Report: Samsung Galaxy S II Not Making Its Way to Verizon

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  1. thistle

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    What a bummer. Hopefully HTC comes through for those of us trying to get out from under the thumb Moto.
     
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    Both phones in hand, side by side comparison... If you like over saturated and lower DPI images, then yes any samsung device will "look" better to you. Pentile or not, this screen is brighter and sharper than the gsii. Specs don't mean a thing if its not usable in a real life environment. In order for the pentile to function like it does, you will indeed see pixels if you look at it from 2 inches away. I would rather have a sharper image with the correct colors then the vivid over saturated colors the amoled screens that samsung puts in there devices, that includes there higher res amoled plus screens.. Even the retna display has better color correction. I don't see why people like having their colors be so off, its tacky.
     
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    This is pure bull. First they are supposed to be the first ones with the GS2, now they aren't even getting it?
    How can you even compare the Charge to the GS2?! Even without 4G it is an incredible device and wonder sell like pancakes at IHOP. Stupid move on Verizon's part...very stupid move. If this is an attempt to sell more Bionics, it ain't working on me, I'll just continue to wait for the Vigor.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Samsung sells more than Moto. Most DSLR now-a-days come with high saturation settings as default, and you have to change it back to normal. Looks a lot better to have a nice poppy cherry red than a dull redish-orange. Just because you like having a low quality screen doesn't mean everyone else does.
     
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    Okay, since you say the pentile display is "low quality" I assume your saying you hate your X2 screen (which is lower density than the D3) and that every other phone ever made (besides samsung of course) has a VERY VERY LOW quality screen. Must not be on the Bionic bandwagon either because it will also be pentile. Since when is a 720p display "low quality"? qhd = similar to 720p (not exact) And your also calling me a liar, since I have had BOTH devices and didn't hesitate getting a D3 because the difference wasn't enough to pay double for.

    In the end, it doesn't matter. Its not coming to verizon and it's a stupid choice on their part.

    Keep calling me a liar it wont change the facts of what I saw with my own eyes. Didn't know you could change display settings on the samsung devices, I just learned something new.
     
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    I think it's funny how first the unannounced and unknown SGSII was going to smoke the unreleased Bionic, and now people are suggesting waiting for the unannounced and unknown Vigor which will "surely" smoke the unreleased Bionic.

    Brandon
     
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    My Motorola RAZR v3 will smoke the BIONIC :)

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
     
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    I think it's funnier that you don't realize the SGSII came onto the market in May and it still beats the Bionic other than 4g LTE that still hasn't been released.

    I'm not a samsung fan, most of their phones are straight plastic, but the Bionic is late as hell to the party.
     
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    Only half a year late :eek:

    You have just been post pwned
     
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    I suspect a hardware change, a slider with a QWERTY. And maybe even more than just that. I dont think they want to consider it a Galaxy S2 anymore with a slider because Samsung just yesterday established a new naming convention for their phones:

    Here is a link

    W = A mid tier device like the Samsung Galaxy W
    R = Just one tier below the premium devices. Normally cuts a little horsepower to bring the price down some. Like the Samsung Galaxy R
    S = Flagship power phones. We all know this. Galaxy S, Galaxy S2 etc etc
    M = Budget phone basically.
    Y = Absolute entry level, lower than M.


    Pro = A phone with a QWERTY like the Galaxy M Pro
    Plus = Update of an older model. Like the Galaxy S Plus which was a Galaxy S with a faster processor.
    LTE = Obvious.


    So with the rumors saying Verizon has an 'extremely similar to the S2' coming in place of the S2 itself, Its just making me think its going to be a Samsung Galaxy S2+, or maybe a Samsung Galaxy S2+ LTE Pro. That would technically according to Samsungs new naming scheme make it a different line, but only barely.

    This also leads me to all the rumors about the GT-I9250 4.65 inch screen phone rumored to be the Prime and all of the mixed signals we keep getting about the Prime having either a 4.5 inch screen or a 4.65 inch screen. We all know when Samsung released the last Nexus Phone they then released a modified version of the same phone called the Galaxy. Pretty much the same hardware, but minor differences, like expandable memory, but with no flash on the camera, it also ran Touchwiz instead of pure Google, but the Galaxy S weighed less than the Nexus. But all in all, it was the same phone. Im wondering if the official Nexus Prime is 4.5, and the GT-I9250 is Samsungs un-pure variant of it with a larger screen that will launch later. However the GT-I9250 has been leaked to launch in the final week of November, so if it is a Prime variant, that would mean the Prime is launching before then.
     
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    Case in point, LOL.
     
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    This seems to be Verizons M.O. as of late. I love my Thunderbolt but it should have been out 6 months earlier.