Samsung Epic 4G and Galaxy S Portfolio Distinction

By Peter Chubb - Aug 13, 2010

The Samsung Epic 4G will be released on Sprint on August 31st and will form part of the Galaxy S range. The other three versions of the S range the Vibrant from T-Mobile, Captivate on AT&T and the Fascinate on Verizon are already available, but how does the Epic differ?

The distinction is very easy from the outside, as the Epic 4G is the only one with that physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The other difference is that it is the only 4G handset from the Galaxy S Portfolio and only the second on Sprint – the first being the EVO.

Sprint knew from the start that they wanted to make this the better of the Galaxy S range, and it is the 4G that help to achieve this. `We know that Verizon will be offering 4G soon, but for now Sprint is the only carrier to do so”.

Tony Bradley from PC World believes that Sprint is not doing the Epic 4G any favors. One reason is its price – $50 more than the HTC EVO 4G and the complicated route users have to take to get the $100 mail-in rebate. There are better phones on the market, but will you pay that little extra to have one that has 4G?

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Also See: Samsung Epic 4G: Android 2.2 Froyo Update – New Release Date

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  • Ryan

    Any one can get a discount for Sprint, you can get a credit Union Discount that would take ruffly 7$ a month off which pretty much cancels insurance. Then your back up to 70 bucks do taxes and fee's On a High note is about 16% so that's around 81$ then 10$ for Premium data and that brings it up to 90$ max. Most people can get a bigger discount for where they work. The best way to save money is to go on a family plan which would save to close to 2000$ dollars over a 2 year Contract so u tell me is that a good deal for 4g? you decide

  • Ryan

    Any one can get a discount for Sprint, you can get a credit Union Discount that would take ruffly 7$ a month off which pretty much cancels insurance. Then your back up to 70 bucks do taxes and fee's On a High note is about 16% so that's around 81$ then 10$ for Premium data and that brings it up to 90$ max. Most people can get a bigger discount for where they work. The best way to save money is to go on a family plan which would save to close to 2000$ dollars over a 2 year Contract so u tell me is that a good deal for 4g? you decide
    and the 450 Minutes a month is for one person, Cell phone to HOME or LAN line, unlimited CELL to CELL

  • irving

    take the price of epic 4g at $250.00 then add the $10.00 per month for 4g you are up to $370.00 or an everage $30.83 then add that to that to the $69.95 for the basic package of $69.95 and you are to $100.78 for 450 minutes, unlimited text and data. Is that a good deal for you? Decide for yourself?

  • sammy please

    Yeap, samsung fascinate is not released yet. I'm dying to see that phone released. please verizon… tired of all the marketing things.

  • Maggie T.

    Just a quick correction: you wrote that the other three Galaxy S versions are all available, but the Samsung Fascinate is actually NOT available on Verizon yet. Up to now, there still hasn't even been any official word on a release date, to the best of my knowledge.