Earlier this month, a new product was released on the Russian smartphone market – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 SM-G7102. The novelty can be called long awaited, because its announcement was made in November last year. The device has retained the common features of the Galaxy line and, at the same time, the phone has quite powerful technical features. One of the important advantages of a smartphone is the use of two SIM cards at the same time.
- 1 appearance
- 2 Performance and software
- 3 display
- 4 camera
- 5 battery
- 6 price
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a classic case, made in the form of a rectangle with rounded edges. Despite its large size, the phone is quite comfortable in the hand and convenient to use. At the moment, there is a white option for sale, later a black plastic model will go on sale. Along the edges of the smartphone is the edge of a shiny frame made of chrome. As with most Galaxy models, the power and volume buttons are located on the right and left ends. At the top of the phone is a headphone jack, and at the bottom of the phone is a micro-USB connector. On the front of the phone are the control buttons: two touch and one mechanical.
The rear cover, as in the Galaxy Note 3, is designed under the skin, which generally looks quite attractive and has not yet become boring for the user. On the back cover of the phone there is a room window and a speaker grill.
The Galaxy Grand 2 measures 146.6 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm and weighs 163 grams.
Performance and software
Our smartphone tests well and shows an above average result. Samsung Samsung Grand 2 G7102 has a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with a 1.2 GHz frequency per core and an Adreno 305 graphics system. The amount of RAM in the new 1.5 GB. Internal memory – 8 GB, the device also supports installing a memory slot up to 64 GB. These parameters are sufficient for the use of any applications and games.
The new model is controlled by the Android 4.3 operating system. Ownership interface installed by Samsung – TouchWiz.
The user can create seven desktops and place widgets and icons for applications. And also for the first time the opportunity for multitasking appeared, now you can open 2 applications simultaneously on the screen and, for example, you can copy photos from the gallery directly into the email application.
The model is equipped with Wi-Fi, GPS / GLONASS and Bluetooth modules. Wi-Fi keeps the signal well and without interruptions, there is no problem with data transfer. Unfortunately, LTE and NFC are missing.
The device supports two SIM cards (micro-SIM), you can switch between them in the notification menu. It is possible to give priority to SIM cards, meaning one can be used for calls and the other one can be used for data transfer.
Compared to its predecessor, in the Grand 2 model, the screen became much better. The screen uses a 5.25-inch TFT panel with a resolution of 1280×720. The colors of the screen image are bright and saturated. The image is clearly visible in the sun, regardless of the viewing angle.
The phone has two rooms: front and main. The front camera is absolutely ordinary and has a 1.9 megapixel resolution. The matrix resolution of the main camera is 8 megapixels. The camera is equipped with autofocus and LED flash. The camera takes high quality photos with a resolution of 3264 × 2448 and records videos in Full HD format. Like other Galaxy models, the camera has several shooting modes.
Some examples on how to shoot the Galaxy Grand 2.
The battery capacity installed in the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone is 2600 mAh. With the active use of the device, the game, the use of applications and other operations, a full battery charge is sufficient for approximately one working day. With an average charge level, the phone will operate for about two days without recharging. It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery.
Compared to the previous version, the smartphone has become better in terms of performance and battery capacity. The design changed slightly for the better – the back cover became more attractive. With these changes, the good news is that, for the price, the device differs from the first version by about $ 80.
The price of Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is 14,990 rubles.