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Anyone looking for an affordable handset might want to take notice of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail II available today from Boost Mobile. The device comes with Android 4.1.2, a 4-inch screen, a 800 by 480 resolution, and a 1750 mAh battery. A 5MP camera is embed in the back and the typical 1.3MP camera can be found in the front. The device will set you back just $180, and it comes without a burdensome two year contract.

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If you prefer for your phone to be waterproof, Sprint and Boost both now offer the Kyocera Hydro Edge. It's a rugged little thing, but like every other handset Kyocera makes, it's not the most impressive performer. Still, it's powered by a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a significant step up from last year's model. Like the Prevail II, it comes with Android 4.1, a 4-inch screen, and a 5MP camera on the back.

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Boost Mobile will part with it for just $149, and it's available now. Sprint customers can get it for $19 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a two-year contract, but it's not yet on the site. Give it a bit.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail II from Boost Mobile

Kyocera Hydro Edge from Boost Mobile


Boost Mobile
is today announcing the availability of the white Samsung Galaxy Prevail® II priced at $179.99. Samsung Galaxy Prevail II with AndroidTM 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, makes for a powerful, customized consumer experience. The large 4-inch screen with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera allows for face-to-face chatting and the easy sharing of pictures and videos.  Under $180, the Galaxy Prevail II is affordable for those consumers who want a premium Android smartphone experience at a real value.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail II can be paired with Boost Mobile’s no annual contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web[1], email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

Other key features include:

• 4-inch WVGA touchscreen

• 1.4GHz processor

• 1750 mAh battery

• Wi-Fi- and GPS-enabled

• Bluetooth 4.0

Samsung Galaxy Prevail II is available now at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com/prevail2 with free shipping.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 11, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S) will offer the submersible Kyocera Hydro Edge beginning on Friday, July 19, and Boost Mobile will offer the device starting Tuesday, July 23, without a contract. Kyocera Hydro Edge, which can be submerged in up to 3.28 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, is part of the new Hydro series of waterproof Android smartphones and builds on the popular Kyocera Hydro, which has been a top seller at Boost Mobile since its launch in August 2012.
 
Bringing this feature-rich smartphone to both Sprint and Boost Mobile gives customers the choice in how they pay for their devices and their monthly service plans:

  • Sprint customers will benefit from days at the beach filled with pictures, videos and posts without worrying about overages thanks to Truly UnlimitedSM data, text and calling to any mobile phone with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network. Hydro Edge will be available for just $19.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement after a $50 mail-in-rebate via reward card1 in all Sprint retail channels, including Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1).
  • Boost Mobile customers who choose to pair their device with a no-annual-contract2 option will benefit from Boost Mobile’s $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web3, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. Hydro Edge will be available from Boost Mobile for $149.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. It will be available in early August at select Boost Mobile national retail locations.

Boost Mobile is offering Hydro Edge for pre-order starting today at www.boostmobile.com/hydroedge. This marks the first time a device has been offered to Boost Mobile customers through pre-order.

“There is a definite demand for waterproof devices as shown by more than a million Kyocera Hydro smartphones sold by Boost and the nearly 2 million Kyocera Dura Series devices for Sprint Direct Connect, making it the most popular Kyocera product line ever sold by Sprint,” said David Owens, Sprint vice president-Product Development. “Hydro Edge helps reduce the worries of water damage during a day at the beach or a day on the job without having to spend extra money on a waterproof case. With the power of Android™ Jelly Bean and a 4-inch capacitive impact resistant touchscreen, Hydro Edge helps our customers stay connected and get things done.”

In addition to being waterproof, Kyocera Hydro Edge boasts the following features:

  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
  • 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon® processor
  • Smart Sonic Receiver technology – improves audio in noisy environments
  • 4-inch capacitive, impact-resistant touchscreen display
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video camera
     

“We're continuing to see growing demand for waterproof phones that can survive the accidents life throws at us," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications Inc. "Hydro Edge builds on the success of the original Kyocera Hydro and adds some great extra features, such as Smart Sonic Receiver, to make a very attractive, affordable Android smartphone. It's a must-have device for staying connected while lying around the pool or going to the beach this summer."

To support the growing need for data, Sprint is rolling out a new 3G/4G network designed to provide faster data speeds, improved call quality and easier connectivity. Sprint expects customers to benefit with better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage and fewer drops/blocks. For the most up-to-date information on Sprint network coverage, please visit sprint.com/coverage.
 
Please visit kyocerasmartphones.com/hydro-edge for more information.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • GreatNews

    So the Galaxy Prevail 2 runs on a 1750 mAh processor? That's cool... oh btw what's the battery size than?

    • solbin

      Battery is reported to be 1.4 ghz. Sadly, its not dual core.

      • GreatNews

        Lol

      • Bertel King, Jr.

        No matter. I refuse to use anything short of quad-core batteries anyway.

  • David Margolin

    I was the owner of the original galaxy reverb (I have a broken one somewhere in my closet)... that phone was a serious pain in the A$$... but the dev community did it good... cant imagine how i survived with an 800Mhz processor...

    • shabbypenguin

      the reverb had a 1ghz processor, the galaxy reverb was virgins version of teh rush on boost. the galaxy ring was a sgs3 styled rebranding of the reverb, this prevail 2 is nothing more than the galaxy rush in a new shell

      • David Margolin

        sorry... i ment the galaxy prevail 2... and compare the reverb with the prevail2... exactly the same.... reverb has a 1.4 much like the prevail2...
        source: reverb owner

        • shabbypenguin

          oh yea, really and truly reverb/rush owners should be pissed that they re-released the same devices with a new coat of paint on em :/
          source: i rooted the rush (and the prevail 1)

          • David Margolin

            omg... just realized who im talking to... thanks for all your work on the og prevail (and a crapload of other sammy phones)....

          • shabbypenguin

            haha thank you for the support, you make it sound like ive done a lot of work. its just little ole me :P

          • David Margolin

            lmao... creating a root method (among other things) isn't exactly a small feat...
            just thought a little more about this phone and I think its not a necessarily bad thing... it just means more devs will get their hands on the same hardware and any ports will be ultra easy...
            and it looks like these phones are bringing in a bunch of newbs as well... the reverb forum is a confusing mess now... would be nice if some mods would clean it up a bit.... the atr post hasn't been updated in a year...

          • shabbypenguin

            mods wont know about it til someone clicks that report button :) i didnt create any exploits, the prevail i assisted interloper with modifying one for us, and teh rush we used odin/cwm to brute force it :) same way ill root this phone and teh ring if i ever get a tester :P

          • David Margolin

            interloper seems to have dissapeared off the face of the earth...
            also a question... the triangle away app bricked the reverb when on ics... any chance it will have a diff effect on jb? is it worth trying?

  • GreatNews

    The Prevail 2 looks very alike the Virgin Mobile Galaxy Ring!

    • David Margolin

      It's actually a virtually exact copy of the Virgin Mobile Galaxy Reverb (in specs)...

      • GreatNews

        But "Looks" more like the Galaxy Ring

    • shabbypenguin

      the galaxy reverb was virgins version of teh rush on boost. the galaxy ring was a sgs3 styled rebranding of the reverb, this prevail 2 is nothing more than the galaxy rush in a new shell

  • Bertel King, Jr.

    Correct. Fixed.

  • rob

    The first prevail was my first Android phone, I now own an HTC one