Samsung, the South Korea based multinational company, knows the Asian smartphone market better than anyone. It was Samsung who changed the face of the smartphone industry in the last seven years. The company proved that the high tech features and options are not only meant for the flagship smartphone users.
The most affordable Galaxy smartphone yet
Samsung brought high-end features and hardware support to the affordable devices and introduced a whole new species of smartphone back in days that opened the door for other manufacturers in the industry. The company launched Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime in 2014 that is also among the smartphone that changed everything. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime came with a new look having a different design than rest of its siblings. The 5-inch display is perfectly embedded into the plastic body.
Let's dive into the specifications and performance of the smartphone to known whether Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime still worth a shot or not.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with a whole plastic body with considerable big bezels. The Samsung phone represents a different range of Samsung smartphone that is specially designed for the users with a tight budget. Besides, the phone has a basic rectangular shape pattern where the thickness is 8.3 mm.
Samsung has managed to make the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime much more compact. However, the bezel is big around the display that makes it look a bit like the olde models. The phone considerably weighs very light as it has the only 185g of weight. Using the plastic body instead of metal helped the manufacturer in making the phone lighter.
At the front, you will see 5-inch display having a big bezel around it. At the top side, there are sensors, front camera, and the speaker. The bottom side you will find the navigation button that is touch sensitive and the Samsung’s traditional physical home button. On flipping the phone, you will find the slippery shining back of the phone. There is a camera at the top center encapsulated in a rectangular shape. Besides the camera, you will see a flashlight and the back speaker of the phone.
The right side of the phone homes the power/lock button and the volume rocker can be found on the left side. At the bottom side, there is a micro USB point, and the 3.5mm Jack is present at the top.
Coming to the phone’s capability, we have much to talk about the specifications of the phone. Samsung has done great work by upgrading the company’s previous models. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime wears a 5 inch TFT touchscreen that is bright and sharp considering the year of launch. The display offers the 540 X 960 pixels resolution with the aspect ratio of 16:9.
The display of the phone looks excellent offering a brighter and sharper visual considering Samsung’s other smartphones in this range. Now coming to the technical support inside the phone we have Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset that is coupled with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. The entire processing unit of the has given the support of 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
Samsung also launched the value edition of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime that was composed of Spreadtrum SC7730 chipset paired with the Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor. The processing power of the phone is enough to run essential apps including social media and games seamlessly. However, if you try to go beyond that or run heavy apps then you may encounter problems. Although, the 1GB RAM is considerably powerful for the smartphone launched in 2014 and falling into a cheaper price range.
The camera department is quite impressive at that time and captures the quality images. The rear camera of the phone comes with an 8MP lens having an aperture of F/2.4. Besides the rear camera also possess the Autofocus for enhanced photo experience. During the review, we clicked a few shots on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, and all were beautiful with clear color texture. The front camera is composed of the 5MP lens that is also quite sharp compared to the other smartphones in this range. There is 2600 mAh removable Li-Ion battery inside the phone that keeps it going for a long time.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat and upgradable up to Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). Along with this the internal storage of the phone upgradable up to 64GB via microSD card that is given a dedicated slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime was launched in 2014, and the smartphone came as a new challenger in the market. The company launched it for the users with a limited budget yet require a powerful device. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime was pushed in the market by the company at price $334. Currently, the smartphone is available for $124.82 approximately on different websites.
Where to buy: MSRP $324.00
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.
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