Samsung Galaxy Grand–My Near-Perfect Phone


I had been looking for my perfect phone until i was convinced that the Samsung Galaxy Grand GT 19082 is an ideal smartphone for me. A “perfect phone”doesn’t always expensive. It depends upon your needs and your budget.

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What makes a perfect phone?

SMARTPHONE, It’s no debate that these days you need access to the internet any where and anytime. You need a portable computer in your pocket that can store files within reach. And you need it to be connected to the net. The SG Grand has all the basic qualities of a smartphone.

CAMERA, Portability makes the smartphone viable. We are fond of documenting any thing, any where and any time. The SG Grand sports a decent 8-mega pixel rear camera and a 2-mega pixel front camera which shoot a good image during video call.

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DISPLAY, Touchscreen and high-resolution display are two most attractive features that most smartphone users are looking for. They need a phone to act as video player, reader, game console, etc. A touchscreen interface is needed for all of this. The Grand has a very responsive touch display and a screen packed with a low 187ppi (iPad Mini is 163ppi). However, the 480 x 800 WVGA resolution of the Grand on a 5-inch screen makes it lesser densed compared to other pricey smartphones. The pixels are a little bit stretched. But yet the display is still enjoyable.

SPEED, The dual-core ARMv7 processor of the Grand stays competitive with the top smartphones. In the Antutu Benchmarking below, the Grand registered at 8827 and stands at 12th rank next to SII.

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PRICE, Cheap is not always inferior. All it takes is how much you get out of your money’s worth. The Grand gives the qualities of a smartphone, a decent camera, a responsive touch display, a more-than-average speed, and a competitive price at P15,999. You can get the Grand for free under SunDroid Rush.

FUNCTIONALITY, How do you use the phone matters most in looking your ideal phone. A bonus by Samsung for Grand users is its Dual-SIM capability (both SIM can be set to 3G one at a time) and its expandable storage (up to 32GB). These features are not always found in high-priced smartphones. I have two active SIM cards on the Grand which makes me comfortable than bringing two separate phones at all times. It has also the Smart Stay and Multi-Window features which are only available in Samsung high-end phones like the Note 2 and S4.

For more technical reviews of the Grand, i recommend this site.

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