Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Prepaid Cell Phone for TracFone: Stay connected without a lengthy contract with this Samsung Galaxy Core Prime TracFone, featuring a 4.5-inch screen for easy viewing. This slim phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, providing ample power for apps and networking. This Samsung Galaxy Core Prime TracFone has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing with friends and family.
Posted by: Sky99 from: on
I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S3 from Boost Mobile, as well as an old flip phone from Tracfone. I decided to upgrade my flip phone from Tracfone to a smart phone, and found this sale on the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime at Best Buy. After reading the reviews, I decided to purchase one and try it out. I figured it would at least be a step up from my old flip phone. I have had it for a couple months now, and I am very impressed. It has all the features of the S3 and all the advantages of Tracfone. It has a long battery life and is quick to charge. I would say that this is not only a good phone for the price, but an excellent phone at any price. I'm sure it is not as technologically advanced as the newest models, and it has an older Android operating system, but none of that matters to me. It does everything I would want a phone to do, and is a bargain to boot! I am very happy I bought it. My wife also has one and feels the same way. We bought one for her mother for her birthday, and she loves it, too. I would recommend to anyone to buy this phone. You will not be disappointed.
29 out of 29 found this review helpful.
Good Phone for the Simple
Posted by: Mys1 from: Newtown, CT on
I was tight with money and paying $45/Month for my other Pre-Paid Phone and i was still feeling like i was paying too much. Im not a big App person nor go on the internet that much. If im not able to connect to a wifi place i normally dont bother. I Kept having having over 600MB remaining out of a 1GB Data plan so i felt like it was a little bit of a waste. The best thing about tracfone is the triple minutes/carryover incase you have extra still after 3 months. I love the design of this phone much better. It looks like a iphone with the silver going all around it which makes it flashy. But im putting a case on it for protection but its a very sleek design. Its very light even with the battery. I have not tested the camera out yet my prev phone was a 8MP and this one is a 5MP. So we will see how different it is. I have not had any issues at all yet. Overall Im glad i did this and bought it when it was on sale for $50 because its now back up to $100.
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Great samsung tracfone
Posted by: cathy from: on
Samsung does it again. The phone is easy to use, looks and works as well as the more expensive phones.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Really Nice & easy to Use Phone !
Posted by: Basilbarca from: on
One of the best budget Android phones . Really easy to use phone ,
13 out of 15 found this review helpful.
The best Tracfone?
Posted by: JayMead from: on
I've been using Tracfone for several years, and feel that it meets my needs. I don't use a lot of minutes, and rarely need web and email while "On the go". My previous phone's trouble with MMS texts lead me to this Samsung. It wasn't cheap, but it's still a Tracfone, just now with better performance, and those other features. I'm very happy with this phone and recommend it. It was easily pared to both a Bluetooth ear piece, and my car (not at the same time), and minutes/data is easy to add. Get it while it's $49. That's a steal!.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Nice features/performance, TERRIBLE power mgmt
Posted by: kungfujoe from: Alexandria, VA on
This is a decent, inexpensive smart phone (often sells for $50 or so), but I'm rather disappointed with it. I bought this as a replacement for a damaged LG Power (LG L22C), because this was the most similar CDMA TracFone I could get on short notice. The L22C has VERY similar specs, but a slightly lower-capacity battery and Android 5 (ans 3G, but no 4G support). Despite the LG's smaller battery capacity, I could put it to sleep and it'd lose less than 5% of its battery capacity overnight. For my usage patterns, I could charge it once every 3-4 days and never risk running out of power. With the Galaxy Core Prime, it loses about 3% per hour while asleep (the only exception is when it's *fully* charged. It reads 100% for awhile before starting to drop at approximately 3% per hour). It doesn't matter if all of the radios (cell, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth) are all turned on or if the phone is left in airplane mode. If I go to sleep for 8 hours, it'll have lost 20% of its capacity by morning. If I don't charge this phone every day, it'll be out of juice before I get home from work on the second day.
I have few apps installed (fewer than I had on the LG Power), I've run cleaning tools, and I've checked Android's battery usage settings page, and I can't find an app to blame for this ridiculous power consumption.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
This is an AWESOME little phone!
Posted by: Linda from: on
My first smartphone. I DETEST cell phones and have been avoiding moving into the 21st century for a number of years, but decided that it was finally time to take the plunge. What convinced me to purchase this phone (aside from the great $49.95/free shipping sale price) was the fact that I was able to avoid getting locked into a contract and having to pay upwards of $80 a month for phone service. I purchased the year plan (which I'm sure will be MORE than I will use#. The set-up was very easy, the phone is extremely user-friendly #especially for a tech moron like me) and it does and has EVERYTHING I need from a phone . . . and MORE. I couldn't be happier.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Finally a great phone
Posted by: KL77 from: on
Well being new to safelink a few months ago the first phone they sent me was nothing, the second one I bought really cheap at a different store i wasn't getting texts the third one was so so after reading reviews on about tracefones an on websites I decided on this one. Walmart was expensive that where I usually buy my items but seeing best buy have this phone for right price I couldn't pass up so far so good an delivery was excellent order it on Sunday when I was away was suppose to get here today but instead it had arrived yesterday was waiting for me when i got home an transferring my number is getting easier to do :) is happy with this phone don't think i need a new one for while unless they come up with something better lol
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great for the money
Posted by: geezerinaz from: AZ on
I would have preferred the iphone as I have all other Apple products but since this was going to be my first smartphone & it was on sale I thought I'd try this out first before putting out big bucks for iphone. I have been a Tracfone user for many, many years & have upgraded to newer Tracfones frequently but none were android ones. I had over 2000 minutes on my old non smartphone & it all carried over to the Samsung! Got 2000 data, 2000 talk, 2000 text. Just took a quick automated phone call to activate it & the new phone was working within an hour. However I still had to call & talk to a tech at Tracfone because the Play Store app wasnt on my phone for some reason. No wait time on phone, & tech talked me thru the whole thing. Had to eventually reset the phone & re-enter the whole set up thing again but he waited patiently & made sure all was well before we hung up. Took over a half hour. I don't know why Tracfone gets so many bad reviews for their tech phone service. As I said I have used Tracfone for many years & am very pleased with the whole operation. Do not hesitate to buy this phone. Had to learn how to use it as I only know how to use Apple, but I downloaded the complete Samsung Manual from the Tracfone website & within 2 days knew all the ins & outs. So if you have never used this type of phone before it is a MUST to download the Manual because the packaged phone comes with almost no instructions.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Excellent indoors, unusable outdoors.
Posted by: Phil from: on
This is my first cellphone and my first experience with a smart phone.(Perhaps it's smarter than I.) The 157-page User's Guide is daunting, to say the least, and I have had to learn from knowledgeable friends and the hard way, by making lots of mistakes.
Indoors the image is bright and clear, but outdoors on a sunny day the screen is invisible, no matter how you try to shade it from the sun. Even on cloudy days the screen is barely visible. This makes for rather haphazard photography.
The phone has far more capability than I ever expect to use, and I'm intrigued by the technology. However, I would not recommend it to a friend because of the outdoor photography problem. (Am I just doing something wrong?)