Samsung Galaxy Precedent first Android phone coming from Straight Talk
Yet another prepaid Android phone has become available for prepaid users, Samsung Galaxy Precedent offered by Straight Talk. So far, among the best-prepaid Android phones were Motorola Triumph from Virgin Mobile as well as Boost Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Prevail. This time around, Straight Talk is the one that offers Precedent for under $150, with no contract and with required $45 monthly unlimited plan.
The phone is listed in Straight Talk site so it’s released but for now Straight Talk is only accepting pre-orders on the phone, meaning they will inform you when the phone becomes available in your area.
For quick review of the phone’s features, check out the video. For more in-depth review, please, continue reading.
Runs on Sprint
Since the official launch date of Samsung Galaxy Precedent hasn’t been set yet, there are no confirmed information about this phone being CDMA or GSM. However, if there is any certainty in the letter ‘C’ at the end of the model number, it would make us think that it runs on Sprint nationwide coverage since TracFone have signed an arrangement with them.
As far as features of Samsung Galaxy Precedent are concerned, hardware wise, they are very similar to Prevail from Boost Mobile. However, Boost offers its Android for $179.99 and with $50/month for unlimited everything but let’s not forget that adding Shrinkage plan lowers your monthly bill after 18 on-time payments to just $35/month for unlimited everything. So, which Android phone wins, you decide.
Samsung Galaxy Precedent is a smartphone with a 3.2-inch touchscreen that supports multitasking, so managing number of apps at the same time will be easy. There is also option of 5 home screens to choose from. For easier access to phone’s features, you can use your voice instead of fingers because this cell phone has voice based features. Also there is a nice and spacious virtual QWERTY keyboard for text input but you can choose Swype input method if you like.
Precedent is Android 2.2-powered, has an 800MHz processor and 384MB RAM that makes this phone run smoothly. The web browsing with this smartphone is bliss. The access to Android Market will provide you with number of graphics, ringtones, music, games including the most popular Angry Birds and all sorts of different apps that can improve your phone’s functionality. All sorts of messaging, IM instant messaging, emailing, social networking is also standard for this phone.
Straight Talk’s Samsung Galaxy Precedent is WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS for turn by turn navigation capable. The phone also has 2MP camera for taking pictures and videos, same as Prevail, which of course could be much better, but it is what it is. All your downloads you can store on a 2GB memory card that comes with the phone but if you need more, you can expand memory up to 32GB. Battery life lasts up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 10 days of stand by. So, considering the price of this smartphone as well as affordability of the plan that it goes with, this is a very good offer.