Straight Talk users and prepaid users in general, the ones who constantly seek out for better or even the best prepaid deal out there, have a lot to cheer about due to the release of Samsung Galaxy Precedent, first Straight Talk Android smartphone. More than one factor makes this smartphone a good deal, not just comparing to the Straight Talk smartphones but in general, comparing to other prepaid carriers and their phones and plans.
Straight Talk Android vs Straight talk smartphones
Straight Talk Android, Samsung Galaxy Precedent has arrived but is right now available for pre-ordering. However, even so, this phone has some significant advantages to other smartphones available for this carrier, all Nokia smartphones 6790, E71 and E5.
First, Samsung Galaxy Precedent (available for $149.99) is cheaper than the cheapest among them Nokia 6790 ($169.99) and is much more attractive and appealing than it. Even if you compare it to the best smartphone Nokia E5 ($199.99), which is by the way very good smartphone, you will find that it might be not worth paying those extra cash since the only major difference between these two phones is camera. Precedent has 2 mega-pixel camera while E5 has 5 mega-pixel digital camera with LED flash and takes high-quality photos and DVD-quality videos.
Feature wise, Samsung Galaxy Precedent can do almost everything as E5 can, just differently since it is a toucscreen. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen with crisp and colorful display; it is Android 2.2-powered, has five home screens filled with apps that, due to the multitasking and voice feature capability, are easy to manage. Runs smoothly and provides fast web browsing. Has access to Android Market for downloading apps to improve the phones functionality, can watch YouTube videos, can use text, picture, instant messaging and social networking sites to stay connected. The phone also includes an external removable microSD card and support for Adobe Flash and Swype. So when Straight Talk Android vs Straight talk smartphones are compared, it all comes to the camera quality.
The fact that it goes with Straight Talk unlimited plan for $45 with unlimited talk, text and data means a lot but not when compared to Nokia E5 since they both are with same carrier and are both required to go with this plan. This plan becomes advantage when other Android phones with other prepaid carriers are compared. So lets do that, than.
Prepaid Android Straight Talk vs prepaid Android smartphones
Before Samsung Galaxy Precedent arrived for Straight Talk, we had prepaid Android smartphones as Motorola Triumph from Virgin Mobile for $299.99, LG Optimus M at Metro PCS, now for $99.99 after instant discount but without real unlimited plan as well as Samsung Galaxy Prevail for Boost Mobile, actually the closest one to Straight Talk offer.
Straight Talk Android is even more appealing since it goes with $45 unlimited. The Virgin mobile offers Beyond Talk unlimited plan for $55 per month, even though they will begin to throttle data on this plans in October. Users would only get 2.5GB at 3G speeds and after that, the speed will drop to 256Kbps but without any additional fee, though.
The Samsung Prevail, on the other hand, available for $179.99 is the only one that can really compare to Precedent since it goes with $50 per month unlimited plan. However, that can shrink up to $35 after 18 on-time payments so this monthly deal is unbeatable. It is perfect in case you are patient and plan to stick with it for long period. If you want to benefit right away, to go as low monthly as you can, Straight Talk with $45 per month for unlimited everything and Samsung Galaxy Precedent is better deal, definitely.