Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2757 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The apps and reliability get critical opinions.

price, performance, usability, portability, size

reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

See all Samsung Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 2757 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 2275 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 1420 of 2275 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (339)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the reception.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

reception

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime DUAL SIM Simfree 5 Inch Touchscreen Smartphone - GoldSamsung Galaxy Grand Prime DUAL SIM Simfree 5 Inch Touchscreen Smartphone - Gold

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1304 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, portability, camera

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime G530H/DS Factory Unlocked Phone - Retail Packaging - GraySamsung Galaxy Grand Prime G530H/DS Factory Unlocked Phone - Retail Packaging - Gray

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback, but many are less positive about the performance.

price, usability

performance

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy GRAND Prime (SM-G530W) Grey, UnlockedSamsung Galaxy GRAND Prime (SM-G530W) Grey, Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

 

Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros...

Solid build quality, Replaceable battery, Decent camera equipment, Good voice quality, Usable battery runtimes, Comparatively high frequency variety

Heavy chassis, Display susceptible to pressure, Pale color reproduction, Low contrast, Low resolution

Samsung managed to get the smartphone crown in the high-end segment with its Galaxy S6, but the task is a bit more challenging for the Koreans in the mainstream sector, which is noticeable when you look at the Galaxy Grand Prime: There are just too...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

 

For $180 from prepaid carrier (and AT&T subsidiary) Cricket, the Grand Prime brings you in one of the more decked-out phones of this price tier: a 5-inch screen, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 1,080p HD video capture.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has LTE and front and rear cameras that turn out decent photos.

Its low screen resolution makes videos and games look pixelated, and download speeds are on the slow side.

Feature-rich cameras and an attractive build help push Cricket's prepaid Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime past other budget rivals that also cost under $200.

May, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

 

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has an ambitious name, but behind it is an ordinary midrange phone. It puts functionality ahead of screen fidelity, throwing all the pixels they could afford at the front facing camera instead. As with other Galaxy...

Optional Dual SIM version available ; 5" 540 x 960 TFT display with 220ppi ; Android OS v4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI ; Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 306 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Snapdragon 410 chipset ; 8GB built-in storage, microSD card...

Screen ppi is entry-level ; On the large side for a 5" device ; No screen protection glass ; No automatic brightness

We won't pretend that we completely understand the enormous popularity of low-res, large-screened phones like the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. We can see why people would want more screen real estate, but it's the trade-off of a cheaper matrix for...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review

 

With words like grand and prime, you'd envision something super spec'd, but alas, that's not the case here, as it's just an entry-level offering that aims to diversify Sammy's portfolio to cover all segments of the smartphone space...

Budget friendly cost ; Similar camera app experience found in the S6

Bland looking design ; Display lacks sharpness and intensity ; Underpowered rear speaker ; Subpar camera performance ; Poor call quality

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...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G Smartphone was launched in October 2014, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for Cricket Wireless

 

Samsung's mid-range handset mimics some of the company's classier designs and offers a respectable value for Cricket Wireless customers. Here is Phone Scoop's full report on this Android handset.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone was launched in September 2014, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: kiwiisklo... (ciao.co.uk)

Samsung Grand Prime right way to go?

 

What do I think about the Samsung Grand prime? Well for starters this is a clean looking phone with a big screen so it is very easy to see, it is a fairly thin phone makes it easy to hold but it feels really smooth that makes it easy to slip out of...

Looks nice, Big screen, Cheap, Battery is normal

Easy to slip and fall, slow, memory, power off by itself, long time to charge, etc

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: EduardoCa... (ciao.co.uk)

samsung galaxy grandprime

 

so I have owned this phone for a year now and I purchased it off criket for around $150. so far I believe the phone has good and bad things, I have dropped this phone multiple times and I am impressed with how many times this phone has survived so...

cheap, good video quality, gamesrun nicely

not the best battery life, picture quialty isnt up to par with other phones, only 8GB of meomery

May, 2016

Consumer review by: vedo95 (ciao.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 8GB - mediocre is the new black

 

Thin, but strong. With a thickness of only 8.6 millimeters, Galaxy Grand Prime combines elegance, powerful performance, compressing all essential characteristics for entertainment while you are on the road, in a slick, stylish package. No aspect ratio...

Long battery life, rear and front camera are of good quality, accepts microSD cards

Is equipped with a bit older version of Android, RAM is only 1 GB

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000 / 2600
Battery recharge time:11
Browsing time (3G):10 / 12 / 9
Browsing time (4G):10 / 11 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 74 / 75 / 80 / 85
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 85
Talk time (3G):10 / 14 / 16 / 17 / 18

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps / 1280×720@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.329 / 0.351 / 0.375 / 0.382 / 0.488 / 0.9
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: No
Head SAR (EU):0.284 / 0.309 / 0.412 / 0.464 / 0.666 / 0.75
Head SAR category (EU):B
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.309 / 0.464

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Charcoal, Grey / Charcoal, Grey / Gold / Grey / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Charcoal, Grey / Grey / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.4 / 12.7 / 12.700
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 540 x 960
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MP4, WEBM / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:700,850,1900 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSF, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 3.5 mm/6.35 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):No / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Now, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.6 / 8.600 / 8.8
Height :13.1 / 14.480 / 14.5
Weight:110.3 / 131 / 156
Width:6.84 / 7.21 / 7.210