Samsung Galaxy Grand 

Released January, 2013
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4G
  • 5"
  • Dual core 1.2 GHz
The keys are well sized and spaced to allow comfortable use and the capacitive touch technology makes sure the transition between them and the screen is seamless.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)
The Samsung Galaxy Grand uses a 5" capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2013)
6.2 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Grand

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Grand
n.d.
Xperia Z
n.d.
Xperia SP
n.d.
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Grand
5.9
Xperia Z
8.3
Xperia SP
7.9
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Grand
5.6
Xperia Z
5.7
Xperia SP
5.9
Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Grand
7.9
Xperia Z
8.4
Xperia SP
8.2
Reviews from gsmarena.com, phonearena.com, techradar.com and pocket-lint.com

6.2

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Grand
6.2
Xperia Z
7.3
Xperia SP
7.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Grand

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Grand
2.7 fps
Xperia Z
15 fps
Xperia SP
13.2 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Grand
12.3 fps
Xperia Z
38.2 fps
Xperia SP
32.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

Galaxy Grand
287 min
Xperia Z
173 min
Xperia SP
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Grand


8.0
The 5” panel on the Grand DUOS is with decent viewing angles and bright enough, so you can tell what's on it outside under direct sunlight, thus the big drawback remains its low pixel density.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

You won't see the great contrast ratio and good viewing angles which come with AMOLED displays, and the on-screen crispness is a far cry from what you'll find on 5 inchers with fullHD resolution.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)
It will gladly offer a larger, crisper Super AMOLED display of 800 x 1280 pixels resolution, which is covered with Gorilla Glass to boot.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2013)
Samsung uses LCD here, instead of the AMOLED technology that goes for its flagships - the 5” panel on the Grand DUOS is with decent viewing angles and bright enough, so you can tell what's on it outside under direct sunlight, thus the only big drawback remains its low pixel density.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2013)

Camera

The camera interface is also well-known, and offers numerous scene presets, as well as a macro mode, plus various color effects to spice up your pics.
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2013)
The camera interface is also well-known, and offers numerous scene presets, as well as a macro mode, plus various color effects to spice up your pics, but no HDR mode.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2013)
The image quality isn't bad, but is far from top notch either.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2013)

Video

The graphics processor made some pretty decent scores in NenaMark 2, as it has much less pixels to power than on HD or Full HD handsets.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2013)
You can pinch-zoom the video window to adjust its size.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)
Well, 480x800 it is, which returnd 187ppi pixel density, and doesn't look good if you are used to the HD and Full HD screens of late.
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2013)

Resolution

One huge knock against stretching such a low resolution along this much screen estate is the pretty low pixel density - 187 ppi to be exact.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)
Conclusion We thought we'll be throwing up as soon as we see 480x800 WVGA resolution on a 5” screen, but in reality it is pretty usable for everyday tasks.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2013)
Up next, we'll take a look at what sets the Grand apart hardware-wise, and how well the 5" screen handles the limited resolution.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)

Cpu

The Grand features the same dual-core 1.2 GHz Broadcom chipset.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)
The dual-SIM Galaxy Grand is powered by the same dual-core chipset as the recently released Galaxy S II Plus.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2013)
The BCM28155 SoC is a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 fabrication with a homebrew VideoCore IV GPU, and the typical for A9s of yesteryear 40/45nm production method.
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Size 5"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 186 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 26,352 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Weight 162 g
Thickness 9.6 mm
Size 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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