Enterprise Mobility: ATandT Samsung Galaxy S II, Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Touch Go Toe-to-Toe
AT&T will launch its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone Oct. 2 for $199.99 on contract, roughly two weeks after Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, called the Samsung Epic 4G Touch hit the market. After T-Mobile unveiled specifications for its Galaxy S II unit, which will sport a speedy 1.5GHz processor, we can say for certain AT&T's version is the thinnest and lightest of the three Android 2.3 "Gingerbread"-based, 4G-powered 4G S II models launched on U.S. carriers. While Sprint and T-Mobile's S IIs employ 4.52-inch displays, AT&T went for a more modest 4.3-inch touch-screen. But don't mistake this smaller screen size as a weakness; just like Sprint and T-Mobile's models, AT&T's handset is fitted with Samsung's Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic LED) Plus technology, providing 800-by-480 pixel resolution. For this slide show, eWEEK was fortunate enough to evaluate both devices in a side-by-side comparison. Take the quick tour.
S II Front View
This is the front view of the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II and Sprint Epic 4G Touch, which we reviewed here, side-by-side. You can see the jet-black styles of the phones are very similar, though AT&T made sure to wear its brand on its face. Both phones are powered by dual-core, 1.2GHz processors.