Samsung Galaxy Halo 16GB

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Samsung Galaxy Halo 16GB

Rate Plans: 2 GB, 5 GB, Unlimited 2, Unlimited
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The Samsung Galaxy Halo is the smartphone you've been wanting! It delivers a rich viewing experience on the large 5.5" HD screen, whether it be browsing the web or streaming video. With the 8 MP rear and 5 MP cameras you can take great photos in any light and Full HD video to capture all those precious memories. And, with its Octa-core processor, everything gets done faster and easier. Expandable memory, with an optional microSD card also means the Galaxy Halo will have enough space for your apps, pics and videos. And Power Saving mode makes the most of your battery when you are away from a charger. A great value for a large screen device from a brand you trust!

The Galaxy Halo prepaid smartphone offers:
  • Large 5.5" HD display
  • Octa-core processing power and fast 4G LTE speed
  • 8 MP rear camera with flash, 5 MP front camera and Full HD video
  • 3,300 mAh battery with power saving mode
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
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5.5 inch HD display

Big and Vibrant

Enjoy everything you do on your phone with the clear, bright 5.5" HD display. Great for viewing your pics, streaming media or just having a nice, easy to read screen for everything you do. Plus, with Easy Home, declutter your homescreen with a simpler layout for those who want or need a more streamlined experience.

Great cameras

Great Pics in a flash

With its 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP selfie camera with display flash, you get great pics in any light. You also get Full HD video for moments that come to life. And, with a quick double-press of the home key, you go from pocket or purse to a great photo in just a few seconds!

HD voice

Great Sound

With HD Voice*, you get crystal clear conversations and less background noise when talking with someone else on an HD Voice compatible phone. Plus, you can browse, message and use apps faster while on a voice call!

*To experience Cricket HD Voice, both callers must have a compatible HD Voice capable smartphone and make the call over Cricket's LTE Network or a compatible network. Cricket's LTE coverage is not equivalent to its overall network coverage. HD Voice calls made on a compatible device and on the LTE network may not experience an HD Voice connection at times of network congestion. Other carriers' networks may interoperate with Cricket's LTE network to support an HD Voice call.


  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Dimensions & Display
SamsungGalaxy Halo 16GB Dimensions


  • 5.96" x 3.00" x 0.34"

Display Size & Type

  • 5.5" HD
  • Up to 16 GB internal storage
  • microSD slot for up to 256 GB card
  • Rear: 8 MP with flash and Full HD video
  • Front: 5 MP with display flash and Full HD video
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation
HD Voice capable
  • Yes


  • 1.6 GHz octa-core


  • 3300 mAh
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M3 and T3
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
Galaxy Halo is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 195.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent phone for the price This camera is very well built. It feels sturdy and is easy to hold. The camera is very good and takes excellent pictures. It runs Android smoothly does not lag. I would recommend this camera to anyone that does not want to spend a ton of money.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just great!!!! Excellent phone,great size and battery work's great.just excellent I'm very happy Samsung it's great
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No fingerprint sensor; otherwise a good value The phone would be awesome for the value if it had the fingerprint sensor. There appears to be a special Cricket version of the Halo since the Cricket version does NOT include the fingerprint sensor. However, many websites state that the generic Samsung Halo has a fingerprint sensor so this appears to be a bit stripped down. My kids wanted the fingerprint sensor so I checked online at a phone comparison site before buying which showed it did have the sensor. Just beware that online specs at cell phone comparison sites for a "Halo" are different than this Cricket Halo.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of features Had it over a week and still finding new stuff. . Very nice phone on very happy with it
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Is bigger better? I bought this phone to replace my old Samsung. I wanted a decent phone at a value price. So far I love it! It does everything I want & need! It is the biggest model I've owned in the Samsung line. It's good for us older folks. Ha!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone! Have had 6 months with no problems. Have had many higher dollar phones and like this one as good as any of them. Battery lasts 2 days of heavy use. Just wish it had a led for notifying you of text and missed calls!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone, Great Price My husband has a Samsung s7 and this Halo has many of the same features. Oh, and it is actually bigger than his s7. This is actually my first cellphone; learning to use it is pretty easy and very low stress.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Met every expectation Just bought this phone and it does everything well .For the price it's not a high-end phone and I didn't expect it to be but everything works and fast .
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone The Samsung Halo is a really good phone for the price. It has the latest Android software. The camera takes excellent pictures.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone! I came from a used Grand prime, I loved it. But, I needed a new phone because used (meant troubles with phone) I saved up my money for a few months, and also sold my items I make. To just have enough to buy this new Samsung halo phone. I was finally able to buy the phone last Friday 8/11/17 I have been learning the new features
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what i wanted/needed Screen is great, much better than the grand prime i came from in size,memory and software!
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price. Had the phone for about a week now, and I'm very impressed. If you want a phone that fits your budget, this is the one for you!
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good phone The best android phone that Cricket has that's under $200.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Pros and Cons of a Galaxy Halo. Pros: 1) The battery is wonderful. I can sometimes even go two days without charging it, and when I do, it is fairly fast. 2) It goes quickly and smoothly, and runs my most graphics intensive programs with ease. 3) The storage is quite large, and can download most things very quickly 4) The phone features various locks and passwords that can be enabled to give it several layers of protection and privacy. Cons*: 1) The Android UI (User Interface) is hard to get used to for someone migrating from a different phone 2) It is hard to get it to do exactly what I want with settings and notifications (for example, even though I tried to specifically enable them, I never get notifications for text messages) *It is important to note that the cons are probably just me, and that they apply mainly for newcomers to android
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than previous Galaxy Grand Prime First joined Cricket 3 yrs ago and was using the Galaxy Grand Prime. Figured it was time to upgrade to another Galaxy, and the "Halo" had the perfect price point for my budget. The Halo is much faster than the Prime and with double the internal storage, I'm loving it.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone I bought the Halo as a quick, last minute replacement, before leaving on a trip, only because my Galaxy S5 had bit the dust after almost 5 years.The Halo has the best battery life that I've seen in a long time, and a LOT of great features! I'm pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Surprise Had a Samsung Galaxy S6 for almost 3 years. Always wanted a similar device that had just a bit bigger screen, removable battery and space for an SD card. The Halo has all of that. Very surprised at how premium it feels and yet is a budget conscience phone.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love the storage space, processing speed and the battery life on this phone. Large screen makes it easy to use. I'm going to be a huge hit this Christmas with my whole family when they open their presents and see that I'm sharing my joy.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for the price! Only had this a few weeks. Not sure of longevity yet. If I was rating a flagship phone I would give it a 3 or a 4. It is that good for the money. But I am rating it as an inexpensive phone versus my Moto Droid Turbo 2. On that basis it is a 5. The camera is a point knock off, but I cannot do that knowing the specs and what I was getting into. So it stays a 5. My Moto device has a better camera, a 5 rating where I would call the Samsung very functional but more like a 3 or 4. The colors on screen are sharper on the Moto. The Samsung phone has a little better whites. Both call and text and send photos via text the same and at the same speed. I test downloaded a few programs and some websites and I would rate them a tie. Not bad for 50 bucks for the Samsung Halo versus 620 for the Turbo 2, 2 years ago. The battery is a bit better on the Turbo, but since it is 2 years old, it is not better than the Samsung now. The fast charger on the Moto droid is better, that does not work on the Samsung. The Moto has a scratch and break proof screen, the Samsung does not. They both take glass screen protectors. The Moto one is professional and goes right to the edges, nearly every Halo glass protector is short on the sides and the top and bottom. Not a deal breaker as it is functional, responsive and smooth. I do not play powerful games, so the Moto would win there. But for the everyday games and car driving, puzzles, slots, cards, etc, they are equal in loading, playing and speed. Surfing the internet, equal so far. If I had to do it all over again, I would have bought the Samsung Halo 2 years ago and saved a few bucks!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This Phone Sucks I bought this phone 3 months ago. It's already flaking out. It sends messages, up to 9 repeated messages. Locks up 5-6 times a day. Blocks incoming messages. Loses its charge by mid day. Big waste of money.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple phone to operate I got this phone for my 14th birthday loved it ever since but the annoying thing is if you don’t turn a specific setting off it will vibrate every minute. But Good phone.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from J7 5.5 this phone works very well does everything you need last all day the only shortcomings that doesn't have the exercise monitor count your steps or the heart monitor that counts your pulse. I think they should have the wireless charger option that's it.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is a great phone overall I've had the phone for about 2 months and it is stunning .great features great price. Samsung you are amazing
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid range phone with large screen Purchase for my son. Like the Samsung brand in general. Good reception and clarity.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I just bought this Saturday and I love it the battery life is awesome.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good phone for the price I got the phone Samsung Galaxy Halo (aka J7) a couple weeks ago. I am happy with the performance and quality of the phone especially considering the price. It has everything I need and has been working great.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had an iphone before. Compared to my iphone5s i like this one better. Easy to operate. Takes nice pictures and videos and for the price wow. Didn' t drop it ones. Love it.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic bang for the buck! Needed to replace an old phone due to battery issues and my wife spotted this phone on the Cricket website with great reviews. Had it about a month and am very impressed: * Camera is more than adequate for everyday snapshots. If I want to enter a photo contest or take action photos, I'll use my DSLR. * Call quality is fine, haven't been 'dropped' from a network yet and the sound is exceptional ... literally loud and clear. * Bluetooth is great - easily pairs with ALL of my devices. * Battery life is impressive. I am not a 'power user', but I use my phone all day long. With the battery saver off, I can get two days (it IS dead at the end of the second day, but ...) and with the battery saver on, maybe three or four. * Display is fantastic and, while I was worried about the size (my old phone had a 4" screen), I find that it fits in my khaki pockets just fine. Plus, I can run two apps at once on the same screen (if the app allows it). * Memory is more than adequate, especially since every app (at least so far) can be moved onto my SD card and the camera can be instructed to store pictures there from the start. (Yeah! No more periodically moving pictures to the card, like on my old phone!) * Fingerprint reader is NOT operational on this phone, though. I knew this coming in, as I had seen it on other reviews, but if you researched the Halo (J7) on other sites, you will see this as a feature. Would have been pretty cool, but definitely not a deal-breaker at this price! Loving my new Samsung phone!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value !! I was very nervous about purchasing this phone, I had a Galaxy 5 for many yrs, that was the best Galaxy ever made !! But I couldn't afford the to purchase the Galaxy 8 and had to opt for a less expensive phone. I'm glad that I chose the Halo. This is great phone and well worth the price. I have not missed my G5 at all.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't regret it! I bought this phone a month ago. Before I had a LG Stylo 2 but after having a big phone such as that (comparable to the iPhone 8 plus) I'm very pleased with this one. It's not too big!! One thing, I use to have a Samsung Amp Prime and I have got to say, I have yet to have a phone with a better camera than that.
Date published: 2017-12-30
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