Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on March 28, 2013

If you con the Samsung Galaxy Premier into a stat-fight with the Samsung Galaxy Express, which phone is left standing? Is the 4.65-inch display on the Galaxy Premier more high tech than the 4.5-inch screen on the Galaxy Express? How much storage capacity is there? Can the Galaxy Express take great photographs and capture HD video? Time for some answers…

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Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Samsung Galaxy Premier VS Samsung Galaxy Express
Display 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 4.5-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
(315.914 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(207.333 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 1.2GHz dual core (unknown)
Software Android 4.1 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8 or 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.9MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 68.0 x 134.2 x 9.0mm 69.1 x 132.2 x 9.3mm
Weight 130g 139g
Talktime 10.75 hours TBC
Standby 600 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a TV-out

 

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Connectivity

Let’s consider the wireless options first. The Galaxy Premier boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. As for 4G, you get that too. Samsung, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. You also get 4G as standard.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Size/Weight

The spec sheets make interesting reading. The Galaxy Premier is the thinner of the two, measuring 9.0mm to the Galaxy Express’s 9.3mm. The Galaxy Express is heavier than its rival, tipping the scales at 139g. The Galaxy Premier, meanwhile, weighs 130g. The Galaxy Premier is one point up on the Galaxy Express already.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (2-1)

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Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Camera/Video

The Galaxy Premier’s 8.0 Megapixel camera features a full resolution of 3264 x 2448 plus autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording. For video calling, you’ll find a second 1.9MP camera on the front.

Despite its autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 720p video recording, the Galaxy Express’s 5.0 Megapixel package loses out in this round. A second 1.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (3-1)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Display

The specs show that Samsung has built the Galaxy Premier with a 4.65-inch touch-sensitive display. The Super AMOLED panel has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Is this good? Bad? The resulting pixel density of this handset tells us exactly that. It’s 315.914 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Premier features a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 315.914.

The Galaxy Express’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display is a little less roomy, measuring 4.5 inches. It boasts a poorer screen resolution than the Galaxy Premier – the display can only muster 480 by 800 pixels. The pixel density of 207.333 pixels per inch here is less than the 315.914 rating given to the Galaxy Premier.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (4-1)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Processor

As for the speediest CPU, the Galaxy Express uses a dual core (unknown) processor, rated at 1.2GHz. The Galaxy Premier’s core is a 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 chip.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (5-1)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express

At the halfway stage in this match-up, the Galaxy Premier leads by 5-1, a 4-point advantage. Will the Galaxy Express turn it around in the second half? Let’s see. The next round is software…

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Software

Android 4.1 vs. Android 4.1.2
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-2)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Applications

Android 4.1 vs. Android 4.1.2 The Galaxy Premier is still leading in this fight. The Galaxy Premier already has this battle won.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-3)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Storage

Onto the storage round… The Samsung Galaxy Premier is available in configurations that boast 8 or 16GB of built-in storage. The Samsung Galaxy Express comes in a single 8GB model. As you can see, the Galaxy Premier incorporates 16GB versus the 8GB capacity of the Galaxy Express. Plug a 32GB memory card into the Galaxy Premier’s microSD expansion slot and the maximum capacity rises to 48GB. The 8GB storage capacity on Samsung’s phone can also be expanded to 40GB via the built-in microSD slot.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (8-3)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy Premier and the Galaxy Express share the points (9-4)

Samsung Galaxy Premier vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Premier also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Galaxy Express is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a TV-out.
— It’s a tie, one point each (10-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins! (10-5)

The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Express, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 5 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Comparable

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