is it worth getting an Epic now?
Its just half of year since the epic came out. Do you think I should I even get the phone? It is a really nice phone and there are quite a lot of problems with it. but I am still willing to buy it. OR do you think I should wait for the next gen phones?
Note: I get a full 150 dollars credit in november. So prob by then the epic will drop in price and newer phones will be out.
- 01-30-2011, 08:29 PM #2
- 01-30-2011, 08:39 PM #4
New like $300 and used like $200-250. I say you go in CL and post buying thread and have the seller contact you. When they contact you ask for the price and when they make an offer lol say like $25-50 below someone has already offered you and makeup a story they are selling it in 48hours and you can't wait any longer as you lost your phone or something so if this person can price match it then you will buy it ASAP cash.
- 01-30-2011, 08:53 PM #5
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- 01-31-2011, 09:18 AM #18
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- ACS SyndicateROM Frozen
The Epic in a nutshell is beautiful, high end hardware slowed down by subpar, amateurish software. Dual core aside, the specs in the Epic will still be considered high end for at least another six months, as Android apps won't even be written to take advantage of dual core for some time. This is a classic case of hardware outstripping software available for it to run.
IMO only get the epic if you're willing to dig in, root and install some custom software. All of the phone's problems - yes, including battery life and GPS - can be fixed, but you need to be willing to fix it yourself.
- 01-31-2011, 10:10 AM #19
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- 01-31-2011, 04:24 PM #21
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I say wait. I've had the Epic 4G since launch and have always enjoyed it and I still love it to death, just want 2.2 and haven't had the balls to root it yet. I've had no major problems with the phones GPS (fixed) or the battery life (as long as its managed well). However like others have said, the dual core processors are coming out full steam ahead, and they are going to make everything seem slow again. Remember how fast the G1 felt?
Hmm that is true... I love the epic and yes i am going to root it. So ill prob wait until mwc and see over the Q2-4 and see whats going to be pushed out. If is another phone that can top the epic beastyness then i will try it, but I havent seen anything that can, so far. the galaxy 2 isnt appealing to me just bcuz of the candy bar design and no keyboard. But hopefully HTC or LG or even Samsung can push a phone that is similar to the epic, but with gingerbread.
or even the rumor blackberry android phone.
- 02-01-2011, 02:02 AM #23
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- stock so far
Is it worth getting an Epic now?
NO. get a phone that GPS works on and actually gets updates to the OS that work. EVO Shift has a keyboard and will probably be better hardware/software package. Or Droid Incredible.
Just my opinion running Epic with a 2.2 ROM with similar problems to other 2.2 ROMs, though still better than running 2.1 stock.
- 02-01-2011, 03:51 AM #24
- 02-01-2011, 05:52 AM #25
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I'm using my epic now. Got it from CL. Rooted it the first day with nebula rom and mysterious beast theme. No gps issues or battery life issues really. Phone lasted me over 12 hours today using internet texting and playing zenonia. Totally worth it.
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