The Samsung Epic 4G Touch--is available now.is one of the better dual-core smartphones to catch our eye. The combination of the 1.2GHz dual-core processor and the Super AMOLED Plus display makes Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung's TouchWiz drool-worthy. While the Galaxy S II we initially reviewed was the unlocked global version, Samsung has announced versions of this phone to arrive for Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Indeed, the Sprint version--the
Sprint also offers the, which has a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and compatibility with Sprint's 4G/WiMax network. It's not as slim and attractive as the Galaxy, however.
Verizon Wireless customers are free to pick from a couple of dual-core handsets. These include the zippyand the very impressive Motorola Droid Bionic. The Droid Bionic is the first Verizon smartphone to have both a 1.2GHz dual-core processor as well as 4G/LTE support. Indeed, we were very impressed with its speed and performance, so much so that we gave it an Editors' Choice.
HTC makes a couple of great dual-core phones, too, like theand the , which were a couple of the first handsets to use Qualcomm's new 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The Sensation lives up to its name and earned itself an Editors' Choice Award, and the Evo 3D makes for a great conversation starter with its 3D glasses-less display. LG also offers a 3D phone, in the form of the , which is really just the AT&T version of the LG Optimus 3D. The Thrill 4G features a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor.