Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review

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Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, an affordable Android smartphone offered by Sprint, T-Mobile and Cricket in the US. We look at the Sprint version that sells for $240 full retail, while T-Mobile’s is $180 and Cricket’s is $129. The phone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Samsung TouchWiz software on the quad core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU with Adreno 306 graphics. It has 1.5 gigs of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. The 5” 960 x 540 TFT display won’t win resolution awards, but it has decent colors and brightness. The smartphone has a removable 2600 mAh battery, a microSD card slot, single band WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. It has a sharp 5MP front camera with a wide angle lens and a rear 8MP camera with LED flash that can shoot 1080p video.

  • Lewis Bonnell

    My family gave me a Samsung grand prime phone  and for a budget phone, it served me well for the price point.

  • Sybille Stahl

    I am completely satisfied with this phone, which I have had for almost a year, except for one thing. It is very difficult to hang up at the end of a phone call. I hammer on that red button with the phone receiver silhouette, but usually have to wait for the other party to hang up. Problem when I get an answering machine. Anyone have a solution for that?

  • Francis. Mingora

    my phone is trackfone like this mine runs on verizion towers 4 g lte

  • Francis. Mingora

    this phone is ok i have it need sd card to run lut of apps i payed 129 on hsn gut 1350 mins mine is trackfone
    its ok for budget phone i phones our beather has google talk

  • Francis. Mingora

    wallmarts sells this battery nout much

  • -H.S-

    Could someone tell me where to find that wallpaper?

  • My Kick Ass Life

    My family is moving to Straight Talk. Now that I have moved over, I can't believe I ever paid $600 for a phone. Was I crazy? Anyway, moving to a less expensive phone is tricky. I got the Core Prime, and it's wonderful! I love this review of the Grand Prime. My daughter is getting it. Thank you for such a wonderful review!

  • Graffiti

    The people who call this shit are expecting way too much from a phone. Its not a fucking computer ya idiots! This phone is gangsta

  • Love is Bloodred

    Wow! Thank you for doing this wonderful review ^_^
    you consider the phones price before doing the review unlike the others

  • Blazi Ken

    Thanks for not comparing a 200 dollar phone to an 800 dollar one, and then calling it shit. :^)

  • Nino Gotti

    i noticed you mentiomed alcatel and motorola those phones are garbage alcatel phones freeze and u cant remove the battery and turn it back on thats why i always buy samsung

  • WolfeyRose

    Can you get tracfone on it?

  • francis mingora

    130 bucks hsn comes with 1350 triple mins trackfhone

  • KingOfBeasts

    is it mhl capable

  • George Antonio

    preety good phone and the reveiw is awesome

  • adeeb sharief

    bought this phone yesterday for 125 dollars it's a steal