Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

AKA: Samsung SGH-T769
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The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is an impressive device with great ergonomics and speedy performance. - Dan Seifert, MobileBurn  
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8/10 AVG.
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Based on 19 reviews

Samsung is known for making excellent products for the high-end and entry-level smartphone segments. But what about its mid-range offerings? Are they any good? The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is proof that the answer to that question is a resounding yes. With Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a dual-core Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm clocked at 1.5GHz, it already impresses, even if only on paper. And the rest of its features will just do more to reinforce the mostly positive first impression.

First off, take a look at the handset’s exterior. Its enclosure measures only 11mm thin, and overall it weighs just 128 grams. Yet for something so compact, it carries a 4-inch 480x800 touchscreen display, 5MP camera, a microUSB port, a microSD card slot, and a 1,750 mAh battery. This gives it up to 7 hours of talk time in 3G and a standby time of nearly 10 full days. It’s certainly something that you’ll be able to rely on for use on the go.

The default software may need a little upgrading, but the truth is that Gingerbread really isn’t that bad to begin with. It can still be useful, especially when used with the other extra hardware features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and NFC.

Samsung designed this particular smartphone to handle speedy mobile Internet, and users will surely be able to enjoy Web browsing on it with HSPA+ speeds wherever there is network coverage. There’s a lot of value to be had here, and if the price is brought down a bit from where it sat originally, it’s a model that will give you a lot of bang for your buck.

Need to Know: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

1. 4-inch 480x800 pixel resolution touchscreen display looks great for Web browsing. (The Good)

2. Runs on a dual-core processor with a high clock rate, which translates to faster performance. (The Good)

3. Default operating system cannot be upgraded to the latest version of the Android software. (The Bad)

4. Display lacks native support for standard HD content. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.97"

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G's screen is 3.97 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a 1750 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 9.5 days standby time, 420 minutes talk time, 345 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769 - Android Touch - Wind Mobile - Mobilicity

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140

SAMSUNG GALAXY S BLAZE AMOLED SGH-T769 BLACK T-MOBILE UNLOCKED 4G SMARTPHONE

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140

NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S BLAZE AMOLED SGH-T769 BLACK T-MOBILE UNLOCKED 4G SMARTPHONE

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze SGH-T769 black T-Mobile + unlocked

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140

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769 – 4GB - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone Cell Phone

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 19 reviews

Samsung is known for making excellent products for the high-end and entry-level smartphone segments. But what about its mid-range offerings? Are they any good? The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is proof that the answer to that question is a resounding yes. With Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a dual-core Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm clocked at 1.5GHz, it already impresses, even if only on paper. And the rest of its features will just do more to reinforce the mostly positive first impression.

First off, take a look at the handset’s exterior. Its enclosure measures only 11mm thin, and overall it weighs just 128 grams. Yet for something so compact, it carries a 4-inch 480x800 touchscreen display, 5MP camera, a microUSB port, a microSD card slot, and a 1,750 mAh battery. This gives it up to 7 hours of talk time in 3G and a standby time of nearly 10 full days. It’s certainly something that you’ll be able to rely on for use on the go.

The default software may need a little upgrading, but the truth is that Gingerbread really isn’t that bad to begin with. It can still be useful, especially when used with the other extra hardware features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and NFC.

Samsung designed this particular smartphone to handle speedy mobile Internet, and users will surely be able to enjoy Web browsing on it with HSPA+ speeds wherever there is network coverage. There’s a lot of value to be had here, and if the price is brought down a bit from where it sat originally, it’s a model that will give you a lot of bang for your buck.

Need to Know: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

1. 4-inch 480x800 pixel resolution touchscreen display looks great for Web browsing. (The Good)

2. Runs on a dual-core processor with a high clock rate, which translates to faster performance. (The Good)

3. Default operating system cannot be upgraded to the latest version of the Android software. (The Bad)

4. Display lacks native support for standard HD content. (The Bad)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

A decent but not extraordinary device

from Brighthand (over 2 years ago)

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G makes for a fairly good Android phone. Is it worth your $150? I would give it a conditional yes. Of all the major carriers, T-Mobile probably has the scarcest options in terms of good Android devices. Compared to the rest of the carrier's offerings, the Blaze... More

  8/10

A good handset that stops just short of greatness

from Engadget (over 2 years ago)

We're certainly excited to see dual-core processors trickle down into T-Mobile's mid-tier, and thanks to some well-tuned software, the Blaze 4G is an excellent performer. It's an admirable handset that offers top-notch battery life and network performance, pristine call quality and a beautiful, sturdy... More

Delivers big performance at a small price

from Complex (over 2 years ago)

Looking at the phone's spec sheet and Galaxy-esque design, you may mistake the Blaze 4G for the successor to the Galaxy S II. It’s not. The Blaze 4G is more of an extension of the series with a cheaper price tag. Qualcomm’s CPU is a multitasking beast and the Super AMOLED is just as commendable... More

Fast performance, great size, fast data when available

from MobileBurn (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is an impressive device with great ergonomics and speedy performance. Apart from some issues with the display, it is also built very well. Even if you don't live in an area where you can access T-Mobile's super fast 42Mbps HSPA+ network, the Blaze 4G is a joy to use. Of... More

  8/10

An impressive device with great ergonomics and speedy performance

from MobileBurn (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is an impressive device with great ergonomics and speedy performance. Apart from some issues with the display, it is also built very well. Even if you don't live in an area where you can access T-Mobile's super fast 42Mbps HSPA+ network, the Blaze 4G is a joy to use. Of... More

  8/10

Top notch telephony, NFC connectivity, solid build quality

from GSMArena (over 2 years ago)

he Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G packs enough functionality to keep every potential Android user, who thinks that a screen over 4" in size is too big happy. It is well built, fast, and pocket friendly. It's also got some powerful hardware that makes it relatively future proof.The smartphone however, is far... More

Great Battery Life, decent camera, little weight

from Business Insider (over 2 years ago)

If you're looking for a compact, Android phone in the Galaxy S family, the Blaze is a good option for those who aren't looking to shell out more than $200 bucks for a new phone.At $150 with contract, the Galaxy S Blaze is a mid-range phone with strong capabilities given its spec and size. While some... More

Offers strong performance and long battery life in a more compact design

from Laptop Magazine (over 2 years ago)

The $149 Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is a mid-range Android phone that delivers strong performance, long battery life and fast 4G speeds. Some may find the avalanche of T-Mobile branded apps annoying, however. The identically priced HTC Sensation 4G has a sharper qHD display and higher-resolution 8-MP... More

  8/10

Compact design, peppy performance, great calling quality, above average battery life

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

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... More

  8/10

It’s a beautiful phone that should cater well to the corporate bunch and consumers alike

from TechnoBuffalo (over 2 years ago)

I like the Galaxy S Blaze 4G a lot. I like that it has the potential to offer data speeds that compete with 4G LTE networks, thanks to its HSPA+ 42Mbps support, but I’m disappointed that T-Mobile’s network isn’t as widespread and doesn’t even cover the whole of Manhattan.... More

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