The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime


The Galaxy Grand Prime is headed for developing markets where affordable phones with large screens with underwhelming pixel density are in high demand. In this case we're talking a 5" TFT of qHD resolution (540 x 960px) boiling down to 220ppi. 720p has become common in the midrange these days, but don't let tech geeks and sales people overstate how important it is - most laptops and desktop monitors have half that.

The phone does subscribe to a couple of buzzwords, though neither of them contains "ppi". The front-facing camera has an 85° wide-angle lens and shoots 5MP stills and 1080p videos, while the Snapdragon 410 chipset contains four of ARM's 64-bit enabled Cortex-A53 cores.

Although in most regions the Grand Prime is a dual-SIM package, a single-SIM version is available too. Neither option has LTE connectivity, as only the dedicated version for the Chinese market has LTE support.

Key features
• Optional Dual SIM version available
• 5" 540 x 960 TFT display with 220ppi
• Android OS v4.4 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 slot
• 8MP camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
• 5MP front-facing camera, 85° lens, 1080p video recording
• 2,600mAh battery

Main disadvantages
• Screen ppi is entry-level
• LTE only available on the Chinese version
• On the large side for a 5" device
• No screen protection glass
• No automatic brightness

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