Asphalt on the Sprint Epic 4G

The Sprint Epic 4G brings a horizontal keyboard, and it brings some monster gaming power (as do all the other versions of the Galaxy S, of course). After the break, we take a look at the Asphalt racing game on the Epic 4G, which sports a six-axis gyroscope, which you can see in action.


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Gaming on the Sprint Epic 4G

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if i wouldnt have gotten the evo i would have got this phone this is amazing and i just love it for the keyboard...oh well :(

Yes, add me to the list. I've been thinking about taking it back myself but.... I cannot justify it for myself. Its got the hummingbird, and siz-axis, but I'm not really a mobile gamer. I have a 360 for that, some REAL games. However, I do love playing Teeter tho =\

But anyways, I Think I will stick it out with the EVO, screen a bit bigger, and its a lot sleeker. And rooting after Froyo will be HEAVENNNN! And i like the Sense widgets, wayyyyy better.

this is a nice alternative to the evo but that interface sure is fugly, it wants to be too much like the iphone interface

i will stick with my EVO for now

if it was like the iphone interface you wouldnt be able to change it, but its not, so you can. never understand why people say they wont get an android phone because of the interface whether it be sense, touchwiz, blur. with all the widgets/launchers in the market you can make it however you want...

Preach, Preach, PREACH!!! I bet you can grab 10 random EVOs from the community, and each will look like a totally diff phone, esp. if its rooted.

Grabed a bunch of iPhones, they will look basically the same.. bland pages of apps, maybe diff backgrounds. But nothing to the extreme of Android customization - MARIO LIVE WALLPAPER!?

Android wins in this category by milessssss, and has enough of the good apps compared to App Store, and u can install non-market apps w/o hacking...

Taking back the Evo tomorrow. It is a non-issue. The thickness, UI, is irrelevant to me and I don't understand how it matters to anyone. Especially anyone that frequents this site. Functionality over form any day. I'm not 90lbs with skinny jeans, so it could be a brick for all I care. The UI can be removed and use stock, If you can't figure out how to remove an interface overlay you really have no place in the smartphone space...carrier lock be damned!! The snapdragon under performs in 2010, the GPU is atrocious. The CPU is fine, dont get me wrong, but Adreno < FAIL. Plus, the Evo doesnt hold up. I am coming from a Pre too, so that says something. Not to mention the screen and keyboard. Keyboards add bulk, but add way more function. In the end, the keyboard and the PowerVR SGX 540 are the two biggest gets for me.

I am not sure what you were saying in the beginnig. "It's a non-issue." ???? "Especially anyone that frequents this site." ummm ok. As far as the EVO not holding up.... I beg to differ. The screen is amazing and Sence UI is better than stock. As far as gaming goes,
I'm not sure how the EVO would do. I play Market games but those don't require a lot of processing power so that's irrelavant to me. I would pick either one though because both are beautiful devices. I guess it's a preference thing.

Its a non-issue, meaning there are zero advantages for me in regards to the evo. Snapdragon is underpowered in 2010, it was still relevant in 2009 but now it is dated.

Especially anyone that frequents this site. This is meaning that I expected most of the people visiting this site would be knowledgeable enough on what makes a good device to be less concerned about physical aesthetics and more hardware capability.

Correct, it is just an preference.

I don't which phone to get the white evo or the epic...not really a gamer but I do like to play them... So my gpu/cpu doesn't have to be extremely fast!!! I don't think the evo will lag that much....but s*** in two more weeks after the epic is released we might be seeing another great phone...so many choices that's why you have to love this android stuff

This phone is going to make ALL evo owners wish they waited !!! Once these are released the Evo sales will disappear almost overnight !! I am sick of HTC and the stuff they produce , Looks like Motorola and now Samsung are going to bury HTC real soon if they havent already done so , The Droid buries most HTC phones combined , with the release of the new upcoming models this gap will widen

Wow everything u just said made me lmfao. Are you f-ING kidding me? Who the Hell are you to say what EVERY Evo owner wants. I liked the keyboard on my old treo 650. And I feel the touchscreen keyboard on my evo is so great and smooth. Ok HTC might not be the best phone maker to you but to me and a lot others, extremely a lot, love our Evos and could care less about upcoming phones. Hell Sprint and HTC were good with delivering 2 updates since the Evo launch. And Trust me when I say this, even with Epic 4g coming out, the Evo 4g will still be flying off shelves.

I am also glad I did not get the EVO. The device is so gimped. Snapdragon could barely play this game. It ran in slow motion and wasn't nearly as smooth as what I just saw. Another thing the EVO comes with a mere 16bit screen only capable of 65K colors the Epic has a 24bit 16.7 million color screen. Best of all this phone has a keypad and only 0.06" thicker than the EVO. 0.50 compared to 0.56.

Ok, the comment about Snapdragon barely being able to play Asphalt5 is a straight up lie! Sorry, but Ashphalt5 was specifically optimized for the Snapdragon.

I have this game on my EVO and I can tell you it looks and plays smooth as hell. I'm not claiming that the EVO holds up to the Hummingbird phones as far as gameplay goes, but to say the Evo can't play this game makes me laugh. I've stunned iPhone owners with this game in particular. Stop with the lies and stop with the hate.

Amen brother!!!! The evo is a really nice device. I've had an iPhone and this right now blows it away with out a doubt. MOTO Droid is one of the ugliest phones I've ever seen.

That is some smooth frame rates. This has the hummingbird processor, right? Does that have a 3d accelerator?

Yeah, Samsung kinda has the screen angle cornered since they're making most of the 4" AMOLED screens, if not all... That being said, I still don't regret getting the EVO. Swype has made me a convert of soft keyboards, it's pretty amazing how fast AND accurate it is.

I write better with Swype and one hand than with two on a hardware keyboard, particulary since it's so much easier to do the accents in spanish. I hardly game on my phone, so even tho the EVO's GPU is a bit behind the cutting edge it don't bother me.

/shrug To each his own. We should be ecstatic over having such a wide variety of Android phones to pick from instead of trying to declare which one is gonna reign supreme, that variety is part of what makes the platform great.

I've still got time to take the EVO back, if I wanted to, but I doubt I'll bother to even think about it much.

If you like Swype so much, then you should like the Samsung EPIC 4G. As it also has Swype. Swype AND physical keyboard. Cant beat that.

:)

Yeah I know, bundling Swype is a nice move on Samsung's part. I do hope they make the keybord switching method more obvious tho, otherwise noobs are never gonna find it (and it's still not available on the market, Swype needs more exposure!). Still tho, why carry a bulkier device if I'm not gonna use that keyboard as my primary input method?

I do realize the Epic is barely any thicker than the EVO, that's actually pretty impressive in it's own right... And for someone that isn't sure whether they can live w/a touchscreen only device I would absolutely recommend the Epic over anything else right now (looks better than the Moto Droid 2 even, imo).

OTOH I do wish the EVO itself was a lil' thinner (length/width-wise it's perfect imo), I think I've read the Moto Droid X is thinner but it's also wider and longer while sporting the same size screen (roughly) so that's kind of a wash, no front cam either.

I wish T-mo had this phone (for the Keyboard) But the slowness of Samsung updating some of their other phones to 1.6 makes me wary of Samsung. How long will it take them to upgrade to 2.2? If ever? Maybe just wait for a phone with 2.2 on it?

Looks fine - about as good as a Palm Pre runs games. Unfortunately neither WebOS or Android have iPhone caliber games (ahem, Plants vs. Zombies).

These phones are nice and and upgrade would be nice. But to spam the comments with the Galaxy S being better than the Evo, HTC phones, etc. is plain stupid. In a few months other phones will be released better than the Galaxy on all fronts.

Definitely not on the screen quality front. Samsung has a monopoly on that. 98% market share of the mobile AMOLED maket. 98%!!

one word "WOW" why .. Well lets start by saying its between the iphone 4 and the EVO ?!?!? Got it .... Good now ofcourse not all the great number but better or close to iphone numers?!?!? Super amoled "wow" just as good as the iphone(?) and way better then the EVO (and that's preMODED) still with me ... Good now full qwerty keyboard !!! Don't gamers love the full keyboard!!(right) plus much better on the hands plus (NO SMUDGES ON THE SCREEN )!!! (meens less finger prints !!!right!)hummingbird!! As good or way better in some eyes then snapdragon! Vga cam like iphone PLUS 4g people!! Come on !!! And that's just off the top of my head ... Plz do not HATE ON THIS SMARTPHONE !!! Its a great phone coming to some beloved android super geeksU JUST WAIT...The screen is a perfect 4inches!! Once again super amoled uhh did I mention umm FROYO!!must have slipped my mind.. Glad I found out about this phone a month ago before I bought the EVO.. K.. So don't hate I'm currently on the web OS so I can judge on an even floor...speaking on the PRE Did you guys here about the THUNDERBIRD Kernal making my lil ol' sprint pre a whopping 1Ghz way too smooth !! WOW.. And if it runs HOT (which it doesn't) who cares it just has to last me till this perfect lil phone EPIC 4g hit the block next month!! :) haterz beware..

one word "WOW" why .. Well lets start by saying its between the iphone 4 and the EVO ?!?!? Got it .... Good now ofcourse not all the great number but better or close to iphone numers?!?!? Super amoled "wow" just as good as the iphone(?) and way better then the EVO (and that's preMODED) still with me ... Good now full qwerty keyboard !!! Don't gamers love the full keyboard!!(right) plus much better on the hands plus (NO SMUDGES ON THE SCREEN )!!! (meens less finger prints !!!right!)hummingbird!! As good or way better in some eyes then snapdragon! Vga cam like iphone PLUS 4g people!! Come on !!! And that's just off the top of my head ... Plz do not HATE ON THIS SMARTPHONE !!! Its a great phone coming to some beloved android super geeksU JUST WAIT...The screen is a perfect 4inches!! Once again super amoled uhh did I mention umm FROYO!!must have slipped my mind.. Glad I found out about this phone a month ago before I bought the EVO.. K.. So don't hate I'm currently on the web OS so I can judge on an even floor...speaking on the PRE Did you guys here about the THUNDERBIRD Kernal making my lil ol' sprint pre a whopping 1Ghz way too smooth !! WOW.. And if it runs HOT (which it doesn't) who cares it just has to last me till this perfect lil phone EPIC 4g hit the block next month!! :) haterz beware..

one word "WOW" why .. Well lets start by saying its between the iphone 4 and the EVO ?!?!? Got it .... Good now ofcourse not all the great number but better or close to iphone numers?!?!? Super amoled "wow" just as good as the iphone(?) and way better then the EVO (and that's preMODED) still with me ... Good now full qwerty keyboard !!! Don't gamers love the full keyboard!!(right) plus much better on the hands plus (NO SMUDGES ON THE SCREEN )!!! (meens less finger prints !!!right!)hummingbird!! As good or way better in some eyes then snapdragon! Vga cam like iphone PLUS 4g people!! Come on !!! And that's just off the top of my head ... Plz do not HATE ON THIS SMARTPHONE !!! Its a great phone coming to some beloved android super geeksU JUST WAIT...The screen is a perfect 4inches!! Once again super amoled uhh did I mention umm FROYO!!must have slipped my mind.. Glad I found out about this phone a month ago before I bought the EVO.. K.. So don't hate I'm currently on the web OS so I can judge on an even floor...speaking on the PRE Did you guys here about the THUNDERBIRD Kernal making my lil ol' sprint pre a whopping 1Ghz way too smooth !! WOW.. And if it runs HOT (which it doesn't) who cares it just has to last me till this perfect lil phone EPIC 4g hit the block next month!! :) haterz beware..

one word "WOW" why .. Well lets start by saying its between the iphone 4 and the EVO ?!?!? Got it .... Good now ofcourse not all the great number but better or close to iphone numers?!?!? Super amoled "wow" just as good as the iphone(?) and way better then the EVO (and that's preMODED) still with me ... Good now full qwerty keyboard !!! Don't gamers love the full keyboard!!(right) plus much better on the hands plus (NO SMUDGES ON THE SCREEN )!!! (meens less finger prints !!!right!)hummingbird!! As good or way better in some eyes then snapdragon! Vga cam like iphone PLUS 4g people!! Come on !!! And that's just off the top of my head ... Plz do not HATE ON THIS SMARTPHONE !!! Its a great phone coming to some beloved android super geeksU JUST WAIT...The screen is a perfect 4inches!! Once again super amoled uhh did I mention umm FROYO!!must have slipped my mind.. Glad I found out about this phone a month ago before I bought the EVO.. K.. So don't hate I'm currently on the web OS so I can judge on an even floor...speaking on the PRE Did you guys here about the THUNDERBIRD Kernal making my lil ol' sprint pre a whopping 1Ghz way too smooth !! WOW.. And if it runs HOT (which it doesn't) who cares it just has to last me till this perfect lil phone EPIC 4g hit the block next month!! :) haterz beware..

Hmm, not sure if I've seen this comment here but I've certainly seen it enough elsewhere... Why the heck do people keep saying samsung's UI looks too much like an iPhone? Just because Samsung didn't put any widgets on the home screen by default doesn't mean you can't! I do find it disappointing that only the Verizon version had a flash tho.

Kinda funny, Verizon will soon have 3.7", 4", and 4.3" Android phones, just pick the right size for you! Looks like Sprint is gonna beat them to the punch with the first next gen landscape slider tho. Good for them!

Its kinda odd. Yea its just the app drawer mainly. But then again when you put it next to an iPhone there are some very similar icons and other things going on that really make it look similar. But again you get widgets and customization to the similarities really end at colors.

The only thing i dont like in this phone is what everybody is crazy about ...the keyboard, i hate those keyboards for real it makes the phone loose style and design but well is just a matter of personal preference i gues...

buddy you can use it for games! or longer texting better.. But you can leave it tucked away and use the virtual keyboard or the SWYPE.. And a lil more than half and inch thick (.56) .. Plz.. It sounds like ur just hating just a lil.

Yo, screw hating.

I have an Evo 4G, I love it and hell, I'm just frankly happy for Sprint. Keep the monster devices coming!

I'll stick to my Evo 4G and I respect those who get the Epic 4G. Both phones are PHENOMENAL!

We're on the same carrier people! Spread the love and kill the hate!

:)

While I'm not gonna knock the Evo or any other phone for not matching the Galaxy on gaming peformance will say that this is the future. I believe the end of the console is at hand. You'll play games on your phone and use DLNA or HDMI out to push the video out to a display. I think there is a lot of potential in this model and certainly the consumer would love to be able to simply purchase games on their portable device and take it anywhere. You bring your phone over to your friends house and game away. I imagine shops like GameStop may find themselves in trouble in the near future.

How did I miss the news on the gyroscope. So the iPhone didn't even have that distinction for a month lmao. Apple can pretty much hang it up.

You missed the point though: pretty soon, the iPhone 4 will not be the only phone with six-axis gyro. That's what he meant by "distinction". Cool vid though. The gyro controls look pretty sweet.