- Bigger and Brighter Display
- Fast Processor
- Improved Battery Back-up
- Poor Sun Legibility
- Built Quality
- Low Internal Memory
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 hit Indian grounds early this year and this smartphone surely carries the look and feel of a premium smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Grand did enjoy the status of fastest selling mobile last year but this one is sure to stay for longer. Galaxy Grand 2 is taller and sleeker than Samsung Galaxy Grand. It brings lot of improvement in display, body panel and biggest improvement is its battery back up. Samsung has cut down the side bezels but screen seems consistent in terms of design with the other Samsung Smartphones. It comes with a faux leather at the back which gives it a premium finish and offers better grip in palms. Samsung has been a little stingy with 8 GB internal memory onboard. This smartphone is designed to support dual sim (GSM + GSM).
Design and Build:
Nothing much has changed at the front face of this device from its predecessors apart from slightly thinner side bezel. At the back it sports faux leather with articficial stiching which was previously seen in premium smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 3. So with device users get rid of the glossy back panel. There is a shiny chrome finished ring around its edges. Samsung Logo and Duos written in shiny silver looks quite prominent on the front face of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and 1.9 MP secondary camera. Auto focus, image stabilization, smile detection and face detection is improved in this device. Pictures clicked in day light are bright and crisp. Pictures clicked in dim light also looks impressive. For Selfie and video chatting front 1.9 MP camera works perfect. Now users can record a full HD video with this smartphone. Its large Mode button houses options like Continuous shots, Beauty face, Panorma, Best Face, Night View etc. Whenever user turns on the front camera Beauty Face mode automatically gets activated, which gives perfect selfies everytime. Another flyout option lets you set Timer, Flash, Geo tagging, Voice command and Social networking.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 sports a 5.25 inches HD display. Display is a major improvement that users will experience on this smartphone. This smartphone is blessed with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution producing 280 ppi resulting in clear view bright screen. This is a major bump from 480 x 800 of its predecessor. Screen reflective indexis quite high. Under the sun this display is slightly better than Samsung Galaxy Grand. The entire menu layout looks good with the round icons and the pinch of touch wiz. Text and Icon looks bright and crisp even in the bright outdoors.
This smartphone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core processor spinning at 1.2 GHz. This is supported by 1.5 GB RAM, which fuels it to offer great speed and lag fee performance. Graphics on this phone are supported by Adreno 305 GPU. This configuration is well suited for fluid like performance on HD resolution. This can handle every app and games without any lag or graphic break. This smartphone suppots DLNA and 3G connectivity.
Power On It:
This is the second area of major improvement on this phone from Samsung Galaxy Grand. Samsung has blessed Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with 2600 mAH which means your battery will last upto a day after being fully charged. The battery is removable and not inbuilt. Galaxy Grand 2 offers a talktime upto 17 hours and standby time of 370 hrs.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a perfect device for mid budget buyers looking to upgrade to a smartphone that offers fast and lag free performance, bigger and better screen, sturdy built, good camera, 3G connectivity and good battery back up. Samsung has packed all of the above and lot more in this device to make it a spoiled for choice device in its class. This device stands out in terms of features, UI, camera and look and feel in this price range. Samsung designed this smartphone to give a touch competition to HTC mid budget smartphones.