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Samsung Galaxy Prevail (photos)

The Samsung Galaxy Prevail isn't your typical Samsung Galaxy S phone, and for the most part, that suits us fine.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Why, hello, there

The Samsung Galaxy Prevail oozes sophistication and charm, thanks to its obsidian-smooth screen coating, soft-touch finish, and sartorial metallic accents.
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Sloping screen

It's difficult to see in a photo, but hold the phone right and the top and bottom screen edges slope slightly downward, another polished element.
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Size

With a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, this is no jumbo phone. The Prevail is therefore portable and pocketable.
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Just Android

No skins or other additives flavor Android 2.2 Froyo; this is the pure thing--minus the hot spot that Boost Mobile disabled.
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Camera

The 2-megapixel camera won't blow your socks off, but it takes better pictures than we expected.
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Storage

The Prevail comes with 2GB memory to get you started, but holds up to 32GB in total. Considering it only has 124MB of internal memory, that's a good thing.
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Photo quality

The more natural light you introduce, the better your photos will be. This studio shot looks fairly sharp and colorful, though with a pinky-brown hue we didn't see in pictures taken with better lighting.

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