Very comfortable to hold, good call quality, and excellent, detailed and color-accurate photos
Not to belabour the point, but the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE is a strange beast. At once it is a terrific handset, a capable Android smartphone with a stacked feature set that checks all the right boxes. But all manufacturers should make it mandatory for high-end Android phones to ship with the latest version of Android, in this case Ice Cream Sandwich.
It’s interesting to see Bell release this phone so close to the availability of the Galaxy S III. The HD is a great-looking, high-performing smartphone in its own right, but it’s hampered by its own lineage; it’s just not different enough from previous Galaxy S II devices to make a significant mark. It feels like a perfect but rather superfluous send-off to a storied franchise. All eyes are on the upcoming availability of the Galaxy S III.