Excerpt: Samung’s SGH-i907 "Epix" has been one wily and elusive smartphone. Earlier this year Samsung gave the world a peek and a promise that it’d pop up in AT&T stores. Of course, now that it’s hit the streets we’re a tad conflicted.
Pros: Fast, reliable performance across a multiple applications. Optical mouse makes navigation a breeze. Phenomenal battery life across virtually every application. Quick, responsive touchscreen. You want connectivity options? We got ‘em: WiFi, EDGE, HSPDA, Bluetooth.
Cons: 320 x 320 screen looks ridiculously low-res and paler than the typical Wired editor. Nonstandard headphone jack kills any music chops. QWERTY keypad feels cramped, stiff. Disappointingly choppy video performance. Anemic speaker volume for both music and speakerphone. AGPS?! Why not spring for rea...
Conclusion: The Epix is a powerful touch-screen Windows Mobile business phone with incredible battery life, but some pesky interface issues and its boatload of crapware mark it as a subpar alternative to a BlackBerry or an iPhone.
Pros: Powerful hardware. Includes a full complement of wireless radios. Comprehensive mobile media support. Stellar endurance for a 3G handset.
Cons: Larger and bulkier than competitors. Buggy UI. Middling camera. Riddled with crapware.
Conclusion: The Samsung Epix has got an excellent set of features that can make your business life and personal much more organized and even fun. The integrated optical mouse is just great really, it makes using the phone that much more easier.
Pros: Cool optical mouse makes navigation easier, Large screen, Long battery life, Good still pics, Good call quality, Easy to use, Seems well made
Cons: Not real GPS, Screen glare, Choppy video, Goofy telescopic stylus
Excerpt: We’ve been waiting for the Samsung Epix (which is the US version of the SGH-i780) for about a year now. Thought to be the successor to the BlackJack II, the Epix brings a package that rivals that of the Palm Treo Pro, so it’s no wonder that many are now deciding between the two of them for their...