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clutchxp66

Jul 10, 2011, 12:22 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

Samsung Epic 4G Battery Issue?

I have a friend who has a Samsung Epic 4G and he is having issues with the phone malfunctioning. He thinks the reason the phone is misbehaving is because of the battery. Some of the things the phone does are the following:

- He will pick the phone up to use it or answer a call and the phone answers by itself

- The phone shuts itself off

- The camera does not work

- The capacitive buttons do not always respond

- The battery meter, which is supposed to go from red (low battery) to blue (fully charged), it will go to blue and then switch to red and stay that way.

Can the battery be purchased from the Sprint store online?
jmichael

Jun 21, 2011, 12:53 AM
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Gingerbread for the Epic?

Does anyone know when the release date for Gingerbread on the Samsung Epic 4G?
rocky5689

Dec 6, 2010, 3:33 PM
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Epic Vs EVO

Just got the EVO now as I read the reviews here Epic seems more and more tempting. Has anyone had the evo and returned it for Epic.

Want to know what things you like about Epic that Evo doesn't has.
Camera pics and video are way better on the Epic. From the camera settings to the brightness of the rear flash to the hd video playback the Epic owns. The Screen makes the Evo look like dlp vs the Epics Super Amoled. The Speed and smoothness of the Ep...
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bmrsnrfan

Feb 14, 2011, 3:11 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

Samsung EPIC new Android software anytime soon?

Anyone have rumor info when the Epic is going to be "eligible" to update to the new software?
If you haven't seen it already, it's available on the samsung website for the Android Froyo 2.2
beejmeister

Sep 5, 2010, 2:04 PM
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EPIC is epic... But the Battery is an EPIC FAIL

I have to say that it sucks to walk into my local SPRINT store, where I know them as I've been doing business with them for 10 years or so, and, when I mentioned that I had a battery that was dying fast, have them ask me if I had my BT shut off.... Really? I have to disable a critical function of the phone in order to be able to use it? That makes NO SENSE!

Also. And I find this most laughable... everyone is saying to make sure that the 4G is off... So... Is it rude for me to notice the elephant in the room called SPRINT's advertising of 4G as the Second Coming, but also point out that we're being told not to use 4G?

The solutions out on all of the web sites is to add software that disables data communications when the phone screen ...
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Really 30 min battery life.a little dramatic there buddy. the battery lasts more than 30 min Cool
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I dont work for Sprint, hell I despise Sprint, but I have to defend them from your ignorant rant. Yes, if you use numerous applications, leave your bluetooth on and use 4G data (2G drains slowly,3G moderately faster and 4G fastest) the battery will r...
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I'll agree that the battery life is probably not the best, but it's not the worst either. I am not using 4G, partly because it's not available yet in my area, and partly because I don't need the speed for browsing. I didn't buy this phone because it's...
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Epic has the worst battery life of almost all the next gen smart phones.

See this chart

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3891/samsung-epic-4g-r ... »

It is getting less than half the battery life of the I-phone 4G and ...
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Look anyone who has a problem with this post needs to grow up and not comment. I have the same issue with this phone. I do not use the 4g, wifi, BT, or GPS and my phone still doesn't last more than 3 hours. I've downloaded very few apps and can not ev...
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holdenmichael

Dec 2, 2010, 8:27 PM
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Does the Epic 4g play all/most/some/no Flash games w/Froyo (Android 2.2)?

I'm choosing beween an Epic 4G, EVO 4G, iPhone 4, and Samsung Focus as my next device.

Being able to use the Epic 4G's keyboard to play Flash games would be an important factor if it has that capability.

Has anyone here taken the plunge and updated to the unofficial (right?) release of Android 2.2?
montestl

Nov 8, 2010, 7:35 PM
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Unistalling sprints pre loaded apps...

Im not sure how to get in to my ROM and unistall certain sprint apps and also keep other apps to only open when I need them. I have a task killer but i get sick of killing them every 15-30 min. any help would be great. thx Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Google "how to root epic 4g", root it, then get an app like root explorer to easily remove the sprint bloatware. Check forums like xda-developers.com and sdx-developers.com to find out more info on what your epic can really do.
robertb1012

Sep 29, 2010, 10:59 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

facebook

i do not get any facebook notifications no matter what and i have the settings set to recieve.... any one know how to fix this ....and is there a new uptaded out?
do you have email set up on your phone?
sweagle02

Oct 10, 2010, 1:52 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

Speakerphone Quality?

Has any one else had any issues with the call quality of the speakerphone? The people I'm calling on the other end says it sounds horrible and extremely muffled. Any one else have this issue?
sweagle02

Oct 10, 2010, 1:51 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

What case do you own for the Epic?

I'm guessing the majority of you Epic owners have phone cases, including myself. My Epic arrived today along with the Seidio Innocase I ordered. IMO the only case from a reputable company out with a case for the Epic now. It does not feel as snug as the Innocase for my Treo Pro but it will have to do until someone else develops a case.

Share the cases you guys have as I'm curious to know as there are not many to begin with.
rios19999

Sep 28, 2010, 8:28 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

New phone

Just got the Epic looking to use it's HD screen any suggestions to show off it's capabilities ?
Wow cool anything you do on this phones screen will look amazing! But seriously start with the free live wallpapers in the market. The aquarium free, anipet, fireworks look great but my all time favorite is the anipet koi live wallpaper is my all time...
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MOKLA40

Sep 23, 2010, 2:00 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

LED flashng and notification tones

I have the "flash continuously" box checked off but the red LED doesn't seem to flash continuously for unread messages once he screen goes to sleep. If I press the pwr button to wake up the device the the LED starts flashing again but that defeats the purpose.

Also, any way to get different notification tones for different events lie SMS vs Email vs Calendar?

Thanks

-Marc
Inside each of those applications they have a settings option when you press the menu key. Make a notifications folder in your storage card's root folder (not inside another folder), and drop sounds into it to make them appear as notifications options...
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Oh and the LED...I haven't seen this issue (the light never shuts up until I check what I've missed). Possibly try and wipe the device and see if it changes it.
DiamondPro

Sep 23, 2010, 4:00 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

This device is trully Epic

After the update I love it even more all my Evo and Iphone friends are jealous lol! Cool
Jewbear

Sep 20, 2010, 3:12 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

Any news on 2.2 for this phone?

Need 2.2 soon. Hurry up Samsung and Sprint.
jslewis101

Aug 16, 2010, 2:59 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

4G Epic

Can the 4G be turned off on this phone?????
Why would you want to do that? The 4G on sprint is slower than T-Mobile's and at&t's 3Gs, if you want to get that phone at least use the O.K. data speed it provides Confused
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prophshadii

Aug 18, 2010, 6:12 PM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

i c no changes

Samsung Epic 4G is not gonna be hot! compared to de HTC EVO 4G
This is the first device Sprint has done pre-orders on and there are no more reservations available! Surprised Wow please do some research before you post! Eh? Go on youtube and watch a video or 2 while your at it. Very Happy

Here I'll get u started:

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ells2187

Aug 24, 2010, 3:27 AM

epic vs. evo

so im on the fence about which to get. ive seen the evo and played with it a bit, it seems fast, pretty smooth with everything, and the cameras and video recording is pretty beast. but it lacks the keyboard that i so love. and from the reviews, i hear mostly amazing things about screen and speed for the epic, but its lower resolution camera lacks the clarity that a 5mp should have. and the wifi seems to lack the evo as well. i pray they get around to fixing that but with the amoled screen the battery is supposed to last a while longer than the evo. what r u guys going with, have, or recommend?
How can people have a phone that isn't released until the 31st?
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Well I have the Evo and I love it! As far as the kb I came from using a palm treo 750 and also own a pixi, and its true after using the on-screen kb on the Evo for a couple of days there's no need to go back to a physical kb, though it is nice to have...
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howmuch4onerib

Sep 2, 2010, 2:43 AM

Avatar Movie

Where is it? I was under the impression that it was coming preloaded on the epic? Here is a vid of a Sprint REP playing the movie in a review yet I can't seem to find this Video player that he clicks on...(Its not media hub)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph3maKqUrCs »
(skip to 6:30)
Avatar only came preloaded on the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrannt.
bluecoyote

Aug 20, 2010, 5:40 PM

Fireworks Through a Screen Door

The Samsung Super AMOLED displays are like looking through a screen door.

Although everything looks very 'poppy' , this is the worst screen of anything this resolution. The Droid Incredible has a 'slight' screen door effect- on the Epic 4G it's -significantly- worse than any other phone sold today in that price range, especially with any white/black text combination.
yes bluecoyote we know its not an iphone, you can relax none of us accused you of thinking this is a better phone
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I can't wait to see this phone in action.
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awesomedeals88

Aug 29, 2010, 12:09 AM
over in the "Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)" discussion:

How many people are sick and tired of waiting?

I am sick of waiting for the Epic 4g so I lost some hype. Not as excited as a month ago. I pre-ordered the phone at my local Radio Shack on Aug 13th and will not buy it on launch day. The wait seems like its a couple of months until release day. I only qualify for a $75 upgrade and Radio Shack retail price for the epic is $550. That means im only getting $25 off of the $499 price using my 1 year upgrade. Totally not worth it. I will use the $50 gift certificate toward something else and read reviews on phonescoop. As soon as I find a new epic 4g for $400 out the door on Craigslist, then I will buy it.
 
 
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