- Dan Seifert , MobileBurn
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail, although not a high-end smartphone, is certainly a solid option for the Boost Mobile customer looking to upgrade their handset.
Boost Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Prevail is, in a lot of ways, stuck in the middle. While it isn’t a high-end superphone like the Samsung Galaxy S III, it isn’t as limited as disposable prepaid handsets either. It is best described as a mid-range handset with mid-range features and perhaps, even a mid-range price tag. Is there anything about the Prevail that truly makes it worth getting?
The Galaxy Prevail is reasonably well-equipped, albeit with fairly outdated features. It comes with an 800MHz processor to handle processes in its default operating system, Android 2.2 Froyo, and also has a mere 117MB of internal memory that can be used for storage before relying on external microSD cards up to 32GB. It does boast a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, though, which is bigger than the ones found in other similarly priced devices. And fortunately, the native resolution on the screen is HVGA, which makes it a clean step ahead of most entry-level Android smartphones.
Connectivity-wise, it has Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, and support for microUSB 2.0. The standard package includes a free 2GB microSD card, and with free cloud storage services like Dropbox, saving external copies of texts or other documents should be a piece of cake.
Ultimately, this handset has to be viewed as a simple phone that can get the job done and would likely be good for those who are looking for something just a little bit higher than entry-level.
Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy Prevail
1. Features a rather sizable screen with an acceptable native resolution. (The Good)
2. Complete with all the latest wireless and wired connectivity options. (The Good)
3. Pre-installed operating system is more than a bit dated with Android 2.2 Froyo. (The Bad)
4. Performance on a hardware level leaves much to be desired. (The Bad)