Samsung Epic 4G Touch vs. Motorola PHOTON 4G Dogfight Part 1

Aaron Baker
Writer from  Dallas, TX
| Published: September 21, 2011

Sprint's rocking it with the Android handsets as of late - two of which are the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch and the Motorola PHOTON 4G.  The Epic 4G Touch (or EpTouch, as I like to call it) offers a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capabilities, a front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 with the much-improved TouchWiz 4.0 UI.  The PHOTON 4G offers a 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's UI.  They're both available now for $199.99 at Sprint.

The Epic 4G Touch builds on the wildly successful Galaxy S II with a bigger display and comes in at a reasonable price point, but the PHOTON 4G has an awesome wireless radio and global roaming capabilities.  Which one is the best bang for the buck?  Part 1 of 2.