i'd say that the size of the phone is not bad.....the original 4.3 doesnt even feel big to me at all. since this is the 4.5" screen, it might take some getting used to for some people, but its heck of a beastly phone.....
i dont have large hands anyway, so for me this wasnt an issue to be honest
i recommend anyone who is looking into this phone and isnt sure, to BUY IT!
its really worth it and its future proof as well as really really smart! i just love everything it does
all in all, the size is definately not an issue or a dealbreaker......
So Story of the Day for me
3:30 PM - Rogers Store Calls me and tells me they got my S2 YAY!!!!
SO NOW I need to go return my HTC Raider, and exchange it for the S2.
The bad part is that, they shipped the S2 to the KIOSK, and I bought my Raider at the Rogers store at the same Mall.
4:00 PM - I drive to my office and pick up my retail box (I left the receipt and box etc at work)
4:10 PM - I proceed to the Store to RETURN my raider. Sit around for 5 minutes while she confirms the talk time etc etc... then rep says, we're good, and to remove the sim. So I proceed to "wipe the phone" and remove the sim and sd card.
4:15 PM - Rep tells me, our systems are down.... we can't do the return. "You can wait until 7pm and hopefully before we close the systems will be back again.
4:15 to 6:45 PM - I wander the mall... keep wandering.. i pop by the store a few times to see if there are any updates. I also go to the KIOSK to look at my S2 which has my name on it, but i cannot open yet....
6:45 PM - SORRY THE ENTIRE SYSTEM HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN DUE TO POTENTIAL PHISHING ACTIVITY!
OMG!!! what a WASTE of two and a half hours !!!!
Anyways this is only related to the point of sale systems. HUP's are not affected.
i'm a lazy guy, please allow me to ask you this question.
i have 2more years left in contract but didn't get any hardware upgrade in last 4 years.
i talked to rogers and they confirmed that i am eligible for a hardware upgrade.
i am not sure if i have to pay early upgrade fee in this case.
i am not on a data plan and i want to jump to data plans when i get gs2 lte, but i don't want LTE plan. please suggest a good plan for me.
If i buy the phone, how much would i have to pay?
OMG, that must have been so frustrating!
I suggest you go and watch a movie with popcorn or go out and try to forget about it until Monday...
That's what I'll do... oh, and also help wife tmw to start putting some xmas lights out.
Congrats to all who got their phones.
One question: how is the keyboard?
With my older Xperia X10, the keyboard was very bad, and I was using swype, which was great and I got used to.
With the larger screen, how good is the typing? Is swype still a good app to use with S2?
the keyboard is great
because the phone is bigger than, say an ipod/iphone, (i have an ipod touch and its annoying to tyoe on those!), you have a larger keyboard and more room for typing
i find the keyboard great
and swipe is amazing! its even better on this one....defz keep it
im getting used to it now and im loving the fact that it gets used to my typing : D