Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G / Galaxy S Blaze Q / T699
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Not the best phone ever.
Lori Seirer, Amazon
4 days ago
Summary: I bought this phone in August of 2013. At first, it did great, but it was my first smartphone and I wasn't sure what to expect. Gradually, the lag when running apps got more and more pronounced, to the point where now I must make sure to clear my apps periodically throughout the day, even if I'm in the middle of trying to use them, because the whole phone will freeze up.
Summary: Purchased this to replace my wife's Palm Pre. It was exactly as described. She prefers the slide out keyboards. It has WiFi calling which we require at our vacation home where the signal is poor to none existent. Battery life seems reasonable, call quality adequate. She surfs the net daily using this phone and this is the first phone in the past 15 years she has not complained about!
Summary: I bought this phone on the advice of my techie son. Having come from the Blackberry world, I wanted a phone with a keyboard and this one fit the bill with its very usable slide-out keyboard. It takes some getting used to as it's wider than my old 'berry but it works well. I may reload Android with less of the included "bloat ware" but other than that, I'm very satisfied with my S Relay. So much, I got one for my wife, also.
Summary: I got this as an upgrade to the HTC G2/Desire Z. It's much faster, which is nice. I don't like the power button position, I can't ever press it correctly without also pressing the volume up button at the same time. The G2 had a directional main button that let you move the cursor around, this doesn't.
Summary: This model is somewhat outdated but still nice with its slide-out keyboard (and yet relatively thin & compact). The Android OS can be upgraded to Jelly bean 4.1.2 (and 4.3 which I have not tried). What I like about the keyboard is the full std QWERTY layout, arrow keys, and a couple extra buttons (Alt_.com). While it is not an LTE phone, its HSDPA 42Mbps seems fast enough. A problem found lately is that Samsung has to release a USB driver for Windows 8.1, hopefully soon.
Great phone, great specs, feels really good, absolutely worth every penny.
24 September 2014
Summary: Great phone, works very well, and is easy to use, it's very custom-izable, and is quick at doing anything you need it to, even when running multiple apps in the background. The only issue i had with it really is, and this is just my particular device, the battery. It's faulty and won't hold a charge for more then 3-4 hours, though I'm using it for VERY light session (Literally just texting, nothing more.
Summary: Great phone, one of the bests with a full qwerty keyboard. Close it up and just as good with the touch screen. Not too bulky. Bought this for my mom cuz she's still too scared to go full touch screen... she's been on it non stop for days...
Fantastic phone and a wonderful upgrade from a "dumb smartphone" ...
21 August 2014
Summary: Fantastic phone and a wonderful upgrade from a "dumb smartphone" that couldn't load Wikipedia without crashing. Probably the most powerful phone out there left with a keyboard. Downsides? 1GB of RAM gets filled pretty quickly. This phone is compatible with Family Mobile, which reuses T-Mobile's leftover spectra and makes smartphones affordable to pretty much everyone ($30/month is good).
Summary: This phone is as feature rich as the qwerty phones come. I had 2 before this one that the OTA effectively bricked though, took battery life down to 1-2 hours. yes it got quite hot too. this one I didn't update, running the samsung touchwhiz over 4.0 android. tasker does report low memory at times but the phone seems pretty solid and responsive.