Editors Liked

  • Beautiful 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • Quite customizable design
  • Ability to share images online quickly
  • Long battery life
  • Loud speaker
  • Excellent HSPA+ 42 speeds
  • Good call quality
  • Fast performance, great screen, thin design, solid camera

Editors Didn't Like

  • U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S II has a slower network
  • It's significantly pricier than other handsets in the carrier's lineup
  • Some trouble with 4G and 3G reception inside buildings (rectified by switching to Wi-Fi)
  • Weak flash
  • Only capable of digital zoom
  • Screen dimmer than other Galaxy S IIs
  • Camera shutter a little sluggish
  • No notification light
  • Plastic construction
  • Security flaw in lock screen
  • HDMI out requires an adapter
  • WVGA screen resolution
  • Handicapped TouchWiz experience
  • Too big for some hands
  • Text hard to read when zoomed out in browser
  • Plastic battery cover and no camera button
  • Speakerphone a bit soft
  • Very expensive