Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G

73
Engadget
Score
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: T-Mobile's QWERTY slider falls flat

Summary

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, T-Mobile's newest QWERTY slider, offers snappy performance and good battery life, but the uncomfortable keyboard is a dealbreaker.

Pros
  • Good everyday performanceComfortable gripSolid battery life
Cons
  • Flat, nearly unusable keyboardWeak cameraCheap, overly branded design
Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: T-Mobile's QWERTY slider falls flat
More Info

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G bringing keyboard, longwinded name to T-Mobile September 19th

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G shows off all sides, sticks with new name

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q may be renamed to equally awkward Galaxy S Relay 4G

We first heard rumblings about the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q slider back in August, and what stood out most -- apart from the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and HSPA+42 connectivity -- was that long-winded moniker. Interesting, then, that Sammy should re-brand the T-Mobile device with a name that does nothing to clarify this handset's identity: the Galaxy S Relay 4G. That jumble of words aside, this phone offers a five-row QWERTY layout, a dual-core S4 chip and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, all for the moderate price of $150 (with a $50 mail-in rebate). Is this slider the best T-Mobile has to offer? Join us past the break as we give the Relay the full run-through.

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Scores

Engadget

73
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.4
Display
7.0
Battery life
8.0
Camera
5.5
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Screen size
4 inches
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