There is no doubt that Galaxy Grand Duos was best selling phone from Samsung and got huge success across globally. Following the market trend, Samsung launched Grand 2. The successor comes always with unique concepts and advanced technology and in such way the Grand 2 came with 13MP camera and Full HD display.
Is it sufficient to bring this phone in the place of 20K price segment phones? We have done competitive analysis here, which will establish true worth of this phone.
Design and Build
The Grand 2 is a combination of some galaxy phones like Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Mega. It looks a lot like Galaxy S3 and weights 163g. It is 5.2 inch large but slimmer at 8.9mm. The device fits in user’s hand perfectly. The phone looks very stylish and It comes with mosaic pattern, that is visible when lights reflect on it.
The device sports 5 inch capacitive touch screen display with 1280×720 pixel resolution, which can be said major improvement over the previous Grand. The company has not yet used IPS display with Grand phones but its standard display is also great. The consumers were expecting Gorilla Glass protection with Grand 2 from Samsung, but the company has not given any protection support for screen. Samsung did nothing to improve the display’s sunlight legibility too. So we can say, the company has not made any huge changes with its display.
Samsung Grand 2 is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad core processor along with 1.5 GB of RAM, which makes device much faster. The device will never desperate you while playing HD games or watching full HD videos. You will gain unique user experience while playing most addicted games Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfer.
Storage and Connectivity
The Grand 2 comes with 8 GB on board storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB via a micro SD card.
The device is 3G and Quad band GSM phone. It is equipped with all advanced connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0 and GLONASS.
Camera and Multimedia
The 8MP camera seems equal to Grand Duos but undoubtedly Grand 2 camera has better quality. You will be surprised if you capture macro shots through this camera. The camera comes with some fantastic options such as Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Sound & shot, HDR, Panorama, and Sports. The camera will be better compared to other Android Smartphone in this price range. The device is capable to record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Samsung has improved sound quality in this handset and packed finest quality earphone too. Audio enhanced setting with equalizers and virtual surround will definitely make positive impression on consumer’s mind. The good thing is about the phone that it can play 1080p video files very smoothly. It also supports subtitles out of the box.
The company has improved battery performance here which was an issue with previous Grand. The device is powered by 2600mAh powerful battery, which is delivering talk time up to 17 hours and stand by time up to 370 hours. The user can manage about two days in a single charge.
Verdict and Price in India
The device is available in the market for sale at Rs. 20,999 and you can buy it online for little lesser price. The Grand 2 is big improvement than its predecessor and equipped with perfect hardware and software. However the price is 21K but the performance is not consistent. The design does not make feel different and seems like other medium range handsets. Samsung has missed out little details like putting a notification LED or NFC.
If you are looking for a branded handset in 21K range, then Lenovo Vibe X and Nokia Lumia 920 would be a wonderful device.