When mobile phones come in question, the first name that probably crops up in anyone’s mind is Samsung. This is only natural as the South Korean tech major is the current global mobile leader and is usually the top pick for everyone, no matter what the budget. Being the mobile leader, Samsung does not only offer great premium models, but affordable models as well. And when the very popular mid-ranged smartphones are concerned, then Samsung surely offers a wide range of mid-range models too.

Among the modern smartphone users, the latest trend is selfie. One of the most favorite activities of especially the youngsters seems to be clicking and sharing myriad of selfies. In such a time thus, there is a recent competition going on among the mobile manufacturing majors to churn out a number of selfie centric smartphones. And Samsung, of course is not behind in the race.

The global mobile phone markets are thus now being flooded with the new selfie centric models that are becoming hot favorites of the consumers. The South Korean mobile leader has launched one such latest selfie centric handset recently, named as the Galaxy Grand Prime. The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has been introduced as a mid-range smartphone and has gone on sale in India with a price tag of Rs. 15,499.

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is thus yet another more affordable device from the house of the South Korean tech major. Moreover, Samsung marketed this device as a selfie centric smartphone to draw more attention from the potential buyers in the market. Packed with a good selfie camera at the front, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime hence, seems to have come braced with the right stuff with the right price tag.

Let us take a closer look at the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime to find out how good is this smartphone from Samsung, and whether or not it poses as a worthy buy.

Camera

As this new smartphone’s primary USP is its selfie camera, the cameras are what we should look at before everything else. The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime offers an 8 MP sensor for its primary camera lodged at its rear. The primary camera also promises to deliver great images with fine details and good low light pictures as well with its auto focus feature and its LED flash. Apart from offering good still images, the device’s primary rear camera is also capable of recording full HD 1080p videos. Thus, the device comes with a pretty loaded primary camera.

Coming to the all important front facing camera of the Galaxy Grand Prime that makes it a selfie centric handset; the device gets a 5 MP snapper. Being a 5 MP camera, the front facing snapper or the selfie camera is obviously a secondary or less powerful camera than that of the rear one. However, this one is also loaded with many selfie features and comes along with 85 degree wide angle lens in order to facilitate wide selfie images. To make its promise viable, Samsung has also endowed a Groupfie feature in the secondary camera that would help the users take group selfies with ease. Thus, the Galaxy Grand Prime does offer good cameras and a great selfie camera for sure, and those who are looking for a midrange smartphone with good cameras with images features would surely be drawn towards this device.

Internal Storage

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone comes with a good internal storage of 8 GB which is standard and the growing trend among the mid-range handsets currently. Samsung also offers the flexibility to expand this storage capacity to up to 64 GB with the help of microSD card slot.

Display

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with a large 5 inch qHD touchscreen display which is rather common among all the latest mid-ranged models and in some cases can be found in low cost devices as well. The display on the Galaxy Grand Prime offers the screen resolution of 960×540 pixels and 220 ppi of pixel density. This display is pretty good and offers nice viewing, but the display specs are basic for the segment the smartphone belongs to.

Processor

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz of speed. The hardware has the support of 1 GB RAM which should provide adequate smooth moderate level of multi-tasking on daily basis. The device has standard hardware specs as per its own segment.

OS and connectivity options

Being an Android based latest smartphone, the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime obviously runs on the latest Android version of 4.4 KitKat, which in itself offers a lot of enhanced capabilities. The new smartphone from the house of Samsung offers all the modern standard connectivity capabilities like 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS. The handset comes with dual SIM support which is again very standard these days.

Battery

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime battery draws its juice from a 2,600 mAh battery which is also rather standard among the mid-ranged smartphones available in the market. The battery pack is claimed to offer up to 17 hours of backup on 3G, and is expected to support daily multi-tasking for an entire day.

Comparison

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes in the mid-range smartphone market which is already swarming with many new devices, some of which are even very selfie centric offering the device close competition. The Galaxy Grand Prime will engage in a tough rivalry with many new launches in India such as the Nokia Lumia 730, Motorola Moto G 2 Gen, Asus Zenfone 5, Lava Iris X5 and Sony Xperia C3.

Conclusion

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a good phone with nice cameras and selfie centric features to make the phone attractive enough for the potential buyers. However, the phone can’t be termed as excellent as it comes with standard hardware and features along with a basic display. Nevertheless, the Samsung brand name will surely work for the new device.

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