Compared with high-end phones, like Samsung Galaxy S6, which comes with full features at the cost of 600 dollars, it’s pretty impressive what the under 200 dollars Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime can do. For 180 dollars at prepaid carriers, customers can have the Grand Prime, which comes with a 5-inch screen, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1,080p HD video capture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. As for operating system, the phone comes with last season’s Android 4.4 KitKat, but also a smaller battery and limited storage.
In fact, with this lower-end hardware, Samsung managed to hit the low price point. Like many other recent budget handsets, Samsung Galaxy Grand prime comes with an attractive design and it doesn’t look cheap at all. It has a glossy off-white face with silver accents rim the perimeter and home button and camera mount. Samsung has accustomed us with the power/lock button on the right spine, which balances the volume rocker on the left, while the camera is placed in the middle of the back, with the LED flash on the left, headset jack up top and the Micro-USB charging port placed down below.
The screen is very impressive and it is bordered by a white bezel and rimmed with a thin deep black frame. The resolution is probably too low for a screen this big. It has only 960×540 pixels compared with other phones, like 2014 Moto G, which comes with a 1,270x720p resolution. However, even if it has such a low resolution, the basic text reading and social networking is not ruined. To be mentioned that photos will lose some crispness and detail, unfortunately. As for the operating system, even if it doesn’t come with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Grand prime is very fast and has features such as Google Now.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has under the hood a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410, powered by 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, but it can be extended at 64GB storage and a 2,600mAh battery. Yes, the battery is not pretty impressive, but is better than Motorola’s Moto G, which has 2,070mAh battery. If Motorola’s battery life gets under 9 hours, the Galaxy Grand Prime goes to 9.5 hours.