The recent launches from Samsung in the dual SIM category have been separated by very few features and it is also the case with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo.
They were launched only a couple of months apart, although Samsung announced them several months apart. The Galaxy S Duos 2 attempts to build on the incredible success achieved by the Galaxy S series of phones, but in a dual SIM segment.
The Galaxy Grand Neo is also a dual SIM phone, but it differs in a number of aspects from the Galaxy S Duos 2.
Dimensions and Size
The Galaxy S Duos 2 is a comparatively lighter phone and it is due to a variety of aspects. Firstly, it has only 4 inches of screen size, which is relatively modest in 2014. This is a vast difference compared with the 5 inch unit on the Galaxy Grand Neo. Despite possessing a much smaller screen, the Galaxy S Duos 2 is capable of producing rich and crisp images thanks to its 233 PPI of pixel density. It is achieved because of a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, which is incidentally the same as in the Galaxy Grand Neo.
Both phones employ the TFT display technology alone. The lack of the AMOLED or the Super AMOLED display technologies, which are primarily found on Samsung phones, is because of the phones positioning in the middle of the smartphone segment.
The Galaxy Grand Neo comes in two different versions depending upon the memory – 8 GB and 16 GB. In addition to this, the phone also supports up to 64 GB through an external memory card. The Galaxy S Duos 2 also offers the support, but it comes with only 4 GB of internal space out of which only 1.5 GB is available to the user. This makes the use of an external memory card a necessity rather than as a luxury.
The usage of an external memory card will also help the Galaxy S Duos 2 to take advantage of the powerful processor and multimedia capabilities of the phone. Due to the support for several connectivity options like Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, and 3G, both phones will be able to get content through several different means.
Support for Apps
The Android 4.2 operating system coupled with a very powerful processor allows the phone to support almost every application on the android Play Store. This is in addition to the several apps that come with the phone as standard.
The processor ratings are not different between the two phones, as they come with dual core 1.2 GHz units. However, the Galaxy S Duos 2 runs on the A9 processor, while the Galaxy Grand Neo uses the A7 unit. A slightly better RAM of 1 GB compared to the 768 MB on the Galaxy S Duos 2 means that the former is likely to be slightly faster.
A factory unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 will come at around $ 150, while the Galaxy Grand Neo will be at $ 310.
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