Samsung unveils Galaxy Grand 2, with 5.25" HD display, faux leather back and larger battery
0. phoneArena 25 Nov 2013, 02:10 posted on
What was grand last year, is this year's flagship size, so Samsung just unveiled a Galaxy Grand successor, aptly named Galaxy Grand 2, which sports a higher resolution display, a quad-core processor, larger 2600 mAh battery, plus an additional half a gig of RAM, for a total of 1.5 GB...
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1. mayur007 (Posts: 480; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
wow grt8 news samsung...
finally a worthy phone to buy... lol
2. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 120; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
What kind of Quad Core SoC that is running on it?
12. sennarose88 (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)
Hopefully not the damned Broadcom SoC. Their chips are among the worst performer in the market.
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
It's a fair phone if priced right. Obviously no one can compete with the Nexus pricing, but put that aside for the sake of the competition that wants to make a buck, this one is definitely well spec'd for a large-screen mid-ranger.
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Oh and BTW the Galaxy Grand came out at 5" teasing what the next flagship might feel like in lower specs, and the S4 was indeed 5" itself. It's safe to say, with the S5 metal frame leaked, that this indicates a 5.25-5.3" FHD(+) screen for the next flagship.
6. tech2 (Posts: 2573; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
One thing I admired about Samsung's engineer was their capability to increase the display without increasing the overall size/footprint of the device. But the frame that leaked the other day suggests the size of the device being much bigger even that the LG G2 with 5.2"
Leaked frame: 143.8 x 72.3mm (gsmarena)
LG G2: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
GS4: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
So, a increase in foot print of 6.35mm for a display increase of 7.2 x 2.5mm, from its predecessor. That's a bit of a bummer really. Hope the news is untrue :(
7. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
The same plastic, ugly, boring, cheap looking design from SAMSUNG 1000000th in a row.
8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Seems like aliases on tech forums are the only ones bothered by it, real ppl in the real world either buy it in masses or just don't give a damn.
9. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 726; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Maybe cause when you enter a store 80% of the phones are Samsung so it gives Samsung a bigger chance for someone to choose a phone of it. Plus you got the guy who works there with a Galaxy S4 and you ask him what he thinks of the HTC ONE or The LG G2 and he starts telling you how amazing is Samsung cause of his personal opinion. And before all of that on half of the billboards you will see a Samsung phone so a simple user is kinda already cooked for a Samsung even though his initial goal was to get that nice shiny ONE.
10. tech2 (Posts: 2573; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
So you are saying even if 'his initial goal was to get that nice shiny ONE' he went for GS4 because sales rep and few ads advertisement told so ? Why not try both the phone instore and judge for yourself. Sounds like an indecisive man to me.
BTW, average people want accessible battery, MicroSD, etc., they actually want a durable productive device not a 'shiny' phone jewellery which would be covered in a cover anyway :)
14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Don't forget the millions who bought the S2, S3, S4, Note 2 and Note 3 and recommend them wholeheartedly. Ppl. are not just rigged into buying them and feel cheated afterwards, these devices are among the highest user rated on this very site, with the Note 3's 9.9 score is the best ever on PhoneArena by far.
Samsung earned the position to have it's devices all over the place.
20. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
the palm pre scored a 10 when it came out. just a FYI.
18. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
cheap plastic? but then 90% of all iphone users covered up their iphones with a plastic cased and you calling that cheap?
19. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
does an iphone has an exciting design? let me tell you since its first release up to now and still no change in design and its ugly, a lot of chippings, scratches
21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6806; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
it's a low end budget phone if u don't want to spend more on a GALAXY NOTE III OR II. EQUIP WITH A LARGE BATTERY. the iPhone/ipad is what looks the same every year.
16. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 216; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Is this a 720 p display? If priced like the first grand, this will be another hit from Samsung. Samsung really needs to do something about their designs, by giving their premium phones a distinct look. The other day when someone pointed at my S4 and asked if it was a galaxy grand, I was not amused.Lol!