by Jerry Hildenbrand on 10/12/2011 | Filed Under: Smartphones, News; Tags: android, htc, t-mobile, samsung, smartphone, Galaxy S II, now available, amaze 4g, hspa+42 | 5 comments
If you're a T-Mobile subscriber, or considering it, today is a good day. Both the HTC Amaze 4G and the Galaxy S II are now available for purchase, rounding out T-Mobile's already broad selection of Android devices with two more great ones. Both of these phones will take advantage of the new HSPA+42 network (insert your own number of G's here) to offer great download speeds with minimal battery life impact, and let's be honest -- they both look HAWT.
The Amaze 4G (check out our hands-on) is a 4.3-inch qHD display, on top of a stunning body design. The innards are amazing (see what we did there) as well, with a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon, 1GB of RAM, the latest version of HTC Sense on the Android 2.3.4 platform, and HTC's new camera at 8MP. It'll cost $259 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in-rebate.
The Galaxy S II (check out our hands-on) takes things a bit further in the size department, with a 4.53-inch Super AMOLED plus display. Under the hood some changes were made from the original Galaxy S II line, to allow the 42 Mbps network to function -- but you'll never notice. The dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon and 1GB RAM make Touchwiz 4 fly. It'll cost $229 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in-rebate.