I got this for like 99USD new in 2015. It's now late 2017 and I am only just getting the need to upgrade. The main reasons being a lack of support for apps and the phone becoming quite slow with the small amount of RAM and the ever increasing memory demand from apps. Fantastic buying at that price point. Does everything you need but nothing more lol.
This phone makes me proud of Samsung as a brand. I have been using it since 2015 January but its still in tip top condition.
Had a Core Prime for 2.5 years. Still going strong and expect it to for years. Android is a very basic O/S but then the later versions are still basic so it's a matter of degree. Unfortunate about troubles others are having but why would anyone expect a 3-year old model to be the latest and greatest? It's big thing was its very extensive 2G/3G/4G band coverage, features and performance versus price 3 years ago. It's band coverage is still as good as any but other things have moved on
Amazed that it's still up for discussion on its merits in 2017. That must be a measure of longevity, surely.
katewhohatesthisphon, 28 Aug 2017This has been the WORST phone I have ever laid my eyes on! It has ZERO space; I have to delet... moreYou are absolutely correct in everything you just said. I have had the exact same issues with mine and I have never cursed at a phone so much in my whole entire life.
katewhohatesthisphon, 28 Aug 2017This has been the WORST phone I have ever laid my eyes on! It has ZERO space; I have to delet... morepls are u talking about samsung core prime, i want to buy the phone
essentially no storage of any type, I had to delete all my apps just to install LINE a few weeks ago. Microphone and Camera are crap, resolution is garbage, and 1gb of ram is useless. I will be burning this phone soon after my upgrade arrives in the mail.
This has been the WORST phone I have ever laid my eyes on! It has ZERO space; I have to delete my cache just to check my email (that was when I could check my email). I don't have many apps but have had to 'Make the cut ' numerous times just to save a picture; ONE picture... It also shuts off and restarts whenever it feels like it. It also stops apps that aren't even running. The phone will momentarily freeze and then a message will pop up that says, "Unfortunately, 'this app' has unexpectedly' stopped'". At which point it freezes anything I'm doing until I hit 'ok'. At which point I always say, "yeah, that is f*$@ing unfortunate!" and hold myself back from throwing the phone, aggressively, into my brick wall...
Let it be known, I am a relatively go-by-the-flow person. Or atleast I was until I got this god-foresaken phone... Please, do you self a favor, and DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!
I had this phone for 1 year now and this phone is not a good phone it dies on 40% or 30% and it super slow, it clickes on things by it owns self without touching it , exits out of my apps by it self, and when i first got it it was good until about 5 months later it started doing that weird stuff and its so annoying.. DO NOT BUY!!
Kritya, 09 Aug 2017Yes,i had the same problem too.It turned off at 52%,it was really annoying,and if you dropped ... moreI've had mine for almost 2 yrs, same battery. I'm on social media all day, I run the battery down to 10% and then charge it. I also restart it and I use CM Light to clean it from junk, etc. I just wish it was 5.5" now that I've seen bigger. Oh, I move Photos and over 200 books from Kindle to my SD card, I have an 8GB and not nearly full yet. I run it on WiFi rather than data at home as I don't get good reception at my house.
such an amazing phone! Iv been use it for two years now almost 3!! works perfectly fine, the camera is HD the voice the display...all in all just perfect.
it only need to be upgraded.