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Samsung Galaxy Prevail - No Contract Android Smartphone (Boost Mobile)

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244 customer reviews
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  • Wireless Web
  • GPS enabled
  • Stereo Bluetooth capable
  • 2 MP camera with video
  • 3.2" touchscreen
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.43 inches, 2.26 inches, 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 3.84 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 6.5 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

Boost Mobile BMSAMM820


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.

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.

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.

android monthly unlimited

$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

Boost 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

  • Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.5 inches ; 3.8 ounces
    • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
    • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
    • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    • ASIN: B004Z7HYUI
    • Item model number: Prevail
    • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,814 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
    • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    357 of 368 people found the following review helpful By JJ on May 21, 2011
    I've been using this phone for a few days now and here are the pros and cons.

    - 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.

    - 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.
    - SIM card embedded, that means it can only be used on Boost Mobile network, maybe Sprint...BTW, Boost Mobile is using Sprint's network. You can't transfer contacts from your SIM card phone easily.
    - Screen resolution. It's not really a con, but it might be if you're used to hi end smart phones. It's the same resolution as 2gen ipod touch.
    - Battery, this is an issue with all smart phones.
    - Tiny Internal Memory, it is a big negative. Especially when navigation app downloads maps to its internal memory. Sometimes I have to delete some apps to make room for maps.(see my 1 year update at the bottom)

    Overall, I highly recommend it for causal users. Check out its coverage in your area before hand though.

    Things you would need to buy, if you plan to use this phone.
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    189 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Doug Kampe on June 21, 2011
    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 phone like the iPhone, EVO, Nexus, etc. Look, it's not one of those, and if you want a top of the line phone, stop comparing this phone to those. No, it doesn't have the Hummingbird processor. No, it doesn't have a 4.3 AMOLED screen. Personally, I don't care about those things because they are too expensive, and if I get a phone that has those things, I'm locked into a 2 year contract for 3 or 4 times the monthly cost. If having a little better spec'd phone is important to you, go for the top of the liners! However, I'm techie, middle class guy that wants as much as I can get for as little as I can get it. The combination of this phone running Android 2.2.2 (I just got an update so that may be higher), and Boost's unlimited plan with shrinkage (eventually $35 per month) fits the bill perfectly for me.
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    127 of 133 people found the following review helpful By E. Walker on May 24, 2011
    I've had this phone for a couple weeks. It is my first smartphone, so I'm no expert and I don't expect a lot.
    Overall I'm pretty pleased. The $50 a month unlimited plan from Boost is a great deal. The web speed is decent and you can view web pages fairly easily. It has an email app that allows you to collect POP email, which is handy
    The keyboard - This is a big one. It is near impossible to type on the on screen keyboard. I've ordered a stylus to type. I have fairly nimble fingers, and every fourth letter I type results in the adjacent letter appearing. There is some kind of "swype" application that might help. If you send a lot of text messages, this probably is not the phone for you... or at least you should try it.
    The battery - seems like it lasts one day or maybe three hours if you're using it
    No flash support

    The price
    the size - it is thin and small, but this also means a small screen
    It is android and there are lots of apps out there, or you could write your own.
    You can put a 32GB card in this and use it like an mp3 player
    it comes with a GPS app that has traffic - but I haven't tried it yet
    The screen changes orientation if you move the phone


    I've had this phone for a year now, and generally I'm pretty happy with it. It really does change your life to get a smartphone-- they're little computers. I've found so many useful apps, and it is really great not to have to count phone minutes OR data volume. I will never go back to limited minutes or data limits. I listen to internet radio for long drives, download recorded books from the public library, check email and many more more little things... iPhone users don't dare do all that with their data limits.
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