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Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint


Samsung Epic 4G
Network CDMA Sprint
Size Dimensions 4.90 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches
Weight 5.46oz
Battery Type Li-Ion, 1500mAh
Talk 6.5 Hours
Standby 216 Hours
User Interface Input Device Touchscreen with full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Display Resolution 480-800px
Type Super AMOLED
Physical Size 4.00 inch
Touchscreen Capacitive, Multi-touch
Camera 5.0 Mega Pixel
1280×720 (720p HD)
Flash: LED; Auto focus, Digital zoom
Multimedia Video Playback MPEG4, H.263, H.264
FM Radio None
External Storage Built-in 1GB Internal / Up to 32GB External
Memory Slot microSD/microSDHC
Software O/S Android 2.1 Éclair
Processor TI OMAP3630-1000, 1000 MHz
Memory (RAM) 512MB RAM / 1024MB ROM
Connectivity Internet HTML
USB microUSB
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0, Stereo Bluetooth
Headphones Connector 3.5mm

The Epic 4G is the latest Android spectacle to enter the Sprint universe and it does with a big bang. This candy bar phone features one of the nicest slide-out QWERTY keyboards available on the entire cellular phone market. Pack that in along with an already full featured Galaxy S platform and you have quite a smartphone in your hands. I really can’t put into words how attractive the screen is on these phones. Whether you have the keyboard open or closed the focal point is always the screen. For dual handed text messages you’ll go gaga over this phone. You can see the screen in pretty much any light and the keyboard allows for blazing fast input. The construction is extremely solid even with the slide functionality and even though the phone is handicapped by Sprints smaller network the call quality is surprisingly very good; much better than the Captivate or the Vibrant.

It’s hard to find anything wrong with this phone other than it’s a bit on the thick side so I’ll leave the complaints up to you.

This phone does run into the problem of being compared to the HTC EVO 4G but I think it’s of a totally different breed. People who want a phone with a keyboard, there is no question. And for people who don’t want a keyboard, you have a lot of other things to consider. The battery life of this handset is almost enough for some people to sway toward the Epic 4G.

Beautiful Super AMOLED Screen
Great Battery Life
Superior Call Quality
Solid Shell Construction
Full QWERTY Keyboard

Yeah…a smidgen thick?