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Samsung Galaxy Prevail review: Surprisingly elegant

A combination of good hardware and software features makes Samsung's Galaxy Prevail Boost Mobile's best phone.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail
Samsung Galaxy Prevail

Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Prevail and you may agree, it's one classy-looking smartphone. A silky-smooth 3.5-inch touch screen is rimmed with metallic gray, and the phone's sides and back are robed in soft-touch material.

However, this is no premium Android phone, and that's OK. The handset runs a respectable Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (sans TouchWiz), has a regular HVGA display (versus the Super AMOLED screen of other Galaxy phone,) and sports only a 2-megapixel camera and camcorder without a flash.

For the most part these specs are perfectly fine, but they're not high-end components. On the other hand, the more modest attributes help keep the Prevail's price tag under $200 without a contractual obligation.

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• Full review of the Samsung Factor on Boost Mobile
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In the end, it's a comely handset for a fair price, and hands-down Boost Mobile's most exciting phone.

That isn't the end of it, of course. There are more pros, one notable con, and plenty of photos inside the full review, so keep reading.