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6.9 out of 10

Samsung Galaxy Prevail / M820

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Overall 8
8.0

Good economy smartphone, cheap but keeping up with the best of them.

retroelectros24_7, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

If you paid less than $40, you got a good entry-level smartphone.

mlow76, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good smart phone to start out with - features are alright.

la-dee-dog, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Camera 6
6.0

My Prevail Experience

TerryS, Phone Arena
6 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

great for price

Ryan.M, Amazon
22 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

"This is, for my money the best smartphone I've owned..."

RGaither12, CNET
22 May 2012
  • Pros: Internet, email, Office, call and voice clairty. The GPS is outstanding and the camera provides very good pictures.
  • Cons: Battery Life
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Overall 8
8.0

Great upgrade to my first smartphone

ford84stepside, Ebay
19 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value for the money...

drtonyslayton, Ebay
18 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

An okay budget andriod phone

Raymond Caldwell Jr., Amazon
14 April 2012
  • Summary: I went in buying this phone knowing that it wasn't as high-end as the rest of the Android phones, it does what I need it to do, answer and make calls, I don't need all the bells and whistles
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good so far

dmil9372, Ebay
14 April 2012
  • 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).
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