Samsung has eventually expanded its Galaxy brand through the entire spectrum of smartphones. We had already seen high end and mid range devices from Galaxy line. Now with the launch of Samsung Galaxy Prevail II, we also have entry level smartphones from this brand. Currently the company has offered this device in the United States at a reasonable price of $180. Not only the price but the technical specs of this phone are also not bad.
Just a brief look at the features of the device makes it clear that it certainly is a good deal. To begin with, this phone uses Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean as its operating system and features a 4-inch WVGA display. Display resolution of the screen is 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 233 ppi. It is powered by 1.4 GHz processor which is pretty good for entry-level smartphone. There is a 5 megapixel back end camera onboard in addition to 1.3 megapixel front facing shooter. Power requirements of the device are fulfilled by a 1750 mAh battery which, as per the official estimates, can support talk time of up to eight hours. Other specs of Galaxy Prevail II include support for WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 microSD expansion up to 64 GB.
The physical dimensions of Galaxy Prevail 2 are 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches and it has a reasonable weight of 130 g. Usual features of smartphones such as proximity sensor, light sensor, USB charging, computer sync etc. are also part of Galaxy Prevail II. The arsenal of features, while not very innovative, is nonetheless well stocked and it is hard to find any problem with the phone when we consider it in its own domain.
For a low-end device available at a price of $180, these specs are surprisingly good. And this price is for the version which is free of contract obligations. If you are looking for a contract, you can avail various offers. For instance, there is Boost Mobile’s Android Monthly Unlimited plan which is not a bad offer at all. But in the presence of a remarkable contract-free deal, not many people would get a device with contract imposed on it. The phone certainly is a pretty good addition in the market of entry-level smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2 is a CDMA phone available for the moment on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2, could not be unlocked using an unique unlock code like GSM phones can be unlocked. In order to unlock your CDMA Galaxy Prevail II phone and switch to a different CDMA carrier, you need to call the receiving carrier and ask them activate your phone onto their network. A CDMA phone can not be used on a GSM network provider regardless if it is unlocked or not.