News by Luke Jones on Wednesday October 01, 2014.
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Another week and another Samsung Galaxy device. The Korean company has launched the new Galaxy Grand Prime, a device that continues Samsung's bombardment of the smartphone world and the continuation of an unyielding model to offer devices in all shapes, sizes, and prices. So, is this Galaxy device worth your interest or should it go in the pile with so many others where these handsets come and go with barely a murmur?It is really hard to see what this device wants to be and who it will appeal to. It is a budget handset that is fairly expensive, while the specs hardly leap from the page. There is a 1.2 GHz quad-core processer on board that has been paired with 1GB of RAM, a 5-inch (540 x 960) screen, a 8 megapixel rear snapper, a 2,600 mAh juicer, and 8GB of storage with added micro SD support. In terms of software the handset gets Android 4.4 and of course Samsung's own TouchWiz skin. Hardly a defining spec in sight, but perhaps Samsung is trying to appeal to the selfie crowd with the 3.7 megapixel camera on the front. That is a bump from the typical Galaxy device, but is still not as high a resolution as some rivals, and besides, Samsung is not marketing this as a selfie smartphone. Though, that front facer does have an 85 degree wide angle lens, so Samsung clearly wants this to be a good forward facing cam. The Galaxy Grand Prime looks good enough, in that classic Galaxy way, but there really is not a lot to get excited about here. And I am certainly not impressed with the price, with Samsung launching this handset in India for Rs. 15,499 (approx. $250), which is simply too expensive. If this is Samsung responding to companies like Xiaomi who sell decent hardware for low cost then the company need to go back to the drawing board. Let us know if you would consider getting the Galaxy Grand Prime.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.