Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HTC EVO 4G & Samsung Epic 4G Available Now Online [HTC EVO 4G Back in Sprint’s Online Store; Samsung Epic 4G Starts Selling Too] Read: HTC EVO 4G & Samsung Epic 4G Available Now Online [HTC EVO 4G Back in Sprint’s Online Store; Samsung Epic 4G Starts Selling Too]

Sprint has today not one but two WiMAX-ready Android smartphones in its online store, the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G. The first one has been selling for a few months now and has just been made available online again, while the latter one is on its first day on the job and has some big expectations to meet.

The HTC EVO 4G has been officially announced as back in stock but the device might not be available for much longer. It looks like HTC is still having problems when it comes to making this device so go grab one while you can. I wonder if they’ll have enough HTC Desire HD units to go around when the phone gets launched.
The Samsung Epic 4G on the other hand is launching today, and since Samsung sold 1 million units in the USA, and 1 million more in South Korea, I don’t think they’ll run out of stock on this one as Samsung launched the Galaxy S in multiple markets about the same time and we haven’t heard anything about stock issues so far.
So what handset should you buy? Well, Sprint came out with its own video in which it compared the EVO 4G and the Epic 4G. The comparison was just a little biased towards the Epic 4G, and while it’s understandable why they’re very interested in selling that smartphone model, I’d still argue that it’s pretty difficult to choose one of the two.
The HTC EVO 4G has a great 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a built-in stand and Froyo already running the show. It costs $199.99 with a new 2-year contract. The Epic 4G comes with a smaller 4-inch display and a full QWERTY keyboard, which makes it a better messaging tool, and only Android 2.1 on board, at least for now. It costs $249.99 with a 2-year contract although it might still be available from Amazon for $199.99. Oh, and don’t let the screenshot above fool you; they’re both Android devices although just one is marked as one.
Does that help you choose your next 4G smartphone? Of course if your area hasn’t been covered with WiMAX love then getting a 4G device isn’t really necessary, is it? Anyway, like always, it’s choosing time: the HTC EVO 4G or the Samsung Epic 4G?


  1. great advice, I've been looking for a new phone

  2. I think the HTC Evo is gonna change the smarthphone scen for good

  3. Sweet man, i was wondering when you would do a post for 4g phones. Are you just completely disregarding the iPhone 4g, because all you get is a backwards camera? and wifi video calls which i doubt i'd use after a month anyway.

  4. Yeah dude keep up with the phone reviews. I'm buying a new one soon and this makes deciding so much easier.

  5. showing my support ;) following follow back.

  6. it makes me sad going about blogger and reading about all the things i can never aford, but some how, i cant just stop my self

  7. hi bro, nice blog you have..
    i'll surely follow you :)
    but i prefer the HTC EVO!


  9. Nice blog bro, here's some love!
    I'm following.