Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus Review

Call Quality


No complaints here. Phone calls sound great through the earpiece of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, with natural voice tones emitted at high volume levels. The microphone performs just as well, capturing our voice naturally and delivering it undistorted on the other side of the line.

Battery


Lifting the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus reveals a removable battery with a capacity of 1500mAh. According to its manufacturer, the phone can last through 9 hours of internet browsing over Wi-Fi, 6 hours of video playback, or 36 hours of music playback. Talk time is quoted as 8 hours. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus should be able to last through a day on a single charge, and if used with moderation, a recharge might be not be needed until the second day of usage.

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus
5h 32 min (Average)
Sony Xperia M
5h 53 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy Core
5h 22 min (Poor)

Conclusion


As every other budget phone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus has its strengths and weaknesses. Performance should be your biggest concern as the phone tends to lag from time to time, but in all seriousness, one can't expect a sub-$200 Android device to excel in that respect. The good news is that there's also a lot to like about this device. It is perfectly suitable for casual web browsing, for snapping an occasional photo, and for keeping track of your Facebook feed. Plus, its battery life is pretty decent and we're quite happy with the quality of its display. Characteristics like these make the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus suitable for thrifty smartphone buyers and for younger people in need of a relatively cheap Android device.

But if the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus doesn't feel like the right smartphone for you, there's also the Sony Xperia M. It is another reasonably-priced Android offering that costs about the same, more or less, but it has more RAM and a superior Snapdragon processor. Those who need a larger screen might consider checking out the Samsung Galaxy Core, which is a 4.3-inch Android handset with similar specs that falls in the same budget category. Another option worth considering is the colorful Nokia Lumia 620, powered by the smooth Windows Phone 8 platform.


Pros

  • Good display for its class
  • Great call quality
  • Usable web browser
  • Decent battery life
  • Camera takes good photos in daytime

Cons

  • Occasional lags and performance issues
  • Low-quality videos
  • Very low on built-in storage

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0

User Rating:

8.0
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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: 31531; 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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