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Jul 10, 2011, 12:22 PM

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?

Jun 21, 2011, 12:53 AM

Gingerbread for the Epic?

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

Dec 6, 2010, 3:33 PM

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.
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Feb 14, 2011, 3:11 PM

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?
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Sep 5, 2010, 2:04 PM

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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Dec 2, 2010, 8:27 PM

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?

Nov 8, 2010, 7:35 PM

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
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Sep 29, 2010, 10:59 PM


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?
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Oct 10, 2010, 1:52 PM

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?

Oct 10, 2010, 1:51 PM

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.

Sep 28, 2010, 8:28 PM

New phone

Just got the Epic looking to use it's HD screen any suggestions to show off it's capabilities ?
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Sep 23, 2010, 2:00 PM

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?


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Sep 23, 2010, 4:00 PM

This device is trully Epic

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

Sep 20, 2010, 3:12 PM

Any news on 2.2 for this phone?

Need 2.2 soon. Hurry up Samsung and Sprint.

Aug 16, 2010, 2:59 PM

4G Epic

Can the 4G be turned off on this phone?????
11 replies

Aug 18, 2010, 6:12 PM

i c no changes

Samsung Epic 4G is not gonna be hot! compared to de HTC EVO 4G
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Aug 29, 2010, 12:09 AM

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.

Aug 17, 2010, 7:52 AM

Epic reviews

Cnet, Engadgetmobile, Gizmodo and several others all have reviews up. Despite a few minor bugs that should be fixed, and some dislike of touchwiz, all call this a killer phone.

Aug 12, 2010, 6:22 PM

where should i buy the epic?

been loyal to radioshack and bought most of my cell phones there for years and i just heard they have a pre-order for the EPIC that starts tomorrow. just put a $50 down payment and they guarantee you a phone on launch day.

but, its a $50 RS gift card? what if i can't get to the store by the end of the two day hold at launch, gotta buy rs stuff. not bad but, who else has a deal like that?

who else is doing a pre-order and what are the other deals out there?
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Jul 24, 2010, 1:42 PM

Guess When

Does anyone think Sprint will have this available by Xmas 2010? Rolling Eyes
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