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Samsung Epix Review

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Samsung Epix Review
Performance:

Call quality was superb with no noticeable audio disturbances when listening to another caller. Our voice was audible and easily recognized by others as we conversed over the phone.  We are happy to say that the speakerphone quality was exceptional and did not crackle when placed on the highest setting. Playing music through the device was quite clear even when the volume was placed at its maximum setting. 

Although some might say the phone is thicker when compared to the BlackJack II, the added depth is dearly welcomed because the Epix is housing a 1800mAh Lithium-Ion battery. According to the manufacturer, you can achieve roughly 7 hours of talk time and up to 336 hours (14 days) standby. In our real world tests, we managed to get the phone down to 50% battery life on 4 days of average usage (roughly 30 minutes of talk a day). In addition, we are delighted to see that the higher capacity battery did not increase the total weight. As it stands, the Epix weighs 4.4oz (125 g) with the included battery and is somewhat considered a lightweight when compared to other similar mobile phones with the same class of battery size.


Conclusion:

AT&T clearly supplements their existing line of smart phones with the addition of the Epix which is geared towards heavy business users requiring the full suite of Office applications and a myriad of connectivity options. Even though it closely resembles the BlackJack II in terms of design, the additions like the touch screen and optical mouse makes it a complete different phone. Users will find the optical mouse as an alternative way of navigating through the Windows Mobile operating system. The Epix has a slight advantage over similar phones of the same class in terms of weight and battery life. However, the design of the phone is uninspiring BlackJack II users may want to upgrade to the new Samsung thanks to its feature rich hardware which provides a different mobile phone experience.

Pros

  • Battery life
  • Innovative optical mouse for navigation
  • Very light weight for a feature rich phone

Cons

  • Lackluster personalization
  • Same small keyboard layout
  • Unresponsive touch screen
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7.5
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Samsung Epix

Samsung Epix

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display2.5 inches, 320 x 320 pixels (177 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
624 MHz
150 MB RAM
Size4.56 x 2.41 x 0.51 inches
(116 x 61 x 13 mm)
4.41 oz  (125 g)
Battery1800 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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