Today we compare the Straight Talk Samsung Centura and the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim since these are similarly designed, though very differently priced devices. Check Samsung Straight Talk Availability
|Dimensions||Height 4.5″ xWidth 2.4″ x Thickness 0.54″||Height 4.50″ xWidth 2.35″ x Thickness 0.45″|
|Weight||4.4 Ounces||4.05 Ounces|
|Technology||CDMA with 3g Data||CDMA with 3g Data|
|Calling Plan||Straight Talk $45 Unlimited||Straight Talk $45 Unlimited|
|Processor||800 mhz||1 ghz|
|Android OS||4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich||2.3 Gingerbread|
|Form Factor||Medium Candybar Touchscreen||Medium-Large Candybar Touchscreen|
|Digital Camera||3.0 mega pixels||3.0 mega pixels|
|Screen||3.5″ Diagonal||3.5″ Diagonal|
|Button Types||Capacitive touch with Physical Push Button||Capacitive touch with physical Push Button|
As you can see, both of these phones are very similar with the exception of the 1ghz processor on the Proclaim and the 800 mhz processor on the Centura. While this may be reason alone to spend the extra 50 bucks on the Proclaim but if you note that the proclaim comes with Android 2.3 while the Centura comes with Android 4.0. This kind of makes these phones quite even because the Android 4.0 OS on the Centura is much faster than the old 2.3 Android. So essentially, the Centura performs just like the Proclaim for $50 less. All other specs that matter are essentially the same including screen size and dimensions. So if you’re going by specs, the Centura is for you.
In the appearance category, the phones are basically a wash. Both have the same basic layout with the only difference being the 4 button layout on the Proclaim versus the 3 button layout on the Centura. I don’t know about you but this isn’t enough of a reason to spend an extra 50 bones. .
Coverage Area & Calling Plans
Both phones use the CDMA technology. As such, both phones will be activated with either Verizon or Sprint. Both phones will require the $45 calling plan.
These phones are similar enough that the Proclaim isn’t really worth the extra $50. Now if you can reflash the Proclaim with Android 4.o, then it may be worth the extra $50 for the extra 200 mhz. That said, there is not enough difference between these phones so save yourself the cash and go for the Samsung Centura. It’s an excellent phone at an excellent price.