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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand: A Definitive Guide

Samsung mobiles are everywhere. In fact, the whole of smartphone business is dominated by Samsung. It is not an easy game to enjoy 33% market share in a fiercely competitive smartphone market in a worldwide basis. If we take the statistics for the Android business only, Samsung enjoys a single majority share with LG being a distant second.

Experts have attributed this success to many aspects. Samsung’s innovation, early adoption of Android, addressing every need of the market, futuristic features, and robust hardware is a few reasons. Samsung mobile’s price is not extravagant, which also makes these models very affordable.

Although there are around 5 dozens Samsung models are being offered in India, two models need special mention. Latest Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Grand are two models which are making people go crazy. Let’s check the models quickly.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most advanced and most expensive model from Samsung India presently. Flaunting a 5 inch display and a stunning 440 ppi pixel density, the screen is just awesome. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is almost bullet proof. Under the screen, there is a powerful Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 or quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor sits on a Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset, coupled with a 2 GB DDR3 RAM. The dedicated graphics processor PowerVR SGX 544MP3 brings every image processing details to its finest best. Depending on the requirement 16 GB, 32GB or 64 GB storage is available. If that is not enough, you can also insert a 64 GB microSD card to increase the potential storage to 128 GB.

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The camera needs special mention too. The primary camera is 13 MP giving 4128 x 3096 pixels images with autofocus and LED flash for great images in any atmosphere. The camera is awesome too due to the amazing features like Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR. When in the video mode, the camera can record with high definition 1080p@30fps and also offers dual-video recording. Even the secondary cam is of 2 MP and can record high definition with1080p@30fps. The user can make dual video call using this wonderful mobile phone.

It can communicate in unlimited ways, or so to say. You can of course have GPRS and EDGE along with 3G connections. In 3G the speed of HSDPA goes up to 42.2 Mbps and in HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. Every mode of Wi-Fi is supported by S4 including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band and DLNA. The phone can act as a Wi-Fi Direct and also Wi-Fi hotspot.  For local data transfer, you can use the Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR and LE or the futuristic technology called NFC or Near Field Communication. There is even an Infrared port. For PC connectivity, use the microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2) or USB On-the-go. The phone can act as a USB Host which makes it nearly the most versatile device in the world.

This wonderful device runs on the latest Android OS, v4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand is a stripped down version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Firstly, Samsung Galaxy S4 is a costly device. Moreover, not everyone is willing to possess such a high end phone nor do they require. That is why Galaxy Grand was launched with lesser specifications and a much lower price tag. Do not misunderstand the lesser specification as a weak phone. The Samsung Galaxy Grand is a charming phone in its own merit. Let us have this phone analysed.

Like the richer cousin, Galaxy Grand also has a 5 inch TFT capacitative screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The ppi is a decent 187 ppi.

Galaxy Grand is powered by a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and a Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU. Fitted with a powerful 1 GB RAM, the phone comes with an internal memory of 8 GB and if that isn’t sufficient one can use microSD cards up to 64 GB, taking the whole capacity beyond 70 GB.

Galaxy Grand comes with very nice features and modes of communications. Apart from the basic EDGE and GPRS, this phone can utilise the 3G networks with a speed of 21 Mbps in HSDPA and up to 5.76 Mbps in the HSUPA networks. For Wi-Fi access this phone can do everything you want a phone to do. Capable of dual-band communication in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n networks, the phone can work as a Wi-Fi hotspot and can even use the DLNA mode. Bluetooth option is present too with v4.0 with A2DP, LE and EDR. For PC connectivity, USB connection is present too with microUSB v2.0.

For the photography enthusiasts, the camera of this phone looks lucrative too. The primary cam is of 8 MP giving an extremely detailed image of 3264×2448 pixels with autofocus and LED flash for great image quality in any weather. The excellent features, which come mainly from Samsung innovation, includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization which means even novices can capture any special moment like experts and that too with great ease.  In the video mode the camera records at 1080p@30fps and stereo sound recording. The secondary camera is of 2 MP which means excellent video calling feature.

This phone also runs on the latest Android OS, v4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

In short, if you want the best what Samsung offers and if money is not a constraint, you should go for Samsung Galaxy S4. This phone is built to blow you away. The crazy fan following and the rave reviews from pundits and lovers alike are proofs of what this phone is capable of and also what  it is delivering to the user.

However, if you are budget conscious and don’t need all the power and performance of S4, you can easily opt for Samsung Galaxy Grand. This phone looks a lot like Galaxy S4, has a big screen and gives a nice performance while not burning a hole in your pocket.

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