Samsung recently announced the successor to its hugely successful Galaxy Grand device. The Galaxy Grand 2 is expected to be priced between 22,000 and 24,000. But how does it measure up against other phones available in the same price range?
Let’s find out.
NOKIA LUMIA 820
The Nokia Lumia 820 runs on the Windows Phone v8. It has a 4.3 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels while the Galaxy Grand has a 5.25 inch display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Both devices have 8 MP rear cameras while the front cameras have resolutions of 1.9MP and 0.3MP for the Galaxy Grand and the Lumia 820.
The Galaxy Grand runs on a Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz while the Lumia 820 runs on a 1.5 GHz dual core processor. If specifications are anything to go by, we think we have a clear winner in the Galaxy Grand 2.
LG NEXUS 4
The LG Nexus 4 is another device that lies in the same price bracket as the Galaxy Grand 2. Coming directly from the stables of internet giant Google, this phone is the first one to get the latest Android updates, the current version being 4.4 Kitkat. The Galaxy Grand 2 runs on Android 4.3.
The LG Nexus 4 has a 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels but a higher pixel density than the Grand 2 owing to its smaller screen size. The rear camera of the Nexus 4 is an 8 MP snapper, pretty much the same as the Grand 2 while the front camera is a 1.3 MP camera. The Nexus 4 has 2GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad core processor. On paper, the Nexus 4 clearly trumps the Galaxy Grand 2.
SONY XPERIA SP
The Sony Xperia SP has a 4.6 inch HD display and the same resolution as the Galaxy Grand 2. It comes with an 8 MP camera, a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The Xperia SP has a poor front camera with a resolution of 0.3 MP. On paper, the two phones have a few similar aspects but the Galaxy Grand 2 edges ahead thanks to its quad core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM.
The Blackberry Z10 which runs on Blackberry OS 10 is another phone priced around the 24,000 mark. This phone has a 4.2 inch HD display which is dwarfed by the Galaxy Grand 2’s mammoth 5.25 inch display. It has an 8MP camera at the back and a 2MP front camera for your video calling needs.
This phone runs a 1.5 Ghz Dual core processor with 2 GB of RAM. Again, it is difficult to call a winner here and both phones stand their ground.
Following the success of the Galaxy Grand, Samsung will have huge expectations from its successor and the Galaxy Grand 2 does look promising. The competition in this price range is stiff and it will be interesting to see if the Galaxy Grand 2 can come out as a winner.