Conclusion: It’s not really a surprise to us that the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the best Android phones you can buy. We felt that the Galaxy S II kind of set the bar back when we took a look at it in May, and the Epic 4G Touch retains all that we liked from the Galaxy S II and made some needed improvements.
Pros: Amazingly fast performance all around, High quality camera and camcorder with 1080p, Good call quality and battery life, 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus is easy on the eyes, Just 9.6mm thin and 4.5oz light
Cons: WVGA display resolution, resulting in 206 ppi, No dedicated camera key and small volume rocker, TouchWiz doesn’t hurt the phone’s performance, but we could do without it
Summary: By far the best device on Sprint, and could possibly be the best device period. Great battery combined with a true powerhouse of a device makes for an awesome device. The Epic 4G Touch should be on...
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S II devices have finally hit America. The Epic 4G Touch brings a unique experience to Sprint. The Epic Touch is equipped with a stunning 4.52″ Super AMOLED Plus screen and packs the powerful 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor. This is both beauty and the beast combined.
Summary: For those who like their screens big, the $199 Samsung Galaxy II Epic 4G Touch should be at or near the top of your list. Paradoxically, it's both lighter and larger than the Photon 4G, although that phone has a crisper qHD display, world-roaming capabilities, and a slightly faster 4G connection. But it's hard to beat the Epic 4G Touch's superb camera, dual-core speed, and better overall screen quality.
Conclusion: Make no mistake, this is pretty much the same Galaxy S II we know and love. The display may be slightly bigger, and the phone itself a little larger, but the speedy processor and excellent camera remain. WiMAX is less appealing than the 4G name might suggest, however. Time has taken the shine off a few of the specs, however.
Samsung Galaxy S 2 (International) Review - The Best, Redefined
11 September 2011
Conclusion: It’s always difficult to sum up a device like the SGS2, because this is such a major launch and so much has already been written and discovered about the phone. I find myself again thinking back to how long it’s been since we first played with the SGS2 at MWC and just how far the device has come. It literally is a completely different device today than what Anand and I played with chained to a table in Barcelona.
Summary: Samsung’s original break in smartphones was due to the Galaxy S hardware platform, and it is clear that Samsung took it to the next level with the Galaxy S2. The hardware has been improved on many points, including additional horsepower, faster graphics and faster HSPA+ “4G” access. The chassis has been improved too: it’s much thinner and lighter. Detractors will be quick to point out that the manufacturing is “cheap” and “fragile”.
Excerpt: The Galaxy S II has been one of those handsets that the mobile community has been craving for. Sure we have the iPhone 4 , but S II was, as far as I was concerned, to be the next best thing or the alternative for those with lower budgets. A few weeks ago we did manage to get our hands on preview , but here’s a more in depth look at what the Galaxy S II has to offer. But to get the ball rolling here's a quick unboxing - Form Factor Let’s forget about it’s predecessor.