Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Galaxy Grand: Is it worth the upgrade?

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Samsung has now launched Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone, the successor to its super popular Galaxy Grand smartphone. The smartphone will be priced in the range of Rs 23,000-25,000 which would be about Rs 5,000 more than its predecessor. But what Grand 2 brings to the table is a much needed upgrade for the device and we see if the upgrade is actually worth it.

Let us have a quick look at the comparison between the two devices in order to determine whether the Galaxy Grand 2 is really worth the upgrade:

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Display: The Galaxy Grand comes with a WVGA touch display of 5 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. On the other hand, Galaxy Grand 2 features a HD touch display of 5.25 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen is a big up from the outgoing model.

Processor: Galaxy Grand has been equipped with a Cortex A9 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Giga Hertz. Where as, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes with a quad core processor of 1.5 Giga Hertz. The chipset is still unknown but the performance is expected to see a rise.


Operating System: The Galaxy Grand device functions on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS while the Galaxy Grand 2 functions on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform. Expect Samsung to upgrade it to Android 4.4 as well in due course of time.

Memory: Galaxy Grand features a RAM of 1GB while Galaxy Grand 2 offers a 1.5GB RAM. Both the smartphones come with an internal memory of 8GB and expandable storage of up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card. More RAM means a better user experience. Though we would have loved a 2GB RAM but the 1.5GB would suffice as well.

Camera: Both the devices carry a rear camera of 8 mega pixels with 1080p video recording, auto focus and LED flash features. They also offer a front facing shooter of 2 mega pixels. However the Grand 2 is expected to come with a better picture quality.

Connectivity Features: Both the smartphones offer connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS.

Battery: The Galaxy Grand runs on a battery of 2100 mAh capacity while the Galaxy Grand 2 works on a battery of 2600 mAh. The device gets a big upgrade in terms of battery.

Our Take: The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is offering a bigger and better display along with a faster processor as compared to the Galaxy Grand. Also, it comes with an upgraded Android platform and features better battery capacity and tad more RAM space. Rest of the features and specifications of the two devices are quite similar but the device looks way more premium than the outgoing unit. According to me, the Grand 2 is surely worth the upgrade.

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