Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

7.8/10 AVG.
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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 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 9.5 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G), 420 minutes (3G), 345 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is an impressive device with great ergonomics and speedy performance.

- Dan Seifert , MobileBurn 

Reviews summary

7.8/10AVG.
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.

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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)


Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


Brighthand

A decent but not extraordinary device

from Brighthand

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 makes a decent mid-point between the newer Samsung Galaxy S II on the higher end, and the truly cheap options like the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G and the Samsung Exhibit II. That said, the Blaze isn't going to match up with the amount of bang for your buck that you'd get on other carriers. The s... Full review

Engadget

A good handset that stops just short of greatness

from Engadget

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 enclosure. That said, it's a good handset that stops just short of greatness. To justify its high price, Samsung could've included a better display and its superior 8-megapixel camera. Instead, it stopped short of the mark its competitors will be hitting in just a few months -- at which time,... Full review

Complex

Delivers big performance at a small price

from Complex

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 as any other mobile screen on the market. Still, the Blaze 4G doesn’t bring anything new to the Android forefront. ICS integration might have placed it atop of T-Mobile’s premium handsets, but its lack of memory and hackneyed design gives the device a mid-level presence.Some m... Full review

MobileBurn

An impressive device with great ergonomics and speedy performance

from MobileBurn
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 course, the experience is only that much better if you can take advantage of the high-speed data services while on the go. If that isn't a problem for you, then, by all means, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G is worth a look... Full review
MobileBurn

Fast performance, great size, fast data when available

from MobileBurn
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 course, the experience is only that much better if you can take advantage of the high-speed data services while on the go. If that isn't a problem for you, then, by all means, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G is worth a look... Full review
GSMArena

Top notch telephony, NFC connectivity, solid build quality

from GSMArena

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 from perfect. Its Super AMOLED screen has remained in 2010. Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread with TouchWiz 4 on the other hand, while perfectly polished, is quite far from being at the cutting edge of the Android realm. The lack of an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update timeline does not he... Full review

Business Insider

Great Battery Life, decent camera, little weight

from Business Insider

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 of its competition includes the HTC Sensation 4G with an 8 MP camera, the Galaxy S Blaze blows the Sensation's battery life out of the water.

The lack of Ice Cream Sandwich, the newest version of Android, is a bummer, but hopefully with many smartphones receiving updates soon, the G... Full review

Laptop Magazine

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

from Laptop Magazine
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 camera, but we suspect that many would rather carry the smaller and lighter Blaze 4G. Overall, the Blaze 4G is a very good choice for shoppers looking for a pocket-friendly Android phone with fast speeds and long endurance... Full review
PhoneArena

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

from PhoneArena

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 st... Full review

IntoMobile

Looks like your standard mid-range phone but it packs a few punches you’d never see coming

from IntoMobile
Overall, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G is a good phone that comes at a great price. The main features that you'll really be sacrificing with this handset is the screen (type and size), camera, and storage (only about 2 GB internal). Other than that, the processing power behind this phone makes it a great option for just about anyone who wants a new phone on the cheap(ish) and doesn't want to sacrifice too much in the process. Couple this with T-Mobile's speedy HSPA+ network and you have a well rounded phone that could be considered the Galaxy S II mini. It deserves the title... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 21, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
1 GB
RAM 1 MB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Body: 1.02 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 453 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 345 minutes
3G Surfing Time 345 minutes
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
420 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 9.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 cm
(4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 128 grams
(4.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.97 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube, Zinio Reader, Yelp)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-T769

4GB microSD Card included
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