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.

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:


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.

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.



1. Kostas_13

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

Nice for DOS emulator!! :)

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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...

4. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 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?

5. SpearDJ

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

7. samirsshah

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

In my opinion QWERTY smartphones are too thick.
Galaxy S Relay 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h talk time)

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