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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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)|
|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)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 64 GB|
|Internal||8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM|
|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|
|Video||Yes, 720p@30fps, check quality|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– 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|
- Value for money7