Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone Preview and Expectations
Samsung is showing a lot of love for Android and Smartphones these days, trying to capture increasing demand of Android, Samsung revealed one of it’s 4G Phone in competition to Motorola Droid X (Android OS) and Apple iPhone 4 (iOS4).
What GsmArena.com revealed as of now tells a lot about Samsung mobile phones‘ new Android Mobile Phone Samsung Epic 4G. According to it’s looks and design, it would cost somewhere beyond $800, this is price for the unlocked version that might be available on eBay.com or Amazon.com
Design and Looks
The design of Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone is similar to HTC phones that run on Android OS, simple layout, touchscreen input and slide-out keyboard. It has a 5MP camera at the back , 3.5mm headphone jack one end and memory card slot on the other which can be upgraded to 32GB.
The slide-out keyboard button looks well spaced and text input would be fun, other than since it is a smartphone there isn’t much bling bling features.
It weighs 156g, quite bulky indeed, good if you are already using a heavy one. Since every 15-20 Samsung, HTC or Sony Ericsson launches a new mobile phone, do not take much time to think else you would be left thinking and waiting.
Touchscreen and Input Options
The great Android Mobile Phone is fitted with a 4″ Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which means, bright display and quick touch recognition. It has a resolution of 480×800.
An on-screen QWERTY keypad could be used as an alternative to simple ABC input, users can gain a typing speed of more than 40 wpm (words per minute) with the latest Swype Input options.
If you are planning to buy an Android-based Smartphone do consider Apple iPhone 3GS, you can easily upgrade it to iOS4 if you don’t like the reception quality of Apple iPhone 4.
The Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone is packed to play high quality video and audio formats, that means you will be entertained 24×7, though the multimedia features often becomes ironical to it’s total business phone features but can’t be eliminated from any device.
Video Formats Supported: MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263
Audio Formats Supported: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC
With Samsung UI you can browse Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 documents easily, if you love reading books then this could be your dream phone, it support PDF and books downloaded from Amazon.com via the Kindle app provided by the website itself.
It has a ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor to provided power to your gadget and give you a way to multi task and release the true potential in your device.
With Android 2.1 (Eclair) you can use more than 17,000 free applications and 85,000 paid applications on the device, Android uses a smart resizing tool that’s convert each application as per the size of your phone and resolution.
GizJets’s Final Verdict
The mobile phone Samsung Epic 4G is great in features and performance undoubtedly, you can rely on the brand as well. The price point maybe too high for common man or even the upper-middle people in the society.
Anyhow, if one can shell out Rs. 35,000 (~$800) then besides this there are few other options to consider like Apple iPhone 3GS upgraded to iOS4, Motorola Droid X.
The gadgets sports Eclair, so prepare yourself for a world of entertainment and Smart Processing, if you have any other option in the described price range, do let me know.
Anyways, if you’d like to own a cheap capacitive touchscreen mobile phone from the same brand then consider buying a Samsung Monte S5620, it is prices Rs. 8,600 (~$190) It is a great value for money.
Recent Price of Samsung Epic 4G ~ Rs. 20,000+
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