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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by it., Aug 5, 2010.

  1. it.

    it. Well-Known Member
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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Welcome to the forum!

    It's certainly been a week of surprises.

    FWIW - I would tend to think of this as an Evo alternative rather than an Evo competitor, as I'm just a user. ;)

    Most people will probably agree with your wording, tho.

    The Epic's touted as a great phone - I know I'm intrigued and looking forward to it.
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  3. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Should be interesting....Sprint has been pretty consistent with not doing preorders in the past....

    I myself would also consider the epic another Android phone...I thought I remembered reading several advantages/features that the Evo has that the epic does not.....the only real advantage of the epic being the slide keyboard for those that like it...and the hummingbird processor. As I have stated before....after the Samsung instinct and a few horrible Samsung tv.s I will never own another Samsung product.
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  4. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    I'm still reeling in shocked that Sprint's going to have 2 super-phones to compete with against the fabled Droid line on Verizon.
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  5. jcheney10

    jcheney10 Newbie

    Lol, I completely agree after the instinct was shitty as hell and they claimed it was an iphone killer. No good updates to the operating system the internet browser was horrible the sprint tv was unwatchable, they promised an app market and never delivered. Samsung will never get another penny from me I'm glad I dropped my instinct in the water last month and got the EVO.
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  6. aburgthing

    aburgthing Well-Known Member

    LOL jcheney10, after a year of the Instinct embarrassment one of my goals in life was to see how well the Instinct skipped across water. I even went so far as to fore go the $25 that Radio Shack would give me to recycle just for the pleasure. My only wish now was that I didn't video record that "epic" moment with my Evo. P.S. it didn't even skip well across the water!
  7. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    lets remember it was sprint touting it as an iphone killer, not samsung. It was no different than any other icon touchscreen feature phone. The Moment is actually a pretty decent phone, and I'm passing along my evo to go back to it as I wait for the Epic. I haven't used HDMI yet, and outside of sense cleaning things up a bit, I can't think of any real advantages outside of a slightly slimmer phone and .3 inches of real estae. At least advantages that matter to me. After owning a Hero and Evo, I've realize I don't care for the onscreen keyboard, swype or no swype.
  8. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    The Epic 4g can do hdmi
  9. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    so does EVO... right next to charger port on bottom it says HDMI
    Guessing you meant "EVO can do..."
  10. SebastianX

    SebastianX Android Enthusiast

    Too bad the Evo port is hard capped at 24fps. The Epic can also link up with DLNA servers, opps just exposed yet another way that the Epic > Evo.
  11. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    So what were the pros of each device over the other?
    Larger Screen
    Larger camera (both)
    Allows more devices on "Hotspot"
    Made by HTC (matter of opinion)

    Super AMOLED screen
    Physical Keyboard
    Hummingbird Processor
    Made by Samsung (again opinion)
    6-axis motion sensor
    No 30fps cap

    Anything else folks want to add to either?
  12. jzh797

    jzh797 Newbie

    The EPIC can do it out the USB port w/ an adapter.

    This is of course in addition to DLNA. 2 ways to get the goodness on your TV :)
  13. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    DLNA is a software thing, so hopefully it can come to the other devices. I know there is Twonky and iMediaShare that offer that ability.
  14. SebastianX

    SebastianX Android Enthusiast

    Never DLNA is propitiatory technology licensed out to other software by the creator of said technology (Samsung) the chances of HTC or Motorola ever using it on their cellphones... ZERO!
  15. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

  16. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    You do know that Motorola already has it on their cellphone - Droid X, right?
  17. I understand that the video quality on the EVO is not as good as the new Samsung Galaxies. Not sure if that is a seperate issue from the 30fps cap.

    Epic runs 24-bit color in all modes, while EVO runs in 16-bit depending on what you're doing.
  18. Oh - and EVO has a kickstand!
  19. Squiggoth

    Squiggoth Newbie

    I just repeated what two others said. Move along... =P
  20. iBleedBlackNgold

    iBleedBlackNgold Android Enthusiast

    I went to show off the kickstand for my evo .... played a movie trailer n it was sooo choppy n ugly. I never once found a video that had good quality with evo. I looked and looked. waste of screen size imo lol. but I'm maybe the only 1 . . .
  21. SebastianX

    SebastianX Android Enthusiast

    If you're referring to this:
    Droid X DLNA app

    Notice it vanished after a complaint by Samsung, it did have a client but good luck with future updates.

    You do realize it doesn't exist anymore right? And you will NOT get future updates right?
  22. jzh797

    jzh797 Newbie

  23. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    I haven't heard anything about it being pulled from the Droid X (I don't mean ported over to the original Droid like your link was). Would love to see something if you have information... either way I don't care, I don't use DNLA, nor do I watch videos on these things that I need on my TV. For that I just use my regular Blu-ray player.
  24. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

  25. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    You need to pay attention to more than one post. He was responding to me saying the Epic doesn't have HDMI.
    And eazail....really? Through what port? Does it magically sprout one when you put a micro hdmi plug near it?

    It has DLNA, and unless you have other DLNA equipment to send the signal to, you're pretty much dead in the water.

Samsung Epic 4G Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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