Samsung Epic 4G Touch Review

Lamborghini began shipping the Aventador this year to replace the Murcielago. Ferrari recently made the 458 Italia more track ready with the 458 Italia GTC. In June HTC released the EVO 3D, last month Motorola launched the Droid Bionic and now Samsung is here with the Epic 4G Touch, a Galaxy S II device for Sprint. Just as these Italian supercars compete for supremacy on the track, Android superphones ...
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104 Comments

99. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i bet it's the wait times for all these phones that's souring the scores. we've been aware of the Galaxy S II and the Droid Bionic for over half a year so they're not very exciting to the critics anymore in fact i bet they're sick to death of them and they're glad it's finally over.

121. IdleRage

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 08, 2012

* BUMP * I know this thread's been dormant for a few months, but I find myself in a position to get a new phone from Sprint and I was hoping to get some input from the [apparent] wisened folks that post to PhoneArena (like Thump3rDX17, remixfa, and SuperAndroidEvo to name a few). That said; I'm on the fence between the Samsung S2 (Epic 4G Touch) and the Motorola Photon 4G. I have read TONS of reviews and they are both an aggregate 9 of 10. What I am looking to gleen from some advice is what is a better "out of the box" experience between the Dual 1.2 GHz Exynos of the S2 and the Dual 1.0 GHz Tegra of the Photon. I have 20/15 vision so the qHD/AMOLED comparison as it pertains to zooming and text size is moot (for me). I am looking for maximum shelf life between upgrades... which one is going to get me there? I'm an I.T. contractor so I use my phone for work and play... it just has to be reliable. I am not interested in rooting provided that the out-of-the-box UI is not too much of a hindrance (it seems TouchWiz has the advantage over MotoBlur -- please confirm). I have a friend who works at Sprint who says the Photon is better based on the HDMI output and all that. But can't the S2 do the same thing via the microUSB to HDMI adapter (sold separately)? Don't get me wrong, I'm all about hi-def, but I will most likely never hook my phone up to my 46" 1080p TV which houses my PS3 and 360 (no apparent need). I am mainly an email (3 accounts), moderate app user, who makes a lot of calls and texts more than anything. I use Facebook, Hootsuite, Foursquare, Evernote, and Pandora (so multi-tasking is what I am mainly interested in). So back to the root question... what's going to get me the most bang for my buck where display is only a minor consideration -- the dual Tegra or the dual Exynos? Reply here or direct message me on Twitter @IdleRage (please say "PhoneArena" in tweet so I know what the tweet is in reference to). Thanks in advance, Idle Rage

109. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I agree completely Sniggly. I love my Epic 4G Touch, easily my most favorite phone. I loved it way more than I loved my Droid X even when it first came out. I have no doubts about it that the next iphone will get a 9.5 or higher despite only really getting some updates that android has had since the begining.

110. Bhavik36 unregistered

Great Phone

119. GeekMovement unregistered

Nice phone. Have it and I did experience some lags (not a heavy user, more low-mid), but nothing serious for now. Did not experience any signal issues as of yet like many complained and the screen is beautiful. Like the design on the phone too. Simplicity is best. The only thing I'm not sure about is that the battery seems to get hot rather quickly. Don't know if that is normal with average usage, but oh well just let it cool down. Battery last the whole day if not longer, so that's a great plus.

120. EvoHero

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 2011

Mine powers off every time I set it down or tryng to push something on the screen. Not hard at all.

122. IdleRage

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 08, 2012

* BUMP * I know this thread's been dormant for a few months, but I find myself in a position to get a new phone from Sprint and I was hoping to get some input from the [apparent] wisened folks that post to PhoneArena (like Thump3rDX17, remixfa, and SuperAndroidEvo to name a few). That said; I'm on the fence between the Samsung S2 (Epic 4G Touch) and the Motorola Photon 4G. I have read TONS of reviews and they are both an aggregate 9 of 10. What I am looking to gleen from some advice is what is a better "out of the box" experience between the Dual 1.2 GHz Exynos of the S2 and the Dual 1.0 GHz Tegra of the Photon. I have 20/15 vision so the qHD/AMOLED comparison as it pertains to zooming and text size is moot (for me). I am looking for maximum shelf life between upgrades... which one is going to get me there? I'm an I.T. contractor so I use my phone for work and play... it just has to be reliable. I am not interested in rooting provided that the out-of-the-box UI is not too much of a hindrance (it seems TouchWiz has the advantage over MotoBlur -- please confirm). I have a friend who works at Sprint who says the Photon is better based on the HDMI output and all that. But can't the S2 do the same thing via the microUSB to HDMI adapter (sold separately)? Don't get me wrong, I'm all about hi-def, but I will most likely never hook my phone up to my 46" 1080p TV which houses my PS3 and 360 (no apparent need). I am mainly an email (3 accounts), moderate app user, who makes a lot of calls and texts more than anything type of user. I use Facebook, Hootsuite, Foursquare, Evernote, and Pandora (so multi-tasking is what I am mainly interested in). So back to the root question... what's going to get me the most bang for my buck where display is only a minor consideration -- the dual Tegra or the dual Exynos? Reply here or direct message me on Twitter @IdleRage (please say "PhoneArena" in tweet so I know what the tweet is in reference to). Thanks in advance, Idle Rage

123. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i had the epic 4g touch and it was the best phone ive ever had by far

124. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Best phone ever. Rapes iPhone 4S.

125. tha.fox

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

haha whos phone is in those pics with contacts the Oracles?

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