Originally available in Asia, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is finally making its U.S. debut through AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary, Cricket Wireless.
With its 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, you wouldn’t really call the Galaxy Grand Prime a beast. Its 5-inch 960×640 display doesn’t exactly scream high-end either. But the purpose of the smartphone isn’t to offer a high-end feature set as much as it is to offer 4G LTE to the masses at an affordable price. And with a price tag of a meager $180, it’s mission accomplished.
The phone has 8GB of internal storage, but that can be bumped up by an additional 64GB through the Micro SD card slot. You’ll find an 8-megapixel shooter on the back and a 5-megapixel camera for your selfies. The Galaxy Grand Prime runs Android 4.4 KitKat, with no word on whether it will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the near future.
Keep in mind that, since the Galaxy Grand Prime currently sells for the aforementioned $180 price tag, it doesn’t qualify for Cricket Wireless’ recently-announced payment options. Even so, considering that you get 4G LTE access with the smartphone at that price, the Galaxy Grand Prime seems like a very decent offering.