The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G and Sony Xperia E4g Dual are two noted affordable 4G smartphones, and are available for about Rs 11,000. We have thus compared the phones here on the basis of their specification sheet.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G is like any other Samsung phone at this price. Since they all look pretty similar, we can skip to the material. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G has a metallic finish surround and a hard plastic back panel. The bezels are average sized, and the device measures 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm and weighs 156 grams.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual is an ordinary, but functional looking phone from Sony. The back panel is made out of dull soft-touch plastic, and the panel extends all the way to the sides and front of the phone. The Sony Xperia E4g Dual has average sized bezels, but a more compact frame. It measures 133 x 71 x 10.8 mm, and weighs 135 grams.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual is armed with a 4.7 inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution and it is said to be scratch resistant also. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G comes with a 5 inch TFT display that has 540 x 960 pixels resolution too but it doesn’t have any protective layer.
With IPS technology, the display of the Sony smartphone should offer wider viewing angle and with added scratch resistant cover, the Sony Xperia E4g Dual has definitely an edge over the Samsung handset.
Processor & Memory
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G is armed with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB to which you can add another 64 GB via a microSD card.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual runs on the combination of 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6732 processor and 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 8 GB to which you can add another 32 GB using its expandable storage slot.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual has a faster processor but if storage is a concern, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE is the one to go for.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual runs on Android KitKat and has Sony’s Xperia UI on top of it. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE runs on the latest Android Lollipop operating system and has a custom interface too – Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G runs a 2600 mAh battery which can provide up to 14 hours of talk time or 300 hours of standby (network not known). The Sony Xperia E4g Dual, with a 2300 mAh battery, claims to offer up to 12.3 hours of talk time or 696 hours of standby time.
This round is very close, but the Samsung edges it.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual is armed with a 5 megapixel primary camera with Auto Scene Recognition, High Dynamic Range for Pictures, Image Stabiliser, Geo-tagging, Image Capture, and Image Playback features. It can record full HD videos at 30fps. For selfies, the Sony Xperia E4g Dual has a 2 megapixel shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G has an 8 megapixel primary shooter with auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, and panorama features. The rear camera can record videos in high definition. In the front of the phone there is a 5 megapixel shooter with 85 degree wide angle lens.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G is a dual-SIM smartphone with 4G, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (b/g/n), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, and NFC too.
The Sony Xperia E4g Dual too has two SIM slots and offers 4G, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.1.1, WiFi, WiFi Direct, and WiFi Hotspot.
Unless NFC is something you use (hardly useful in India as we can’t use it for Google Pay etc.), this round is a draw from our side.
The Sony might have a better screen and processor but it loses lots of points for having a low end camera (in terms of resolution) and due to the old OS â€“ two very important aspects. Thus the Samsung smartphone seems a better choice.