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Galaxy Grand Prime for Cricket is now on sale in carrier’s stores priced $179 without contract

ByinAnnouncements | April 11, 2015

Cricket LogoLooking at the number of articles dedicated to the Galaxy S6 (and the Edge model), you would think that it’s the only smartphone Samsung has released in a long time. Naturally, it’s not. Samsung is a very active mobile maker – arguably one that makes the most smartphones each year. The Galaxy S6 happens to be its latest and most premium device released so far; however, there are several more Galaxies just waiting to be noticed and appreciated. One of such phones is the Galaxy Grand Prime released recently in the US via Cricket Wireless prepaid network. The handset is now on sale in carrier’s stores priced at $179.99 without contract.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for Cricket

Samasung Galaxy Grand PrimeThe Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is not exactly a new kid on the block. The phone has been on sale in some markets since September 2014, but it’s the first time we see it in the US. The handset was advertised as “best suited to capture group selfies” and for a good reason – it’s equipped with a massive 5-megapixel wide-angle user-facing camera. Rear camera is of an 8-megapixel kind and offers LED flash and 1080p video capture.

The Galaxy Grand Prime sports a 5-inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. There is also 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot and a 2,600 mAh battery to keep the lights on. While specs are more or less what you would expect of a device of such class, one thing is rather disappointing. When most phones are launched with the latest version of Android, the Grand Prime will ship with 4.4 KitKat iteration on board. Bummer.

As you can see, the Galaxy Grand Prime is a mid-range device offered at a pretty affordable price, which is good but also in a way bad. If you can afford to pay full price without any serious damage to your budget, the phone’s wallet-friendly price tag will certainly make you happy. Otherwise, you may have a little bit of a problem. A couple of days ago Cricket launched a new smartphone payment plan; however, since it’s only for devices that cost $199 and more, the Grand Prime doesn’t qualify.

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