Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime User Reviews

Overall user rating

7.4

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Multimedia
6.8
Internet
7.5
Call quality
8.1
Battery
7.8
Reception
7.8
Display
6.9
Build quality
7.4
Text input
7.2
Everyday usage
6.8
UI speed
7.2
Camera
7.9
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Symon_Fleece posted on Dec 28, 2014, 1:33 AM
Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

9.0

Grand

Symon_Fleece has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Galaxy grand prime. Grand prime is a good device. For its price, you will get a quadcore snapdragon, 8mp with flashand the main attraction here is the 5mp "selfie" camera. Also, this device runs with a 64-bit CPU, so there's a chance to recieve theblollipop update. Anyway, it's a good phone for its class.

Build quality
9.0
Great square-ish design with rounded edges
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
8.0
The rear camera is average. The details are okay, there's a noise reduction sometimes. Capturing image with flash is great. 5mp selfie camera is also great
UI speed
10.0
Smoothest touchwiz I ever seen
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
8.0
Keyboard's letters are small
Display
9.0
Eventhough it only have 220 PPI, The display is still crisp and the colors are vabriant. Touch response and viewing angles are okay.
Battery
9.0
Good enough for gaming, browsing, etc.

Pros

  • Smoothest TouchWiz I've seen
  • Great Display, sharp enough and has a great viewing angle
  • Good battery life + removable batttery
  • Quadcore 64-bit architecture
  • high resolution front facing camera
  • Dual sim
  • ultra powersaving mode is a bonus
  • very good phone overall

Cons

  • No samsung's default music player
  • No multi-window
  • 3.9GB internal storage (8GB) is bit small nowadays

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12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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Ajdin posted on Jan 22, 2017, 6:24 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jan 22, 2017

8.0

OK phone for the price

Ajdin has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Grand prime is an OK phone for it's price. It has a decent front and rear camera. It's durable and has good build quality despite that is made out of plastic. The display isn't that sharp and has washed out colours. Display temperature is very good. The battery lasts through a full day with heavier usage and a low brightnes set. It gets sometimes unresponsive but it gets through most of the tasks very fast.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
7.0
Internet
6.0
Multimedia
7.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
9.0
Display
5.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Fast touchwiz
  • Front facing camera
  • Battery life
  • Durable
  • Build quality

Cons

  • Display
  • Internet speed
  • Few features
  • Lack of sensors

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frank_android posted on Sep 14, 2016, 11:06 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

9.0

Great Phone for people with a low budget!

frank_android has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

The Galaxy Grand Prime is modeled as a low end phone with decent specs. However, the LCD display quality could be improved. I could only get 420P in YouTube and other applications. This phone handles basic applications and daily usage with ease and is great for people who just browse and watch videos on their phones (Not for hardcore gamers). Where this phone shines is in its cost and LCD Size (5'). I got the phone for around C$215 Unlocked and it was definitely worth it for that price.

Build quality
7.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
7.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Decent Camera
  • Good Battery + replaceable
  • Good Call quality and reception
  • Runs relatively smoothly when handling regular everyday usage

Cons

  • Cheap Plastic build quality
  • Horrible resolution
  • Cannot handle high workloads (freezing/overheating)
  • Few Features

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Fruit_Loops posted on Jul 02, 2016, 2:46 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 02, 2016

8.0

Galaxy Grand Prime is not worth it

Fruit_Loops has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

The phone is alright. But it lacks a good camera or battery nut the reception and text input are perfect. The build quality is alright with a mostly plastic build. It feels pretty cheap, so a case is needed, in my opinion. Gaming is ok. I ran light emulation using a MOGA controller and it worked perfectly. But games like Asphalt might not work as well with dropping frame rates. The call quality is decent at best. The back facing speaker is a little frustrating at times but the phone works well with earbuds or headphones in. Overall the Droid Turbo 2 or its predecessor are much better choices on a budget.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
7.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
6.0
Text input
10.0
Display
6.0
Battery
6.0

Pros

  • Great reception.
  • Text input has never been netter.
  • TouchWiz UI works amazing.

Cons

  • Small battery.
  • Terrible display.
  • Cheap plastic bulid.
  • Bad camera at only 8 and 5 megapixels.

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blackangel12 posted on Jan 17, 2016, 3:05 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jan 17, 2016

9.0

Grand Prime, really good for his price

blackangel12 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Good for his price, nice build, design, CPU, camera and display, just miss some UI and physical resources.

Really good for everyday usage and 3D games, but not that good for 3D heavy games. 3D gaming should be avoid.

Build quality
9.0
For his price, really good looking build quality
Reception
9.0
good
Call quality
9.0
Normal, nothing to say
Internet
8.0
Google Chrome is a litle bit laggy some times, default browser, jsut perfect
Multimedia
7.0
No default samsung music player
Camera
10.0
For the price u pay for it its the best quality u can get in a mid range smartphone, back camera good, not bad or good, just normal, front camera really good
UI speed
9.0
TouchWiz UI modifided, really smooth, just miss some things, nothing too special
Everyday usage
10.0
Really good for everyday usage, mid range smartphone for every day usage
Text input
8.0
Nothing special, if u want to get a better experience u should get a 3rd party app
Display
9.0
really good contrast, the colors look very nice, best TFT screen in the market
Battery
10.0
For nowadays avarage is perfect, really good battery duration for his price

Pros

  • Good specs for his price
  • Good Front Camera
  • Nice design
  • Nice UI
  • Good Battery
  • Perfect for everyday usage
  • Upgradable for Android 5.0.x
  • 64 bit CPU

Cons

  • miss some UI resources
  • GPU too weak
  • Not good for 3D games

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theevil951 posted on Sep 22, 2015, 9:17 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

10.0

Best device at low price

theevil951 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Galaxy grand prime. Grand prime is a good device. For its price, you will get a quadcore running android kitkat 4.4.4 and now Lollipop but no gorilla glass :(
5mp "selfie" camera
It's cheap really cheap :)

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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dmdjm posted on Sep 20, 2015, 2:42 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

2.0

Samsung Galaxy Grand HANG!!!

dmdjm has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

My old Apple Iphone 4 is much, much, much, much better! I never had so much issue in hanging than this Galaxy Grand HANG! Biggest mistake I ever done in buying phone. Camera for selfie is good though. Now there's no turning back. I have to keep it until the contract is done. I hope Samsung should address all these complaint and act immediately!

Build quality
2.0
looks cheap...first reason i bought it.
Reception
2.0
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Call quality
2.0
Internet
2.0
HANG! HANG! HANG! HANG! HANG! pls
Multimedia
1.0
HANG! HANG! HANG! HANG! HANG! pls Samsung, address this issue!
Camera
9.0
only this feature is ok.
UI speed
2.0
hard to rate coz of its hanging issue
Everyday usage
2.0
just ok
Text input
2.0
Display
2.0
Battery
2.0

Pros

  • good cam (but still hangs, takes a lil while to click the next shot)

Cons

  • a lot to mention

2 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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MSamy37 posted on Jul 25, 2015, 6:37 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

10.0

Great mobile at the price (Y) :D just go for it!

MSamy37 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Such a badass great mobile! :D amazing mobile for daily usage, fast UI, GREAT android 4.4.4 and wonderful battery ,, display is 540p but still so great! Good browsing in default browsing app but not so much in Google Chrome.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
It's just very fast. :D but lags sometimes ,, but overally it's fast af! :D
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0
I didn't face any problem, it stays awake all my day !

Pros

  • Battery
  • Latest samsung UI
  • Everyday usage
  • Design
  • Camera
  • Display

Cons

  • Not metal
  • 8GB free space (4.50 usable)
  • no android 5.0 yet

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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sanikte posted on Jun 17, 2015, 3:14 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

5.0

Grand Prime = Grand Lag

sanikte has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I've had this phone for about two weeks now and it's lagged from day one and I'm not being picky, I mean this phone gets completely stuck and if you want to browse the web using any browser, you better have lots of time to wait for it to load. Honestly, this phone isn't worth it. I know it's not a high end device, but even my best friend's galaxy fame runs faster than this thing. This has been by far the worst mistake in my phone buying life...

Build quality
8.0
The build is ok, a bit fraile but that's it. It does fit well in the palm of your hand.
Reception
6.0
It's ok... not impressive though.
Call quality
5.0
Terrible speakers, if you ever want to use them to have a conversation, you better be wherever there's no background noise at all. You'll also see that you can hardly hear the phone ringing (even when all volume is up) if you're not right next to it.
Internet
8.0
Fairly good connection capability.
Multimedia
3.0
Lags, can't hear speakers at all.
Camera
8.0
Image quality ok. Video Ok.
UI speed
1.0
Terrible SOO very TERRIBLE... it's worse than a low end phone.
Everyday usage
1.0
Unless you have nothing to do but to wait around for your phone to catch up with your commands, you'll want to throw it out the window.
Text input
1.0
L-A-G-S and if it's gotten to the point where the phone is running slow, you'll find it incredibly hard to type a web site address..
Display
8.0
Probably the only cool thing about the phone.
Battery
5.0
About 1 day without using the phone heavily.

Pros

  • Screen

Cons

  • LAGS
  • Needs to be reebooted constantly
  • Speakers are awful.

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aimen2002 posted on May 26, 2015, 1:25 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 26, 2015

3.0

Awful!

aimen2002 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Awful! pathetic! this phone works good for a week only and then makes you realize that youve made the biggest mistake of your life! Its camera is a mess, didnt work after 3 months and to fix it i had to rest this device. i regret buying this phone for PKR 21,500. Samsung has really disappointed me with its new products such as this. my advice to anyone wanting to buy a phone would be a second hand apple iphone because Apple is the BEST!

Build quality
4.0
Reception
2.0
Call quality
7.0
Internet
5.0
Multimedia
2.0
Camera
1.0
UI speed
3.0
Everyday usage
1.0
Text input
2.0
Display
5.0
Battery
3.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • LOW RAM
  • BAD CAMERA
  • BAD PERFORMANCE
  • DOESNT HAVE ITS OWN MUSIC PLAYER
  • NO GORILLA GLASS
  • NO NOTIFICATION LIGHT
  • NO LIGHT SENSOR

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DaciaSandero16V posted on Nov 24, 2015, 1:30 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 18, 2015

5.0

WTF is this?

DaciaSandero16V has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I'd not recommend you to buy this. It became really slow, its speaker is awful when playing loud music, its internal memory has less than 5GB available, when listening to music and taking a picture, the music app closes...

Build quality
5.0
Reception
5.0
Call quality
6.0
Internet
5.0
Multimedia
3.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
2.0
Everyday usage
4.0
Text input
5.0
Display
5.0
Battery
7.0

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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vito_ag1987 posted on May 10, 2015, 8:30 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 10, 2015

7.0

Don't buy it

vito_ag1987 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

lagging lagging lagging like hell . don't you buy it . It's cheap and yet doesn't worth it . don't bother looking for a custom ROM you wouldn't find any . If you wanna buy it it's ok but don't use it as a smart phone because it won't be reliable when you really need it .

Build quality
7.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
6.0
lagging during browsing is an absolute nightmare
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
7.0
Everyday usage
3.0
Text input
5.0
Display
5.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • nice processor
  • fine design
  • good front camera

Cons

  • lagging lagging lagging
  • no notification lights
  • no light sensor
  • weak ram

6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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mohsinkh posted on Feb 19, 2015, 2:53 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

6.0

Average phone

mohsinkh has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

the grand prime mostly lag and hanging issues.there is no gorilla glass for protection and no notification and no light sensor.I'm so disappointed the overall oerformance of the phone. Major problem is hanging and freezing

Build quality
6.0
Reception
6.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
7.0
Multimedia
5.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
7.0
Text input
8.0
Display
6.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • camera quality is good
  • battery timing is good
  • big display screen
  • low price

Cons

  • hanging and lagging
  • no notification and light sensor
  • poor display
  • no music player
  • less ram and less internal storage
  • no gorilla glass protection

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7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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kiran07 posted on Jan 05, 2015, 11:56 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 23, 2014

9.0

Samsung galaxy grand Prime which marks its own class

kiran07 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Samsung has launched its Samsung galaxy grand Prime which marks its own class. This phone is equipped with features like Stylish and sleek physical attributes, Superior quality processor,Latest Android version,World Class Camera and many more. I love this phone. For more detailed you can refer Samsung India site.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
9.0
Display
8.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • design, look

Cons

No Cons

15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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m.qasimali posted on Dec 13, 2014, 1:35 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

8.0

Device is just Good

m.qasimali has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

it lag alot of sensor that some mid range phones have, more over the display of the phone is not good just 220ppi for 5 inch screen. no gorilla class protection. Thats why its price is low, however the quad core processor is and front 5 mp camera are the main features on this phone. however the GPU is 306 that cant play high end games however the same sony xperia sp mid range phone has 320 adreno that play high end games. More over xperia SP has 320ppi 720p display gorrila class protection.

Build quality
6.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
9.0
Display
5.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Low price
  • quadcore processor
  • good battery
  • big screen size
  • front camera 5mp

Cons

  • Lag sensors
  • No gorilla glass protection
  • Display just 220 pii
  • No metallic edges
  • No light Sensor for auto brightness

9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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RehmanMandhai posted on Nov 29, 2014, 3:08 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 29, 2014

10.0

Best device at low price tag

RehmanMandhai has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Best device to buy at lower price tag of $230.Mind blowing handset with very great features of expensive phone.nice work by samsung.It is running android kitkat 4.4.4.good browsing experience at low cost.all my social apps are working absolutely fine.according to me this device should be sold at price of $400-$450

Build quality
10.0
Because I like its build quality
Reception
10.0
Because it is good
Call quality
10.0
Clear voice quality ..pure
Internet
10.0
Love it
Multimedia
10.0
Mind blowing
Camera
10.0
Perfect selfie
UI speed
10.0
As fast as galaxy note 4
Everyday usage
10.0
Friend of me
Text input
10.0
Terrific
Display
10.0
Awesome
Battery
10.0
Single charge a day

Pros

  • best camera
  • low price
  • latest android 4.4.4
  • long usage battery
  • best screen size

Cons

  • Still unrooted

26 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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