When a new phone manufacturer tries to enter the market, it’s hard to beat the competition, because there are so many devices with unique specs and features and to convince the consumers to buy your smartphone, you must bring something new, at a low pricing. And entry level phones are firstly introduced in a beginner circle, where they have to make a good impression. Samsung’s Galaxy Trend Plus and Grand S Duos 2 were two of the newcomers that managed to win the audience’s hearts.
Galaxy Trend Plus
Let’s talk about the Galaxy Trend Plus, an entry level phone which costs 165 dollars and has a 4.3inches TFT display with the resolution of 480x800pixels and supports around 217ppi. The phone is weighting only 132grams, so it’s very light and comfortable to hold, considering that its sizes are 129.7x66x9.5mm.
But, the most important part is the processor, which is dual core and clocked at 1.2GHz, which runs decently and allows you to access all kinds of applications without giving you any headaches, because the RAM capacity – 768MB is high enough to speed up the device.
As for the operating system, you’ll find that it runs on Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean). The internal memory is only 4GB, but to get additional storage up to 32GB you’ll have to buy a microSD card.
You can take decent pictures with the 5MP camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash, and for video calling, you can use the VGA front camera. Samsung had to integrate a Li-Ion 1800mAh battery which has a disappointing talk time of 9hours and it withstands 320 hours in stand by mode.
Galaxy Grand S Duos 2
This phone has a relatively smaller display at 4inches, which is also TFT and supports the same resolution, but the pixel density is 233ppi. The pricing for this model is 175 dollars and we can’t really say that the device is an entry-level, because it targeted the emerging markets. This mid range phone has impressive features such as a dual core 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor, a chipset – BCM 28145/28155 and a GPU – Broadcom VideoCore IV, which the Galaxy Trend Plus lacks.
The internal memory and the Ram capacity are identical and the operating system is Android 4.2. The phone performs well, although the battery life is mediocre, offering 8 hours of talk time, but that’s because the capacity is lower, 1500mAh. We’re not sure why Samsung opted for such a weak battery, but maybe it’s because it had to make some compromises in order to fit in the price.
The rear camera is 5MP with the same features and the front camera is VGA. Overall, the images are decent, so you shouldn’t complain about the quality when the phone is so cheap.
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