Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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Samsung manages to satisfy its target customers with every device they release, but, however, there may come a time where you find yourself in a situation where you have to choose between 2 Samsung devices. This may help you make up your mind if you are struggling with a pick between the Galaxy Grand S Duos 2 and the Galaxy Note 2.

Galaxy Grand S Duos 2


The measurements for this device are 10.6 x 63.1 x 121.5 mm. It comes in black or white, and is user friendly. It only weighs 118 grams, and it is comfortable to hold in one hand either during texting or calling.


It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a Cortex A9, 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor and 768 MB of RAM. It only has 4 GB of internal storage but can easily be upgraded to up to 64 GB, using a microSD card. It comes with all the standard smartphone features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS, and provides a good sound quality via its speakers, or by plugging your headphones in the 3.5 mm Jack.

Display and Camera

On this device, we have a multi-touch, TFT 480 x 800 4 inch display. The rear camera has 5 MP, therefore it’s ok for quick pictures on the spot.


The Grand S Duos 2 supports up to 8 hours of talk time and 280 hours of standby time, thanks to its 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2


The Galaxy Note 2 weighs 182.5 grams, more than the Grand S Duos 2, and  has 9.4 x 80.5 x 151.1 mm for dimensions. The body is made out of a glossy plastic and comes in several colors such as Marble White, Ruby Wine, Amber Brown, Titanium Gray, Pink or Blue.


Powered by a Cortex A9 and a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, and a Mali 400-PM4, this device runs on Android 4.1.4 but can be upgraded all the way to Android KitKat, 4.4.2. The Note 2 features 2 GB of RAM and diverse  memory options , with 16/32/64 variants that can also be boosted with a microSD card up to 64 GB. It presents the same stardard functions you can find in the Grand S Duos 2, or any other smartphone for that matter, such as Bluetooth, Wifi or GPS. A 3.5 mm jack is available for whenever you want to plug your headphones in, but the speakers are also high quality audio providers.

Display and Camera

When you buy the Note 2, you get 5.5 inches of Super AMOLED display, with a 267 ppi  at 1280 x 720 . You also receive the S-Pen, to help you navigate on the screen. 8 MP in the rear, equipped with Flash, and 1.9 MP in the front secure the camera part of this phone’s specs.


The battery in the Note 2 provides up to 35 hours of talk time and 980 hours of standby time


Even though there are some common aspects, and the Grand S Duos 2 is an ok choice for not so heavy daily duty, the Note 2 clearly takes the cake here, thanks to its better overall features and battery.


You can find the Galaxy Note 2 on at around $375 and the Grand S Duos 2 at $259

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