Expert Review of Samsung Primo Silver
Samsung Primo is a multimedia handset with elegant metallic finish designed for those customers who want a budgeted phone with lots of features. Samsung has solved their problem by introducing a phone that has all the necessary elements of a multimedia handset to provide you unlimited fun with 3G speed. The body is all made up of plastic but the metallic color provides it a premium touch with elegant style and classic bar form factor. Though it is not a smartphone but it comes with so many similarities that you will wonder why it is not considered as a smartphone. This premium bar has a primary 5 megapixels camera and along with that you will also get the facility of having video chats with family and friends as this phone has a secondary front facing camera also. Samsung Primo also supports 3G speed so that you have access to Internet with faster speed that ever before. Sleek and stylish with dual toned matte and glossy accents makes this device the best choice amongst its contemporary rivals. It comes with a size of 118.9mm x 49.9mm x 12.8mm and has a handy weight of 91 grams only so that you can carry this multimedia handset with you wherever you go without paining your muscles.
From from it has a brilliant colored screen, which is not touch responsive, with earpiece grill on the top and a logo of the company at the bottom of the screen. There is a plastic keypad with metallic color and this is the main hightlight of the phone. There is a five way navigational D-pad also that is covered by a thin metal bezel. There are four keys, two on each side of the D-pad, for making and receiving a call, ending a call, Menu and Contacts. Long press of * key will lock and unlock your phone and keypad and pressing long on the # button you can put the ringer of your phone on silent and vice versa. The right side of this multimedia phone has a dedicated shutter button so that you can open the camera application with a single click. The left side has a long and thin volume rocker with a lanyard eyelet. The bottom has nothing more than a mouthpiece. The top holds a 3.5mm universal headphone jack that works as an A/V connector also. You will also find a microUSB port at the top.
The back portion has the 5 megapixels camera sensor with a support of LED flash to have clear images in the dark ambiance. The camera lens is covered by a metal rim to protect it from any scratches. There is a loudspeaker grill also to give a quality sound output. Under the rear panel you will find the battery compartment with slots for microSD card and microSIM card. Samsung Primo is very nice featured with all those things that will not let you down with their performances if you compare them with the entry level smartphones.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Primo comes with a 2.4 inches wide TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels that allows you to have a better and bigger view than ever in such kind of phones. The color combinations made from 256K colors make the screen crisp and rich. The pixel density of 167 ppi helps in collecting minute details of the image or picture. It is running on Samsung's own proprietary operating system and has a user friendly interface that helps you to deal with the homescreen very easily and smoothly.
This handset comes pre-loaded with social networking sites such as GTalk, Facebook Chat, Yahoo and MSN, so that you can stay in touch with your friends round the clock across all the messengers. Active Sync application pushes e-mail to your phone the moment it reaches in your mailbox and it also synchronizes all the existing contacts as well. With the in-built native Facebook and Twitter widget you can post, tweet and upload your pictures and with minimum effort you can also browse your social networks. This phone is complete in itself with such kind of useful features and that too at a very affordable price range.
Samsung Primo is loaded with a music player that brings unlimited fun at your doorsteps. You have access to your own music library where you can store a huge amount of audio files of your choice and preference. The default music player is capable of playing 64 polyphonic ringtones and MP3 ringtones with AAC / AAC+ / AMR / AMR-NB / MIDI / MP3 and WAV formats. The various DRN versions supported by this multimedia handset are OMA DRM v1.0 FL, OMA DRM v1.0 CD and OMA DRM v1.0 SD. The device has 3D sound technology that results in a quality output. The default video player supports H.263 and MPEG4 video formats for playback and recording. These formats are also applicable for video telephony. The videos recorded are either QCIF or QVGA type with the frame rate of 30 frames per second. You can add songs from FM radio also as there is an in-built recorder in the phone that helps you in recording your favorite number from the radio station. To listen music files on high note you can attach speakers or woofers via 3.5mm universal headphone jack.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Primo holds a primary camera of 5 megapixels sensor that helps in capturing images with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and can record QCIF and QVGA videos by taking 30 frames per second. This camera supports LED flash with auto focus and smile detection features. Adding more to your photography experience there are many shot modes available like Single / Timer shot / Night mode and Captures Only. You can also balance the white effect of the image by selecting the appropriate mode like Auto / Daylight / Incandescent / Flourescent and Cloudy. You can also have live video chats with your family and friends as the phone supports a secondary video calling camera in front that provides VGA quality.
Samsung Primo supports Internet connectivity via multi slot GPRS of class 12 with 4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots and 32 - 48 kbps of maximum speed, EDGE of class 12 and 3G at HSPA+ speed. The browsers supported by this device are WAP 2.0 / xHTML and HTML that provides a very fast browsing speed. You can also sync your Samsung Primo with nearby devices for the transfer of data via Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS support and microUSB v.2.0 port.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Primo comes with an internal storage capacity of 110MB that can store 2000 phone book entries, records of 225 missed calls, 225 received calls and 225 dialled calls and 1000 SMS. You can also extend the external storage capacity of this device up to 16GB via microSD card slot, which disappointingly is not hot swappable so you have to take out the battery for inserting or removing the memory card.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Primo is fully loaded with all those applications that will simplify your daily work and makes your work easier and quicker that before. vCard, vCalendar, e-mail, Instant Messaging, Calendar, Scheduler, To do list, Clock, World Time, Alarm, Currency Converter, Converter, Calculator, Memo book, Stop watch, Countdown Timer, Caller ID, Call Time, Multiparty, Facebook, Twitter, Opera Mini, YouTube, Mobile Printing, Bluetooth, HTML browser, Mobile Tracker, etc. are some of those applications that you will find on this handset. You can also play built-in games to pass your free time with fun and enjoyment.
Samsung Primo is blessed with a standard Li-Ion 1,000 mAh battery that provides a talk time of up to 15 hours 10 minutes on 2G network and up to 5 hours 10 minutes on 3G network. This battery can keep the device on a standby mode for a maximum time of up to 960 hours on 2G and 680 hours on 3G network. You can also play games, multimedia files and do web browsing for long hours without facing any battery drainage problem.
Samsung Primo offers connectivity to GSM networks only at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for 2G and 900 / 2100 MHz for 3G. The maximum downloading HSDPA speed in 3G network is 7.2Mbps, so you can enjoy such an amazingly fast speed while doing an important piece of work on Internet.
Samsung Primo is a stylish, sleek and elegant style handset with support for 3G network and a secondary camera for video calling. The metallic color handset is capable of turning the heads with its premium and royal look. There are many other handsets available in the market that can give a neck in neck competition to Samsung Primo are Spice 5252, Spice M4580, Micromax X231, Micromax X102, iBall Glam 3, iBall Aaura 3, Karbonn K102, Nokia C2 03, Nokia Asha 202, Chaze C555, Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja, Intex Yuva, Intex Avatar, Motorola Erin EX109, Samsung E1232 Hero, Samsung E2152 Guru, Nokia C1 02, Nokia 100, Nokia 101, Nokia X1 01, Nokia Asha 300 and many more.