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Hands-on with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G

There are still a few people who enjoy using devices with hardware QWERTY keyboards and Samsung is filling in this niche on T-Mobile with the Galaxy S Relay 4G.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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T-Mobile Galaxy S Relay 4G retail box front

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T-Mobile Galaxy S Relay 4G retail box back describing some of the key features of the device.

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The Galaxy S Relay 4G has a hardware button below the display, similar to the Galaxy S III.

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The back of the Relay 4G is covered with soft touch material with small ridges so it is easy to hold and will not scratch easily.

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The hardware QWERTY keyboard is excellent on the Relay 4G. For those who still want a hardware keyboard the Relay 4G is tough to beat.

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As you can see on the right side of the keyboard there are directional arrows and good spacing between the keys.

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This left side view shows the Alt key as well as dedicated email and messaging buttons.

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The headphone jack and battery access notch are found on the top of the Relay 4G.

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The microUSB port and microphone button are found along the bottom of the Relay 4G.

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This screenshot shows the default home screen panel of the Relay 4G when you finish setting up the device.

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Several Google, T-Mobile, and Samsung recommened apps are loaded by default.

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There are pages and pages of handy widgets to customize your home screen experience.

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Folders are also used and some are setup out of the box. You can see some included utilities here.

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WiFi Calling is supported on the Relay 4G and lets you make and receive calls through a WiFi connection.

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