Samsung Galaxy Rush

The Good The Samsung Galaxy Rush has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a nice, petite design, and a front-facing camera.

The Bad A slow processor, poor photo quality, and creeping 3G data network are part of the Galaxy Rush's drawbacks.

The Bottom Line Android 4.0 and an affordable price help make Boost Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Rush a decent no-contract option, but lower-end specs are disappointing nevertheless.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Review

Small, affordable, indistinctive

Just because a phone isn't large or expensive doesn't mean that you can't get some of the best that Android has to offer. That's the message Boost Mobile seems to be wrapping into the Samsung Galaxy Rush, a petite package with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an attractive look that won't bust your wallet.

The Galaxy Rush's Boost ID profile-changing software adds some interest, and a front-facing camera means you can engage in video chats. However, the basic 3G Android phone keeps costs down with a slower processor and cheaper camera, and the fancier Ice Cream Sandwich tricks, like S Beam, never made it onto the phone.

In short, the $149.99, no-contract Rush is a compromise device for those who want Android without the high price tag.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $150
  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider Boost Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 3.5 in
  • Weight 4.2 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, Accelerometer
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features Smart Unlock, Speech-to-Text (speech recognition), TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), intelligent typing (T9), multitasking
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