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Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review

Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus

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Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review

Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review

With the Galaxy Trend Plus, Samsung is aiming to grab the attention of those consumers in need of a brand-name smartphone that doesn't break the bank. Retailing for under $200 off contract, it offers a decent 4-inch screen, a usable 5MP camera, a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, and Android 4.2 in charge of the show. Seems like a good deal, doesn't it? Well, don't be so sure about that as the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus isn't exactly a flawless handset. Yet it does have its strengths as well. Read on as we walk you through all you need to know about it.


Picking up the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus instantly induces a sense of déjà vu in our minds. The phone carries a striking resemblance to many of the company's previous handsets Its proportions make it easy to hold and operate with a single hand, while its curvy sides further improve the handset's ergonomics factor. On the downside, the phone feels cheap, which it actually is. Its body is made of plastic, the ordinary kind, with a silvery gray trim around the side and a removable plastic back cover treated to a matte finish. It is available in either black or white.

The physical buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus are well exposed and easy to reach – words that can be said about most handsets by the company. The volume rocker is on its left side and its power key is conveniently positioned on the right. Below the screen we have a large, clicky home key, which takes us to our home screen. On its left and right side respectively are located capacitive buttons for the “menu” and “back” functions.

Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus
4.78 x 2.48 x 0.42 inches
121.5 x 63.1 x 10.57 mm
4.16 oz (118 g)

Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus

LG Optimus L5 II
4.63 x 2.45 x 0.36 inches
117.5 x 62.2 x 9.2 mm
3.54 oz (100 g)

LG Optimus L5 II

Sony Xperia M
4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 inches
124 x 62 x 9.3 mm
4.06 oz (115 g)

Sony Xperia M

Samsung Galaxy Core
5.09 x 2.66 x 0.35 inches
129.3 x 67.6 x 8.95 mm
4.37 oz (124 g)

Samsung Galaxy Core

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Considering the low cost of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, we're delighted to see that it sports a pretty good-looking display. It is of the TFT LCD kind, measuring 4 inches in diagonal, and its resolution of 480 by 800 pixels gives us an acceptable pixel density of around 233 ppi. Colors displayed on it are vivid, even at an angle. Their accuracy isn't spot on, however, as they are a tad colder than they should be. The good news is that these slight color inaccuracies are practically unnoticeable most of the time. We can confirm that the display is bright enough to be used comfortably even on a sunny day. One drawback, however, is that it can't adjust its brightness automatically, depending on the ambient light conditions, so one has to do that manually via the slider in the notifications panel.

Display measurements and quality

Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus 405
Sony Xperia M 438
Samsung Galaxy Core 343
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posted on 03 Dec 2013, 08:58 2

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Mother of same design. Salute to Sammy.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:12 1

6. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

I think the worlds most difficult thing to buy is samsung mobile !!
I dont understand what is different omg!
This is trend lite right or galaxy fresh ?
Here I am seeing trend plus!!

Omg omg...i dont know why samsung confusing this much !!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:03

2. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Another day,YET another galaxy...

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:17 3

3. thephonedude (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)

Another day, YET another Xperia.....

Another day, YET another Optimus....

Another day, YET another Desire....

Another day, YET another iPhone....

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 22:39

12. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 43; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)

TBH, the Galaxy Series is expansive, more so than any other phone. It has dozens of variations that actually very slightly. One may have NFC, but the other one its .01 inches slimmer. There are so many on so many carriers that it becomes hard to distinguish them.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:34

15. 3rdDegree (Posts: 218; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)

You don't see LG releasing it's Optimus L series with just a different name. Each phone is uniquely different.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 10:18 3

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

OK phone, but Moto G is the king of cheap android. Samsung phones like this are very popular among non-geeks, so this will sell quite well. Average.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:48

10. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

yes i can see it selling quite well
But there should be at least $50 difference with the galaxy core (no contract of course) or it will not make much sense

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:37 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Galaxy s, Galaxy note, Galaxy dous, Galaxy grand, Galaxy s mini, Galaxy mega, Galaxy trend Galaxy hot dogs, Galaxy ham sandwiches, Galaxy inner tubes, Galaxy glue, Galaxy swimming pools, Galaxy toothpaste, Galaxy band aids, Galaxy shoe horns, Galaxy lamps, Galaxy pot scratchers, Galaxy vinyl siding, Galaxy woofers, Galaxy wallets, Galaxy honey buns, hell Galaxy bras. I want the new Galaxy s galaxy with customizable planets, black holes.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:42

9. taikucing (unregistered)

Still too pricey. Should be priced $100

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 04:53

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Should have used a dual-core Cortex A7 processor instead. Could have increased the battery life without too much deteriorating of performance

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:10

14. cristy93 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)

I have that phone . For his price I think is very good . The only thing that he mess for me is gorrila glass .

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 14:05

16. mridhakh (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)

I want to know about 6GB RAM LPDDR+ ROM 4GB eMMC on this hand set. Is the ram is dedicated 6GB!!!!!I am totally confused, is it true? Can anybody help me

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 08:11

17. MacyS (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)

I got a galaxy trend plus android 4.2.2 and I've nearly had it for a year now. The battery is really bad because when it reaches 53% it starts to count down really fast and then I can't use it anymore. It only use to do this when it would reach 5% but it kept getting worse! Does anybody else have this problem? Do I have to get a new battery?

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 10:48

19. irenethe1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)

i have been having the same problem too....i think i will have to buy a new battery cause my phone is still in good condition.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 08:28

18. janolsen (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2015)

"2.2GB are available to the user, and it gets filled up pretty quickly". This is very true. I've installed a few apps, and the memory is full though the apps report nowhere near using 1.8GB of space. Having 20 apps of 30MB each should not occupy 1.8GB, but somehow it does!

It could be that Google Play services and unwanted Samsung and Google apps takes a lot of hidden space via updates...

Though I'm using a fast SD card, it seems to slow down the phone. So ideally 8GB+ internal memory should be a minimum it wanting to install apps without slowing down the phone.

As with all Samsung phones except top model, a bit annoying that android cannot be significantly updated. Would prefer Nexus stock android, but those are more pricy - bought this phone for $50 including a free prepaid lockup for 12 months. Just let the phone stay inactive and then started using it after 12 months.

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PhoneArena rating:
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Dual-core, 1200 MHz
0.75 GB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.48 x 0.42 inches
(121.5 x 63.1 x 10.57 mm)
4.16 oz  (118 g)

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