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Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

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At 5-megapixels, some would presume the Galaxy S Relay 4G's camera to be passable enough to accept, but sadly, that's not the case here. Instead, its quality is severely diminished by its lackluster details, prevalent over-exposure, and inaccurate color reproduction due to its cooler appearance. Meanwhile, it doesn't get any better in low lighting, as the unflattering amount of graininess simply softens its overall quality.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

Camera interface


Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

Samples shot with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

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Medium

Low light

3ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
5ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
7ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

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Indoor samples


Normally, a handset's still shot quality can eventually dictate the outcome of its video capturing quality as well. Rightfully so, that's the case here, since there's not a single improvement found with the handset's 720p recording. Specifically, it continues to suffer from over-exposure and dull details, deeming it as far from what's perceive to be high definition.

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Donning the same TouchWiz music player we've been seeing of late with many Galaxy devices, it has that balance of presentation and functionality – with the music square feature on board to associate songs as being calm, joyful, exciting, or passionate. Audio-wise, its speaker outputs some average tones that don't strain at the loudest setting.

Music player - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Music player - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Music player - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Music player - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

Music player


Having support for a wide variety of codecs, the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is fully capable in playing our test video that's encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution. Pleasing to the eyes, its Super AMOLED screen surely keeps our eyes affixed at all times.

Video player - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review
Video player - Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

Video player



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posted on 19 Sep 2012, 05:42

1. Kostas_13 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)


Nice for DOS emulator!! :)

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 06:01 2

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


you guys also gave the photon q a over all 7 when all know its way better than the relay........

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 06:29

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I think it's unnecessary to mention about the call reception now...since every phone must be equipped with a good radio! But you can mention that when it doesn't do the phone justice!
Nice review though...

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:21

4. sorcio46 (Posts: 402; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


The only cons is the old Amoled screen of the first SGS, innatural colors and low PPI.

The phone itself seems to be good, it will be available in Europe?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:43

5. SpearDJ (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Ack. Looks like I'm sticking with my G2 for a bit longer.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:54

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


The phone is a weird device, its like part Samsung Epic 4G with its screen size, keyboard, and resolution, and party Galaxy S3 with its phone hardware. Looks like a good device though.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 05:33

7. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


In my opinion QWERTY smartphones are too thick.

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
1024 MB RAM
Size4.96 x 2.56 x 0.53 inches
(126 x 65 x 13 mm)
5.6 oz  (159 g)
Battery1800 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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