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Review: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime – A Sub-$200 Premium Look Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a sub-$200 smartphone. It is feature-rich and comes with attractive build. However, the screen is of low resolution and this makes videos and games look pixelated. Even the download speed has been found to be slow on it.

If talked about the good things of Galaxy Grand Prime, the phone is equipped with LTE connectivity feature. Both the primary as well as secondary cameras take decent photos.

Review - Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime - A Sub-$200 Premium Look Smartphone

Design

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime sports 5-inch TFT screen with resolution of 960×540 pixels. It offers pixel density of 220ppi. The phone measures 5.7×2.8×0.34 inches and weighs 5.5 ounces.

The phone has a premium look with glossy off-white face and pearlescent back cover.

OS

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and not on Android 5.0 Lollipop as expected. However, the KitKat too is fast and comes with critical features like Google Now. It is also equipp;ed with Samsung’s own TouchWiz layer on top of Android to give something more to users.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is mounted with 8-megapixel primary camera feature 1080p HD video at 30fps. On the front end the device hosts a 5-megapixel camera. It comes with all the standard features including panorama and HDR.

For selfie lovers Samsung has come up with several voice and palm command to trigger the snapper. Also, wide selfie for larger group and animated GIF creation features are added.

Hardware Performance

The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and 1GB of RAM. It comes with on-board storage of 8GB and supports expandable memory of up to 64GB. The device is fuelled by a 2,600mAh removable battery.

The phone booted in about 20 seconds and camera was found to be highly responsive too. Photos fired rapidly and auto-focus kicked quickly.

Carrier

Cricket is offering the phone for $180. The carrier is subsidiary of AT&T and offers only prepaid plans.

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3 Comments

  • karthika

    Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a sub-$200 smartphone. It is feature-rich and comes with attractive build. However, the screen is of low resolution and this makes videos and games look pixelated. Even the download speed has been found to be slow on it.

  • Shazzadul Hashem

    Samsung All the given spec about Grand prime is correct. This phone is really good. Both Camera is good and battery is also good. There is no lagging when you play number of apps and games.Totally satisfied with this mobile.Must buy

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