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With the Prevail in your hand, you'll always be able to find your way around town by using Google's map and navigation apps. The Prevail gives you access to the constantly gro...Read more
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Great upgrade to my first smartphone
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 netwo...Read more
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Samsung Galaxy Prevail is a good deal on ebay despite flaws.
This phone on ebay is about half the price of the boost retail price so thats the high point for me, i was able to get a like new phone to replace my dead bb cheaply n quickly...Read more

Samsung Galaxy Prevail SPH-M820 - Obsidian Black (Boost Mobile) Smartphone

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With the Prevail in your hand, you'll always be able to find your way around town by using Google's map and navigation apps. The Prevail gives you access to the constantly growing list of available Android apps. For whatever situation you find yourself in, chances are there's an app that can make the experience richer. It's easy to download apps and games with just a stroke of the 3.2-inch touchscreen. You'll always be ready to shoot spontaneous photos and short videos, thanks to the 2 Megapixel camera. It's perfect for quick uploads to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter or for sending multimedia messages.

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Product Identifiers
BrandSamsung
MPN SPH-M820ZKABST
CarrierBoost Mobile
Family LineSamsung Galaxy Prevail
ModelSPH-M820
UPC635753489330
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity512 MB
ColorObsidian Black
Network TechnologyCDMA, CDMA2000 1X
BandCDMA 800/1900
StyleBar
Camera2.0 MP

Memory
Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSDHC

Battery
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1500 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 390 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 216 hr

Display
Display TechnologyTFT
Diagonal Screen Size3.2 in.

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height4.4 in.
Depth0.5 in.
Width2.2 in.
Weight3.8 oz

eBay Product ID: EPID169619375
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  • Wireless web
  • GPS enabled
  • Stereo Bluetooth capable
  • 2 MP camera with video
  • Android 22 with Android Market
  • 3.2" touchscreen
  • E-mail & IM (Gmail, MSN, Yahoo!)
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Samsung Galaxy Prevail SPH-M820 - Obsidian Black (Boost Mobile) Smartphone
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  • 4 stars96
  • 3 stars27
  • 2 stars10
  • 1 star18
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Great upgrade to my first smartphone

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 19/05/12
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. That's OK, I drive a truck, so I have coverage along most major routes, but I keep an ATT for backup here at home and in areas that Sprint doesn't have coverage. BoostMobile is much cheaper than ATT, so I try to use it more.
As for the phone, I like the touchscreen, although it is a bit sensitive and hard to hit the correct number or letter if you have large fingers like me. I don't text, but do go to forum boards on the internet, and I spend as much time going back and correcting my mistypes as I do typing a response. It has a voice recognition feature , but the translation could be a lot better. The few times I tried it, I had to go back and correct it. We're not Star Trek yet, but getting closer! The wifi and browser work good, pages are sometimes slow to load, but that may be in the networks. I did download a few apps, but most of those already on the phone are useless to me and could have been left off. Bookmarking a page on the net is easy, but I haven't found a way to get rid of one you no longer want.
I use my phone with a Blue Parrot bluetooth headset and the bluetooth works great, easy to pair and hook up. The icons at the top of the phone for bluetooth, signal bars, voicemail, etc could stand to be double in size though. If you wear bifocals like me, they are hard to see unless you get the phone up close.
The camera works good for a point and shoot. The controls are a bit hard to figure out, and no flash for night shots. I tried to use a couple of pics for my wallpaper, but it would only give me a portion of the pic, so that doesn't work well for me.
Battery life could be better. I don't use the phone that much, usually a call or two in the morning and maybe a little internet time, but it uses a lot of battery life when you are travelling in a no service area. After about 10-12 hours I'm down to 20-30% left, if I used it more I'm sure I'd have to recharge it during the day and at night. They need to offer a larger battery, even if you have to give up some case size it would be worth it.
All in all, I would say it's a great starter smartphone for someone like me who doesn't use it much and has some computer knowledge. For folks that aren't that computer savvy, like my wife, there are probably other phones that would meet their needs better. For me, it is a great upgrade from a dumb phone to a smart one.
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Samsung Galaxy Prevail is a good deal on ebay despite flaws.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 09/09/12
This phone on ebay is about half the price of the boost retail price so thats the high point for me, i was able to get a like new phone to replace my dead bb cheaply n quickly. Boost's Android plan gives u everything unlimited for $50 per month and wifi makes youtube work pretty flawlessly. The handset is small but I don't have a problem with that.

However, there is a reason for the low price point. The biggest problem is the internal memory is super small so by the time u download ur facebook, twitter, etc u have no internal storage left n most of the big apps cannot be moved to the sd card. Additionally the fonts r tiny, facebook pics dont sync over to all contacts, all the ringtones r obnoxious, the camera is low res and the battery life is a joke. Despite all of that its not a bad phone for the ebay price.

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Pretty good so far

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 14/04/12
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). as far as the battery, You litereally need to walk around with a charger attached to your hip so that the phone charges all day, non stop. I definitely recommend a back up battery, and all the charger equipment that this phone accomodates, i.e- car charger, home charger, usb charger for your work computer. I haven't had much trouble out of it other than that. The battery saver apps I have installed have been un-installed, because I havent noticed where the apps have saved the battery at all. The phone eats up the battery life in the same amount of time daily with or without the apps (juice defender and easy battery saver in the android play store, anyone with battery saver recommendations, message me on ebay, dmil9372)As far as memory, I have an 8gb memory card, so memory hasn't been an issue, and you can move alot of apps to the memory card which is a nice feature. I plan on upgrading the memory card soon, and would recommend anyone with this phone to use 8gb or as high as the phone allows...The only thing about the apps from what I can tell, is you cant really get rid of the apps that come on the phone, most of which I dont need or use. If anyone reading this has figured out how to do that, message me on ebay dmil9372. (Thanks) Otherwise, I am a fan of the prevail, and I would recommend it to friends.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic Initial smartphone

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 18/10/11
Pros: Lack of bloatware, excellent graphics, great beginner-or-scaled-back Android, Boost Mobile plan price point is pretty much unbeatable, Swype texting and talk-to-text makes messaging almost effortless, Android Market is robust and full of useful apps.
Cons: Charge-per-day ratio is roughly 1:1.25 with moderate usage (about on par with many smartphones), making investing in extra batteries necessary. Not friendly to GIFs (especially as backgrounds)
As my first smartphone, I was less-than-enthusiastic to get a phone without a material keypad, but now I wonder how I ever got around without talk-to-text. It's great for those such as myself who make wordy, comprehensive texts constantly. What used to take me 10 minutes on a clamshell only takes me 3 on this phone (with editing). The Android setup looks unfriendly and non-customizable at first, but apps like RingDroid make constructing your own personalized, singing work of art possible. The SD card access is easy to get to, and the volume toggle my previous phone (LG 620G on Straight Talk) clearly lacked is large and usable even with my giant breakfast sausage-like fingers. Call quality is pretty good. I don't have to use my bluetooth earpiece as much as I used to, even with the speakerphone.
The greatest drawback is the battery life, but to be honest, it's not as bad as you may think. Given that the same phone here retails New for 55 bucks more than I bought it for, I had enough money to invest in a car charger, extra battery (with another home charger), 2 cases, 3 screen protectors, and a nice phone holster (it's all on eBay, just look) and still had 25 bucks left over. Also, the phone doesn't have 4G, which was never an issue for me, as texting is my main concern and websurfing takes a backseat.
The best part? If you've never had a smartphone and don't want to fall back on a Blackberry, Android is the best way to go, and this is a great intro to the Google-powered OS. The outright lack of excessive shovelware makes the infamous pre-emptive garbage-canning of numerous amounts of lameware a thing of the past. You get five homescreens, giving lots of space for whatever widgets and apps that fancy you. The Android Market is remarkably robust and diverse, much akin to a coffeeshop, candy shop, and library all in one. You will find a lot of mesmerizing things inside, no matter what your interests (or in my case, initial lack thereof) may be. This smartphone is powerful enough to please the neophytes with realistic expectations of what a phone should act like, and great for former troglodytes like me that never thought they'd use a smartphone.
42 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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Love my new Galaxy!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 24/09/11
This is an excellent phone at an excellent price!!! This is my first time with a droid phone and I'm very pleased, I'm used streaming radio on my PC and my old HTC touch pro 2 and this is just perfect! the apps are easy to set up, navigating on the internet is great with the pinch zoom. I'm getting used to swyping which helps you type without lifting your fingers from the screen an excellent tool! The voice call quality is excellent! The same as I had with Sprint (same network) I just migrated from Sprint to Boost and so far it's been great! for the money I'm saving every month ($70), nothing can top it at this time! I can't beleive I didn't do this earlier...
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