Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Preview

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Preview

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Preview
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Preview
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Preview
Introduction


Samsung outed the Galaxy Grand Neo without much fanfare or even a proper announcement recently, and if you look at the specs it might be easier to understand why, as the Grand Neo has weaker points there not only compared to the new Grand 2, but even to last year's Galaxy Grand.

The handset sports a 5” screen with very low pixel density, but the rest of the specs are decent, as the Grand Neo offers you 21 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a quad-core processor. However, the original Galaxy Grand still sells worldwide, and actually offers a higher-res camera and video recording, which raises some eyebrows, so let's preview what can we expect from the Grand Neo...

Design

A budget 5-incher with traditional design

The handset spreads in 5.66 x 3.04 x 0.38” (143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6 mm) dimensions, and weighs the serious 5.75 oz (163g), so it's neither compact nor light in comparison with other 5-inchers out there. The rounded corners and physical home key scream of Samsung Design, as well as the white plastic used for the chassis. Grand Neo sports a removable back cover, which grants you access to the microSIM and memory card slots, as well as to the swappable 2100 mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Dimensions

5.66 x 3.04 x 0.38 inches

143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches

146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Sony Xperia C

Sony Xperia C

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.92 x 0.35 inches

141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Dimensions

5.66 x 3.04 x 0.38 inches

143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches

146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Sony Xperia C

Sony Xperia C

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.92 x 0.35 inches

141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Display

Too low pixel density is the phone's biggest drawback

Grand Neo comes equipped with a 5” panel, but that's where the fun stops. This basic LCD screen has 480x800 pixels of resolution, resulting in a 186 pixels per inch count, worthy of an eye roll. As a consequence, most everything appears jagged and pixelated, which can be rather annoying not only if you are a screen purist, but simply if you have toyed with today's midrangers, most of which come with at least 220ppi.

Still, for watching videos and occasionally for browsing, a big screen often trumps pixel density, so if these are your main purposes, the Neo might be a fine budget choice, depending on the price.

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5 Comments

1. Vish_i_was

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

another day, yet another crap show

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I can't see the purpose of this phone. Original Grand already had a nice price and better camera. But who cares, this "affordable" phone would be overpriced anyway.

3. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Grand was enuf...same specs Grand 2 was a nice upgrade

4. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Generically ugly.

5. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

as always
Galaxy Grand Neo
  • Display 5.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Broadcom BCM23550, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11h 3G talk time)

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