Summary: We've been waiting for the US variants for months, and like the international Galaxy S II, Samsung's Epic 4G Touch is the best Android phone available today. The dual-core processor and overall snappy performance will appeal to those seeking a high-end device, while the much-improved TouchWiz 4.0 UI is the perfect transition for someone coming from iOS or moving into the smartphone realm for the first time.
Pros: Dual-core processor is incredibly fast; 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display is beautiful and a nice upgrade from the international version; 1,800 mAh battery allows for a full day of use; TouchWiz 4.0 UI is a huge improvement from past versions.
Cons: All-plastic design may not appeal to everyone; Sprint's poor data speeds as of late impact the performance of the phone's data services.
Conclusion: Buying a cell phone is more than a matter of choosing a handset--you also have to pick a service provider, or carrier, as well. Each carrier in the United States offers a different selection of technologies and services, so it's important to think about your needs when making a choice. In this guide, we will provide you with all the necessary tools for making the best choices for your needs.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy S II supports T-Mobile's faster HSPA+ network and has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and an NFC chip. The Android Gingerbread smartphone also has a spacious and vibrant Super AMOLED Plus touch screen, 16GB of internal memory, and great camera performance.
Cons: The smartphone is high-priced and on the larger side, and you can't remove bloatware.