Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Gionee Elife S5.5
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is an extremely popular smartphone in India and is widely available. On the other hand the Gionee Elife S5.5 is an upcoming smartphone that is attracting a lot of interest. The Elife handset will release in China this month and will follow to many more countries worldwide including India. Today we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs. Gionee Elife S5.5 in a buy or wait situation.
The price of the Galaxy Grand 2 varies by region and in India it can be purchased for around Rs. 21,000. The price of the Elife S5.5 hasn’t been confirmed for India, but the price for China is 2299 Yuan, which equates to around Rs. 23,000. Both are Android handsets and we’ll give you the key specs of each.
The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The Elife S5.5 has a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor and Mali 450-MP4 graphics.
The Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution and 256 ppi. Meanwhile the Elife S5.5 has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 441 ppi.
RAM and Storage
You’ll find 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD to 64GB for the Galaxy Grand 2. The Elife S5.5 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but this is not expandable.
The Galaxy Grand 2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, and also a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. On the other hand the Elife S5.5 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 2600 mAh battery and the Elife S5.5 has a 2300 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Grand runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean while the Elife S5.5 will launch running the older 4.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Amigo UI 2.0.
Dimensions and Weight
Measurements of the Galaxy Grand 2 are 146.8mm x 75.3mm x 8.9mm and it weighs 163g. The Elife S5.5 measures 145.1mm x 70.2mm x 5.55mm and weighs just 130g.
As you can see from the above specs rundown the phones have plenty to offer and are likely to be priced pretty similarly. The Elife S5.5 is lighter, a lot slimmer, has a better display and an octa-core processor, while the Galaxy Grand 2 has the benefit of expandable storage, a larger battery, and runs a later OS.
Are you more likely to buy the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 now or wait for the Gionee Elife S5.5? Send your comments to let us know which you favour.