Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 — a 5.25-inch budget phone

Samsung has just announced the existence of the Galaxy Grand 2, a 5.25-inch phone powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core chipset. The immediate obvious downside here for us to POUNCE UPON is the display resolution, which is 1280×720 — historically pretty decent, but likely to be less than perfect when viewed on a display of that size.

The phone’s also a halfway house in terms of RAM, offering a middle-of-the-road 1.5GB for apps and games to use. Again, pretty decent, but it’s clear Samsung doesn’t want to undercut its own Note series by making an alternative that’s too good…

Here’s the thing and one of Samsung’s lovely tech spec infographics:

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And here’s the words thing. This came to us from Samsung UK, so it looks like we’ll get the Grand 2 at some point:

SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES GALAXY GRAND 2

New compact smartphone combines convenient size with optimal large-screen experience

London, UK – November 25, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has today announced the Galaxy Grand 2, a device that offers an optimal large-screen experience on a portable, compact smartphone. The Galaxy Grand 2 provides improved HD viewing experience, enhanced performance, and many other intuitive features.


The Galaxy Grand 2 boasts a 5.25” screen with a 16:9 HD ratio, perfect for watching movies, playing games and e-reading. Multi Window takes multitasking to the next level by maximising the benefits of the large screen as well as enabling users to run one application in two windows at the same time.

The Galaxy Grand 2 delivers superior performance with a more powerful Quad Core 1.2GHz processor and long-lasting 2,600mAh battery, providing up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls. The dual-SIM capabilities mean that users can switch seamlessly between networks.

To provide a more intuitive experience, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes equipped with several smart features that continue to set the Galaxy series apart from other smartphone devices on the market, including enhanced camera features like Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot, as well as:

· Story Album: Organise pictures by timeline, and create and print albums all from the device
· S Translator: A translation service that provides instantaneous translations at any time
· S Travel: Provides guides and travel information for travelling
· Sound & Shot: Record up to nine seconds of audio with photos
· Samsung Hub: Unique content service that provides access to music, videos, games and more
· Group Play: To listen to music , share documents or play games together
· Samsung Link: Connects your devices providing access to photos, music, videos and documents from multiple locations

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be offered in White, and Black and Pink is available in selective regions.

Galaxy Grand 2 Product Specifications:

Network
HSPA+

Processor
Quad Core 1.2GHz

Display
5.25” HD (1280×720) TFT

Memory
1.5GB (RAM) + 8GB (Internal Memory) + microSD (up to 64GB)

*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Camera
8MP AF + LED Flash / 1.9MP (HD)

OS
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Connectivity
WiFi a/b/g/n, BT4.0, GPS + Glonass, USB 2.0

Sensor
Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall Sensor

Additional Features
ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, Story Album

Dimension
146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163g

Battery
2,600mAh

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  1. liljom

     /  November 30, 2013

    I don’t see what the problem is.
    My Note 2 has the same resolution at 5.5″ and I can’t see any pixels even when I’m reading text. Grand 2’s 280ppi is enough. Who says different either has lot lot better eyes (very doubtful), or want to sell you a new or more expensive product what you don’t need. Higher resolution needs more graphics power and consumes more power. If you have a full hd screen, but the GPU is not strong enough for some crazy 3D game, then you get WORSE graphics than on a 720p screen.

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  2. Samsung could have added more feature in this smartphone to make it better.

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  3. I guess the chipset used here in a Broadcom BCM23550, not Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with Aderno 305 GPU. Would you please confirm the chipset.

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