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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 – Review

Another key player for Samsung in the mid-size smartphone class.

Samsung has no scarcity. It has smartphones in all price ranges. And that's of course the winning formula of the firm over much reputed biggies. The South Korean firm is now up with an all new Galaxy Grand 2, which is the successor of the much successful Galaxy Grand GT-I9082. As Samsung rolls out the second generation Grand, the expectations are certainly on. Because, it's the best smartphone player in the world who is wrapping off the cover of a new device. Let's checkout how good or bad the Galaxy Grand 2 is.



Looks
Samsung has a typical design formula which was firstly spotted with the introduction of the Galaxy S3. Soon the firm followed the same design pattern to mould out many of its gadgets. The current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is built in the same style. No different is the story of the Grand 2. It also follows it. I think that people are fed up with the same design. And Samsung must go for a refreshing one. Still, it looks good, and standard. Of course, it owns an international mark. There is a stitching pattern at the rear side of the gadget, which was inspired from the Galaxy Note 3. The Grand 2 is available in white, black, and pink colours.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Display
The Galaxy Grand 2 comes with a larger and brighter 5.25 inches HD touch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels compared to the 5 inches Capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels of the Galaxy Grand. This will even beat down the flagship, the Galaxy S4 in size! Yup! Samsung is rolling things out to the next level. Still, there is one question left? What do these biggies really mean by increasing the size of their gadgets in each update? We are only human beings and we don't have a pair of mammoth hands to use these bigger screens. First of all, a smartphone should be suitable to our hands. Using bigger phones certainly irritates us especially when we are in rushes. So it is always better if we could use a gadget within one hand. A gadget can be bigger. But it must be handy at the same time.

Processor and Performance
It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor. The performance has been further boosted up with an increment in RAM to 1.5 GB. The Grand is powered by less powerful Dual core CPU and 1 GB RAM. So just imagine how faster the all new successor than its predecessor.

Operating System
It runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS, which is the latest Android version for Samsung smartphones. It's uncertain whether the Grand 2 will be upgraded to 4.4 KitKat or not. Still, there are chances for the update.

Storage
The gadget has 8 GB internal memory. It can be externally expanded up to 64 GB via a microSD card. This allows you to store even more data that all you want.

Camera
There is no change with rear camera specification. It has the same 8 MP primary camera with LED flash. While the front camera gets slightly tuned down to 1.9 MP, which is 2 MP in the Grand. The camera quality is likely to be bettered than its predecessor. For the exact judgment, we need to check hands-on. Unfortunately, we didn't get a piece of it.

Battery Backup
The device is powered by a 2600 mAh standard Li-ion removable battery compared to the 2100 mAh of the Grand. With the all new battery, Samsung assures 17 hours of talktime within a single charge. It is only 10.1 hours in the predecessor.

Price
Samsung is yet to announce the price of the Galaxy Grand. The Galaxy Grand currently comes around for Rs. 18,000. So its successor is expected to be priced around Rs. 23,000, which would be a cool pricing for such featured stuff.

Verdict
Samsung has really done a good job here. For them, the update means the entire structure of a gadget. Camera is the only exception. But, we can't complaint on that, because the firm has already refreshed the device to the next level. And along with dual-sim standby option, we can use two connections at the same time, which is a good feature especially for business persons. The only thing we need to know is the pricing. If the gadget gets priced around Rs. 23k, then that would be a great deal for the customers.

Cons
Powerful processor
Lager display
Better battery backup
Standby dual-sim

Pros
Yet to find out as the device is not available in the market.

Last updated on 03-12-2013. Published on 25-11-2013. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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