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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Review

Posted: October 13, 2011
Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Review
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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.

Price

  • $199.00 with a contract.
  • $99 with a contract on Amazon.com.

Rating

  • 5 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The Super AMOLED screen is beautiful.
  • The dual core processor makes this phone fast.
  • If you have something against Apple, this phone has it all.

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Comments are Closed

  • darkemp

    Okay i have a few things to add about this phone. I went through about 4 phones in the last month with ATT and this is the best phone next to the iphone.

    Well one thing i noticed, when you turn the phone sideways to text with the landscape keyboard, you have to either press the return key on the bottom the phone or scroll past the attach button on the text box to find the send button. absolutely annoying and poorly thought out design. Camera app is basic and blan, compared to the samsung infuse. and it seems to take a while to charge. Does not come with a SD card or the sweet usb to hdmi cable. :[

    Great phone tho, 4 out of 5 not a 5 out of 5.

    Posted: October 23, 2011 7:37 PM
  • Zakatak360

    Once my galaxy S's contract is up, I'll be sure to buy this one! Unless of course there is a better one that comes out by then. It's funny how Apple is just starting to add features that the old Android phones had, like the drop-down notification tab. lol

    Posted: October 15, 2011 6:27 PM
  • Sammarcoyeea

    Candace looks so hot in that dress..

    Posted: October 15, 2011 11:27 AM
    Sammarcoyeea
  • KungFuZombi

    even at 199 i love the crap out of this phone...smoothly flow from one end to the other on this phone...love the camera and tilt feature is fun...my girlfriend has an HTC EVO and she likes my
    Galaxy S2.....love the big screen...i recommend it//./..i love stupid zombies

    Posted: October 14, 2011 9:32 PM
    KungFuZombi
  • atuazon10

    can i buy it without a contract? im so sick of my htc hd7. windows os for fone suck. pls help.

    Posted: October 14, 2011 8:38 AM
  • nicomrtnz1

    How much memory does it have?

    Posted: October 13, 2011 9:58 PM
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