Samsung Galaxy S2 phones are all different
Being in the business of selling accessories for mobile devices, Basal Enterprises has come across a real issue that is causing headaches for buyers and seller alike.
The problem is the naming of the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone and the fact that all carriers in the US have different versions of the phone that do not match the original Samsung Galaxy S2.
Read on to learn the differences between all these and where to order the proper accessories for your device
Sprint - Epic 4G Touch (D710)
Sprint is the easiest one to tell the phone is not the same because Sprint actually calls it the Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2. This seems to have helped consumers, but we still have people ordering accessories designed for the original Galaxy S2, which has a model number of i9100.
You can buy cases for the Epic 4G Touch here:
AT&T - Galaxy S2 (i777)
AT&T is doing nobody any favors by calling their phone the Galaxy S2 and not using a different name. The model number of this phone is i777 and it is the one version of the Galaxy S2 phone that is closest to the original i9100.
Actually, cases for the i9100 do fit in size to the AT&T i777, but the cutouts will not line up properly with buttons and ports.
Screen protectors will not match at all as the original i9100 has only one button at the bottom of the phone whereas the AT&T version has the regular android buttons that are on most new android phones these days.
You can buy cases for the AT&T here:
T-Mobile - Galaxy S2 (T989 aka Hercules)
T-Mobile is the same as AT&T in naming their phone the Galaxy S2. This phone, however, is much larger than the AT&T and original Galaxy S2. No accessory designed for the i9100 is going to fit this phone.
We hope we have cleared up some issues with the Galaxy S2 line of phones available from the major US carriers and have allowed you to make an informed decision when purchasing your next phone case.
As always, you can find the best accessories at the best prices along with the best customer service from Basal Enterprises.
After almost a yr & 1/2 I've found the phone that will replace my EVO 4G
This bad boy is the Samsung Epic 4G Touch…
4.5 in Super Amoled Plus Screen, 8MP cam & 2MP front cam, Gingerbread
SUPER EXCITED!!!! For a long time no phone has really caught my eye UNTIL THIS ONE :) oh yes, it’s time for this baby to be mines <3
Another android addict?
I’ve had some time to play around with my Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Touch (E4GT, as I will refer to it moving forward) phone. I have to admit, I’ve lost a lot of sleep since getting it. My goal for upgrading to a new phone was to use it like it is intended to be, a smartphone… a personal tool and not just another gadget or toy to play and mess around with.
Fortunately, it has been all that I’ve expected. UN-fortunately, it’s been far more than what I intended it to be. I completely under-estimated the plethora of apps that are on the Android Market and what this phone can technically handle or do. Just about anything I could think of, there was at least one app for it. It has basically opened up new and old doors on how I go about my life now. The majority of the apps I’ve installed have some kind of link to my existing service accounts and to various social networks that I have accounts on which made it so easy to connect and sync up with. It’s ridiculous. It’s all on my phone and at my finger tips.
I’ve spent less time on the computer which actually is a good thing now but more time on my phone. I was doing pretty good at not having to log on Facebook, instant messaging, Google+, etc. and only get on as I needed to. Now, it’s all coming to my phone and gives me polite alerts on my social network accounts, updated RSS feeds, new emails, new text/instant messages, calendar/task reminders, and even alerts to tell me it’s my move on Hanging with Friends or whatever.
I’m trying to avoid using the word “indispensable” here but this phone sure feels like it at this point. I mean, take a look at this Samsung Galaxy SII review, it just about sums up how I feel. Right now, I’m on a good android high… I’m sure after a month or so, I’ll come back down to earth. Hopefully…
Until next time…
Some Android Updates...
I’ve rooted and flashed my phone with a lot of various customized ROMs. I love the flexibility of having an Android phone. The fact that all my data and information is synced up with Google’s apps makes it easy for me to try various ROMs out w/o having to re-populate my data/info manually. I can’t wait for ICS to be available for the E4GT…
Also, I’ve added some info to my Essential Android page. I’m trying to keep my list nice and tight to include only my essential apps with some gaming apps to boot. Fun stuff…