Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android Prepaid Smartphone

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Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android Prepaid Smartphone
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The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android Prepaid Smartphone has all the features you've come to expect from Android phones. Browse the Internet, instant message, record video, download apps and more, right from your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. Take pictures with the 2 megapixel camera and send them to your friends or share them on the web. With this Samsung Straight Talk Smartphone, enjoy up to four hours of talk time with rechargeable li-ion battery. This phone will only work with the $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan. It will not work with $30 All You Need Plan. Get the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android Prepaid Smartphone and connect with friends and family right away.

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The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android Prepaid Smartphone has all the features you've come to expect from Android phones. Browse the Internet, instant message, record video, download apps and more, right from your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. Take pictures with the 2 megapixel camera and send them to your friends or share them on the web. With this Samsung Straight Talk Smartphone, enjoy up to four hours of talk time with rechargeable li-ion battery. This phone will only work with the $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan. It will not work with $30 All You Need Plan. Get the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android Prepaid Smartphone and connect with friends and family right away.

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Prepaid Smartphone:

Sound and Music:

  • MP3 player
  • MicroSD slot
Mobile Features:
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Video capable
  • Access to Android Market for applications
Technical Profile:
  • Talk Time: Up to 6 h
  • Stand-by Time: Up to 9 days
  • Battery: Li-Ion
Display:
  • 3.2" screen
  • Touchscreen navigation
Messaging:
  • SMS and MMS
  • Instant messaging
Included:
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • 2GB microSD memory card
  • Activation card
  • Service guide
  • User manual

Straight Talk Service Plans
This Phone requires Straight Talk prepaid service sold separately.

Specifications

Service Carrier: Straight Talk
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Model No.: STSAM828CPWP
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 6.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.429 x 2.263 x 4.429
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported
Walmart No.: 552252094
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Great Phone for the Money!
10/11/2011

Customer review by YetAnotherOldMan

5.0 stars 10/11/2011 by YetAnotherOldMan
by YetAnotherOldMan

This is a remarkable Android phone for a bargain price. Be sure Sprint is strong in your area before buying, though. Touch screen works great with just slight touch. Many apps are available from the Android Market for free. All that I have tried work on this phone. To properly and easily set up your contacts list with phone numbers, email addresses, etc. you will need to use a Gmail account and your contact information from the Gmail account. The phone allows you to synch with contacts and calendar from your Gmail account. Whatever you key into the Gmail account shows up like magic on the phone. After setting up Gmail and my Facebook accounts, photographs and information on my contacts shows up on the contacts list in the phone. As with all touchscreen devices I have tried, keying in data (user id's, passwords, etc.) is very tedious. It is easy to hit the wrong character because of the small screen. It is highly recommended to use Gmail for your contact list so the data can be keyed into your home computer rather than on the phone. The screen is apparently plastic, so care needs to be taken with it to prevent scratches. Facebook works great with this phone. In addition to the 3G data, this phone works on WiFi for more speed. When at home, I exclusively use WiFi for data and the Internet. When in my house, I only have 1 or 2 bars but the phone works fine. The phone has GPS for navigation, directions and to provide information to apps with the location of the phone. Power: With 3G, WiFi, BlueTooth, GPS and Synching all turned on, the phone uses a lot of power from the battery. It is recommended that services be turned off when not being used to prevent battery discharge. All of the above services can be turned off off easily from one of the 5 pages you can set up EXCEPT for 3G, which must be turned off in SETUP. This is a pain. Email: When you set up your Gmail account and go out with 3G turned on (away from your WiFi signal) the phone beeps when you get an email and you can read your emails. I am never out of touch now. Music player: I have copied all my music to the MicroSD card (I am using a 16GB card. It comes with a 2GB card and up to 32GB can be used.) and find that the music player works fine. You can create a ringtone easily from any song on the card. You can read books on this phone. The camera is a 2 megapixel without auto-focusing. Because it doesn't have auto-focusing, I haven't been able to get a barcode scanner app to work. I haven't done much with video, yet. Blutooth: I was able to pair the phone with my Plantronics headset easily and it seems to work fine. The phone darkens and locks after non-use (the timeout can be adjusted) and you have to tap the top mounted off switch to get the screen illuminated. Then, you have to slide the green lock icon to the right to unlock the phone. Passwords can be set up to protect the data, but I haven't tried this yet. A full manual can be downloaded (which I greatly recommend) from the Samsung site. Their model number for this phone is SCH-M828C. It is a good idea to read through this manual completely in order to get full use from the phone. It is about 150 pages. This phone has so many possible uses that there is a bit of a learning curve. I have found a number of accessories available for this phone. I have ordered a silicone case from the Internet and a genuine Samsung car charger. I think it is a good idea to get a car charger since the phone uses so much power from the battery. The Samung site has the model numbers of the recommended car charger. The phone uses 700ma chargers. Although this phone isn't perfect, I find it to be an exceptional value. I have really enjoyed mine. The one possible sticking point seems to be the spotty coverage of the Sprint network. I don't know why there are so many negative reviews on this phone. I think it is rather unfair.

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YetAnotherOldMan
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Amazing Droid Phone with All the Perks for $45!
10/9/2011

Customer review by Illume

5.0 stars 10/9/2011 by Illume
by Illume

I am a loyal and longtime customer of ST. I pre-ordered this phone when it was offered to existing customers during a pre-launch sale. I experienced a minor problem with porting my number from my existing ST (Verizon) phone but ST CS was diligent and worked to correct the problem. I strongly recommend using the the CS (submit a ticket) option on the ST Facebook page. They are very efficient and always respond quickly. The ST 800 CS is often a little dicey due to language barriers. While I agree that Sprint is not as great as Verizon, I am willing to deal with that inconvenience in order to have a true Droid phone with all the perks -- unlimited access to my corporate email, the Internet, and countless useful apps -- all for $45 a month! As far as the issue with the battery, I think that sounds like a manufacturing defect and has nothing to do with ST. Additionally, the problem with "freezing up" occurs periodically on all Droid phones -- it has nothing to do with the carrier. Invest in a 16G or 32G memory card and move all of your apps that can be moved to the memory card, which will free up memory space on the phone itself. Remember, Droids are basically mini computers so if the memory is full, you will experience stability issues. All I know is that I refuse to ever pay an outrageous amount for a data package, and I also refuse to pay an outrageous amount for unlimited calling. ST has revolutionized cellular service for so many consumers. I am thrilled that they have now stepped it up yet another notch to add a true Droid to their product offerings! By the way -- heads up, ST is also about to release its second Droid -- it's an LG and has a slider keyboard as well -- it's $30 more than this phone and runs on Gingerbread rather than Froyo -- however, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's superior to this Samsung -- some Droid developers actually prefer Froyo -- kind of like the whole Vista issue -- lots of folks stuck with XP until Windows 7 debuted. (The LG will also operate on the Sprint network.)

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Illume
Atlanta, GA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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GREAT LOOKING PHONE, HOWEVER SOME BAD NEWS...
10/5/2011

Customer review by Nathan2011

1.0 stars 10/5/2011 by Nathan2011
by Nathan2011

I just recently purchased a Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent Smartphone. I love the way it feels and how it looks compared to other phones Straight Talk offers. There is not a lot of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Precedent in stores, However, the Precedent is the same as the Samsung Galaxy Prevail from Boost so cases and screen covers will fit. BAD NEWS!... Unlike my previous Straight Talk phone that uses the Verizon network, the Samsung Galaxy Precedent Smartphone uses the Sprint network. For me, Verizon has a much better coverage in my area. Needless to same, I am very disappointed with Sprints wireless coverage. NOW THE REALLY BAD NEWS!... After a few days, the phone overheats and the phone constantly freezes. To get the phone working again, I have to remove and reinstall the battery. I suspect the battery is the issue and called Straight Talk for support after my new phone heated up and froze five times in one day. They are sending a new battery to see if that will eliminate the issue. If this does not resolve the issue, I will be sending my phone back for a full refund. I suggest you research other reviews before purchasing this phone.

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Nathan2011
Tulare, CA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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10/6/2011

Customer review by SmartieUK

5.0 stars 10/6/2011 by SmartieUK
by SmartieUK

This phone works off of the Sprint network, so be warned! It is a great little phone, everything you need right in your hand, and no contract, what more could you ask for for $45 a month, unlimited texts, calls and web. I have had this phone just over a week, and I can't put it down, easy to use, easy to surf, easy to IM, access mail... you name it, it does it! like a smartphone should.

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SmartieUK
NC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Phone is great. Sprint's coverage is bad..
10/12/2011

Customer review by MakersMark

4.0 stars 10/12/2011 by MakersMark
by MakersMark

I have to agree with a few others here that the phone itself is great. And if it was with a different carrier, I would still have it. But Sprint's coverage in my area is the pits, so I had to take it back to Walmart. If you're looking for an entry level Android based phone, I would highly recommend this one. It was very easy for me to pick up and figure out. I fell in love with it in the short time I had it. So if the Sprint prepaid network works in your area, and you're looking for a great smartphone, look at this one for sure. Oh, and do your research on Sprint's coverage. The Straight Talk map is too small to see, and Sprint's coverage maps have quite a few inaccuracies. And one more thing, ask the local Walmart sales person if they activate many Sprint phones in their store. If they say no because of poor coverage, don't buy the phone. If it doesn't work there, chances are in won't work well in your area. Now if Straight Talk would just offer this phone on their Verizon system, I'd buy two tomorrow.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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by Lvano 10/6/2011
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  • A. Yes, Straight Talk can port your number as long as your current service is active.
    by MakersMark5/11/2014
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  • A. Probably, but it may take a week or more. I just got a new number.
    by YetAnotherOldMan11/17/2011
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  • A. Yes but it can take up to 24 hours
    by 7thymes12/12/2012
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  • A. yes
    by amy26210/10/2011
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  • A. Yes! Porting is easy
    by ElloVision11/26/2013
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  • A. Yes, you can have your current number ported to phone.
    by anon4910/10/2011
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  • A. Yes, you can ALWAYS port your current number -- just make sure you follow the instructions posted on the ST website! http://www.straighttalk.com
    by Illume10/10/2011
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  • A. Yes,call the service line and they will help you.I changed mine over on the website when I first got the phone during the set up...
    by MikesGirl210/9/2011
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  • A. Yes. As long as your number is an active account, you can transfer it. If you close your account or get disconnected, you cannot transfer it.
    by NobleZone10/8/2011
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  • A. From the FCC.gov site: Under the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) “local number portability” (LNP) rules, so long as you remain in the same geographic area, you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number. You will need to imitated this when you purchase your phone and he work is preformed in the background amongst the telco company.. I ported a cell over to an existing Landline, so cell to cell is doable, as long as it meets the guidelines from the FCC.
    by Woobieizer10/8/2011
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i know it hooks up to wifi but can i still get on the web if there is no wifi
by guinness2076 10/7/2011
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  • A. yes
    by amy26210/15/2011
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  • A. The Internet browser works on 3G data also.
    by YetAnotherOldMan10/11/2011
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  • A. Yes. Good, fast service too.
    by 7thymes10/10/2011
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  • A. yes, it will use your 3G service.
    by ElloVision10/10/2011
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  • A. As long u r in a service area. It is 3G.
    by anon4910/10/2011
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  • A. Yes, you can connect to any protected or unprotected wireless network. As the previous person mentioned, you may also access the Internet and your email by using Sprint's built-in 3G service.
    by Illume10/10/2011
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  • A. It goes on web but does not need webfi to work.Hit the world icon and it will work.
    by MikesGirl210/9/2011
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  • A. Depending on your data plan you can surf the web depending on signal strength and data speed available. Beware of battery use.
    by enoughsearching10/9/2011
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  • A. Yes. I can go on-line at my rural location, but I can't talk on it. We don't have Wi-Fi anywhere around here.
    by NobleZone11/13/2011
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by BADGENES 10/8/2011
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  • A. Not that I know of.
    by YetAnotherOldMan10/11/2011
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  • A. i dont think so. but you should be able to download an app for your favorite radio station.
    by 7thymes10/19/2011
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  • A. yes
    by amy26210/10/2011
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  • A. NO but has real player which works great.
    by Luciano110/10/2011
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  • A. dont believe it does. no
    by ElloVision10/10/2011
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  • A. No FM Radio
    by anon4910/10/2011
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  • A. No this phone does not have the radio but other phones do.Check out the product features at the bottom of the page when looking at a phone.
    by MikesGirl210/10/2011
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  • A. No FM band radio. But you can usually add an app for most of your favorite radio stations to listen over the net. Beware of battery use though.
    by enoughsearching11/5/2012
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