The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G finally has joined the ranks of smartphones on T-Mobile. This unique Android smartphone featured with slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard will set you back just $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and you will have to sign a new 2-year service agreement.
Deal on Samsung Galaxy S Relay
|Full Retail Price||$499.99|
|2 Year Contract Rebate||-$300.00|
Learn more about Samsung Galaxy S Relay
What is so unique about the Samsung Galaxy S Relay? It is the slide-out QWERTY keyboard that makes it stand out from the crowd. The physical keyboard, which is not a very popular feature on smartphones, comes in handy for those who communicate mostly by texting. The 5-row QWERTY keyboard with one row dedicated to numbers makes the Relay perfect for business use, since now replying to an email, making a note or creating text document will require much less time and effort. To enhance text entry even more, the phone has T9 Trace continuous text input technology, which will allow you to type faster and more accurately.
The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G features 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a fast and efficient dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, and 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. The phone also comes with a free, two-year 50GB account from Dropbox.
The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz user interface, which means you get easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity. The Relay supports NFC (Near Field Communication) and has access to Google Mobile Service like Gmail, Google Talk or Play Store, where you can find more than 600,000 apps to choose from, many of them for free. You can take full advantage of T-Mobile’s fast 4G network and use the phone as a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot to share your internet connection with up to 8 devices. Unfortunately the Galaxy S Relay 4G does not support LTE networks, but it does feature 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, which is a nice surprise.
The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is equipped with a 1.3 MP front camera for self-portraits and video chatting and 5 MP rear camera / camcorder featuring auto focus, shot modes (action, beauty, cartoon, effects, panorama, scenemode, self, single, smile), timer, smile shot, HD recording, HD playback, and online image uploading.
The music player supports AAC, AAC+, Eaac+, MIDI, MMF, MPEG4, MP3, WAV, and WMA music files, and the video player is compatible with 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, and WMV video files.
Fun and entertainment apart, it is also worth mentioning that the Relay 4G is SAFE (short for Samsung Approved For Enterprise) so you won’t have to worry about data security anymore. Being SAFE means your phone is protected in four key areas: Mobile Device Management (MDM), On-Device Encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Corporate Email/Calendar/Contacts. As a business-friendly device, the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is pre-loaded with Polaris Office to enable viewing Microsoft Office and Google documents on the go.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay include: Social Hub, Smart Unlock, accelerometer, downloadable content, animated wallpapers, Samsung Widget Gallery, Samsung Media Hub, Bluetooth and GPS.