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.
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.
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.
1. Jason Fernandez (unregistered)
does it have wifi please reply//..!
2. nothin (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
of course it does.. it's a smartphone you know :)
12. GrimJim (unregistered)
It is disabled on the Boost network.
Go to Cnet.com for their review.
7. anditial (unregistered)
yes it does
13. GrimJim (unregistered)
No it doesn't. It is disabled. Go to Cnet.com for their review.
11. GrimJim (unregistered)
No. It is disabled. Got to Cnet.com for their review.
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!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. curiouspat (unregistered)
Can you change the wallpaper of samsung galaxy prevail?
14. basit (unregistered)
does the youtube work on this phone and also skype..plz reply
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.