iPhone 5 vs Samsung Epic 4G Touch
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Epic 4G Touch | Samsung Epic 4G Touch vs iPhone 5 Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs compared
iPhone 5 is the fifth generation iPhone by Apple expected to be announced on 4 October 2011, and released to the market in two weeks time. Samsung Epic 4G Touch is the Sprint Version of the popular Gallaxy S II.
iPhone 5 is expected to feature the same dual core A5 processor used in iPad 2, and in tandem with Qualcomm LTE modem. The design is almost same as iPhone 4 but will have a 4″ edge to edge display with a metal back cover and a more powerful camera, mostly 8MP camera with enhanced features. Apple will introduced its own NFC system (Near Field Communication) in iPhone 5. It will also include a better battery in iPhone 5, so that for 4G connectivity, it still can stay for 9 hours. iPhone 5 also will be released with iOS 5.
Samsung Epic 4G Touch
Samsung Epic 4G Touch is an Android smart phone by Samsung. The device is officially announced in September 2011 and available in the market by October 2011. This Android phone is a high end smart phone with superior hardware configuration that we will discuss in the rest of the article. The device is another variant of the popular Galaxy family. The device comes to the market with carrier specific enhancements to the original Samsung Galaxy S II.
With a Bar form factor, Samsung Epic 4G Touch is no small phone. This Samsung device stands tall with a height of 5.11” and a width of 2.74”. However, Samsung Epic 4G Touch remains very thin with a thickness of only 0.38”. With a weight of 130 g, Samsung Epic 4G Touch can be called a light weight device. The device is available in Vortex Black. Samsung Epic 4G Touch has an impressive 4.52” Super AMOLED Plus screen with 800 x 480 resolution. Users will appreciate the amazing colours with really good clarity and detail. The display on Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the best in the current market. Samsung Epic 4G Touch comes with Accelerometer for UI auto rotate.
Samsung Epic 4G Touch focuses on Epic performance as well. Samsung Epic 4G Touch comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. Since Samsung Epic 4G Touch can be utilized as a device for gaming, watching video and many more, having a good processing speed is vital. And Samsung Epic 4G Touch is not disappointed in that context. The smooth performance of the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is also facilitated by the 1 GB RAM available. 16 GB worth internal storage is available on this high end device while it can be extended for 32 GB with the help of a micro-SD card. Samsung Epic 4G Touch supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3 G and 4G network speeds.
Samsung Epic 4G Touch has a rear facing camera of 8 mega pixels and 4 X optical zoom. The camera allows splendid shots with many different modes for photography. Available modes are Action, Beauty, Cartoon, Panorama, Single and Smile. The rear facing camera on Samsung Epic 4G Touch allows HD video recording at 1080 P. The camera is complete with features such as Geo-tagging, Editing Modes, and online image uploading with Picasa integration. The front facing camera on Samsung Epic 4G Touch is a 2.0 Megapixel camera which is really more than enough for video conferencing.
Multimedia support on Samsung Epic 4G Touch is quite impressive and is aligned with the Galaxy family. The music player onboard supports audio files such as aac, amr, awb, m4a, mid, mp3 and ogg. The device is packed with Polyphonic ring tones as well. The video player onboard allows formats such as h.264, h.263 and mp4. Audio and video streaming should be a pleasant experience with the high data speeds supported by the device (This will be true only if the carrier deliver the promised speeds). The superior quality display on Samsung Epic 4G Touch makes the device ideal for watching movies on the go. “Kies Air” is a useful inclusion in Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which enables synchronising multimedia on the phone with a Laptop/desktop.
Samsung Epic 4G Touch comes with Android 2.3.4 and TouchWiz UI 3.0. Since TouchWiz Ui is included users will not see the default Gingerbread UI on their Samsung Epic 4G Touch phones. Widgets, home screens and shortcuts will be customized using the TouchWiz user interface of Samsung. Applications for Samsung Epic 4G Touch can be downloaded from android market and many other 3rd party Android markets. The Samsung Social Hub and Media Hub are available on Samsung Epic 4G Touch featuring tight social network integration and giving the ability to purchase media.
Samsung Epic 4G Touch with 1800mAh lithium ion battery which facilitates more than 8 hours of continuous talk time. In sleep mode the device will survive for near 10 days. One has to agree that the battery life on Samsung Epic 4G Touch is way above market standards.