Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is prepaid Android with a curve

Samsung's low-cost Galaxy Proclaim brings the little-known off-contract services an appealing Android option.

Samsung Galaxy Proclaim

The Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is proof that Samsung hasn't forgotten about the lesser-known prepaid carriers like StraightTalk and Net10. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset offers entry-level smartphone features for a reasonable price -- $179.99 in Net10's case.

A slightly curved screen a la the Samsung Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one design hallmark for the Proclaim; an aggressively contoured backing with a grippy soft-touch finish is another.

The handset has a 3.5-inch touch screen, which is small for 2012. It has a 3-megapixel camera lens and is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor. The 1,500mAh battery could potentially give it longer life; Samsung rates it at 5.5 hours of talk time and 15 days of battery life.

Data speeds will be slow with Net10, but Android gives the phone Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and apps aplenty through the Google Play store. The Galaxy Proclaim will come with a 2GB microSD card for additional storage, and will take a total of 32GB in off-board storage.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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