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Straight Talk to launch its first Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy Precedent

August 22, 2011 | by Charles West

Carriers, Samsung

It looks like prepaid operator Straight Talk, will finally jump on the Android bandwagon with its first smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Precedent. With no contract, customers will be able to purchase the Precedent at an economically friendly $150. When you add Smart Talk’s unlimited everything plan (including data) for $45, you’ll have a pretty decent bargain for your buck. 

Lets be clear, the Samsung Galaxy Precedent isn’t setting any precedents (no pun intended); customers will get a pretty standard mid-level Android device.

Features on the Precedent include:

  • 3.2 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 800 MHz processor paired up with 384 MB of RAM

As you can see, features for this smartphone are pretty standard at best. The Precedent, runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) and has a CDMA2000 1xRTT 3G modem, which will deliver pretty meager speed performance when it comes to browsing, downloading and uploading. But if you’re a casual user who plans to just look at email and complete small task — this phone is for you.

If your interested in a more powerful prepaid phone, I’d suggest you take a look at Virgin Mobile’s Motorola Triumph instead. It’s priced at $300, but with a better set of features to boot; it’s worth forking up the extra money. It has a better screen (4.1 inch with 480 x 800 resolution), stronger processor (1 GHz), more memory (512 MB of RAM) and lastly, a more than adequate camera at 5 megapixels with 720p video recording. It may cost twice as much as the Precedent, but its in no way a mediocre phone.

[via intomobile]