Samsung Epic 4G vs Epic Touch 4G | Full Specs Compared | Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy S II
Sprint, a giant service provider in the world of mobile telecommunications, is not satisfied with the strength of smartphones in its kitty, or so it seems, as it is set to launch Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Labeled Epic Touch 4G, the smartphone is a marvel of technology, and is arriving on Android platform. It has the potential to challenge the supremacy of iPhone which is planning 5th model in coming October. Let us find out the differences between Samsung Epic Touch 4G and Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint’s first 4G phone from Samsung, launched last year.
Samsung Epic 4G
Epic 4G is the first 4G phone from Samsung on Sprint’s 4G- WiMAX network. It has a full QWERTY slider keypad that allows faster typing with Swype, one touch facility to connect with friends on social networks, and super bright touch screen that is super AMOLED with WVGA resolution.
To begin with, Epic 4G measures 4.9×2.5×0.6 inches and weighs 5.46 Oz. Running on Android 2.1, it has a huge 4 inch monster display, and 1 GB ROM with 512 MB RAM. It has a powerful 1 GHz Samsung Cortex-A8 Hummingbird processor, and provides the facility to expand internal storage up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
Epic 4G has been designed to provide entertainment in a never before style and ease. With a super attractive display, and very high 3G/4G speeds to watch and download media files, Epic 4G is a pleasure to operate. Whether you wish to read books on the net or watch TV programs in HD, Epic is a delight to have in your hands. It is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, GPS, GPRS, EDGE, and an HTML browser with flash support for seamless surfing. Epic 4G has a 5 MP camera with 3X digital zoom and auto focus.
Samsung Epic Touch 4G
It is hard to control the urge to have the world’s popular smartphone in your stable, which is why Samsung Galaxy S II is arriving as Epic Touch 4G on Sprint’s platform. It will have 4G WiMAX connectivity.
Epic Touch 4G runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a huge 4.3 inch monster of a display, 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, dual cameras with 8 MP rear one and 2 MP front camera, and so on. The camera at the rear allows HD video capture in 1080p, while the front one allows the user to make video calls. It has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HDMI and NFC. It also has stereo FM with RDS. It has mobile hotspot and Wi-Fi direct.
What is the difference between Samsung Epic 4G and Epic Touch 4G?
• Epic Touch 4G has a bigger (4.3 inch)and better (super AMOLED plus) display than Samsung Epic 4G.
• Epic Touch 4G runs on Android 2.3, while Epic 4G runs on Android 2.1.
• The Touchwiz 4.0 UI is a new experience for Epic Touch 4G users, where it is the old version in Epic 4G.
• Epic Touch 4G has a better camera (8 MP) than Epic 4G (5 MP).
• Epic 4G has a full QWERTY slider keypad, which is lacking in Epic Touch 4G
• Epic Touch 4G has a higher RAM (1 GB) than Epic 4G (512 MB)
• Epic Touch 4G has a faster (1.2 GHz dual core) processor than Epic 4G (1.0 GHz)
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 ) vs Samsung Epic 4G Touch
|Design||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Form Factor||Slider (Landscape sliding)||Candy bar|
|Keyboard||Slide out physical QWERTY with on screen keyboard||Virtual QWERTY with Swype|
|Dimension||4.18 x 2.5 x 0.39 Inches||5.11 x 2.74 x .38 in|
|Weight||5.47 oz||4.6 oz|
|Body Color||Black||Vortex Black|
|Display||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Size||4 Inch||4.52 inches (2.32" x 3.87")|
|Resolution||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels||WVGA, 800×480 pixels|
|Features||24 bit 16M Color, Anti-reflective, Anti-smudge and Anti-scratch screen||16M color|
|Sensors||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer|
|Operating System||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Platform||Android 2.1 (Eclair), Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)|
|UI||TouchWiz 3.0||TouchWiz 3.0|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||-||Adobe Flash 10.2|
|Processor||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Model||Hummingbird processor||Samsung Exynos C210, ARMv7 Dual-core; Mali-400MP GPU|
|Speed||1 GHz||1.2 GHz Dual-core|
|Memory||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Included||16 GB||16 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32 GB with microSD card||Up to 32GB microSD card|
|Camera||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Resolution||5.0 megapixel||8 Megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto Focus, 3X Digital Zoom||Auto, Digital 4x|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||1080p HD|
|Features||Geo tagging||Geo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot|
|Secondary camera||No||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer|
|Entertainment||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Audio||Supported Formats AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA, XMF||Sound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,|
|Video||Supported Formats MPEG4, AAC, AAC+, H.263, H.264, YouTube, Mobile TV||1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming|
|Gaming||Game Hub, VCard|
|Battery||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Type Capacity||1500 mAh Li-ion||1800 mAh|
|Talktime||Up to 6 hrs||8.7 hours|
|Standby||Up to 300 hours||10.5 days|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Email, Native Gmail||POP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk), Facebook Chat, Beluga, Skype||IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)|
|Connectivity||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Wi-Fi||802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n|
|USB||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port||2.0 FS|
|HDMI||No||Yes with mirroring via Adapter|
|Location Service||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Maps||Google Map||Google Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon|
|GPS||A-GPS, Samsung Kies||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes , with third party application ex: My Lookout|
|Network Support||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|2G/3G||CDMA Ev-Do Rev.A||CDMA EvDO Rev.A|
|4G||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX)||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps|
|Applications||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Apps||Android Market||Android market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin||Facebook, Twitter, SNS, Social Hub|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||Vlingo, VCard Apps, Office Document Viewer, AllShare|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Remote VPN||Cisco AnyConnect|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Mobile App|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with Cisco WebEx|
|Security||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Password Protected Screen, Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout, On Device Encryption|
|Additional Features||Samsung Epic 4G ( SPH-D700 )||Samsung Epic 4G Touch|
|Mobile TV, Video Streaming,||NFC, Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies Air, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, Vlingo Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, MDM SAR Value: Head 0.4 W/kg; SAR Value: Body 0.54 W/kg|