We recently received the Galaxy S Blaze 4G from T-Mobile, a brand new Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a dual-core processor and support for T-Mobile’s 42Mbps (HSPA+) networks in the United States. The phone reminds us a lot of the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860, especially the backside, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Its BlackBerry-inspired design could attract business users seeking a more corporate-looking Android smartphone.
The Galaxy S Blaze 4G offers similar power to the Galaxy S II on T-Mobile, but it also adds support for NFC for anyone interested in mobile payments or NFC tagging capabilities. It also features several solid specs for the price, including a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel camera.
We’re digging the phone so far, but the data speeds in New York have been less than impressive We’ll be taking it for a deeper dive this week and will have our full review posted shortly.
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Specs:
- Dimensions: 4.79 x 2.48 x .44 inches
- Display: 3.97-inch 800 x 480-pixel Super AMOLED
- Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 4GB microSD card in the box
- Camera: 5-megapixel, 1.3-megapixel front-facing
- Weight: 4.5 ounces
- Battery: 1750 mAh, up to 7 hours of talk time
- OS: Android 2.3
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0