Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 – Hardware, Camera, Specs Review (What’s changed?)

Alex Bezeau November 26, 2013 0

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Today we compare the Samsung Galaxy Grand smartphone with the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. This is one of the first battles where a mid-segment smartphone goes one on one with its successor.

This is the battle that many mid-segment consumers have been looking forward since the time Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2! We put these two smartphones in a head to head battle of specs and features in an attempt to find out the changes and improvements that have been made in the new version.

If you are interested in knowing how good the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone is, then this is the post for you! Will the Samsung Galaxy Grand be able to put up a fight against the Galaxy Grand 2 or will the successor prove to be way more powerful and advanced? Let us find out.

Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

samsung galaxy grand 2

DISPLAY
The Samsung Galaxy Grand has a 5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 187 ppi. The display is clear enough for regular viewing, but a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels on a 5-inch display does not really sound good.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 280 ppi. Compared to the original Galaxy Grand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a much better resolution and hence provides much better clarity.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

HARDWARE
The Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, standard GPU and has 1 GB of RAM. This hardware configuration is decent enough to ensure that the device functions normally and is able to handle most of the apps and games that need more power.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, standard GPU and has 1.5GB of RAM. So once again, there is a major upgrade in the processing system of the Galaxy Grand 2 when compared to the original Galaxy Grand.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

OPERATING SYSTEM
The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. The smartphone has been around for quite some time, but Samsung has still not rolled out the latest version of Android operating system for the smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. So even though consumers will not be able to experience Android 4.4 KitKat right away, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 does have a major advantage over the Galaxy Grand that is still on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

STORAGE
The Samsung Galaxy Grand has 8GB of internal storage space; there is no other option available. But you can expand storage up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card, bringing your total storage space up to 72GB.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 also has 8GB of internal storage and has a microSD card support. The smartphone supports cards up to 64GB, hence the maximum total storage space you can have is 72GB.

WINNER – Draw

CAMERA
The Samsung Galaxy Grand has an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 2 MP secondary camera. The primary camera supports 1080p video recording at 30fps and comes with features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 also has an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9 MP secondary camera. The primary camera supports 1080p video recording at 30fps and comes with features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. So there is hardly any difference in the cameras of these two devices.

WINNER – Draw

BATTERY
The Samsung Galaxy Grand has a removable 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery. You can expect a talk time of up to 8 hours and a stand by time of up to 300 hours.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a removable 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery (that’s 500 mAh more than the Galaxy Grand). We do not have the official battery stats for this device, but we expect the smartphone to perform similar to the Galaxy Grand as far as battery backup is concerned. Remember that the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a bigger screen and higher pixel density, so it will use up more battery.

WINNER – Draw

DIMENSIONS
The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Grand are 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm whereas the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 are 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm. In spite of the bigger screen and larger battery, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 manages to be much more compact and at the same time thinner than the original Samsung Galaxy Grand.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

WEIGHT
The Samsung Galaxy Grand weighs 162 grams whereas the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 weighs 163 grams. Once again, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is just 1 gram heavier than the original Galaxy Grand. But it packs a much bigger battery and larger screen, so cheers to Samsung for the new compact body and design.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

CONCLUSION
This was one interesting battle! Honestly speaking, we know that there is a generation gap between the Samsung Galaxy Grand and Galaxy Grand 2. But for now, we want to keep this point aside because we are quite sure that both these smartphones will have a very small difference in price.

So as far as the hardware configuration and features are concerned, we don’t see one good reason why consumers should buy the older Samsung Galaxy Grand! Samsung has definitely put in a lot of efforts in the making of the new Galaxy Grand 2, and we like all the changes that have been made. We are always ready to welcome suggestions but the device is already out, so let’s get on with reality.

So to sum it up, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is the winner of this battle! And here is a list of reasons why it proves to be much better than the older Galaxy Grand:

  • Premium faux leather back panel
  • Better display resolution
  • Quad-core processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Higher capacity battery

Here is a specifications chart of the Samsung Galaxy Grand and the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2:

SC - Galaxy Grand 2

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