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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview

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Our Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Review is now published - click here to read it.

Camera

An 8 MP camera unit is what is housed inside the Grand DUOS, with adjacent LED flash and zero shutter lag. The camera interface is also well-known, and offers numerous scene presets, as well as a macro mode, plus various color effects to spice up your pics.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview

Camera interface



Videos are recorded in 1080 definition with 30 frames per second, and the camera is fast in both modes. You can see a few samples taken with our preproduction Grand DUOS below.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Sample Video:



Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Indoor Sample Video:




Multimedia

All the bells and whistles of Samsung's Nature UX music and video players are present on the Grand DUOS, complete with a rich number of equalizer presets, as well as the PopUp Play function, which detaches the video you are currently watching and pins it on the screen while you do something else around it. DivX/Xvid video format files are supported out of the box, too.

Music player - Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Music player - Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Music player - Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Music player - Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview

Music player

Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
The PopUp Play function - Video player - Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Preview
  

The PopUp Play function

Video player



Battery

Samsung inserted a 2,100 mAh battery in the Grand DUOS, just like the one it has for the Galaxy S III, and hasn't listed official talk and playback times yet. The dual-standby capabilities of the phone, however, might take more than the usual toll on the battery life, as the phone has to stay hooked up to more than one network at a time. The battery unit is perfectly swappable, for that matter.


Expectations

We thought we'll be throwing up as soon as we see WVGA resolution on a 5” screen, but in reality it is not that bad for everyday tasks, as the large Grand DUOS gets held farther from your eyes than usual. The rest of the specs are adequate as we have a dual-core processor, 8 MP camera, and the ability to add storage via the microSD card slot.

Thus if you have been longing for a huge screen phone that manages two SIM cards at once, it is not that you'll have many alternatives to the Grand DUOS anyway. Combine this fact with the chassis recognition and respect Samsung's Galaxy line has earned lately, and the only unknown in the success equation for the Grand DUOS market niche is the retail price it will pop at.


Samsung Grand DUOS Video Review:


Our Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Review is now published - click here to read it.

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:08 3

1. Naviiin (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Where were those foto's taken? That city looks gorgeous!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:55

3. luxso (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Bulgaria , Varna .

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:48 2

2. Techgeek101 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


-_- . samsung is copying the idea from "CANVAS 2" now.
guys check out even the specs between these two phones are the same of course "GRAND" has smart stay and the better processor broadcom>mediatek

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:54

4. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I dont think this phone is 'market ready' yet, feel like sammy is hurrying a bit to compete with the Canvas series in India..

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:42

5. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Dont compare Samsung with micromax....its like comparing Ferrari with Maruti-suzuki.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:32 1

9. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I agree on with you when it comes to quality, but sales is what that matters and canvas is doing well, and samsung just cant ignore that .. thats what I was trying to say..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:09

11. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


how do you know that Canvas is doing well???? are you a market analyst???
then tell me the sales figure of Canvas 2.....

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 10:14

15. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


How old are you son?

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 04:38

19. kmnsbk (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I dont think that the repliers age would matter here! :-)
Anyway the market and price and sales all depend on the company's customer care and marketing stratergy. I wont say the Samsung is very best in customer care but when compare to MMX, it is right at the top. Just see how the two companies are giving updates? how many firmweres does mmx released to public? Sammy is way ahead. Also mind you, mmx does not manufacture phones, most of the time they just bring things down from China and put their stamp. But Sammy does most of the manufacturing parts on their own! Also brand recognition is a positive factor for sammy!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:19

20. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Yes age doesnt matter :)
but the boy seemed like a hard core fan boy and wasnt ready to take anything against Sammy! I did agree with him that with respect to quality, samsung is way ahead, but my point was and is Canvas range is getting lots of attention, the matter of fact that it stayed no.2 in most interested mobiles category at GSMArena tells you the story. Thats exactly what I was trying to convey and the boy wanted market figures!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 21:58

21. kmnsbk (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


No cross swards bro.. but I just checked on GSMArena stats,
By rating it(Canvas) stays in the 11th place (overall - no place for SGG), and no position within first 8, when it comes to daily ratings ( So do SGG)
By daily interest its no where among top 8 (SGG stays at 3rd and 4th positions).

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:28

22. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I am surprised at myself that i am dragging this nonsense further more, anyway, do you realize that this article and my comment were posted on 22nd Jan? and the interest for mobile changes with every new mobile announced. I was talking about the ratings of that time and here is a proof
http://www.gsmarena.com/micromax_a116_is_a_dualsim_droid_with_5_720p_screen_quad_cpu-news-5376.php
I think I will rest my case here. Thank you.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 20:11

13. george.jogy (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


well actually Micromax has come a long way now,they are gonna release their canvas hd with a 5 inch HD screen at a really affordable price...........but they managed to keep some good specs like a quad core processor,,,,,,,,,,,

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 04:30

18. kmnsbk (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


spot on man!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:43 1

6. saiki4116 (Posts: 353; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


Samsung cant ignore that category of market...

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:24 4

7. Charlie_boy (Posts: 60; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


Who would want a 5inch screen with 800x480 resolution?
They could have at least made it 960x540 for the PPI to reach 220.

Instead they could have just cut the camera to 5MP.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:59 1

8. domen151 (Posts: 24; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


I hope that there will be also blue or black version of this phone...

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 20:06 1

12. george.jogy (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


ya there is a pebble blue version too....

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 15:15

10. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


l wish it will come to USA so l can give to my step son... who know

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 07:01

16. hdhobi (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I have experienced this phone just today at a SAMSUNG STORE it looks good. Comfortable to grip on. One thing that I want to know that has Samsung made it in only white color ??? And yup Camera works good having 4x zooming in both even in Full HD video Recording. Available In-built Space is 4.07 GB & RAM 867 MB as far as resolution Concern then 187 PPI is not that much worst physically when you take this phone in palm. Still a big question mark on the name of processor..????? Best Buy Price in Surat, Gujarat 20,900 R.S /-

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 08:55

17. imran911 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


I WANT THIS PHONE ~_~ [I ain't paying huge amounts of sum for some phone you know] this is the one :D or maybe galaxy S3 Mini would also be considerable

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 19:52

23. ahmed88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


it is amazing mobil for his price

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Samsung Galaxy Grand

Samsung Galaxy Grand

OS: Android 4.2.2 4.1.2
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Display5.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (187 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches
(143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm)
5.71 oz  (162 g)
Battery2100 mAh, 10.16 hours talk time

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