Samsung and Sprint sent over the Galaxy Grand Prime to do an unboxing and full review of the product. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime came out in at the beginning of July and designed for individuals and families who are looking for a premium smartphone experience at an affordable price.
The Galaxy Grand Prime is built on Android™ 5.1, Lollipop and offers a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network. It has a 5-inch qHD PLS (quarter high-definition) display with 960×540 resolution and boasts an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle selfie lens. It is also loaded with key smartphone features and priced for first-time smartphone owners or parents looking for a smartphone to add to a family plan for their children.
After receiving the Galaxy Grand Prime I did a complete un-boxing. Like most smart phones once you open up the box you see the phone first (likely the prettiest it will be before using it). After you remove the phone and lift up the tab you have the normal things to expect to come with a smart phone: a power adapter, earbuds, and instruction manual.
When starting to take everything out of the plastic I noticed that the Galaxy Grand Prime comes with earbuds, unlike Apple, that have the ultra-soft ear gels to accommodate a wide variety of ear shapes and sizes (small, medium and large). For most people that is a major plus because we all do not have the same size ear canals.
After charging the Galaxy Grand Prime it was time to start customizing it by connecting it to gmail and downloading Pandora, Facebook, Flickr, Pixlr, and Edivid using Samsung Apps. Once the entire phone was set up it was time to start testing its capabilities.
Noticeably when starting Pandora the sound quality was amazing and for the first time I actually had to turn the volume down especially with the earbuds. The Galaxy Grand Prime was clear and crisp both with the earbuds on or the phone’s speakers. Also per Samsung you can play up to 80 hours of straight music.
Next it was time to test the camera. There are pluses and minuses when using the camera. If you have shaky hands or flinch while taking a picture forget about getting a great image. However when you do get a great picture it is very concise and sharp. The selfie mode and the editing tool on the Galaxy Grand Prime are far better than most phones in that price range on the market currently.
The battery on the Galaxy Grand Prime is a 2,600mAh removable lithium-ion battery. Per Samsung the battery life is supposed to last up to 18 hours however when not used as much it exceeded 18 hours by 2 hours or more.
After days of testing the Galaxy Grand Prime in different situations like accidentally getting wet in the rain (even though it’s not water proof), taking pictures in the night versus day, taking selfies, and listening to Pandora for hours the Galaxy Grand Prime is a quality product at an inexpensive rate. Its durability is perfect for kids and people that are rough on their smart phones.
If you are interested in getting the Galaxy Grand Prime it is available in all Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT and Sprint offers three ways to buy it.
- Well-qualified buyers can get this exciting new smartphone with $0 down, no finance fees and 24 monthly payments of $10 (SRP: $240; service plan required).
- It is available for $29.99 with a two-year service agreement after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card
- Galaxy Grand Prime is also available without a contract for $240. (All pricing excludes tax.)