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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!, September 20, 2011
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G Android Phone, Black (Sprint) (Wireless Phone)
Got this phone on the 16th. Here are a few things that I like and dislike:

likes:
1. speed
2. screen
3. build (feels like a toy? are you kidding me?) this phone is so light in weight but don't confuse that as a poor build quality. If you want a phone built like a tank and weighs like one by all means choose a different phone. finish and fit are beautifully done!
4. camera (8m + LED flash). The pictures are sharp and focused. I like using retro camera and little photo. Even the front camera is awesome.
5. Gingerbread is cool and stable (no force close so far)
6. Google integration. Flawless
7. GOOD and corporate email integration. Flawless
8. GPS and Google Map. works perfectly.
9. audio (had to adjust the EQ to make it right)I'm rockin'
10. wifi (works great)
11. print Screen!!!! yes!! (home+power) finally!
12. cold boot time... fast (this is handy when you change out the battery and power back up fast)
13. SD card expansion up to 16G (I have 8Gb in mine.. no delays)
14. changeable battery.. awesome.

dislikes:
1. slippery surface (I need to get a case so that I can grip this thing without slipping out of my hand)
2. size (I have a pretty big hands (6' tall) but I sometimes need to use both hands.. perhaps due to the slipperiness of the phone) but my wife has small hands but she is not complaining... so try it out. The benefit of the size is the screen but... I'd rather have a little smaller phone than a little bigger screen. (but that's me)
3. power button on the size opposite of the volume rocker is annoying if you are trying to power on with your left hand. try it out.
4. a little delay in "wake up time"... once again... a little annoying.
5. compare to iphone 4 the touch screen is a little choppier, but does not diminish the user experience.

Summary:
This phone works like it should and more. This is definitely a fun and exciting phone. My dislikes are mostly user experience and can be subjective. But... that's what I've noticed so far with this phone. I highly recommend this phone.
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Initial post: Sep 20, 2011 3:20:41 PM PDT
Just a little fun fact: The iPhone is less "choppy" because the UI and apps on the iPhone are hardware accelerated. Apple spends a lot of time working on this. Android is not as smooth because the overlays that the manufacturers put on these devices are not hardware accelerated but are solely run by software only. I believe Toucwiz 4.0 on the Epic 4G Touch is hardware accelerated and some other aspect of Gingerbread are also but not everything like on iOS. App developers for Android also have the ability to make their apps hardware accelerated but a lot of them do not take the time to do so. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is going to introduce a new layer that will give App developers more of a cushion for their apps to run on different phones with different hardware, this will also make it easier to make everything on Android hardware accelerated! Since you already have Android 2.3, 2.4/4.0 will be the next update but don't expect it to be release to your device until t least January. Android 4.0 is coming out next month only on the next Nexus device and will be a few months before it's release to other devices. Google has created a new Alliance of manufacturers that have agreed to update phones and devices accordingly with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich. What does this mean for you? Since you have such a powerful device the chances are certain that you will receive this update in a timely manner and have iPhone-like smoothness on your powerhouse of a phone!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 1:22:55 PM PDT
Hey - I've been looking for the EQ - where is it? Thanks
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