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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime


Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Galaxy Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 4 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 960 x 540 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, TFT, not specified, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 4.2 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 64 GB, Sensors: Position sensor, proximity sensor, compass, GPS, UKW-Radio, NFC
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100), LTE penta-band (850/900/1800/2100/2600), bandwidth (download/upload): 150Mbps/50Mbps (LTE); SAR value: 0.464W/kg (head), 0.351W/kg (body)
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 144.8 x 72.1 ( = 0.34 x 5.7 x 2.84 in)
10 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2600 mAh, removable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 75 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Webcam: 5.0MP, videos @720p (front); 8.0MP, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p (rear)
Additional features
Speakers: Speaker at the back, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Headset, 24 Months Warranty
156 g ( = 5.5 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 46 g ( = 1.62 oz / 0.1 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 41%, features: 44%, display: 81% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
50% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review
Source: Phone Arena English version
Frankly, even with its on and off contract prices of $30 and $240, respectively, it’s hard to recommend picking this up knowing there are several other phones similarly priced that generate better performances and results – not to mention better looking too! On the Android side, you’ll want to look into phones like the Asus Zenfone 2, which is significantly superior in many departments over this. And over on the Windows Phone side, it might be a good idea to check out the Microsoft Lumia 640, which undercuts this with its MSRP of $130.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot
Source: GSM Arena English version
We won't pretend that we completely understand the enormous popularity of low-res, large-screened phones like the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. We can see why people would want more screen real estate, but it's the trade-off of a cheaper matrix for better components elsewhere (like the camera) that doesn't sit well with us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2014

Foreign Reviews

87% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%


Model: The Samsung Galaxy Prime is slim dual SIM smartphone with a good price performance ratio and looks good. The design is kept similar to all of Samsung's current smartphone models with the familiar button layout. The Galaxy Grand looks elegant with its rounded edges and silver bezel and it is available in two colors; white or grey. The 5 inch qHD TFT display features decent contrast and colors. There is plenty real estate for users looking for a portable media device.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime ships with the Android 4.4 KitKat and packs in a Cortex-A53 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage space. The storage space can be expanded using a microSD of up to 64 GB, which is definitely a must for users looking to store multimedia content.

There is an 8 mega-pixel rear-facing autofocus camera and a secondary front-facing 5 mega-pixel camera, which ensures good video telecommunications and satisfies the selfie trend. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and an FM Radio. Battery life is a plus point for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with its 2600 mAh battery delivering up to 7 hours of continuous music playback time making it an ideal multimedia device.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.

73%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-12-21 (Update: 2014-12-21)