Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review18
You know it’s not great when we’re having to repeat ourselves constantly.
In listening to voices through the earpiece, they sound mostly clear and free of noise, but on the other end of the line, our callers struggle to decipher our conversation. That’s because of the subdued and pitchy voices they’re exposed to on their end. Well, things don’t get any better with the speakerphone either, mainly because voices sound underpowered through it.
The battery performance is average, but it’s obnoxiously long to charge.
Galaxy S6 and its smaller capacity 2550 mAh cell, but that’s hardly the case. Yes, it’s more than sufficient in getting us close through one-day of normal usage, but our battery benchmark tests reveals that it achieves an average mark of 6.5 hours.
Well, at least there’s rapid charging, right? Nope! Instead, it takes this phone an excruciating 175 minutes to refill itself back to 100% capacity.
The common stigma with entry-level phones is that they never seem to get any love. To a certain degree, that continues to be the case, but as we’ve seen this year, several low to mid-end smartphones have proven themselves to be attractive options thanks to their strong performances. Unfortunately for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, it’s not one of those that we can include – it’s just a forgettable phone with a forgettable experience.
Frankly, even with its on and off contract prices of $30 and $240, respectively, it’s hard to recommend picking this up knowing there are several other phones similarly priced that generate better performances and results – not to mention better looking too! On the Android side, you’ll want to look into phones like the Asus Zenfone 2, which is significantly superior in many departments over this. And over on the Windows Phone side, it might be a good idea to check out the Microsoft Lumia 640, which undercuts this with its MSRP of $130.