Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro Black
When a new device or product comes into the market, according to a recent market survey, it has only 95 per cent chances of surviving, which implies 95 per cent chances are that it would not bring profit. Therefore, the concept certainly makes more sense in the mobile market, for there are so many options for the user to choose. Hence, a brand value does matter to a firm as it gives them a certain degree of safety for their products in terms of sales and that is what Samsung gets every time they release a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 is a premium smartphone from the company that holds the largest market share in the smartphone market at the moment. The gadget has a 4.7-inch TFT capacitive touch screen that has a rather low resolution and pixel density of 480 by 800 pixels and 199ppi respectively. The device also has the option of using the dual SIM facility that facilitates dual standby feature. The device may be low on display resolution, but the effect is not that apparent, and for the most part the smartphone works very well.
The dimensions of the gadget include a length of 133.3mm, breadth of 70.7mm and a thickness of 9.7mm. The 143.3 grams weighing gadget is also heavy on the hardware and software with 1.2GHz supporting the former and Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system looking after the latter. The 1GB completes a formidable device that can sustain heavy usage of some of the most hardcore applications and games. But for a heavy use of the device, a good amount of storing capacity is necessary and an 8GB internal memory should suffice and if not, there is the microSD card slot with a 32GB expansion capacity. So until now, whatever we have seen in the specs department we would assume that the rest of the configuration would also be at par, but a 5-megapixel primary camera certainly falls short of our expectations although it is not what one could call weak on pixel strength. The secondary camera is not that bad by universal standards with VGA strength allowing video calls and web chats. The internet is fast with a fast downloading and surfing speeds with features like Wi-Fi hot spot, DLNA boosting its armory while other normal data connectivity features stay intact with GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, and USB port. The smartphone is available in the colors of Ceramic White and Titan Grey. Powered by a competitive standard lithium-ion battery of 2000mAh, Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 produces a talk time of up to 11 hours in 2G and 3G alike while standby time offered is up to 210 hours.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 offers a lengthy 4.7-inch TFT capacitive touch screen that is driven by the resolution of 480 by 800 pixels and a pixel density of 199ppi. The display is lag free with decent color accuracy.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 provides as usual access to music and videos through the music and video players respectively. The user can listen to his or her favorite musical tracks in the formats of MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC player while the video player runs in the formats of MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 player. The FM radio backs the music player when it comes to access to songs through popular accessible radio stations.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 comes with a 5-megapixel primary shutter providing image snapping ability at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels. Features like auto focus and LED flash make sure that the user can capture images with accuracy and better background light. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection are features that further boost the camera department. The secondary camera of 0.3-megapixel is useful for getting some face time or making video calls online.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 supports web facilities substantially using the services of HTML5 browser, GPRS, EDGE that are built-in the device delivering a downloading speed of 7.2Mbps and an uploading speed of 5.76Mbps. Wi-Fi along with Wi-Fi hot spot are sources for elongating the web connection for more compatible devices to connect to.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 comes with a hefty internal memory of 8GB that allows a huge amount of data to occupy the device. For more space, a microSD card slot is located at the top of the gadget that can supplement the external memory even further up to 32GB. The device can also work with fast multitasking as the smartphone runs on a formidable 1GB RAM.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 provides loads of games and applications to enjoy with some of them already pre-installed in the smartphone while most can be downloaded from the Google Play Store with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system by the user's side.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 has a powerful 2000mAH standard lithium-ion battery which yields a very length talk time of up to 11 hours in 3G although the standby time takes a beating providing only up to 210 hours.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 comes with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, and DLNA in the web department providing access to loads of popular web sites and downloading options. USB port, Bluetooth, and GPRS are other connectivity options helpful in data exchange and web connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552 when compared to Samsung Galaxy Grand is little smaller in display size with 4.7 inches for the former and 5 inches for the latter. Both the devices provide 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory although the microSD card slot potential is more with Grand as it delivers a 64GB expansion limit which is double of the 32GB limit offered by Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552. Internet is much faster with Samsung Galaxy Grand while it also provides a better camera department. The primary camera is of 8 megapixels with Galaxy Grand while it is of 5 megapixels for Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552. Samsung Galaxy Grand also has a 2 megapixels secondary camera that is much stronger than the VGA secondary camera offered by Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro I8552.