Again we are here with the new device, this time its Samsung Galaxy grand Duos I9082. It was launched last month after its announcement in december. We can explain this device in just one word and that is “midrange”. Even based in “midrange” category it is well-designed and built handset with an impressive spec sheet.
Only thing we don’t like about the device is its big screen (shorter than galaxy Note Series) which is of 5 inches but not HD as it gives 480 x 800 resolution only. So let’s start without wasting any time.
Design And Display
As we all know, normal buyers gets attracted towards any device by its looks. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos design is based on Galaxy S III and Note II. Its fully plastic made. It measures to be 5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches (143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm) and weighs 162 g. All GSM SIM card and a microSD card slots are under rear cover. It can get scratches easily as its rear cover has a motley like pattern.
As mentioned above it has 5 inch Capacitive TFT Touchscreen with 16M colors. It can give resolution of upto 480 x 800 pixels having 187 ppi (pixel density). Overall my display experience with the phone is good. It gives sharp and crisp quality images on screen.
Hardware of Galaxy Grand Duos is the best part of it. You can play games, internet surfing, do anything else without any lag. On papers its powered by Dual core processor, clocked at 1.2 GHZ with 1 GB of RAM. Its Soc is ARM Coretex-A9 MPCore which support NEON video decoding and ARM TrustZone technology. It has Broadcom Video Core IV graphics processing unit.
Its hardware looks to be excellent but not faster than the Galaxy S III or Note II. Its top notch phone at mid range price for all type of tasks.
It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean but there are no news about its upgrade to Android 4.2. You will get Google now, Project Butter, Multitask and all other luxuries of Android 4.1.2. Along with it user interface is tweaked with TouchWiz which is packed with in active task manager, active lock screen ticker, S Voice, S Note are pre installed, and motion activations, and camera launch from the lock screen.
Grand Duos 8 megapixels camera is backed up by Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) along with LED flash. Its image qiality inside and outside both are excellent. You can even shoot videos of 1920×1080 (1080p HD) resolution. Similarly like other features its camera User Interface is also much like Galaxy S3.
Even there is 2 MP front shooter also which is present for video chat there. Images taken by both the camera are good enough accordingly its sensor.
Additionally, if your device got some dust in Camera lens than check out our how to clean camera lens article.
There are many other features present in the 5 incher device. Its battery is of 2100 mAh which can give you backup of upto a day with normal usage.
In connectivity it supports 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz bands of GSM. While UMTS can work with band frequencies of 900, 1900, 2100 MHz. As it is 2G, 3G and 4G powered so it also have support for HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS.
There are also as usual sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass along with Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording features.
Overall Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is good device having all features which mid range device needs to have. We think its priced little bit higher accordingly its working, sensitivity and performance. It also have better build quality than its other brother and sisters in the same range. overall its a good deal priced at US $ 399 or INR 21000 in India.