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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a 2014 refresh of the Galaxy Grand line, the first to come with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. It actually features a 5.0-inch screen, which is what the first generation Galaxy Grand came with but smaller than the 5.25-inch screen on the Galaxy Grand 2. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

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The Display

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime retains the 5-inch display of the first generation Grand, but Samsung has increased the display resolution from 800 x 480 pixels (Galaxy Grand; pixel density: 187ppi) to a quarter HD (or qHD, for short) resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (pixel density: 220ppi). Samsung’s decision to maintain screen size while increasing pixel density is a smart one.

Samsung went with a thin-film transistor TFT display in the original Galaxy Grand, and this hasn’t changed in the new Galaxy Grand Prime.

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Processor and Memory

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. The new improved processor offers better graphics, multitasking, and speed in the Galaxy Grand Prime that is unmatched by the original Galaxy Grand as well as its successors.

The RAM and internal storage remain the same with the Galaxy Grand Prime as they were with the original Galaxy Grand: you get 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. At the same time, however, Samsung is the king of microSD card slots.

You still get that option with the Galaxy Grand Prime, which should be sufficient for photos and documents. Keep in mind, however, that most apps you download to your phone won’t be allowed the right to move to your microSD card – so you may want to save your local storage on the device (all 8GBs) for apps.

The Cameras

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has upped the front camera to 5 megapixels making it great for taking selfies, but retains the 8 megapixels camera on the back, which is okay for a mid-range.

The Battery

The original Galaxy Grand came with a 2100mAh battery, and Samsung promised 10 hours of talk time and up to 46 hours of music playback. With the new Galaxy Grand Prime, Samsung has also turned things up a notch with a 2,600mAh battery that can produce up to 17 hours of talk time and up to 75 hours of music and audio playback, which is the same offering of the Galaxy Grand 2.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Price in Nigeria is expected to range between N42,500 to N50,000 at launch.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime:

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General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 410)
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: Gold, White, Gray
  • Dimension: 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 156 g
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM (Dual-SIM option)

Display

  • Display: 5.0-inch Touch Display, 540 x 960 pixels (220ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 64 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps (LTE models)
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps (LTE models)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes (LTE models)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time:
  • Talktime: up to 17 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 4th, 2019