Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

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Samsung had unprecedented success last year delivering its Galaxy S line of flagship Android phones to a global stage, and for good reason: it launched as one of the thinnest smartphones in the world, the homegrown 1GHz Hummingbird processor was plenty fast for its day, and the 4-inch Super AMOLED display was a serious dazzler. Particularly impressive was its showing in the US, where Samsung managed to get all four national carriers — historically stubborn carriers — to release variants...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.38 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.52 inches
Carriers Sprint
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.4

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias SPH-D710
FCC ID A3LSPHD710

Hardware

Height 5.11 inches
Width 2.74 inches
Thickness 0.38 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.52 inches
Technology Super AMOLED Plus
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 207
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers Sprint
CDMA Yes
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
WiMAX Yes
WiMAX frequencies supported 2500
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer Samsung
Brand / family Exynos
Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores 2

GPU

Model Mali-400 MP

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 2 megapixels

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Android
Skin TouchWiz
Launch OS version 2.3.4

Interface

Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, MHL

Sensors

Sensors Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Yes

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8.8

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  • Software 8
  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 8

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by sonelone (Currently owns)

    I couldn't find the review for the international GSII on this site, so I'll just put my review here. This phone is absolutely amazing and near perfect. It is super fast and rarely ever lags. To go with that, the phone has almost no problems whatsoever. The browser performance is exceptional; the camera is great; the battery life is amazing; the developer support is unrivaled among Androids. It has a great build quality and is very thin, although the feeling in the hand is not that great. The only problem I have with this phone is that Touchwiz is better than before, but not perfect. Other than that, this phone is amazing.

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    Reviewed by Vijay (Currently owns)

    This is a very impressive phone. Exynos processor is just outstanding. It never stutters or slows down and Samsung had done a great job in optimizing Android for the processor. My only gripe is that its not very convenient to hold the phone. It slips from my hand very easily. I have dropped the phone several times. But the build quality is excellent, so there has been no damage at all. I just wish that the display size was 4.3inches or the back is more curved with better grip.

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by gadgetluva (Currently owns)

    I purchased the GSII Epic 4G Touch on the release date, and it has been a fantastic smartphone. I'll break down the individual ratings below:

    Design (8): I love the slim, mostly-screen design of the phone. In addition, the plastic build is both a positive and slight negative; positive due to the light-weight, but slightly negative due to the feel of the phone (metals feels better than plastics).

    Display (8): Super AMOLED Plus is beautiful. I still marvel at the colors when viewing photos. However, the 480x800 WVGA resolution is a bit low in a world of 720p displays. 4.52" still feels enormous, and despite the less than optimal resolution, webbrowsing, viewing photos/videos, and general everyday tasks is wonderful.

    Camera (9): I think the Epic 4G Touch has one of the best smartphone cameras today. I usually take a lot of pictures at restaurants of my dishes for my blog, and I'm always satisfied with my photos except in the lowest light settings. But use of the flash still produces evenly lit photos without overexposure like many other cameras may do.

    Reception (6): I notice that this has weaker reception as compared to my Evo 4G when it comes to WiFi and GPS; 3G and 4G seem to be fairly good.

    Performance (9): I have never owned a faster or smoother device. Apps load quickly, reboots are lightning fast, little to no lag on swiping actions. This thing is fluid and fast.

    Software (8): I actually enjoy the enhancements made by Samsung through the Touchwiz 4.0 interface. I am eagerly awaiting ICS 4.0, but I haven't had many apparent bugs with the current build(s).

    Battery Life (9): I still carry around a spare so I know I'll never have a problem, but this phone really does well at balancing the huge vibrant screen and power-hungry 4G radios with good battery life. Even leaving 4G on all day doesn't affect the battery nearly as much as it did on my Evo and Nexus S.

    Ecosystem (7): It's Android, and still some ways to go to catch up to *other* markets, but I've been happy.

    Overall (8.5): I think that 8.5 is a good score given the many positives of the device. The E4GT is my favorite device ever, and it has even sidelined my tablet for limited couch use. Even after playing with the Galaxy Nexus, I haven't had that same "gadget lust" that I usually feel when the latest and greatest is released. I can see myself using this device for a full year before wanting to upgrade.

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    Reviewed by Gadginator (Previously owned)

    The huge 4.5 inch super AMOLED plus screen is what really stands out on this device. The screen is bright and vivid, which is great but sometimes the colors seem almost too bright and don't look real. The dual core Samsung processor makes this phone amazingly smooth, and the web browsing is some of the best I've seen. I have no problem with the TouchWiz user interface, and feel that it actually adds some nice widgets to Android.

    The biggest downside would be the battery life when the 4G antenna is turned on. You will have a hard time keeping a charge all day with 4G turned on. If you leave it in 3G mode by default and only turn on 4G when you need it you will easily get over a full day of juice.

    Great phone!

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    Reviewed by osullz490 (Currently owns)

    Despite it's plastic build quality, sometimes clunkier looking UI, and mouthful of a name the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sprint just oozes an air of attention to detail. With clean, minimalist lines and subtle curves that are both comfortable in the hand and easy on the eyes you can't help but admire the no frills aspect of the device that serves to merely highlight the rich, expansive centerpiece that is the display. While TouchWiz may not be for everyone and, even though Android 4.0 (which SHOULD make it to the device) was a monumental bound in the right direction, Android is still arguably playing catch up in some aspects, it's hard not to recommend this tried and true device for its hardware. It's starting to show some grey hairs but with Super AMOLED+, critically acclaimed Exynos processor, and a more than usable full HD shooter the GS2ET4G (whoa) is certainly sitting neatly next to the iPhone 4S on Sprint's shelves.

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