Boost Mobile’s Galaxy Prevail is a sophisticated, elegantly designed mobile phone with a sloping, screen, metallic accent and soft touch finish on the sides and back. The Prevail is the second Android phone by Boost Mobile and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. Based on their reviews, the phone’s mid-range and lower-end components make the device a more affordable phone. The Prevail is available for Boost Mobile Shrinkage Plan, which cuts off the cost of monthly bills for a total of 18 months for a one-time payment.
The smartphone’s design is appealing despite being marketed at a competitive cost. In fact, its design makes it like a million dollar worth mobile phone. The Galaxy Prevail by Boost Mobile is finished with a soft-touch on the back cover and spine. The phone’s face, back, and sides are bordered with a metallic, dark-gray accent, giving the handset with a phone polish. The mobile phone’s screen slightly curves downward at the bottom and top, invoking an infinity pool. The phone measures 4.4 x 2.26 x 0.47 inches and weighs approx 3.8 ounces.
The device has 3.5 inch TFT display with 800×480 pixels of VGA resolution. You can find five screens along with the usual Android icons and widgets and three static buttons located at the bottom of the screen. The micro SD card slot is located on the left side of the device.
The Prevail has message inbox and integrated email support for multiple IMAP, POP, and Exchange accounts. It also features Google Maps that be used through voice navigation, standard music player, Android Market storefront, Google Places, Google Talk, and standard apps such as a clock, a calculator, and a calendar.
Android 2.2 Froyo – This feature of the device makes it simple to use, yet allows you to view content in a flash. Also, it has a texting support for social media accounts, a message inbox, and email.
2MP Camera and 3.2MP Shooter – The camera delivers adequate quality of image. The pictures captured by the device are relatively bright in colors and sharp. Although the camera of the device has only 2MP, it receives boosting from the 3.3 MP lenses. In addition, adjusting the color effects, white balance presets, and other settings, the device can deliver you some quality images.
124MB Internal Storage and 2GB micro SD Card – The phone comes with a built-in 124MB storage as well as 2GB micro SD card. If this storage space is not enough, you can expand it as it supports up to 32GB external memory.
Although the voice quality of the phone is not stellar, the audio still sounds natural. The sound quality is not gauzy or muffled. As for the speaker phone, the sound may seem unnatural, but only if the volume of the audio is too loud. You will get a descent sound quality once you lowered the speaker volume.
The usability of the Galaxy Prevail by Boost mobile is not that much, but it’s fine considering the price of the device. The Prevail 800 MHZ processor works just fine. As for the date speed, downloading apps takes just a matter seconds. The graphics will completely load after a minute and the app is usable after 30 seconds.
According to Boost Mobile Galaxy, the 1500mAh Li-Ion battery life lasts for up to 9 days in standby mode and 6.5 hours of talk time. Like most mobile phones, the Prevail losses battery power when used frequently, especially in gaming and browsing the internet.
The smooth design of the mobile phone makes it glide on your pocket and has the higher chances for breaking. It is suggested that you keep the phone safe when not in use to ensure that if will not fall off from your pocket and break.
The Galaxy Prevail is a beautiful smartphone at a cheap price. Although the screen specs of the phone is not that much, the smooth surface of the LCD makes it responsive. Besides, the 2MP camera of the device delivers quality of image that you may expect from its pixel count. According the device may not be a high end 4G, dual-core phone, but it’s a mobile device worthy of carrying the Galaxy name. This will not make you ashamed putting it out from your pocket and using it in front of other people.
Although the Prevail is receiving some negative reviews, the product is still worth. Considering its price as well as its specs, features, and overall design, you can say that it has enough to offer at its price range. Compared to other smartphones within the phone’s price range, Boost Mobile’s Galaxy Prevail is better in design, features, and specs.
Once you purchase Boost Mobile Galaxy Prevail, you will get the Samsung Galaxy Prevail phone, 2GB microSD card, Lithium ion battery, phone charger, instructional manual, USB cord, and activation kit.