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Horribly Concerned About The Epic Touch 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jfenton, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Imagine how few posts we'll have in this forum if the following happens:

    A) The GPS actually works (just like it always has in 3 Epics in our house)

    B) The radio doesn't suck like it originally did in the Nexus 4G (now fixed)

    C) People realize Touchwiz doesn't suck worse than anything else and so what if it does...almost everyone I know changes the damn launcher as soon as they get the phone!

    D) The screen doesn't suck at 480 x 800 (folks do not understand resolution at all...it's very much akin to megapixel hype in the photography world).

    E) The battery doesn't drain any faster than most other phones.

    F) The phone really doesn't feel "CHEAP" when you put a case on it!!!

    And finally...the forum will utterly cease to exist when the SGII gets ICS. Do you really think Samsung will allow their most important phone not get it?

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  2. pappabacon

    pappabacon Well-Known Member

    I am excited to be a first adopter of this phone. Already have mine on order from Wal-Mart/Lets talk.
  3. AndroidifyMe

    AndroidifyMe Android Expert

    All of these reasons are exaggerated by consumers. They go off what others say and never actually experience for their self. I wonder why Sammy has so much success then. I agree and also hope this phone and Sammy in general get the attention they need. I just hope US carriers work closer and harder to make any updates come in a timely manner. I also an an early adopter as far as pre-orders.
  4. CrazyTechnoBoy

    CrazyTechnoBoy Android Enthusiast

    Don't worry about all those problems. Just get the phone, and if it doesn't fit your tastes, return it. It's as easy as that. :)
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  5. 1BadHEMI

    1BadHEMI Lurker

    I would not worry to much of any of those concerns! The European models have gotten rave reviews, and I see nothing different with the US models.

    I will be going to Best Buy Friday morning, using my Buy Back with my Evo 3D, and purchasing the ET4G without hesitation. I like my 3D, have had it since launch day, but it has never really "wowed" me like the original Evo 4G. My signal strength is nothing like it was on my 4G, and I drop calls now where I would never had skipped a beat before. Of course, we don't know what the signal strength will be like with the ET4G, but surely it cannot be worse (my Wife's Nexus S 4G did suck when she 1st got it, but after the update it has gotten better). Also, with the higher resolution of the 3D, I find myself having a harder time seeing the icons and text that with the 4G. The ET4G screen resolution I think will be perfect again for my aging eyes.

    Friday can't come soon enough :)
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  6. cary328is

    cary328is Android Expert

    The record sales of this phone speaks for itself but I understand the concerns about GPS etc. It will be my favorite phone until I decide to upgrade again in a few months LOL
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  7. AndroidifyMe

    AndroidifyMe Android Expert

    very true and common sense comments in this thread. I can't wait to get mines either.
  8. Redmond Jen

    Redmond Jen Lurker

    The GPS still sucks on my Galaxy S Vibrant. I do plan on getting the Epic Touch for my next phone (moving to Sprint, T-Mobile's future too annoyingly uncertain) but only if the GPS works this time. The other features I'm confident in (except for speed of Android updates).
  9. uminchu

    uminchu Android Enthusiast

    A) I checked one out at both BB next to the front window and a local Sprint store about 10 feet from the window. GPS seemed to lock very quickly, though the best accuracy I could get was 1200 meters. Switching to satellite mode and finger scrolling through maps was liquid fast.

    B) I made 2 calls at BB. One of them dropped. Tried again on my own Evo 4g, no problems. Strictly anecdotal, nothing scientific about it, but that was my brief experience.

    C) I don't like Touchwiz, though I like this version better than the previous Epic. I would still switch to LPP asap.

    D) Colors are very vibrant, maybe even a bit over saturated. Still needs some hand shading in the sun, but much better than my Evo. If you *really* get anal and over examine the diagonals and curves, yes you can spot the pixels.

    E) No idea about battery life. The BB rep's phone had 78% remaining at about 11:30am. Who knows how or how much she used it that morning.

    F) It's *very* light. I haven't decided if that's good or bad, but after 15 months with an Evo, it feels funny to me.

    and finally... ) I don't know how well Samsung will address bugs, nor if or when they will provide an upgrade to ICS (if at all). I do know that when the SGS was Samsung's most important phone, support and software upgrade performance was inexcusably lacking. How important will this phone still be to Samsung once the Nexus Prime drops? IMO, Samsung has only itself to thank when enthusiasts voice these concerns as major wildcards, and who knows if they even care.
  10. johnkim575

    johnkim575 Newbie

    Holy crap this phone rocks!

    Ive had iphones since iphone 3, gs, 4.... but this phone is just as good if not better.

    Just because its light does not mean it feels cheap, it means you can put it in your front pocket and don't even know its there.

    Now that the android app market has every app that I used in iphone I have no regrets about changing.

    Being able to switch out battery when needed is refreshing. I hate being tied to a cord!

  11. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Here's the thing about phones. Majority of people don't buy the phone based on updates. Most people who buy smartphones are not participating on forums like us. We are just a very small percentage of customers which really care about updates, UI's, resolution and the way the phone feels. The thing about updates here in the United States is that they take forever because each carrier has a different version of the phone and each want different bloatware on the update. Unlike the European version (one base model) Samsung has to work with three models. That itself causes delays. Do I believe U.S. models will see ice cream? Yes I do, but just like the first galaxy.....I see it being put out months late due to U.S. carriers. The phone is great right out of the box and this phone will have so much support when it comes to custom ROMS so it'll really never be behind on updates if u like to root your phone. Now these days phones are being pushed out faster then ever with better technology within weeks of something "wow" being released. My therory is buy a phone u like and enjoy based on your taste and not everyone else's. If that was the case for me, I'd still being waiting on AT&T to push out the Attain rather then typing on the Thrill. The Epic is Sprints newest and most powerful flagship phone. You'll be OK with support from Sprint. They wont treat you like AT&T who only gives a damn about a fruity phone.

    You guys enjoy the Epic 4G touch!
  12. AlkiDweller

    AlkiDweller Android Enthusiast

    If the best is 1200 meters, I don't think it's with GPS. It's triangulating on cellular towers.

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.52" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1800mAh battery.

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