Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (T-Mobile)

The Good The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G offers a pretty 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, Android Gingerbread, a solid 5-megapixel camera, a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and T-Mobile's faster HSPA+ 42 speeds. We found call quality was also quite good.

The Bad The Blaze 4G's promised data speeds didn't always deliver during tests, and the chassis looks a little plain.

The Bottom Line With the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, you're looking at a solid midrange Android smartphone that packs a punch, and has a reasonable initial price tag. T-Mobile customers wouldn't go wrong with the handset, especially if they don't want to pay top dollar, but it isn't for those looking for the cutting edge.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.0 Overall

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (T-Mobile)

Samsung retreads some well-worn turf with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile, a Galaxy S phone by design, but with much more power under the hood than the original, thanks to its 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS.

Similar to other Galaxy S phones, the Blaze 4G packs a strong 5-megapixel camera and a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. In good news for consumers, smartphones on contract are becoming simultaneously cheaper and more powerful, like this Blaze, which comes in at $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card--the Samsung Vibrant cost $199.99 in 2010. The end result is a satisfying upper-middle-class handset capable of riding T-Mobile's fastest HSPA+ 42 network.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $500
  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 3.97 in
  • Weight 4.5 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • Technology LTE
  • Additional Features Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE), Speech-to-Text (speech recognition), TTY compatible, intelligent typing (SWYPE), intelligent typing (T9)
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