Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G T699 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-29 22:36 from p7AI - click to readHi, imported this phone to Europe. Unlocked it quite easily with some codes (tutorial on Youtube), needed to do that twice for some reason. Phone works great on Vodafone moved to KPN within a month (some local Dutch mobile network)... No problems at all. Previous phone was a Sony Xperia Pro by the way. Keyboard "feel" is a litttllee bit less in my opinion.. But apart from that, much better phone.

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  • 2014-02-04 12:50
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Hello everybody! Small question,
Could it be used in any country like GCC? Or is it locked exclusively for T-Mobile only ?

And if it was locked, could it be unlocked easily?

Thank u all

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  • 2013-12-29 22:36
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Upgraded OTA to 4.1.2 Jellybean. Cyanogenmod 10.2 stable is also available.

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  • 2013-12-17 19:42
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Is this phone upgradable to Android 4.1 jellybean?

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  • 2013-12-17 03:39
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-18 13:14 from v$Cg - click to readYes, it's worth the upgrade because this phone runs ICS natively.

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  • 2013-11-27 06:16
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> In reply to SAurabh Delhi @ 2013-07-14 12:28 from XNp@ - click to readHi Saurabh, I'm currently using the Captivate Glide and I'm very keen on upgrading myself to the galaxy relay. How's the phone's performance?? Is it worth the buy or not?? Are you facing any issues??
A reply would be very much appreciated.. :)

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  • 2013-11-18 13:14
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I need these Specs or strong Specs in QWERTY bcuz BlackBerry is no more interted.

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  • 2013-10-25 13:53
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> In reply to james24rocks @ 2013-08-18 06:44 from QZ1w - click to readThe glide is slower and older with less memory. But sure... "way better"

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  • 2013-09-24 01:31
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Have you guys seen the galaxy glide? Way better.

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  • 2013-08-18 06:44
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Fantastic phone....Getting good speed over internet here in Delhi...But little slow while gaming even it has a dual core 1.5gHZ processor...!!!

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  • 2013-07-14 12:28
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One of the fastest I checked on 3G wifi with Quadrant Standard
Result are; SG S3 (SC-03E Japan) OS 4.1.1 Score 6581; SG T699 (T-Mobile) OS 4.1.2 Score 5810; SG S3 mini (Int'l version) OS 4.1.2 Score 2610;
Surprisingly T699 results excellent. Hope to get update OS 4.2.2 from Samsung.

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  • 2013-07-06 19:11
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> In reply to xxshizziexx @ 2013-06-19 17:47 from nxX0 - click to readGot it in 'Murika, unlocked and moved it to Canada. It works perfectly! Getting full 4G speeds on two of the four major carriers up here. The other two are CDMA, so it doesn't work on their network. Great phone, fast too! Rooted with CM 10.1. It is so nice to have a keyboard.

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  • 2013-06-24 06:04
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So i looked into this, turns out you can't get it in the England. USA only by the looks of things. dont think i will buy from USA to unlock just incase it dosent work. Anyone been able to get it from any other country yet?

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  • 2013-06-19 17:47
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> In reply to DaRK DRaGoN @ 2013-03-28 09:05 from fkVk - click to readcell2get.com $365.00

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  • 2013-06-14 08:22
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> In reply to krish42690 @ 2013-05-10 21:01 from w4iH - click to readYes, it has Gorilla Glass 2, same as Galaxy S3.

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  • 2013-05-26 12:05
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You can use this phone anywhere. It has every major 2G/3G/4G, this is a global phone. Just locked to T-mobile - which can easily be unlocked remotely for a fee or by yourself.

Also, with the dual core 1.5 ghz S4 chipset - wifi signal is great and mobile data signal is great.

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  • 2013-05-26 11:49
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Please update the specifications on this phone:

-Upgradeable to Jellybean 4.1.2
-Bluetooth 4.0
-No Adobe Flash (Jellybean from Samsung Update)

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  • 2013-05-26 11:14
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Firstly this website needs to get their facts straight. Look up the specs on this phone (i.e. Relay is Blutooth 4.0, it's JB phone, and accordingly does not have Adobe Flash)

For all the people with complaints about TMobile's data plans, this is supposed to be a review of the phone not your carrier. I buy unlocked phones and use prepaid GSM - here's my review.

The relay is hands down the best QWERTY phone with a removable SIM. And it is hands down the best keyboard for speed and accuracy of any phone. In the world of getting the most out of your phone - great touchscreen, great keyboard, powerful processor for doing whatever task, great 5MP camera - this is the phone to get

My opinion of the Relay - smooth running on Samsung's Jellybean update last month (runs 2 days with no charge, no problems), focuses and takes quick, sharp 5MP pix. Touchscreen is great - Samsung Touchwiz launcher trumps the Motorola UI (IMO).

Compared to Sony Xperia Pro, there is no comparison, everything on this phone is better - camera, WIFI strength, 3G/4g strength, battery life. The camera on the Xperia Pro basically has no ability to focus at any setting - so you get 8MP of blur - but it was released 4 years ago cell phones have come a long way since then.

Compared to Droid 4 - I would say the battery lives are equal depending on what you do. Droid had rotation issues and a blueish tint - both annoying. Droid 4 camera when set at 5MP is slightly lower in quality, good but not as good as the Relay. The Droid 4 at 8MP, autofocus is a mess, useless.. there's no excuse for that. Relay has a superior, brighter screen as compared to bluey screen on the Droid 4. Relay has clearer and louder speakers. The Motorola keyboard was slightly more prone to errors (for me) because the little buttons directly next to each other, and in general, the Relay keyboard layout and buttons are just better. The Droid 4 is still a solid phone. Only thing better about Droid 4 has an HDMI out built it. You can get the same with Samsung Galaxy S connectors.

In regards, to just QWERTY phones, I would take on even greatest master of touchwiz in regards to speed and accuracy of my ability to type. In my opinion the keyboard button spacing of the Relay makes typing flawless on the Relay. So even if the Photon Q were available to me, I wouldn't use it - maybe just my personal preference because of Samsung's keyboard.

I don't see anything from development rumors about Samsung, HTC, Hauwei, even Blackberry coming out with a new QWERTY slider.. Sony has abandoned the QWERTY, I've read Motorola's next flagship won't have a QWERTY either. I saw a rumor of a Nokia Windows 8 in development of a QWERTY slider in the distant future, if true, I'm sure it will have a huge price tag sure. I don't blame the companies for not developing newer QWERTY sliders - people don't buy them, it baffles me why consumers don't buying slide out QWERTY phones in general, you get the best of both worlds. Anyway, the Relay is best in class for for people that want a great all round phone (usability, camera, screen, performance, 4G) and in my opinion the best keyboard of any phone in the market.

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  • 2013-05-26 10:59
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Does this phone hav gorilla glass or any other screen protection? should i use scratch guard with this phone?

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  • 2013-05-10 21:01
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