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Cell Phone Comparisons
Samsung Epic 4G vs. HTC EVO 4G

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July 19th, 2010


As the first and second (respectively) 4G-capable devices to land on a U.S. carrier, the introduction of the HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Epic 4G mark the beginning of a new generation of wireless devices.

Both of these high-end devices are powered by Google’s Android operating system, and are capable of peak download speeds of up to 10 Mbps over Sprint’s next-generation 4G network.

By and large, these devices are highly comparable, although a few key differences do differentiate each device from the other.  Which device will you pick, and why?  Sound off in the comments below the chart.

Side-By-Side Comparison

LG Ally Samsung Epic 4G
HTC EVO 4G Samsung Epic 4G
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Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $119.99 $149.99
Carrier Sprint Sprint
Operating System Android Android
Interface HTC Sense TouchWiz 3.0
Display 4.3″, 480 x 800 Pixels 4″, 480 x 800Pixels
Data Speed 3G/4G (WiMax) 3G/4G (WiMax)
Global Roaming No No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 3.0
Mobile Hotspot Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash & autofocus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera for video chat
Yes Yes
Video Capture HD; Up to 720p HD; Up to 720p
HD Output micro HDMI None
Apps Android Market Android Market
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite Adobe Flash Lite
Storage Space 8GB microSD card pre-installed (support for up to 32GB microSD) 16GB microSD pre-installed (support for up to 32GB microSD)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual & slide-out physical QWERTY
Battery Up to 5 hours talk time; up to 146 hours standby
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon 1 GHz  Cortex A8 Hummingbird
Memory RAM: 512MB; ROM: 1GB RAM: 512MB; ROM: 1GB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 6 oz 5.46 oz
Dimensions 2.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.5″ 2.54″ x 4.9″ x 0.56″

Key Differences

  • User interface: Although both devices are powered by Android version 2.1, the Samsung Epic 4G is running Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface while the EVO 4G is running HTC’s Sense user interface. TouchWiz and Sense differ in a number of ways, including the homescreen widgets available, appearance and some Android enhancements characteristic of each respective interface. Some might argue that HTC’s Sense user interface is more advanced and refined than Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. Overall, however, the core functionality of Android remains the same on both devices, and the choice between the two interfaces is undoubtedly one of personal preference.
  • Keyboard: Both the Samsung Epic 4G and HTC EVO 4G have capable on-screen, virtual QWERTY keyboards. The Epic 4G, however, also has a great slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard. Certainly, for users preferring to use a physical keyboard, the presence of a physical QWERTY keyboard may make the Epic 4G the better pick.
  • HDMI out: With an HDMI cable (sold separately), the HTC EVO 4G is capable of outputting HD video to a TV or projector. The EVO can display anything on the phone’s display, including video, when connected to a compatible TV or projector. Although the Samsung Epic 4G does offer video out via a 3.5mm headphone out cable (also sold separately), it does not provide HD-out capabilities.
  • Display: The EVO 4G has a huge and gorgeous 4.3-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels. Because of its large display, the EVO is an ideal mobile device for movie-watching and web browsing. Although it is slightly smaller, the Epic 4G also has a large 4-inch display. The Epic 4G offers a vibrant Super AMOLED display that is arguably brighter than that of the EVO’s with richer colors.
  • Camera: The HTC EVO 4G has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and a bright dual LED flash. The Epic 4G has a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and a single LED flash. Certainly, megapixels are not the measure of a camera’s quality, although the EVO is capable of capturing higher resolution photos. Both devices are capable of recording HD-quality video, and both also sport front-facing cameras for video chat.
  • Battery life: At the time of this comparison, the Epic 4G’s battery life has yet to be put to the test. That said, the Epic 4G’s Super AMOLED display and Hummingbird processor are likely to assist the device in achieving longer talk and standby times as compared to the HTC Evo 4G.

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194 Responses to “Samsung Epic 4G vs. HTC EVO 4G”

  • Which phone has the most issues i.e. freezing, shutting down, etc? I got the Epic cuz I want to write a novel on my phone (wish me luck) but my brother who works with phones said that it has lots of issues.

    • King, maufacturers and carriers work hard to make sure phones work smoothly and glitch-free when they are released to the market, because no one wants to absorb the costs (and and upset customers) from a bad product. The Samsung Epic 4G is an excellent phone and I’m not aware of any unusual claims regarding problems with it.

      Good luck with your novel! You might want to start with a short story on the phone and see how that goes…

      Bob at Wirefly

      • anthony jones
        October 4, 2011

        The epic has had many problems and turned into being an “Epic” failure as a smart phone…have u ever seen an Epic vs. IPhone article? No. Its always been Evo vs. IPhone…the Evo has a much faster processor and has had no complaints aside from battery drain…which has been fixed since the Gingerbread update. Sense is by far a better platform and always will be. Evo wins by a mile

        • Anthony, I’d compare the Samsung Epic 4G to the iPhone 4 any day, and I think the Epic compares quite favorably. One of the failings of the iPhone is that it comes only in one flavor: on-screen keyboard and no physical keyboard. The Epic 4G has the nicest cell phone keyboard available, and puts it together with a beautiful AMOLED display and a smooth processor. I personally think it is an excellent alternative to the iPhone.

          Bob at Wirefly

    • I own the epic and my brother own the evo…..I d go with the evo,not to say that epic is a bad phone,but the Evo is slightly better,I have yet to hear him complain about phone shutting off or screen locking up for no apparent reason and reboot the thing,it doesn t happen a lot,but if your life depends on a reliable phone….I d have the epic and another phone,my old treo was more reliable….I don t want to badmouth my phone bc I do like it,my life doesn t depend on it so I can put up with the screen lock ups and shutting down s once a month,texting and pics is….. ok lets just say your brother is right,it has some issues.

  • Which Android has the best track record for syncing with Outlook?

    • I should add that I’m going to be switching from my Treo 755p, I’m not ready to switch contacts, address book and notes to Google, and that I’m a Sprint user.

      • Hello, Joan:
        Like you, I’m upgrading from a Sprint Treo 755p and am torn between an Epic and EVO. Which did you choose, and why? Are you happy with your choice? Is it a big improvement over the Treo755p?

    • Joan, I honestly don’t have a lot of experience running Outlook on a cell phone. Getting Outlook on a phone is a more complicated process than syncing to a Gmail or Yahoo account, and phones pass through my hands so fast that I just can’t take the time to deal with Outlook. That said, both the HTC EVO 3D and the Motorola Photon 4G will sync with Outlook, as will the new Samsung Epic 4G Touch. All three of these are big phones, with displays that are MUCH bigger than a Treo 755p. All three of the phones I mentioned are for Sprint, by the way.

      I’ve never used a Treo 755p, but it was released more than four years ago. I would expect that a new phone (such as any of the three I mentioned) would be more flexible about syncing with corporate accounts than the Treo.

      I wish I had more experience trying to do what you want. I suggest that you go to a Sprint store and ask your Outlook syncing question, as well as moving contacts from the Treo. Good luck!

      Edit: I recently got Outlook to sync esily with the Nokia Lumia 710, a Windows phone for T-Mobile. Since the Lumia 710 runs Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system, you would expect good compatibility between it and Microsoft apps. And that is true… it was easy to sync with my corporate Outlook account.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Bob, Thanks for your spec comparison–it’s very helpful! I just purchased a Nexus S and am having awful phone service (no bars, the white “ghost” bars…), even with an Airave in my home. I had a similar problem with my previous phone, an HTC Hero. Between the Epic and EVO, is one phone better for consistent telephone reception? If Ihave no need for 3D video, would there be any reason to consider the EVO 3D over the 4G? Appreciate your feedback!

    • Megan, if you have an Airave that’s working properly, you should get a strong signal. If you got the Nexus S from Wirefly and it’s less than 30 days old, contact Wirefly about a replacement. If it’s older than 30 days, then check with a Sprint store to make sure the phone is working properly. Since you had a similar problem with an HTC Hero, the problem could be with your Airave.

      As for the Samsung Epic 4G vs. the HTC EVO 4G, they are both nice phones. To be honest, I don’t check phones for reception strength… I just don’t have a way to do that scientifically and my experience is that signal level changes on a moment-by-moment basis, even when the phone isn’t moving. The HTC EVO 3D is a year newer and has much faster performance than either the EVO 4G or the Epic 4G. The EVO 3D also has a bigger battery… my seat-of-the-pants experience is that the EVO 3D’s battery lasts longer than the EVO 4G’s battery. A year from now, you will probably be happier with the EVO 3D than you would with the EVO 4G, the latter of which will be pretty long in the tooth at that point.

      Hope that helps!

      Bob at Wirefly

  • What is better and the difference between the Samsung Epic and the Conquer?

    • Susan, the Samsung Epic has a bigger display (4-inch vs. 3.5-inch) and has a nice slide-out keyboard. Not only is the display on the Epic bigger, it also has significanly higher resolution (480×800 pixels vs. 320×480 pixels). The result is that that the Epic has a much more pleasing display than the Samsung Conquer. On the other hand, the larger display and slide-out keyboard make the Epic much bulkier than the Conquer. If weight and bulk are important to you, then the Conquer is smaller and lighter. If display quality and having a dedicated keyboard is important, the Epic is a better choice.

      For my use, I would go with the superior display of the Epic… it has one of the best displays available today.

      Bob at Wirefly

      • Thanks I am just such a fan of samsung and I do not mind the bulky size. I do like having a slide out keyboard. Thanks!!!!!

  • I hear the iPhone 5 iscoming to Sprint. Will you have to pay any extra a month for it and what will be the price?

    • F, thanks for asking!

      So far, the Apple iPhone 5 is just a rumor that has been reported in the press and on blogs — Apple has not officially released any information. And up until now, Wirefly has not sold the iPhone, although you never know when something like that will change. Therefore, I have no information on whether the iPhone is coming to Sprint or what its price might be.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Jordan
    July 18, 2011

    I traded my Evo Shift for an Evo 4G yesterday. I love the switch but I did play around with the Epic. I don’t care about physical keyboards as I have gotten used to virtual keyboards with my last Blackberry (Storm 2). Bottom line though, I love my Evo! I haven’t had battery issues, but then again, having the Evo Shift taught me how to manage well. A thing I would like to point out, I wouldn’t choose either phone based on the UI. Every Android phone is capable of switching out the UI through launchers if the user wants. Granted, you can’t get the Sense UI on non-HTC phones, but you can get something that feels similar. I personally switch up my launcher almost right after I get my new Android. It’s fun to do, and really feels like its MY phone. That’s the beauty of Android (and Linux in general for that matter)!

  • Can you tell me which phones better? I dont care if it has a slideout qwerty keyboard or not i just want the better phone. I get on internet, facebook, youtube and sometimes games. Which one is more faster for those? Please help!

    • Oscar, I honestly can’t tell you which phone is “better,” because “better” is a difficult term to define. Based on what you say, the HTC EVO 4G is probably better for you. However, the Samsung Epic 4G will be better for other people with different needs. Both of these are very good phones.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Are there any new Sprint phones cominig out in 4 or 5 months?

    • S, there will be several new phones for Sprint coming out in the next 4-5 months. Three that should arrive in the next 1-2 months are the Samsung Within, the Motorola Photon and the Samsung Conquer. Are you looking for anything in particular?

      Bob at Wirefly

  • what is the best sprint fone 150$ or less

    • Prices change all the time, so any price I mention here may be different in a few weeks. However, if you look on Wirefly for coupons and time your purchase right, you could get an HTC EVO 3D for $150-160. It’s hard to beat that. Otherwise, the HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO Shift and the Samsung Epic 4G are great phones that are currently going for well under $150 on Wirefly. Happy hunting!

      Bob at Wirefly

      • DannyH
        July 11, 2011

        I believe he is talking about speech to text, which I know is avaliable on the EVO4G and I believe is also on the Epic. You simply use the microphone symbol on the virtual keyboard.

  • does the evo have something that u say to it it writes that down

    • Billy, the HTC EVO 4G does have a feature that allows you to speak a memo into the phone. Some of the other posters here have commented on how this works, so look around these comments for more information.

      Also, the free Navigation app that comes on the EVO 4G has a voice command feature. You can tell it to find an address or find the nearest Starbucks, and it will do that by voice command. It’s pretty neat!

      Bob at Wirefly

      • Does the Samsung Epic allow you speak your text messages into the phone?

    • Correction to bkovacs – the HTC EVO 4G “DOES” have the voice to text capability. I use it all the time. there is a microphone picture on the virtual keyboard. You hit that – talk- it processes your words into text form. Its great. Just make sure you talk at a normal speed. Although through the settings you can change the voice speed to go faster or slower. I hope that helps.

      Note from bkovacs (8/4/2011): I updated my note to reflect this more accurate information. Bob at Wirefly

  • does the evo have an option to write ur text for u does the epic

    • Billy, I guess I don’t understand your question. You can certainly text with the EVO 4G and any other Android cell phone. No phone is going to write your text for you.

      Bob at Wirefly

      • My Epic does “write what I say”. I can hit the microphone icon and speak memos into it with no problem at all.

  • random
    June 28, 2011

    Which to get: EVO or Epic? Which is easiest way to text and get apps that work smooth?

    • Both are great phones. If you do LOTS of texting, you might prefer the keyboard on the Samsung Epic 4G. You should stop at a Sprint store and check it out.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • alexus
    June 26, 2011

    Im trying to decide wether I should get Samsung Epic or HTC evo shift .. can someone please help me decide nd give me the good and bad features of these phones please?

    • Alexus, the good news is that I posted a video on YouTube that addresses your exact question. It’s at:


      The quick answer is that I prefer the Samsung Epic 4G to the HTC EVO Shift, primarily for two reasons. First, the Epic has one of the nicest displays in the cell-phone business. Although the Shift has a nice 3.6-inch LCD display, the Epic’s 4-inch AMOLED screen is noticably better. Second, the Epic has a nice keyboard that includes a dedicated row of numbers. The EVO Shift has a competent keyboard, but it doesn’t have a dedicated row of numbers. There are a couple other reasons why I prefer the Epic but those are the big two.

      Bob at Wirefly

    • Rachelle
      January 12, 2012

      I have had both phones and I prefer the Epic over the Shift by a long shot. They are both good phones, but my shift glitched up on me from time to time…I like the fact that she Epic is bigger and has a bigger screen and the picture quality kicks butt! I just over all like the Epic better. I wasn’t to thrilled with the Shift, it doesn’t compare to the Evo 4G at all…

  • hahah you all are crazy the EVO4G is better than the epic the epic is super nice cuz my gf has it but i got the evo and the evo still is better quicker and more compatable . They call it king of HTC but Htc 3d is coming out and is better than both . and iphone is nothing its poop . but either way evo or epic r hella nice and the way to go .

  • I would pick the Epic over the EVO because of the camera to be honest. Yes, the EVO has the 8.0 megapixel while the Epic has the 5.0 megapixel, but what most people don’t know about it is the Epic takes much better pics because of its glass lens while the EVO has a plastic lens. It makes a WORLD of difference to those who pay attention to that stuff.
    The only thing I don’t like about the Epic is that it doesn’t have the HDMI output on it but it is something one can live with out.
    The 4.0″ screen on the Epic shouldn’t really be compared to the EVOs 4.3″ screen because of the different quality between the two. The Epic has the backlight that keeps it bright but dim enough to look at in the dark without hurting your eyes WITHOUT adjusting the display settings, while the EVO does have the auto adjust, it doesn’t always adjust. It is mostly ALWAYS bright, thus causing you EVO battery to die quicker.

    • beezy
      July 7, 2011

      I agree with u totally I husband has the epic and I just got the 3d two weeks ago and I’m ready to bring it back . The screen makes a extremely big difference . The pictures are so clear on the epic its ridiculous. The pics on the 3d looks very dual I’ve change the settings to try and make it look better but nothing works . It’s a big deal for me cause I love taking pictures and the 3d does nothing for with or without it on.

  • Look both are great phones honestly but many things separate them from one another…The Evo may have the huge display but its the same old LCD found on other phones,nothing special. The Epic may only have 4″ on it but the Super Amoled is simply better,richer,and brighter and takes up less battery. The Evo may have Hdmi output but ironically it dosent support as many codex’s as the Epic.Yes both have 1GHZ running but the Epic’s GPU Application processor is a Cortex Hummingbird which is only on Galaxy phones…it runs better,plays games smoother,and helps record video in fluid 720p at a constant 30fps. And whatelse am i missing?..oh yeah that five row full QWERTY with menu shortcuts on each side. Epic 4g is simply an all around great phone and im sure if it had a kickstand it would be as great as the overhyped EVO lol

  • I got my epic for 1 dollar with a 2 year contract and instantly fell in love. The epic is greatness in epic proportions

    • The epic is absolutely horrbible….went from evo to epic, back to evo with 2.3. Epics battery life=garbage.
      physical keyboard=garbage
      glitchy as hell, GPS takes 10 minutes to find you, let alone places and events in your area.
      build quality=garbage compared to HTC, but compared to other sliders it’s definitely up to par.
      s.amoled screen, ok, that’s a +, but it’s not nearly as responsive to touch as the evo is, in fact i found myself poking at the screen in order for it to respond, oh and the backlit navigation keys…terrible idea, you’re lucky to hit the one you want in 3 taps because you can’t see them half the time.
      overall, the epic is an epic failure…the only thing samsung got right was their marketing…
      Evo people, go with the evo.

  • electronix junky
    April 27, 2011

    The reason the battery life is so bad on the HTC phones are because of the Sense widgets. They constantly use data on the network even if they are set to only update every 1,2,3 hours. The Epic comes with the 16gb card outta the box, streaming video is fast. Also consider the video formats that are available on the epic vs the Evo. The Epic 4G Galaxy S comes with support for many multimedia file formats, including audio codecs (FLAC, WAV, Vorbis, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, AC3, XMF), video codecs (mpeg4, H.264, H.263, Sorenson codec, DivX HD/ XviD, VC-1) and video formats (3GP (MPEG-4), WMV (Advanced Systems Format), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV). HTC Evo 4G video supported video format is MPEG-4(.mp4) Also between the HTC Sense and the Galaxy S interfaces, The Galaxy S allows for newer applications to be stored on the SD card instead of the phones internal memory.

  • Actually I think the Evo does My hubby has the Evo I have the epic although I think it depends on how much time you spend on it! use mine mostly for fb and internet! My hubby uses his for gamez mostly! Plus his completly recharges to 100% after an hour mine takes about 1 hr 1/2! But I wanted a slide out keyboard incase my screen stopped sensing!!

  • D'Nyal
    April 3, 2011

    Not a tech guy but did a lot of research. Checked them out @ the Sprint Store. Epic won me over but i could’ve gone for the Evo too. I’ve had Samsungs for the last 4 years and they never let me down. And i beat the living crap out of my phones. Plus most reviews from experienced tech guys lean towards the Epic. Think its personal preference as they both get great reviews. I mean if the Epic was a smoking hot Blonde and the Evo a Sexy Brunette wouldn’t u just want to date both of them? That’s all i’m saying.

  • I would say that the Samsung Epic 4G’s battery life is a little better than the HTC EVO 4G. It’s not a big difference.

    Bob at Wirefly

  • Shelley
    March 19, 2011

    Does the Epic have a Better Battery Life than the Evo?

  • release date new iphone
    March 2, 2011

    When is actually the actual iPhone 5 ( or even the successor of the apple iphone 4) most likely to be released? I personally lost my personal iPhone 3GS a little while ago, and I was wanting to know if I should just obtain the iphone4 at this moment or wait for the iPhone five… Also, I discovered the actual iPhone 4′s display screen shatters simply if you ever drop it w/o a case. Is that correct?

    • Wirefly does not sell the iPhone, so we don’t have good information on the availability of new versions of the iPhone. You might want to ask on an iPhone-specific blog. Good luck!


    • Good thing you asked about the Iphone since this is a forum on the Evo and Epic

  • help…ive am now using an htc hero and it is time for an upgrade (yay) but i can’t decide which one i want…i hear that the epic is better and i do love the screen on it and the keybored but i also hear that the evo is better? anyways my htc now freezes, slows down, the on screen keybored now lags and i hate. and i dont want a phone like that anymore.
    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
    thank you.

    • Hey, lala,
      I’d recommend you go with the Epic. If you like the screen and the the keyboard, that’s exactly why you should get it. While the EVO is a great phone, the EVO is not better than the Epic in terms of display quality and does not have a slide-out keyboard.
      Plus, even with the keyboard, the Epic is lighter weight, while offering the same processing power as the EVO.
      If you’re choosing between the EVO Shift and the Epic, I’d still recommend you go with the Epic, as it’s lighter than the Shift, as well, and also has more storage space and a much faster processor than the Shift.

      Hope this helped,
      Jeff Gregory

      • thank you so much :)

        • shelley
          May 4, 2011

          I also have the hero and have been going back and forth between the Epic and Evo. I know people who have both and I have just gone with the Epic. It should arrive in a few days. I can’t wait.

          • Enjoy your new phone, Shelley! The Epic 4G is a terrific phone, with one of the best displays around. And a good keyboard, too.

            Bob at Wirefly

    • I have an epic & my wife has the evo. I only got the epic because of the keyboard for my video gaming. 1st off side by side on maximum brightness, the evo is brighter but the epic has more vivid colors but mine doesn’t look much better than hers & you can see her evo in sunlight better. 2nd no froyo update makes me dislike the browsing experience on the epic a lil, she’s always showing off her browser & doing things I can’t like listening to music files b4 downloading them or streaming live movies & or sporting events. 3rd the hdmi out on the evo isnt overrated, download a movie in 720p, plug it up to the big screen & watch a gorgeous picture on your big screen. 4th I’m an electronic tech & sometimes I need to take pics & record machinery. I tried to record a leaking line on my epic & needed to use a flash light because the flash whited everything out but the evo obsorbs the light around it & shows a higher quality pic & video. 5th I’m typing this on my epic with the on screen keyboard because the slideout keyboard acts glitchy on the web. Sometimes it doesn’t let me see what I’m typing & it wont stay zoomed out while I’m typing.

    • I was in the sprint store a I’m very unhappy with my evo and I thought i would look around. I compared my evo to the epic. Evo wouldn’t play video without being choppy on you tube…ran flawless on epic..internet took much longer to load page on htc rather than on samsung. Overall in my opinion this htc stinks other then the fact the screen is big. Speakers are horrible. Can’t wait to be able to switch to the epic or another phone by samsung.

  • Katherine
    February 26, 2011

    Hi. I have been trying to deside between the epic and evo shift. I have heard great things about both and I have no idea what to choose! If anyone can tell me which is better and the better features about it.

    • Good Morning Katherine,

      I just purchased both phones this past weekend. My 11 years old son has the EVO shift and I have the Epic. My son adores the EVO shift. I have been playing with the Epic and I have to say that I really love it. It was love at first type. Lol!!! Honestly, if you choose any one of those phone, you will not go wrong.

  • I bought the epic and I love it. I’ve had samsung phones for about 4 years now and I love how they work. I don’t think I’ll be getting a new phone for about 2 years! Never had an android phone before so this is pretty cool to me. My gf has the Evo and she loves it as well both are pretty awesome phones. Only problem is I had to open an account with google and IDK I’m locked out of my yahoo account and my company email, so I can’t check my emails now and I don’t know what happened but I think I’m going to head over to the Sprint store and hopefully they can tell me something.

  • Christine
    February 12, 2011

    Well I have had the epic for two days …the battery dies quickly doesnt last day..i think im switching for a htc ebo

    • Lance Wilkins
      April 18, 2011

      The EVO battery life is worse honestly. There are some apps you can download that will extend the battery life on your phone. No lie it doesn work.

  • I decided against the Epic for the EVO. I love HTC phones. They are built to last, great quality, great call quality, sturdy. The Epic just felt like a PS2 in my hand. I’m sure it has all the bells and whistles but thats not important to me. And im not a big fan of Samsung phones. BUT that being said, i don’t think you could go very wrong with either phones..they are both good phones and Android is the best!!!

  • Both phones are great phones. im a former iPhone user and I have to say that both the EVO and Epic are excellent phones. Both of them are winners. I like the Evo, solid phone, it was pretty fast to me. Epic felt like i had a playstation in my hand, but a really nice phone and crisp. You won’t go wrong with either phone.

  • I’m on AT&T and just upgraded a month ago. After hearing about how great the Epic is, I feel like I’ve failed failed at life by not switching to Sprint.. ):

  • I bought Evo4g ,camera issues plus quality sucks ,battery only’s low. Now i’m exchange to Epic 4g .
    Epic Camera 5M is better in Evo 8M.

  • i for one love my epic…. i will say spec wise the evo is slightly better…but once the epic gets that android update then there will be one clear champion…..and it will be epic!!!!:)

  • Hey, I’m writing this from an Epic right now…I’m going to trade in for an EVO in a few minutes. While I admit the display is gorgeous and the processor is quick, the Sense UI is clearly superior with more options and with so much fluidity it feels faster than the epic despite the stats sheet, the real kicker however was using the two phones side by side and the EVO connecting to data services and loading streaming content SO much faster….HTC you’ve won me again

  • Joel Harrihar
    January 29, 2011

    Hi I have the samsung Epic currently and my brother has the Evo right now he is going to get it switched out because it has tremendous lag.

  • uuummm guys im really having a hard time deciding what phone to pick evo or the epic i like the camera on the evo and its good to get on the internet because of the wide screean but right now i have the instinct 2 and i really want a keyboard cuz its easier for me but i like the things the evo has but like im confused what does the evo have that the epic doesnt okay sooo i want the keyboard and i want the phone that u can have a signature on your txt messages u know what i mean anyways can u guys please help i dont know which one to pick also which phone is faster and i dont want a phone that the battery runs out fast i want one thats easy to txt in class too soooo give me u guys ideas please

    • you should like stop texting during class like and like try learning something… that might have been one of the dumbest like paragraphs like i ever like attempted to like read…… like ya know what i mean?

      • whisperedone
        February 4, 2011

        like Rob you totally read my mind…i am like super psyched that you were like thinking the same thing that i was. like do ppl monitor their kids lives anymore? :/ anyway, im getting the epic…like, i think

    • Get the epic believe me its worth it

  • Trade in my iphone4 for sprint service got evo4 didnt like it now I truely love my epic its the best

  • I just traded evo foe epic dis phone is better den the iphone4 I have n evo love it go epic

  • I’ve been using my epic for about 3 months now and absolutely love it. Who wouldn’t though?i went from using a windows mobile phone to using a droid and I don’t even use the full slideout keyboard.. you don’t need to once you master swype..ive never compared my epic to an evo, but I know that if you are looking for a really good smart phone, that shows beautiful videos with great color, go for the epic

  • I got my evo for 150 and I just love it I’ve been a fan of HTC since they had HTC touch and the evo is a huge jump

  • I am a very interested in smart phones. I’ve owned an Instinct, Omnia, Storm and Intercept. My girlfriend and I both started off with Epic’s and she traded it in for the Evo so we can have different good phones. All I can say is that the Epic is better hands down. I like the Evo’s screen and the HTC Sense is actually pretty good plus it comes with Android 2.2 but overall the Epic is better in my opinion. The screen quality on the Epic is so mu0ch more brighter and sharper (60,000 colors on Evo vs 16 million on Epic) the slide out keyboard is a great and swype just makes it twice as great. Plus the main menu is better which constists of icons being placed in screens you can slide compared to scrolling through them all on the Evo. Not to mention the 50/50 chance now of all US Galaxy S phone being upgraded to Android Gingerbread and skipping 2.2. This was posted on the Indian Samsung Twitter page, confirmed the tweet true but not official. Even though the Evo has a 8.0mp camera the Epic’s pix to me look better on the Epic because of the screen. Both are great phones but the Epic is way more better considering the use of it on a daily basis. However of course the final decision is the buyer.

  • I love the Evo for the agressive look,but the Epic has the qwert keyboard…..That’s the most important for me……With fat fingers it’s hard for me to text in virtual board….

    • playing with a buddies EVO and you dont even need to use the virtual keyboard. Just hit the little microphone button next to the space bar and talk your text in. It works amazingly well


  • snake-pr
    December 5, 2010

    overrall the EVO is much better than the epic. my son has the epic n i got evo.
    the evo was superior to the epic . i give to the epic the screen color r better then evo

  • Samsung Epic 4G– Does this has push e-mail?

    I have a blackberry curve. I can not click on a link and get to website in the e-mail to login. At times I get e-mail instant promotions, first come first basis. I need to go to the site from the link in the e-mail, log in and order the stuff- this is my requirement. I need a phone to solve this problem blackberry curve is so slow to connect to web too.

    Any one has a solution?

  • You can find the epic for $200-$250 after the $100 mail-in-rebate. If you keep your eyes open you can find killer deals on the Evo at 3rd part dealers like the keyosks in malls. I got my Evo for $200 and still got the $100 mail-in-rebate. So overall I paid just $100 for my Evo, which is $100 to $150 less than the epic.

  • I’ve had a Samsung my whole life now I have an Evo, never seen ab epic but Samsung don’t let u send and receive ringtones. I love sharing ringontes!!

  • How can I take a comment seriously when the spelling and punctuation rival that of an elementary school level. I was hoping to get some serious advice between the two phones. Basically it comes down to this. The Evo has an 8mp camera and HDMI output (which I use on a daily basis)vs. the Epic has a physical QWERTY keyboard which I use on my current phone (Motorola Backflip). My sister and brother both bought the Evo and LOVE IT. One thing most people don’t realize is that an HDMI output allows for both high def video AND AUDIO. A typical 1/8″ audio jack produces crappy sound and to receive HIGH DEF AUDIO from a PHONE??? That’s just ballin! Of course that won’t be a factor in your car but if your a music junkie like me, I believe the Evo wins on the basis that it is the only phone I’ve ever heard of with an HDMI output.

    • Hello Bstylin. I am trying to decide which route to go. Evo vs Epic. A major factor for me is music sound quality. How is the evo for playing music through the speaker as in playing youtube videos? What devices could I connect the evo to for HD music playing? I examined both phones in a store and thought youtube type videos looked and sounded better with the epic but I am interested in the possibilities of the HDMI output of the evo. What are your thoughts along these lines? Thanks

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