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Galaxy Core Prime

Seems the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is certainly getting around town so to speak. Vodafone began offering the handset as a pre-paid phone last month, now Optus are also offering the budget 4G device as a prepaid phone for $189 locked to their network, but if you want it unlocked, then Samsung Australia has your back.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is a pretty decent offering for a lower spec pre-paid smartphone. Optus has provided some specs for the phone on their website, with the listing showing that the Galaxy Core Prime comes with Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving Mode, which until now mainly had been for the high to mid end devices.

The full list of specs for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G are as follows:

  • 4.5″ WVGA TFT display (800 x 480)
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm
  • Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Adreno 306
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage, expandable to 64GB via MicroSD
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS
  • Network Radios:
    • 4G: FDD – 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
      TDD – 2300 MHz
    • 3G: 850/1900/2100 MHz

You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in Charcoal for $189 either online through the Optus website or your local Optus store. A reminder that the device is locked to the Optus network and charges may apply to have it unlocked.

However if you are looking for an unlocked version, Samsung is selling the Galaxy Core Prime in 3 colours, Charcoal, Silver and White through their online store for $249 plus delivery, so its a little bit extra but it is unlocked and can be used on any network you choose.

Source: Optus PrePaidSamsung Australia.
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I’m not convinced of the value…

For a Snapdragon 410 powered unit, Huwaei have hit it out of the park with the Y550. For less than $100, I would still pick that.