The Galaxy Core Prime is one of the more affordable smartphones from Samsung, apparently targeted at entry-level Android phone users. The dual-SIM device shows off an elegant frame and features a large battery, a quad-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. It is available in 3G and 4G models.
As you would expect of a device from its maker, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime flaunts an attractive look. It is elegantly designed with a durable, anodised metal-like frame and has a matte body. The affordable phone is also interestingly slim at a thickness of only 8.8 millimetres to make it fit nicely into your hand or pocket. The phone does not weigh too much as well at 130 grams.
Screen and Camera
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime sports a 4.5-inch diagonal touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The plane-to-line switching (PLS) TFT display has a colour depth of 16M. The phone features a 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash and autofocus. The CMOS snapper can capture HD (720p) videos at 30 frames per second. There is equally a decent 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for taking selfies.
Hardware and OS
A quad-core processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz, powers the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. The CPU is supported for multitasking and responsiveness by RAM of 1GB capacity. Storage memory on the phone is 8 GB and you can still add up to 64GB extra storage space using a microSD card. The Galaxy Core Prime runs on Android 4.4 KitKat software, which delivers the best features you could probably expect from an affordable smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime packs a powerful 2000mAh battery, which the Korean smartphone manufacturer says could support up to 13 hours of talk time on a 3G network and up to 60 hours of audio playback time. There is a power saving feature that helps you get the most out of your battery. The Galaxy Core Prime 4G model offers LTE category 4 connection capability with amazingly fast speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Connectivity options also include USB 2.0, GLONASS, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
The 3G variant of this phone sells for between $125 and $150 (highest price in Nigeria should around N30,000 based on these prices). The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G will very likely be priced at a couple of thousands naira higher.