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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Moto X, specs breakdown

Under: Mobile Phones, Motorola, Samsung
Date: June 3rd, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 arrived early this year and is proving to be very popular, and it also comes as a dual SIM variant dubbed the Galaxy Grand 2 Duos. Meanwhile the Motorola Moto X released last year, and is another extremely popular device. Today we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs. Moto X in a specs breakdown.

Both of these are Android smartphones that are not too dissimilar in price. Pricing varies according to region and retailer but generally the Moto X is a bit more expensive than the Galaxy Grand 2. We’ll outline the key specs of each so you can see how they compare.

Processors
The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The Moto X has a 1.7GHz Snapdragon Pro dual-core processor and Adreno 320 GPU.

Display
The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch TFT display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 280 ppi. The Moto X has a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution and 312 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 1.5GB of RAM for the Galaxy Grand 2 with 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB. The Moto X has 2GB of RAM and comes in storage models of 16 or 32GB, non-expandable.

Camera set-up
The Grand 2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The Moto X has a 10-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, and also a 2-megapixel front-facing unit.

Battery
The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 2600 mAh battery while the Moto X has a 2200 mAh battery.

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Connectivity
Both phones support 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE and microUSB 2.0. The Moto X also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and NFC.

Operating System
The Grand 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean while the Moto X launched on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat.

Dimensions and Weight
The Galaxy Grand 2 measures 146.8mm x 75.3mm x 8.9mm and weighs 163g. The Moto X measures 129.3mm x 65.3mm x 10.4mm and weighs 130g.

We haven’t room here to focus on the designs and many features of these phones as well, but on specs alone it’s a mixed picture. The Galaxy Grand 2 has a quad-core processor, a larger display, expandable storage, a larger battery capacity, and is also slimmer.

On the other hand the Moto X has a faster processor, higher pixel density display, more RAM and choice of internal storage models, a 10-megapixel rear camera, and runs a later version of Android. It’s also significantly lighter than the Galaxy Grand 2.

Much of your decision between the two will depend on which aspects are most important to you, whether you want a dual SIM device, and the pricing for the region you are in. On what you’ve seen here, would you be more likely to choose the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 or the Moto X?

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Moto X, specs breakdown

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