Basic Meets Basic With Samsung Grand Prime Plus

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Samsung Grand prime is another amazing smartphone from Samsung, the budget phone was released on November 2016.

The smartphone is a single or dual SIM phone and have a premium plastic panel design with dimension measuring 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm (5.70 x 2.84 x 0.35 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 160 grams.

The Samsung Grand prime plus is available in various colors which are Black, Gold,silver while there just 1 available models or trims of the Samsung Grand prime plus which is the 8GB model.

Various finishes provides options for potential buyer so they can choose a color that best suit them.

The smartphone comes with an entry level Mediatek MT6737T chipset, this chipset performance comes close to that seen in Gionee M6  and Infinix Hot 6; however, the phones has different features that can either affect performance negatively or positively.

The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy Gran Prime Plus smartphone is also quite impressive as it is able to last throughout the day on average usage on its power saving mode.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus Features

Resolution 540 x 960 pixel
Display 5.0 inches
OS Android marshmallow
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
RAM 2GB RAM
microSD Storage Up to 256GB
Battery 2600mAH
Design  Plastic

Price: How much does Samsung Grand Prime Plus cost?

You can get the Samsung Grand Prime Plus in the US for $140 depending on online retailer you choose from below.  while the EU countries can buy Samsung Grand prime plus for €130.

In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Grand prime plus in Nigeria for ₦36,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Grand prime plus is RS 8,990.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!

PROS

  • Impressive front camera
  • Bright and colorful display
  • Useful software features
  • Budget-friendly

CONS

  • Entry level chipset
  • micro USB for charging
  • Non-removable battery
  • Plastic body
  • Average battery

Display

The Samsung Grand Prime Plus sports a 5.0 inches PLS TFT Capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 66.0% of the smartphone body with screen resolution at 540 x 960 pixels and screen density, PPI at 220 pixels per inch.

The 16:9 aspect ratio compliments the small resolution display to bring a more vibrant and colorful viewing experience.

Design

The Samsung mobile phone has an sturdy case design, with a non-slip rear grip pattern to keep it securely in your hand at all times. The body of the phone is made of plastic and it comes in three finishes which are black gold and silver.

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There is nothing at the top of the Grand Prime Plus while the left side of the phone houses the volume keys and two separate slots for SIM cards and microSD card.

The power and lock key is on the right and also a speaker grill sits comfortable on the right side of the phone.

Performance

Samsung Grand prime plus runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow operating system with performance backed by a 2GB RAM and Octa – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.4 GHz.

The Internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 8GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 256GB.

The UI is improvised in terms of transition and optimization for better and effective running of the device. The phone memory space is not enough space to house files, documents, applications, videos, photos and more but with the aid of the microSD you can get more space for your file.

Camera

Samsung Grand prime plus comes with dual 8-megapixel rear  or primary camera with f/2.2 and 5-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.

A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

The front camera is fantastic, with an LED flash it is able to produce well-defined and detailed picture and is great for selfie lovers. The phone’s front camera is able to give off amazing picture even in low light condition or at night.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus rear camera can also give a decent picture even with the absence of an LED flash.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

Galaxy Grand Prime Plus is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion battery that is able to store up to 2600mAh battery charge to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, and sensors which includes, accelerometer, proximity.

The battery is able to last up to 59 hours on music play and 12 hours of talk time on a 3G network.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Samsung Grand Prime Plus
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released November 2016
Dimensions and Size 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm (5.70 x 2.84 x 0.35 in)
Weight (in grams) 160 grams
Colors Black, Gold, silver
Number of SIM One or Two
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Material Plastic
Water Resistance
Dust Resistance
Battery  
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time 12 hours on 3G
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Display  
Screen Type PLS TFT Capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.0 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 66.0%
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 220 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Software  
Operating System Android 6.0 marshmallow
Hardware  
Processor Type or Chipset Mediatek MT6737T
Processor Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 8GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 256GB
Camera  
Front or Secondary 5-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Rear or Primary 8-megapixel, f/2.2
Features Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Connectivity  
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v4.2
GPS Yes. A-GPs, Glonass, BeiDou
Infrared port No
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors  
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint No
Gyroscope No
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer No
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor No
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