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Review: Samsung Epic 4G Touch

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Top message:  Inaccurate Review... by panchrisp   Sep 15, 2011, 2:22 PM

Replying to:  Re: Inaccurate Review... by unplugged   Sep 15, 2011, 5:26 PM

heavy-feeling phones

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Sep 16, 2011, 7:52 PM

I disagree.

Eric and I have both held a lot of phones, as that's our job. We regularly handle phones for the explicit purpose of reporting on how they "feel".

I know from experience that it's about a lot more than weight. It's about density, which is the ratio of weight to size. Comparing two phones of exactly the same weight, the larger one will feel lighter, because it's less dense. Density can convey a feeling of quality, while less-dense phones can feel "cheap", but of course a light-feeling phone has its own advantage, namely that you won't mind holding it up for long periods of time. Materials also play a serious role in how a phone feels in hand.

As this is a relatively thin phone, it feels a bit heavier (more dense) than a thicker phone.

Of course we do report the weight number in the specs if that's what you're looking for. But in a review, we can also tell you how it feels compared to other phones, which we think is important, too.

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