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Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
When you think of Android, it’s a safe bet to say that the Motorola i1 isn’t one of the first devices to pop into mind for anyone, but for Boost Mobile customers, it’s sadly the only option available when it comes to experiencing Android. Tonight, Boost Mobile and Samsung held a special event in New York City to officially unveil the prepaid carrier’s next big thing – the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. Thankfully, it’s a modern Android powered device that’s sure to impress customers thanks to Froyo being on board. However, the most surprising thing with this one is none other than its jaw dropping no-contract price of $179.99 – which of course, goes well with Boost’s $50/month unlimited plan.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on


Even before picking up the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, the first thing to come to our mind is expecting a flat out cheap device, however, we’re at a gasp after beholding one physically. First of all, its solid feel and polished looks jump out at a first glance – but it’s even more surprising to find it extremely light weight. Overall, the size is quite manageable versus some of the heftier sized Galaxy models out there. In addition to that, we do like the charm it’s radiating thanks to its glossy piano black plastic and soft touch rear cover.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on


Turning it on, we’re greeted with a 3.2” capacitive touchscreen that manages to clear up our doubts thanks to its luster and good color production. However, there is some evidence of distortion when you tilt it extremely towards one side. Nonetheless, it’s still very pretty taking into account the entry-level nature of the device. Other features that deem it part of the entry-level category include a 2-megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, and 2GB microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-on


Fortunately, we’re presented with a modern experience thanks to the stock Android 2.2 Froyo experience – yeah, there’s no sight of TouchWiz with this one! Just from quickly playing around with it, speed while navigating around the device seems to be more than tolerable – even when activating a live wallpaper. All in all, it’s undoubtedly shaping up to become a supreme offering once it’s made available some time in late April. Again, it’s very hard not to like this device since it has some decent specs, inexpensive monthly plan, all the benefits of Android, and most importantly, it  sports a rock on $179.99 no contract required cost.




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posted on 06 Apr 2011, 00:46

1. Jason Fernandez (unregistered)


does it have wifi please reply//..!

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 01:05

2. nothin (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


of course it does.. it's a smartphone you know :)

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 02:11

12. GrimJim (unregistered)


It is disabled on the Boost network.

Go to Cnet.com for their review.

posted on 11 Apr 2011, 22:09

7. anditial (unregistered)


yes it does

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 02:12

13. GrimJim (unregistered)


No it doesn't. It is disabled. Go to Cnet.com for their review.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 02:10

11. GrimJim (unregistered)


No. It is disabled. Got to Cnet.com for their review.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 19:54

15. nrod (unregistered)


"YES YOU DO HAVE WIFI" what you don't have is "HOTSPOT" service with boost mobile.
PLEASE WHEN READING Cnet.com READ IT ALL OR WITH SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTAND HOTSPOT!!

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 11:35

3. Jason Fernandez (unregistered)


Will it ever be release in INDIA
You know, like the Samsung Galaxy MINI is sold in India as the Samsung galaxy Pop

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 11:48

4. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)


wish it had a keyboard

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 20:29

5. Komplex (unregistered)


@ blaze456 according to a close source the Samsung Epic will be coming to boost mobile from what I was told also the ZTE Peel is another type of device that will be coming to boost.

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 11:41

6. ggggggg (unregistered)


When is somebody going to post a video where we can see them actually do something with the phone? They all just hold it and yap on and on with the same old information.

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 18:07

8. buttafly (unregistered)


well i will be getting this phone when it comes out because i currently have the bb curve 8530 with boost and i do not like it. i used to have a touch screen before and i really liked it. i really dont care that it only has a 2mp camera and that he doesnt do all that good compared to the other galaxy phones.

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 18:26

9. brandyjustine79 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


well i have read the reviews and saw alot of videos of this phone and i am very impressed. of course there are people out there that are going to say bad things about the phone but if u want it then get it because you're the one thats going to spend your money on it. but as soon as it comes out im getting me one.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 13:26

10. curiouspat (unregistered)


Can you change the wallpaper of samsung galaxy prevail?

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 23:27

14. basit (unregistered)


does the youtube work on this phone and also skype..plz reply

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 22:12

16. Satchmo67 (unregistered)


I wish Boost would come out with the Samsung Replenish. I had it when i was with Sprint and it worked great.

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