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RADIOSHACK: Samsung Galaxy S2 Titanium (Virgin Mobile) or White (Boost Mobile) $199

Beer_Money 625 May 26, 2013 at 04:05 PM in Tech & Electronics (3) More RadioShack Deals
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Last Edited by widgit May 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Just saw both Virgin Mobile (titanium) [radioshack.com] and Boost Mobile (white) [radioshack.com] versions of Galaxy S2's on sale at local Radioshack for $199 each. The sale is also online (see the links above).

By purchasing the phone, you will also get $10 off $10 coupon to spend on your next RS purchase.

Might not be as good as HSN deal where they throw in $20 website credit for future purchase, but unfortunately they only have white version of S2.

This might be a better option for people who prefer TITANIUM version of S2 (like me!) and/or people who don't wanna order online and wait for shipping.

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Quote from malakai1911 View Post :
Good point on Jellybean, I thought the S2 was still stuck at ICS (and VM's website still has it listed as "Android 4.0").

The S2 certainly does not destroy the Victory in almost every spec.

Both have 1.2GHz dual-core processors and same generation GPU's. That's a tie.
Both have the *same resolution screen* (800x480). That's a tie.
Both have a memory card slot. That's a tie.
Both have Android 4.1 Jellybean. That's a tie.

The Galaxy Victory still has...
NFC for Wallet and Android Beam (S2 has no NFC support whatsoever)
Faster 4G data (4G LTE vs the older and going-to-be-phased-out WiMax)
and a higher capacity battery (2100mAh vs 1800mAh).

Pros and cons to both, and they're both mid-range phones (S2 because it's old, Victory because it was designed to be). I'd still take the Victory any day.
S2 screen is Super AMOLED Plus while Victory is regular touchscreen used in cheaper phones, and S2 talk time is better than Victory's, according to Samsung.

Other than 4G vs 4G LTE, S2 crushes Victory in every way possible, man. If you don't believe me, just Google some S2 vs. Victory articles/discussions online.
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Quote from Beer_Money View Post :
...which still destroys almost all competition given the state of PREPAID market right now. laugh out loud


Yeah man, I think this is the cheapest I've ever seen these S2's. How much do you think S3's launch price will be?
ZzZZz $300 for nexus 4. why stuck in time travel?
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No more shoprunner on radioshack.com?
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This is cool. Why aren't there good deals on GMS smart phones ? I think S2 has a GSM version too, but I dont think the price on it is any where near 200.
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Quote from malakai1911 View Post :
Both have 1.2GHz dual-core processors and same generation GPU's. That's a tie.
a small correction... the dual core Snapdragon S4 in the Galaxy Victory blows away the dual core Exynos 4210 in the Galaxy S II
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The only decent phone Virgin Mobile carries is the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, its $187.49 online. They rest of there phones are old junk.

I had good luck with there service but fear if i ever break my HTC Evo 4G, no one carries it anymore.
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Quote from faceless128 View Post :
a small correction... the dual core Snapdragon S4 in the Galaxy Victory blows away the dual core Exynos 4210 in the Galaxy S II
At the expense of battery life...in which case the S2 blows away the Victory.

Raw horsepower means very little. Both have processors plenty fast for mobile devices. The S2 just offers a better user experience in the long run, which is why it's going to be the better choice for most people.

Besides, in 2 years when WiMax is taken down you'll be looking for a newer phone, anyway.
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At the expense of battery life...in which case the S2 blows away the Victory.

Raw horsepower means very little. Both have processors plenty fast for mobile devices. The S2 just offers a better user experience in the long run, which is why it's going to be the better choice for most people.

Besides, in 2 years when WiMax is taken down you'll be looking for a newer phone, anyway.
Except that the Victory has a 2100mAh battery vs. the 1650mAh in the S2. That isn't to say that it'll outright last longer, but it does offset the consumption a bit.
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Besides, in 2 years when WiMax is taken down you'll be looking for a newer phone, anyway.
I am afraid in 2 years you'll be looking for a newer phone even if you have Note II right now. It has nothing to do with WiMax, my friend.



Besides, Victory is just... FUUUGLY. It actually makes iPhone 3GS look like a modern marvel. laugh out loud

They better come up with a nice case to hide all that hideousness ASAP.
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I got the HSN deal no tax 2 year warranty. For 225.00

Got 20 back HSN credit ,
Free car charger and case
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For people who want to use WiMAX by freedompop, Sprint (Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile) GS2 would be the one to go. FREE data!

Quote from CSIG1001 View Post :
I got the HSN deal no tax 2 year warranty. For 225.00

Got 20 back HSN credit ,
Free car charger and case
HSN deal was better. BUT, I got the US Cellular GS2 for ~$80, and flashed it to Page Plus already. Only thing is that the USCC version doesn't have WiMAX.
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For people who want to use WiMAX by freedompop, Sprint (Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile) GS2 would be the one to go. FREE data!



HSN deal was better. BUT, I got the US Cellular GS2 for ~$80, and flashed it to Page Plus already. Only thing is that the USCC version doesn't have WiMAX.
I am going with tmobile post paid now , getting rid of virgin and returning phones , going on the 2 phone plan with 2.5gb data for 100 a month and will finally have 4 g because wimax isnt near me.
Also if you all dont know the tmobile version has a 1.5 ghz cpu vs sprint and at&t have the slower 1.2 ghz cpu

Also tmobile has nfc to bump phone on jelly bean to share and from what i hear isnt on sprint . I just updated to 4.1 on the virgin phone but is going back in a month so hopefully to put up with less dropped calls and way faster 4 g data. Just ordered 4 batteries and 2 chargers for 41 bucks amazon made by Anker best out there. Getting 20 cashback discover , hsn can have the gift card
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Quote from malakai1911 View Post :
Good point on Jellybean, I thought the S2 was still stuck at ICS (and VM's website still has it listed as "Android 4.0").

The S2 certainly does not destroy the Victory in almost every spec.

Both have 1.2GHz dual-core processors and same generation GPU's. That's a tie.
Both have the *same resolution screen* (800x480). That's a tie.
Both have a memory card slot. That's a tie.
Both have Android 4.1 Jellybean. That's a tie.

The Galaxy Victory still has...
NFC for Wallet and Android Beam (S2 has no NFC support whatsoever)
Faster 4G data (4G LTE vs the older and going-to-be-phased-out WiMax)
and a higher capacity battery (2100mAh vs 1800mAh).

Pros and cons to both, and they're both mid-range phones (S2 because it's old, Victory because it was designed to be). I'd still take the Victory any day.
I am going with tmobile version, faster cpu vs sprint and has NFC for bumping sharing data
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I see that the S2 is $199 on Virgin Mobile's website. That was a good deal when this thread first started. Is that still considered a good deal?
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Quote from scottmccool View Post :
I see that the S2 is $199 on Virgin Mobile's website. That was a good deal when this thread first started. Is that still considered a good deal?
I ordered the S2, then cancelled and ordered the Victory instead. The coverage map says my area has some wimax (S2) but no LTE (Victory). I've read wimax will eventually go away and LTE will come later this year. For my area the Victory made more sense. Depends on your coverage and preference.

BTW, looks like the Victory is $175 today:

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/sh.../features/
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