see when T-Mobile launches their own Galaxy S II model.

So if you’ve been wanting to get a closer look at the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S II coming to T-Mobile and without an official hands on then this might give you 83 seconds of pleasure. Hopefully next Monday we’ll find out exactly when we can expect this Android powerhouse to hit store shelves.

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  • JT

    Everything I have read states that Oct 26 is the release date.  Now I have to choose between this or the HTC Ruby which is suppose to release the same day.

  • JT

    Everything I have read states that Oct 26 is the release date.  Now I have to choose between this or the HTC Ruby which is suppose to release the same day.

    • http://profiles.google.com/brooklynboiz Jamille Browne

      This Ruby is just gonna be like an updated sensation or mytouch4G

  • BigMixxx

    That is a really nice device.  If I didn’t have my personal ban on samsung I would surely buy one….I hope T mobile does not sell it for a crazy high price….

    • Cell69

      The guy at the T mobile store told me $600 minimum.

      • Primus42

        He just pulled a number out of his butt…no pricing or even a hint of pricing has been released to reps

      • Primus42

        He just pulled a number out of his butt…no pricing or even a hint of pricing has been released to reps

    • Auser72

      All companies have missteps every now and again. Let the Behold issue go, let it go man……lol.

      • http://profiles.google.com/brooklynboiz Jamille Browne

        I know I did.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

      Your going to be missing out on some really nice phones in the future then sir. I’d advise you to let the grudge go lol

      • BigMixxx

        LOL!  

        I was scorn by the behold II…

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

          ROTFL!! I can’t blame you sir I had the first Behold, which scorned me!…biggest mistake of my life I remember returning it after the 30 day waiting period and being furious that it would even be allowed to be sold.. my next venture to Samsung since the Behold was the Nexus S earlier this year..I can now say Samsung has cleaned up their act and my next phone purchase will be another Samsung.

        • BigMixxx

          LOL! since you had been scorned and went back and you’re saying it’s good, I’ll take that as a positive thing and REALLY reconsider…but I’m loving on my g2x right now…a little XDA action and it’s a beast.
            
          I may have to REALLY reconsider, given I REALLY like DATA (4 gig monthly), I may have to up my data limit and drop my minutes on my phone (hell I only call mobile phones)

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    really does look like a fantastic device! if I weren’t holding out for the next Nexus, I’d get this.

    • Anonymous

      If a Nexus is announced as available on AT&T and Sprint but no word of TMO, what will you do?
      I think I would buy the GSII @7c1f9f101b843177188fba2a23a0e520:disqus $199 and then just sell it and buy an ICS version down the road.

      Hopefully we just get a Nexus like always!!

      • whosaidwhat

        At this point, we might as well just wait two or three more weeks for the Nexus to be announced. This thing took way too long to come out.

        If the Nexus doesn’t meet the hype then it’s this guy for me.

      • whosaidwhat

        At this point, we might as well just wait two or three more weeks for the Nexus to be announced. This thing took way too long to come out.

        If the Nexus doesn’t meet the hype then it’s this guy for me.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        I’m gonna hang onto my Sensation for a while, I really do think the Nexus is going to be released on T-Mobile at launch even besides all these “rumors”.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        I’m gonna hang onto my Sensation for a while, I really do think the Nexus is going to be released on T-Mobile at launch even besides all these “rumors”.

  • Nearmsp

    From a strategic point of view, T-mobile should have brought the phone for release to the 1st week of October to counter for the iPhone 5 rush if they wished to retain customers. I like the GS2 but if if I like the iPhone 5, I might not wait around even though as a 7+ years T-mobile customer this is my preferred company. Moreover seeing the way T-mobile is aligning with AT&T my loyalty for T-mobile is reducing each time they push for the merger.

    • Anonymous

      Do we even know when the iphone 5 launches officially?

    • daghost

      i phone 5 launches oct 14th (i confirmed that with myself) tmo should launch this on the 12th which they probably will. that is as close to head to head that you can get. now of course the iphone 5 sales will blow this out the water but tmo will be able to retain more customers if they do it this way.

  • Francis Scardino

    Can’t wait for this. Samsung won me over with the Vibrant. Since I don’t keep stock Roms very long I don’t care what it comes with. Especially with Samsung dropping source already on some other variants. I’m all in here. HTC and Moto, especially Moto need to step up their displays before I go back. 

  • Anonymous

    That phone has a lot of pep in it’s step

  • Scohen158

    I have heard around October 15th release on Tmobile. It is time to upgrade my terrible Moto Cliq (the original).

    • Boon0dock0saint

      I’m still using a g1. Been saving my upgrade for a while and i think now is the right time to use it!

  • Anonymous

    That thing is a beast!  Won’t be a disappointing buy if we don’t get a Nexus.

    • daghost

      HOLD UP! HOLD UP! (in my martin voice)  i know i dont see the pimp with a pic of a girl in his profile.  Pimp meeting asap!

      • Anonymous

        LOL yeah but “the entree aint as good wit out somethin on the side”

        Nah that’s future wifey right there.  She knows I’m faux-pimpin’.

        (Martin swing back at you for puttin me on blast)

        • daghost

          That’s a strong pimp line right there.  Okay, pimp card still valid.  Meeting adjourned…im just messing with you pimp. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    Would love for T-Mobile to get the WP7 version of the device (Samsung Focus S) since we aren’t getting the Titan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    Would love for T-Mobile to get the WP7 version of the device (Samsung Focus S) since we aren’t getting the Titan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Blestsol Michael Williams

    Looks good but im not grabbing anything until the Quad-Cores come.

    • Auser72

      The Industry is still atleast year out from learning how to maximize the benenfits of dual core processors. What are looking for a quad core to do, besides kill the phone’s battery.

      • Borrusownage

        that is so wrong. dual core will save battery and ICS will be able to take advantage of both cores

        • Auser72

          ICS hadnt been released and it will take roughly twelve months for them to work out the bugs of the integration of manufacters UI’s when it is released. As of right now, this day, dual core processors are reaking havoc on battery life and is by far the number one complaint with newer phones. 

        • Tortionist

          Not only that, but dual core is only really good for massive data crunching like graphics intensive game, so unless you’re planning on playing “Crysis 3″ on it there’s not much, if any point to a dual core processor on a phone(yet).

        • Auser72

          ICS hadnt been released and it will take roughly twelve months for them to work out the bugs of the integration of manufacters UI’s when it is released. As of right now, this day, dual core processors are reaking havoc on battery life and is by far the number one complaint with newer phones. 

  • chris

    why the hell do they even make screens that big i mean really for the average user that is horrible! plus its a 400×800 (i think). 

    and for those waiting for this might as well wait a little longer for the 720 screens. 

  • Immortal

    I still cannot understand the strategy behind T-Mobile’s delay. They are last to unveil a product that could have given them major contract advantage. I hope they don’t drag the actual availability of GS2 later than AT & T.

    • Anonymous

      AT&T’s comes out October 4th so year we’re late to the party.  I honestly don’t think the delay is by choice though.  Especially considering the fact that Samsung had to receive outside parts (Qualcomm’s chip).  Telus’ Hercules is taking forever as well.

  • Carpediem

    That hardware looks fantastic

  • RAWshadTX

    Phone looks nice, real nice. Got the Sensation and it hasn’t failed me yet but I’m thinking of selling it to get this though lol.

    • Kg0273

      Same situation here man

  • Auser72

    My next phone. And it looks better than the other carriers versions!!!!

    • Raul

      Sprint looks better….this is too round

      • JT

        T-Mobiles looks better…theirs is too square

        • Raul

          i think square looks sexier….but thats just me… i love the UK version tho

  • Eric Filarski

    Sadly this won’t even keep me on Tmobile.  Next week I’ll be going over to sprint after 7 years with Tmo I’m done with the service I’ve been getting lately.  I love Tmo’s customer service they have been great but where I live now my service has been horrible and it’s just getting worse.

    • Raul

      Sprint is horrible here in Ga

      • Anonymous

        Do you know if Sprint’s reception is good?  Look before you leap.  

        • Raul

          i had sprint for 14 days . reception its good but all companies the reception its good…it all about the internet son, thats what matters(speed).

        • Anonymous

          My bad that was a reply for Eric not you.

        • Anonymous

          My bad that was a reply for Eric not you.

    • Raul

      Sprint is horrible here in Ga

    • Anonymous

       My service is getting worse here in Atlanta. We get dropped calls and “Connection Error” several times a day. It almost seems like a conspiracy…did Tmo shut off a few towers and hand them over to ATT already? Seriously, something isn’t right and this happens regularly within a 50+ mile radius of Lithonia to Roswell to Suwanee.

    • J. Williams

      You will be very happy with the sprint version. Looks better than this one. Plus, the unlimited data on Sprint is nice. 12-15mb where I live.

      • Tbyrne

        The prices Mr. Hesse charges per month is nice too. Right Williams?

        • J. Williams

          I have a corporate discount, so yes. It is, and there’s no cap on my data. I’m only 3 days into my cycle on Sprint, and I’m at 1gb of data already. On my T-Mobile phone, it’s already slowing down. Look at what 10gb of data cost on T-Mobile, now look at Sprint.

        • J. Williams

          All about where you live. Can’t say it enough. Nah, I don’t work for either company. Just saying how I feel about the ‘off subject’ topic. It’s cool.

  • Raul

    tmobile is taking too long for this phone ….so when att releases the gs2 aka attain, il go for it. Samsung is not gonna loose a customer but tmobile is.
    theyre leaks that samsung gs3 is coming out on feb, 2012 in uk and we barely bout to get gs2….wtf!

    • Burnette42

      damn right! I’m tired of waiting for this phone to hit tmobile

  • Anonymous

    So you’d rather pay more monthly and get less because you can’t wait 2 weeks (assuming the mid October release date rumor is correct)?

    • Raul

      $$ aint a problem.

      • My2Cents

        No worries.. when I have my GS2 on T-mobile running twice the speeds of AT&T’s sad HSPA+ network I’ll be glad I waited the 2 weeks.

  • Benzworld

    I CAN’T WAIT, T MOBILES VERSION LOOKS AMAZINGLY SLEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Junieruiz

    I’m happy I didn’t jump on board with sprint I call sprint customer service their customer care was really bad 4 them to help me they want it all my information first so I went to my local sprint store to get the galaxy 2 AKA Epic touch 4G 2 The customer service was horrible after playing with the phone I noticed a couple of things I didn’t like about the phone I waited over 15 minutes finally someone come over I ask her about the phone she didn’t have a clue so she went and got someone that can help me the guy that came over had a serious attitude I asked him how is there unlimited plan the first thing that came out of his mouth we have free phones with a 2 year contract and 1500 minute plan I told him I’m not looking for a free phone I just need my questions answered I got kind of pissed off because I felt offended so he told me he was too busy if I want I can play with the phone I got mad and told him off I’m so happy I’m still with t mobile as for the epic touch 2 I noticed there was no NFC chip inside of it I ran a speed test the best I got out of it was 10mbps there 3G was so freaking slow I know the phone is capable of 21mbps but never came close there was a lot of plastic on the phone and the t mobile version has a bigger battery don’t get me wrong the phone was gorgeous everything else was perfect the phone was crazy fast I think the t mobile version is the Best looking one its haves NFC Google wallet its 42mbps it has a bigger battery the only downfall is the processor but it is clock at 1.5 hopefully that makes a difference if you think about it this is the fastest 1 on paper let’s hope the Samsung hercules can back it up

    • umaluver

      Your comment is unreadable. Please learn to punctuate. 

      Other than that, cool story bro. 

      • Anonymous

        Be careful? TWOT’s roaming the posts and may call you out on being too harsh!

      • Anonymous

        Be careful? TWOT’s roaming the posts and may call you out on being too harsh!

      • Anonymous

        Be careful? TWOT’s roaming the posts and may call you out on being too harsh!

    • Raul

      yea sprints sucks i dnt know how a lot people has sprint…another bad thing is the benchmarks on the epic 4g (sgs2) 
      they put it up against the evo 4g,  and the evo 4g killed the epic 4g
      other bad thing about sprint is u have to connnect to 4g, it is not always connected
      their customer service is good tho…..but hes internet sucks..

    • Tbyrne

      Thank you for staying with T-Mobile for now. T-Mobile needs all the support of it’s loyal customers now. Let’s just wait it out and who knows? Good news might come out of all this mess. Never forget how much $$$$$ we have saved over the years with T-Mobile. Hopefully, the company can continue on with the same business model. Time will tell.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

    I can do without the roundness of the corners I feel the original world unlocked version of the GS2 is the best looking out of all the US variants, but nonetheless a great phone. I’ll be passing on it just like many of you for the new Nexus, however if Samsung announces a US launch date for the Note at their unpacked event Oct 11th I may wait for that as well.

    • Anonymous

      I think I would scoop up a Note myself if it came with ICS.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

         I was watching a video with the hands on with the Galaxy Note and the interviewer asked the Samsung Rep if ICS will be on it and the rep confirmed it will get the ICS update. I’m guessing it’ll come with Honeycomb and probably after the ICS exclusive runs out with the Nexus, thats when The Note will see the update…but who am i to guess. We’ll never know until it’s actually on shelves, but the fact that it will have it is enough for me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

    I can do without the roundness of the corners I feel the original world unlocked version of the GS2 is the best looking out of all the US variants, but nonetheless a great phone. I’ll be passing on it just like many of you for the new Nexus, however if Samsung announces a US launch date for the Note at their unpacked event Oct 11th I may wait for that as well.

  • http://profiles.google.com/brooklynboiz Jamille Browne

    Hmm… Settle with this or go prime? I think it depends. Prime will be bigger and have everything this does plus exynos maybe…

    • Anonymous

      Prime

    • Nearmsp

      When is the Prime coming out? Who manufactures it? 

    • Nearmsp

      When is the Prime coming out? Who manufactures it? 

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t prime rumored to be a Verizon exclusive?

  • The Architect(of the matrix)

    Impressive!, I believe this device will sell very well on tmobile..

    personally, I’m going to pass on the sgs2 in favor of the amaze..

    But hopefully, come winter samsung will satisfy my sweet tooth, with a ics equipped galaxy note.. *prays to the phone gods*..

  • Anonymous

    No LED, different processor, not sure about the updates

    I’m gonna have to wait for the Prime

  • Anonymous

    This phone is one of the reasons HTC came up with the Sensation XE. While we have to wait a little longer to get detailed comparisons vs. the Sprint and AT&T models, the Mali-400 GPU will be missed.

    IMO, this phone will beat the Sensation for the performance crown but it’s still inferior to it’s cousins.

    Oh and those of you that reply “but we get a 42 Mbps chpset instead of 21Mbps” I say:

    Show me a 21Mbps speed test or be quiet.

    • Infamouslysin

      The 21 mbps have a real-time functionality of 7-14.

      The 42 mbps chip set will have a higher real-time functionality.

  • SuperAmoled+

    So why are we showing to this you? =P

  • Anonymous

    Still happy with my Sensation so it’s a no go for me. Not enough reason to update since it’s less resolution and similar processor/GPU (since no exynos and mali on T-mo’s version). Just for comparison I went into the settings menus (on my Sensation) at the same time as in the video and the speed was the the same when opening them. Nexus Prime or I’ll wait for the GS3 (or whatever quad-core ICS comes out), if I decide to pull the trigger on an upcoming phone.

    • Anonymous

      Sensation is not in the same league as GSII irrespective of same processor.  So please for god’s sake stop saying GS2 is not an upgrade from sensation.

      • Anonymous

        Thats EXTREMELY subjective of you to say. 
        The Samsung email client for me is HORRIBLE. 
        For example no checkbox to delete multiple emails. 
        SENSE email client is just hands down an ass kicker over Samsung. 
        Please dont respond with how I can download touchdown or others because they dont meet my needs like the HTC client. 

        I recently got the Sensation though and like the mytouch the phuckin sense reloads at the drop of a hat so probably will have to send this back. 
        Its like HTC doesnt do any qa on their software. 
        sad really. 

      • Anonymous

        Thats EXTREMELY subjective of you to say. 
        The Samsung email client for me is HORRIBLE. 
        For example no checkbox to delete multiple emails. 
        SENSE email client is just hands down an ass kicker over Samsung. 
        Please dont respond with how I can download touchdown or others because they dont meet my needs like the HTC client. 

        I recently got the Sensation though and like the mytouch the phuckin sense reloads at the drop of a hat so probably will have to send this back. 
        Its like HTC doesnt do any qa on their software. 
        sad really. 

      • Anonymous

        480×800 vs 540×960 resolution, 4.3′ vs 4.5″, Same Qualcomm processor only 1.2Ghz on Sensation vs 1.5Ghz on Hercules. Sense 3.0 vs TouchWiz 4.0, aluminum vs plastic construction, etc. That’s why i said it was a no go for me. For me. As in, my own opinion and tastes. Everyone likes things different, but for me, Sensation is on par with Hercules. If it had the exynos with mali GPU and higher-res screen then it would be considered more of an upgrade. It does not, so for me it’s not enough.

        • Infamouslysin

          If it had the exynos processor, the gs2 would be limited to 21 mbps hspa+ like the sensation is… By using qualcomm the gs2 is going to be the first 42 mbps phone.

        • Clydesdale

          The sensation is actually maxed out at 14.4 mbps… still faster than my home roadrunner …

        • Rafael Torres

          sensation is a dual core phone yet it has as much lag or more than a single core phone, while the hercules and all other gs2 phones have little to no lag. so to me not having lag is a pretty good upgrade.

    • Tbyrne

      I’m selling my Sensation as soon as this baby comes out! I love the Super AMOLED display much better, even though the qHD display on the sensation has more pixels. The Galaxy S’s colors seem to pop off the display. Pictures and Videos seem more vibrant. I don’t know. I guess it’s “To each their own”. Can’t wait!!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        True. The colors on the SAMOLED plus display are gorgeous regardless of the resolution. No question it’s a great phone to get. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. The camera is supposed to be fantastic too.

        • Tbyrne

          No doubt!!

      • Anonymous

        True. The colors on the SAMOLED plus display are gorgeous regardless of the resolution. No question it’s a great phone to get. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. The camera is supposed to be fantastic too.

  • Magnum

    im holding out for the g3

  • Magnum

    im holding out for the g3

  • Anonymous

    I was currently off contract with T mobile  and went to Sprint and jumped the gun to get the SGS2.. WHAT A MISTAKE. I have had  the phone for two days. While the phone is awesome, Sprints service is deplorable!! The absolute worst data service imaginable.. I don’t need speed test or numbers to tell me I cant load a damn webpage or download anything with any realm of a reasonable time frame. Sprint’s service   I called Tmobile today to port my number back to my G2. Sprint will be canceled and the phone will be returned tomorrow. I will just hang on to the G 2 with 2.3 until the SGS2 comes out for Tmobile or maybe even the Prime… Pleas forgive me for me T mobile, I leaned my lesson… Sprint SUCKS!

  • Anonymous

    I was currently off contract with T mobile  and went to Sprint and jumped the gun to get the SGS2.. WHAT A MISTAKE. I have had  the phone for two days. While the phone is awesome, Sprints service is deplorable!! The absolute worst data service imaginable.. I don’t need speed test or numbers to tell me I cant load a damn webpage or download anything with any realm of a reasonable time frame. Sprint’s service   I called Tmobile today to port my number back to my G2. Sprint will be canceled and the phone will be returned tomorrow. I will just hang on to the G 2 with 2.3 until the SGS2 comes out for Tmobile or maybe even the Prime… Pleas forgive me for me T mobile, I leaned my lesson… Sprint SUCKS!

    • Anonymous

      Damn that sucks for you. I was willing to switch to sprint too because I got tired of waiting for the GS2, but I heard sprint data network is beyond horrible. T-mobile data network is second to Verizon LTE. I’m going to be patient.

    • Anonymous

      Damn that sucks for you. I was willing to switch to sprint too because I got tired of waiting for the GS2, but I heard sprint data network is beyond horrible. T-mobile data network is second to Verizon LTE. I’m going to be patient.

    • Tbyrne

      All is forgiven. Welcome back my brother. Sometimes we make hasty decisions during difficult times but some of us, the lucky ones, come to our senses in due time. Let all of us in the T-Mobile family welcome back ggvillman with open arms and never give up the good fight. T-Mobile forever!!!!

    • J. Williams

      Okay. I have both T-Mobile and sprint, and it solely depends on where you live. Sprint does not suck, and their data speeds are waaay faster than T-Mobile. You must live in an area where T-Mobile has better coverage. But I can tell you…T-Mobile speeds are not faster, and they are not the best provider for voice either. Again, I have both. The epic 4g touch is fast, and a great device. You just had a bad run, but you should not post that they suck. I mean you can, but its where you Live that sucks. (Sprint) I have the epic 4g, and I have no issues. I will be picking up the T-Mobile version as well. Everyone knows that T-Mobile does not have good data coverage, so please don’t say they are better than sprint. Its not true.

      • Tbyrne

        It may not be true for you. I’ve heard terrible things about sprint on this site. Many who’ve been with them in the past. So just because you may not have had a good experience with T-Mobile doesn’t mean others have. And vice versa. Right?

        • J. Williams

          Well me say it this way. T-Mobile is great, but not better than Sprint on data. I never said T-Mobile was bad, Sprint is better.

        • Anonymous

          J. Williams….I did mention the City and State. As far as my location (Louisville, KY) T mobile data speeds compared to Sprint data speeds is like having a Ferrari Vs a Fiat.. It’s not even close.. T mobile’s “current” service hands down blows away the “current” service that is available on Sprint in my market. This is first hand experience, which is all that really matters to me.. As far as other parts of the country their service might be amazing..

        • rick

          If tmobile has slow data please explain to me how i average 8+mbps at home and 4.5mbps at work. Sprint doesnt have wimax here in san diego but verizon lte is beast. Thunderbolt averages minimum 10mbps dl.

        • J. Williams

          I get 10 to 12+ at home, and even higher at work on sprint…my t-mobile phone is no where near that…and they claim it has 21-42mb.  NOT!  Verizon, slow…very slow.

        • Anonymous

          Mr. Williams you must work for Sprint. Sprint’s data service has gotten so bad over the last year you are lucky to get 200 kb download. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ service is twice as fast as Sprint’s 4G. FACT. Doesn’t matter where you live in the USA, Sprint needs serious help, everyone is complaining all over the country about their data speeds.

        • J. Williams

          I have a corporate discount, so yes. It is, and there’s no cap on my data. I’m only 3 days into my cycle on Sprint, and I’m at 1gb of data already. On my T-Mobile phone, it’s already slowing down. Look at what 10gb of data cost on T-Mobile, now look at Sprint.

        • J. Williams

          All about where you live. Can’t say it enough. Nah, I don’t work for either company. Just saying how I feel about the ‘off subject’ topic. It’s cool.

        • J. Williams

          All about where you live. Can’t say it enough. Nah, I don’t work for either company. Just saying how I feel about the ‘off subject’ topic. It’s cool.

        • Notyrmma

          I have to say that I live in SF and just switched from Tmo to Sprint yesterday after 8 years of Tmo service. I switched for 3 reasons- 1) I really wanted the Galaxy S II, 2) Tmo’s data is terrible. IN San Francisco! There are many areas I could not even get the edge network on my mytouch 3g! Forget abut 3g. It was bad and I swear it got worse over past years. and 3)Tmo’s cust. service has become abysmal. It used to be great. Not any more. :(
          Anyway, in the one day I’ve had Sprint, the data is MUCH better. I walked 14 miles around the city today (for real) and got very fast speeds almost everywhere.
          Sadly, i may return the phone and go back to T-Mo. Why? Because I did not realize that Sprint’s network does not permit one to be on a phone call while browsing the web at the same time. That is a limitation I’m unwilling to accept.
          So I hope that Tmo’s version of the Galaxy S II comes out very soon.

        • Realcool2000

          Sorry, but data speed tests all over the internet have shown tmobile hspa+ to beat sprint 4g speeds. Its easy to look it up and see for yourself.

        • Realcool2000

          Sorry, but data speed tests all over the internet have shown tmobile hspa+ to beat sprint 4g speeds. Its easy to look it up and see for yourself.

        • Notyrmma

          ha ha! Are you serious? Sorry, but I’ve looked up the supposed coverage areas and speeds for my area (San Francisco), and they do not reflect reality.  There are many areas in SF that I could not even get phone coverage on Tmo. And I’m talking areas in the middle of the city!  I’ve pretty much decided to stay with Sprint despite the lameness of being unable to use internet while on call unless there’s 4g (which is pretty spotty.) But in terms of what you see listed on line- don’t believe it cuz it ain’t true. Or let me put it another way- maybe the speed WOULD be there IF you could actually get the signal, but since you can’t, it’s moot.

    • Z Hashish

      Sprint is haveing some issues with their network lately, i love t-mobile but Sprint is the faster 4G technology. Right now tho like i said their network is having some lag and their trying to fix as soon as possible. If that wasnt the case the Epic touch would be PHONOMENAL ON WIMAX SPEEDS

  • J. Williams

    I think this is the least attractive one of them all…

    • Tbyrne

      That’s funny! I thought it was the best looking of the bunch.

    • Tbyrne

      That’s funny! I thought it was the best looking of the bunch.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001409283013 Ilan Cortes

        agreed^ at first site i was like “fxckn shxt wtheck is this tmobile” now i’m like, “looks SEXY” only because the blue picture it was always displayed with looked boring. the sprints has the coold vivid yellow and blue wallpaper.

    • SuperAmoled+

      That is true, the back cover looks horrible. (The tmo version would indeed be something better) 

    • SuperAmoled+

      That is true, the back cover looks horrible. (The tmo version would indeed be something better) 

  • Mohammad Neyaz Hasan

    There are pros and cons with this deive, will  watch for  customer reviews.

  • Jemar55

    Any body knows what the 3G/4G bands the phone supports? I heard it would carry the AT&T Band in case the merger goes through.

  • Jemar55

    Any body knows what the 3G/4G bands the phone supports? I heard it would carry the AT&T Band in case the merger goes through.

    • CT Danny

      Yes it supports UMTS for 850/1700(AWS)/1900. You can look up all the documents for the FCC files For SGH-T989.

      • Jemar55

        Thanks,great now i can get the t-mobile version  instead of the international version seeing that it has the UMTS for AT&T that i can use when i travel

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001409283013 Ilan Cortes

          didn’t think about that! :D woohoooo

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001409283013 Ilan Cortes

        Does this mean i can data roam onto ATT’s 3G?

  • Jemar55

    Any body knows what the 3G/4G bands the phone supports? I heard it would carry the AT&T Band in case the merger goes through.

  • Calvin

    Appearently the gs2 is coming out next week for tmo! Google t mobile galaxy s2 and you’ll see.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah that’s what I believe too. Oct 26 doesn’t make any sense.

  • Calvin

    Appearently the gs2 is coming out next week for tmo! Google t mobile galaxy s2 and you’ll see.

  • Mekendr69

    II have been officially told by a t-mobile rep that Oct. 26th is the date.

    • T-Mo Convert

      I got exactly the same info from my t-mobile rep today when I checked out their sale.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame.  Looks a bit ugly to me.  Could use more of a premium look/feel

  • Ricky71153

    Looks like an overgrown vibrant

    • Jonoliver75

      I know

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001409283013 Ilan Cortes

      LOL yeah it does, im getting it. :D

  • Anonymous

    This might be a little off topic, just plain ridiculous or both but… umm what do you guys think of the bold 9900? I sold my Vibrant to get the Hercules and my friend let me borrow her blackberry. Im in love with the physical keyboard. Ive talked too much crap about the blackberry in the past that I would look ridiculous by getting one lol… but I dont see any good android phones with physical keyboards coming out. Yes I know the 9900 has a single core 1.2Ghz processor, the camera dont auto focus etc… but it looks incredibly smooth compared to other devices such as my brothers MT4G with basically the same specs.. Oh and yes Ive tried Swype, better keyboard, etccc… point is theres nothing like a physical keyboard… What should I do? Should I just suck it up and buy the Hercules like I originally planned or should I give in to the the Bolds physical keyboard? Does anyone know if t-mobile has any upcoming android phones with physical keyboards. Should I just get a G1 again? (lol kidding.) Any feedback appreciated thanks.

    • Z Hashish

      You could just try out the MT4G slide. it has a 1.2 dualcore processor, run latest gingerbread and has a nice slide out pyhsical keyboard. Sadly i dont think anytime soon a highend androdi with a keybpard will come out to tmobile. the 9900 is an awesome device, but blackberry is too boring to me personally. but ithe phone is a beast non the less its just a preference

  • Plazmic Flame

    Android… is just horrible.

    • Davchun98

      Thank you. Someone that agrees with me. I despise Android, wish it never became a company. 

  • Daimaou666

    it’s just a stretched out vibrant.LOL!!!! another marketing gimmick. But then again, it’s samsung  and its awesome!!  i already have the GS2..

  • SamsungIphoneFan

    The only problem of these devices (GSI, GSII …) is its battery which can’t handle one day of intensive use. 

    Some say that’s a problem of gingerbread version and with android 4.0 ice cream sandwich the battery handle more. But I heard now about Apple’s hydrogen batteries which can stand for weeks of intensive use.

    So Samsung has now a big challenge :)