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So Sunday I grabbed the MOPHO for $99 from BestBuy. The next day I went back for accessories and played with the Epic 4G Touch. It looks like a beast. Huge screen which I love. Smooth as butter (MOPHO lags during screen transitions) and I love the Samsung layer over Android.

On the other hand I do get great radio reception with the MOPHO. (compared to my old Evo).
Also the camera app isn't great at all compared to my old Epic 4G. I loved the autofocua and user interface of Samsung camera application.

Anyone have experience with both?
I don't mind paying the $100 difference, If it's worth it.

Note: I have 30 days to decide, There is not 4G in my area, battery life isn't a huge factor for me, and I use my phone for mostly text-based applications.
I would also love to do some rooting I am the future when ROMS get stable.

Any input would help! Thanks.

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I have the touch. Get it! it is worth every cent. I will put it in perspective, I paid full retail for it ($520) and I could not be happier. It is a great phone. Touchwiz is a crappy interface, so I will be happy when CM7 or vanilla ICS comes out for it, but other than that it is a perfect phone.
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I have the touch. Get it! it is worth every cent. I will put it in perspective, I paid full retail for it ($520) and I could not be happier. It is a great phone. Touchwiz is a crappy interface, so I will be happy when CM7 or vanilla ICS comes out for it, but other than that it is a perfect phone.
Thanks for quick reply! How does it physically feel? I heard its feels too light and plastic. I've only felt it with BestBuy security device taped to it.

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I'd definitely say go for it if you're willing to pay the $100 difference.
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Thanks for quick reply! How does it physically feel? I heard its feels too light and plastic. I've only felt it with BestBuy security device taped to it.

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It feels a little plasticy, but i am coming from a Evo and Nexus S, so I may be just used to their feel. I think it is a great phone. Absolutely destroys my EVO and Nexus in terms of performance (Quadrant is 3900 right now). The screen is just beautiful. for a 100 difference I would get it (unless you are actually using the Laptop connector for the Atrix).
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You could always buy a case if you don't like the feel, a silicone or any kind of rubberish feeling case is almost a must for me since I hate any kind of metal, plastic or any smooth surface.
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post #7 of 12
I think theres a you tube video that someone says the radio in the photon is much better.

If you take a lot of pic the camera seems better on the epic touch.
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Well depends what he uses his radio for, is it for music? If so, you can use Spotify to stream music, it's free for a few months, not sure how much longer their 6 months free thing is.
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I meant the wireless radio, for calls and data...

http://community.sprint.com/baw/thre...t=330&tstart=0

I just had another LOS. for hours... but it seems maybe it was only partial... texts didn't go out. but I did get one.

http://www.youtube.com/user/FLOSSYCA.../0/Iblvr56Qxug

I like this guy's review.
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Thanks for post guys. I will probably go back to BB next week and get ET. It might go on sale!
    
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