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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Hands On and First Impressions

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We paid a visit at the Samsung store in Glorietta in Makati City a few days ago and we got a chance to play around with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. It is a mid range smartphone set compete with the local and Chinese brands. How does it fare with the competition and pricing. Let’s find out with this short review.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime:

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Adreno 306 graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 5-inch qHD TFT display (960 x 540 pixels) 220 ppi
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera with wide angle lens
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • LTE, HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • 2,600 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • SRP: P9,990
  • Status: Available on Samsung stores and retailers

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

Just like any other Galaxy smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is made entirely of plastic. It actually feels like holding a Samsung Galaxy S5. Flaunt it and you can fool anyone that you are using the Galaxy S5. Just like any other Samsung, it runs the latest version of TouchWiz over Android 4.4 Kitkat. It feels smooth while navigating through the apps.

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But the highlight of this phone is its LTE connectivity and dual SIM capabilities. For only P9,990,  this is the most affordable Galaxy smartphone with LTE. It seems like Samsung has seen the growing threat of local and Chinese smartphone brands and this is their answer.

Honestly, this is a good option if you are still brand conscious and looking for a smartphone with LTE on a limited budget. We still know friends who are still loyal to international brands and does not trust local or Chinese brands. But with the lack of budget, they couldn’t change their really old smartphones. We showed the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime to them and suddenly expressed interest with it.

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