Samsung Epic 4G is epic, but pricey
CNET reviews the Samsung Epic 4G, which seems to have the most features of all the Samsung Galaxy S handsets.
Out of all the Samsung Galaxy S series of handsets, the one that seems to have the most features is the Samsung Epic 4G. While all of the Galaxy S phones have a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, the new Samsung TouchWiz 3.0 interface, a 1GHz Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor, and access to Samsung's upcoming Media Hub store, the Epic 4G has a few more things going for it. It is the only Galaxy S phone to have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an LED flash, a front-facing camera, and most intriguing of all, support for Sprint's 4G WiMax network. Also, it will act as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot for up to five devices.
The downside ultimately lies in its price. At $249.99 after a new two-year agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate, the Epic 4G will put the hurt to your wallet, and it doesn't stop there. Like the HTC Evo 4G, Sprint will charge Epic 4G customers with a mandatory $10 premium data add-on fee. That add-on charge buys you 4G access plus unlimited data and the aforementioned ability to act as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Seeing as 4G networks are not close to nationwide at this time, we just wish the premium add-on was optional rather than mandatory.
Aside from that, the Epic 4G is a really remarkable smartphone. Its stunning display, powerful processor, and multimedia potential makes it the powerhouse in the Galaxy S family, and we're sure most Android aficionados will love it, provided they can pay for it.
Check outfor more details, and check out for a closer look at the phone.