Samsung Galaxy Precedent first Android phone coming from Straight Talk - Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Precedent first Android phone coming from Straight Talk

Posted by 24 August, 2011



Samsung Galaxy PrecedentYet 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.

 

Update:

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.

Features

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.



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39 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Precedent first Android phone coming from Straight Talk”
  • how much house can i afford says:

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  • tony derubeis says:

    i wonder does this phone support a flash drive

  • noah says:

    This phone will run on the AT&T network not sprint

  • Zach says:

    How do you know it will run on AT&T?

  • Corey says:

    How do you know it is the AT&T network. Would be much better for my area with AT&T instead of sprint. I want to know for sure though before I buy it.

  • Rinda D says:

    Well there is a very simple way to find out if it is going to run off of AT&T or Verizon/Sprint. DOES IT USE A SIM CARD? If it has a sim it will be strictly AT&T usage. The only reason I know this is because earlier this evening I called and asked if there was any way to tell if a phone used V or A towers (in my area A has minimal coverage. I have the Nokia E71-2 A towers only, i can go out in my yard and stand and get a signal but in the house its hit and miss, im disabled need my phone in case im the next “help ive fallen and i cant get up comercial” I was told, if it has a sim card or has the letter G in the Model it is NOT CDMA and it will ONLY WORK ON AT&T. Straight from a tech for Straight Talk to my typing. Oh also claims we cant buy any aps from anywhere but them, in their store not from others, but I have no way of knowing if that is true as of yet….my ? does it require a SIM CARD? That is the deciding factor if I prepay for one or not, nothing says if it does or not….LOVE THE PHONE IT IS SO COOL!!! Thanks for the help if anyone responds. Good Luck to those waiting for it to appear and Happy times for those of you who are happy w what you have…I have the E71 I will be getting rid of I hate it, I need Smart Phones for complete Dunces (and I work on computer quite a bit, former Techie, go figure!! LOL)

  • aztd1 says:

    This is a Sprint only phone. Look on the box, lower lefthand corner: “CDMA-S”, “s” for Sprint only. Trying to return mine, what a pain! No bars, no 3g.
    BUYER BEWARE! This will not work in the majority of the country. (Also look at Straight Talk’s Android map, that tells right there how bad it is). I learned the hard way.

  • Rinda D says:

    WELL IT WAS CONFIRMED BY TECHSUPPORT THAT IT IS ON THE SPRINT NETWORK A CDMA PHONE AND NOT ON AT&T

    I FIND IT INTERESTING AZTD THAT YOU SAY IT CAN NOT WORK IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WITH SPRINT PHONES AND THEY WORKED QUITE WELL UNLESS WE WERE BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS OR SOMETHING EXTREME LIKE THAT.

    WHERE PLEASE DO TELL WHERE STRAIGHT TALKS ANDROID MAP IS SO THAT WE CAN LOOK AT IT AND SEE FOR OURSELVES.

    I CANT WAIT TO CHECK IT OUT, THE ONLY OTHER ? I HAVE IS IF WE WILL ACTUALLY B ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE ANDROID APPS OR ONLY THE ONES THRU STRAIGHT TALK, THAT WOULD DEFINATELY BE A MAJOR DOWN SIDE IF THE ANDROID APS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

  • Samm says:

    Does anyone have an idea of the release date for the phone ?

  • Jonetta says:

    Do you have more great articles like this one?

  • Keylon says:

    Gosh, I wish I would have had that information earlier!

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  • Elmira says:

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  • Chad says:

    Sprint only coveres the metropolitan areas and interstates, if you look at a sprint coverage map you WILL see LOTS of white ‘no service’ areas on the map. I unforntaly live 30 miles outside of a sprint tower’s coverage range so I can not get this phone, what a shame too cause I was looking forward for a android phone from straighttalk.

  • Sara says:

    Bringing the Android to the TracFone network is a great idea. You get a good quality phone at a very economical price.

  • Ann says:

    Will this phone run off of the Verizon network? I really hope so I would LOVE to get this phone. I have been wanting a Droid for the longest time (I just can’t afford them, But this one I can definitely manage)
    Please let me know!

    Thanks

  • Cate says:

    Sorry, but it runs on Sprint’s network. I live in Indy & was told (at WalMart) that it would run on Verizon … not true.

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  • DAVE says:

    I PURCHASED THE PRECEDENT 5 DAYS AGO I FIDDLED WITH IT AND NOW IT WORKS PERFECT. I FILLED UP THE PHONE MEM. IN ONE DAY DOWNLOADING APPS, SO I PUT MY 16 GB CARD IN AND IM OF AND RUNNING, I TRANSFERRED MOST OF THE APPS TO THE CARD
    I LIKE THIS PHONE LOTS I,M 67 YEARS OLD WHO SAID YOU CANT TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS,.
    DAVE!

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  • Vickie says:

    This is a really great phone,with one exception: it DOES run off the Sprint network. Sprint only works in cities/metro areas,and there are several areas where I live in which I cannot get service at all. It’s highly annoying and I wish I could change carriers (bought phone through Straight Talk). Sprint SUCKS!!!

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