Samsung is set to unveil a 5-inch Android this month for those looking for a dual-SIM phone on a large body from a reputable brand.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand looks like a smaller Galaxy Note without the stylus and a less-than-stellar WVGA resolution. That’s an 800 x 480 resolution on a 5-inch TFT LCD screen for a below average 187 ppi pixel density. Not the same as the usual vibrant and sharp AMOLED screens we’re used to from Samsung.
Anyway, if screen resolution is not that big a deal for you, the Galaxy Grand sports a modest 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (exact chip still unknown) with 1GB RAM. Internal storage is limited at 8GB but you’ll have the option for microSD. It also comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of Full HD video recording and a nice 2-megapixel camera up front.
Battery is rated at 2100 mAh and the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS makes sure that your resources are more optimized than ICS. Despite the screen resolution, you’ll get a nice-looking 5-inch phone from Samsung that has the latest OS and has dual-SIM support for Php16,990. Expect this phone to be available this month in Elegant White and Metallic Blue colors.
|Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand Specs:|
|5-inch TFT LCD WVGA display @ 800×480 pixels, 187 ppi|
|1.2 GHz dual-core|
|Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Touchwiz UI|
|Dual-SIM (both SIM slots capable of 3G)|
|1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microSD up to 32GB|
|HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash|
|1080p video recording @ 30fps|
|2-megapixel front camera|
|GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Li-Ion 2100mAh battery|
|77 x 143.7 x 9.6 mm|