Sprint Epic 4G tested against T-Mobile G2

Epic 4G vs G2

Comparing the T-Mobile G2 and the Sprint Epic 4G, we can see many similarities, as well as a few differences aside from them being two different manufacturers and carriers.

Download speeds are essentially the same, which was to be expected. Both smartphones have all the features you’d expect for an Android smartphone, but below we’ll highlight what you usually don’t see in feature spec details…processor speed tests and their results.

The tests were performed by apps from the Android Market. Those apps are;

  • Speed Pi – installed on both phones to calculate the speed the phone can calculate the value of Pi to 1 million digits
  • Quadrant – more granular benchmark tests including 2D and 3D video and CPU clocking.

After testing, the G2 came out on top with an average of 25% better results than the Epic 4G (Galaxy S). Something to mention however is the 4 inch AMOLED screen on the Epic 4G and the much more appealing, true color display as opposed to the 3.7 inch LCD screen on the G2. Both graphics tests finished great, but you can see the difference with the naked eye.

For more details on the tests, please watch the video below.
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  • http://frandroid.com griphine

    The difference between the android version … :/ with jit and without.

  • vic

    Well you fail to mention how the G2 has froyo which usually double the performance of 2.1 which the epic 4g currently has.

  • http://twitter.com/mghtyred @mghtyred

    how about that FC on the G2 that magically disappeared? (I’m listening to this without sound so don’t know if it’s mentioned, but there’s obviously a cut in the video)

  • curse

    and also, install the lagfix on the Samsung and quadrant goes from 800 to 2000+
    (I know, you should not have to hack your phone to make it usable, but for Samsung it seems more important to ship with their bad file system then something that works, all lagfix does is to make a small ext2/3/4 partition and put your stuff there instead of using Samsungs file system)

  • Masai

    @mghtyred

    That wasn’t a FC. It asked if he wanted to save test results fool. Also, the guy in this video is a n00b. I have a g2 though and it is blazing fast.

  • orangearrows

    Big FAIL – is comparing apples to oranges

  • JonD

    Yeah, Froyo definitely makes a HUGE difference, it’s really not fair to compare these phones speed tests. @Masai, it definitely was a FC on the G2, it was when he ran Quadrant, he brought the Epic closer to show the display and behind his hand you could see the note that it needed to be closed haha.

  • orangearrows

    Now wirefly has made the video private.

  • curse

    private? lol, too many complains?

  • orangearrows

    I think wirefly should stick to just selling phones for now. That too they screw up

  • orangearrows

    If someone was looking for a comparison of the GPUs on the G2 and the EPIC 4G …. here is one

    3DMarkMobile GPU showdown: Adreno 205 vs PowerVR SGX540

    http://androidandme.com/2010/10/news/3dmarkmobile-gpu-showdown-adreno-205-vs-powervr-sgx540/

  • Jesse Bauer

    orangearrows – nice catch!

    Must mean something when hey make the video private. lol. _/..\_

  • http://google narone thomas

    The g2 sucks, there is no front facing camera..where is the special thing about the g2? I looked for something different but I see nothing at all..it somewhat reminds me of motorola cliq, this phone isn’t bigger than the evo, and what about the keyboard? Where is the space? What I’m saying is..its just a basic android phone nothing appealing about this one

  • http://google narone thomas

    So could you guys come up with a phone that’s better than the evo? Sprint kicked butt, you can’t deny it! Yes the g2 has good speed but there is nothing about the phone that would make me say hey this phone is great!!
    Please outdo the evo and no not that sorry hd2 I said do better than the evo..I should go back to sprint, or does t mobile have something in stored by january..I really hope so

  • rhickee

    Sprint sucks bad signal!!!