Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G User Reviews
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Build quality7/10Text input9/10
Everyday usage8/10UI speed8/10
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posted on 04 Feb 2013, 12:14 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Two steps forward from the G2/G1 legacy and two steps back
OSFBayArea has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Having owned both the G1 & G2 I was used to vanilla Android with a physical keyboard and great camera.
CPU speed, storage, screen size, weight and even battery were all items sacrificed for the strengths of the G2 & G1 phones.
PRO: Now, I have a dual core 1.5GHz CPU, a power GPU a huge bright 4" screen, 5 rows of keys, all the bells and whistles and yet I'm still longing for the old simplicity of my G2.
CON: Sure, I can play the best games now but I can't take a decent picture in anything but full sunlight. The camera lens cover get smudged so easily, even the good pictures look like they soft-focus.
PRO: Reception over 4G & Wifi is awesome, bluetooth works flawlessly, NFC, S-Beam, front camera, battery 10-12 hours with heavy use - all great things that make the hundreds of MB of bloatware even less tolerable.
CON: This bloatware is baked into the OS, remove it and you'll be factory resetting your phone - the reliability of the phone goes south when you remove the 20-30 apps built into the phone. Each of the apps is more useless than the next and they all take up CPU/Memory.
PRO: This phone will play anything, game, app, video. Speaker quality is way above average and almost has bass(!) the case is grippy, great to hold and the 5 row keyboard is made for writing a novel or two.
CON: Samsung's version of Swype is utterly useless, the huge home button isn't an optical trackball, there is no dedicated camera button and all the plastic construction is already showing signs...Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 6/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 9/10
- Fast CPU/GPU
- Call & Speakerphone Quality
- Multimedia Playback
- Compromised Camera
- Tons of Bloatware
- Every Plus has a Minus
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