The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is my third smart phone. The first two were both HTC Incredibles, which I loved. This one is a big disappointment. I had heard so many raves about Samsung, I truly expected it to be a step up. At least once a day I find myself saying "I HATE this phone!" My biggest annoyance is the placement of the volume rocker switch. Every time I pick up the phone, I turn the ringer off, by accident, therefore, I miss most calls. The storage is so small that by the second week I had the phone, there was not enough space for updates. The camera is so slow that by the time the shutter snaps, the subject has moved far out of position or just gave up waiting! The picture quality seems pretty good to me. It is near impossible to see what you are shooting if you are outdoors and it is equally hard to see anything on the screen when you are outdoors. Also, I hate how it is really hard to find your photos. There are three icons for photos and they all have the same pictures. I am afraid that if I delete a folder I will lose those photos. I feel like my phone must be different from those that the other reviewers have. The phone service is quite good. Another of my peeves is that there are times I have to swipe six or more times just to gain access. There are a lot of apps that I would like to remove but can't. Now that all phone chargers other than Apple products have the same style charger, it's a real pain because not all those chargers will work in this phone and it requires charging a lot. I have four chargers around the house, one in the car and a portable in my purse. The predictive text is horrible. I selected this model because of the lower price and the smaller size. I do like the size. Having gotten my previous phones free with my 2 year Verizon contract, I certainly expected this phone to be better. I am very disappointed. I wish I had gotten the free iPhone 3 years ago when it was offered. I do have good internet and game speeds seem to be fine, but I only have a couple games. Another issue is that the notifications sound is the same for texts as for other things....I imagine that is changeable, but as with so many 'user friendly' things, it's only easy if you know how. It's probably an ok phone as a first smart phone but I wouldn't recommend it. My husband has the same phone as his first smart phone and he loves it.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2016i cant accessy internet.....i dont know whats the pblm with this phone...if anyone know the so... moreAt first u go to setting and then u r click to on the mobile data i hope thus ur internet cunaction is on
ashley, 17 Jan 2016What year did the phone come outIt says "Released 2014, November"
Brokenangel , 14 Jan 2016I just read the comment about the box saying my phone is 4G while I'm so surprised to realize ... more there is two type of galaxy prime
1. dual sim 3g
2. one is 4g single sim
Ahmed, 17 Jan 2016When can i upgrade my g360H to lollipop??? dont try to upgrade lallipop
batter then lallipop
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2016Want to get this phone and want an opinion on it ? Don't it sucks I bought a galaxy avant last year and it is miles better and it was the same price and it works still better than this phone work and my husband just bought this phone a couple weeks ago so it's my advice that you shop for a different phone
if you are lucky like i am its possible to get a brand new one running V5.1.1
my new core prime has decided not to be able to be connected to the net, cannot access facebook google youtube and any other net related apps on it. telstra tech help texted me for 4 hours yesterday trying too change settings to get it working again but in the end told me to take it too their shop and get someone to manually look at it, can anyone give me suggestions please. greatwinnie,
navneetsingh295, 16 Jan 2016We are stuck with kitkat for this device g360h. There will be no lollipop for us. And all thos... moreOn my g361f there is 5.1.1 lollipop out of the box so it looks like your model hasn't got the update.
Iam using this phone for one month and the only issue i faced is the heating up when playing games for long time and battery drains a bit fast when upgraded to lollipop. No other issues. I love this phone!!!. Thankyou
We are stuck with kitkat for this device g360h. There will be no lollipop for us. And all those who comment here that they got lollipop are fakes. There's no updates via ' over the air' either you check with wifi or with internet mobile data..
This device is not 4G .....Company says that core prime mobile has 4G facility but actully there is no such thing is there in this device....
clueless, 06 Jan 2016how do you set up voice mail on this phone?Dial *86 and follow prompts
Jimi, 01 Jan 2016Here is an interesting fact: I bought one in a box claiming to be 4G obviously, and finding o... moreI just read the comment about the box saying my phone is 4G while I'm so surprised to realize that the screen top says 3G, so there's no way for it to get 4G. I never paid attention to see if it could change because when at home I generally use the wifi to save on data usage. I can't believe I paid this much for a phone because it said it was 4G when it's clearly not capable! Had it too long to exchange or return it now