Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on April 7, 2013

What are the important tech differences between the Samsung Galaxy Grand and the Samsung Galaxy Express? Does the 5.0-inch display on the Galaxy Grand, outdo the Galaxy Express’s screen? Is the Galaxy Express’s 9.3mm-thick casing eye-catchingly thin? Read on to find the answers to these questions…

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Samsung Galaxy Grand VS Samsung Galaxy Express
Display 5.0-inch LCD 4.5-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(186.6 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(207.333 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core processor 1.2GHz dual core (unknown)
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G No LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6mm 69.1 x 132.2 x 9.3mm
Weight 162g 139g
Talktime 10.0 hours TBC
Standby 440 hours TBC
Extras Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a TV-out

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Connectivity

The innards of the Galaxy Grand come packed with 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. No 4G though. As for the Galaxy Express, Samsung has built it with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi as standard. There’s also 4G connectivity where available.
— The Galaxy Express wins (0-1)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Size/Weight

Let’s put the two phones side-by-side… The Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Express are 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm and 132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3mm respectively. Overall the Galaxy Express is the slimmer phone. In terms of weight, the Samsung Galaxy Grand weighs 162g, while the Galaxy Express is 139g. The Galaxy Express powers into the lead. But there are still eight rounds left.
— The Galaxy Express wins (0-2)

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Camera/Video

The Galaxy Grand’s 8.0 MP lens features an array of goodies such as: autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. Photos taken with the camera will have a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. There’s also a front-facing 2.0MP camera for video calls.

The Galaxy Express’s 5.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 720p video recording) is no match for the Galaxy Grand’s. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.3MP.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (1-2)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Display

In terms of screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Grand incorporates a 5.0-inch (480 x 800) LCD display. It has 384000 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at a below average 186.6 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5.0-inch LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 186.6.

The 4.5-inch touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Express is 0.5 inches smaller. The screen resolution is also 480 x 800 pixels. With 384000 pixels on the 4.5-inch screen, the pixel density is a dull 207.333 pixels per inch.
— The Galaxy Express wins (1-3)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Processor

1.2GHz dual core processor vs. 1.2GHz dual core (unknown)
— It’s a tie, one point each (2-4)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express

We’re halfway through this fight and the Galaxy Express leads by 2. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Galaxy Grand good enough to fight back?

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Software

Android 4.1.2 vs. Android 4.1.2.
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (3-5)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Applications

Android vs Android. Version 4.1.2 (at launch) vs version 4.1.2. No winner here, it seems and with three rounds to go, the Galaxy Express is still in the lead. It looks like the Galaxy Grand is going to lose this fight.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (4-6)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Storage

As for storage… The Galaxy Grand includes 8GB of storage. The Samsung Galaxy Express offers exactly the same. Neither one has an immediate storage advantage. The Galaxy Grand also boasts a microSD slot to increase the maximum capacity to 72GB. While the inclusion of a microSD expansion slot on the Galaxy Express bumps up the capacity to 40GB.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (5-6)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Express share the points (6-7)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Express – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Grand also includes Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Galaxy Express is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a TV-out. A late fightback by the Galaxy Grand!
— The Galaxy Grand wins (7-7)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie! (7-7)

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