Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Review

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Samsung’s mid range phones are on the decline in markets like India. With Micromax, Xolo and the lone warrior Moto G standing in the vicinity, Samsung is desperate. In a time like this, their latest addition to the smartphones business is the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo.
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Design

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is just a replica of every other Samsung design just larger. The phone has the same design principals as that of the S Duos 2 or the Galaxy Grand Quattro and as I said, every other Samsung phone. The built is just irritatingly plastic. They need to change this. It has been years since people have been whining but somehow they just do not listen. The speakers are not that great but it works just fine.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo
This is more of a desperate move by Samsung. They have gone for a 480×800 pixel 5 inch display on Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo just like the one on Galaxy Grand. The display has the most artificially superficial colours ever. They seem to lack the natural tone. This also comes as a blessing as they have made some tweaks to enhance each pixel and hence the overall detailing looks much better than a display tagged with 186ppi density.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo offers you a 5MP shooter. The camera takes very average snaps. They then to look under done and under saturated. The overall detailing is pretty ok. It results to some noisy photos in the dark and does not work that great in challenging conditions but for a phone in mid range price, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo does a great job. It takes amazingly beautiful video in 720p HD quality.

Software

Samsung offers you a lot of features on this one. It has the look away pause feature, the feature that does not shut your screen down until you are looking at it. Another feature, that lets you use multi window for multitasking. Samsung TouchWiz and Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean account for the heart of Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo. It is an amazing phone given the perfect software features for this price.

Performance

With a Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor at it’s disposal along with 1GB RAM, it is certainly not even close to the fastest around this price range but certainly works very decently on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo. You get 16GB internal memory and an option to raise it to 64GB. Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is a very smooth phone initially but only time will tell if it holds up.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo comes for Rs. 16700

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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GT-I9060
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GT-I9062 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced 2014, January
Status Available. Released 2014, February
BODY Dimensions 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6 mm (5.66 x 3.04 x 0.38 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 5.01 inches (~186 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset BCM23550
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors White
– SNS integration
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 430 h
Talk time Up to 11 h
Music play Up to 38 h

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Review Overview
  • Design7
  • Features8
  • Camera6
  • Performance6
  • Value for money7
Total Score6.8

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Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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