Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2 in November 2013 and just last month we learned that the company was going to release an LTE variant of the device. Today, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with LTE is official as it has been unveiled by the company in South Korea.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with LTE has the same specifications as the Galaxy Grand 2 model save for the addition of LTE which will make the device capable of reaching download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. In South Korea it will become available on all three carriers (KT, SK Telecom, LG U+) and costs 517,000 Korean Won or roughly US$484. During its launch customers will be able to choose a black or white option.
- 5.25-inch 16M-color 720p capacitive touchscreen; 280ppi
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
- Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps
- 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wireless Hotspot
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- 8GB of built-in storage
- microSD card slot
- microUSB v2.0
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Stereo FM radio
- Standard 3.5mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- 2,600mAh battery; user replaceable
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with LTE is a big screened device that offers blazingly fast mobile Internet at a selling price that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. In terms of physical design this device has a thin bezel and has a slightly curved shape. It also sports a fine texture finish which makes it feel more like a premium device.
In front you will find the physical home button and the beautiful 5.25-inch display capable of 720p resolution. On top of the display is the proximity sensor, earpiece, and the 1.9MP front facing camera.
At the back you will find the 8MP camera located at the top center with the LED flash and loudspeaker flanking both sides.
In terms of performance, despite using a midrange Snapdragon 400, the device still operates smoothly. This might be due to the quad-core processor used combined with 1.5GB of RAM. In several benchmarking tests conducted on the device the results show that it is close in performance to the Moto G.