Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Prevail for Boost Mobile

Samsung and Boost Mobile announced today the Galaxy Prevail with Android 2.2 Froyo. The 3G smartphone is feature-rich for a budget handset and runs on Sprint’s CDMA network. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS – TeleNav is unlimited and free every month and is pre-installed in the device – and has a 3.2-inch HVGA (480 x 320) capacitive display. The Galaxy Prevail has an 800MHz processor and 384MB of RAM, so it’s not a very powerful Android device but it’s still relatively snappy.

Although it’s running Android 2.2 Froyo, you won’t be able to install Adobe Flash on the Galaxy Prevail. Samsung tells us that it’s due to hardware limitations, and given its CPU and available RAM, that makes sense.

The device itself is quite small and very lightweight. It has a soft-touch back and a nice metallic bezel wrapped around the glass display, so the phone definitely doesn’t look or feel cheap.

Given the relatively weak processor and limited amount of RAM, swiping through screens and opening up and switching between several apps didn’t cause any problems, but we’ll see how that holds up once we give it a thorough review.

Our time with the device was very limited, but be sure to stay tuned for our full review soon! In the meantime, check out our photos and our hands-on video below.

  • Anonymous

    Thats neat..

    • Anonymous

      Yep. It’s definitely a cool option for budget-conscious consumers.

      • Maggie

        I am having this problem I have hit the WPS button connection and now have lost my wifi unless I am at home with my own network.  How can I go back to the original setting.

  • Xtattoombore420x

    i bought the prevail 3 months ago and although its has limits this phone is great for the price

  • I’m totally loving this phone.  There are things I wish it did, but it does more than my Incognito.  Right now, I think it’s a great intro to Android.  Considering the price, it really can’t be beat.

  • BigChuck102

    I Really like my samsung galaxy prevail, BUTT…I hate the fact that you cannot download adobe flash player… That is a huge Set Back and Downfall for the phone, that and the slow processor…STILL, it’s an excellent phone… especially for the price…ENJOY, I still am…

  • Henkluck69

    When I get Facebook I cant find the tag a picture option can anyone tell me how to tag pictures on the galaxy prevail

  • Trtman8341

    so if i can’t watch moveies why i can still load the app to watch movies?

    • Lpercifield

      You can watch movies on the phone. I have movies on mine that I have saved to my SD card. When you go into the apps menu, you click on My Files and go to where it says Videos. When you open that, you should be able to get in to watch movies from your sd card, and you can even download movies from play store to the phone for a few dollars, and they should download straight to your SD Card.

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