My current phone is the Huawei Ascend Plus from Straight Talk and I mention here today I’m going to be giving you my review of the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim from Straight Talk. Now a little disclaimer that this review will be not as detailed simply because the phone is now dead. I don’t believe Straight Talk is even selling it anymore. I know my local Wal-Mart stop selling it not too long ago.
So let’s go into the basics of the phone, it’s an entry-level smartphone running Android 2.3, Gingerbread with a 1GHz Processor and has about 1GB of memory and 500MB of RAM. It also has a 3MP camera/video recorder which is worth noting, other than that it’s a pretty simple Smartphone. Comes with everything you would expect.
Now I will say this, the Proclaim is so far a bit better than my current phone simply because of not the phone but more the OS it’s running. See in Android 4.0 Google removed the feature called App2SD the reason for this as I’ve read is for security reasons and to prevent people from complaining that when they changed SD cards when they fill with media that their apps stopped working.
So when I started downloading my apps on the new phone it filled up fast. I used the same SD card between the two phones as well. To be honest, I only had the Proclaim for about 5 months and had to replace it twice. It breaks down pretty easy with the level I used it on. Both for business, using Facebook and Twitter for both personal and business-related means, using WordPress for blogging and games for entertainment. Not to mention it was my only cell phone.
Overall I’d have to give the Proclaim a 3.5 out of 5, I mean it was a nice phone, sure it could have been bigger, could use more space and RAM but it didn’t let me down and for the most part for what was supported on Gingerbread I was happy with it. I am however so happy to be on Ice Cream Sandwich now.
Another nice feature I liked about the Proclaim which did, in my opinion, boost the rating I gave was the fact it was small. I’m not too big into these large phones now, they are almost becoming tablets and if that happens what’s the point of having a tablet? I’m not sure, I understand the whole screen place is important.
I’ll leave it for you to decide, I can’t, however, recommend this phone for the price of $150 because you can get the Huawei Ascend Plus which is a better phone, not by much but it is better. If you, however, can get the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Android Prepaid Phone (Net10) on Amazon for about $40 or even 50 dollars cheaper and you can’t afford the $150 price tag then yes I would recommend this phone to you as a smartphone.