Samsung’s First 4G-Capable Phone Samsung Epic 4G with Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and a brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen is now available for Sprint users. Samsung Epic 4G is an Android 2.1 powered device. Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint is an addition to the Samsung i897 Captivate(over AT&T), Samsung Vibrant(over T-Mobile), Samsung Galaxy Tab(Over Verizon). The Samsung Epic 4G is one of the most well rounded Android phones till date. 4G is amazing if it’s available in your area and speeds are insane.
It features a full QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, powerful 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, WiMAX connectivity and many more. It’s the second WiMax device to hit Sprint. Epic 4G is having front-facing camera, and four touch-sensitive buttons,1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor supports amazing 3-D graphics, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, a six axis accelerometer and EV-DO.
Samsung Epic 4G also features Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 4x digital zoom for HD (720p) video recording and front facing VGA camera, microSD card up to 32GB, TouchWiz skin, a series of advanced touch screen gestures including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping, and 1500 mAh battery.
Technical Specifications of Samsung Epic 4G
|CDMA 800 / 1900
|L x B x H
|124 x 65 x 14 mm
|16M Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
|Colors & Pixels
|16M(16 777 216) colors & 480 x 800 pixels resolution
|Input/ User Interface
|QWERTY keyboard, Swype text input, Capacitive, Multi-touch
|Android v2.1 OS (Eclair)
|1GHz ARM Cortex Hummingbird A8 Processor
|512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
|Support for microSD/micro SDHC cards up to 32GB
|Browser & Messaging
|HTML, Android Browser
MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, SMS(threaded view)
|5 Megapixels(2592 x 1944 pixels) with 4x digital zoom, auto focus & LED flash
|720p(HD) @ 30fps
|Bluetooth & USB
|v2.1 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 micro USB
|Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n & WiMAX
|3.5mm stereo headset jack
|Stereo FM radio with RDS
|Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
|Music & Video
|MP3,AC3,AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,WMA,AMR-NB, AMR-WB,FLAC,OGG,WAV,QCLEP,EVRC,MIDI
|MPEG4, H.263, H.264
|Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
|Up to 216 hours
|Up to 6.5 hours(390 mins)
Face and smile detection
Social networking integration
Flash Lite v3.1
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
The Samsung Epic 4G is designed for an optimal gaming experience with six-axis motion sensing using an accelerometer and geo-magnetic sensors. It is having Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 4G experience simultaneously. Sprint does charge an extra $10 for premium data service whether or not you live in a 4G area.
The battery of Epic 4G gives 6.5 hours of talk-time and 4G connection will turn out the battery life in less time. So it would be better if you turn off 4G when you’re not using data intensive services.
Price & Availability
The Samsung Epic 4G is one of the most expensive Android phones. Samsung Epic 4G is now available at Sprint for $249.99 with a new 2-year contract.
Buy: You can buy this Samsung Epic 4G at Sprint.