Both the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo and the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos are dual SIM phones, which are generally used by people who wish to use a single phone for their business and personal contacts.
Another advantage of using such phones is that you can operate two differing mobile plans, in case of travelling a lot, so that you save on roaming costs. The Grand Duos can be bought at Amazon at about $ 280, whereas the Grand Neo is around $300.
The launch of the Grand Neo brings in some additional new features, but let’s see whether these changes are enough to encourage users to make a switch from the Grand Duos to the Grand Neo. The Grand Neo is a mid range smartphone and is a Touchscreen phone, with the Grand Duos being a Bar form device. As for dimensions, the Grand Neo seems to be slightly bigger at 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6, with the Grand Duos at 143.5 x 76.8 x 9.6 mm. The Grand Neo is also slightly heavier at 163 g, compared to the 161 g of the Grand Duos. The battery capacity in both the phones is the same. Both the phones have a touchscreen Capacitive screen with the Grand Neo slightly bigger at 5.01 inches and the Grand Duos at 5.0 inches. The screen resolution of both the phones is also the same at 480 x 800 p.
As far as the design and look is concerned, both the phones are bulky compared to the other Galaxy phones, as they offer the dual SIM option. The Grand Neo is slightly heavier. As for the screen size, both have a WVGA 5 inches TFT screen, but the resolution is low, so pictures are not very sharp.
The Grand Neo as well as the Grand Duos runs on the 1.2 GHz, a quad core processor with the Grand Neo having a RAM capacity of 1 GB. However, the Grand Duos has a lesser RAM capacity of 768 MB. The Neo also has an upgraded version of Android, with version 4.2 Jelly Bean for its operating system. The performance of both the phones is good, but there is a difference in the storage options. The storage of the Grand Neo is bigger with internal storage options of 8 GB and 16 GB variants, whereas the Grand Duos is available only with 4 GB of internal storage expandable up to a maximum of 64 GB in both the phones. The Operating system on the Grand Neo is the more advanced Android 4.2, compared to the 4.1 version for the Grand Duos.
As far as connectivity is concerned, both the devices offer support for Wi-Fi and GPS as well as Bluetooth 4.0.
Battery life is a very important feature in a dual SIM phone, as a dead battery can cause double problems for the user, with both the SIMs being disabled, as two mobile numbers are dependent on the same phone. The Grand Neo and the Grand Duos have the same battery capacity of 2100 mAh, but even this may not last long if you go in for too much browsing or other games, video and app usage. The Grand Neo also features an FM radio and this takes up a lot of the battery life when used.
The Grand Neo has a 5 MP rear or primary camera with LED flash and auto focus functionalities. The device also has a front facing camera of 0.3 MP, which is a VGA secondary camera used for selfies and video chatting. In comparison, the Grand Duos has a 2 MP front facing camera. The rear camera on the Grand Duos is, however better with an 8 MP resolution as well as a resolution of 1080p for video recording. This is an advantage in the Grand Duos, missed out in the Grand Neo.
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