Samsung has more often than not appealed to its lovers with a gamut of phablets and smartphones every year in both the medium budget and high end ranges.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is one such medium budget device, classified under the manufacturer’s smartphone category. Announced towards the end of 2014 in September, this smartphone was made available the very next month. Featuring the dual SIM facility, the GSM handset houses the slots for micro SIMs and sports the traditional candybar form factor.
Body Material, Dimensions and Weight
The body material of the Galaxy Grand Prime is no different when compared to the one used in most of the other devices. Encased in a plastic frame, the accents are metalized and the smartphone has slightly rounded corners. The size and weight are not too much either, making it comfortable to hold in your hand. The Galaxy Grand Prime is sized at 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm and weighs slightly more than 150g. The 8.6mm thickness makes the smartphone a really sleek device. Overall, in spite of the plastic body, the gadget has a classy look for its price.
Screen Display, Resolution and Pixel Density
The Grand Prime has a 5-inch Quad HD screen which utilizes the TFT display technology. Incorporating a screen with a resolution of 540 x 960, the smartphone has a pixel density of close to 220ppi whilst rendering the standard 16 million colors. While the pixel resolution and density might appear to be on the lower side, it offers reasonable clarity on a screen size of 5 inches. The screen to body ratio with respect to the size feature is approximately 66 percent.
The primary camera in the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is an 8.1MP camera with LED flash and autofocus functionality plus a CMOS sensor. This rear snapper boasts of a decent pixel resolution of 3264 x 2448 and supports most of the common features like face and smile detection, touch to focus, digital zoom, self-timer and voice activation. The camera also allows you to explore multiple shooting modes such as panorama, high definition range (HDR) mode and night mode along with manipulation of most of the settings that can be done on any similar gadget. The rear camera can additionally record the usual 1080p videos @ 30fps and support video calling.
The front secondary 5MP camera is definitely worth a mention owing to its really wide viewing angle of 85 degrees. Thanks to this extensive viewing angle, selfies become much better and clearer with more details being captured in the frame. Thus if you are planning for group selfies, then you can be sure that the Galaxy Grand Prime will not let you down. Not only this; the images are also quite crisp.
The primary processor in the Grand Prime is a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with a clocking frequency of 1.2GHz. This is supplemented by an Adreno 306 graphics processor. With 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM as part of the internal memory available, the smartphone allows for external memory expansion of up to 64GB.
The Grand Prime comes loaded with Android’s KitKat. However, this can be upgraded to the latest version, namely, Lollipop.
Equipped with a non-removable Li-ion battery of 2,600 mAh, the device has pretty good battery life and renders 17 hours of 3G talk time, 75 hours of music playback and 10 hours of video playback.
To sum up, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has good specifications for its price and can be good value for the money you shell out to buy the smartphone. It is definitely a good choice for those of you who are on a shoestring budget and would yet like to have a smartphone with a decent setup.
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