Samsung Epic SPH-D700 - 1GB - Black (Sprint) Smartphone
About this product
|Family Line||Samsung Epic|
|Network Generation||3G, 4G|
|Network Technology||CDMA / EVDO Rev. A|
|Band||CDMA EVDO Rev. A 800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Battery Capacity||1500 mAh|
|Display Technology||Super Amoled|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
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- silversmith82Feb 4, 2011by
Not quite Epic but the best out there till dual cores.
First off, I'm coming from what I thought was the best smartphone currently out, the Droid X. My X is rooted, rom'd, overclocked to 1.35 GHZ, deodexed, zipaligned AND jrummy's app killer is set to 100mb free ram and it STILL is not as fast as the Epic is in stock form. The Hummignbird processor in the Epic is simply awesome and it shows. Like all Galaxy S phones, the screen is ridiculous and the build quality is very nice. The camera is 5MP and I do not notice any degredation over the 8MP in my X. It can take and output 720p video as well as output standard def through the headphone plug via a headphone to red/white/yellow adapter cable. 720p outputs via a micro USB to HDMI adapter cable or just load it to your PC.<br><br>The biggest features this phone has over the Fascinate/Vibrant/Captivate is the amazing slideout keyboard (no idea why there aren't more 4+" phones with keyboards), the front facing camera for video chat and the 4G capability.<br>Lots of ppl use swype or are faster with the touch screen, myself included. However, I use the keyboard ALL THE TIME because I can see the whole screen while typing and since the EPIC has a full 5 row keyboard, I don't have to mess with using an alt feature for numbers which annoys me to no end on my X. The front facing camera is where all phones are going in the next few years or so and its nice to have it on this one. The 4G is Sprint's Wimax network which achieves speeds of about double 3G in the areas it is available.<br><br>Finally, for the developers and powerusers out there, this phone comes with an unlocked bootloader and overclocks very well. The graphics card in all Galaxy S phones is very nice, I achieved literally quadruple the framerate of my X in quadrant with the Epic and as mentioned before, the screen quality makes up for it being slightly smaller than the competing X and EVO.<br><br>Cons - Basically the only real CON to this phone is Samsung's support and MAYBE that it is a bit thick being a large phone plus having the keyboard. This is not super thin like the Fascinate but even with a case (get a Seido Innocase if you get one) it still fits in jean pockets ok unless your style is the newer slim jeans which any phone will have a tough time dealing with... With that said, the TouchWiz interface is bing free unlike the other Galaxy S phones and works very well. This is not MotoBlur where the first thing you do is wipe it out, this interface actually works very well, looks great and is fast. Eclair 2.1, while outated, runs GREAT with 0 slowdown and does have flash lite so you really don't miss much when browsing. Plus, if anyone is super hard up for 2.2, there is a beta out called DK28 which is easily accessible and has a pretty good support base via the online community. Only thing that does not work IFAIK is the headphone passthrough which sucks for the Samsung cardock users...<br><br>Now that I've wrote a book, I will once again state that (IMO), even with Samsung's crap support this is the best phone currently available on any carrier. You get the big AMOLED screen, slideout keyboard is there if you want it, 4G, front facing camera, very fast Hummingbird processor and a great interface. Side by side to my DX, the Epic is way faster and blows it out of the water hardware wise.<br><br>Oh, there is one more thing... This phone can run on the $50/mo boost mobile unlimited plan with shrinkage if you know what you are doing. Guess which one I'm one haha.Read full review
- 1070954746@dele...Aug 17, 2011by
SAMSUNG GALAXY S EPIC 4G
Android 2.1Platform<br>Android™ Market: 65,000 apps and rising. Here you’ll find useful apps for every aspect of your life – from popular games to travel guides to financial tools. Powered by the latest Google OS, the WiFi-enabled Epic™ 4G gives you Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Search and other great Google Mobile apps – not to mention the rest of the Web – at a touch. Speaking of Google Search, use voice-activated search to tell the Epic 4G what you’re searching for and watch it serve up results based on your location (when GPS is enabled).<br>Android™ 2.1Platform<br><br>Super AMOLED™ Touchscreen<br>The Samsung Epic™ 4G paints a bright picture for movie lovers with a spacious 4-inch Super AMOLED display. The anti-reflective, anti-smudge and anti-scratch screen delivers vivid, colorful and crystal-clear resolution for the best HD-like viewing experience – even outdoors on a bright and sunny day – for an ultra brilliant performance every time. The Super AMOLED screen also uses less power for improved battery life.Read full review
- timdude2000Jul 18, 2015by
Best Buy for SPRINT MVNO, highly rated.
This phone is my go-to for an inexpensive Sprint MVNO ready smart phone. Add this to RINGPLUS free plan giving 200 minutes every month and this is a no-brainer. As the non-digital QRTY keyboard that slides out is my main reason for choosing this model as well as the price. If you get the equivalent model for ATT/T-Mobile, you will jump up from the $30s (low side) to $100ish or more. It uses a "Gingerbread" operating system, can be sometimes sluggish on the internet, but is great for basic phone use. I love it.
- horsesnzebrasJun 9, 2015by
like slide out keyboard & pictures are crisp & clear
Camera is really good & I like the slide out keyboard that is hard to find these days. I am a little old fashioned, so the keyboard is nice for texting. Camera takes REALLY good pictures. Battery doesn't last long though.
- gowirelesstechOct 30, 2013by
I bought it for parts
I bought it and stripped it for parts to repair a phone. i have NO idea how it works. Stop F@#$IN' pestering me to do reviews.... I buy parts or for parts.