Pros SAMOLED+ screen
1.5ghz dual core processor and 1gb of RAM makes this phone scream LTE is fast
Long battery life
Better service than my old AT&T phone.
ICS was just leaked for this phone, an official ICS update is very close to being released.
Cons Plastic just doesn't feel very sturdy, needs a case.
The bloatware kinda sucks (I rooted to remove it).
Summary All I can really say is buy this phone, you won't regret it. I haven't had a single problem with it. I can honestly say I've never been more satisfied with an electronic device than I am with my Skyrocket.
Pros Big screen, lightweight, sometimes fast
Cons Sound problems, annoying bloatware, not-so-decent battery.
Summary My wife and I have had three of the Skyrockets (we got one replaced by AT&T because of problems), and all have had lousy sound. Both of our remaining phones have bad echoes and her phone will not deliver a steady sound. The volume will drop off from time to time. Previously, we had iPhones with the same provider in the same geographic areas, and the sound was fine.My wife and I turned in the Samsungs and got iPhone 5s. The iPhones are much, much better.
The battery runs down quickly, which isn't a huge problem for me because I am almost always at a place where I can charge it, but it would be a problem for a lot of people.
A lot of people don't care about bloatware -- the response the salespeople always give is that it doesn't take up much space. But the space isn't the point. If Android phones are truly customizable, why can't I easily remove all of the apps that I don't want?
By the way, I tried to post a similar review on the AT&T website (nothing harsh, no foul language), and they refused to post it. That tells me that I can't trust any reviews on the AT&T site.
Updated on Nov 9, 2012
Pros Large screen
Ease of use
Cons Lack of accessories
Still no ICS date given
Native web browser and email suck. Have to download Dol0hin browser and K-9 email client.
Summary This is a great phone and after purchasing an $11 2250mA battery from Amazon, my useage time is now equivalent to an iPhone 4s. 12 hours of actual useage with live wallpapers, active notifications, emails, web browsing, twitter and facebook. Screen brightness is set at auto. My phone is not simply sitting in standby mode.all day long.
I'll be sticking with Samsung phones for a while. I def recommend this phone to anyone.
Pros Love everything about this phone as far as functionality, especially living in a 4G LTE town. Fast, powerful, and looks great.
Cons Seriously ticked off at the lack of a Samsung accessory support for the Skyrocket.
Summary Really like the Skyrocket, but the lack of the Vehicle Kit (which automotically puts the phone into car mode) is a major disappointment. We own the kit for my Wife's Galaxy Note, and it is awesome. Places the Note in "car mode" activating Voice Talk app and Navigation while charging (even during GPS functions, don't laugh....some phones can't do both). Also bluetooth connect to stereo. Have to do all manually with this phone, and interact with the buttons to do it all. Not good for driving and as I am on the road (tech support) 80% of the time, it kills the functionality for me. Sad thing is that Samsung has no plans to produce one. What? You're kidding, right? Nope, straight from Samsung USA Corporate. Great. Look, this is a cool device, but at the end of the day....it is a toy made for people who "play" (games/social media) with their phones. The focus is not for those of us who actually need to be able to do work with them. To bad as it is a cool "Toy"
"Piece of Crap!"on by TechNutCase
Pros If you can't rely on a phone, how can there be any Pros?
Cons POOR RECEPTION
Summary I'd give this ZERO stars if I could. I've spent at least 4 hours with AT&T Customer Service on the phone and went into the store too. This phone SUCKS. I'm FED UP. I'm getting rid of it as soon as I decide on a replacement. Reception is almost negligible, usually one bar OR LESS. I keep getting "cannot connect to server" message. It affects web, email and phone service -- which doesn't work at least 95% of the time.
I seldom write reviews, but I am really motivated on this product:
DO NOT NOT NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!