With the world going selfie crazy, it’s about time that Samsung has joined the league too with the seemingly spectacular Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. The mid range phone places functionality ahead of features like screen fidelity and in turn has put up all the pixels that they could afford on the front facing camera. The selfie centric device combines powerful performance and sophistication, compressing all amazing features on the go into a modern, sleek package. This mind blowing gadget is headed towards developing markets where affordable smartphones with large screens and underwhelming pixel density are particularly in demand. Galaxy Grand Prime includes a 5 inched 540*960 display, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon Quad Core processor along with 1 GB of RAM. And this hardware combination is adequate enough to render decent levels of power to this wonderful imaging oriented smartphone.
As compared with the other Samsung Galaxy Grands, this one is the very first 64 bit phone in line. The first up in count of outstanding features is its solid camera department, starting with 5 MP and 1080 pixels selfie camera. If you like to flood your gallery with photos that mostly have your face in them, then this is the one for you. The 8 megapixel and 1080p back camera is even on the better side of mid budget market. Next is the new chipset Cortex- A53, that offers Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime a significantly greater performance. Meanwhile, the new Adreno 305 offers amazing power saving capabilities as compared to 305 in older chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime measures 144.8*72.1*8.6 mm which is relatively slender and yet tall and wide for a 5 inch device. At 156 grams, the device is not quite light for its screen size. Samsung can be credited for this sturdy phone with the familiar silvery rim and great front and back material. The black inner bezel around the display screen makes it look bigger when the screen is off. There is a proximity sensor above the screen that turns off your display automatically during the calls, but there isn’t any ambient light sensor which implies there’s no auto brightness mode. The screen glass isn’t Gorilla or even any off brand durable glass and so you have to go easy on it.
Grand Prime is available in both dual and single SIM versions and both support quad band 3G where as the second slot gets 2G connectivity only. The internal storage of the device is the standard 8 GB and its storage capacity can be expanded to an amazing 64 GB by means of expansion card slot. The battery capacity of the phone is pretty good at 2600 mAh which is anticipated to pump in a backup of about 17 hours on 3G. Fueled by the Android 4.4 Kitkat version, this handset is packed with standard connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. At a price under $200, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is an attractively good handset in the mid range market segment with moderate specifications.