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Samsung Galaxy Grand – Great Features, Humble Price!

Android has gotten really big so they have the phones that run it and Samsung has added another big screen phone to the Galaxy lineup: the Galaxy Grand Duos with dual SIM functionality. This phone was announced just a day after the Micromax Canvas HD was announced and both phones will be available in early February. The Galaxy Grand comes with innovative Samsung features like S Voice, Smart Stay, Popup Video, and Multi-Window.


The Galaxy Grand comes with a WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, 5.1-inch capacitive touchscreen that is protected by a scratch-resistant surface. The display has a low resolution for the size, but Samsung has made up for it with the other additional features of the phone.


Powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor and a dedicated graphics processor, the Galaxy Grand will make sure you never run out of performance. This processor, along with a 1GB RAM, will ensure lag-free gaming and multitasking.

Features of the operating system and software:

The Galaxy Grand comes preloaded with Android Jellybean 4.1 out of the box with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface. Innovative features introduced in the coveted Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II have found their way into the Galaxy Grand:

• The highly accurate and successful S Voice voice assistant

• Direct call: call the contact you received a text message from when you put the phone to your ear.

• Smart alert: notifies you of missed events

• Popup Video: displays the video in a floating window and allows the user to perform other tasks at the same time

• AllShare Play: share and play content on multiple smart devices

• Multi window: use two applications at the same time arranged one on top of the other

An Android phone is only as good as the software it runs, and Samsung has had a brilliant track record of releasing updates. Also, with the huge range of custom ROMs for Samsung phones, advanced users can expect some very cool stuff for this phone as well.


Equipped with an 8 MP autofocus main camera and a 2 MP high definition front camera, the Galaxy Grand will please any avid photographer. Samsung claims that the camera will have zero shutter lag and ultra-fast startup and includes a backlight sensor that ensures clear shots and HD videos even in dark conditions. Considering the camera quality that Samsung offers on its previous phones, the quality can also be expected to live up to expectations on the Galaxy Grand.

Connectivity and battery:

The Galaxy Grand features dual SIM functionality with a smart auto-forwarding feature that forwards the incoming call on the standby SIM to the primary SIM, giving the user the option of taking the call or not. It also includes the Bluetooth 4.0 module that will allow users to share a 1GB file with compatible devices in less than three minutes. The phone is 3G and Wi-Fi enabled with the ability to create Wi-Fi access points. Samsung has powered the Galaxy Grand with a 2100 mAh lithium-ion battery, quite similar to the one that powers the Galaxy SIII, ensuring a very good battery backup.

The Galaxy Grand is certainly priced higher than the rival Micromax Canvas HD, but it offers many more usability features and regular software updates / support from Samsung and independent developers. The TouchWiz user interface has received mixed reviews, but that’s what makes Samsung Galaxy phones stand out from the crowd.

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