epic is pretty much perfect
1 month into release, samsung/sprint has pretty much fixed all the bugs and the end result is a pretty perfect phone.
FAST , Vibrant, longevity.
It is truly the rightful Sprint flagship model.
And it also took as long for me to really see the Android advantage over iOS..
Do not hesitate to get your own.
- 10-06-2010, 01:19 PM #2
- 10-06-2010, 01:46 PM #3
The Flagship is still the EVO and the epic is very good. Have both phones. Do think the 8mega pixel camera on the evo is better as the front facing on the EVO as well. And the 8th wifi tether is better then the 4th on the epic. And there is a reason the evo is still almost sold out where the epic is pretty much available everywhere. Like I said I have both and the evo is just that slightly gap better. But I am glad you like your Samsung Epic.
- 10-06-2010, 02:13 PM #4
- 10-06-2010, 02:49 PM #6
I too love the EPIC 4G, although coming from a Palm Pre, learning Android OS is a PITA for those who just want the device to work with all the bells and whistles out of the box. I still miss Webos's e-mail app....
The latest update... I love it. My battery life now rocks (keep in mind that I've always kept 4G on). Before it felt like I had to manually do wifi/4g/3g. Now it's much more automated. Very nice!
The side buttons on the device feel a bit flimsy, but other than that, I expect to continue loving this device well into Q4 2011.
- 10-06-2010, 03:21 PM #7
- 10-06-2010, 03:27 PM #8
I got my Epic 2 days ago after debating between EVO and EPIC. I have been using Android Touch for 6 months so I'm familiar with Android.
Yes, this phone is great! I wish it were a little bit smaller/lighter.
I am now debating whether I should downgrade to Transform to save money. But from the leaked Transform specs today, I'm inclined to keep the Epic. I'm not convinced whether Transform is powerful enough to run Flash even with Froyo update.
Having used donut/eclair/froyo on the same device before, I can tell you how great Froyo is. It rocks even on 400mhz Touch.
- 10-06-2010, 03:52 PM #9
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We can go on and about specs and cameras but put the two phones next two each other and look at them and the screen tells the whole story. That Evo screen my coworker has looks absolutely archaic next to the Epic screen. That's enough for me personally since I'm always looking at the darn thing! I keep it on lower settings and it still looks better!
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- 10-06-2010, 05:12 PM #13
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- 10-06-2010, 06:12 PM #14
I own both phones and like both. I need a keyboard and the Epic is my daily user. After the update and with froyo coming, I have no problem giving my evo to another rep. That also gives me a line with an upgrade I can use for the next latest and greatest be it WP7 or webOS.
I'm on my 2nd epic due to a cracked screen and neither had gps issues. I think boomer is stuck in D07 land and that as only a cache issue which isn't an issue if you power cycle once in a while. Not an issue post update though. My only issue with the epic is the missing letters while typing. Didn't realize it at first, but the keyboard does miss letters every so often. Quite a few have confirmed it in another thread as well.
Other than that, it's pretty solid.
- 10-06-2010, 06:17 PM #15
It should be mentioned that I have no use for the physical keyboard. It would have been ideal that the Epic was a non-slider. However, I'm willing to put up with the slider mechanism for the superior display, speed, and camera.
This should tell you how superior IMO the Epic is relative to the rest of the sprint's line up.
No idea about the GPS issue. Mine works flawlessly. I'd be driving with the phone on my lap and the GPS will lock within 10 seconds.
Sense better than touchwiz? Perhaps.. but who cares about the stock skin? I had fancy widget (fake sense ui) running on my epic for a while until I realized what a stupid ui that was - why would anyone want a big-a$$ clock taking up half of the home screen? I loaded up beautiful widget and never looked back
Ah non epic users.. Eat your heart out
- 10-06-2010, 06:29 PM #17
slider wobble and gps are my gripes with the Epic... still love it to death though
what keeps me from going back to the EVO is its Snapdragon. Its capable but as things get more CPU/GPU intensive (Gingerbread maybe?) i fear it might have a harder time keeping up when it comes to a smooth experience, and the camera/video are way better on Epic.
i would have preferred a keyboardless Galaxy S on Sprint imo
- 10-06-2010, 06:31 PM #18
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- 10-06-2010, 06:35 PM #20
What gps issues are people still having post update? No one says what they are which seems like people say it just to say it.
And spl....I own both phones, and yes, the Epic is faster on quite a few counts. Not by a mile, but it's noticeable. And that's comparing 2.1 to 2.2. The difference should increase when 2.2 hits.Still living strong with the Epic. Picked up a Photon for overseas travel. Can also save you at least 10% on ProClip vehicle mounts and cradles. Feel free to PM me for more info.
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- 10-06-2010, 06:46 PM #23
To recap for those tuning in late, if a user does not use the GPS for a day, and does not reboot or do something else to reset the GPS cache, the next time he tries to use the GPS it will utterly fail to get a satellite lock. There are lots of users who, with ample justification, perceive that the GPS does not work at all. Those who research the issue and plow through threads on support forums might learn that there are workarounds.
Secondarily, when the GPS does work, it falsely reports to the Android system that the estimated accuracy is always 30 meters (98 feet). This can confuse some apps that read that value.
- 10-06-2010, 07:34 PM #24
Bottom line, Epic and Evo are both GREAT phones, Evo has advantages over the Epic and the Epic has advantages over the Evo. It comes down to what you need it for I.e. camera, gaming, watching media, hacking it, or any other of the countless things.
Evo wins in some categories.
Epic wins in some categories.
But, neither will be around in flag ship form as they both are now.
Just take a look at the nexus 1, came out in january and look how far behind the curve it is now.
Lets just enjoy what we have, I've seen enough of these Epic vs. Evo threads.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 10-06-2010, 08:40 PM #25