1. STL 314's Avatar
    Samsung Epic Touch 4G Phone Review | PCWorld

    Pros
    Bright, clear Super AMOLED Plus display
    Superb performance
    Excellent camera

    Cons
    Lots of bloatware/preloaded apps
    Plasticky build

    Bottom Line
    The slim and speedy Samsung Epic Touch 4G is excellent for gaming, Web browsing and watching video, but the plasticky design feels a bit on the cheap side.

    4.5 / 5
    BRIVERS73 likes this.
    09-13-2011 09:21 PM
  2. noshooz's Avatar
    With every review I read and/or watch, I'm warming up to this phone more and more. My EVO may soon be relegated to a drawer as a spare phone.
    09-13-2011 09:46 PM
  3. STL 314's Avatar
    With every review I read and/or watch, I'm warming up to this phone more and more. My EVO may soon be relegated to a drawer as a spare phone.
    Photon is already going back
    09-13-2011 09:49 PM
  4. aaron130's Avatar
    Photon is going in the drawer for backup lol
    09-13-2011 09:58 PM
  5. Croathlete's Avatar
    Aren't you able to easily uninstall the Sprint-branded apps? That's one less con!
    LegendarySoul likes this.
    09-13-2011 10:06 PM
  6. jamal2323's Avatar
    Do you think they know that you can uninstall the bloatware?
    LegendarySoul likes this.
    09-13-2011 10:06 PM
  7. Eric Kane's Avatar
    So the only real complaints here was the "plasticky" build and the bloatware? Sounds like a 4.9 out of 5.0 to me because with that build comes an extremely lightweight phone.
    09-13-2011 10:09 PM
  8. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Do you think they know that you can uninstall the bloatware?
    I thought it was only for the Evo 3D. I guess not. That's sweet!
    LegendarySoul likes this.
    09-13-2011 10:20 PM
  9. Evo4g's Avatar
    I thought it was only for the Evo 3D. I guess not. That's sweet!
    In the phonedog unboxing he shows that you can uninstall preloaded apps.
    09-13-2011 10:37 PM
  10. wildacex187's Avatar
    cant wait to leave att and go to sprint on friday. i've been waiting for this phone since......like april....
    09-13-2011 10:43 PM
  11. Linkchomp's Avatar
    Guess it's time to cancel my Sprint contract so I can get my baby.
    09-13-2011 10:45 PM
  12. whatsitsname's Avatar
    Err, can this smartphone actually make a phone call? I see a few review of the Epic 4g Touch but none have any mention of speaker, call quality, reception, earpiece volume, and etc. Its kind of disappointing.
    09-14-2011 12:04 AM
  13. pmjohnson99's Avatar
    Along with "viewing angle" the term "bloatware" should be officially removed from the "cons" category.

    Generally you don't have to deal with bloatware and Sprint phones will let you uninstall a lot of it. I find it pretty hacky for reviewers to not know all the features of a phone and to simply put out these reviews without really using the phone. I love the use of the the phrase "I'm not sure" when they are describing a specific ability (i.e what res it shoots vids at).

    Unboxings on the first day are fine, but review? I know we want to know..but give a couple of days and actually learn the abilities and features. That's what it seems like they do over here on AC.
    09-14-2011 12:16 AM
  14. jfenton's Avatar
    Samsung Epic Touch 4G Phone Review | PCWorld

    Pros
    Bright, clear Super AMOLED Plus display
    Superb performance
    Excellent camera

    Cons
    Lots of bloatware/preloaded apps
    Plasticky build

    Bottom Line
    The slim and speedy Samsung Epic Touch 4G is excellent for gaming, Web browsing and watching video, but the plasticky design feels a bit on the cheap side.

    4.5 / 5
    And if they used a whole bunch of metal and made it weigh to much they would hate that. It should be apparent that sites / reviewers say whatever inflammatory garbage they can as it attracts readers and increases their advertising dollars.
    09-14-2011 05:40 AM
  15. johnner1999's Avatar
    Err, can this smartphone actually make a phone call? I see a few review of the Epic 4g Touch but none have any mention of speaker, call quality, reception, earpiece volume, and etc. Its kind of disappointing.
    I agree - it could mean that samsung either:

    - finally figured out how to make a good radio
    - samsung has a 'gag' on them from talking about it <tin hat kind of guy that I am>

    hmmm
    09-14-2011 07:53 AM
  16. jfenton's Avatar
    With millions of Galaxy SII's in the world, my guess is we'd be hearing about it loudly if there were radio issues...don't ya think???
    LegendarySoul likes this.
    09-14-2011 08:17 AM
  17. johnner1999's Avatar
    With millions of Galaxy SII's in the world, my guess is we'd be hearing about it loudly if there were radio issues...don't ya think???
    i think the bulk of them are GSM no? I know the Nexus S 4G and Epic on Sprint had reception issues. I know I returned my 2 Nexus S phones even after the July 30th update. I could be wrong though
    09-14-2011 08:27 AM
  18. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Samsung Epic Touch 4G Phone Review | PCWorld
    ...
    Cons
    Lots of bloatware/preloaded apps
    Plasticky build
    One of the two cons is completely wrong!

    Instead of blaotware being a con, it is a plus because you can easily delete it. This reviewer obviouly never looked at the phone.

    Please everyone, send the reviewer Ginny Mies an email. Here is mine:

    gmies@pcworld.com

    Samsung Epic Touch 4G Phone Review | PCWorld

    You state that it has "bloatware". That's not true. Bloatware are preinstalled content that you cannot remove. These free apps can be easily deleted just as any other app.

    In PhoneDog's review they show how to do it in the video at 5:28:
    Samsung Epic 4G Touch Unboxing | PhoneDog

    Just tap Home > Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage applications and tap whatever app then tap Unistall.

    Please correct your article to show this "Con" as a "Pro".
    Slingbox likes this.
    09-14-2011 11:59 AM
  19. moparman390's Avatar
    cant wait to leave att and go to sprint on friday. i've been waiting for this phone since......like april....
    Ditto
    09-14-2011 12:31 PM
  20. whatsitsname's Avatar
    I don't think he is wrong. My Photon shows I can delete Sprint bloatware too but unfortunate it can only delete about 3 or 4 (Sprint Music and such). The rest like Sprint ID, Sprint Zone, and others cannot be uninstalled. I think you may be jumping the gun here.
    09-14-2011 01:01 PM
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