Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is dual sim and runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat). It’s powered by 64 bit Quad core processor 1.2GHz  with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset and Adreno 306 GPU. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage in which 5 GB is user out there. Grand Prime additionally supports microSD card upto 64GB.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has 5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with display screen resolution of 540 X 960 pixels and 220 ppi pixel density.  Connectivity options of the device contains 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and WiFi. As a android feature, it does supports USB tethering and WiFi hotspot to use Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime as modem.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Design

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

We can not say that the Galaxy Grand Prime has an innovative design; it really appears like a Samsung Galaxy S2 within the hand. This does, however, not imply that the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime seems bad, however it doesn’t seem as timeless or modern as the Samsung Galaxy A5, for example. You may still find typical Samsung Galaxy design elements like the home button as a stretched ellipse and the rounded corners.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a fairly heavy device and we can measure 156 grams. There are a lot lighter smartphones in this worth range just like the Wiko Ridge 4G with 125 grams. The Grand Prime feels comfy due to its rounded edges and the dimensions is handy as well.

One familiar Galaxy feature is the detachable back cover, which is out there on the Samsung Grand Prime. The battery underneath will be removed and the slot for microSD and microSIM is combined.

The stability is basically okay, however the chassis can be twisted significantly and pressure on the display is also an issue for the smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Display

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

5 inch screens deserve better than 540 X 960 resolution. Seriously. You may be capable to get away with that pixel count with 4.7 inches and lower, however 5 inches actually demands 720p and up to look good. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime’s display screen is adequate, however not nice. I was simply able to see pixels along the edges of text and graphics. Samsung often makes use of AMOLED tech for its screen, however switched to LCD for the Grand Prime. It is lots bright, and viewing angles are good, however the display screen is prone to collecting nasty finger oils that make it unpleasant to look at. This additionally impacts outdoor viewability, which is pretty poor. I found the Grand Prime almost impossible to use as a camera on sunny days. The display is often the most expensive element of any phone, and it is clear that is where Samsung cut its corners here.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Camera

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The 8 MP on the back is not too shabby. In bright light, its images are completely decent for this degree of smartphone. The center of each image is detailed and colors are accurate. The image is a little less crisp on the edges, where a slight smoothing is noticeable. The autofocus is not the fastest around, however it’s at least pretty accurate.

When the sunshine fades, noise appears, however the stage is acceptable. The white balance, however, appears to struggle to adapt to the darker conditions, since there is a clear magenta hue to images. Shots taken with flash are not great, either: the center of the image is blown out.

While Full HD video capture is supported, you will have to film subjects which are relatively immobile, since the AF is a bit slow, as is the exposure correction. The 5 MP front camera is just actually good enough for video calls and maybe the odd selfie if the light is nice. When there is not sufficient light, noise is far too present.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Software

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is based on Android 4.4, and the producer is still working on the version for Android 5. Samsung once again contains advertisement apps within the menu, however you may at least take away them pretty quickly. Otherwise, you simply get the S Planner from the typical Galaxy software additions; the voice control S Voice or the news reader Flipboard are reserved for the costlier devices.

Just like different Galaxy devices you get used to the handling pretty quickly and the majority of functions work intuitively or are explained extensively on the display.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Battery

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime’s 2,600 mAh power cell provided simply sufficient juice to get through a day. I found the phone lasted from breakfast to bedtime constantly, although it was often at 15 percent around 11 PM. On days that I tested the phone closely, it gave up the ghost maybe an hour sooner than that.

Samsung tossed in its Ultra Power Saver mode, however not the common Power Saver tool. The Ultra Power Saver tool takes drastic steps to conserve energy by ramping down the CPU, crimping the user interface down to essentials (calls, messaging), and swapping colours on the display for a monochrome look. It would have been nice to see the in-between battery saver tool on board as an option, too.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Specification

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 156 g
  • Display: 540 x 960 pixels , 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 8 GB internal, 64 expandable, 1 GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • Camera: 8 MP, 5 secondary
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is not bad by any means, however its outcomes are fairly average throughout the board. It will be excellent for anybody looking for a decent smartphone with good battery life, provided you are not too bothered about display screen resolution. One of the best things about this phone is its worth for cash, which is far more appealing than the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5.

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