Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Grand Prime India specs shootout


Samsung smartphones are popular buys in India and the Galaxy Grand 2 released a while back and has been another success for the company. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a new phone, and because of the brand is also likely to generate plenty of interest among buyers. Today we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs. Grand Prime in an India specs shootout.

These are both Android dual SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphones that are close in price so comparing the two should be interesting. We’ll give you the key specs and more of each so that you can see how they stand up against each other and what they both have to offer.

The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. The Grand Prime has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU and Adreno 306 CPU.

The Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 280 ppi. The Grand Prime has a 5-inch display with resolution of 960 x 540 resulting in 220 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that’s expandable to 64GB via micro SD for the Grand 2. The Grand Prime has 1GB of RAM and also 8GB of internal storage expandable to 64GB.

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 Grand Prime has the same arrangement for the rear camera but has a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.

Both phones have a removable 2600 mAh battery.

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The Grand 2 supports 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Grand Prime supports 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
The Galaxy Grand 2 launched on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat. The Galaxy Grand Prime runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Dimensions and Weight
The Grand 2 measures 146.8mm x 75.3mm x 8.9mm and weighs 163g. The Grand Prime measures 144.8mm x 72.1mm x 8.6mm and weighs 156g.

When the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 arrived for sale in India it was priced at Rs. 22,999. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime recently launched at Rs. 15,499. However, as the Galaxy Grand 2 is an older phone it can now be found from around Rs. 16,999 depending on retailer and color option, while the Grand Prime is on sale from around Rs. 15,100, so they are now closer in price.

We haven’t taken into account the designs of these two phones so that may also play a deciding factor if trying to choose between them. However, they both have that familiar Samsung Galaxy look so that may not help you too much. The Galaxy Grand 2 is pictured below with the Galaxy Grand Prime pictured above. Considering the specs it’s a pretty mixed picture as you can see from the above.

For example the Galaxy Grand 2 has a larger display with higher resolution, more RAM, and supports DLNA. On the other hand the Galaxy Grand Prime has a higher-megapixel front-facing camera, and is marginally slimmer and lighter and also slightly cheaper, but there really is very little between them overall.

When you’ve gone through the above specs breakdown it would be interesting to hear your views on this choice. Would you pick the older Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 or the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime? Let us know by sending your comments using the box below.

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