Yesterday, I got to spend some time with the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. It is a dual-SIM mid-range mobile with a 4.5-inch display, running Android Kitkat 4.4.4, and powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1GB RAM. There’s 8GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front-facing shooter. The battery is 2,000 mAh.
The Galaxy Core Prime is a good looking device and feels very solid in the hand. I liked it immediately. It looks and feels like it will take some beating and still remain in good shape.
TouchWiz users will love it. It works well, adding extra functionality to stock Android. Personally, I am just not a huge TouchWiz fan. Haters will hate it, of course, but it really is a question of personal preference.
Software-wise, part of the extras that Samsung has baked into the Core Prime is an Ultra Power Saving Mode, which switches the phone into a feature phone like mode to save on battery. This is something that many manufacturers now provide in their devices.
On the whole, I love the Galaxy Core Prime. It is the kind of classy and solid mobile that one would love to give out as a gift should one not want to break the bank. Enjoy more of the photographs I took from my hands-on with it:
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.