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Samsung Epic 4G Review

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wrkivan, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. wrkivan

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    The Samsung Epic 4G is an odd-feeling phone, but once you got used to it you love it. It does what the EVO 4G doesn’t, most notably giving the user a hardware keyboard. :p
     

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  2. shook187

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    "Odd feeling" is right. I had slider phones before but this one doesn't feel good in my hands. But I have to say I love the phone.
     
  3. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie
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    The keyboard is the one thing about the Epic that my wife is beginning to regret having, because she never uses it. I think at this point, if she could trade for a captivate/fascinate format, she would jump at the chance. I've been a keyboard guy since leaving wm pda's behind (6700, Mogul, Touch Pro, Moment) and now that I have the Evo w/swype, I don't miss it much at all. I would say the most notable differences from the Evo are the stunning screen and the GPU power. I really like what Samsung did with the notification bar too.
     
  4. Eazail70x7

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    I'm typing this post using the epic keypad... I'm loving it actually. I can tyoe fairly fast and its so comfortable for me personally. Even moreso than the moment and I liked that on. Obviously everyone is different. My sister has smaller hands than me and I see her typing on her epic keybard more than I do lol (side note).

    No regrets for this guy. Feels great in my hands.
     
  5. Palmetto Fellow

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    The spring loaded keyboard was the dealbreaker for me.

    I am glad that many of you like the phone. I like Samsung very much and don't want them to get too discouraged.
     
  6. Thai

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    That's funny...you being on this forum and posting a comment like that is even funnier!

    Don't worry, Samsung is big enough to be OK despite all the EVO (current and former) customers....

    I like the keyboard very much....
     
  7. RIDEamountain

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    You guys are right about the slightly odd feeling to the phone...I think it would feel better if it were a bit more square off. The rounded edges and corners I think contribute to this feeling.

    As for the keyboard...it was one of the reasons I went for this phone. While I love it and use it a fair bit...I never expected Swype to be so useful.

    Overall....there is no other phone on the market I wish I had bought. I'm a happy man!

    RIDE
     
  8. toomuchgame441

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    I was going to snag an Epic when I heard about it but after playing with its keyboard at the Sprint store I knew it wasnt for me, I went with the Evo and have no regrets, I can type faster at this point with an on-screen keyboard moreso than a physical keyboard.

    All of this is typed on my Evo as well pretty effortlessly using the full site.
     
  9. gme109

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    I've almost given up using the keyboard and Swype, now that I've discovered how well the voice to text function works. Especially for short text messages.
     
  10. MAKOKILLER

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    I'm with g m e the voice to text works great. I just used it for this post.
     
  11. kristv

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    Ironically, the one person in my household (my wife) who didn't really want a keyboard is probably getting the most use out of it. Okay, I suppose my daughter might be the winner there, but my wife seems to have changed her mind about the keyboard and now appreciates having it for certain things.

    I don't find the phone odd-feeling at all. I think it feels nice and weighty, and it slides into my work pants pocket really well without feeling too bulky. This is easily the best and most professional-looking phone I have owned.
     
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  12. batgeek

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    same here.
     
  13. mojomojo

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    Love the slider keyboard and use it every day.
    I hate the on screen board and I havent gone though the learning period with Swype.
    Im not the greatest typist,and you need to know where the letters are located to swype them .
    If I could see through my finger I could read the onscreen keyboard.
    If I try to peck letters one by one I rarely hit the little onscreen letter on the first or even second try.
    I dont care .The slider keyboard is great.
     
  14. Thai

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    For me, i surf forums and am a neophyte texter...i love the ability to see the previous response/post when i am typing a response...you can't do that with any phone without a physical keyboard!
     

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