Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review & Specs

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a pretty good cellphone, counting with a very powerful Quad-Core processor speeding at 1200 megahertz, a big 5-inches display, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 5 MP front camera.

Samsung made an excellent optimization job making the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime as lightweight as 5.5 oz. Samsung only offers this cellphone in white color. This device is a very compact cellphone, given that it presents a 5 inches display and it is only 5.7″ long and 2.84″ wide. This device has a gorgeous design, with a thickness of just 0.34″.

Samsung equipped the Grand Prime with a good level 5-inches screen, and a resolution of 960 x 540 , providing this cellphone with a detailed graphic quality. This screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

Samsung decided to design this phone using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 system chip, backed up by a very fast Quad-Core processor ticking at 1200 MHz and only 1 GB of RAM which is a bit poor considering the Grand Prime’s powerful processor. Graphic intensive applications generally consume a lot of processing time, so it also has a 450 megahertz Adreno 306 GPU to help the CPU with those tasks. A nice advantage of the Grand Prime is its quite big 8 GB internal memory and an SD card slot, allowing you to store hundreds of applications and games without any problem.

The Grand Prime is equipped with two cameras, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 5 MP front camera. It is also able to capture Full HD 1920×1080 videos at 30 frames per second. In addition, the camera features a couple of good characteristics: flash, face detection shooting, auto-focus and geo tagging.

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This phone offers Wi-Fi connection (and it can provide it to other devices acting as a router or modem) or 3G fast connection type, using HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a Micro SIM card for GSM networks.

This phone also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio, and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

This phone packs a 2600 mAh big Li-Ion replaceable battery providing this phone a good battery life.

No matter whether you are looking for a phone to mainly use social networks, want this cellphone for work or want a gaming phone, you will probably be very happy with this device.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime GSM Cellphone - Pink Gold
  • 5-inch TFT Display Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen
  • Internal Memory: 8GB, 1GB RAM + microSD Slot Expandable up to 64GB
  • 8 Megapixel Camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) w/ Autofocus, LED Flash + Front-Facing 5 Megapixel Camera
  • Android v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable, Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 41, Adreno 306 Graphics
  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
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  • AT&T GSM unlocked Phone. Will not work with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint. Please check compatibility with your carrier before purchasing the device.
  • Requires a Nano sim Card from the provider you plan to use the device with. The Sim Card must be an activated sim card.
  • Frequencies Supported: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 ; LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700)
  • 2600mAh Battery, Talk Time Up to 9 hours, Music Play Time of up to 71 hrs, Video Play Time up to 13 hrs, Internet Use Time on 3G: up to 11 hrs, on LTE: up to 12 hrs, on Wi-Fi: up to 13 hrs
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  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (SIM 1 & SIM 2), 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 5" TFT Display Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen
  • Android v4.4.2 (Kit Kat), Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 41, Adriano 306 Graphics
  • 8 Megapixel Camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) w/ Autofocus, LED Flash + Front-Facing 5 Megapixel Camera
  • Internal Memory: 8GB, 1GB RAM + micro SD Slot Expandable up to 64GB


Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4, 4.4.2
Variant:See other variants reviews
Product code:SM-G530F
Dimensions:5.70 x 2.84 x 0.34 inches
Weight:5.50 ounces


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:5 inches
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:220 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (533 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 306 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2600 mAh
Talk Time:17 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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