Boost delivers a smaller Galaxy for prepaid folk

It’s rare enough to find a button-based phone these days, but if someone still hasn’t made the shift to a touchscreen phone, Boost’s latest addition could just bring them over.

This week, Boost Mobile has added a Samsung, and it’s not one you may be familiar with.

Made to be friendly to budgets but still decent enough so you don’t complain about it, Boost introduction of the Galaxy J2 is a little different from the flagship Galaxy S series we normally bang on about, arriving with a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED display running the lower-than-HD resolution of 960×540, also known as quarter HD (qHD).

If super sharp screens aren’t a big deal, though, that won’t bother you, as it has enough grunt for much of what a phone can be used for today, with multimedia and games a part of the package thanks to a quad-core processor, Google Android, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage, the latter of which is expandable using a microSD card.

That won’t let you get too much — just enough for the small games and apps — but the 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel selfie will fill the gaps needed for Instagram and Facebook, and even make for an ideal phone for the first-time buyer.


And really, that last market is why we suspect Boost has brought the Samsung Galaxy J2 on-board, partnering it with a possible 11GB data monthly from 3GB standard data and 2GB extra data monthly alongside unlimited calls, texts, and MMS for $40 per month.

The phone itself carries a $199 prepaid cost while the plan is $40 monthly, tough a cheaper $20 per month option is available with less data and phone calls, but all of them run on the Telstra network, with 4G support engaged.

That means pretty much every major city in Australia should be supported for high-speed access when the phone is away from home.

“We know our customers are always looking to see how they can get more for less, so we can’t wait to bring this new phone to our customers exclusively,” said Ian Blackhall, Chief Marketing Officer at Boost Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 is available now on Boost Mobile for $199 at Big W, JB HiFi, Target, and the Boost website, while the prepaid options include $20 and $40 plans.