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Combining the power of the Android OS and Boost Mobile’s no-contract cellular service, the Samsung Galaxy Prevail smartphone is designed to provide an uncompromised Android experience while maintaining the great value of Boost’s $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with no hidden fees and no contracts required. And you’ll save money the longer you stick with Boost Mobile, with your monthly payments lowered by $5 for every six on-time payments.

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The Prevail’s 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display has awesome color and rich contrast. When you stroke your finger across it, you’ll discover a fluid, responsive feel for navigating between screens. And you’ll be able to capture spontaneous photos and videos on the go with the 2-megapixel camera/camcorder.

Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB (with 2 GB card included), music player, full HTML browser, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6.5 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

Android 2.2 Operating System

It runs the latest Android operating system–OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)–which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. Google Maps gives you turn-by-turn GPS directions. You’ll get a Gmail email account. Google Search lets you type or speak your query. With Google Contacts, all your friends’ info is synced to your phone.

You’ll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it offers a plethora of features, including an improved QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

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Vital Statistics

The Samsung Galaxy Prevail weighs 3.8 ounces and measures 4.43 x 2.26 x 0.47 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time. It runs on Sprint’s 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.

What’s in the Box

Samsung Galaxy Prevail handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. It offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network and Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees.

Plans include:

$55 Android Monthly Unlimited for unlimited nationwide talk, text, web, e-mail, and 411 with no contracts on an Android powered device. Includes access to Android Market. Voicemail, long distance and call waiting included. And you’ll reduce your monthly payment the longer you stay with Shrinkage.

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$2 Daily Unlimited provides all the value of Monthly Unlimited and nationwide coverage at a low daily rate. The $2 subscription charge is automatically deducted from your Boost account each day after midnight, regardless of usage, unless the you cancel the subscription. Recharge at least once every 90 days to keep your account active (after 90 days any credit balance will expire).

Daily Unlimited

ShrinkageBoost lowers your monthly payment by $5 for every 6 on-time payments ($50 Monthly Unlimited example illustrated above).

International Connect provides unlimited international talk and text with family and friends around the world. It can be added to Monthly Unlimited and Android Monthly Unlimited plans for an additional $5 per month, and added to the BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan for $10 per month.

Boost Shrinkage

All Monthly Unlimited plans include Shrinkage and unlimited nationwide talk, text, web, e-mail, and 411. Shrinkage reduces your payment by $5/month for every six on-time payments, up to $15/month in total. Monthly Unlimited shrinks to as low as $35/month, Android Monthly Unlimited to as low as $40/month, or $45/month for BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited.

On-Time Payments

On-time payments are made on or before the monthly payment date. Your monthly payment date remains the same every month as long as you successfully make your monthly payment. However, if you make a late payment, your payment date will be reset to the day of the month before the date your service is restored (e.g., if your service is restored on February 15th, your monthly payment date will be reset to March 14th).

Missed Payment

While it’s best to make regular on-time payments each month, payments do not have to be consecutive. If you miss a payment you don’t have to start over. The on-time payments made to the account will still be available as well as any savings milestone achieved.


3.2-inch touchscreen display (480 x 320 pixels) Onscreen keyboard Bluetooth connectivity (version __) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles. Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB. 2 GB included microSD card 2-megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom Video capture capabilities Multimedia player compatible with MP3 and AAC music formats, and MPEG4 and H.263 video formats Access to Facebook and Twitter Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging Web browser with Google search and support for Adobe Flash 10.1 Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync accounts. 3.5mm headphone jack Speakerphone for hands-free communication. Hearing Aid Capable rating M4/T4

Google Integration

Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Prevail – No Contract Android Smartphone (Boost Mobile)

  1. JJ says:

    A good entry Android phone I’ve been using this phone for a few days now and here are the pros and cons.PROS:- Inexpensive- Awesome flexible plans with no contract, you can switch between plans to fit your needs on monthly basis.- Attractive design & compact size- Good speed, not the slowest nor the fastest, somewhere in between (as May 2011)- No blowware installed, good job Boost Mobile- Clear sound for phone calls & decent music player- Durable, I’ve dropped it a couple of times from waist height in parking lot and it barely shows any dents.Cons- Fixed focus low res cam (2MP) no LED. It takes OK pics in a good lighting environment, video quality is unusable. My biggest issue is that it CAN’T read standard bar code, due to it’s fixed focal lens. But it reads QR code without any problem.- CDMA network covers less area than GSM network in the US. Most of countries in the world is using GSM network, so it won’t work outside of US…

  2. Doug Kampe "DK" says:

    I surprised how people are reviewing this phone! I’ve had this phone for almost 2 months and it hasn’t disappointed at all. In fact, completely the opposite! It’s a small phone, but I like that personally. I can’t stand how big phones have gotten like the EVO. Also, I don’t know what people mean “the phone is slow.” What exactly are you doing? Personally, the phone works well for me. I multitask all the time: while biking I stream Pandora, track my location with MyTracks, and respond to the occasional text ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I stream music with Grooveshark in my car while navigating with GPS using Waze (awesome app btw). Never a problem! So, frankly, I’m confused what people are talking about “slow”. Also, I’m on Boost’s shrinkage plan so, my monthly bill is $45 per month for unlimited everything (including data). I’ve been on Boost for about 8 or 9 months now.I read reviews on this phone because I find peoples’ criticisms interesting. More often than not, people make one huge mistake: comparing it to a high-end…

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