Interface and Functionality

While it’s running the latest TouchWiz UI experience, it doesn’t have the stuff to please power users.

Hardly a surprise as well, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is running the company’s TouchWiz UI experience. While it’s visually the same as the one featured in Samsung’s high-end phones, it’s a scaled down version when it comes to its features set – so you won’t find classic staples like Multi-Window here for true multi-tasking.

Needless to say, it suffices enough for basic things like any other Android smartphone. However, for power users, they’ll find the experience rather limiting. At least it's running on top of Android 5.1.1, which is contemporary enough.

Processor and Memory

Eh, it’s acceptable for the easy stuff, but don’t bother trying to do intensive tasks.

Samsung might be keeping things in-house when it comes to the chipset in its high-end portfolio, but for this lowly Galaxy Grand Prime, it’s fashioned with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip based on 64-bit architecture. Accompanied also with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 306 GPU, the hardware set is equipped enough to handle the easy stuff, but do expect some instances of longer load times or pauses. It’s not terrible if you’re patient, but if you’re the kind of person that expects instant action, it can prove to be a significant compromise – so stay clear from gaming with this!

Sporting a miniscule 8GB of internal storage, there’s very little room available out of the box for you to splurge over. Therefore, it’s essential to supplement it by using its microSD card slot.

AnTuTu Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 22490
Microsoft Lumia 640 11945
Huawei P8 lite 35438
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 959
Huawei P8 lite 966
Vellamo Browser Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 2121
Huawei P8 lite 2147
Sunspider Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 1514.4
Microsoft Lumia 640 1231.1
Huawei P8 lite 1272
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 13
Microsoft Lumia 640 7
Huawei P8 lite 23.5
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 6.3
Huawei P8 lite 12.6
Basemark OS II Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 561
Huawei P8 lite 800
Geekbench 3 single-core Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 464
Huawei P8 lite 681
Geekbench 3 multi-core Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 1451
Huawei P8 lite 2597

Internet and Connectivity

Page loads aren’t too much of an issue here, since it’s graced with 4G LTE connectivity, but we wouldn’t say that it’s the most ideal thing for surfing the web. Why’s that? Well, the screen lacks the sharpness to emphasize details, navigation can sometimes be choppy, and page rendering is rather slow.

Our particular review unit is Sprint compatible, which makes it compatible to run off the carrier’s CDMA network, but there are other variants that are available to play nicely with networks from T-Mobile and Cricket. For an entry-level thing, it comes with the usual set of connectivity features – so that consists of aGPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and even NFC.

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