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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Review

March 24, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2Last year, the Samsung Galaxy Grand was gaining popularity among the mid-range big screened smartphones – and for good reason, as it features some nice specs and a nice, big screen for a reasonable price. Well, it’s time for welcoming its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, a slightly bigger and significantly better device that features a 5.25 inches screen, a better resolution, an improved camera, a more powerful chipset and last, but not least, a prettier design. One of the most important features offered by this big fellow is its dual-SIM support which was also in the set of skills of its predecessor and it’s quite important for a lot of people. Check it out in the following review and find out more details about what it brings!
First of all, let’s see what’s in its retail package. The Galaxy Grand 2 comes with an A/C adapter, a microUSB cable and its headphones.
In terms of appearance, the smartphone measures 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm and has a weight of 163 grams, being slightly thinner than the first Galaxy Grand. The improvements become visible if comparing the design of the two. The Galaxy Grand 2 comes with a different texture which is obviously better than the other one and offers a nice feel, as it’s a well put together device that clearly shows a fine quality and won’t leave you disappointed. It also feels comfortable when managing it, if you’re used to handling big-screened smartphones, you won’t have any issues with this one.
Like I’ve said earlier, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes equipped with a bigger and better display, having a 5.25 inches capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 280 ppi. The image quality isn’t mind-blowing, but offers pleasing colors, a good contrast and decent viewing angles.
Now that I’ve covered the important aspects regarding its appearance and “outside” features, let’s see what this giant has to hide on the inside. Besides a bigger battery (2,600 mAh), the Galaxy Grand 2 holds a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card of maximum 64 GB. In terms of software, the smartphone comes loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly bean and features, of course, the TouchWiz user interface. A KitKat update is expected sometime this year.
If you’re familiar with the Android environment, the Galaxy Grand 2 is no stranger to you. Due to its decent hardware, you won’t be annoyed by any lag issues, freezing or anything like that, so the Galaxy Grand 2 is a pretty good performer and won’t let you down in need. It runs smooth through the friendly user interface and will offer you a pleasing user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 blueprintreasonable price. Well, it’s time for welcoming its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, a slightly bigger and significantly better device that features a 5.25 inches screen, a better resolution, an improved camera, a more powerful chipset and last, but not least, a prettier design. One of the most important features offered by this big fellow is its dual-SIM support which was also in the set of skills of its predecessor and it’s quite important for a lot of people. Check it out in the following review and find out more details about what it brings!
First of all, let’s see what’s in its retail package. The Galaxy Grand 2 comes with an A/C adapter, a microUSB cable and its headphones.
In terms of appearance, the smartphone measures 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm and has a weight of 163 grams, being slightly thinner than the first Galaxy Grand. The improvements become visible if comparing the design of the two. The Galaxy Grand 2 comes with a different texture which is obviously better than the other one and offers a nice feel, as it’s a well put together device that clearly shows a fine quality and won’t leave you disappointed. It also feels comfortable when managing it, if you’re used to handling big-screened smartphones, you won’t have any issues with this one.
Like I’ve said earlier, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes equipped with a bigger and better display, having a 5.25 inches capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 280 ppi. The image quality isn’t mind-blowing, but offers pleasing colors, a good contrast and decent viewing angles.
Now that I’ve covered the important aspects regarding its appearance and “outside” features, let’s see what this giant has to hide on the inside. Besides a bigger battery (2,600 mAh), the Galaxy Grand 2 holds a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card of maximum 64 GB. In terms of software, the smartphone comes loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly bean and features, of course, the TouchWiz user interface. A KitKat update is expected sometime this year.
If you’re familiar with the Android environment, the Galaxy Grand 2 is no stranger to you. Due to its decent hardware, you won’t be annoyed by any lag issues, freezing or anything like that, so the Galaxy Grand 2 is a pretty good performer and won’t let you down in need. It runs smooth through the friendly user interface and will offer you a pleasing user experience.

For taking pictures, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes packed with an 8 megapixels snapper with autofocus that takes pictures at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. The camera application offers a lot of settings and features to choose from, such as geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization, touch focus, several modes (Panorama, Sports and Night), HDR and more. The photos taken with it offer a very good image quality, with accurate colors, good contrast, good amount of resolved detail and low noise levels. The videos it produces are also very pleasing, so thumbs up for the great job this camera does.
For listening to music, you have the TouchWiz player that features support for equalizer presets, the Adapt Sound functionality for setting the equalizer according to the performance of your headphones, which are tested, support for lyrics and more. An FM Radio with RDS support is also on board.
The video player featured by the Galaxy Grand 2 is also decent, yet doesn’t feature support for DivX files or the AC3 audio codec. Anyways, it’s a very good player overall and offers subtitle support, among others.
At the connectivity department, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes in three versions. We have the G7100 with single SIM and HSPA support, the G7102 with dual-SIM and HSPA and the G7107 with single SIM support and LTE. Every one of them supports quad-band GSM/GPRD/EDGE, quad-band 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE and EDR, dual band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct and microUSB 2.0.
The Galaxy Grand 2 is ideal for surfing the web due to its large and spacious screen and comes with two browsers for you to pick from: the stock Android browser and Google Chrome. Both of them are very good and have all the necessary features for you to have a wonderful browsing experience.
Some other goodies featured by the Galaxy Grand 2 are the Google Now assistant, the S Translator for translating between two languages, the Polaris Office suite for viewing document files, Google Maps and Navigation for teaming up with your GPS receiver and even more.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a great smartphone to have if you’re needing something with a big screen that performs well and that also offers a satisfying experience for a decent amount of money. If you’re familiar with its predecessor, you’ll surely notice the improved feature package brought by the second model. Good job, Samsung!
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