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Sep 15, 2011, 1:17 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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?

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.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Sep 15, 2011, 2:22 PM

Inaccurate Review...

The phone uses a 1.2ghz dual core processor, not 1.0ghz like the reviewer states.

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 app *data* can be removed, but the bloatware icon in the menu cannot be removed. As far as I am concerned, if I still have to stare at the icon in my app tray, the app is still there.

The phone feels heavy to me. I understand that is a subject...
How much do you get paid to review phones? Nothing! Exactly
The LG Marquee is less than four ounces, so yes, compared to the lighter phones on the market, this feels heavier, because it is heavier.

Sep 19, 2011, 12:54 AM

just bought the galaxy2 from sprint

Well, here is my scoop. I have never had an android and i refuse to promote or buy an iphone like the masses.

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...

Sep 15, 2011, 1:49 PM


You really think so? Played with one this morning & it feels like its a feather compared to my EVOs I've had.
I don't have an EVO on hand. It is a brick compared to other Galaxy S II phones, though.

Sep 17, 2011, 12:22 AM

Signal quality

Signal & phone call quality is my priority. How does this phone compare to the Motorola Photon 4g, which you said was the best 3g phone you've ever tested on Sprint's network?
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