Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Comparing Specs and Price

If you can’t decide if you want to buy a smartphone (for example the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2) or a phablet (for example the Samsung Galaxy Note 2), we have here a comparison between the two mentioned devices for you to figure out which is the better fit.

Display and Design

The touch screen we see featured on the Galaxy Grand 2 is a 5.25 inches TFT one which has a resolution of 720 x 280 pixels. This device’s weight and dimensions are 163 g and 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm respectively.

On the other hand, the touch screen that the Galaxy Note 2 shows off is a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED one which renders the same resolution as Grand 2 (720 x 1280 pixels). This device is heavier, weighing 183 g and it is naturally bigger, having the following dimensions: 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The processor that powers the Galaxy Grand 2 is a Cortex A7 which is a quad core that is clocked at 1.2 GHz. The chipset included in the pack in the Snapdragon MSM8226 400 model from Qualcomm. This device supports 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB whilst using a microSD card). The operating system on this smartphone is the Android Jelly Bean.

The processor that powers the Galaxy Note 2 is the Cortex A9 which is a quad core as well, but clocked at 1.6 GHz. The chipset featured on this device is the 4412 Quad Exynos one. The phablet has 2GB of RAM and it supports multiple options of internal storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card). This device also runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS.


Both the phablet and smartphone come with the same general features in this department: an 8MP rear-facing camera (LED flash + autofocus) and a 1.9MP front-facing camera.


The difference of battery life between the two devices is just an approximated time of 1 hour. The Galaxy Grand 2, which sports a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery unit, is approximated to last around 17 hours of talking time (3G). The Galaxy Note 2, which sports a Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery unit, is estimated to last 16 hours of talking time (3G).


You can find the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos at a price of $307.91, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (16GB) is found at a price of $399.73.

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