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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs. the competition: A specs comparison

         

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December 24, 2013, 2:20 IST

Kunal Khullar

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs. the competition: A specs comparison

Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Grand 2, the successor to its popular Android smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Duos. The device is an improvement over its predecessor and its specs sound impressive on paper. The specs include an upgraded display resolution, more RAM, a quad-core processor and a bigger battery.

With the display size almost being standardized at 5 inches for mid-range phones, we compare the Galaxy Grand 2 with smartphones that boast 5 to 5.5 inch display and fall around the same price bracket. The smartphones that we chose include the original Grand Duos, Lenovo’s recently announced Vibe X S960, Karbonn Titanium X and the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250.

Check out our quick specifications comparison in the table below:            

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Lenovo Karbonn Micromax
Model Galaxy Grand 2 Galaxy Grand Duos Vibe X S960 Titanium X Canvas Turbo A250
Operating System Android Android Android Android Android
OS version 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2
Screen Size (inches) 5.25 5 5 5 5
Display Technology TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen resolution (pixels) 720 x 1280 480 x 800 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
Camera Megapixels 8 8 13 13 13
Maximum video capture resolution (pixels) 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 1.9 2 5 5 5
Battery capacity (mAh) 2600 2100 2000 2300 2000
Wireless connectivity 3G Internet, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot 3G Internet, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot 3G Internet, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot 3G Internet, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot 3G Internet, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot
Interfaces microUSB microUSB microUSB microUSB microUSB
Headphone port 3.5 mm 3.5 mm 3.5 mm 3.5 mm 3.5 mm
CPU speed 1.2 Ghz 1.2 Ghz 1.5 Ghz 1.5 Ghz 1.5 Ghz
Processor cores 4 2 4 4 4
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Dimensions (lengthxbreadthxheight in mm) 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 144 x 74 x 6.9 143.9 x 70.5 x 9.9 128.3 x 71 x 8.6
Weight (grams) 163 162 121 143 NA
Storage 8GB 8GB  16GB 16GB 16GB

Removable storage (Yes or No)

Y Y Y Y N
Removable storage (maximum) 64GB 64GB 64GB 32GB NA
Price Rs. 25, 000 (approx) Rs. 18, 500 (approx) Rs. 25, 999 Rs. 16, 990 Rs. 18, 000 (approx)

As you can see, while the Grand 2 has specs that look good on paper, they’re still not the best in its segment. We’ll check out how these specs translate into real world performance in our comprehensive review that should be out soon.

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