Galaxy Grand 2 announced: 5.25-inch, quad-core, and Android 4.3

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 25, 2013

samsung galaxy grand 2

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2, the sequel to the Galaxy Grand, a mid-ranger that launched eleven months ago to good sales in emergent markets like India and China.

The Grand 2 is an all-around improvement over its predecessor, bringing a bigger and sharper screen, a quad-core processor (instead of the dual-core on the Grand), and a bigger battery. Still, while the screen size puts the Grand 2 in the vicinity of the flagship Note series, this is still a no-nonsense midrange device. The processor is likely a Snapdragon 200 model from Qualcomm, the screen is 720p, and the rear camera features an 8MP sensor.

Galaxy Grand 2 specifications




Quad Core 1.2GHz


5.25” HD (1280×720) TFT


1.5GB (RAM) + 8GB (Internal Memory) + microSD (up to 64GB)*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.


8MP AF + LED Flash / 1.9MP (HD)


Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)


WiFi a/b/g/n, BT4.0, GPS + Glonass, USB 2.0


Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall Sensor



ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, Story Album


146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163g



Galaxy Grand 2 images

The 2600 mAh battery of the Galaxy Grand 2 should take you through 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls, says Samsung. There’s no LTE support, but that likely won’t be a major problem for the target audience of this phone. Speaking of which, the Grand 2 can equip two SIMs and its paltry 8GB of internal storage can be extended with up to 64GB through the microSD card slot.

On the software side, buyers will get Android 4.3 with Samsung software features added, including Group Play, S Translator, Samsung Hub, Sound and Shot, and camera features like Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in white, while black and pink versions will sell in some select regions. Samsung did not reveal more details on the phone’s price and availability.

  • Balraj

    That is a quad core a7 processor right ?
    S400 ? Moto g is better, seriously….

    • Nathan Buffington

      this phone has a bigger screen, better camera, bigger battery, more RAM and has HSPA+.. This wins by a long shot especially with some useful Samsung additions

      • Balraj

        Just two upgrade.. 0.5gb ram n 720p
        But will you pay 20k + inr for a quad core cortex a7 processor ?
        Btw most of the add-on is useless..ofc it will sell well cause sammy will market it like hell..But still not great compared to moto g
        That’s a well priced phone, this is going to be overpriced

        • AssToast

          It has different target audience, some people just want a bigger screen

          • Balraj

            True..ppl without tech knowledge can be fooledreasily.. they will think this quad core processor is same as one’s in flagship devices, many ppl want big screen, note like
            I agree with you

          • AssToast

            Yep, its sad to see alot of people fall into Samsung traps, i too fell into their trap when i got the first smartphone im using right now, the old S3 Mini which the STE SoC, its a piece of garbage

          • Leonardo Rojas

            The four cores is a trap too. Barely used -.-

          • Balraj

            ppl with out tech knowledge must do research..same case with few of my friends, they believe mediatek processor are better than Qualcomm..
            You just can’t argue with such ppl..That’s the advantage these oem have, they succeed with flying colors
            Just say quad core but don’t mention anything else lol

  • Luka Mlinar

    We forgave the G2 for the 0.2 because it has onscreen buttons. This phone however does not.

  • Benjamin

    Damn! It has a larger battery capacity than my Xperia ZL.

    • Leonardo Rojas

      Hey! How much lasts your ZL’s battery? Mine, barely, for 8 hours! Would you like to send a request to Sony about the Media Server service to shut it down? It consumes so much battery for nothing! I’ve sent one request about it at the Sony support forum for the ZL.

  • asdf

    please tell me this doesnt mean galaxy s5 is going to come with a 5.2+ inch screen….5 inches really is the perfect size

    • Balraj

      Only if s5 design is completely changed, they design language is boring…

    • Anthony O’Connor

      Perfect size for you maybe…

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Lmao that’s a nice screen size for a mid range if it had 2gb ram it’d be a winner

  • Neil Coutinho

    How does this get Android 4.3 while the S3 is still waiting for the update???

    • diveek

      So that the customers give more response to the device

  • The processor can’t be Snapdragon 200 or even Snapdragon 400 because those chipsets don’t support 1080p video recording, whereas the Grand 2 can record in full HD. I am suspecting that Samsung is using either Broadcom or MediaTek solution for that. :D

  • CuriousTech

    are there any software upgrades available for this ? …. will it get atleast Kitkat and what about lollipop for this mobile ?