Samsung, Sprint start pushing the Epic 4G as the "next big thing"

Samsung, Sprint start pushing the Epic 4G as the
We recently told you all about Sprint's second 4G enabled phone, the Samsung Epic 4G. Basically a re-named Galaxy S Pro which in itself is a Galaxy S with a physical QWERTY keyboard, a chart comparing the handset with some other high-end models calls the Epic "The next big thing!" The other phones being compared with the Epic 4G are the carrier's own EVO 4G, the Verizon Droid Incredible and DROID X and the iPhone 4. Some of the analysis is really based on personal choice . For example, while bold letters proclaim that the Epic's 4 inch Super AMOLED screen beats the 4.3 inch LCD screen seen on both the DROID X and the EVO 4G, this is really a matter of personal choice. Some would rather have a Super AMOLED screen while others would rather have the three extra inches on an LCD display. As with the EVO, the Epic 4G will cost you an additional $10 a month for the privilege of using Sprint's pipelines. The bottom of the ad says that the pin-dropping network will have dropped 4G on 120 million people by the end of 2010. As far as 4G phones are concerned, thus far, Sprint has jumped out to a two handset advantage over the competition.

Samsung Epic 4G Specifications
HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review
Apple iPhone 4 Specifications | Review
HTC Droid Incredible Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID X Specifications

source: Engadget












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20 Comments

1. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

this is goin to be next phone .. the thing i like bout sprint's phone that have front facing cameras is that u can make video calls over there network ,u dnt have to be connected to wifi like on the iphone 4. ..

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Bet it won't sell 1.7million in three days but the phone don't even get out of inventory lol

17. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

I bet your right but 77% of the iphone 4 sold were to exisiting Iphone trolls.

2. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

i like apple computers...i like the iPod, iPhone and iPad...i am scared to leave at&t because i will lose my unlimited data...however the Sprint offering is becoming more and more attractive daily...Saving, Speed, and Samsung Epic...(however right now i favor the EVO, but that could all change once i play with an Epic)

10. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

u can switch over try the free 30 days and if u dont like go back to att and keep all your plans and features the same

12. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

the grass isn't always greener homie

13. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

yeah but he will lose his current phone number and won't have unlimited data anymore with att, unless he just has Att and sprint

3. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

Not a very good argument against the Droid X. Only offers Sprint's limited access 4G, higher contrast screen and has a front facing camera. Otherwise the Droid X is equal to or better than the Epic in most other categories. Then again, let's keep the competition running. I don't know about the rest of you, but the competition is creating some great devices, IMO. Keep one upping eachother, please.

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The Droid X is a knockoff Evo, slight battery and a movie store is not enough to say it better when it only has one cam while only being 3G. The coverage map for WiMax is growing each month.

8. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

so true donlouie

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

A knock off b/c of what...the 4.3" screen? Droid X will make up in build quality what it lacks in a front facing camera. Numerous issues being reported with various diff. HTC phones (Eris, Evo, N1 etc.) whereas my first-gen DROID has been steady. As far as 4G goes, from what i can tell there is no significant speed diff. in current 3G and Sprint's 4G. Yea we see what the figures "could be" on paper but the performance doesnt reflect that at this time. Probably by the time it does it will be too late as LTE will have deployed. So you have a few more months before the big boys release actual 4G which will expose how limited WiMAXX is. But thats Sprint for you, always in a rush to be the first to do somethin but in the end...still a step behind. Good luck lol.

16. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

One carrier has plans to have LTE, which is marginally faster than WiMax as the Boston trial show, this year in 25 - 30 markets and you act as if that ends the debate. When the two can compared in real world then you can gloat, don't there will anything to do so about, until then it's just talk.

18. mcdach3

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Just to kinda correct your ignorant statement Mr. "Cricket Owns" d-bag, according to the ITU (The people that set the OFFICIAL standard for network technologies) neither LTE nor WiMax meet the necessary specs to be considered a TRUE 4G network. 4G is classified as 100mbps+ not 5-10 like WiMax or 8-12 that LTE prematurely boasts with out real world application. In fact, both of these technologies exist elsewhere in the world and are not considered "4G" it's really just still 3G speeds but U.S. carriers are in the dark ages because of the FCC and need some kind of gimmick to keep the monthly billions in revenue rolling in and people signed on contracts. So take your mouth off the LTE dick long enough to do some real research on network technology. Just BC ATT and VZW are pumping out LTE soon doesn't mean diddly. K pumpkin? K

19. mcdach3

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

oh sorry left a little tid bit out. When WiMax gets upgraded to IEEE 802.16m or WiMaxII speeds will be at 1Gbps+ so LTE will be licking the balls of a truly superior technology. Thank you that is all

5. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

Oh I like, and a Hummingbird processor, lol love these names.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

its a cortex cpu just like the motorola droid but they call it something differnt

6. scottmbolt unregistered

Sprint FTW!

9. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

"would rather have the three extra inches on an LCD display" - THREE EXTRA INCHES !!!! Like where? .3 inches? Would anyone actually notice?

14. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Either way none of sprint or verizon phones will sell 1.7million in 3days much like even be out of inventory. I hate apple myself, but you can hate the product you can't hate the $ it brings in

20. Joe unregistered

Epic 4g is the next big thing. This phone is a monster. Iphone looks like a joke front of it. Android Epic will make a history. Write it down crowd...

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