Quick look at Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition LTE – a new affordable contender by the Korean team


It seems that Samsung has found gaps in the budget class and will keep digging in that area, trying to get a bigger slice of the entry-level market share. After the successful Galaxy J1, Samsung has a new affordable offering and its name is Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition LTE.

You can check its current price here: http://amzn.to/1WPWVzP

Long battery life and Ultra Power Saving Mode

save (1)Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition has a battery capacity of 2000 mAh which, given the relatively small 4.5-inch TN display and the quad core Cortex-A53 processor (Marvell Armada PXA1908), sounds sufficient for decent endurance. According to the manufacturer, one charge will keep the phone on for 12 hours of Web surfing, 10 hours of video playback or 13 hours of talk time.

While we’re on the battery, we can’t go without mentioning the Ultra Power Saving Mode which is here to help you in emergency situations and restricts most of the phone’s features. This is done in order to preserve juice as long as possible. With UPSM Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition can last for a whole day on a 10% charge.

4.5-inch display and compact size

FZWABGLwThe display diagonal is 4.5 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which adds up to pixel density of 207 ppi – it’s not very high but it’s not surprising, given the market segment of the phone.

The smaller display diagonal always means better one-hand grip. Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition has a thin and light body as well – 8.8 mm and 140 grams. The design motifs are similar to all budget and mid-range Galaxy models, and the aluminum looking strip surrounding the body of the device makes a good impression. You can easily remove the back cover if you want to access the MicroSD slot.

5MP camera, 4-core SoC, Android 5.1

powThe back camera has a 5MP sensor and an LED flash and autofocus. It can record video with resolution up to 720p HD. Traditionally, Samsung models have a lot of camera features and modes, so chances are the new Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition won’t disappoint you in this respect. The front camera is 1.9 megapixel.

Marvell Armada PXA1908 is the SoC that runs the system. It has four Cortex-A53 cores with a frequency of 1.2GHz, so we can expect adequate performance and energy efficiency. The RAM is 1GB and the storage is 8GB. Fortunately, as we already mentioned, there is a MicroSD that supports of up to 64GB cards.

Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition runs Android 5.1 and the TouchWiz interface, so in addition to the basic Lollipop features you’ll get some goodies, courtesy of Samsung.


Specs sheet

Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 (Lollipop)
CPUMarvell Armada PXA1908 (4-core, 1.20GHz, Cortex-A53)
GPUVivante GC7000UL
Дисплей4.5-inch TN capacitive at 800 x 480
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.0, A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS
Camera5MP with autofocus (back), 1.9MP (front)
  • MicroSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • microUSB v2.0
  • 3.5 audio jack
  • FM radio
  • Accelerometer
Battery2000 mAh
Dimensions67.9 x 130.8 x 8.8 mm
Weight140 g

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