All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G makes for a fairly good Android phone. Is it worth your $150? I would give it a conditional yes. Of all the major carriers, T-Mobile probably has the scarcest options in terms of good Android devices. Compared to the rest of the carrier’s offerings, the Blaze makes a decent mid-point between the newer Samsung Galaxy S II on the higher end, and the truly cheap options like the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G and the Samsung Exhibit II.
That said, the Blaze isn’t going to match up with the amount of bang for your buck that you’d get on other carriers. The same price on AT&T or Verizon would net you a better phone — but also a higher monthly bill than you’ll get with T-Mobile. Either way, you get what you pay for.
Although it may not be the best Android phone available for its $150 suggested retail price, the Blaze is still a pretty good device, and it’s one of the few “small” Android devices on the market that still has a truly high-end processor in it. That alone may merit some attention. Otherwise though, I would call it a solid mid-range choice for those who don’t need the Galaxy S II, and one they’ll likely be very happy with.
- Slim and light
- Great battery life
- Fast processor
- Other specs are less impressive
- Lots of clutterware
- Slightly higher price than comparable devices on other carriers
A decent but not extraordinary device, the Blaze 4G is a good choice for those who want a mid-range device on T-Mobile, or a compact Android phone with a fast processor.