August 31, 2010

Samsung Epic 4G - Boy Genius Report's Review

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I have written about the Epic 4G a dozen times now, including reviews of the device from a different tech blog from Boy Genius Report. Oh well, Gizmodo, Endgadget, and BGR all said the same thing when they posted their review on the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G which is obviously bound for Sprint. The only 4G capable of the 4 Galaxy S-es and the only Galaxy S that features a slide out full QWERTY keyboard. This is Sprint's second 4G smartphone in their fleet, along side the HTC Evo 4G, Sprint's flagship device. but recently, Sprint released a video about the Epic 4G pointing out that it is better than the HTC Evo, well, I don't know about you but that's what I think the employee (in the video) is telling me.

As what I have said over and over again too, with Samsung's Super AMOLED technology in tact on all its Galaxy S-es, Samsung has the capability to make their devices thin. Yes, this smartphone right here with a 4inch touch screen display is thin even if it has the keyboard underneath it. How thin? 0.56 inches thin? Do not know how thing that is? Its this thin.

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For the specifications of this device, I will be quoting BGR for this. Here goes!

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen display  (480 x 800)
  • 1 GHz Coretex A8 Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0
  • 512 MB RAM/512 MB ROM
  • CDMA EV-DO rev. A/WiMax
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • a-GPS
  • rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and LED flash; front-facing VGA camera
  • micro-SD card slot
  • 4.90 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches
  • 5.46 ounces

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Look how clear that screen is. That's the power of the Super AMOLED technology from Samsung. It literally competes, if not better than iPhone 4's Retina display.


To to finish my post I will also be quoting BGR of their conclusion about this devil of a smartphone.

At the end of a phone review we always ask ourselves: could we use this device day-in and day-out as our primary phone? And we are happy to report that in regards to the Epic 4G the answer is: absolutely. Combine the flexibility of Android with a rock-solid keyboard and high-end features and you have yourself a winner. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Epic 4G to anyone and truly wonder which of the two 4G handsets Sprint considers its flagship. The device is priced $50 higher than the EVO 4G, but if you need to have a physical keyboard — and don’t mind the TouchWiz UI and Android 2.1 — it’s money well spent.

You can't get a review that'd be better than that! Now all you have to do is to hit the source link below to read the full review from BGR.

Via: Boy Genius Report




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