Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Android Phone, White (Sprint)
- Display: 4.5-inches
- Camera: 5-MP
- Processor Speed: 1.2 GHz
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Premium Android-powered smartphone with ultra-fast 4G connectivity and brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus multi-touch display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor; GPS for navigation and location services; Wi-Fi networking (with optional hotspot capability)
- 8-MP rear camera; Full HD 1080p video capture; 2-MP front camera for video chats; Bluetooth 3.0; personal and corporate e-mail
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The Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S II) is a follow-up to the Epic trading the physical keyboard for a thinner, lighter body, while also featuring a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor speed, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and a 8-megapixel camera. Unique features include USB-Host for attaching keyboards, mice, and memory sticks. This Android Smartphone is also equipped with 16GB storage, mobile hotspot feature, front-facing camera, multi-format music player, and WiFi. Furthermore, the Galaxy S II offers access to thousands of apps, games, movies, books, and music available on the Google Play Store.
A premium Android-powered smartphone, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch for Sprint has been designed to deliver the best multilayered entertainment experience thanks to its superior speed and display innovation. Powered by one of the fastest processors on the market--the new 1.2 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos, the Epic 4G Touch runs on Sprint's ultra-fast 4G network (as well as 3G networks where 4G isn't available yet) for lighting quick access to movie downloads, games, and thousands of applications--all without buffering or lag time.
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch with brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (see larger image).
8-megapixel camera on the back with
Full HD 1080p video capture (see larger image).
Enjoy on-the-go entertainment with the large 4.52-inch touchscreen and unrivaled Super AMOLED Plus technology offering deeper, richer color for a bright and vivid display. The Epic 4G Touch also includes an 8-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots video with incredible detail in full HD 1080p resolution, plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that's perfect for self-portraits or video chat.
It runs on Sprint's expanding 4G network, offering simultaneous voice and data connectivity and download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, the phone can still connect to 3G data services in areas not currently served by Sprint's 4G network (learn more about Sprint's 4G network below). The phone also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking plus Mobile Hotspot capability for sharing your 3G/4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.
Other features include a 16 GB internal memory (with expansion up to 32 GB via optional microSD cards), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation via built-in Google Maps and location-based services (plus access to the optional Sprint Navigation turn-by-turn service), personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).
Despite being one of the thinnest smartphones on the market--measuring just 0.38 inches thin-- the Epic 4G Touch is packed with a bevy of Samsung technological innovations and exclusive features.
Samsung's Media Hub enables you to rent or purchase movies and TV shows within seconds watch from the convenience of anywhere. With Media Hub's progressive downloading feature, you can start watching your content almost immediately as the rest of the file downloads to the Infuse 4G. Plus, all Media Hub content can be shared among five Media Hub-enabled devices on the same account.
Ultra-fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor perfect for gaming and viewing HD videos.
Down to Business
While the Epic 4G Touch is ideal for mobile multimedia, it's also packed full of top-of-the-line enterprise functionality as well as access to corporate e-mail (with full support of Exchange ActiveSync). The on-device encryption function offers a hardware-accelerated algorithm for superior performance. Other enterprise features include:
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch weighs 4.55 ounces and measures 5.1 x 2.7 x 0.38 inches. Its 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8.7 hours of talk time. It runs on Sprint's 4G network as well as the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.
What's in the Box
Samsung Epic 4G Touch handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Epic 4G Touch runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming email and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
A new onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Epic 4G Touch also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
Sprint's Blazing Fast 4G Network
Sprint 4G offers a faster wireless experience than any other U.S. national wireless carrier, and Sprint is the only national carrier offering wireless 4G service in 32 markets (with more coming online soon). Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, giving this mobile phone the fastest data speeds of any U.S. wireless device available today. As of August 2011, Sprint offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states.
Sprint 4G services dramatically increase download speeds for photos, videos and large files. You can download a favorite song, picture, sitcom or large video in seconds, not minutes, or watch live streaming video--all while on the go, not just from the home or office. Additionally, businesses can benefit from the fast connectivity speeds of 4G. Some examples include:
- Real estate agents can conduct virtual property tours.
- Construction teams using 4G in the field can save valuable time by sharing schematics with engineers online.
- Insurance companies can speed their claims management through real-time communication with on-site adjusters.
- Health care professionals can improve their ability to remotely monitor patients.
- Emergency first responders can rapidly assess and coordinate disaster action with real-time on-site video and audio.
- Photojournalists can instantly transfer high-resolution images to the newsroom.
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I wanted the durability and flexibility (memory wise) of an andriod, but wanted the system of an apple. Fortunately, I have a tech savvy brother, who was able to jailbreak it for me, so I had the best of both worlds. But's it's glitchy. I'm unable to connect it to my computer and get my pictures off. I had to download a separate app, to be able to download my content onto my computer. And it say's that it's running out of memory, despite the fact that I bought a 30g micro SD card, and total, had 42g of space. I'm going to have my brother look at it again, and prehaps re-jail break it.
Oh. And the cord and wall brick it came with were complete trash. Didn't even fit correctly into the charging outlet. Fortunately the charger for my last phone works for it. :P
All in all, I probably got more then what I paid for, and since I've learned how to work around my glitches, it's fine. But honestly, sometimes I fantasize about flawless phone. :P