Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 goes on sale for Rs 22,999: All that you need to know

Samsung has now launched its Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone in the Indian market. This smartphone was first announced earlier last month and is a successor to Samsung’s popular Galaxy Grand device. The same has gone on sale in the country now for Rs 22,999 and will lock horns with the Lumia 1320 which has been priced similarly and provides for a worthy alternative. Let us have a look at the specs of the Grand 2 before we pit it against the Lumia 1320.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Built: The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is about 8.9 mm in thickness and it weighs nearly 163 grams. It has leather back like the Note 3 which lends it a premium feel.

Display: This device comes with a capacitive touch display of 5.25 inches that provides a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That is the best you can get at this price point from a reputed manufacturer so we can’t really complain in this regard.

Processor: This smartphone has been equipped with a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 Giga Hertz. Its a Snapdragon 400 unit and you can expect a decent level of performance from it.

Operating System: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 works on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform. It might get a Kitkat update as well but not beyond that.

Memory: This smartphone features a RAM of 1.5 GB and inbuilt storage space of 8 GB. It also offers expandable storage space of up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card. A 2GB RAM would have been more than welcome but that is something reserved for the flagships.

Camera: This device sports a rear camera of 8 mega pixels with LED flash, auto focus and 1080p video recording features. It also has a front facing camera of 2 mega pixels that enables you to make video calls. The camera will prove to be worth enough of all those occasional clicks that you may expect out of it.

Connectivity Features: The connectivity features included in the Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone are Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS/ GLONASS and 3G. 4G LTE and NFC would have made it stand out from the rest but we aren’t complaining either.

Other Features: Galaxy Grand 2 is a dual SIM device. It features a 3.5 mm audio jack and will comes pre loaded with S Translator, S Travel, S Health, Samsung Hub, ChatOn, Group Play, Story Album, Samsung Link and other exciting applications and services. This device will be available in white, black and pink color variants.

Battery: This smartphone runs on a battery of 2600 mAh capacity.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with a better display and processor as compared to its predecessor. It is a worthy gadget. Had Samsung priced it under Rs 20,000, it would have been a clear winner. Only time will tell if the consumers are willing to shell out those extra Rs 3,000.

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[…] Android 4.4 KitKat and packs in a good set of specifications for the price it asks. Just like the Galaxy Grand 2 and the Galaxy Note 3, it comes with a faux leather back to lend it a premium […]

January 21, 2014 7:51 pm 7:51 PM

durability is one of the reasons Samsung uses plastic. they have explained why they use plastic

January 21, 2014 8:25 pm 8:25 PM
@hrishi They may have theories to prove why they use plastic for durability.But in reality many people find Samsung phones less durable than lumias and xperias.Also could please attach links of your source if you do not mind.I live in a joint family and my cousin brother whose xperia mini fell from the thirs floor still works.Whereas my Smasung galaxy ace plus stopped working after a fall from the table.You can see the drop test between Samsung Galaxy S4 and iphone 5 on youtube and see how a phone like iphone 5 turns out to be more durable than Smasung’s… Read more »
January 20, 2014 4:00 pm 4:00 PM
@Sudhakar Similarly even I can say that its foolish to disregard a phone just because it has non- removable battery.As I have already mentioned in my prvious comment.ITS ALL A MATTER OF PERSONAL CHOICE.For you removable battery might be a deal breaker but for me I am completely happy with a phone even if it has a non removable battery.I have butter fingers hence for me durability matters.I like metal over plastic.Hence for me build quality matters.For me design matters so that I can please my aesthetic senses.Everyone has their own priorities.If you dont like phones with non-removable batteries,no problem,you… Read more »
January 21, 2014 9:56 am 9:56 AM

What rights the company has to force such phones (with non removable batteries) to the customers?.
The mobile companies are planning to earn in a shameless way (service charge) just for replacing the battery. Who will spend for a battery replacement process which can be done by customers themselves in replaceable battery type phones?.

January 21, 2014 3:14 pm 3:14 PM

If you dont’t like handsets with non-removable battery.Dont buy them.No problem!.But one thing I can surely say is that its less hurting to spend 4 or 6 k on a battery replacement rather than finding a phone like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 worth around 50k not working after a few drops.

January 22, 2014 8:55 am 8:55 AM

I don’t mind replacing battery. But they will charge additional service charge for replacing the battery.

January 22, 2014 3:26 pm 3:26 PM

Similarly if someone drops their Samsung Galaxy S4 and if it happens to break after one year they will charge them additional money for fixing it.It takes atleat one year for the battery of a smartphone manufacturer like Nokia to down to levels after which its completely unusable since the battery tends to become weak after every charge cycle.I personally feel its less expensive to spend 5 or 6 k and get the battery replaced after one year rather than finding the device not working after a few drops.