Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy Grand a few weeks ago in the country and today, we have got this device for review purpose.Well, the Samsung Galaxy Grand is having very good specifications and we have also checked out and have unboxed the Samsung Galaxy S IV yesterday and we have seen the differences between these two devices.Anyway, that was an another story, but what we are going to do is to talk about the phone and will try to share every good and bad thing about this phone and whether you should put your price on this phone or not.
What’s in the box:
- Samsung Galaxy Grand
- Head Phones
- Warrant Cards
- User Manuals
- MicroUSB to USB based data cable
Design, Display, Messaging and Hardware:
Samsung Galaxy Grand was like by many people at the launch time as it was slim and powerful, and people of today’s generation like these kind of phones as well, but the design is an another part which mainly attracts a customer.The Samsung Galaxy Grand is having an old design similar to the previous Galaxy series phones like the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S III etc. and thus, it is not so much interesting in the terms of design, but it has a solid hardware and the exterior is made up of metal, while there is plastic on the backpanel.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is having a 5.0 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display which is 480 x 800 pixels in resolution. This device is 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm in dimensions and is quite thin as well.Also, this phone provides a good amount of PPI which is also needed for a good view and it provides nearly 190ppi which is okay for this type of giant phone, but not the best which is not going to give you that sharp look of the display.The phone is a little heavy and it it weighs about 162gm which is quite larger as compared to the other large devices launched by this and other companies in comparison to it.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is also good for messaging and typing stuffs as this phone is having a very large display and you have got enough room for the typing. This device is nearly 9.6mm thin, but there are many phones which are thinner as compared to this phone and that counts when we buy a phone.At the bottom end of this phone there are three buttons present.There is a single push button accompanied with the other two capacitive touch buttons which are settings and back respectively.Well, the display is quite bright, but this is an Android running phone and surely eats a lot of battery life and you can fight against it by downloading some battery saving applications from the Google Play Store.
Operating System and Connectivity Features:
Samsung Galaxy Grand is and Android device and is running on the Big G’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and this device is surely going to get the future software updates as well.Android 4.2, Jelly Bean improves on the speed and simplicity of Android 4.1 and includes all new features – Photo Sphere and a completely redesigned camera app, new Gesture Typing keyboard, Google Now with all new cards, and much more.Everything in Jelly Bean feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning the pages of a book.Jelly Bean improves performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, quicker switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync and triple buffering.Jelly Bean has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is a 3G only device and has connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB port and a 3.5mm AV jack as well.This device is a single-SIM device and uses the Mini-SIM card for the access.All the connectivity features work really fine and we are completely satisfied with them too.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is having an 8 Megapixel camera and with the Review it is clear that the camera is quite good.The 8 Megapixel camera is present on the back of this device along with a single-LED flash.This camera is capable of shooting 1080p HD videos at 30fps and we have already used this camera and found it really good and we can assure you that you are not going to be disappointed with this camera.It is also capable of capturing good quality images as well.On the front of this device there is a 2 Megapixel camera present for making the video calls as well, because it is a 3G device and if there was no secondary camera then the connectivity feature was simply a waste.
Samsung Galaxy Grand packs a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor along with 1GB of RAM, Broadcom VideoCore IV.The processor is quite okay, but at this price that’s poor as even Micromax Canvas HD and other Xolo phones are equipped with the Quad-Core processors and we are all fond of the latest processors as they make our day to day multitasking easy in the life.The internal storage of this device is 8GB and you can expand the external storage upto 32GB via a microSD card.Overall, the processor of this phone is okay and when the battery is low, the processor will make your phone quite slow and it may hang also during that low battery time.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is having a nice web browser and also the camera applications is loaded with many new features.The phone is quite solid, it feels solid in the hand and provides a nice grip.It is a little heavy and that’s why you can feel it in your pocket always.The speakers of this phone are quite good and it has 1080p HD video playback as well.Anyway, this is a good phone which is available now in India for purchasing.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is overall quite satisfactory and we have found no errors in this phone.We do not know how reliable this phone is when felt from the hand, but we think that it will made your year.Software is no one issue in the history, and there is no need to worry about as the company has been working with the latest technology which is good for all the users.The phone is priced quite high as compared to the specs as it is priced at Rs. 21,500/- and we think it should be a little less.Anyway, this phone is a good one for your purchase of you are looking for an Android phone priced above Rs. 20,000/-.