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  1. jjfad

    jjfad Well-Known Member

    I've ordered a Blaze 4G and a Relay 4G from T-Mobile. They should be arriving on Tuesday. Super excited.

    I'm hoping that someone here can give me a reason to go with the Relay over the Blaze. In general, I would prefer the Relay because of the keyboard, but I am not entirely certain the additional weight is worth the tradeoff. In any case, the keyboard/no-keyboard thing will just come down to personal preference.

    Are there other significant differences between the two phones? As far as I can tell in my research, the differences are:

    Blaze: Gingerbread (but with ICS update newly available), no keyboard, 4.5oz, 2.4GB user-accessible storage (1GB apps, 1.4GB data), Snapdragon S3

    Relay: ICS, keyboard, 5.3oz, 5GB user-accessible storage (can't find a reliable source that breaks it down into apps/data), Snapdragon S4, SAFE-certified

    Anything else I should be thinking about here? From what I can tell from the reviews, battery life on both devices appears to be great. Thanks in advance for your input!

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  2. JaeWeb

    JaeWeb Well-Known Member

    I also have both but prefer the Relay. Like you, for the keyboard and ICS. The added weight from the keyboard actually doesn't bother me. In fact it feels quite solid and good in my hands. The Relay also has NFC unlike the Blaze which means you can touch other phones with the Relay (such as the GSIII) and transfer media between phones instantly. :)
  3. jjfad

    jjfad Well-Known Member

    I'm confused. Doesn't Blaze also have NFC?
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/13/tectiles-programmable-nfc-stickers-for-select-members-of-samsun/
    http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-galaxy-s-blaze-4g-update-rolling-out-ics-coming-soon-20120717/
    http://techcitement.com/hardware/review-samsung-galaxy-s-blaze-4g-surpasses-expectations/
  4. JaeWeb

    JaeWeb Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm dumb (which turns out to be the case sometimes, well more often than not), my Blaze does not have NFC.
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