Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 Review



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One of the favourite Samsung budget smartphone just got a predecessor, it is the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. It is not too different but they are still calling it the part II anyway. The “Duos” implies a dual SIM smartphone. Only certain minor things have been changed, let’s take a look at this one shall we.


Design

So this phone comes from the ashes of the older Samsung Galaxy S Duos. They have not changed the design at all. It is still the same simple plastic built smartphone the original daddy was of Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. The Galaxy S Duos 2 has the same flexible black and the only budget smartphone worthy of a good quality plastic body. The phone has exactly the same dimensions and nothing much has changed. As it has not changed, atleast for me it strikes to be boring.

Display

There is no change in the display too. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 has the exact 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display you saw on the Galaxy Duos 1 with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. Oh come on Samsung give us something. The display looks really nice, there is no visible pixilation but you can see the gaming graphics wanting to give more but coming short. The size is a plus, they are not giving you an oversized phone which is much more pixilated. This is pretty awesome what you have here for a budget smartphone, which his quality.

Camera

I will be very honest, even the camera is the same. 5MP sensor with no change at all. The day light shots looks really nice but you can see even with proper focus it does not have the detailing too well. The low light shots look absolutely terrible, do not even try that. The colour toning is more on the under done side. It is a good enough camera for your social media sharing. That is all I would say.

Software

Here is all where the goodness of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 comes, it comes with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Duos 2 the first had a v4.0 ICS, the new one gets you the best of optimization, project butter and loads of better apps just for the v4.2. But this comes at a time world is moving on to KitKat v4.4. But this is all you will get for a budget smartphone. The UI stays exactly the same but along with the goodness of Jelly Bean.

Performance

On the new Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2, your phone gets a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and 768MB RAM. The phone is on the mid level of power, it will fuel the general apps really well but if you want to play FrontLine Commando, it is not your place to be. It does not have NFC or the latest Bluetooth version, it uses the same old v3.0. Performance wise, the phone is pretty decent.

Final Thoughts

It is really good for a budget smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 shines through it with quality forte in the bag but you should know your options because right now Moto G by Motorola is going to storm this place with better specs and better quality. Certain XOLO phones have that too! But Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is a good place to be, I would be really happy if I got one of these but I would consider elsewhere too.

GENERAL FEATURES
BrandSamsung
Model NameGalaxy S Duos 2
Model IDGalaxy S Duos 2 S7582
FormBar
SIM TypeDual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker
Handset ColorBlack
PLATFORM
Operating FreqGSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OSAndroid v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.2 GHz, Dual Core
DISPLAY
TypeTFT
Size4 Inches
ResolutionWVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color16 M
CAMERA
Primary CameraYes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 0.3 Megapixel
FlashLED
Video RecordingYes
Other Camera FeaturesCMOS, Auto Focus
DIMENSIONS
Size63.1×121.5×10.57 mm
Weight118 g
BATTERY
Type1500 mAh
Talk Time8 hrs (3G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 64 GB
Memory768 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet FeaturesEmail
Preinstalled BrowserAndroid
GPRSYes
EDGEYes
3GYes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA; HSPA+
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes
Navigation TechnologyA-GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, Supported Profiles (PBAP, A2DP, HID, AVRCP, DI, HSP, HFP, OPP, PAN, MAP, SAP)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
MULTIMEDIA
Music PlayerYes, Supports WAV, MP3, FLAC, MIDI
Video PlayerYes, Supports M4V, MP4, 3G2, WEBM, 3GP, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI, MKV
OTHER FEATURES
SAR ValueAt the Head – 1.02 W/Kg
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorsProximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic
Additional FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, 10 Indian Languages: Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Tamil, Assamese, Toggle Keyboard with a Single Swipe, Multi-tasking, Notification Panel, Flexible Widget
WARRANTY
Warranty Summary1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories



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Author: Sinha

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