Samsung updated its successful dual-SIM phone, Galaxy Grand, by improving the hardware features of the device such as larger screen size, better screen resolutions, more Powerful CPU and more amount of RAM. And don’t expect Samsung any new design or even small changes, except the leather-like back!
Galaxy Grand 2 Main Specifications:
- 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163 gram
- 5.2” TFT, 720 x 1280, 280ppi
- Android Jelly Bean 4.3
- 8MP / 1.9 MP Rear and Front camera
- 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of Internal Memory, microSD support
- Quad-Core 1.2 GHz CPU
- 2600 mAh Battery
- And dual-SIM
- Some camera features: Best Face, Best Photo, Sound & Shot and Continuous Shot
- Some TouchWiz features: Story Album, S Translator, S Travel, Samsung Hub, Group Play and Samsung Link
Samsung Galaxy Grand was indeed one of the best Android dual-SIM devices and the great sales of the device prove the point. The screen size of Grand 2 is as large as the first iteration of Galaxy Note series, and the screen resolution is 720 x 1280.
Samsung used the same back cover design, as did on the Galaxy Note 3 and although the body is made by plastic but the leather back cover looks elegant.
The dual-SIM feature lets you have both your SIM cards active at the same time, but none of which support LTE connection.
There are no details regarding the availability or the price, and we should wait to see when the black, white or pink Galaxy Grand 2 gets released.
Galaxy Grand vs. Galaxy Grand 2
As mentioned, Galaxy Grand 2 is the improved version of Galaxy Grand and the main improved feature is indeed the screen resolution which has reached to 720p.
The following table compares the specifications of 2 members of Galaxy Grand family:
|Galaxy Grand 2||Galaxy Grand|
|Dimension||46.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
|143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm
|Display||5.2", 720x1280, 280ppi||5.0", 480x800, 187ppi|
|Memory||8GB, 1.5 GB RAM, SD Card||8GB, 1 GB RAM, SD Card|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||Dual-core 1.2 GHz|
|OS||Android Jelly Bean 4.3||Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2|
|Camera||8MP / 2MP||8MP / 2MP|
|Battery||2600 mAh||2100 mAh|
Galaxy Grand series are not supposed to be considered as a flagship, and we should categorized them in the middle-range devices with some great features and acceptable performance. If Samsung keeps the price as low as Galaxy Grand (considering its performance), then other dual-SIM devices will have some difficulties competing with the Galaxy Grand 2.
Galaxy Grand 2 is finally available to purchase, and if you live in India you can order the Dual-SIM variant for $374. It is unknown when the single SIM model gets available in India, and considering a bigger picture, when Galaxy Grand 2 will be available world wide in more markets and carriers.
To place your order and get the device in India, you need to go to Samsung India Store and pay Rs.22999 for the white color of Grand 2.