Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review by mnurhidayat77


									Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review: The middle man

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, as the far too long name suggests, is yet another
incarnation of the original Galaxy S. Sure, it has grown an extra CPU core, to go with its
42Mbps network connectivity, but at the end of the day, the newcomer packs a lot of the
I9000 DNA and hardware.

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4g
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G official photos

Thankfully, the CPU and chipset of the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, unlike the rest of its
hardware, have not remained in 2010. The smartphone packs Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
silicon with two Scorpion cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. Throw in NFC connectivity, and we
are looking at a seriously capable, 2012 mid-range smartphone. Here goes the Samsung
Galaxy S Blaze 4G full list of talents.
Key Features

   Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support
   42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
   4" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixels)
   Android OS v2.3.6 with TouchWiz 4 launcher
   1.5 GHz Scorpion dual-core CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
chipset, 1GB of RAM
   5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording; 1.3MP front-facing unit
   Hot swappable SIM and microSD cards
   Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support
   GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
   3GB internal storage, microSD slot (4GB card preinstalled)
   Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
   Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
   Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
   Functional NFC support with a dedicated app out of the box
   Document editor
   File manager comes preinstalled
   Incredibly rich video format playback support

Main disadvantages

  No dedicated camera button
  The screen is let down by its PenTile matrix
  It is March 2012. Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread out of the box does not cut it anymore
  Ridiculous amount of non-removable T-Mobile bloatware with zero functionality
As far as specifications and looks are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
appears to be mostly a shrunken copy of one of T-Mobile's Android flagships - the
Samsung Galaxy S II. This is definitely not bad news for the handset, as there are plenty
of people out there who find the 4.52" sporting Galaxy S II a tad too large.

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G live shots

While the upsides of having a powerful CPU, packed into a compact body are more than
evident, we can't help but look at the PenTile matrix sporting screen with a dash of
suspicion. The same applies to the TouchWiz-ed Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread of the
smartphone - it is not exactly cutting edge this time around.

As always, we are going to kick this review off by unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S
Blaze 4G, followed by a design and build quality inspection.

Editorial: You might notice that this review is shorter than usual and doesn't include all of
our proprietary tests. The reason is it has been prepared and written far away from our
office and test lab. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile is a US-only phone, so
it will probably never get to the shores of the Old Continent. Still, we think we've
captured the essence of the phone in the same precise, informative and detailed way that's
become our trademark. Enjoy the good read!

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