Wirefly, the dudes with all the cool toys have put together a nice little “Schmackdown” between the Sprint EVO Shift 4G and the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G. This is the battle of the Sprint 4G slide out keyboards and as you know the Shift is the most recent to the Spring line up. Check out the video below if you are having a hard time picking between these two devices!
- Display: One difference between the Samsung Epic 4G and the HTC EVO Shift is the display. The EVO Shift has a 3.6-inch LCD display, while the Epic 4G has a four-inch Super AMOLED screen considered to be one of the best cell phone screens. Both clock in with identical resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
- Operating system: The Samsung Epic 4G runs Android 2.1, which has proved both functional and stable. However, the HTC EVO Shift runs Android 2.2, which offers greater speed and better compatibility with Adobe Flash content than Android 2.1. Samsung has promised an upgrade to Android 2.2 for the Epic 4G but has not yet announced a date for this upgrade.
Both the HTC EVO Shift and the Samsung Epic 4G have physical slide-out keyboards. The Epic 4G has five rows of keys, including an always-accessible row of numbers. The HTC EVO Shift’s keyboard has four rows of keys and requires a press of a “function” key to access numbers and other symbols.
- Storage Space: The Samsung Epic 4G ships with 1GB of on-board storage and has a pre-loaded 16GB microSD card. This 16GB card is the maximum size allowable with Android 2.1. The HTC EVO Shift has 1GB of on-board storage and comes with a 2GB microSD card installed. This microSD card can be replaced with one up to 32GB, which gives the EVO Shift a maximum memory of 33 GB.
- Camera: Both devices are equipped with 5-megapixel cameras with autofocus and on-board LED flashes, and both can record 720p HD video.
- Battery life: Both phones have the same size battery: 1,500 mAh. The Samsung Epic 4G’s battery life is rated at 6.5 hours of talk time, while the HTC EVO Shift is rated for 6 hours of talk time.
Head on over to Wirefly to vote which one you like the best and for pricing!