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Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Review and Release Date

Welcome to the world of Samsung and its new smartphone, the new Samsung handset has multiple names for different carriers such as the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint, Captivate for AT&T, Vibrant for T-Mobile and Fascinate for Verizon.

Today we are just mentioning about the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G, this handset is getting the FCC approval according to Engadget and that means that a release date is just around the corner.

The Sprint Samsung Epic 4G features 4G Capabilities, 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung Media Hub, Full QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.1 with update to Android 2.2, Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor with 3-D graphics, 5 MP camera/camcorder with auto, focus, 3x digital zoom, Power LED flash, HD video (720p), Front facing VGA camera for video chat, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 4G experience simultaneously, Android Market, 1500 mAh battery and Visual Voicemail.

Obviously this smartphone has not been released yet but we just wanted to get this into place for when the Epic is released and you will have somewhere to send in your personal reviews when you have this phone in your hands.

We will keep you updated about the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G release date, as soon as we know we will let you know so please keep returning to us, as we will have all the details soon. Please do watch the video below

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24 thoughts on “Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Review and Release Date”

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    Hammond Yaegs says:

    Nice article, I especially like how you posted a nearly month old video and baited everyone with a release date, but didn't give one.

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    Porcelain_Frog says:

    I can't wait for this to release! It sounds like the HTC Evo may be in for some competition. I sure wish "just around the corner" was a little more specific. I've been hearing "just around the corner" for a few months now. I hope Samsung does a better job of keeping their software up to date with this new generation than they have done in the past. This seems to be just what I have been looking for.

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    Lawrence says:

    Looks good, would have to see more before I dive in. I need a phone with a physical keyboard because Im not feeling that virtual keyboard thing lol.

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      romec says:

      @ gaara, what are you talking about? Have you read anything in theses posts?….the Epic is the only phone in the Galaxy line of phones WITH a FRONT FACING CAMERA!!…COME ON DUDE!!!

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      Tony says:

      Yes it does. My wife went yesterday to a Samsung Epic Galaxy training and yes the phone have front camera. Also, if you need to send or type anything it can be done with voice. Yes she works at Sprint Corporate Business Div. Thats how I know.
      Tony

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    Joanie says:

    I swore I would avoid sprint like the plague after the customer service issues I've had…this phone has me hooked though! We just don't see 5 row qwerty keyboards…(G1 exception). Hope the touch wiz 3.0 didn't delay the upgrade to android 2.2 though?

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      radiology tech says:

      I gave up on Sprint too but am now back with them. I think they have resolved a lot of their customer support issues. I have had no problems since I rejoined with them. I have the Evo and love, love, love it! My husband wants the Epic and is going to wait on it.

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    wilbur says:

    wow, these phones are bigger than the old TREOs….i thought hanging phones on your belt went out of style about 5 yrs ago

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    JWhip says:

    Looks nice but i will never get away from HTC. I have a rooted hero, running custom rom with a few tweaks of my own, clockable kernel, wireless tethering, etc. Phone is super fast and can do just about everything the Evo can plus some. The evo is just a little too big for my taste.

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    additional billing says:

    with sprint there is an additional $10 per month to have this phone(and the evo) just because have the capability to access 4G even though 4G areas are very limited.

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    grannyjj says:

    Sprint store told me today that they had just gotten the date for Epic release…but of course mums the word.

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    Texas Reb says:

    I got on Radio Shack’s the waiting list from the day they opened the waiting list and had to purchase a $50.00 gift card to for the privilege and so I was able to purchase my Samsung Epic 4g on the release date of August 31, 2010 and switched from AT&T to Sprint.
    This is my first Smart Phone and I was happy happy to have it! I chose this phone for several reasons. First I was told that I could use it as a wi-fi hot-spot, the slide out keyboard, the Super AMOLED screen, and 3G service which is not supported by AT&T where I live.
    Now AT&T says that they are working on getting us 3G here in my small town but they have been saying that for over a year and we are 30 miles south of their former global headquarters which was located in San Antonio. I feel like we are the red-headed step children here but I digress.
    THE GOOD:
    SCREEN: I love the Super AMOLED screen! This screen is the best. Video is amazing. Games are great. I have seen the iPhone4 and I think that this screen, although lower resolution, is actually superior to that of the iPhone4.
    Wi-Fi HOT SPOT: Has the capability of being a hot spot. I’ll go into that more below.
    3G SERVICE: As I stated above, I live 30 miles south of San Antonio and off a major Interstate Highway (IH37) and I do not have access to AT&T 3G service. They have the largest voice service in the area but no 3G. My data speeds with Sprint have been great. Very enjoyable.
    KEYBOARD: I have occasionally used the slide out keyboard when I want to type something lengthy and have enjoyed the convenience that it provides.
    PROCESSOR: The Epic 4G’s processor is smooth and fast. I have had to reset the phone twice due to freeze up in the week and a half that I have had it.
    CAMERA: Great 5MB camera with a BRIGHT FLASH. My friend with an iPhone is jealous and says that my camera is better than hers.
    ANDROID: I love Android. I have tried both Android and iPhone OS. Android is way better. Why wasn’t this phone shipped with Android 2.2?
    THE BAD:
    SIZE: The slide out keyboard makes the phone much larger than AT&T’s version of the same phone.
    WEIGHT: The larger size means more weight. About one ounce more or 20% more.
    Wi-Fi HOT SPOT: I wasn’t told that the Hot Spot feature was going to cost an extra $30 per month until after I was at the counter signing up for service. I had spoke to the sales folks ad nauseam about this phone when I decided to get on the waiting list and they hyped the ability to be a Hot Spot but never informed me of the extra monthly costs. I know that’s not the phone’s fault but I wanted to complain anyway.
    BATTERY: This is the absolute WORST thing about the phone. The phone will not maintain a charge from the time I leave home at 7:30 a.m. until I get back at 5:00 p.m. with average use. It goes dead around 4:00 p.m. if not placed on a charger at the office.
    QUALITY CONTROL: The 4G service on my unit did not function out of the box. I took it to Best Buy and they said that their phones works fine on 4G and they looked at mine and could not get it to work and that mine is defective. If I decide to keep the phone I will have to return it for another for this reason.
    LITTLE THINGS: The charger plugs into the TOP of the phone! How silly is that? So if you plug it into your car or computer at work to keep it charged up (see battery above) and you need to use it, the charger cable is at the top by your ear…..weird. The keyboard keys are shiny hard plastic and feel cheap. It should have a more grippy plastic.
    SUMMATION:
    I’m a hard guy to please so all in all I like the phone, I don’t love it, but I like it. I am still in my 30 day try it time and am considering returning it and going back to AT&T for their version as its smaller and lighter and is reported to have a longer battery life. They (AT&T) say we should have 3G by mid-October but I’m not sure I trust them after so many promises.

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