Bigger is not always better
We are just a few days away from the release of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze at T-Mobile. This model has the 4G label associated with it and is a marketing ploy to get you to believe that it is a 4G LTE device. Unfortunately, T-Mobile does not have any 4G LTE networks in place, but they do have their HSPA+ which can get you much closer to 4G LTE speeds than any of the other carriers, except maybe AT&T. With that speed performance on their network, getting a reasonably priced phone which has very good performance is to be desired. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G looks to fill that role at T-Mobile.
We reported last month on the coming Galaxy Blaze for T-Mobile as part of the growing line of phones from Samsung where they are trying to fill the needs of consumers across a broad spectrum. The Blaze 4G comes as a very reasonably priced phone at a price $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. It would be nice if retailers would make these as instant rebates instead of requiring you to fill out forms and send it to some location where it can get misplaced. With screen sizes increasing for consumers, this one fits right in at 3.97 inches which is just below the desired sizes which consumers appear to be asking for. This is much less than the Galaxy Note (5.3), Galaxy S3 (4.3), Galaxy Nexus (4.65) and others which Samsung has been going to of late believing that the future trends call for larger displays. The Galaxy S3 is rumored to be coming in at 4.8 inches.
The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is one of those phones which proves that bigger is not always better. With its lower price tag, 1 GB of internal flash memory and dual core processor, it should do well when it is launched by T-Mobile this week as it is released. While it is not coming with Ice Cream Sandwich, the Android 2.3.6 version with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface will meet the needs of most owners. We expect to see the Galaxy S Blaze 4G do well at T-Mobile with its size and speed attracting people to a great sized phone at a reasonable price.
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