Camera


Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Trend Plus with a surprisingly good for its class 5MP auto-focus camera, paired with an LED flash for those low-light and indoor scenes. Launching the camera app takes us to a familiar interface, arranged in a way that lets us easily access modes and settings. Speaking of which, there's a fair selection of modes and scenes. There's Night mode, Panorama, Burst shot, Sports, and more. On the downside, the camera app is laggy. It takes a while to boot and then it may require several seconds to focus and capture the image.

The good news is that in broad daylight, the Galaxy Trend Plus can snap pretty photos, with enough detail and accurate enough colors. Sure, there's a lot of noise in them, but as a whole, images look well worthy of being posted online. When shooting indoors, however, photos are blurry, with poor details, and colder-looking colors.

On the front of the device is located a VGA camera for selfies and video calls. Image quality is poor, but having a front-facing camera is better than not having one at all.




Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus 3.8
No data
392
360
Sony Xperia M 3.3
4.7
663
643
Samsung Galaxy Core 4.5
No data
364
357

Technically, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus is capable of recording 720p video, but it isn't very good at it. Footage is grainy and low on detail, as if someone has stretched a 480p video to fit into a 720p frame. Indoor and low-light videos are even worse – barely usable, we'd say.


Multimedia


As expected, the Galaxy Trend Plus has Samsung's own music player pre-loaded. As a whole, the app is pretty good, focused on functionality over looks. Its layout makes it easy to use, with tabs on top and content listed in a way the user specifies. The mandatory lock screen controls and home screen widget are present, too. Alternatively, there's Play Music application for those who prefer Google's services instead.

The Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus fails to impress with its single loudspeaker located on its back. Its output is undistorted, but weak even at the maximum volume level.

Videos of up to 720p resolution are played back smoothly by the Galaxy Trend Plus, with most popular video file formats supported out of the box. DivX isn't out of them, but installing a third-party video player can rectify that. We can't imagine ourselves watching movies or TV shows on a phone with screen of this size, but we do find the Trend Plus suitable for checking out videos on YouTube. As for its stock Video player application, it is basic, but definitely usable.

Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 5 0.54
Sony Xperia Z 0.37
Google Nexus 4 0.28
Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 5 71
Sony Xperia Z 67
Google Nexus 4 80

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16 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Mother of same design. Salute to Sammy.

6. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 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 !!!!

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Another day,YET another galaxy...

3. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Another day, YET another Xperia..... Another day, YET another Optimus.... Another day, YET another Desire.... Another day, YET another iPhone....

12. Tech_Junkie1996

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 29, 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.

15. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

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

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

10. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 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

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

9. taikucing unregistered

Still too pricey. Should be priced $100

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

14. cristy93

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

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

16. mridhakh

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 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

17. MacyS

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 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?

19. irenethe1

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 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.

18. janolsen

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 18, 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.
Galaxy Trend Plus
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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