The screen with a diagonal of 4.5 inches is a bit more compact than the 5-inch models, but its definition of 800 x 480 pixels is very “light”. Indoors, the display has a grayish tone. Images, video, websites are a pixilated look. We must admit that we are used to high and very high definitions of high-end models. Things get worse on the outside: the texts become difficult to read and images appear washed out. Nothing surprising for this kind of prize phone, but it’s better to know. Another detail to keep in mind, the Galaxy Core Prime tends to heat, but it must be said that the summer temperatures do not help … One point to watch.
Interface and applications
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat is not the latest version of the mobile operating system from Google. If by chance he were to be updated (which is not certain), it would pass directly on Android M to be released soon.
Like other devices of the brand include the custom TouchWiz overlay and some home applications like Ultra Power Saving mode that simplifies or available to the home screen. It is also possible to rearrange the quick access panel settings.
Camera and video
Two options available to you to use the photo application. Utilize pre-configured modes (landscape, auto, improving faces, sports …) or go to the settings menu to intervene on the definition, ISO sensitivity, white balance, exposure … Warning, by default, sets the Samsung definition camera to 3.9 megapixels and not 5 megapixels. This also affects the ratio of image format: 3: 5 in 3.9 megapixel camera instead of the usual 4: 3.
Set to the maximum of its capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime delivers snapshots colorful and saturated, unlike those bland obtained in low light conditions.
HD video 720p (1280 x 780 pixels) is like everything else on this smartphone: convenient but not impressive. We find the same bland side on videos taken inside and the sound is feeble as soon as one moves away from the filmed subject. The record is a little more pleasant for outdoor scenes well lit and where the sound is not always essential.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is equipped with a quad core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. A processor in most entry level smartphones. So it’s no surprise that much of the Samsung smartphone displays similar performance to those of its main competitors. Navigation through the screens and menus is fluid. Photo mode has some latency between two images, but compensates switch burst mode.
The definition of the screen and processor are not the most suitable for the video game, but things are not going too badly. On Riptide GP2, the action is certainly not as smooth and responsive as more powerful mobile, but it remains entirely possible to play.
According to Samsung, the 2000 mAh battery of the Galaxy Core Prime can fit 10 hours of talk time over 3G, 9 hours of video playback and up to 11 hours of Web browsing over Wi-Fi. In our video playback test continuously the smartphone has surpassed these data taking 10 hours. Obviously, the autonomy will largely depend on your use. But in all cases, you should be able to hold at least 8 hours.
The Wi-Fi Galaxy Core Prime works on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz non of which implies downloads and transfers not as good as high-end models.
If you need a simple and cheap smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime perfectly fulfill your expectations. Microsoft’s Lumia 735 is also a good option. For twenty euros more (169 EUR without subscription), you have a much better screen (1280 x 720 pixels) and photo / front camera unit duo (6.7 megapixel and 5 megapixel camera on the back to the front ) more efficient. But if you‘re a fan of Google services, better from the Core Samsung Galaxy Prime. Another option: the Motorola Moto E 4G. It almost has the same technical specifications as the Samsung apart from its less powerful front camera.