Recently we got our hands on latest Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. It is a entry level smartphone which is the best option at this time. The device is priced at Rs 12900. Keeping all these aside let’s talk about this new exciting device, we loved this device so much that many of our friends and colleges bought it. As I know many of our first smartphone was Galaxy Y or Galaxy Pocket which we bought at Rs 12000. Galaxy Core Prime comes above the Core 2 in the Core family. This mobile was released on November 2014. We did the review now because we just got our hands on it.
Internals:Galaxy Core Prime consists of 4.5” screen with screen resolution of 480X800. The pixel density is 207 ppi which is average for the phone of this budget . It comes with awesome 1.2 Ghz quad core 64 bit processor that is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 bundled with Adreno 306 graphics card. The internal memory is 8GB and about 5.5 GB is available for use. You can install up to 64 GB of external SC card, we recommend class 10 SD card for food performance. The RAM is average 1 GB and The operating system is box packed Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
The Camera on back is 5 MP recording 720p videos at 30 FPS and the front camera is 2 MP that can record 480p videos which took god videos for Skype and 3G calling. The back camera picture resolution is 2592×1944 at maximum. The picture quality is really good for this range mobile. The modes like auto focus and Macro mode made the camera very useful while take many types of pictures. Macro photos turned out pretty good. The camera has geo-tagging and LED flash with multiple options like Night, Sports etc.
Look and Design:
The design is same old design of curved edges and convex back with removable cover and battery. The place to insert SD card and micro SIM card is at the back above the battery. The SD card port is just above the SIM 1 port and SIM 2 port is at the right side of phone at the back. The edge has chrome finish of plastic which looks like metal and comes covered with protective plastic. We suggest you to use a back cover to protect it and a tempered glass can really insure your screen from scratch and drop.
There are both 3G and 4G models available in the market. It disappointed us on Gyro sensor. The gaming performance is great we played GTA San Andreas at high which runs great Asphalt 8 also runs on high.The battery is 2000 mAh battery that can give up to 60 Hrs backup for music and at Ultra power saving mode it can run up to 9.3 days. The phone doesn’t get hot even after half hour hardcore gaming.
It currently runs on KitKat but Verizon will be launching it soon with Android Lollipop, so we hope that Galaxy Core prime of all over the world will get the update soon. A new update of 9.02 MB was just rolled today on March 2. It means they haven’t forgotten this device so our hope is up. The Android 5.0 Lollipop has been deployed in Poland as well so we will be getting it soon.