- 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The Galaxy Prevail is reasonably well-equipped, albeit with fairly outdated features.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)
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail's screen is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
There is a Qualcomm MSM7627-3 800 MHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).
Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 9 days standby time, 390 minutes talk time.