Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Trend changes quickly in the smartphone arena.
People have started giving preference to large screen smartphones, which come within their budget. Samsung realized it first and started manufacturing and releasing handsets catering to the needs of the consumer. The dual-SIM 5-inch Galaxy Grand Duos smartphone comes in the medium range segment, featuring HD display resolution and enhanced internal storage capacity to meet the requirements.
Another release in the similar segment by the Korean number one smartphone manufacturer, the second-generation Galaxy Grand 2, comes equipped with a large screen. The 5.25-inch display equipped smartphone is available at an affordable price. The 720p resolution, quicker quad core processor, larger battery and dual-SIM connectivity mark the dawn of a new target market for Samsung.
Let us stack up the two handsets in respect of their interface, functionality and processor specs to determine whether they are worthy of their grandiose title.
Interface and Functionality
The Korean giant equipped the Galaxy Grand Duos with the Android 4.1.2 operating system running along with Samsung’s Nature UX. The combination caters the smartphone with an edge, as related to dual SIM smartphone choices.
The spec sheet does not have much to boast about, but the Multi-Window Mode of the Grand Duos is an asset for the handset. The feature enables the handset to run two applications simultaneously. However, a bigger display assists in providing a superior Multi-Window Mode experience.
The dual SIMs can be aptly managed through a SIM Card Manager application provided in the notification bar or settings. The SIM application aids in managing the connectivity levels.
The Galaxy Grand 2 runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system along with the company’s standard TouchWiz interface. The yesteryear’s version of OS and interface may be disappointing, but it gets the job done with ease. However, we hope that the Korean giant makes amends to update the operating system to the Android 4.4 KitKat in near future.
The TouchWiz UI is colorful and cartoony of old, as seen on the Galaxy S5 handset. The handset lacks in terms of the latest version of TouchWiz UI. However, the inclusion of Multi-Window Mode acts as a redeeming factor, for a better smartphone experience. Basic functions are covered aptly; typing experience is good on the big screen and it comes equipped with standard Samsung apps.
Processor and Memory
The Grand Duos derives power from a Broadcom processor and not from an Exynos chipset. In fact, the BCM28155 SoC along with a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, running at a speed of 1.2GHz and VideoCore IV graphic processor powers the handset. The combination of CPU and GPU is coupled with a RAM of 1GB. The 8GB internal memory takes care of storage department, which is expandable up to 64GB through a microSD card.
The Galaxy Grand 2 derives power from quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset along with Cortex-A7 processor, running at a speed of 1.2GHz and Adreno 305 graphic processor, clocked at 450MHz. It comes with a RAM of 1.5GB for smoother functioning of the handset. In terms of memory, the 8GB of internal memory comes along with the microSD card slot, expandable up to 64GB.