Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 Metallic Blue
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 is one of the handsets that is blessed with a capacitive touchscreen display and is available at a budget price. This droid is a mid-range smartphone with a hard plastic body and a removable back cover for battery access, resembling Samsung’s previous best selling Galaxy SIII. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos has a bigger screen of 5-inch TFT LCD touchscreen than Galaxy S III but offers a relatively low resolution of about 800 x 480 pixels and 16M colours. As a result, the screen’s pixel density is also low, that is, of 186 pixels per inch. The device comes with a 1GB DDR2 RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable with an in-built microSD card. Talking about the processor, we can say that Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is bestowed with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor that enables smoothing fast screen transition, multitasking of processes, speedy web browsing, and superior graphics.
The handset flaunts dimension of 143.5mm x 76.9mm x 9.6mm and weighs 162 grams. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos runs on Android 4.4.1 KitKat that offers amazing features like Direct Call, Zero Shutter Lag camera, S Voice, Pop up Play and Multi-Window. Regarding the internet access, the gadget has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, DLNA, Tethering, connecting port of USB 2.0 and Computer Sync. The phone offers 3G and 2G networks. For capturing images, there is an 8 megapixels primary rear camera, which offers video recording in 1080 pixels. With this, there is also a 2 meagpixels secondary front facing camera to ensure excellent 720p video calling. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 is a resourceful device that gratifies you with ample regular as well as entertaining functions including inbuilt FM radio with RDS, Google Play Store, inbuilt MP3 audio system, Twitter, Facebook etc.
This handset comes loaded with many games and enables downloading of choicest games. This smartphone draws its power from li-ion 2,100mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 comes in two models; a GT-I9082 (dual SIM) and GT-I9090 (single SIM). Overall, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is a nice option to choose from a whole slew of high-end smartphones available in the market.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 adorns Android 4.4.1 (KitKat) operating system. This operating system supports a number of applications such as ‘Smart Alert’, which shows missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone, ‘Direct Call’, which enables the users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear, ‘S Voice’ that lets you to control the phone using your voice, ‘Popup Video’, which allow users to watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while working on other tasks and ‘AllShare Play’ that allows you to share your data and files with other Samsung devices using a single account. Regarding the processor, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor provides faster data processing.
The integrated accelerometer sensor automatically rotates the user interface. The handset supports multi-touch input method, which enables its user to use more than one finger on its user interface. This gadget is loaded with a 5 inches TFT LCD touchscreen that comprises of a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The predictive text input is one of the finest features given in this handset. Besides that, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos comes with proximity sensor that enables the display to be turned off automatically.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 is blessed with amazing multimedia features that provide great performance. There is music as well as video players inbuilt into the handset that gives quite satisfactory output. The handset also supports FM radio with RDS. The messaging feature includes Email, MMS, IM, Push Mail apart from the ubiquitos SMS.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 comes with dual cameras that is, at the back of the gadget, there is a 8 megapixels camera snapper with LED flash support, and at the front, there is a 2 megapixels secondary camera to enable live video chats with your family and friends. The resolution of the rear camera is of 3264 x 2448 pixels. The videos can be recorded with a resolution of 1080p at the rate of 30 frames per second. The features that enhance the shooting experience are face detection, Autofocus, Smile detection, image editor and Geo-tagging. The video player in Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos can play WMV, MP4, H.263, H.264 files.
Regarding the Internet support, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 offers both 3G and 2G networks. Features like GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot are present to allow access to the net easily. The device comes with Maps, Google Search, You Tube, Gmail, Google Talk and a Social Hub, which offers instant access to all major social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 is blessed with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. This internal memory can be easily expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card in order to store huge amount of media files like music, songs, and images.
Applications and Gaming
The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 is backed by the latest Android 4.4.1 KitKat OS that supports ‘Samsung App Store’ for downloading of games and apps. The app store is growing at a pretty fast pace, and in no time shall have quite a large number of apps. With all this, the handset comprises of Samsung Hubs, which delivers on-demand movies. A few games and music are preloaded in the handset. The smartphone sports a few wonderful features that make the phone stand out of the heap. Some of these exciting features are Direct Call, Smart Stay, Popup Play, Smart Alert, S Voice, Face and Voice Unlock.
A standard Li-ion 2100mAh battery powers Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 wherein, one gets a standby time of up to 440 hours and a talk time of up to 10 hours and 10 minutes. You can also browse web for long hours and play multimedia files without fearing about battery drainage. Therefore, we can say that with this battery, we can easily access the gadget for longer time.
If we talk regarding the connectivity part, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 can be easily connected to other compatible devices and Internet. The gadget supports 3G, HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR and LE. With all these, there is a GPS trans-receiver along with A-GPS support and GLONASS. One can also connect the handset using the microUSB 2.0 slot.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 when compared to Google’s LG Nexus 4 comes powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, which is nothing compared to LG Nexus 4's quad core processor that clocks at 1.5GHz and sports 2GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 comes with Android v4.4.1 KitKat OS whereas LG Nexus 4 is blessed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Samsung Galaxy Grand has 8GB of built-in memory and you can add 64GB of external memory to it whereas, LG Nexus 4 is available with 8GB of built-in memory with an expandable 16GB variant. However, the smartphone can battle Google's LG Nexus 4. To click pictures, this handset is blessed with an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera whereas Google Nexus is loaded with 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera.