Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime launches in the US via Cricket, costs just $179.99

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime launches in the US via Cricket, costs just $179.99
Cricket Wireless today released a new Samsung smartphone that won't break the bank: the Galaxy Grand Prime, a device that's been available in Asia since last year.

Customers can buy the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime from Cricket for $179.99, no contract required. The highlight features of the new handset include LTE connectivity, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 5 MP wide-angle lens front-facing camera. The smartphone also comes with a 5.0-inch, 540 x 960 pixels display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory.

Measuring 5.70 x 2.84 x 0.34 inches (144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm) and weighing 5.50 oz (156 grams), the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime includes a 2600 mAh battery.

Right now, the Galaxy Grand Prime runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and we don't know when (or if) it's going to be updated to Android Lollipop. It looks like the device is available only in white. Any takers?

source: Cricket via Phone Scoop

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Galaxy Grand Prime
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



2. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

It looks great for the price and can even be better than a moto g, but really, what's the point of having a 64 bit s410 on KitKat??, Samsung?? And it's almost non existent at xda with only few unreliable root methods available with no custom roms at all! Available in my country since last year, but didn't buy because of no roms and it's on KitKat and will probably never get updated to lollipop as it'll be a much cheaper competitor to the A3!

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

or just get one of the many flagships from other brands with better specs for the same price give or take sounds like a 99 dollar phone.

10. bamx2

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

'Looks like a $99 phone to me too.

6. QWERTYslider unregistered

Apparently, talking badly about Steve Jobs is the only thing that gets you banned. I'd like to say home much I hate Jobs, but wouldn't wanna get banned. LOL Apple sucks.

8. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014


9. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

It's actually a decent performer,for the of the better low range Samsung Galaxys..

11. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Apple should brand some iPhones with the vintage rainbow logo. Maybe perhaps the 6C (or whatever next budget model is called). Could actually help sales as Apple is a household name and people can have quite peculiar taste.

12. chienchi

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I bought it in Taiwan two weeks ago. It has a better specification with 16 GB with additional 16 GB external additional memory. The performance of the phone is decent but its battery life is a little bit disappointing.

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