Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Epic 4G Touch on Sprint Boasts Bold Display, TouchWiz

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-09-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next to Apple's iPhone 5, no phones on the planet have been more intensely hyped than Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphones. The lighter, thinner progeny of the Galaxy S lineup that sold more than 10 million units in 2010, the S II sold more than 5 million units just in Korea, Japan and Europe in 85 days. Now Samsung has exported its prized smartphone to the United States, where Sprint Sept. 16 will become the first carrier in the country to sell one of three Galaxy S II handsets. While AT&T and T-Mobile are busy prepping their own S II launches, (Verizon Wireless has skipped the S II to focus on the Motorola Droid Bionic and an alleged new Samsung superphone), Sprint hopes to grab the first mover market advantage with its Samsung Epic 4G Touch. eWEEK tried not to get caught up in the hype of this delightful device. But with a 4.52-inch, WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, fueled by a new, 1.2 GHz, dual-core Samsung Exynos processor, our reviewer found it difficult not to be overwhelmed by the Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" handset, even coming off the Droid Bionic review. Now, eWEEK readers get to see both handsets side-by-side.
 
 
 

Unboxing

Behold, the unboxing. Sprint will begin selling this Epic 5G Touch Sept. 16 for $199.99 on contract. Powered off, the phone looks unassuming enough.
Unboxing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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