The wife has an epic & I sport the shift, we hate each others phones. For me the epic is sluggish & not as responsive as my shift so I end up double tapping a lot, kinda like driving a sports car then hopping into a minivan. I have rooted both & must admit the one click root for the epic is much less involved than the shifts root method (2.2 anyway). Having said that, the roms available for the shift are much better than the epics. However, the quantity on the epic side are far greater than the shift side. Quality over quantity? Cpu on stock gives the shift an advantage, even though it is clocked lower, it kicks the epics a$$. Overclocked the shift screams by the epic, topping out at 2 ghz, whereas the epic struggles at 1.4 ghz. Graphix on the epic definitely put the shift to shame, maybe shame is a bit strong...
Point is, for me, the epic feels cheap in the hand compared to my shift. I like to push a button and go, not wait for the system to process. Either way you go, get a custom rom installed asap, and never look back.
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