Performance:

Callers had no complaints while we were on the Epic 4G Touch. They said we sounded fairly natural with maybe a little tininess but didn’t notice any echoing and rated us an 8.25/10. On our end the voice reproduction was realistic and the volume was good with the speakerphone. The 1800mAh battery is rated for a hefty 8.7 hours of talk time and over 10.5 days of standby.

Conclusion:

It’s not really a surprise to us that the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the best Android phones you can buy. We felt that the Galaxy S II kind of set the bar back when we took a look at it in May, and the Epic 4G Touch retains all that we liked from the Galaxy S II and made some needed improvements. We certainly enjoy it now more than ever with its brilliant screen and performance, as well as thin and appealing design, coupled with a high-quality camera and good call quality.

The phone is not perfect though – it still retains the WVGA resolution, which is a step down from qHD offerings like the Motorola PHOTON 4G and DROID BIONIC, which also manages to outshine it with its LTE support. Also, there is no 3D on the Epic to make it competitive versus the EVO 3D, which is also a very strong handset all around. The Epic 4G Touch also misses on some other niceties like a kickstand or a metal body, but one can never have it all.

With that said, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is still one of the best Androids out there. But just in case you're willing to do a little bit more research before you go for it, keep in mind it won't be a bad idea to check out the HTC EVO 3D and Motorola PHOTON 4G on Sprint, as well as the DROID BIONIC on Verizon, if you want to experience the LTE goodness.

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Video Review:



Pros

  • Amazingly fast performance all around
  • High quality camera and camcorder with 1080p
  • Good call quality and battery life
  • 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus is easy on the eyes
  • Just 9.6mm thin and 4.5oz light

Cons

  • WVGA display resolution, resulting in 206 ppi
  • No dedicated camera key and small volume rocker
  • TouchWiz doesn’t hurt the phone’s performance, but we could do without it

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0

User Rating:

8.9
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