Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand Prime way back in September 2014. It took seven months for the phone to arrive on the US soil but it finally made a debut in April at Cricket. However, the prepaid carrier won’t be the only network offering this device in the US. In a couple of days, the low priced Galaxy Grand Prime will land on Sprint. To be more exact, the carrier will add the handset to its portfolio on July 10th.
Galaxy Grand Prime for Sprint – Pricing
As usually, you will have a handful of payment options to choose from. If you don’t mind sticking with Sprint for the next two years, you will be able to sign a new contract and grab the Galaxy Grand Prime for just $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The phone also will be available with installment plan for $0 down and $10 a month for 24 months. Finally, you could pay full retail price of $240 and enjoy the device without any commitment.
In case you don’t remember what the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has to offer, let’s go over its specs once more. The phone features a big 5-inch qHD PLS display with 960×540 resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 chip. The processor is aided by 1GB of RAM and there is 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 64GB via microSD slot. Camera setup includes an 8-megapixel main sensor with autofocus and LED flash, and a respectable 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the handset has LTE radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Calling with International Wi-Fi Calling support and stereo Bluetooth 4.0. Let’s not forget about the 2600mAh removable battery. The unit offers Ultra Power Saving Mode which kicks in when the battery charge reaches 10 percent remaining. All nonessential apps are then closed and users can get up to 24 more hours for calling and texts. All these specs are packed into a 5.7 x 2.84 x 0.34-inch (144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6mm) body weighing in at 5.5 ounces (156 grams). Like most phones currently released, the Galaxy Grand Prime will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Doug Kaufman, Sprint’s Director of Device Strategy suggests that the Galaxy Grand Prime could be a great device for kids, especially since it can be paired with the Sprint Family Share Pack. Of course, Samsung didn’t make the phone with any specific age group in mind so it will be suitable for any user who is looking for a decent device at affordable price.