Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Review

(SGH-T699) Score: 6.36/10
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Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is a mid level Android phone released back in the year 2012, having a 4" capacitive display, a good performance 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU, and 2 cameras, a 5 MP back-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixels front side camera. That's all? Not at all, it's only the introduction of this extreme review.

Samsung decided to power this phone using a fast Dual-Core processor running at 1.5 gigahertz, bundled in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A system chip and 1 GB of RAM memory. To help with graphic intensive tasks, this phone also has an Adreno 225 graphic processing unit speeding at 400 MHz. A good aspect of this phone is its 8 GB quite big internal memory and an external memory slot, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps and games without worrying about space.

This cellphone is a little thick compared to current phones, being as thick as 0.53". This phone doesn't feel very lightweight for a device of this size, weighting 5.6 oz.

Samsung equipped this phone with a nice 4-inches display, and a resolution of 800 x 480 , making everything look very nice. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G features wi-fi connection (which it can provide to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), HSPA+ (4G) connectivity, which is not so fast as LTE-A or LTE networks or the fastest 3G connectivity, over HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This cellphone works with a SIM card for GSM services.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 5 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 MP front camera. It is also able to capture HD 1280x720 videos. Additionally, the camera has flash.

The S Relay 4G features a mid capacity 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery that can keep this phone running for several hours. Samsung informs a 10 hs talk time and a 312 hours stand by time for this cellphone.

This cellphone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth phones, computers and accessories), GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC), and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

This cellphone is being sold for 100 dollars, quite a low price for comparing with other similar cellphones. This cellphone is a very good choice for you if you are looking for a social phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0
Also Known As:Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q
Product code:SGH-T699
Dimensions:4.96 x 2.56 x 0.53 inchesMetric12.6 x 6.5 x 1.35 cmImperial
Weight:5.60 ouncesMetric158.76 gImperial
Release date:2012-09-06
Price:$ 100.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:4 inchesMetric10.2 cmImperial
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:233 pixels per inchMetric91.73 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
Processor:Krait (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1800 mAh
Stand-by Time:312 hours
Talk Time:10 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor