Features Key features of the Galaxy Grand  vs Core 

screen size

If you want a big screen at a low price, the Grand is the one to consider.
Galaxy Grand | by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)

screen resolution

Galaxy Grand
800 x 480
Galaxy Core
800 x 480
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.
Galaxy Grand | by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)

memory

processor

Galaxy Grand
Dual core
Galaxy Core
Dual core
The Grand features the same dual-core 1.2 GHz Broadcom chipset.
Galaxy Grand | by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)

camera resolution

The 8 megapixel camera is the star backstage.
Galaxy Grand | by GSM Arena (Feb, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Grand

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.3" More than 15% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,100 mA·h vs 1,800 mA·h More than 15% more battery capacity
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 5.76 Mb/s Around 3.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Core

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Samsung Galaxy Core

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Significantly lighter 124 g vs 162 g Around 25% lighter
Sharper screen 216 ppi vs 186 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Grand  vs Core 

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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.
Galaxy Grand

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Grand  vs
Core 
Size 5" 4.3"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 186 ppi 216 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSDXC
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
microSDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 720 x 480 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 26,352 min 29,952 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,800 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Grand  vs
Core 
Weight 162 g 124 g
Thickness 9.6 mm 9 mm
Size 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6 mm 67.6 x 129.3 x 9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
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