- Android 4.1.2
- 5.0 “(12.72 cm) touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels
- WLAN, UMTS, HSPA + (up to 21 Mbit / s)
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Samsung positions the Galaxy Grand Duos as “ideal smartphone for users who lead a fast mobile lifestyle and expect from your phone more.” With its display size offers the phone is definitely more than other dual SIM smartphones in the test, and is even one of the pioneers towards ever larger displays that are becoming increasingly popular.
His other performance characteristics are not outstanding, but above average, when considered in relation to the entire dual SIM market.
Given the large display, the other dimensions of the dual-SIM mobile flagship of the Koreans are pleasantly small: A mere 9.6 mm thick and 143.5 x 76.9 mm high or wide.
Much frame around the display does not exist when the new dual SIM phone that listens to the name GT-I9802, ie. The weight is 162g with not just airy, for the 5-inch device class but perfectly OK.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos however does not dissolve as the current Super Phones à la Galaxy S4 with Full HD on, but with still decent 800 x 480 pixels – that arose in the test as a perfectly acceptable out and are mainly used for dual-SIM mobile phone ratios above average.
Operating system and user interface
The dual-SIM mobile phone software is on the amount of time and provides – on a dual SIM phone – as one of only a few models ready Android 4.1.2 (aka Jelly Bean). The operating system is, however, modified in two ways: First, it already contains as supplied additional menu entries for the dual SIM management, eg for assigning traffic to the correct SIM card call settings for 2 SIM cards and more. All this is very comfortable and once you’ve done it, duration about 5 minutes, you have a very good control of the SIM cards for everyday life.
The other modification to Android in this dual SIM smartphone concerns the optical surface. As you would expect from Samsung, the Android operating system will naturally not be playing in its pristine state, but also contains the user interface called TouchWiz also the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. The is now being tested for several years and provides as usual its meaningful services.
Technology and equipment
The technology inside is also up to date and one of the leaders among the dual SIM phones. However, it does not reach the top scores of the single-SIM phones such as Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 does. Nevertheless, they can convince the normal everyday with Internet & Co., provided you do not expect top performance.
The 1.2GHz processor with dual-core has a 1 GB of RAM, which is more than in almost all other currently available in Germany dual SIM phones, the same applies when it comes to internal memory: 8 GB are firmly integrated, in addition there it has a slot for microSD cards.
Even the real Multitasiking wherein multiple apps running in parallel, and the possibility of using multi-windows, are peculiarities.
For mobile Internet is fast HSPA + available, which provided for fast surfing. At hotspots or home WLAN is possible. Wireless and data exchange via Bluetooth 4.0 is possible, whereas LTE is not in the list of features.
Very good again are the photos that you can record with the 8 megapixel camera and allows the films in full HD. Moreover, an additional front lens for chats etc. installed which dissolves with small but sufficient for this purpose 2 megapixels – here offer many other current dual SIM phone 0.3 MP on. The Galaxy Grand camera starts up in test quickly pleasing and convinced us with clean images, which is probably due to the rear light sensor and the corresponding image calculations even in the dark.
Anyone who wants to provide its geo-tagged pictures, would be just like those who want to buy a separate navigation device, via the GPS module on board.
Thus one of these power – has also long fun before – and the energy-intensive lighting of the large display Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos dual SIM mobile phone must be connected to the nearest power outlet again, Samsung is in this smartphone to a 2,100 mAh strong battery, which has passed the test for a full day before he had to the power outlet again.
The dual-SIM Control is very simple, because it is seamlessly integrated with the Android 4.1.2 system. So you can easily select the desired card straight on the info bar at the top or the example settings menu. Accessibility or parallel use is the so-called dual standby. This means that both cards have parallel reception until one of the two actually builds a network connection. In that moment – so if you like yourself or answering an incoming call – is the other SIM card is not able to establish an additional connection. But: you can receive on a SIM calls while on the phone with the other, so you do not miss calls. However, one can not make calls in parallel, but then have to finish each other’s call when a second call comes in and you prefer this and accepts.
Some particularly interesting Samsung features also uses the GALAXY Grand, including:
- Direct Call – while the phone dials automatically when high takes the device to your ear.
- Smart Alert – indicates missed calls or missed events, if you take the phone in hand.
- Popup Video – displays video in an additional, freely positionable window while continue on the screen surface including other work.
- S Voice – so we kommten the Galaxy Grand Duos in test with our voice control. Meanwhile, the function as is well known by the Samsung Galaxy S4.
How can I order the Galaxy Grand dual SIM phone?
A question that we really do not take in our tests, but which should be interesting for many in this case. Because the Samsung dual SIM mobile phone Galaxy Grand Duos has not been included by the manufacturer in the official Germany sales. Nevertheless, one can order it as Amazon, being the distributor of it such as importing from other EU countries. So even in our test model, which came from the Spain-sales. But this is no restriction in the use, because the smart phone comes factory and you can as usual Android when first starting his speech, adjust its time zone, etc.. In the use of not a feature we noticed, that would have a foreign or non-German-speaking origin suggest. Although Samsung’s decision to go directly through the German dealer is, in view of the good phones incomprehensible, but thanks to online ordering channel also relatively unimportant.
For the price of about 300 €, which is currently open on Amazon, it’s a bit high-priced but about place were purchase for anyone looking for a large-format Android dual SIM smartphone.