One of our friend bought this new smartphone at Rs 16500 ($165). It is new addition to Galaxy Grand series after Grand 2. Well to speak, the mobile size is grand that is 5”. The design is somewhat similar to Core Prime and the build quality is also similar. As these devices were released in same time they both have similar looks and some features are also same but there are hidden features that you must not miss. For this device too, it was released on September 2014 but we just got our hands on it so we are reviewing this now.
Internal Specs:The Galaxy Grand Prime consists of 5” display with a resolution of 540X960 with 220ppi pixel density. It is .5” bigger than than Core Prime. The battery is 2600 mAh which is pretty powerful in comparison with other handsets. It comes with same 1.2 Ghz quad core 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with Adreno 306 which is same as Core Prime. It has same amount of RAM that is 1GB and same amount of internal storage that is 8 GB. So there is no performance upgrade.
Looking at its camera there is fantastic development. We get a 8MP back camera with LED Flash, geo-tagging, auto focus and of course panorama that is capable of 1080p videos and pictures of 3264×2448 and even the front camera is 5MP that can record 1080p videos at 30FPS.
It has compass, accelerometer and NFC. The NFC wasn’t available in Core Prime. This device also has screen mirror feature. We can install up to 64 GB of external SD Card but no matter what you do the applications and game will always install in internal storage. In Nepali version there is no 4G or LTE support and NFC also but in Indian version you can get all of the features.
The price of this phone decreased very rapidly which is about $100 from its launch. Now at the latest price and specs like camera and processor the phone is excellent. Best thing everyone liked was its size and form factor or design. People love the simple rectangular design like galaxy S2 and Galxay A5 or A3. Samsung should keep this in mind. The design matters very much for grip and look. After all look and design gives the first impression. Simplicity is the best design and loved by most people. The new curved edge design like in Grand aren’t loved very much.
The OS is Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Samsung has already launched both Android 5.0.2 and 5.1.1 Lolipop fr this phone. About its benchmark and gaming performance we won’t have much to say because it’s processing power are as same as Core Prime and it runs all the new titles great but had little lag with Modern Combat 5.
This is a review and to be honest we must tell you how we feel. The display is crisp but at this price range, a minimum of 720X1280 resolution and a Gorilla Glass could have been managed.
It is a dual sim phone and if you love #Selfie and taking pictures and videos this is a good phone and with a big screen you can enjoy videos and e-books too. As the term Prime means at top this phone is getting all the upgrades very fast. This is the best phone at this budget with good design.