Review: Samsung Epic 4G Touch
The Sprint version of the Epic 4G Touch packs WiMax 4G, TouchWiz, a speedy processor, 4.5-inch touch display and a host of Sprint software. Do these all add up to a killer phone?
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The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is the latest flagship Android device available from Sprint. With its massive display, thin(ish) profile, speedy performance, and powerful media capabilities, there's a lot to like. Did Samsung and Sprint manage to get everything right with the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch? Phone Scoop digs deep.
Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To Sprint As The Epic 4G Touch
Sprint today announced the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, the first Galaxy S II phone to launch with a major US carrier. The phone sports a massive 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and the Samsung Exynos 1.2-GHz dual-core processor.
Boost Announces Samsung Galaxy Rush
Boost Mobile today announced a handful of new devices from Samsung, the most significant of which is the availability of the Galaxy S II 4G, a Boost-branded version of the Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch offered by Sprint, including WiMAX. It will be available September 6 for $369.99.
Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones
In the wake of its courtroom victory against Samsung, Apple today asked the court to ban sales of eight Samsung devices found to infringe on its design and other patents. The devices include the Galaxy S 4G, S2 (AT&T and T-Mobile), S2 Skyrocket, S2 Epic 4G, S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail.
Samsung Intros Programmable NFC Tags Called TecTiles
Samsung today announced the availability of TecTiles, small, programmable near-field communication stickers that can be used to activate certain actions on NFC-equipped smartphones. Using a separate Android application, the tags can be programmed to change device settings, such as join a Wi-Fi network or set the phone to silent; to initiate communications, such as a text message or a phone call; as well as to interact with social networking sites, such as to set Facebook status updates or send a message to Twitter.
Sprint Delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to Epic 4G Touch
Sprint today indicated via its support forums that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch have something to looked forward to: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update can be installed over the air, and Epic 4G Touch owners will be notified when the update is available to their device.
Also, many of the Sprint apps CAN be uninstalled. Sprint has listened to the customers complaining about unneeded bloatware and they have provided the option to be able to uninstall many of the apps that are included in the phone.
Also, there is no way this phone can be called heavy when at 4.60 oz is is much lighter than many other smartphones on the market.... perhaps lighter than 70 percent of the smartphones on the market. ie. Iphone 4, Evo 3D, Photon, Droid Bionic, etc.
The phone feels heavy to me. I understand that is a subject...
just bought the galaxy2 from sprint
i have had sprint forever and i enjoyed the lower price i get. now sprint has cracked down on the discounts, it no longer is cheaper.
so i decided to either keep the plan and upgrade or just cancel my cell phone service and call it a day.
...so i now own a new samsung galaxy s2 epic 4G cell phone. since this is my first android experience i thought i would just get the best available from sprint. i personally hate large phones. it reminds of the old brick phones back in the 80's and 90's.
its not too heavy cause its replacing the LG rumor touch. the Rumor is heavy for its size so it kinda made this new phone feel l...