Comparing Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Samsung Galaxy S2Samsung Galaxy Grand is newest entry in Galaxy series of Smartphones. On the first impression of Galaxy grand is that it is a low budget sibling of the popular Note 2. It offers option for Android lovers to enjoy the whopping 5 inch screen while still keeping their pockets intact. Let's see how Samsung's Galaxy S2 fares in terms of hardware and software. Both the phones will have their respective group of loyalists but it would be interesting to see the comparison.
Display : S2's AMOLED screen is betterThe most impressive parts of S2 was it's AMOLED screen. Though it looked little pale every time, the picture quality offered was crisp and colors were vibrant. Grand's 5 inch screen offers just 187 ppi which is just barely average. Galaxy S2's display offers same resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with better 217ppi. The AMOLED screen of S2 beats the plain Capacitive touchscreen of Grand. You could easily separate one pixel from another on the larger screen which is an indicator that the display is not upto the mark.
If picture clarity and colors is what matters to you the most, go for Galaxy S2 or if you are a fan of bigger screen and dont mind sacrificing on the picture sharpness, the Grand is for you.
Processor & O.S. - Grand gets an edgeBoth the Galaxy Grand as well as Galaxy S2 are powered by similar 1.2 GHz dual core processors. The Galaxy S2 has a Mali 400 GPU to backup its processor. Though there is not much difference in terms of processor, Grand comes with out of the box Android Jellybean 4.1 which is much better than ICS that is shipped with Galaxy S2.
Samsung yet to provide JellyBean update for S2 which means Grand gets clear edge in terms of Operating System thanks to upgrades and features like Google Now. Grand is the second Samsung phone that comes with JellyBean out of the box after Note 2.
Design and bodyWe always loved S2's design. It's slim, sleek and very light device. Galaxy Grand's bigger screen makes it cumbersome to hold but once when you will get used to it, you will enjoy the charisma of bigger screen.
In sprite of the fact that both the phones have 'plasticky' look , Grand has a touch of that 'premium' class which can not ignored. Grand is slightly heavier thanks to its size but it feels great to hold the device in your hand and look at the big screen.
Apart from these major factors, S2 has internal memory of 16 GB compared to the 8 GB of Galaxy Grand.