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Samsung Galaxy Grand Specification, Price & Review

Samsung Galaxy Grand, also known as Samsung Galaxy I9080 and Samsung Galaxy I9082 is a 5-inch dual SIM smartphone designed, developed and marketed by Samsung mobiles. Samsung Galaxy Grand launched on 22nd of January of 2012 with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

This phone was announced for mid-range smartphone buyers who do not want to spend more than $400. Samsung Galaxy Grand was announced just after the announcement of micromax A116 HD, and these two phone comes within same price range.

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Samsung Galaxy Grand Full Phone Specification

Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with latest Android Operating system, supported by state of the art hardware with several other interactive premium smartphone features like pop-up play, Direct call, smart alter, multi-app window etc. Let’s see the full phone specification of Samsung Galaxy Grand.

Samsung Galaxy Grand :General info

  • Announced: December 2012.
  • Launched: Released January 2013.
  • Price: Rs-21500(~ $400).
  • Operating System: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core .
  • Sensors: Compass, Proximity sensor,gyro and accelerometer.
  • SIM card: Dual SIM.

Samsung Galaxy Grand : Body

  • Weight: 162 grams.
  • Dimension: 5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches.
  • Colors available: White, Black.

Galaxy Grand Specification: Network & Connectivity

  • Network: 2G, 3G, and 4G network capable.
  • 2G Network: GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 (Both SIM 1 and SIM 2 slot).
  • 3G network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 or HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 depending on country (SIM 1 slot only).
  • 4G network: Yes (country specific).
  • GPRS enabled.
  • EDGE enabled.
  • 3G HSDPA download up to 21 Mbps, HSUPA upload up-to 5.76 Mbps.
  • NFC : No.
  • WiFi: Yes, Dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, with WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct.
  • USB : Yes, micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth: Version 4.0 with A2DP ,EDR and LE.

Galaxy Grand Specification: Display

  • Size: 5.0 inches diagonal.
  • Resolution: 480 x 800
  • Multi-touch: Yes.
  • UI: TouchWiz.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Specification: Camera

  • Primary Camera photo: 8 Mega Pixels .
  • Primary Camera video: 1080p Full HD video.
  • Secondary Camera photo: 2 Mega Pixels.
  • Secondary Camera video: 720p HD video.
  • Flash : LED flash.

Galaxy Grand Specification: Memory

  • Internal Memory: 8GB.
  • RAM: 1 GB.
  • Expandable: Yes, via micro SD card supports up-to 64 GB.

Galaxy Grand Specification: Multimedia

  • All widely used audio and video formats.
  • HD video playback capability.
  • 3.5 mm jack.
  • Loudspeaker.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Specification: Battery

  • Battery: 2100 mAh Li-ion battery.
  • User access to battery: Yes.
  • Talktime: 10 hous.
  • Standby time: 440 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Review

Display: Samsung Galaxy Grand has a 5 inch capacitive touch screen display with multi-touch support. Though its resolution of 480 x 800 pixels disappointed us. Samsung should have given it at-least a 720p HD display.

Body: Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a sleek design, but due to its huge 5 inch display the weight a quiet high. it weights 162 g (5.71 oz) with battery. Samsung Galaxy Grand body dimension is 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm.

Network: It supports all the spectrum range starting from 2G, 3G and 4G (selected countries) which amused us. it’s a dual sim phone, and both the SIM slot supports 2G network (upto 2.75G), only the SIM1 slot supports 2G, 3G and 4G together.

Memory and RAM: 8GB internal memory and 1GB RAM which are more than enough for any kinds of power users. and the 1GB ram is handy while heavy multitasking and gaming.

Connectivity: This phone has 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi which is great, and it provides double data speed than standard 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. It also packed with Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and EDR for high-speed PAN. Standard 3.5 mm headphone jack is useful for docking.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a 8 MP camera which takes still photo at a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels which is quiet useful for personal use. Image stabilization and Geo-tagging and smile detection makes photography easier on this device. The 1080p Full HD video capturing capability is a bonus for what you pay. The front camera can also take 2MP still and 720p video.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Price

Samsung Galaxy Grand price in USA: ~$400

Samsung Galaxy Grand price in India: ~ Rs-21500

Samsung Galaxy Grand price in UK: £260

Samsung Galaxy Grand price in Canada: $395 CAD

Samsung Galaxy Grand price in japan: 36,500 Yen

Samsung Galaxy Grand price in Dubai: ~1450 United Arab Emirates Dirham

Conclusion:

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a great phone for budget users. Shortcoming of this phone is low resolution display and Lack of NFC. Samsung also needed to try a quad-core processor instead of dual-core processor to lead in the market.It’s main rival micromax A116 HD has both 720p display and a quad-core processor. Despite that Samsung Galaxy Grand is not going to be a bad investment.

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