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Old August 31st, 2011, 09:23 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I am for one glad they didn't throw in a kickstand, I still have never used mine. I think it is worthless personally, but I know a lot of people like them.

I didn't think much of the kickstand either until I got the EVO 3D. If you ever play music while in different parts of your house (bathroom for example), you don't have to lay your phone on the screen and can play without muffling the sound. Also if you have netflix, or watch youtube frequently the kickstand is a HUGE plus.

Kickstand FTW. While it's not a deal breaker, I would definitely prefer any phone with one than without.

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More features is always better than less, at least in my opinion. The kickstand can be there and people can either use it or not. I did like the look of the Motorola Photon with the kickstand with the clock thing that pops up when u pull it out, that would be super cool to replace a alarm clock. I kinda wish Samsung/Sprint would have included it, even though I don't know if I'd use it, would be nice to have the option.
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If I was you, I'd call Sprint up and straight up as them if you can get it a little early, we're only talking about a month and a half early. Worst they can say is no, got nothing to lose.

That plan is crazy!...... So crazy it just might work! I'm going to try this because my birthday is the 26th and I'd rather actually have it on my b-day instead of having the thought of getting it in October
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Good luck sir

Also, did anyone notice the native built in screen shot capability? For the Galaxy S2 all you have to do is press the home key + power button at the same time to screen shot. Will look for the source of where I saw that, but I remember specifically seeing that because I wanted it.

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The Epic 4G Touch runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung's custom TouchWiz interface. It also has Vlingo's voice recognition app pre-installed, and features built-in screen shot capabilities.
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Good luck finding a sprint store that even knows what the thing is.
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Also, did anyone notice the native built in screen shot capability? For the Galaxy S2 all you have to do is press the home key + power button at the same time to screen shot. Will look for the source of where I saw that, but I remember specifically seeing that because I wanted it.

Whoa! That's awesome, I hope that comes with the E4GT
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Maybe it's a gingerbread thing because the EVO's do the same thing.
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Maybe it's a gingerbread thing because the EVO's do the same thing.
I don't think the original EVO did this.THE EVO 3D does do this.
 
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If I was you, I'd call Sprint up and straight up ask them if you can get it a little early, we're only talking about a month and a half early. Worst they can say is no, got nothing to lose.

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That plan is crazy!...... So crazy it just might work! I'm going to try this because my birthday is the 26th and I'd rather actually have it on my b-day instead of having the thought of getting it in October

I was at Radio Shack 4 months ago and my wife saw a phone she wanted, but she wasn't eligible for an upgrade for another few weeks or so. The sales rep said no problem.. he does it all the time. He called Sprint and to my surprise less than 1 minute later they gave him the OK and she got the phone. Give it a shot, you never know. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it for myself. I used to work for Sprint about 3-4 years ago, and back then it was impossible to get an upgrade early... Even if it was only 1 day early.
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More features is always better than less, at least in my opinion. The kickstand can be there and people can either use it or not. I did like the look of the Motorola Photon with the kickstand with the clock thing that pops up when u pull it out, that would be super cool to replace a alarm clock. I kinda wish Samsung/Sprint would have included it, even though I don't know if I'd use it, would be nice to have the option.

True, but to me I think the kickstand takes away in looks department to me. When I had the Thunderbolt it was chipping a little bit and I never used it.

I think the Photon is better, but I have no fingernails and I have so much trouble even opening it up. lol.

I see why people like them and I see why others don't. It is just something I don't like or want on my phone.

But I will get the phone regardless if I like the phone, I do have the Photon.
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Just a couple questions since I am really eager about this phone!

Is the processor really that much better than the snapdragon processor?

I ask this because my wife just got me for my birthday a brand new evo 3d... I only wanted it because it had a dual core processor and that it would be so much faster than my HTC Hero... I could care less about the 3d crap.

Is the screen on the epic tough 4g really that much better than a normal screen?

All I've ever used was a normal screen I guess so that's why I ask that.

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I was at Radio Shack 4 months ago and my wife saw a phone she wanted, but she wasn't eligible for an upgrade for another few weeks or so. The sales rep said no problem.. he does it all the time. He called Sprint and to my surprise less than 1 minute later they gave him the OK and she got the phone. Give it a shot, you never know. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it for myself. I used to work for Sprint about 3-4 years ago, and back then it was impossible to get an upgrade early... Even if it was only 1 day early.
I worked for sprint till Jan. of this year. During that time frame you had to be within 18 days of your upgrade, no ifs, ands, or buts.
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Here's a size comparison of the E4GT, Infuse 4G, Galaxy S2, 3VO, and iP4

Sized Up: Samsung Infuse 4G vs Samsung Epic 4G Touch vs HTC EVO 3D vs Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 (1)
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Just a couple questions since I am really eager about this phone!

Is the processor really that much better than the snapdragon processor?

I ask this because my wife just got me for my birthday a brand new evo 3d... I only wanted it because it had a dual core processor and that it would be so much faster than my HTC Hero... I could care less about the 3d crap.

Is the screen on the epic tough 4g really that much better than a normal screen?

All I've ever used was a normal screen I guess so that's why I ask that.

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As a non AMOLED devotee my feeling is that the LCD's have brighter whites when I compare my EVO's (EVO and EVO 3D) to my Wife's Epic. Where the AMOLED is amazing is the blacks that are basically non exisent, not grayish from being back-lit like the LCD's. There is unmatched contrast on the SAMOLED's however there is quite a bit of over saturation giving a "faux" appearance, especially to greens and blues which look more turquoise than actual blue. Apparently you can adjust the contrast on the new units so I'm not so sure as to how much it helps.

It's really like loving BMW or Mercedes, both fast, and great looking, but in different ways.

Where SAMOLED stands apart IMO is watching movies and videos, it's pretty awesome there. Warmer colors, even if a bit saturated. The lack of resolution will be definitely noticeable on such a large screen compared to the newer Super LCD's with much higher resolution so it's give and take, resolution, or contrast.

In the end it's a matter of taste, but the SAMOLED screens are yummy. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't the main reason I was interested in the GSII, if it had LCD I would pass in a heartbeat.
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Just a couple questions since I am really eager about this phone!

Is the processor really that much better than the snapdragon processor?

I ask this because my wife just got me for my birthday a brand new evo 3d... I only wanted it because it had a dual core processor and that it would be so much faster than my HTC Hero... I could care less about the 3d crap.

Is the screen on the epic tough 4g really that much better than a normal screen?

All I've ever used was a normal screen I guess so that's why I ask that.

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Samsung's Processor is significantly better in raw performance, but in real world use its not as noticeable. When it comes browsing the internet and pinch-to-zoom you can really tell that the Galaxy S2 is faster, but everything else its not as noticeable.

The screen is like looking at a Toucan (Galaxy S2) and then looking at a pigeon (EVO) jk. But when comes to viewing videos, pictures, playing games, or just looking at anything with color the S2's screen is way more vibrant than the EVO's screen and it has better viewing angles and view in sunlight. But the EVO's screen is better when viewing text because it has a better resolution and it looks crisper.

So it depends what you're using it for.
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Looking at that graph makes me want the iPhone...nice and svelte.

I just cant believe the resolution is so low for being so big...tsk.
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True, but to me I think the kickstand takes away in looks department to me. When I had the Thunderbolt it was chipping a little bit and I never used it.

I think the Photon is better, but I have no fingernails and I have so much trouble even opening it up. lol.

I see why people like them and I see why others don't. It is just something I don't like or want on my phone.

But I will get the phone regardless if I like the phone, I do have the Photon.
I can def understand your POV, guess its like anything with phone features, personal preference


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Just a couple questions since I am really eager about this phone!

Is the processor really that much better than the snapdragon processor?

I ask this because my wife just got me for my birthday a brand new evo 3d... I only wanted it because it had a dual core processor and that it would be so much faster than my HTC Hero... I could care less about the 3d crap.

Is the screen on the epic tough 4g really that much better than a normal screen?

All I've ever used was a normal screen I guess so that's why I ask that.

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In my opinion, you would only notice the differences in a side by side comparison. In everyday use, you wouldn't really notice a difference, and the EVO 3D is a very good device. The differences between the EVO 3D, Photon, and Galaxy S2 are small differences. The comparison of the BMW vs Mercedes was a good one, they're all fine, but its up to each person which they like better, and usually comes down to UI preferences.

You also need to consider the UI, there's some big differences between touchwiz 4.0 and Sense 3.0... both have their pro's and con's, but it def should be looked at if you're thinking about a change.
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If I was you, I'd call Sprint up and straight up ask them if you can get it a little early, we're only talking about a month and a half early. Worst they can say is no, got nothing to lose.
Sprint has bumped my upgrade up on two occasions. Once the gave it to me about 3 weeks early and one about 2 months early. Definitly worth a try.

I get yearly upgrades now, though. It's Very nice! ;-)
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Not sure if anyone here has corporate discounts through their company, but I always use EVP Discount for mine and have always had great experiences with every phone I've ordered. I've already pre-ordered my SGS2E4GT today and they will ship it overnight (extra $12 whatever no biggie) on release day. I've done this for the EVO 4G and the Epic 4G and have gotten it a day after release without the waiting in line etc. I know there will probably be negative responses about EVPdiscount but I've never had a problem with them. Just my opinion
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Yup speaker quality and volume. I need that big time. The Samsung Infuse's speakerphone is too quiet for me. My buddy's Galaxy S2 is louder but it distorts at high volume (maybe a dud?). I hope the Sprint version gets an upgraded external speaker. They should have the space as the phone is thicker now.
I wonder about this too. We know they went with a different screen size for the sprint version, and a higher capacity battery, I wonder if there is a different speaker or different 8 MP camera?

And what about the headphone jack quality? that is a big one for me as I intend to use this phone for music/podcast listening. I remember hearing reports that the galaxy s1 had higher quality sound from the headphone jack than the euro galaxy s2...

Galaxy SII preliminary audio hardware analysis. - Page 4 - xda-developers

the original gs apparently had a wolfson dac vs the gs2 yamaha version? Not sure, not even sure it matters that much, but curious. Better headphone sound is a huge plus though if it is there.
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Not sure if anyone here has corporate discounts through their company, but I always use EVP Discount for mine and have always had great experiences with every phone I've ordered. I've already pre-ordered my SGS2E4GT today and they will ship it overnight (extra $12 whatever no biggie) on release day. I've done this for the EVO 4G and the Epic 4G and have gotten it a day after release without the waiting in line etc. I know there will probably be negative responses about EVPdiscount but I've never had a problem with them. Just my opinion
I just checked and the company I work for does not offer such a discount. How much off your bill are you getting?
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I can't wait for this phone. Love the giant screen! Couldn't get used to the narrow one on the e3d.
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Sprint has bumped my upgrade up on two occasions. Once the gave it to me about 3 weeks early and one about 2 months early. Definitly worth a try.

I get yearly upgrades now, though. It's Very nice! ;-)
Last year i had my one year premier upggrade moved up 2 months when the epic came out. That means I had an upgrde 10 months into my contract! Just google sprint acct services direct number, no wait and u are reachhing high level support, be nice and ask politely u are not entitled to anything.
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Stopped in the AT&T store today on my way home from work. Looked at the INFUSE and that screen is crazy. If this has the same screen then I am sold on the GALAXY SII. Skipped the EVO3D and the PHOTON. I think this has the right features to justify an upgrade from my EVO I got on launch day. Only thing that puts me off is the talk of SAMSUNG's lack of updates.
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Thats why when I purchase a phone, I get it right then and there for what it has to offer. Any updates that come later I just look at it as a plus. I'm with you on this phone as well. I have the original evo and I just wasn't into the evo 3d. I just need to see what the Nexus Prime has to offer.
 
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All you fellow early EVO 4G adopters who are planning on getting this phone, what strings are you pulling to get early upgrades or discounts? Or are you just planning on coughing the 500 or so bucks to buy the phone outright?? Just curious :-)

I'm jealous I don't think ill have any strings to pull. So to cough all that extra dough, or not...that's the question...
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I'm in the same boat as you EVO owners lol. So far there was no phone worthy to upgrade. That is until this beauty came.....the Epic 4G Touch. To me this is THE phone worthy to be the EVO successor. Damn I really want this phone. In my opinion I regarded the GS2 the phone of the year. Now its on Sprint.*drools* I'm trying to debate if I want to get the Epic Touch or wait for the Nexus Prime. How do I go about trying to get an early upgrade...if I do go with the E4GT?
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I'm in the same boat as you EVO owners lol. So far there was no phone worthy to upgrade. That is until this beauty came.....the Epic 4G Touch. To me this is THE phone worthy to be the EVO successor. Damn I really want this phone. In my opinion I regarded the GS2 the phone of the year. Now its on Sprint.*drools* I'm trying to debate if I want to get the Epic Touch or wait for the Nexus Prime. How do I go about trying to get an early upgrade...if I do go with the E4GT?
I wanted the 3D when it first came out so i called and bought out the rest of my contract. I had a little over a year left so It came out to $115.00

Needless to say, I returned my 3d and never actually got charged that 115 lol.
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I just checked and the company I work for does not offer such a discount. How much off your bill are you getting?
Not much but it helps:

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I can't wait for this phone. Love the giant screen! Couldn't get used to the narrow one on the e3d.
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Looking at that graph makes me want the iPhone...nice and svelte.

I just cant believe the resolution is so low for being so big...tsk.
Dude, during the few months I've been on this site, in every forum, all I've seen you do is act like a whiny little bitch. Stop complaining about the big screen and Android being "unpolished" and go buy your damn iPhone. Plenty of people who have experience with small screens and iPhones want big screens and ability to customize freely. I think we would all be happier if you just stopped the bitching already.

This is what I think of when people complain about phones being too big.
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As someone who has an Evo and Evo 3D this phone looks amazing. My 30 days is up on the 18th for my 3D so I may just have to make a quick stop to the sprint store on the 16th.
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^If you want a tablet sized phone with enormous icons because of a super low DPI that is an obvious copy of the iPhone OS, go for it. In no way am I an Apple fanboy, but credit must be given where due iOS and Android BOTH have strengths and weaknesses.

I ended up with the Nexus S 4G, it will appease me until the Nexus Prime shows up.
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So just about an hour ago I received a sign from God. I'm pretty sure he wants me to get this phone because the screen on my Epic died on me because it had water damage I am now using my old sh*tty POS excuse for a smartphone Samsung Moment that functions like a 200 mhz claplizard. After about 2 hours of the phone being on, my service goes out and it says I'm in Airplane Mode, but I can't turn it off. So I have to turn it off and turn it back on (which takes about 12 mins.) I hate this phone with a fiery passion! I'm going to be miserable with this phone for a while.... But its gonna make the experience of getting my Epic 4G Touch so much better!
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So just about an hour ago I received a sign from God. I'm pretty sure he wants me to get this phone because the screen on my Epic died on me because it had water damage I am now using my old sh*tty POS excuse for a smartphone Samsung Moment that functions like a 200 mhz claplizard. After about 2 hours of the phone being on, my service goes out and it says I'm in Airplane Mode, but I can't turn it off. So I have to turn it off and turn it back on (which takes about 12 mins.) I hate this phone with a fiery passion! I'm going to be miserable with this phone for a while.... But its gonna make the experience of getting my Epic 4G Touch so much better!
I hear you, I'm doing the same thing. I sold my Epic 4G for $250, and am using my Moment until this is released. Works out ok financially, but i want to throw this phone.
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^If you want a tablet sized phone with enormous icons because of a super low DPI that is an obvious copy of the iPhone OS, go for it. In no way am I an Apple fanboy, but credit must be given where due iOS and Android BOTH have strengths and weaknesses.

I ended up with the Nexus S 4G, it will appease me until the Nexus Prime shows up.
You say it's a copy yet you bought another Sammy phone will an even worse screen. That makes no sense. iPhone is a great phone, but I've never met one person who ever confused a Sammy phone with an iPhone.
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^If you want a tablet sized phone with enormous icons because of a super low DPI that is an obvious copy of the iPhone OS, go for it. In no way am I an Apple fanboy, but credit must be given where due iOS and Android BOTH have strengths and weaknesses.

I ended up with the Nexus S 4G, it will appease me until the Nexus Prime shows up.
Just stop, please. Tablet sized phone? Phones like the Evo, Galaxy, Thunderbolt, sensation and every other high end big phone has shown that bigger is what people want and we the consumers voted with our wallets. Its not like every carrier is forcing us into 4 inch + phones. There are plenty of tiny-hands phones for people like you on every carrier.

No one was bashing on the iPhone in this thread, in fact, this site does more than its fair share of praising of iOS, more than I've seen in any other forum. What you do in every forum on AF is constantly bitch and moan about how Android could be more like Apple, and its annoying. We all know what we want and the trade off's we have to live with in order to enjoy Android. There's not a thing in iOS that would make me want to change over even though I would like hardware acceleration, and even then my Evo is just as smooth. I guess some people love to bitch about anything.

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Last year i had my one year premier upggrade moved up 2 months when the epic came out. That means I had an upgrde 10 months into my contract! Just google sprint acct services direct number, no wait and u are reachhing high level support, be nice and ask politely u are not entitled to anything.
I was so disappointed with my Hero, that I talked Sprint into giving me an upgrade when the Evo 4G came out in June. This was a four month early upgrade. (I only had the Hero for 8 months.)
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I like how it's actually white. These other so called phones are half and half. Ugly.
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I would like the white, but its not worth waiting for.
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Now that's how you make a white phone.
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IMO that's hideous, looks like a piece from my wife's China cabinet. White and chrome do not mix.
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IMO that's hideous, looks like a piece from my wife's China cabinet. White and chrome do not mix.
agreed, sometimes copying apple leads to hideous designs.. unless you really like white. I prefer darker colors on things like cars and computers.

charcoal grey = sexy,






and black laptops look better than white ones




that black color scheme on the hp envy 14 looks better than any mbp ever made.


And so it is with phones. Just my opinion, but a good one.
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I am curious to see if this phone is plasticky like the other samsung phones, I do like the textured back though, nice touch
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Looking at the white phone above, I realized that this new Epic Touch is missing the chrome bezel that comes on a bunch of the GS devices. I think that would've been a really nce touch and added to the high end look of this flagship type phone...
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Of course I would prefer the darker colors like black or charcoal grey. But there's nothing wrong with having a white option.
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I would like to see the SGS III come in the silver aluminum or duralumin black (Samsung Series 9 is made out of). That would be a hard body phone and sexy.

This phone comes with Sprint ID and a lot of other Sprint apps. I wonder if we will get to remove them like the HTC Evo 3D.
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