Samsung knows the recipe for success, and every smartphone that is released on the market is sold like hot pancakes. Today we’re going to compare the Galaxy Grand Duos, its successor and the LG Nexus 5, which is a little bit more expensive, but it comes with some features in addition.
Displays and sizes
In terms of screen sizes, we, in this order, the Galaxy Grand 2 with a 5.25inches HD display that supports a resolution of 1280x720pixels, the Galaxy Grand with only a 5inches WVGA display which supports the lowest resolution between the three smartphones – 800x480pixels and the last one is the Nexus 5, with a 4.95inches FHD display, which is capable of rendering a resolution of 1080x1920pixels.
The order of the smartphones changes when it comes to pixel density. And that is because Nexus 5 has the highest pixel density – 445ppi, being followed by the Galaxy Grand 2, with 280ppi, while the Galaxy Grand duos supports only 187ppi.
As for the dimensions, we can say that the Galaxy Grand 2, with its thickness of 8.9mm is thinner than the Galaxy Duos, which is 9.6mm thick, but the Nexus 5 beats both of them with its thickness – 8.59mm.
Being bigger, it means that it weights more. We’re talking about the Galaxy Grand 2, which is weighting 163grams. Its predecessor is 1gram lighter, while the Nexus 5 is weighting only 130grams.
Both of the Samsung models have curved edges, a characteristic that is specific to most of the latest models launched by the South Korean tech giant. While the Galaxy Grand 2 has faux leather on the back, with some realistic stitches on the edge, the Galaxy Grand Duos doesn’t stand out with its simple plastic cover. The Nexus 5’s carcass is made of matte plastic, and looks very elegant.
The Galaxy grand duos comes with a 1.2GHz dual core cortex A9 processor (Brodcom BCM 28155), the Galaxy Grand 2 has a 1.2Ghz quad-core Cortex A7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor), while the Nexus 5 is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor).
The Nexus 5 is running on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS and can be upgraded to the 4.4.2 version. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is also an Android device, but it runs on the 4.3 version with TouchwiZ UI, while the Galaxy Grand Duos is running on an older version, 4.2.2. As for the internal memory, both of the Samsung models host 8GB, while the Nexus 7 has two variants of internal storage: 16 and 32GB.
All of these smartphones sport primary cameras of 8MP with LED, but the Nexus 7 has in addition features such as Optical Stabilization. While both of the Samsung models have a 1.9MP secondary camera, the Nexus 5’s front camera is weaker, of only 1.3MP.
On amazon.com, the price of the Galaxy Grand 2 is 313 dollars, the Grand Duos costs 255 dollars, while the Nexus 5 can be purchased at the price of 382 dollars.
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