Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Phone
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November, 2014
Micro SIM, Dual SIM Optional
130.8 x 67.9 x 8.8 mm (5.15 x 2.67 x 0.35 in)
130 g (4.59 oz)
Display Size:
4.5 inches
480 x 800 pixels
5 MP
Front Camera:
2 MP
Network Support:
2G, 3G, 4G
Operating System:
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410

CPU - Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53


Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

The Galaxy Core Prime, which was released January 6, 2014, in India and is set to be released in Europe January 7, 2014, is the newest Smartphone in the Galaxy line made by Samsung. Running the Android 4.4 kit Kat operating system, which few smartphones in its price range use, it supports Java, but not flash and was made with better usability, enhanced performance, and greater productivity in mind.

The Galaxy Core Prime supports a GSM micro SIM cards with 3g capability and also had a micro USB port for USB charging via a computer. This Smartphone has Wi-Fi, WI-FI direct, GPS, an FM radio and Bluetooth features and 3.5mm headphone jack. And the sensors installed include a proximity and ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

So to break it down into more simple terms, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is a great, affordable option to the more expensive Galaxy Grand Prime. It's similar in size to the Moto G Smartphone from Motorola, and it can be held comfortably in one hand. The display size is perfect, and the LCD panel has good brightness levels. The processor allows you to browse through apps with no lag time, and most games run smoothly. The camera is perfect for catching moments that you want to remember, and the front facing camera is perfect for selfies. The compatibility between the battery and battery capacity make it, so this Smartphone averages 17 hours of talk time of 10 hours of internet browsing, game playing and watching videos.

Phone Features

The new Samsung Galaxy Core Prime released just this November offers dual sim option feature, 4.5 480 x 800 TFT display with 207 ppi, Android OS v4.4 Kitkat with TouchWiz UI, Quad Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 1 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 410 chipset. It also has an 8GB built-in storage and micro SD slot. The specification for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime measures about 131 mm tall with a thickness of about 3 mm that competes with other sleeker mobile phones. The display for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is at 4.5’’ LCD display.

What We Like About Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

We particularly like the definite improvements that the new Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has from its predecessor; Galaxy Core LTE even if some of its features has been shared with the Core II. It is comforting to think that the Core Prime boasts of its 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410, not to mention the 2MP/480p shooter front-facing camera of the Core Prime. The camera upgrade of this Samsung instalment is promising, delivering the Core Prime “selfie snapper” which is a hot trend nowadays.

What We Don't Like about Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

We hate the fact that aside from the camera and selfie snapper upgrade, this Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has not much to offer. Other main disadvantages that Samsung Galaxy Core Prime includes the screen ppi being at its primordial level, the absence of screen protector, which usually comes in an addition of glass protector, and the obvious lack of brightness sensor.

Conclusion and Overall Rating

We give an average overall rating for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime of seven over ten. This is for the reason that the camera set-up for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime strictly follows that of the Galaxy S III and not much originality has been showcased. The prominent feature for the Core Prime is its selfie snapper feature, which is quite outstanding. The price for the Core Prime is reasonable for the features that it delivers and we recommend this mobile device for users who want to get a clean image out of their mobile camera and a neat specification so to speak.