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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Full Review with Antutu & Nenamark

samsung galaxy grand 2_featured
Smartphone By:
Samsung
Price:
About 23k

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On Jan 22, 2014
Last modified:Jan 22, 2014

Summary:

If you are thinking to buying new Samsung mid-range smartphones with basic smartphone features then this is perfect for you. You may get this device from online market or local market which costs about 21k-23k depending upon many factors.

Samsung unveiled new member of Galaxy Grand family i.e, Galaxy Grand 2(SM-G7102) which is having more and better hardware resources and way better in performance than previous Galaxy Grand Device. As usual in this new version, few hardware & software modifications done over previous Grand device but still this new version lacks few things as per users review. We done Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Full Review as follows:

Galaxy Grand 2’s full specifications are as follows :

  • Dual SIM
  • 5.25 Inches(~280 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Android OS v4.3 JB
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • Micro-SD Slot supporting sd card upto 64 GB
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 3G HSPA+
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • MicroUSB v2.0
  • Primary Camera: 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, with autofocus LED flash and 1080p@30fps recording.
  • Secondary Camera: 1.9 MP
  • Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
  • and later on other features are same as of Galaxy Grand.

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Here We got hands-on review of Galaxy Grand 2 where we tested it thoroughly and used it for some days and we got whole new experience with the device. As it having new bigger inches screen and more amount of RAM, device is speedy and lot better in performance. Review of Grand 2 is as:

What’s included in box?

  • Galaxy Grand 2 Device
  • Charger + USB Cable
  • Earphones
  • Ear-buds
  • Warranty card & Manuals

Design & Screen:

samsung galaxy grand 2_hardware

The new Grand 2’s design is actually not new as it looks much similar to previous Sammy devices like Note 3 & Note 2 but it is not bulky like Grand device and also the weight of new Grand 2 is less than Grand device. If you see, it got curvy metallic ring which is much similar to Note 2 .

The screen is 5.25″ which is glossy in touch and not rough like as we got to see on previous Grand smartphone and bigger is better in terms of entertainment but not in terms of portability.

Hardware & Externals:

samsung galaxy grand 2 screens

As usual, we have volume buttons on left and power/lock/unlock button on right side with no camera button. Also Home button and all other soft keys are same we saw on any Samsung smartphones. Interesting change in this new device’s externals is the new back panel which is exactly the same as of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 device i.e, Leather Design with stitches and of course made of plastic. Galaxy Grand 2 running on Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU with Quad-core ARMv7 processor 1.2 GHz

Internal|OS|Camera:

samsung galaxy grand 2 camera, OS

Galaxy Grand 2 running Android OS v4.3 out of the box where it may get updates in future by Samsung. The Touchwiz interface is  much buttery smooth because of Android v4.3 where we got to see many new feature additions in Grand 2.

If we talk about Camera specs, then camera is same as previous device i.e, 8MP front and 1.9 MP rear supporting video recording 1080p@30 fps which is also available on Grand(I9082) too but main attraction in this new device is that we get new camera interface as like we saw on Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices with many combined modes and shooting settings but still it lacks few modes which are only available on Note 3 and S4 devices.

samsung galaxy grand 2 storage

Also there are huge number of Samsung apps like Group play, My Magazine, S-Translator, Story Album, etc are packed within a Special Samsung folder in the menu and in addition to it Google and Galaxy Apps too added in this device. As the device running on Android v4.3, settings panel and all other things are arranged in different tabs. We disappointed at few features such as there are no new additions of features in Smart Screen neither in motions.

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Storage & Connectivity:

samsung galaxy grand 2 storage and devices

Galaxy Grand 2 running Android v4.3 which runs smooth with 1.5 GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. From 8 GB, system occupied about 2.83GB and finally we get to use about 4.50 GB if memory from internal storage.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has almost same connectivity as Grand has i.e, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and micro-USB v2.0, surprisingly this member of grand family also not have USB host feature which is known as USB OTG(On The Go) and finally talking about battery we get Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery which is better than Grand battery which was of 2100 mAh.

samsung galaxy grand 2 antutu and nenamark

We done Antutu Benchmarking and Nenamark Tests on Grand 2 and it scored well though. Antutu score of Galaxy Grand 2 was 17396 and Nenamark score was about 55.9 fps. Featured video is shown below:

New Additions:

  • We have big screen with glossy touch screen
  • New Camera Modes
  • Little in weight with new leather back panel
  • Android v4.3 with new extra features that are not avail on Grand
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

What we were expecting but not fulfilled by Samsung:

We were knowing about Galaxy Grand 2’s specifications and features from the initial leaks and other sources but still we were expecting following features on this next member of Galaxy Grand family which are not provided by Samsung at 23k price label:

  • Notification LED
  • USB Host Feature
  • Camera with more modes
  • New Smart Screen Options
  • New Motions
  • Screen Mirroring

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Final Verdict:

Galaxy Grand 2, the new family member of Galaxy Grand family is way better than its previous family device i.e I9082 as Galaxy Grand 2(SM-G7102) is running with new set of improved hardware and software platform. Even if the size is bigger than previous device, it does not add any weight in it. If you are thinking to buying new Samsung mid-range smartphones with basic smartphone features then this is perfect for you. You may get this device from online market or local market which costs about 21k-23k depending upon many factors.

If you are thinking to buying new Samsung mid-range smartphones with basic smartphone features then this is perfect for you. You may get this device from online market or local market which costs about 21k-23k depending upon many factors.
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