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Samsung makes 5-inch Galaxy Grand official: affordable phablet with 8MP camera and dual-SIM option

0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2012, 02:50 posted on

Samsung now brings an affordable phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Grand, a 5-inch smartphone with a dual-core processor, made for the masses…

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posted on 18 Dec 2012, 02:57 12

1. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Oh, my God! This thing is even more senseless than their Note!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:15 29

5. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Senseless when you already have a high-end one. It is a different case for those who consider affordability. At least Samsung is giving us another choice in phablet market.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:17 34

14. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


All you people don't get it, right? World isn't only in US, where you get every device so cheap on Contract.

Let's forget about contracts, assume that you are buying every phone at its international unlocked price, plus also assume that your annual salary is less than $5500, and you'll see the significance of price. And I'm just mentioning typical 'fairly good' salary in the developing countries. Grow up people don't start bashing.

If it doesn't seem good, it's not for you. But certainly for some class of people.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:46

21. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


May be you are right, If this (s**t) priced at half of Nexus 4 price.
Otherwise this is a another way of cheating customers.
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5162&idPhone2=5048

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:25 4

32. T.... (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Opera mini browser (or any other browser for that matter) would look perfect on this :) -- no need to zoom in beyond 100%, sharp pictures guaranteed when browsing the web, with very legible text :D

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:38 5

35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


exactly some people think its all about the US market only...this phone is for people who want a large screen like the note but cant afford it..since when giving someone a choice become a bad thing.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:49 4

22. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


if you could access the nexus 4 at the playstore that is. because outside the playstore the nexus 4 costs around 600 USD.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:20 1

67. subasreenivasan (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


ya really changing some of the features and the apps in the mobile introducing the new model, now this is the trend to the mobile companies

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:42 3

20. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Yeah....Same boring design. Hey Samy better try to copy some Chinese Android manufacturers. They have some good design & spec than this paper weight.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:47 3

39. MeoCao (unregistered)


for a midranger this design is ok, but hopefully GS4 will have a beautiful design.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:02 4

30. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


It is a literal copy of Micromax Canvas 2 A110.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:57 3

41. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


After looking up the phone you stated, I would have to believe your claim is the other way around. Given the S3 was released July were this phone was released around October-November. How can Samsung copy a phone that was not out? Please stop making baseless claims. They bring nothing to the site accept misinforming people.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 07:50

46. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


You are the misinformed here The above phone is not S3 its the Grand. I mean common its RIGHT there in the title! And he was referring to the GRAND, NOT THE S3.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 09:23 2

48. brokenchains (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


The Galaxy Grand uses the same design, meaning probably the same molds/casings/etc as the S3 dude. THE SAME DESIGN. It's right there in the photo! CAPITAL LETTERS. RAH RAH RAH.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 11:39 3

50. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I wasn't referring to the design solely. I was referring to the idea of the mid-range phone. The micromax phone was a huge hit and a lot of people who can't afford the high-end versions bought this one (around 200$). So Samsung thought, "Why not release a similar phone with a Samsung tag?" I'm saying they copied the market strategy along with the phone.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 12:13 1

52. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


my point exactly.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 12:16

53. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


here
S3 quadcore processor 4.8 HD screen, Canvas dual core processor wvga 5 inch screen, grand dual core wvga 5 inch screen. Geez look it up before commenting

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:26

62. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Yes go figure, they use similar parts to keep in the price point they were aiming for.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:25

61. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Sorry, I should have been more clear. The Grand use the exact same design as the S3 just a little bit bigger. So, my original point still stand that they did not copy the phone from Micromax. You can not copy an "idea of a mid-range" phone. To make such a claim is just silly. So again, your claim that Samsung copy Micromax is not valid. Samsung is trying to compete in all price range, this is how business works.

It's most likely more along the line that Micromax used a similar design to the Galaxy line cause of the hit sucess

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 04:19 2

68. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes i have ordered A110 canvas 2 for replacing my wife's ageing phone. $180 is not a bad price for A110 Canvas 2.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 07:15

43. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


poor, poor widdle ole Shino...aka strikercho

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:00 14

2. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 104; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


thank u samsung.. Note 2 alternative for people having financial problems....

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:45 4

7. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Yes, its a poor man galaxy note but making it look like a flagship undermines the flagship device but samsung's strategy is to make a great high end device and then makes some cheap knockoff of it and cash the popularity.
Galaxy s3 mini , ace , s duos , galaxy R etc are examples of this.
its great for sales but it dilutes the flaghship.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:02

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


N + 1th Samsung, but one that will play an excellent part advertising the phablet series for first time customers. A well-rounded device like the S3 Mini, it's a peek to high-end goods at an affordable price with the sole purpose of upgrading to the real deal at some point.

It's most definitely not for us reading and commenting on geek sites 24/7, but for those who in Samsung's hope will end up here after they settle in the big screen smartphone world.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:08 5

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what the hell is this trash? why would i get this over a Note II? it better be because it has a wayyy low unsubsidized price point, like way, wayyy low because i'd get a Nexus 4 before i got this if this wasn't low enough.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:20 2

15. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


you shouldn't even bother to look at this phone, because you live in US. No need at all, get Note II and be happy.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:40 2

19. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


KingKuroji, didn't you read the first paragraph?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 05:40

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah. why?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:56 2

23. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


don't get this is you already have the Note 2.

listen people, nexus 4 is not all that cheap outside the playstore and not everyone gets access to the playstore. Stop that comparison already.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 05:43 1

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh, thank god you stopped me. i was right there at the checkout when i decided to come and refresh this page. :P

get it from ebay, that's everywhere isn't it?

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