Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G
The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G is another of Samsung’s really high-end Android-powered smartphones that has gained a lot of attention in the media and among smartphone enthusiasts – and for good reason. The Galaxy S2 Epic sports some great specs, a beautiful screen, sweet camera and so much more. Let’s get right to the review of the Samsung Galaxy SII.
The Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G has two cameras: one front-facing 2 MP camera and one rear-facing 8 MP camera, both with 4x digital optical zoom. The device also has 16 GB of built-in storage (with an external memory storage capacity of 32 GB via microSD), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 1.2 GHz Samsung Exnyos C210 dual-core processor. It is unfortunately a bit behind in terms of software, running Android OS v2.3.4 “Gingerbread”.
The device is very tall and thin, and is quite similar to the iPhone in design. The display is very large at a nice 4.52 inches with a decent resolution of 800 x 480. This is definitely one of the more nicer-looking higher-end Android smartphones available today.
The Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G is 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches and weighs in at only 4.6 ounces. Definitely no complaints here, as the device is sized almost perfectly, and has a slim and light build to it that is sure to please.
The device runs off of an 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery, providing up to 10.5 days of standby time and 8.7 hours of usage time. This is definitely a great feature of the Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G as few other competitors offer such a great battery life.
If it wasn’t for the fact that the Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G runs an older version of Android, I would say this is the absolute perfect choice for a consumer looking for the best in Android-powered devices. However, this is still a very good smartphone in terms of hardware and you should not overlook it for the outdated software alone. Unfortunately, however, it’s only carried by Sprint in the United States, which is not exactly a highly favored carrier among most consumers. If you can put up with its few downsides, though, you should put some thought into this smartphone for sure.
Here’s an additional look at the Galaxy S2 Epic: