Just a few days ago, we reported that the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime was on its way to Canada and we are now happy to report that it is now live on Bell, TELUS and Videotron. This great new mid-level comes in at $250 off-contract and only $50 on a two-year contract. The device is targeting new smartphone owners – ones who have never bothered switching from a featured device to a true smartphone. Many older people do not want to pay for data charges when all they do is text or make phone calls. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime may convince some to finally make the switch – it has a great 5-inch display, 64-bit processor and certainly enough memory for a youngster or an oldster.
The Galaxy Grand Prime is a decent device for the price of $250. You get yourself a 5-inch LCD qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and about 220 pixels-per-inch. It uses a Qualcomm 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It is coupled to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, although there is a microSD card slot to add an additional 64GB of memory. The main camera is an 8MP sensor with autofocus and LED flash. It has a nice sized 5MP front-facing camera for social selfies or video chatting. The FFC is a nice feature for the kids’ social lives or for empty-nest parents that want to video chat with the grandkids.
It comes with all the usable suspects – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFS, 3G, 4G LTE, FM radio and a microUSB port for charging and data transfer. The Galaxy Grand Prime has a removable 2600mAh battery and should easily last you a day with the qHD display and Snapdragon 410 processor. All three carriers are offering only the black model and after launching with Android 4.4 KitKat it will come with 5.1 Lollipop. It measures 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm and weighs in at 156 grams. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has already made its appearance overseas and in the US it showed up at Sprint on July 10. It is great that this fine device made its way to Canada and for only $250, it is a chance to pick up a Samsung device for a lower than usual price tag.