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The Samsung Epic 4G was one of just two 4G phones to storm the cellular world when it was introduced in the summer of 2010. Today, the popular phone on Sprint’s network remains one of just a handful of 4G-capable phones, and it was recently joined by the HTC EVO Shift 4G. The EVO Shift, also on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network, has a few things in common with the Epic 4G, including that they both have slide-out physical keyboards. However, there are also some differences under the skin and many people rightly want to know how the performance of these two phones compare.
Wirefly’s recent videos have frequently used an Android testing program called Quadrant to generate a simple performance number that can be compared amnong phones. However, some have complained that Quadrant doesn’t work well for some phone architectures. A new Android bench test program called Smartbench 2010 recently became available, so Wirefly puts it to the test of measuring the EVO Shift vs. the Epic 4G. Which phone is more powerful: the HTC EVO Shift or the Samsung Epic 4G?