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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Blaze 4G is a good handset that stops just short of greatness. Once it falls to a lower price, it'll be an excellent choice for those unwilling to splurge on top-shelf features.

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
baddsisterr
This is the best inexpensive smart phone you can buy for the price, it's just...read more
80
djmerk
This was a phone no one wanted, but is good nonetheless.
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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
It's an admirable handset that offers top-notch battery life and network performance, pristine call quality and a beautiful, sturdy enclosure. That said, it's a good handset that stops just short of greatness.
 
70
GSM Arena
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.
 
80
phoneArena
[T]he Blaze 4G is a wonderful alternative for those who prefer a device that’s more compact – without sacrificing the goods in the specs department.
 
80
SlashGear
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.
 
70
Android Central
For you folks looking for your first Android smartphone, the Blaze 4G is an above-average choice, with T-Mo's highest tier of data thrown in for good measure.
 
80
CNET
With the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, you're looking at a solid midrange Android smartphone that packs a punch, and has a reasonable initial price tag. T-Mobile customers wouldn't go wrong with the handset, especially if they don't want to pay top dollar.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
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.
 
80
Techno Buffalo
The network aside, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the Galaxy S Blaze 4G: it’s a beautiful phone that should cater well to the corporate bunch and consumers alike: it runs quickly, has a decent camera and calls were solid.
 
70
PC World
The Galaxy S Blaze 4G has the performance and the specs of its Galaxy S II siblings but at a smaller size and a more affordable price. The bloatware is the phone's only real weakness.
 
80
PC Mag
The Galaxy S II is bigger and better than the Galaxy S Blaze 4G in many ways, but size matters. A huge handset like the Galaxy S II just isn't comfortable for everyone. And while the Blaze lags behind the Galaxy S II in a few areas, it matches where it counts the most: processor and network speed.