Samsung Epic 4G

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.56 inches
Weight 0.34 pounds
Form factor Slider
Physical keypad QWERTY
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Carriers Sprint
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.1

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias SPH-D700


Height 4.91 inches
Width 2.54 inches
Thickness 0.56 inches
Weight 0.34 pounds
Form factor Slider
Color Black
Slide orientation Landscape
Physical keypad QWERTY
Loudspeaker Yes


Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 233
Touchscreen type Capacitive


Carriers Sprint
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
WiMAX frequencies supported 2500
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA, AllShare


Manufacturer Samsung
Brand / family Hummingbird
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 1


Manufacturer PowerVR
Model SGX 540


RAM size 512 MB


Internal size 1 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p
Video framerate 30


Operating system Android
Skin TouchWiz
Launch OS version 2.1
Notable apps Swype


Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB


Sensors Accelerometer


Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Yes

Bundled accessories

Bundled accessories 16GB microSD Card

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  • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Steev182 (Previously owned)

    The Epic 4G on Sprint was on paper a really nice phone. However, it was severely hamstrung by Samsung's lack of timely updates and, presumably, the reason for the slow updates, Touchwiz.

    Android is a great OS but is let down by manufacturers like Samsung. When left to their own devices, they really can turn a diamond into a turd.

    The keyboard wasn't great and I much preferred using either the standard Gingerbread keyboard or Swype. The battery life was abysmal under Samsung's own firmware, giving me around 4 hours of use before needing to be plugged in. Cyanogenmod improved this slightly, with times going up to 6 hours. Still not a full day away from home though. WiMax speeds are lovely, but again, was mostly turned off in an effort to get that little extra life from the battery.

    When Samsung eventually released their own Gingerbread update, ICS was days from release, Honeycomb was already out and I had already sold the handset and bought an iPhone 4 on Sprint.

    If you want an Android phone, never stray from the Nexus line. If you do, you will be sadly disappointed.

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    • Design 4
    • Display 7
    • Camera(s) 6
    • Reception / call quality 5
    • Performance 8
    • Software 1
    • Battery life 1
    • Ecosystem 6
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