If you haven’t noticed, Sprint has been a great partner with us in kicking off the holiday season and I wanted to take a moment to tip my hat to their Android lineup. They’ve truly got a GREAT selection of Android devices that spread the entire spectrum. Whether you’re a brand new smartphone user looking to ease into the Android area, or a seasoned veteran looking for a high powered piece of smartphone power, Sprint has something to fit your robot needs.
Right now, Sprint has two of the most awesome Androids on the market: the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G. You’ll notice that BOTH have the word “4G” in them which means you’ll be getting lightning fast speeds if you’re within Sprint’s 4G coverage area. A quick note: the iPhone 4 is NOT a 4G phone – I had to dispell that rumor at Thanksgiving dinner. Since the iPhone 3G was a 3G phone, many people assumed the iPhone 4 meant 4G. It doesn’t. The iPhone 4 is still a 3G phone.
The HTC EVO 4G launched as the first ever 4G Android Phone and it’s truly a beautiful device. It’s got a huge 4.3-inch screen that makes everything more awesome, from multimedia to web browsing to typing on that huge software keyboard. It’s got a 1GHz snapdragon processor and is loaded with HTC’s slick and sexy user interface named HTC Sense. For folks wanting a large, beautiful display in a compact package, the EVO 4G is the High-End Android they seek.
But what if you’re a hardware keyboard kind of guy or gal? Check out the Samsung EPIC 4G. This phone is part of Samsung’s Galaxy S series but the EPIC 4G might be the most unique of all of them: it’s got a full slideout QWERTY keyboard that will please a lot of people, from e-mail and TXT obsessors to the mobile gaming crowd. The EPIC 4G also has a 1GHz processor and I think it’s safe to say that this duo of phones gives Sprint a killer Android combo that will please the most elite gadget obsessor.
If you want a high-end Android, either for you or a gadget-loving family member or friend, the EVO 4G and EPIC 4G will MORE than satisfy.
Android 101: A Great Everyday Android
Not everybody needs the most powerful phone on the market. Furthermore, not everyone WANTS that. I’ve heard more than my fair share of overwhelmed phone shoppers asking for a more compact phone, that has all the Android goodness built in, yet is affordable and pocketable. Look no further than the LG Optimus S on Sprint.
First of all, it’s free. That’s right… if you buy it online between now and December 5th, it’s free. I’ve had the chance to play with this device and I have to say I absolutely love it for first time smartphone users or first time Android users. It keeps everything simple in a typically sized phone, but comes packed with the latest version of Android and allows you to do pretty much everything Android enables.
The LG Optimus S illustrates the beauty of Android. It isn’t one-size-fits-all. You have an option from various phones with various features and a ton of people are going to prefer the LG Optimus S over even the EVO 4G or EPIC 4G. The price is right – it’s free – but it’s still a tremendously powerful phone that will unlock all the potential of smartphone promise. If you’ve been eager to try Android but are nervous to go from a dumb phone or feature phone to a smartphone, look no further than the Optimus S on Sprint.
The Wildcard: Android Tablets
When the iPad launched, public awareness of tablets grew exponentially. Android tablets have had their fair share of attention, but the discussion was always about potential and possibilities and never about a single product that followed through. Until now.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first notable Android Tablet and if you’re eager to get something new, innovative, powerful, portable and fun then the Galaxy Tab is an awesome holiday Android. It’s 7-inch form factor makes it enjoyable to use wherever you are and Wi-Fi combined with Sprint service makes it the ultra-portable web connected gadget of your dreams. Maybe you’re looking for an out-of-the-box gift to put in a box or perhaps you’re trying to treat yourself to a self-indulging Android present. I’ve spent some time playing with this device and I can tell you first hand that you’ll really enjoy the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Bottom Line
This is a sponsored message and I’ve indicated that both in the title of the post and here as an upfront disclaimer. That being said, this post contains 100% of my own editorial content written 100% honestly from my own opinion. The HTC EVO 4G and Samsung EPIC 4G are two of the best Android Phones on the market – that’s a fact. The LG Optimus S is a tremendously great phone for new smartphone users and beginning Android users – I’ve said that from day 1. And the Samsung Galaxy Tab is quite literally the first Android Tablet worth paying attention too, and after enjoying it for a few days, I’m considering getting one myself.
So yes, this is a sponsored post written at the request of Sprint, but I wouldn’t have agreed to write it if I didn’t fully agree with every paragraph, word, letter and character that I wrote. Good luck to everyone in their holiday shopping endeavors, and I’m confident that if you purchase any of the Sprint Androids suggested above, you will NOT be disappointed.
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- Check out the HTC EVO 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Samsung EPIC 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.