Sprint Samsung Galaxy S Epic Review

We were recently given the opportunity to test out the newest member of the Sprint phones, the Samsung Epic 4G.  I have been using a HTC Hero for the last 8 months, and this has been a real treat.

What’s in the box…

  1. Samsung Epic 4G
  2. Lithium Ion Battery
  3. AC Phone Charger
  4. USB Cable
  5. Headset
  6. MicroSD Card (2GB)
  7. MicroSD Adapter
  8. Manuals

I originally wanted a phone that was touchscreen, and small.  After trying out the Epic for the last 2 weeks I find that it is better to wait for better things when shopping.  This phone has a 4″ AMOLED screen.  One thing that I found amazing was the fact that the phone has “Live Wallpapers.”  These wallpapers interact with the user.  This phone also has a sliding door that covers the charging connector.  This is nice because I hate those rubber connectors that you need to move whenever you are charging.  They seem to get in the way considerable amounts of time.

Currently the Epic only has Android 2.1 installed, but it is well known that this phone will get Android 2.2, and will also be able to get Flash 10.  The Epic features a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out.  The phone also supports TTY devices.  The phone has standard Bluetooth, and WiFi capabilities.  **This is the second phone from Sprint to have a WiFi “Hotspot” built into the phone.  This is also the second 4G phone from Sprint.  The touchscreen isn’t as touchy as other phones that I have tried.  The integration with Google has made life easier, and I can only imagine that it will continue to get easier.  Google is a part of the phone whereas your contacts are stored in a Google contacts listing, and the phone retrieves them as necessary.

The front facing camera makes it possible to have video conferencing.  For those that like to see their phone pictures, and such on a tv there is a capability of streaming your items from your phone to items like the Sony PS3.  I use a Exchange Server for my email.  On other phones the Exchange capabilities are very weak.  The Epic stunned me with the capabilities of using of an Exchange Server.  Packed into the system settings is an option to configure a VPN connection.  This is handy for corporate users.  Another great feature that this phone has is the six-axis controls.  This makes playing games on the go even more fun.  One feature that is not working yet is the Samsung Media Hub.  This is going to be the first on-demand movie, and TV store that works over 3G, and 4G networks as well as WiFi.  One of the last big features that this phone has is the “Swype” keyboarding.  This makes it so that you basically drag your fingers from key to key without lifting your finger.

**An additional $29.99 per month charge for this feature.

The phone retails for $349.99 before any discounts.

I give the Samsung Epic 4G a 10 out of 10.

For more information click HERE to go to the official site for the Sprint Epic 4G.

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We were given a Epic 4G to review.  Receiving this phone did not have any reaction to our review.  As always this review is our honest opinion.

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One Response to Sprint Samsung Galaxy S Epic Review

  1. So many new models that they are old before they get to the store.