Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Review
For voice calls, we’re happy to report that the Blaze 4G delivers a robust experience in almost all aspects. Specifically, voices on both ends of the line are filled with clear and distinguishable tones without any evidence of any static noise in the background. However, its volume output is a tiny bit lacking with its earpiece and speakerphone, but nevertheless, we’re still able to comprehend voices. Did we mention that Wi-Fi calling is available as well?
During our time using the smartphone, it’s able to maintain a solid connection to the network with signal strength normally hovering around at -69 dBm in high coverage areas.
Strengthening its appeal even further, the 1,750 mAh battery tuck inside its body is able to provide us close to 2 days of battery life with light usage. In contrast, we’re also able to edge out a single day on heavy usage as well. Already, we’ve been impressed by a lot of things, but this is simply icing on the cake.
Good things are still found in small packages. In fact, that’s essentially what we find with T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, as it’s able to impress us in so many ways. To tell you the truth, we weren’t expecting a lot out of this one, especially when the Samsung Galaxy S II is out there floating around, but it’s evident that the Blaze 4G is a wonderful alternative for those who prefer a device that’s more compact – without sacrificing the goods in the specs department. Taking into account its $149.99 2-year contract price, it’s price reasonably enough to justify it standing close to its highly touted sibling in the Galaxy S II.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Kernel Version: 220.127.116.11
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UVLB7
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Video Review:
- Compact design
- Peppy performance
- Great calling quality
- Above average battery life
- Lackluster 720p video recording
- Running Gingerbread out of the box
1. mercorp (Posts: 916; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
great phone.too bad i am a singaporean.and coming with gingerbread?still ok,
2. samboycott (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
Windows phone is the latest trend today and Nokia Lumia is the best smartphone today. The proven windows phone with the trusted Nokia Hardware is a superior example and as always nokia sells all teh models of the windows phones at the lowest price. comparatively samsung is selling ugly models and designs with poorer battery at even higher prices.
see it here
3. PandiM (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Gonna buy this, but with a HLI-T769XL 4000mAh extended battery,
4. billlang (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
are you referring to this battery model?
Its an awesome upgrade for this phone.
5. saint_satin_stain (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)
Perhaps because I am used to one other Android phone, myTouch Q, that I consider a bad phone, and before that one, a non smart phone I liked, T-Mobile Tap, I really am impressed and like the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. It has good sound, even speaker. I can listen to music on the speaker without getting peeved off; although it has wonderful sound on ear buds and stereo Bluetooth headset. I do use non stock music player and video player. The latter which really uses the Super AMOLED screen with good effect.
Its battery lasts longer than my awake day, longer than the specs say, even for talk time, but I must confess that I've fiddled with it a bit. Even before I fiddled with it I liked it.
It has every thing I like in the S III, most, without the pricey tag. I plan to get the S III when I can afford it and a custom case for it. Several of my friends have discovered that it's not wise to carry an S III in a pocket, whereas I have carried the Blaze naked in a pocket around the house. I have dropped the naked blaze on carpet and wood floors with the worse to happen, the back popped off.
I dont recommend dropping it.
I recommend a D30 molecule case when out and about with it.
The Blaze is fast. At home I dont use the usb cable to exchange files; I use wifi, it's easier and fast. It has so many ways to exchange files with my desktops. I plan to try it with my old 1400cs.
Instead of the extended battery I elect to carry two extra oem batteries; it's easy to change batteries and the Blaze has fast startup. I want to avoid any possible problems.