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Im Buying An Epic To Try for 30 days...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FunDroid, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. FunDroid

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    When I get the Epic I'm going to port my number over to it and ride it out for 30 days. Never owning a phone with a slider key pad has me curious to own one. I will be able to really compare the two handsets and do a little book report here. I will also be curious if I will be able to go a full 30 days without having to exchange the Epic 3 times for defects. I'm on the pre order list now. They have already stopped taking pre orders online. The price is $479 without a contract.
     

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    I had the pleasure of playing with the Epic 4G at the Samsung Galaxy S Press Launch event 2 months ago and I must say that I loved it. It very well could be my new phone.
     
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    I've done a pre order as well and I'm hoping I do like it. I came from TP2 and thought I would be fine without the keyboard but owning my Evo for 2 months I still make mistakes.
     
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    I had a couple of slider phones before my Evo and I think I am about equal with the keyboards. I used to be very against phones that had no physical keyboard, but I will probably go with on-screen exclusively from now on. The build quality is the biggest issue. They always get loose over time and feel flimsy.
     
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    100% completely agree.
     
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    Let us know what you think of it, keep us updated. I love my Evo, but when it comes to the Epic I'm most curious about the screen, the keyboard, and whether Samsung's UI can be removed and vanilla Android or Sense can be installed (Touchwiz or whatever it is called looks pretty bad to me). Maybe since it is just a 30 day test you can do some experimenting with it.
     
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    First thing to do:

    download "GPS Test" by Chartcross from the Android market.

    Report how many satellites are "In View", "In Use", and "Accuracy".

    This will immediately tell if the Epic has the infamous GPS issues like the rest of the Samsung Galaxy S phones currently out.
     
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    If it helps any, The Samsung Moment keyboard was built well and it held up well!
     
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    Ok This should be fun for sure.
     
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    From my experience even the best built dont hold up the full two years. They always leave me craving a new phone after two years based solely upon the Oreo effect... and I am generally content and easy to please.

    Though I must admit I get OCD with all flip phones and end up opening them for no reason or too many times. But that is why they are not for me...
     
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    I'm not sure about that...it seems like most people thought the moment KB was garbage.
     
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    I was like that with the pre and i hated that feeling of always wanting to slide it open and closed. I also found myself craving milk with that phone...wonder why.
     
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    I agree, I was the same way... but swype has made me cool on the whole onscreen keyboards thing...
     
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    Are you female????...Will you marry me????.....:D:D
     
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    that person said.. they are easy to please....
    not blind!!!!









    sorry.. the door was open .. i had to do it!
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    Right over the middle of the plate!!!!.....hahahaha!!!!
     
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    LOL!!!:D


    I had the Droid and most Droid fanboy will tell you the keyboard is the greatest thing since slice bread. I personally hated the keyboard and barely use it. It made getting a case for it a hassle as most were very flimsy and weak.

    I might check the Epic out and see what the fuss is all about, but I seriously doubt I'll give up my evo.
     
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    Honestly, The only thing that will make me keep this Epic will be battery life and consistency. If the Epic has a more reliable battery and a better power management system I'm going to keep it. This is the only thing that is making me dis like my Evo right now, the on again off again battery drainage issue.
     
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    so werid , i have no problem with my batt , i charge at night , and if im in the car , other than that i never go dead , not once , and i am on the web , texting and watch youtube all day ??? you guys must be watching movies all day or somthin ...lol
     
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    Why do you keep posting this EPIC crap in the EVO forum. I'm not going to tell you again. Post information about the EPIC where it belongs. Mod, please move this thread. Someone here just likes attention.
     
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