Released in October 2014, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is an entry-level phone having an awfully long name, made to cover the lagging segments of the market. Suitable for basic tasks, the smartphone packs in itself an 8-megapixel back and 5-megapixel front camera, with a fine picture quality.
On the hardware side, it is armed with a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor making it efficient enough to run majority of the applications without breaking a sweat. Let’s jump into the intricate details, shall we.
The package of Grand Prime Smartphone includes:
- microUSB cable
- Wall Charger
- Documentation and Guide
Smooth yet bulky, Grand Prime employs the same color theme and skin as that of other mid-range Samsung produced phones but with increased width.
Unlike the Galaxy S4, the phone cover takes far more of the screen on the front side, which reduces the glamour.
Still, the phone has a strong plastic-build this means it can take a drop and stay active.
Apart from that, it weighs 156 grams, which means it is lighter to carry even in your jeans pocket. The screen is 5.0 inches, having a 66 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The resolution is 540*960 pixels, responsible for a suitable color quality. It supports multi-touch as well.
Available in Quad-Core 1.2 and 1.3 GHz variations, the smartphone can run most of the apps impressively. In fact, tests have shown it has beaten its competition on the visuals. More details on this can be found in the ratings section. Unfortunately, for games, the device is dull as a doorknob. The smartphone might do handsomely on low poly games though, but for high-poly 3D games that are the top ranks on Google Play, requiring intensive memory, the phone will not stand a chance.
As for the storage, the smartphone has a dedicated microSD slot – thankfully – which is removed in later versions of Samsung smartphones in order to promote cloud storage. Apart from that it has an 8GB in-built storage. So, a memory card is a must-have with this smartphone.
Samsung Grand Prime entails an 8-megapixel back and 5-megapixel front camera with auto-focus and led flash light. Sadly, it doesn’t support optical image stabilization, which is a big con on its side. The back camera of the phone is tolerable for out-door daytime photography where light adjustment is not really necessary. However, for places that require detailed lightning, the phone will not work.
Also, the camera has an f/2.4 aperture that allows camera to capture focused images. The secondary camera on the phone is 5-megapixel with an aperture of f/2.2, for selfie images – though don’t expect greater quality with this phone.
The smartphone has a 2,600 mAh battery, ample enough to pass a day without dying. Though, where a quick charge feature would have been welcomed with open hands, the smartphone is only equipped with a normal charge feature that takes around 3-hours to charge.
According to Antutu benchmark, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime does little well than Motorola Moto G, but lags behind all the other galaxy smartphones, which is understandable as all of these smartphones have double the RAM and other upgraded features.
In the camera speed benchmarks, the smartphone gets beaten easily even by Motorola Moto G.
Though, the picture comparison of both the smartphone speak otherwise. As can be seen in the picture the picture quality of the Samsung Grand Prime is far better than that of Moto G. Samsung Grand Prime has an 8-megapixel camera and Moto G has a 5-megapixel camera.
Like we said earlier, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is an entry-level smartphone that packs a sufficient processor and camera. However, don’t keep high hopes with this smartphone. The phone will do well for people looking for lighter functions such as browsing, taking pictures and playing low poly games. However, for enthusiasts wanting to take their mobile world to the next level, looking for another phone will be a better option.
The Good: It has LTE support and better front and back cameras
The Bad: The smartphone is priced higher than its actual value.
Bottom Line: An acceptable smartphone for riding the trend wave