We asked our readers to submit questions when we unboxed the Sprint Epic 4G and now we are back with the first round of answers. I’ve only had the device about a week, but it’s pretty obvious the Epic 4G is the best Android phone with a full QWERTY keyboard.
The overall performance is best in class and exactly what we have come to expect from the Galaxy S line of phones. Samsung’s Super AMOLED display still blows me away, the PowerVR GPU is the fastest available and runs the Gameloft HD titles with ease, and the 4G download speeds finally impressed me.
I’ve found some odd quirks in the software (like the browser has its own brightness setting), but I’m having a hard time coming up with any major gripes about the phone. Our only complaint at this point is that the Epic launches with Android 2.1, but Sprint has already stated Android 2.2 is coming soon and I expect we could see it arrive in September.
Initial impressions of the battery performance are positive. I was traveling this weekend and playing with the Epic almost the entire time and it generally feels like it lasted longer than the EVO 4G. I’m saving the detailed battery tests for another post, but my experience with the Galaxy S phones is that they have the longest standby times.
Check out our video below for 15 minutes of Q&A with the Epic 4G (or hit up YouTube for the HD version). Please continue to submit questions and I’ll do my best to address them in the next video.