Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t, but the Galaxy S 4G no longer exists at T-Mobile. Just one year ago, it replaced the Vibrant — the carrier’s first Galaxy S handset — and now the Galaxy S 4G has similarly felt the cold embrace of Father Time. Fear not, though, because it has a replacement, and it’s really quite admirable. Folks, let us introduce you to the Galaxy S Blaze 4G. If you’re curious about the rationale behind the Blaze nomenclature, its meaning is actually two-fold: first, it’s capable of accessing T-Mobile’s speedy HSPA+ 42Mbps network, and second — get this — it packs the same dual-core processor as T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II.
Despite these two enhancements, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G stops short of encroaching on premium territory — instead preferring to straddle the line between middle-of-the-road and high-end. Similarly, it retails for $ 200 on contract, before a $ 50 mail-in rebate. With such a lofty price, it’ll undoubtedly instigate comparisons to the Galaxy S II and, soon enough, the HTC One S. Most importantly, though, is the question of whether the Blaze 4G can stand on its own as a quality smartphone; we’re fully aware that prices change, and a vexing purchase today could become a wise decision tomorrow. With this in mind, join us after the break as we explore the latest that Samsung has to offer for T-Mobile.
Gallery: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review
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