Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition benchmarked

The hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which climbed to the top of our last week's Top 10 trending chart, was tipped a couple of weeks ago to be graced with a Value Edition. Differences were few, among them the Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

More importantly, however, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition (or let's call it SGGPVE) was said to be powered by a Marvel PXA1908 chipset, instead of the Snapdragon 410 in the regular version. Well, apparently that isn't the case, and a Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC is to be found inside the new variant of the affordable 5-incher. This new intel comes from one of our readers, who it would seem has the smartphone on hand.

The Spreadtrum SC8830 relies on a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, which in the case of the SGGPVE is clocked at up to 1.3GHz. The CPU is joined by a single gig of RAM, just like in the S410 version. It's not exactly up to the standard set by the Qualcomm chipset though, as the quick comparison below shows.

Bear in mind that the score for the Snapdragon version comes from our own test database, while the Value Edition is user-submitted.

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GeekBench 3
Higher is better

Galaxy Grand Prime

Galaxy Grand Prime VE

Of course, it should be taken into account that the devices are running different versions of Google's OS, and have been tested under different circumstances. That said, if the Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition does indeed perform worse that its regular sibling, it should at least be priced accordingly.

A hat tip to our anonymous tipster for the…

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