Samsung - Epic Mobile Phone (Sprint)
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4" Super AMOLED display
For great viewing of photos and HD video.
Android 2.1 operating system
Allows you to stay connected and productive on the go. Plus choose from thousands of apps to add from Android Market.
Works in 3G and 4G markets
For better network speed flexibility when you're out and about.
Full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard
One of the first on a 4G phone.
Including a 5MP primary camera/camcorder and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for expanded photo options.
3G/4G mobile hotspot capability
Connects with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices to share the benefits of 4G speeds on the go.
SWYPE virtual keypad technology
A faster and easier way to text.
Samsung Media Hub
A library of movies and TV shows for purchase or rental, optimized for the handset's screen.
Samsung Social Hub
Integrates social networking services, messages, personal and business e-mail, calendars and contacts.
6-axis motion sensor
Experience surround sound and 3D-motion gaming from the palm of your hand. DLNA certified.
Works with Skiff, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
microSD card slot
Supports microSD cards up to 32GB for storing or transferring media.
Phone activation required before use.
- Samsung Epic Mobile Phone for Sprint
- 16GB microSD card
- Owner's manual
- Device ManufacturerSamsung
- Color CategoryBlack
- Product LineEpic
- Product Model4G
- AMOLED ScreenYes
- Dual Rear Front CamerasYes
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 210 reviews(210 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
UNDERRATED! DEFINITELY RIVALS THE EVO!Posted .
First off, I want to let you know that I am writing this review from the perspective of an HTC Evo 4G owner for nearly 2 months now. I absolutely love the Evo and I would definitely argue that it is the best cell phone currently available in terms of overall strength and capabilities. That being said, my older brother who is not as tech-savvy as I am became eligible for a new phone yesterday, and I actually recommended the Samsung Epic 4G to him over the Evo because I knew the Evo's terrible battery life and overall bugginess would give him too many headaches to truly enjoy the phone. I was very nervous at first, but after playing with his phone for the past 24 hours, I can safely say that I stand behind my recommendation! The Samsung Epic 4G definitely provides a very smooth, reliable user experience, which is exactly what I was hoping for. *****THE GOOD***** 1) Screen. The display is absolutely beautiful. You can easily tell that the Epic 4G comes packed with very rich colors and a crisp, bright display. Also, the slightly smaller screen (although still large compared to most phones) may be more comfortable for people who think the screen on the Evo or Droid X is just too big. 2) Reliability. I have yet to see an error or have to force close an application on the Epic 4G. This is a great relief compared to my Evo, which I feel like experiences a fair share of bugginess. Between apps locking up, the phone temporarily freezing, or occasional sluggish performance, the Evo definitely requires more care in maintaining it. The scrolling on the Epic is also much smoother both on the browser and app screens. It really is a pleasure to use this phone because it just feels so fast and easy. Also, the battery on the Epic is much better which is very important if you are going to be utilizing all of its features. 3) Cameras. The Epic comes with both back and front facing cameras, allowing you to video chat with Epic or Evo users using the pre-installed "Qik" application. This is a feature which is notably missing from the Motorola Droid X. Now, the cameras (both front and back) are not as quality on the Epic as the Evo, but they are still very solid. While the hardware on the Epic cameras is not as good, the SOFTWARE is actually better than that of the Evo. The Epic offers a much better on-screen interface when you have the camera on, allowing you to change the settings much more easily than on the Evo. Also, there is an AMAZING feature on the Epic's camera which is missing on the Evo's camera, which is the ability to take panoramic pictures. Those of you who have the Droid X know what I'm talking about. This feature lets you take several pictures side-by-side and it actually stitches them together for you producing one very long (or tall) picture that is actually several pictures combined. An on-screen display shows you EXACTLY where to point your camera so that each picture will flow seamlessly into the next one, creating a beautiful panorama that you would have thought was one large picture. If you have an Epic already, check this out! It's very cool. 4) Swype. Swype comes pre-installed on the Epic 4G. If you don't know what this is, look it up. But basically, it lets you type on the touch screen much easier and faster than pressing letter by letter. 5) Slide-out keyboard. Normally, I hate slider phones. But I really like the feel of this slider keyboard. It feels very nice and the keys are easy to press. This will definitely help those of you who aren't as comfortable with touch-screen typing. 6) 4G. Well, many people discredit 4G when reviewing the Evo and now the Epic because it is not available everywhere. Find out if you live in an area that's covered. if you are, then believe me, you will see the difference in speed. I live in Chicago and the 4G here is absolutely incredible. I would definitely be reluctant to lock into a 2 year contract with anything but a 4G capable phone at this point. You will definitely be jealous of everybody with their Evos/Epics and whatever new 4G phones come out over the next 2 years as the WiMax network is expanded to increase coverage in more parts of the country. Even if you don't get 4G coverage now, you probably will in the next couple years and you will wish you weren't stuck with a 3G only phone. 7) Ease of use. As I said before, everything seems to work very well with this phone. One nice touch is that if you hold down the 'Home' button, not only does it show you recent apps like it does on the Evo, but it also has a button to a built-in task killer. This should eliminate your need to use 3rd party apps like Advanced Task Killer. I also like how it puts the buttons to turn on/off WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and 4G on the notification menu that you drag down from the top of the screen. This will save you from having to either go through the options menu or take up screen space with buttons to toggle them for you. 8) Storage. This phone comes with 16GB of space compared to the Evo's 8GB. *****THE BAD***** 8) Samsung widgets. I'm not going to lie - Samsung's widgets are complete rubbish, and they're ugly too. HTC definitely wins with its Sense UI interface, although this may come at the cost of greater battery consumption and more hiccups in performance. This is not a deal breaker though because there are many free 3rd party widgets available. However, if you are coming from an HTC phone you will likely be a bit disappointed when dealing with Samsung's ugly software. it also irritates me that you cannot change the applications which are locked onto the dock at the bottom. I use chompSMS to handle my texting, and I wanted to replace the default texting app with chompSMS on the dock, but couldn't. That's silly. Let's hope this changes in an update. 2) No kickstand, HDMI out, or 8MP camera. Let's face it, the Evo simply boasts all of the top-of-the line features that NO other phone can match. The Droid X has HDMI out but no front-facing camera. The iPhone 4 has a front-facing camera but no HDMI support. Neither of those phones have a kickstand or 8MP camera. However, all of these features are new and need to be further developed before they work perfectly. Lots of TVs have compatibility issues with the HDMI on these phones, and video chatting is definitely far from crystal clear in quality. While it is nice to have every feature out there, you definitely won't feel left in the dust if you get the Epic 4G. It has a great camera and it does allow for video chatting. The kickstand is nice but you CAN live without it. Basically, if you need to have every feature available, get the Evo. If you're willing to make a couple of small sacrifices, the Epic 4G may definitely be worth your time because of intangible things like ease of use, smoothness, and reliability. Don't forget the Epic is also the only of the new elite phones that has a physical keyboard, which some people may like and others don't have to use. 3) Price. I really don't understand why the Epic is priced at $229 ($249 directly from Sprint). I would have thought it would be the same price or maybe slightly less than the Evo in cost. Also, just like the Evo, 4G is going to run you an extra $10 a month with Sprint, and this is NOT optional even if you're not in a 4G area. *****THE BOTTOM LINE****** Fantastic phone all around. Samsung's software is a bit on the ugly side, but it's performance has been FAST and looks can always be customized. For those who are not the greatest with phones, especially touch screens, this should be a safe bet for you. The physical keyboard and Swype will help you for typing, the battery will keep you from having to worry as much about power management, and an overall intuitive design will help you learn quickly. In terms of hardware, the phone is right up there with the other elite smartphones of this summer, and with 4G connectivity, you will be armed to take advantage of those blazing speeds when it reaches you (if it hasn't already). I give it a 5 stars because relative to other premiere smartphones available, it deserves to be mentioned with the very best (HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Droid X, Apple iPhone 4...) No phone out right now is perfect in every aspect, and the Epic is no exception. But believe me, you can't go wrong with this one.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Almost perfect...Posted .
Evo or Epic, Evo or Epic, this back and forth cluttered my mind and provided me with more stress than any inanimate object should. I ultimately went with the Epic for several reasons. First, though I can type just as fast with the virtual keyboard or swype, for long emails, I like using the keyboard. Also, you get the advantage of seeing the entire screen and typing, no more quarter inch screen above the keyboard to figure our whats going on. Also, when browsing the internet, playing games, browsing, reading the news, its nice to have the option to slide the phone open, and just keep your thumb on the bottom button and scroll down. It makes the experience more computer esque I must say when compared with an Evo or iphone. The screen is bananas. It is just gorgeous. Yes the retina display may render text better, but after viewing them side by side, differences are negligible. When comparing the epic to the evo however, its clear that the epic wins HANDS DOWN. This is a big deal as you will be looking at the screen quite a bit! As for the interface, though the sense UI may LOOK better, the touchwiz on the epic functions flawlessly. Everything you would ever need the phone to do can be accomplished quickly and easily, isnt that the point of an OS? Also, it has nice features like a built in task killer if you hold down the home button. One thing I LOVE is the slide down bar that can be accessed form every screen that essentially updates you on whats happening on your phone. You can toggle wifi bluetooth 4g and gps easily, plus your messages and emails will show up there along with reminders, songs playing etc etc. Essentially if anything is changing on your phone, you can simply slide the bar down and find out whats what without leaving any app. Things I don't like are the inability to copy and paste as freely as can be done with an iphone. Also, while the keyboard is a nice touch, the buttons are too far apart and it slows me down! I switched from a bb curve so perhaps im used to that narrow keyboard. Another thing I do not like is the placement of the on off button, its located on the top right, so if you grasp the phone in your palm, since its a slider, the phone will slide just a hair that makes pressing the button not as easy as I would like. Batter life is not amazing. It may be a bit better than the Evo, however, it still is likely less powerful than the iphone. If you are smart you can definitely get a whole day out of it including several phone calls, messaging/email/facebook intermittently ALL day, and some streaming last.fm and app browsing as well. But be prepared to charge the phone nightly and it would behoove you to get a car charger and a charger if you have an office as well if you plan on streaming music. As for android, to me, its a more fun user experience. The iphone is definitely an extremely intuitive and simple system that gets things done, but I'm tech savvy enough that android is a better choice for me. The thing I like about apple is the fact that it is just "iphone." Not iOS on samsung, motorola, htc etc etc. This way, there are tons of 3rd party accessories for much cheaper prices that are great. I hope google eventually comes out with "google phone" that may serve this purpose but their business plan doesn't seem fit for that approach, ah well, who am I?I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Fast, but not as user friendly as PalmPosted .
I got this phone after extensive comparison research between this and the EVO. Overall I'm very pleased with the phone and it's robust feature set, not to mention the INCREDIBLE display, but I have to say for all the hype Android gets, it's not nearly as intuitive and user friendly as the Palm WebOS I've used for the last year. That being said: Pros: *Good battery life (much better than my Palm Pre). Lasted a full 14 hour day with pretty heavy use my first two days. *AMAZING screen. Seriously, anyone who hasn't seen the SuperAMOLED screen is missing out. It's like the difference between CRT and laser TVs. No backlighting means blacks actually look black, contrast is amazing and sharp *Swype....takes some practice, but very fast to use if you have to use a software keyboard. *Physical keyboard....been very handy to have several times already. *Responsive thanks to the A8 Cortex processor (Hummingbird) *Plethora of apps to choose from in the Android market and support of the Android community. *Sturdy construction. Everything feels sturdy. Button locations are intelligent (in my opinion), even the camera button is 2-position for focus and capture! *Camera quality is awesome, better than the 5MP on my Pre, and I had compliments on that all the time. Flash is also VERY bright (1W perhaps? Brighter than my LED flashlight anyway). *Slide cover for USB port *Can mount the microSD card to your computer without rendering the device incapacitated until you unmount. :) Cons: *Android, and in particular TouchWiz, is tricky to navigate without some practice. Not intuitive like WebOS. Also, multi-tasking is tricky and kind of cumbersome. I played with the EVO as well and liked the SenseUI a little better. *Price (as with any smartphone) *Physical keyboard: keys are cumbersome to use and have no tackiness to them. The Palm Pre keyboard was a dream to type out messages real quick. *Size: This thing is a beast. I have to actually watch what I wear to make sure I have pockets big/loose enough to fit it. *Slide mechanism. Feels sturdy enough but the phone still slides around a lot more than my Pre did in the locked position. *Screen: the display is so beautiful it makes me want to just stare at it all day for no purpose other than to see the clarity in which it renders graphics, unnecessarily using battery life. On a side note, some text seems to have a little pixelation to it, not bad enough to demerit any points though. *$10 add-on from Sprint: not the fault of the phone, but I don't even have EV-DO 3G in my area, much less 4G. The only time I use data in large amounts with this phone is on my WiFi network because it's the ONLY choice I have. Once Sprint upgrades the towers in the area, I'll feel better about this. All in all, it's a great phone. The screen is a tie-breaker between the EVO and Epic. Seriously, compare them side-by-side. You'll see. Also, I liked the 4" screen better than the 4.3" EVO screen for size. SenseUI is the only major thing the EVO has over this phone in my opinion. *I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A pretty awesome smartphonePosted .
I recommend this phone to all my customers looking at Sprint. It's Sprint's second 4G phone and if you can deal with the $10/mo premium data add on, it's the one to get. You get all the same features of the Hero (minus the 8 megapixel camera and HTC Sense user interface) plus a spacious slide-out QWERTY keyboard that is pretty easy to use. You can opt to use the touchscreen keyboard (with Swype, a cool new method of texting) if you prefer. My opinion is that having the keyboard in case you want to use it is nice. Perhaps the only drawback, as is the case with most phones that have a large screen and slide-out keyboard, is the bulkiness factor. The epic, depending on how tight your pants are, may not be an easy phone to keep in your pocket. The weight and build quality, however, make the phone feel very solid. This phone is running Android 2.1 out of the box and will be updated to 2.2 (some of them already have). Lots of games and apps to download here. Not as many as in the Apple app store, but it is slowly catching up. As with any Android phone, the device is immensely customizable. Live (moving) wallpapers, custom ringtones, home screen widgets and folders, etc. You truly can make this phone uniquely yours. The phone is super fast and sports a 1 ghz Hummingbird processor, (for now) pretty much top of the line for a phone. There is plenty of RAM here to keep things running smoothly and a pre-loaded 16 gb MicroSD card to store music, photos, videos, etc. Of course, you can always expand the memory by buying a 32 gb MicroSD. The Super AMOLED screen on the Epic, like all the other Galaxy S phones, is phenomenal. Colors are bright and vivid, text is clear and crisp. It is, in my opinion, the closest to rivaling iPhone 4's Retina display as any phone I've seen yet. Last but not least, the Epic is Sprint's second 4G phone. Sprint's 4G Wimax network may not be available in your area so check that first. Otherwise you'll pay $10 more a month for nothing. In areas where 4G coverage is good, web browsing is blazing fast. Really it blows 3G out of the water. Our store is in a decent 4G area in Georgia and we were downloading at speeds of 6-7 mbps (compare that to 1.5-1.7 mbps on Sprint 3G). I notice a lot of people complaining about battery life, but honestly found this phone to be on par with other smartphones. The advice I give to everyone is: If you're not using the web, turn 4G AND Wifi off! You don't need them running in the background and draining your battery for absolutely no reason. Also, turn off bluetooth when not in use. Finally, turn down screen brightness to a comfortable level. The screen is a major battery hog, as is the case with any phone, so don't make the screen work harder than it really has to. I'm willing to bet that at least SOME of the people complaining about battery life have all of these features on when they don't need them to be. I work in Best Buy Mobile and work with a lot of phones. I have no issues at all saying that the Epic 4G (and all of it's Galaxy S brethren) are top-of-the-line phones and worthy competitors to the iPhone.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The viable alternative to the EvoPosted .
I've had this phone for a few months now and I have to say despite my ratings, I do feel this phone is excellent, just not out of the box. Which is why I could only give the phone 4 stars rather than 5. First and foremost this phone only comes with Android 2.1. This doesn't sound like that big of a deal but it is because Android 2.2 has been out for a long time and Samsung and were unable to make the promised end of year timeline to release Froyo. What does this mean? It means that you won't be able to view flash enabled content on the web. It means that a lot of the efficiency gains and features that came with Froyo are unavailable to Epic 4g users such as the ability to automatically update applications. It should be noted that there is a very high likelihood that the phone will have Froyo by the end of the first quarter of 2010. Samsung has also committed to making Android 2.3 available for the Epic in the future. One of the main features that made the Epic a no-brainer for me was the slide out keyboard. Coming from the Moto Droid, I knew that I needed a keyboard but I wanted one with a more intuitive set up than the squished keyboard of the Droid. The Epic delivered in this arena with one small caveat. The keyboard sometimes misses keystrokes and this is not just an anomaly with my hardware, many others on the XDA-Forums have reported the same exact issue. Developers on that site seem the believe it is a hardware caching issue that can be fixed with future software releases, but this problem is currently a reality. One of the other features that really sold me on the Epic 4g was the front facing camera. Most of the other Galaxy S phones are absent of this feature. Unfortunately Yahoo messenger cannot currently take advantage of this front facing camera and you will need to use the built in QIK software to video chat rather than 3rd party apps like Skype. The phone boasts a whopping 512MB of RAM similar to the Nexus 1. However it should be noted that 210 of that ram is dedicated to Video memory and other use which is not known. This means that in reality the system only has 302 MB of usable RAM to start with. If you were expecting a lot of unused ram at boot up, my Epic 4g was hovering at about 100-150MB. Throughout the day this gets gobbled up leaving me with about 60-75MB until I task kill back up to 100 or so. "experts" will tell you that unused ram is wasted but I disagree because although the RAM is not being used, it is faster to load new data than to unload old data and then reload new data. If you use many different apps like I do, it means having a lot of unused RAM is important for performance. Having said that, the Video performance of the Epic 4G is on par with the other Galaxy S phones... some of the best performing phones on the market currently. I run Dungeon Defenders (A 3d Game) quite smoothly and have noticed very little slow down when the screen is filled with action. This is due in part to the 1Ghz Hummingbird processor which provides more than enough horsepower to play the best mobile games currently available to the Android platform. The last big sell for this phone is probably the most boasted but least appreciated. The Super AMOLED screen. If you haven't seen one of these phones up close I highly suggest you take a look at one and do a side by side comparison to the Evo. The difference is astounding to say the least. I was shocked at how much more vibrant the Epic looked in comparison to the Evo's washed out colors. Because of the wicked performance of this phone, you can expect a fairly low battery life. With moderate use, after about 8 hours of use I am down to 60% of battery. With heavy use it would be much lower. There are tweaks and tricks that can improve the battery but this is one of the cons of owning a cutting edge piece of hardware. One aspect many people don't talk about is how the phone feels in the hands. It is rather large and thick due to the 4 inch screen and the slide out keyboard. However it is not overwhelming and fits quite nicely in my pocket. I have a tendency to always face the screen towards my leg so that nothing will knock into the screen and break it or scratch it. I don't know how durable the screen is but I do know that I don't have a single scratch on the screen after a few months of use. Before I conclude this review I wanted to explain that taking into consideration 3rd party Mods, this phone gets a solid 5 star rating. The mod community over at XDA-Developers.com have really put together some great ROM's that allow intermediate users the ability to take full advantage of everything this phone has to offer. In recent days the mod community has released a new IO system called EXT4 that really improves the performance of the phone. Users should beware that installing mods on their phone voids the warranty and could potentially ruin the phone, though there are very few reports of the phones being permanently damaged. I hope this has been informative and helpful.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
WOW I am actually really impressedPosted .
First off I have to say that this phone really sets the bar for smartphones right now. Over the past two months I have tried the Droid X, The HTC EVO, the Droid 2 and now the Samsung Epic. I would rate the user experience of those phones in this order: 1: Samsung Epic 2. HTC Evo 3. Droid X 4. Droid 2 The speed and responsiveness of the hardware in the Epic is phenomenal. The software is intuitive and user friendly, The LED screen is fantastic. I did not expect nearly as much of a difference between this and the other phones. Even the folks at the sprint store were blown away by the crisp colors and beautiful contrasts. The accelerated video processor is quickly apparent over the other 3 phones I had. Video is very smooth and seamless. I have been playing with it using the 3g network and GPS on for over two hours and still haven't drained a quarter of the battery. Compared to the others I traded in for this Epic, the upside is apparent in almost every single way. The slide-out keyboard is very comfortable to use, The on-screen keyboard is designed with the "buttons" slightly spaced apart so I don't "fat finger" the keys and type the wrong letter. I hope this short review helps some of you. I was getting very dissapointed in the whole smartphone experience until now. My search is over. I am an Epic guy now. Well at least for 2 years until I can upgrade to the latest and greatest then!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome phone!Posted .
Had a chance to play with this phone quite a bit this morning. I really enjoyed it. Hardware: The phone is MUCH lighter than I would have expected it to be. It is a good size -- not too big at all. The keyboard slides out easily with no wiggle or flimsiness. The keys on the keyboard are a GREAT size and it is very easy to type on the physical keyboard. The touch screen is very responsive as were the touch-sensitive buttons on the front. The screen is simply beautiful. Very bright and colorful. Huge. Can't wait to try and watch a movie on this thing. Software: This thing is FAST. Navigation between screens on the home screen or in the app list was very snappy. No lag at all. Launching apps was very fast . I noticed none of the severe lag others mentioned for the GPS on other Android phones (looks like they may have that fixed on this model of hardware). Everything looks so clean and smooth. Pictures are good if not great quality. Did not get to try the video phone function, yet. The SWYPE keyboard was a lot more intuitive than I had feared and worked flawlessly. Space between keys on software keyboard was just fine even for my big fingers. All in all, I love the first impression. Buying it for my wife today and I am sure we will be fighting over who gets to play with it over the next few days.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A great phonePosted .
Let me just hit on all the main points that make this phone stand out. Most are great, some may deter you. I strongly suggest you actually try out the phone BEFORE purchasing it. Screen - Now this ones a bit tricky. The colors and clearity are second to none. But you get pixelation, because AMOLED screens require higher resolutions to hide them. I'm surprised more people don't point this out. It makes text a bit harder to read than on the LCD screens most other phones use. Maybe my eyes are just really good (Thank you Lasik ;)) but the pixelation disappointed me after hearing all the praise it got. That said, it wasn't enough to make me return the phone, so like I said go look at one and see for yourself. Speed - This thing flies as far as phones go. The only thing that hurts it is that the Samsung interface (TouchWiz) can lag at times. That's easily fixed by using a custom launcher from the market. For a comparison, the processor is essentially the same one as the iPhone 4. Network - Sadly 4G coverage is very limited right now. Most people probably won't be able to use it. Since I am among those, I can't comment on 4G speeds. 3G is decent, but the antenna in this phone leaves something to be desired. It is usually 1-2 bars less than what I had before. Battery Life - On 3G and WiFi, the battery is average among smartphones. With everything on (except 4G) it lasted me about 6 hours with moderate use. If I turn off the GPS and bluetooth, that bumps up to about 7. I haven't been able to use 4G yet (no coverage here) but I have heard that number can drop significantly if you use 4G. Keyboard - This phone includes 3 choice for typing, Swype, standard Android, and the physical slider. Which one works best depends on your preference. The physical keyboard is well spaced and easy to type on. Design/construction - This phone feels less solid than the EVO, but not flimsy by any means. It's also fairly pocketable despite having a 4" screen. The 4 touch buttons at the bottom vanish when the light goes off, which is a GPS - You have the choice between Google Maps/Navigation and Sprint Navigation. Both are free, which is great. Personally I found Google Maps better for looking up an address, while Sprint Nav was better for turn-by-turn. I have also read reports about a faulty GPS, but mine works just fine. If you get a faulty one exchanging the phone should fix it. Cost - Initially this is the most expensive phone on any network, even with a 2 year agreement. In addition, Sprint charges an extra $10/month for 4G, even if you're in an area with no 4G (like the EVO). While this may give you pause, consider that the bill is still ~$50 cheaper than Verizon or AT&T and you can call any mobile phone free. Hopefully Sprint will use those extra fees to speed up the 4G rollout.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionWhich Android platform does it come with?On here it says it comes with 2.1, but Sprint says it comes standard with 2.3. Which is it?
Asked by Krisko.
- A:Answer Hi! Thanks for your question. It comes with Android 2.1 loaded. You can upload it to 2.3, but not 2.3.5 If you have any further questions on this issue or would like to speak with a live agent, please call: 1-888-BESTBUY
Answered by jenBBYMobile
Q: Questiondoes this phone have a sim cardi wish to take this phone and use in Jamaica, so therefore would need sim card to use in that area.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer That is a locked, CDMA non-SIM phone. Most phones sold in U.S.A. today are locked to a carrier. The same is for the phones we sell. I have provided a link to the unlocked phones we sell, very large selection. If it has a carriers name in the title it is locked to that carrier. If it has unlocked in the title it is unlocked. These phones can be used on any GSM SIM card carrier, anywhere around the world. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Unlocked-Cell-Phones/All/pcmcat156400050037.c?id=pcmcat156400050037
Answered by jenBBYMobile
Q: QuestionIs a data plan required for this phone?Just wanted to know if you have to purchase a monthly data plan for the Samsung Epic.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Hi! Thanks for your question. When you buy a contract phone with an Operating System, Android OS, Apple OS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS, Web OS or Windows OS, you also have to get a data plan. When you upgrade at Best Buy you do have to choose a data plan that they now offer. We would not be able to keep your old data plan. The only way you can process an upgrade or new line is to choose a data plan. This is true no matter how you buy a phone from Best Buy, whether it be online, instore or over the phone. Your old data plan, will be cancelled, and you new one will be the only one you pay for one. If you have any further questions on this issue or would like to speak with a live agent, please call: 1-888-BESTBUY
Answered by jenBBYMobile
Q: QuestionDoes this phone have video chat?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer With the Epic 4G's front facing camera, you will be able to video chat using any one of the many Video Chat applications available through the Google Play Store. If you have any further questions on this issue or would like to speak with a live agent, please call: 1-888-BESTBUY
Answered by jenBBYMobile
Q: QuestionVoice textingDoes this phone have the ability to record phone conversation and be able to voice text someone? Thanks Chip
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer This device does not have an application to record phone calls, but there is likely one you can download from the Play Store. You can however use your voice to text message.
Answered by Anonymous