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Aaron takes an in-depth look at T-Mobile's newest Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.  Technically, it's not a Galaxy S II, but it packs some similar features like a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 3.97-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, front-facing camera, a 1,750 mAh battery, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz 4.0.  It's priced very reasonably at $149.99.  Is it worth considering?  Part 1 of 2.


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Naj Khan
Naj Khan ov android
Tim Vinzant
Tim Vinzant Android over windows every time. Microsoft can't stop make phones. I have no confidence. They have enough trouble keeping their operating system going.
Devin VandeVelde
Devin VandeVelde Windows phone is the smoothest operating system out there.
Barbara Parker Hibbard
Barbara Parker Hibbard Neither
Fernando Diaz
Fernando Diaz No WP7 or iOS will beat my rare white 32gb Galaxy Note with 64gb MicroSDHC... Never. They are always limited with space restrictions.
Chris Robato
Chris Robato Android. Freedom and flexibility is what a smartphone about.
Harish Bysani Kodanda
Harish Bysani Kodanda I would prefer a dual boot phone too but for now am with android :)
Xavier Jackson
Xavier Jackson By the way Aaron Ive been waiting on this review.
Xavier Jackson
Xavier Jackson Team Android! I have the 4s and Im saying Android is sooooo much better.
Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper A theoretical 13GBps (big g AND big B!) Device is waaaaaay amazinger
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Android, If you're a drone.
Jasmine Mullins Garcia
Jasmine Mullins Garcia Droid.
Eric Hook
Eric Hook Android
Michael Santangelo
Michael Santangelo Blaze! A theoretical 42MBps device is just amazing.
Matthew Bourdette
Matthew Bourdette Windows phone
Mango Simpson
Mango Simpson Windows Phone, without a doubt. I've had 4 diff androids, all with issues. I'm done with android. Zero issues with WP7, flawless.
Fernando Diaz
Fernando Diaz Windows phones are for dumb people that needs something simple like iOS phone.
Zach Brito
Zach Brito Android, if you're smart.
Mark Shryock
Mark Shryock Android
Mark Greentree
Mark Greentree Android
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas Android
Clifton Latour
Clifton Latour My HTC radar window phone best phone I ever owned
Chris Cobeen
Chris Cobeen Android! :D Open Source and linux FTW!!!! :)
Larry Waters
Larry Waters Windows Phone of course. Google is stealing enough of my info without turning me into an Android too.
Jack Tran
Jack Tran Windows phone....lacking apps now...but very slick interface....Try it and see......
Suzan Thompson
Suzan Thompson I want a dual boot phone!
Ross Sleeper Dbs Belizaire
Ross Sleeper Dbs Belizaire For now,Windows phone. It's different from the others. Not the fastest or the best, but it works for me. But when the new Galaxy hits the stores, I might consider an android.
JD Punzkie
JD Punzkie ANDROID!!!!
Maxi Fabián
Maxi Fabián I'd like to give a try to Windows Phone but the version 8 that is coming out soon i guess.. I use Android so far, i'm getting a bit tired fighting with Force Closes and Random Lag .. I'd like also see how well the Galaxy S3 performs running Android 4.0 but i'm curious about Windows Phone World.
Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas Neither
Tyler Tresenrider
Tyler Tresenrider Windows phone
Tyler Franz Frodl
Tyler Franz Frodl Android.... And iPhone lol
Shane Collins
Shane Collins Android!!!!!
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza Android 4 Ever!
Jack Davis
Jack Davis Android
Carlos Nava
Carlos Nava GALAXY S3 OFFICIAL! 5.0 inch 1080p super amoled Plus HD 12 Megapixel Camera with 1080p video/5 Mega pixel HD front cam 2.0 Gigahertz Dual core Exynos 2 Gigs of ram,4G LTE,Android 5.0 Jelly-Bean, 3000 mAh Battery,FaceLock/Eyelock ,Android T.V (2012)
Carlos Nava
Carlos Nava IPhone ?
James LeBlanc
James LeBlanc Windows Phone
Sandy Tuzicka
Sandy Tuzicka Android
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas Windows phone of course,windows phone is the best
Roger Alonzo
Roger Alonzo Android!!
Jan Michael Cruz
Jan Michael Cruz Daught? U mean daughter right?
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Android
Matúš Mauro Bencic
Matúš Mauro Bencic daught? :D
Mason Sell
Mason Sell Windows Phone for sure
Kerri Kershaw
Kerri Kershaw Ray there are actually tons of quality apps, and growing constantly..what there aren't are useless ugly/useless theme skin spam junk apps, which inflate the numbers just a bit.. :)
Steve Johns
Steve Johns Android without a daught
Howard Millington-Lee
Howard Millington-Lee until windows phone can get their app collection up ill go with android
Kerri Kershaw
Kerri Kershaw Windows Phone!!
Nanci Akemon
Nanci Akemon Android!
Ray W. Scott
Ray W. Scott No apps equals no fun, going with Android.
Adrian Luna
Adrian Luna WP
Don Scaflus WizMatic Bennett
Don Scaflus WizMatic Bennett Android
Matt Chumaceiro
Matt Chumaceiro The Nokia 900/Titan 2 are probably the only Windows Phone devices I would chose over this. For now, I'm with Android.
Anas Mazioudi
Anas Mazioudi WP is smoother and way responsive..
Marco Raymond
Marco Raymond *phone
Marco Raymond
Marco Raymond Windows phoblne of course
Ethan Shrago
Ethan Shrago Windows phone. Android is not made to be a budget platform. WP can run on any processor...
Tafari Hylton
Tafari Hylton Android.




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