Right phone, wrong price

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a decent device and a worthy successor to the Galaxy Grand, but over-priced.
twitter-logo Nidhi Singal        Print Edition: March 2014
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: Right phone, wrong price

SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND 2
Price: Rs 24,890
Rating: 4/5
Specs: 5.25 inch display; 8MP rear camera; 1.2GHz quad core processor; 1.5GB RAM; 8GB + microSD card slot; Android 4.3; 2600 mAh battery; 163 grams

Most new smartphones these days are successors of previously launched devices. So too the Samsung Grand 2. The Samsung Grand was a popular phone and did fairly well in the market.

The Grand 2 comes with a 5.25 inch display and 1280 x 720 p resolution. The phone can be held in a single hand but I could not type on it with one hand. It has a plastic body but the back panel has a frame with faux chrome finish that makes it look better than its predecessor.

The Grand 2 also packs a 1.2GHz qualcomm processor, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. Samsung has not increased the internal storage. It continues to have 8GB onboard storage with only 5.19 GB accessible for use.

Some have complained about the slowing down of the Grand, but I didn't face any such problems with the Grand 2. The Touch Wiz user interface looks similar to to those of the past. I still prefer to load a third party launcher that speeds up the phone.

Some of the software in the flagship phones of the company are present in this one too. These include multi-view window, S-Voice assistant Group Play, etc. The phone supports most video and audio formats by default. It played full HD video .

The primary camera onboard is an 8MP shooter that does an impressive job. It can also capture full HD videos for sharing on social networking. The battery lasted me a day without recharge.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT:
A decent device but over-priced.

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