Mobile phones usually do not last long because of the pace of the updates coming into the industry.
Even flagship models do not last for more than 12 months because of this reason. The constant replacement of the top models has also resulted in some of the older models being available at a bargain. This is the case of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which was the flagship for Samsung in 2012. However, it is now reduced in price to such an extent that it is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.
The Galaxy Grand 2 was not designed to be a flagship model in the first place, but that does not mean that Samsung has decided to use low quality materials throughout the phone. The Galaxy Grand 2 is much better than its image suggests and that is partly because of the polycarbonate materials. They not only allow flexibility, but they also keep the weight down. Despite featuring a 5.25 inch display, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes in at only 163 g.
However, this is slightly heavier than the Galaxy S3, which is one of the lightest phones around at 133 g.
Being the flagship device of Samsung in 2012, it is not surprising to see the Galaxy S3 has come with several options in terms of connectivity. It may not have the latest versions of aspects like Bluetooth and USB connector, but since it provides every aspect ranging from the Wi-Fi hotspot to the DLNA, it is a complete device. Samsung devices will also be able to support the screen-mirroring feature, which comes inbuilt in the phone.
Interestingly, the Galaxy Grand 2 also comes with most of these features built into the phone. One aspect, though, that is missing from this device is the USB on the go feature.
The Galaxy S3 offers a lot of memory options to the buyer with versions featuring 16 GB to up to 64 GB of internal memory. This can then be increased by the use of MicroSD cards. The phone supports up to 64 GB of additional enhancement through this technique. The Galaxy Grand 2 also adopts this feature, but it comes with only 8 GB of internal memory as standard. Further, there are no versions when it comes to memory size.
Both devices feature the same eight-megapixel camera that comes capable with lots of features. They include autofocus, LED flash, face and smile detection, image stabilization, and touch focus. Following the recent round of updates, the Galaxy S3 will have some additional features, but it is not like the Galaxy Grand 2 is fighting to stay in touch. Both phones feature the same 1.9 megapixel secondary camera just above the screen display. This means great looking video calls since they support up to 720p HD video recording.
Being a dual SIM phone, the Galaxy Grand 2 is one of the in demand devices in the market and it costs around $ 340. The slightly older Galaxy S3 will be around $ 300.