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Samsung Epic 4G Touch just $99 at Walmart with a signed 2-year contract

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch just $99 at Walmart with a signed 2-year contract
This summer's hottest Android handset has undoubtedly been the Samsung Galaxy S II, and many smartphone fanatics have been waiting for the device to make the trip Stateside. Three of the nation's top four carriers are offering the device as we have reported (sorry, Verizon customers), and Sprint is first at-bat with its Samsung Epic 4G Touch.

While Sprint's 2-year contract price of $154.99 seems truly outstanding for a phone that many have called the best Android handset ever made, well, all we can say is that Walmart has done it again. Yes, the discount store might be the place to pay the lowest price on underwear and message T-Shirts, but they are beginning to make a name for themselves with low priced smartphones. With the same signed 2-year contract, you will pay $99.99 for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch at Walmart.

Want to hear the specs again? We are happy to oblige. The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is equipped with a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display and under the hood you will find the 1.2GHz Exynos dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Speaking of dual, there are two cameras aboard with the rear shooter coming in at 8MP and the front-facing one at 2MP. Video is captured at 1080p and 16GB of internal storage comes with the phone out of the box. Android 2.3 is pre-installed.

With the AT&T variant of the phone offering the same Samsung Exynos chip under the hood, the WVGA display is smaller at 4.3 inches. The T-Mobile variant will have the same 4.52 inch WVGA display as seen on the Epic 4G Touch, but will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor instead of the Exynos. Many consider the latter to be the superior chip. When you put it all together, only the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II has both the larger screen and the Exynos dual-core processor running the show. And now you can pre-order it from the same place you bought your socks for just $99.99 on contract.

source: Walmart via AndroidGuys

The hottest Android phone of the summer is just $99.99 on contract from Walmart

The hottest Android phone of the summer is just $99.99 on contract from Walmart

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posted on 10 Sep 2011, 07:33 1

1. dj (unregistered)

will be skipping this variant

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 08:11

2. kodamolagamadhu (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

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posted on 10 Sep 2011, 09:36 1

4. JamesDax (unregistered)

Give me a WP7 version of this phone please.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 10:20 1

6. What? (unregistered)

"While Sprint's 2-year contract price of $154.99" ?

I see $199.99 on Sprint's page. Am I missing something?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 11:22 4

10. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Two words: Phonearena writer.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 10:24

7. deanthomson93 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)

The ATT version doesn't have a super amoled plus display...?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 10:47

8. imtheshit.com (unregistered)

Yes the att version has super amoled plus 4.3 inch display and will probably have the best looking display because it has the same resolution as the 4.52 inch sprint/tmo versions, If this is the same screen thats on the infuse im not getting it either i didnt like that display at all.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 11:56

13. Krishaun27 (unregistered)

But will the AT&T version have the Exynos or Qualcomm chip?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 14:56

18. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


only the Tmobile hercules is being saddled with the subpar qualcomm chip since Tmo would rather have it be able to go to 44mb/s than have it be the most powerful.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 16:45 1

21. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Thats why i would rather have a bionic. It has a superior omap 4 is capable of 22mb per second real world speeds and has the superior motoblur. The gs2 does have a better display though. When you compare the sprint verison it has better proccesor but bad 4g. The bionic is a better phone kudos to verizon. Verizon was smart not to get the gs2 on 3g and instead have the ics prime with stock android.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 18:38 4

27. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the exynos blows away the omap... motoblur!?!? ick!

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 19:57

29. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Yeah it does but its only avaliable with bad 4g. While the omap is still really good and motoblur i feel fits the droid image the best. Way better then touchwiz which looks like it is made for a kid. I feel the combo the bionic has with the droid and the suitable motoblur and the really good omap and the best 4g is a winner. The only negative is the price. If its a droid i want motoblur because of the whole rule all machines take on it.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 20:33

30. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)

the Samsung touch-wiz can easily be replaced by another launcher from the market. and as for the bionic, it is a great phone, my sis got it the other day. but i would not compare it to my soon to come Epic Touch 4G (AKA SGSII). Also with 1Gb of ram that the bionic has my sis only has ~ 450Mb free average. moto put in too much Bloatware!

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 22:06

32. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Verizon puts in the bloatware for everything but the iPhone. You really can't fault the bionic for that. Root the phone if you can I am not sure about the boot loader and get rid of it. Anyway yes you can compare them.
Epic touch 4g has a better processor, better display and thinner.
Bionic has a better Ui, much better 4g, and better coverage.
The better processor isn't a big deal because the bionic doesn't have much lag at all, the better display is nice but for a phone its not a huge deal because the bionic is still very clear, however the 4g lte is laying down 20 mb a second and works better indoors. If you ask me I would rather have the lte. The question is do you want to pay for it. Its does pay to wait however for the prime. But looking at the major differences in the phones the bionic is the way to go.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 10:00

41. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

have you actually played with touchwiz4 on the galaxyS2? no? then reserve judgement till u play with it. Its 10x more functional than it was in the past. And if u dont like it... unlike blur.. its easily removed as its just a set of overlays and widgets, not drilled into the inner workings of android like blur is.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 10:23

44. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I have seen it and played with tw on the dc I just really dont like it. Its so cartoonish. Motblur isnt great either as it looks so mechanical but way better then tw. I hate everything about tw that they changed from stock everything!

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 11:18

47. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

well, it is bright.. its done that way to make the amoled screens "pop".

I like the functionality that it has.. and yea, I like the eye candy.. lol. But like i said, Touchwiz is easily removed from the phone, so if your not really a fan of blur or TW, then just get the galaxy and remove the TW from it.
Theres nothing wrong with the bionic its just outclassed by the SGS2.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 11:22

48. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Its not though. It has the next best proccesor and is on a much faster network with better coverage. Why is it outclassed by the overhyped gs2. The prime will be the phone to get if on verizon but the gs2 isnt so special. The bionic right now is the best phone in anerica and still will be once the gs2 comes out. It wont be until the prime until its dethroned.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 14:49

54. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

way more power
way more connectivity options
way more customizable
no blur
bigger screen
higher resolution screen
super amoled +
best battery life of any android phone
data speeds and coverage are subjective and not a factor for the phone itself. The hurcules is as fast or faster depending on where you live.
plans are much cheaper when not on VZW/ATT.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 18:22

57. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

The bionic is still really fast with the omap inside and is very customizable. More then you will ever need in the customization department. I don't mind blur and its better then tw4. Yes the galaxy is thinner but the bionic isn't terrible. Its the price you pay for lte. The bionic screen is still very clear and I will give you battery life. The bionic though has lte which is huge! It also has the web top dock and more sturdy construction. I just don't think it worth it having a gs2 running at 5 mb a second internet when the bionic can do 20. The version for tmobile will only do ten anyway with a worse processor. The screen is still clear on the bionic so if you ask me the bionic is better.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 07:11

60. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the version on tmobile will do much more than 10. They do more than 10 now and none of them are capable of 42/mbs. And honestly, after 10-15, its all a numbers game. You dont really notice anything faster. Most apps are 1-3mb, so its not like they can get much faster downloaded, and web pages pop up near instantly as it is. Weather its 15, 50, or 100, at this point its more limited to what the hardware can draw than to what it can pull down from the internet. Besides, 7 of 10 times when I do a speed test next to my friends Thunderbolt.. I win. Yea it gets much higher pops by far when it does win, but its not enough to make me want to pay 60% more for the plan

To each their own.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 15:57

56. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

if you talking about touchwiz 3 i agree but if its touchwiz 4 you are talking about i think you are being harsh...for me touchwix 4 have implemented the best way of adding widgets also the browser is just super fast and slick compared to stock and sense etc...they have also got rid of the ugly boxed colours from previous touchwiz...icon is cartoonish but i am fine with that...if i am honest i actually like the new motoblur and also i just think sense 3.0 is just too much eye candy and i think thats why it popular but i would prefer less i candy and more memory...you just have to look at how much ram sense 3.0 takes up on the likes of the sensation on evo 3d...personally i would prefer stock over anything as it has a minimalist ui..thankfully android has launchers so its not difficult to get that stock look

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 18:23

58. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I am willing to make the sacrifice of speed for sense but anything else I would go stock as it isn't worth it. Blur and Tw just don't cut the mustard.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 19:16

28. vantenkiest (Posts: 314; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

the bionic is a sad phone..

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 10:52

9. The Kid (unregistered)

I will be skipping this phone waiting for the nexus prime with android 4.0. The prime is also suppose to have a 1.5 ghz dual core processor as well.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 11:25

11. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

wow $99. The difference from LTE to HSPA+ and WiMAX is astonishing. I now now for sure that this device is not going to meet my expectations so I don't mind that VZW decided not to get it.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 11:54 1

12. CostcoHotDogs (unregistered)

WTF so you guys think the prime will beat this phone in performance just because the soc is clocked up by .3 ghz and that now the price is $99 it will not meet your expectations? FYI the ti ompa 4460, the chip that will most likely end up in the prime is just a clocked up version of the one found on the bionic. Also that display that everyone is talking about, yes the super amoled HD: that's a pentile matrix display. We have no idea what it will look like nor the impact it will have on the battery or performance and also what flaws a 1st generation screen panel will have. As for the vigor well it will probably have a qualcomm 8xx0 soc in it which also means it will have a terrible adreno 220 gpu so no-thanks. One last thing we have no confirmation as to when it will come out, where it will end up and how much the prime is so... The one thing I am confused about is where phone arena got that information about sprint selling it for $154. Where is the source of this info phonearena and is this correct?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 13:42

15. anon123 (unregistered)

you are an idiot costco, the omap 4460 soc is a much more highly developed soc than the omap in the bionic. get your sh*t straight before you go ranting about things you know nothing about. it is not just an overclocked bionic. it will be a whole new beast and a formidable force on the superphone market

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 16:44

20. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

omap does have some new gpu technology. tegra2 has a more powerful gpu then exynos though so not a big deal. gs2 is gonna be top 2011 due to specs and competitive pricing. i bet it will be close to free on amazon in 2 months.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:29

35. costcoHotDogs (unregistered)

OMAP will be using a new gpu in the 4470 chipset. R U telling me that the PowerVR sgx540 on the bionic and the soon nexus prime is any different from the one found on the original sgs other than clock speed? where did you get your info? sigh what idiots!

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