Samsung Galaxy Appeal $149

Samsung Galaxy Appeal

  • Design
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Recommended?

One of the best things I can say about AT&T’s new Samsung Galaxy Appeal is that it’s another Android smartphone prepaid option for a carrier that has a limited roster in this area. It’s a solidly middle-of-the-road 3G handset, with Android 2.3 as its operating system, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that didn’t play nice with my fingers, and a basic 3.2-megapixel camera.

The off-contract price is a reasonable $150 for the smartphone package, which is a more affordable choice for penny-counters who prefer flexibility over contract commitments (compare with often $300 for higher-end prepaid Android devices). The Galaxy Appeal goes on sale June 5 for Wal-Mart and June 15 through AT&T retail channels.

One Comment

  1. The good: The Samsung Galaxy Appeal has Android 2.3 Gingerbread’s smartphone features and a comfortable backing. It won’t bust a bank account.

    The bad: The Galaxy Appeal’s small screen is hard to read, its lower-res camera lacks a flash, and I didn’t love the keyboard. Its slower 3G data speeds may frustrate some.

    The bottom line: The Samsung Galaxy Appeal delivers basic Android 2.3 functionality with a slide-out keyboard and wallet-friendly price, but there are performance and design trade-offs.

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