Tucked away inside one of the side events here at Mobile World Congress was T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. While the device has already been announced, we haven’t had a chance to play with it for ourselves until today. It’s a nice little mid-range offering that should be perfect for those who want to ease into the smartphone game.
The device is thin and light, and unlike a lot of other mid-range phones (Samsung included) it actually looks very good aesthetically. The device’s backplate has a premium-feeling mesh finish which transitions into a nice glossy exterior near the top. Samsung doesn’t do anything risky with the design, and it’s for that I thank them.
As for functional specs, we have a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel rear camera which can shoot HD 720p video, a front-facing camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3 with TouchWiz, plus a lot more.
For $150 on a two-year contract, it’s not the greatest value but with a slight price drop here and there it could be an attractive offering. Look for this one sometime in March. Our hands-on video is above and find some images of the device below.
[Note]: The rep we spoke with mentioned the device had a 3.5 inch display and a 1GHz single-core processor. In actuality, the device has a 4 inch Super AMOLED display and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The discrepancy in the video is due to the lack of a spec sheet at the site of the hands-on. We have corrected the errors in writing.