The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch packs a super bright 4.5" AMOLED Plus display, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 4G speeds into a 0.4" thick body. Find out what Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey rate this $199 smartphone on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch is a good size but feels really light.
It weighs only 4.6 ounces.
The textured back feels good but it's still made of hard plastic.
The sleep/wake button is on the right side, which can be a little awkward if you are left handed.
The phone is super thin at only 0.38 inches, which is so light that it can feel a little cheap.
The huge 4.5" Super AMOLED screen has a great resolution with vivid and accurate colors.
The 8 megapixel camera is one of the best phone cameras we've seen.
The still images looked great with vibrant colors.
Even indoors, colors were clear and not grainy.
Outside photos didn't disappoint either with some of the sharpest pictures we've seen on the phone.
The video was a nice surprise as well; it shoots 1080p and you don’t run into auto-focusing problems we experienced a couple weeks ago with the Droid Bionic.
The phone has a dual core processor and Sprint's 4G network, which feels absolutely fast.
The phone runs on Android's Gingerbread OS with Samsung's proprietary UI which can be a tricky proposition but Samsung pulled it off alright.
You can quickly switch between home screens just by holding your finger on the dots and just sliding back and froth.
Just hold your thumbs on the two points on the screen and you can tilt the phone to zoom (instead of pinching).
The power of the dual core processor was noticeable when running apps and switching between tasks.
Download speeds were pretty decent too and we were getting between 3 and 5 Mbs down.
Through the two weeks of testing, hardly any apps froze.