Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Prevail / M820
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Good economy smartphone, cheap but keeping up with the best of them.
25 August 2012
Summary: The on screen QWERTY key pad is made for people with very small fingers. Nice because it isn't a giant phone in your pocket though. Battery is just the new standard with smartphones. It doesn't last as long as the boring phones. This phone is very nice over all and has all the nice things about Android. Although, and maybe it's me or this phone individually is messed up, I am having difficulties with getting it to recognize it is connected to a computer.
If you paid less than $40, you got a good entry-level smartphone.
5 August 2012
Summary: Worst problem: Comes almost totally filled with unwanted applications. Screen is small: It's hard to type on the screen with the phone vertical. Basically, I eBay'ed it because it's not worth it's sticker price. If you can get it for < $40, it will be worthwhile. If you can't, leave it on the shelf and look at something else. It's not the best smartphone in the world, but it IS a smartphone.
Good smart phone to start out with - features are alright.
19 July 2012
Summary: This is a good basic smart phone with nice features in it. Sometimes the keyboard freezes and I have to take my battery out and turn it back on. That's really annoying. I used to have the Samsung Transform Ultra, and that one is much better than Samsung Galaxy. But you get your money's worth with good features with this phone. The battery only lasts for half a day, but I use wi-fi and bluetooth, so I guess it's expected.
Excerpt: Got the Prevail when it first came out. I actually pre-ordered the phone from Best Buy Mobile. This is the 3rd Prevail. The first one got damaged in water. The second was DOA (calls would cut out). The 3rd was the charm. I have read the reviews here and had to write this. I have not experienced many problems with the phone and the ones I did, the solution was a very easy fix. (1) Batter Life .. download a battery preserver app. I do agree the battery life sucks.
Summary: i bought my phone from promocell and it was in mint condition even though it was refurbished. I will becomparing a lot to the iPhone and iPod touch feel 1) the phone feels solid and is pretty lightweight. The touch screen is pretty responsive as it should be, only problem is that it takes a lot of practice and keyboard adjustment in settings to make it efficient. Camera on the phone is pretty bad and no flash, I believe only 2mp.
Summary: This is my first smartphone, so I can't really compare it to other smartphones, but it's worlds better than the Motorolla i776 I was using. My Motorolla was on the IDEN network, and Sprint is cutting off a lot of the IDEN towers and changing them to CDMA, so I made the switch in hopes of better service, but lost service here at home.
Summary: Being a former Blackberry user though Boostmobile (model 8330), I prefer the Samsung Galaxy SPH-M820 Prevail. It has more applications, it has a higher resolution screen, and can access the Android market. What I dislike about the product is that the battery life is limited. To maintain a substantial battery life, the phone must charge continuously, throughout the day.
Summary: I am a former Blackberry user though boostmobile, 8330 model to be exact. So,in my opinion, this phone is EVERYTHING compared to that model smartphone. More apps, clearer screen, etc etc. My only draw backs are the battery life *which is why this post doesn't get 5 stars* and the flashless camera (though that one isnt much to fuss about, because the phone has nice night time settings if you're in a semi-lit room indoors).