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Galaxy Takeover

by Kenyatta D. Pious
Fashionistas, quite frankly, fall in and out of love on a whim. It is the only reason I have been able to explain the love affair with otherwise horrendous designs or accessories. But there are mainstay designers that fashionistas always go-to when a need arises. Need a swimsuit that will have you looking Hamptons-chic with little effort, Cosabella makes sense...have an urge to treat your feet to royalty, well, Manolos of course...get it? So when it comes to electronics, Samsung, is that brand.

Samsung is notorious for creating sexy-smart phones! Sexy is in the way your phone causes rubbernecking and smart is in the way your phone will complement your lifestyle - it is about lifestyle after all. The Samsung Galaxy S II is a phone that not only looks good (large 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus touch screen display with a Gorilla glass and a super 9.4mm thin body that is very light), but it is super functional.

Apps (like the zombie games I love...don’t ask) operate well and are easy to uninstall and all of your emails and social media tools are a finger press away, keeping you connected on the go. I particularly love the Netflix app; I am a movie junkie and was glad to find that this app offered me crystal clear movies etc. without any hitches...which also means the battery life is good! The Galaxy S II lets you browse the Web faster than on home Internet and has shown average download speeds approaching 8 Mbps and peak speeds of over 22 Mbps on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

Photographs and video quality have been ramped up with the Samsung Galaxy S II (one of T-Mobile’s most powerful smart phones). The Galaxy S II is the first smart phone that records in 1080p with very good results and photography benefits from the Galaxy S II’s ability to shoot better in low-light. This means when I am at a show and need to document a must-have belt buckle or videotape a horrid outfit that my nemesis is wearing, it is all doable...and easy to post or share in minutes. The Samsung Galaxy s II is a media powerhouse that offers the ability to view content on a compatible HDTV and is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and full 1080p HD high-profile video recorder – super cool!

Something that is often overlooked when people shop for phones is the memory, which is always important based on what you want to do with your phone (and with the Galaxy II, it seems your imagination is the limit). The Samsung Galaxy II features 16GB of on-board memory, expandable to 48GB with the addition of a 32GB microSD memory card.

I was so pleased with this phone when I tested it, that I junked my blackberry and joined the Android movement. I now own a Samsung Galaxy S II in black and I love it! And on Mother’s Day, I hope my mom will too!

For more info and pricing: www.t-mobile.com.