- 08-25-2010, 01:27 AM #2
- 08-25-2010, 01:46 AM #4
I thought it was a good review. Sprint software is rarely highly rated, especially the TV app.
4/5 is not bad, and judging from the software (touchwiz without all the perks, TV out, etc.) and hardware complaints (capacative buttons) on this board, it seems fair.
The phone is not perfect, but its still something that most reviewers recommend.
- 08-25-2010, 01:48 AM #5
- 08-25-2010, 01:50 AM #6
- 08-25-2010, 02:49 AM #7
Yeah taking that long to show us Football, Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation, Nascar? NONE of that is exclusive to Epic by the way... Not knowing the difference between Sprint Navigation and Google Maps and Google Navigation is embarrassing. The guy should lose his rights to do early reviews IMHO.
How DID he get to be on the early review program anyway?
I don't know that he was biased- he's not a fan of sprint apps- and last time I checked- neither were MOST sprint subscribers. He did mention the samsung software and hardware he gives a 4/5. Sounds plenty fair...
I just don't know anyone WHO gives a hang about 90% of the things he covered in that software video.
I was impressed with his HD video test only from the aspect of how well AUDIO was captured. The autofocus seemed a bit slow and soft overall- but better than what I've been used to.
- 08-25-2010, 02:56 AM #8
- 08-25-2010, 03:09 AM #9
I mean, he's right about how the Football app shouldn't take so long to load - side note: can we watch football games on that app?
And he's right that Sprint Nav takes way too long to load
And he's right that Sprint TV should work over wifi. And should play in higher def if that happens.
Those were apps I was moderately interested in...
Also, he kept pressing that back button like an r-tard. He was poking it with the smallest part of his finger and kept missing. Soon as he actually hit the backlit area it worked. I'm not concerned about the sensitivity of the buttons.
- 08-25-2010, 03:19 AM #10Also, he kept pressing that back button like an r-tard. He was poking it with the smallest part of his finger and kept missing.
- 08-25-2010, 04:23 AM #11
- 08-25-2010, 05:32 AM #12
- 08-25-2010, 06:01 AM #13
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I didn't think the review was have bad. There were some good amount of info IMO. He complained about the loading logo on the football and nascar apps. But its unique to the app which was cool. i dont use them but if you do then you would.All carriers put there on apps on their phones. Its business. I personally use sprint nav. I have the pre and tryed the google maps. its more like looking at a map . now unless it is different on Android phones. when I drive I need gps not a map. the loading time ti wasnt that bad. a few seconds, no ones in that much is a rush that they need it to turn on instently. remember you still need to put in the address.
Anyway as a reminder 6 MORE DAYS LEFT...YEA
- 08-25-2010, 06:16 AM #14
- 08-25-2010, 09:19 AM #15
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- 08-25-2010, 09:22 AM #17
Honestly, I think this was a good move on Samsung's part. The iPhone only had one button to go back, so playing a game wasn't a problem, but here, we have 4 buttons, so if you're writing an email or playing a game, or whatever, you could accidentally press the back button and your progress would be lost. Nexus One users had the same "issue" and they got used to it, we have the same issue, we will get used to it.
- 08-25-2010, 09:30 AM #18
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- 08-25-2010, 10:33 AM #20
- 08-25-2010, 03:48 PM #21
anyway another thing I noticed... he had 4G on the entire time, plus his wifi was off. that's not saying he didn't TRY using wifi on the sprint tv video, who knows it may just work. but that proves that even with 4g the battery seems to be pretty good if it got him a good chunk of the day, when it was in show it off mode where your going to be using it so heavy the phone's going to be asking you for a water break like football players do in 2 a days.
- 08-25-2010, 05:39 PM #23
- 08-25-2010, 06:32 PM #24
I think two things are happening here. 1: He's looking at the phone not as a consumer but as a person who was given a phone and told to review it. He has no need for the phone so thus he wants it to do something to "Wow" him. That's why these reviews total almost an hour. He's searching through phone hoping something will pop out. Really an hour? I mean you can really get to know what's what in 15 minutes or so.
And 2: even though we honestly want to know about the EPIC, we are looking at the reviews as consumers who want to receive justification to buy this phone. You really gotta ignore the reviewer and just look at the phone and how it works. Any reviewer is going to take his own biases into a review...the good ones know how to give you info and break it down in a way that doesn't form an opinionated slant...but an actual REVIEW of the item.
Plus this guy keeps saying "latency" wrong!
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- 08-25-2010, 07:32 PM #25