- 01-12-2011, 02:03 PM #126
Agonizing over this decision... Epic, Evo, or Shift?
Hi, I'm new here, but may become a regular if I choose the Epic 4G for my upgrade next month.
As you can see from my signature, I'm an HTC Hero user... rooted, ROM'd, & themed. I really, truly like the Hero... it's been a great phone. Sadly, it's dated, very slow by today's standards, and the time has come to retire it.
My wife has an Evo. Nice phone... pretty quick. Not a huge fan of the "squarish" shape, though. The Evo Shift isn't bad, either... if you can get past the missing FFC & smaller 3.6" screen. Now... on to "the meat & potatoes"....
I've liked the Epic since it's release. I'm sure many of you will agree it's a gorgeous phone (shape, keyboard, display...).
My dilemma is this: I keep reading about defective units, lack of support, & cheap build quality. Is this the general concensus, or have I simply been finding the worst possible reviews/comments? I really like this phone's features (especially the display - WOW!), so I want to give it a fair shake against it's HTC counterparts.
Anybody care to weigh in & help me decide?
Thanks!Samsung Galaxy S II - Epic 4G Touch
- CM9 - alpha 6
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi only)
- CM10 - Jelly Bean 4.1.1
- 01-12-2011, 02:32 PM #127
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- 01-18-2011, 08:50 PM #130
- 7 Posts
Hola Epic World,
Well the epic is my first non treo phone since way earlier this decade. I got it for the keyboard and never even use the thing due to swype. I've just rooted and gone for the trulyepic Rom with a bunch of the gadgets listed on that page. This thing is awesome now, I love every second of it. I wasn't happy with the phone prior to Trulyepic, but now I'm a believer.
The community reminds me of old Palm stuff, back in the day when I had apps before app stores existed. Hopefully android can hold onto the market and not fail like palm.
You programmers rock, keep up the good work!
- 01-20-2011, 01:30 PM #131
- 16 Posts
- CyanogenMod 10
I've been deciding what I want to do with my next phone upgrade and have been strongly leaning towards an Epic (currently on a purple LG Lotus which I really do love, but it's time for something new). I ran across a mention of ragnarokx and the name of these forums on some random web article and surfed over here. After reading through the wealth of up to date information, I decided to join the forums.
I don't completely grasp all of this android stuff (yet) with CWM, rooting, ROMs, etc, so I'm sure if I take the plunge I'm going to have lots of questions, so please bear with me. I love to customize the hell out of my stuff though, so I'm probably going to want to attempt rooting. The TrulyEpic and midNIGHT ROMs are really grabbing my interest...
It's truly wonderful to see how helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable so many of the people here are!
(disclaimer: my apologies for frantic posts should I screw something up if I take the plunge... *lol* )
- 01-20-2011, 04:22 PM #132
- 01-20-2011, 06:37 PM #133
- 19 Posts
- TrulyEpic Rebirth
Please accept me! I've been reading for months!
New to the boards. Have had the Epic since launch day, and got Froyo envey from coworkers who have droid 2's and Evo's I am a recovering crackberry addict, which is why I chose the epic over the EVO. Thinking I "needed" a keyboard. got my epic over to DK28 last night and did the GPS fix. Looking for the next move...
- 01-20-2011, 06:55 PM #134
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- 01-21-2011, 05:26 PM #137
Last edited by tsutlick; 01-21-2011 at 05:33 PM. Reason: Added hyperlink.Samsung Galaxy S II - Epic 4G Touch
- CM9 - alpha 6
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi only)
- CM10 - Jelly Bean 4.1.1
- 01-21-2011, 05:55 PM #138
- 4 Posts
Idk cuz I cant wait on this froyo but me not havin a cpu my epic slow as hell I cant lagfix it and dat ext2 dont really fix the lag thats y I dnt really want it no more. I hav had it more den 30 days. I cnt get custom roms or nothin dats y if u dnt hav a cpu the epic is not a good phone for u cuz z4root doesnt evn work on DK28
- 01-21-2011, 09:05 PM #139
- 2 Posts
I joined because I want to get the most out of my Epic. I've had it since October, and I've been nothing but pleased with it (except battery life, but I guess that's to be expected).
I got tired, though, of the back-and-forth game between Samsung and Sprint about the upgrade to 2.2, so I went ahead and rooted - I'm running TrulyEpic right now and loving it. When I was running stock 2.1, I had "why can't I do this?" moment after "why isn't this allowed?" moment... Now, my only question is "*How* do I do this?"...
Anyway... looking forward to learning a thing or two, and giving back to the community
- 01-23-2011, 12:56 AM #140
- 5 Posts
'sup, everybody cool? Nextel, then Sprint. Carried those PTT never knowing much about data services till my better part wanted a "color screen" but she nor I ever did much with the extras. With me even getting the i58sr and GPS, still nothing. The non-intelligentsia. That was us for all those many years.
Palm Pre - I sprung for it and was instantly routing, etc. Now that's fun. Momma Bear saw a snazzy opening animation on the Pre and liked it. It was a year or better with my elbow half way up my spine we got the Epic 4g on 1st day in Houston and I am trying new ROMs, etc.
Ain't it the SH*T??
Oh, and Hi y'all.
- 01-28-2011, 12:20 AM #141
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- 02-02-2011, 11:25 AM #146
Hi everyone! I'm new here on these forums, but not new to android. I came from Blackberry to the HTC Hero, which I thought was the worse phone I ever owned save for the fact that there were thousands of free apps, and back to Blackberry. Now I am back to android, and a new owner of the Samsung Epic 4g. Hopefully it won't let me down like the Hero did with all the bugs, and laggy keyboard problems it had.
- 02-04-2011, 12:16 PM #147
Hello...new to the forums and andriod
hello everyone...i'm coming from blackberry (my old and faithful) to the world of android. i just bought the samsung epic and when i mean just bought i'm talking like a week ago lol. this is first android phone ever since they were introduced. i've always been a blackberry person with a minor stray to the iphone (when they were first released and upon leaving germany...i was military) and motorola razr/kazr family when i was in germany. other than that its been berry all the way...pearl, curve 8330, tour, and bold. don't get me wrong i love bb but i've been wanting to try android for some time now. i've been wanting something new and different and android is different...not complicated just different. i got so used to the UI of bb and had all my apps. however, i've noticed that all my favorite apps that i bought on bb app world and other bb app selling sites are either free or waaayyyy cheaper on android. the only app that i can't find that i used plenty on my blackberry is smrtguard (smrtguard rep said it is only compatible with android 2.2 so when the epic is updated then i'll be able to get my app back) and ascendo ijuggle. really liked that app. anyways i just wanted to say hi to everyone and if anyone has a samsung epic and knows all the tips and tricks to it share and share alike lol
- 02-07-2011, 11:32 AM #148
- 16 Posts
Hi. I've had my Epic for several months now. I've thought about rooting for a while and I think I may finally be ready to do so. I'm tired of having issues with my GPS and I'd like to be able to use the wireless tether. I do have a couple questions first, though, before I start.
See, I'd like to be able to save the data already on my phone. I've got numerous contacts and media files on there plus several paid aps from the store. Will I be able to use these if I root my phone? Is there a way to be able to get tethering and a fixed GPS and still keep the programs if I can't keep them when rooting?
From what I've read here and at the XDA forums it sounds like the Epic is pretty resilient when it comes to "bricking." It sounds like even if you screw a whole bunch of stuff up you can still get it back to factory settings with relative ease. Is this true for all ROMs or are some more unstable and likely to cause actual bricking than others? A had a friend who was running Cyanogen, but he's also a software developer and knows this stuff like the back of his hand. I'm a chemist. I know molecules. I've got a basic understanding of computer stuff, but when it comes to command line stuff I'm mostly clueless.
Finally, and this is probably mostly stupid, but I've come to really love the "swype" functionality of the Epic. Do any of the ROMs offer this or will I have to get a swype knock-off from the market?
I've just ordered a new USB cable for my phone from monoprice that should be here later this week and once that arrives I think I'll be ready to start trying stuff. I look forward to your help since I'm nearly 100% certain I'll need it.
- 02-08-2011, 03:32 PM #149
- 6 Posts
Hola! I'm not quite an Epic user yet, but I will be once my phone is delivered 2morrow!!!! I've been a BlackBerry user for 4 years. I've grown a bit tired of BlackBerry and wanted to try something new. I fell in love with a friends Android, and I had to get one. I'm sure I will be on here a lot with a ton of questions.
- 02-09-2011, 01:32 PM #150
The Epic is my first Android phone but I have had it since Sept/Oct. I love the bright screen and a keyboard is a must for me since I text a lot.
I just joined recently to learn more about rooting, etc because I may not want to wait for 2.2 to be officially released.
Oh and I did come from BB and life is so much better now with the Epic.