The Samsung Epic 4G Touch, in contrast to the AT&T Impulse we profiled last week, has an enormous screen at 4.5 inches. We’ve dubbed it the Multimedia Monster. The color and quality is amazing, but we found that it was so large, that folks with smaller hands might have difficulty with it.
The Epic 4G Touch is based on the Samsung Galaxy S II family profile similar to phones available from other carriers. Like those, it has a plastic-like feel, especially on the rear of the phone. Initially we found this a bit disconcerting, but you get used to it after a while.
The upside to the plastic nature of the phone is that it is very lightweight. Like the Galaxy S II, it is extremely thin and light. When held next to or at the same time as a phone like the iPhone 4, it feels feather light.
The huge screen is excellent for web surfing and multimedia and the camera boasts some of the best quality we have seen in an Android phone.
If you can handle the size, this Epic 4G Touch, like the Galaxy S II, is an excellent and top end device experience.
The Sprint Epic 4G Touch is $199.99 with a two-year contract through local Wisconsin Sprint stores, online at Sprint.com and through local big box retailers.