Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with 5.2-inch display, Android 4.3 launched

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Samsung has announced the successor to the Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Grand 2. The South Korean handset maker has not revealed the price for Galaxy Grand 2 and has also not announced the availability details for the smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The Galaxy Grand 2 is a dual-SIM device with support for GSM+GSM. It features a 5.2-inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels.

(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos)

The Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash. It also houses a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.

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Connectivity options on the Galaxy Grand 2 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+).

The smartphone measures 146.8x75.3x8.9mm and weighs about 163 grams. The Galaxy Grand 2 packs a 2600mAh battery that can deliver up to 17 hours of talktime, although no standby time detailed.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in Black, Pink and White colour variants in select regions.

Samsung has decided to pre-load the Galaxy Grand 2 with some some of the popular apps seen on flagship smartphones, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, like Story Album, which can organise pictures by timelines; S Translator, company's proprietary translation service; S Travel, which offers guides and travel details; Samsung Hub, company's own content service that offers access to music, videos and games. The phone also comes with Group Play, a feature first seen on Galaxy S4, which lets users play music or games together, as well as share documents.


Mobiles launched in November 2013


Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 key specifications

  • 5.2-inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash
  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+)
  • 2600mAh
  • 146.8x75.3x8.9mm
  • 163 grams
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good screen
  • Great camera
  • Plenty of useful Android customisations
  • Value for money
  • Bad
  • Average battery life
  • Garish design

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

1.2GHz

Front Camera

 1.9-megapixel

Resolution

 720x1280 pixels

RAM

 1.5GB

OS

 Android 4.3

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2600mAh

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