Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket Is One High-Flying Gadget


My wife has had a Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket 4G LTE smartphone now for 6 months. I bought it for her after Thanksgiving on a "Cyber Monday" sale for an undisclosed ridiculously low price. Now it's time to spill the beans on how it has performed!

First of all, let me tell you this... I had just purchased my own Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone one month before buying my wife's Galaxy Skyrocket. I am still pretty salty the whole deal, because I am the gadget nerd, not my wife, and she has the more technologically advanced device.

While I am seriously jealous of my wife's Galaxy Skyrocket, I am still 100% pleased with my Galaxy SII smartphone. We'll get into that on my next post. But for now, let me tell you what I love so much about the wife's Skyrocket.

First of all, the screen size is ever-so-slightly-larger at 4.5" in diagonal size versus 4.3" on my S2. The Super AMOLED Plus display is just spanking amazing. For me, bigger is better, and I love the extra size that the Galaxy Skyrocket sports. From what I have observed, you're not going to find a better display on the market than that of the Samsung Super AMOLED.

Watching video content, whether it be movies, television shows, or YouTube videos, cannot be beat on this device. Somehow, the engineers who came up with this display have perfected the contrast and color brilliance to where it is almost more vivid than real life. And that is no exaggeration.

Surfing the net and downloading content on the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket is an absolute pleasure. This is a 4G LTE phone running on AT&T's latest greatest network, plus it drops back to the enhanced HSPA+ 4G network when you're not in an LTE coverage area.

While visiting St. Louis a couple of weeks ago, I was downloading on my wife's Skyrocket at 32Mbps, while uploading at 6Mbps. Comparitively, my Galaxy S2 was downloading at 11Mbps and uploading at 2Mbps (still respectable). Internet data transfer speeds are insane when using your device in an LTE area.

The Galaxy Skyrocket is no slouch when it comes to functionality and computing power. It is packing a dual core 1.5GHz processor, and has no problem pushing applications and multitasking. You've got 1Gb of RAM to help run several programs at once with no observable lag.

No review of mine would be complete without talking about durability. The Galaxy Skyrocket ranks super high, just like the Galaxy S2 when it comes to its ability to survive drops. The phone is super light, and the screen is made of a Gorilla Glass product. Unlike heavier smartphones made by HTC and Apple, this one is not going to shatter in a gillion pieces when it hits the ground.

As far as looks, you can't get any better than the white Galaxy Skyrocket with the gorgeous sliver trim! This has got to be one of the sweetest-looking smartphones I have ever seen. I ordered the standard black version for my wife, but the new white model comes with the silver trim on the outer edges.

Without getting out of control on the geek talk, I'll wrap this up by telling you that I believe the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket 4G LTE smartphone from AT&T Wireless is probably one of the best values on the market for the price. Currently, it's only $79.99 with a 2-year contract.

If you are an Android fan and you're due for an upgrade, there's no hesitation in my recommendation that the Skyrocket will will be your best bet. Hands-down.

Carlton Flowers
Gadget Reporter Supreme


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