Conclusion: Taking its design cues from its Galaxy S ancestors, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is T-Mobile's cheaply priced, mid-range smartphone for those who want access to its speedy HSPA+ 42 network -- T-Mobile's equivalent of 4G -- on a budget. While it lacks the latest in hardware and software, it's still a "solid midrange Android smartphone that packs a punch, and has a reasonable initial price tag," according to Jessica Dolcourt of CNET.
Pros: Comfortable, stylish design, Fast 4G data speeds, Good photo quality, Excellent call quality
Conclusion: The HTC Sensation 4G like the HTC One S, packs a 4.3-inch qHD resolution display. It features a slower 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, but features an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 1080p HD video capture. The shortfalls of the Sensation 4G are its smaller 1520 mAh battery and VGA-resolution front-facing camera. Like the Blaze 4G, the Sensation 4G runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Review of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (T-Mobile)
31 March 2012
Conclusion: The Galaxy S Blaze 4G has a lot going for it—near perfect ergonomics, beautiful display, very fast network speeds and a very nice camera. And at $119.99, there's no question it's a solid device that is an excellent choice for many purchasers. I really wish they had stepped back the processor in favor of more battery life and sped up that camera. You can decide how important those issues are to you.
Conclusion: The 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.
Cons: 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
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: Here in the Galaxy S Blaze 4G you've got a step between the Galaxy S II line and the original Galaxy S line. If you're looking to spend just a bit less than you'd otherwise be dropping on the hero Galaxy S II line here on T-Mobile, this is your winner. You can grab this phone from T-Mobile today and you'll not regret your decision to do so - unless of course you're waiting for the Galaxy S III, a device which will trump this one in both the power and price departments.