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Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review

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Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Trend Plus with a surprisingly good for its class 5MP auto-focus camera, paired with an LED flash for those low-light and indoor scenes. Launching the camera app takes us to a familiar interface, arranged in a way that lets us easily access modes and settings. Speaking of which, there's a fair selection of modes and scenes. There's Night mode, Panorama, Burst shot, Sports, and more. On the downside, the camera app is laggy. It takes a while to boot and then it may require several seconds to focus and capture the image.

The good news is that in broad daylight, the Galaxy Trend Plus can snap pretty photos, with enough detail and accurate enough colors. Sure, there's a lot of noise in them, but as a whole, images look well worthy of being posted online. When shooting indoors, however, photos are blurry, with poor details, and colder-looking colors.

On the front of the device is located a VGA camera for selfies and video calls. Image quality is poor, but having a front-facing camera is better than not having one at all.

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Camera speed

Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Sony Xperia M 3.3
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus 3.8
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Samsung Galaxy Core 4.5
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Technically, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus is capable of recording 720p video, but it isn't very good at it. Footage is grainy and low on detail, as if someone has stretched a 480p video to fit into a 720p frame. Indoor and low-light videos are even worse – barely usable, we'd say.


As expected, the Galaxy Trend Plus has Samsung's own music player pre-loaded. As a whole, the app is pretty good, focused on functionality over looks. Its layout makes it easy to use, with tabs on top and content listed in a way the user specifies. The mandatory lock screen controls and home screen widget are present, too. Alternatively, there's Play Music application for those who prefer Google's services instead.

The Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus fails to impress with its single loudspeaker located on its back. Its output is undistorted, but weak even at the maximum volume level.

Videos of up to 720p resolution are played back smoothly by the Galaxy Trend Plus, with most popular video file formats supported out of the box. DivX isn't out of them, but installing a third-party video player can rectify that. We can't imagine ourselves watching movies or TV shows on a phone with screen of this size, but we do find the Trend Plus suitable for checking out videos on YouTube. As for its stock Video player application, it is basic, but definitely usable.

Audio output

Headphones output power (Volts)
Higher is better
Apple iPhone 5 0.54
Sony Xperia Z 0.37
Google Nexus 4 0.28
Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
Higher is better
Apple iPhone 5 71
Sony Xperia Z 67
Google Nexus 4 80
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posted on 03 Dec 2013, 08:58 2

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3844; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Mother of same design. Salute to Sammy.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:12 1

6. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

I think the worlds most difficult thing to buy is samsung mobile !!
I dont understand what is different omg!
This is trend lite right or galaxy fresh ?
Here I am seeing trend plus!!

Omg omg...i dont know why samsung confusing this much !!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:03

2. mercorp (Posts: 998; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Another day,YET another galaxy...

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:17 3

3. thephonedude (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)

Another day, YET another Xperia.....

Another day, YET another Optimus....

Another day, YET another Desire....

Another day, YET another iPhone....

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 22:39

12. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 43; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)

TBH, the Galaxy Series is expansive, more so than any other phone. It has dozens of variations that actually very slightly. One may have NFC, but the other one its .01 inches slimmer. There are so many on so many carriers that it becomes hard to distinguish them.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:34

15. 3rdDegree (Posts: 211; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)

You don't see LG releasing it's Optimus L series with just a different name. Each phone is uniquely different.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:18 3

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1666; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

OK phone, but Moto G is the king of cheap android. Samsung phones like this are very popular among non-geeks, so this will sell quite well. Average.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:48

10. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

yes i can see it selling quite well
But there should be at least $50 difference with the galaxy core (no contract of course) or it will not make much sense

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:37 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 17505; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Galaxy s, Galaxy note, Galaxy dous, Galaxy grand, Galaxy s mini, Galaxy mega, Galaxy trend Galaxy hot dogs, Galaxy ham sandwiches, Galaxy inner tubes, Galaxy glue, Galaxy swimming pools, Galaxy toothpaste, Galaxy band aids, Galaxy shoe horns, Galaxy lamps, Galaxy pot scratchers, Galaxy vinyl siding, Galaxy woofers, Galaxy wallets, Galaxy honey buns, hell Galaxy bras. I want the new Galaxy s galaxy with customizable planets, black holes.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:42

9. taikucing (unregistered)

Still too pricey. Should be priced $100

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 04:53

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1152; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Should have used a dual-core Cortex A7 processor instead. Could have increased the battery life without too much deteriorating of performance

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:10

14. cristy93 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)

I have that phone . For his price I think is very good . The only thing that he mess for me is gorrila glass .

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:05

16. mridhakh (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)

I want to know about 6GB RAM LPDDR+ ROM 4GB eMMC on this hand set. Is the ram is dedicated 6GB!!!!!I am totally confused, is it true? Can anybody help me

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 08:11

17. MacyS (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)

I got a galaxy trend plus android 4.2.2 and I've nearly had it for a year now. The battery is really bad because when it reaches 53% it starts to count down really fast and then I can't use it anymore. It only use to do this when it would reach 5% but it kept getting worse! Does anybody else have this problem? Do I have to get a new battery?

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 10:48

19. irenethe1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)

i have been having the same problem too....i think i will have to buy a new battery cause my phone is still in good condition.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 08:28

18. janolsen (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2015)

"2.2GB are available to the user, and it gets filled up pretty quickly". This is very true. I've installed a few apps, and the memory is full though the apps report nowhere near using 1.8GB of space. Having 20 apps of 30MB each should not occupy 1.8GB, but somehow it does!

It could be that Google Play services and unwanted Samsung and Google apps takes a lot of hidden space via updates...

Though I'm using a fast SD card, it seems to slow down the phone. So ideally 8GB+ internal memory should be a minimum it wanting to install apps without slowing down the phone.

As with all Samsung phones except top model, a bit annoying that android cannot be significantly updated. Would prefer Nexus stock android, but those are more pricy - bought this phone for $50 including a free prepaid lockup for 12 months. Just let the phone stay inactive and then started using it after 12 months.

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Dual-core, 1200 MHz
768 MB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.48 x 0.42 inches
(121.5 x 63.1 x 10.57 mm)
4.16 oz  (118 g)

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