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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

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Summary:

This is a free phone from T-Mobile that performs well, even if experts do register a couple of complaints in Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G reviews. A reviewer from TechHive notes that this phone is loaded with bloatware -- free or trial versions of apps that may not be particularly interesting or useful to most phone users. Many of these superfluous apps can't be removed. TechHive's review also reports that although the display looks vibrant, the colors are oversaturated. A review from Brighthand also condemns the bloatware but appreciates the long battery life and fast processor. The site's expert was impressed with the phone's performance in benchmark testing and notes that it can download data very quickly over T-Mobile's 4G network. Another sticking point for the Brighthand reviewer: This phone uses an older Android 2.3 operating system. Most new phones now use some version of Android 4, so the older OS makes the phone feel a little out of date. At Engadget, an expert lauds the call quality and particularly the battery life in a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review.

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G runs on a fast 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. It has only 4GB of internal storage but includes a microSD slot so you can add up to 32GB of memory. It comes with a 4GB microSD memory card as part of the package. The 4-inch display has a resolution of 480x800. The Blaze 4G includes a 5MP camera and a front-facing 1.3MP camera for video calling or taking self-portraits. The phone connects to the Internet and to other devices using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is certainly fast, in terms of both processing speed and downloading speed on the T-Mobile network, even if reviewers are put off by the excessive bloatware. The impressive battery life also may prove a major selling point for some users.

by Michael Sweet (Google+ Profile) – March 13, 2014
Filed in: Android, Apple, Apps,
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