Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and Core Prime officially launched on T-Mobile
As promised, T-Mobile has launched both the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and Galaxy Core Prime smartphones. Part of Sammy's affordable range of handsets, the Grand Prime only recently arrived through Sprint, with Cricket having also begun selling it at a cost of $179.99. The Core Prime, meanwhile, can already be had through Verizon, but if T-Mo is your network operator of choice, then both of these budget smartphones are available through the carrier.
The smaller of the two, the Core Prime includes a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800. There's a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel offering for selfies. It's by no means spectacular as far as features are concerned, but provides a decent enough design, and if you're looking for a taste of Google's Android on a budget, this device might appeal to you.
The Grand Prime, meanwhile, packs a more sizeable display of 5 inches, but with a resolution of 540 x 960, only manages to muster a slightly better (but still sub-par) pixel density of 220 ppi. The processor is the same as the one found within the Core Prime, although you do get an 8- and 5-megapixel camera combo for the back and front respectively. There's no question that the Grand Prime is the better handset, but there's very little in it.
The Grand Prime costs $189.99 on T-Mobile, while the Core Prime will set you back $139.99. Links to both devices can be found at the source.