Sprint 4G smartphones may be thin on the ground, but that doesn’t mean the Samsung Epic 4G gets a free pass into our favors; there’s plenty of strong competition among the smartphone ecosystem, even if you’re limiting your choices to devices running the Android OS. Some – like the Nexus One – get Android updates sooner, while others – like the DROID X – have bigger screens and higher-resolution cameras. Hardware keyboards may be more rare, but the Epic 4G isn’t alone in that segment either. Still, with a Super AMOLED display, high-speed connectivity and all Samsung’s multimedia bells & whistles, the Epic 4G certainly stands a good chance of being Sprint’s best smartphone. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.