Go big or go home. That is the name of the game. At least the game if you’re an Android OEM. Over the past 12 months we’ve seen a tremendous amount of really large phones. Some border on being comical, like the Xperia Z Ultra, while some remain within the bounds of sanity, like the Note 3. But they are all big none the less. They are all really expensive too. Up until now if you wanted a mid-range phone, you’d have to settle for something much smaller. Enter the Galaxy Grand 2, the successor to the unexpectedly popular Galaxy Grand released a few months ago.
Galaxy Grand 2, like its predecessor, aims to offer a huge screen without breaking emptying your wallet. There are obvious trade-offs on the hardware front however. Galaxy Grand 2 comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1.5GB of RAM. There is an 8MP camera with LED flash on the back, coupled with a 1.9MP shooter on the front.
On-board storage is limited to 8GB, but there is support for microSD card. The battery is relatively large at 2600mAh. The phone comes with Android 4.3, and several of Samsung’s exclusive apps. These include:
- Story Album: Organize pictures by timeline, and create and print albums all from your device
- S Translator: A translation service that provides instantaneous translations at any time
- S Travel: Provides guides and travel information for your next trip
- Sound & Shot: Record up to nine seconds of audio with your photos
- Samsung Hub: Unique content service that provides access to music, videos, games and more
- Group Play: To listen to music , share documents or play games together
- Samsung Link: Connects your devices so you can access photos, music, videos and documents from multiple locations
The phone will be available in white, black and pink in select regions.