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

by Jerry D on March 12, 2013

Which is the best phone for you? The Samsung Galaxy Grand or the Samsung Galaxy Fame? Is the 5.0-inch screen on the Galaxy Grand superior to the 3.5-inch display on the Galaxy Fame? How big is the Galaxy Grand’s storage capacity? Which one of the two has the better camera? Get the answers to these questions in the table that follows.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame: 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 Fame
Display 5.0-inch LCD 3.5-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(186.6 PPI)
320 x 480 pixels
(164.857 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core 1GHz unknown
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 4GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
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, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 0.3MP
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP
Size 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6mm 61.6 x 113.2 x 11.6mm
Weight 162g 120g
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 Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame 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 Fame fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – Connectivity

Good wireless connectivity is vital. The Galaxy Grand features 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It doesn’t include 4G. Samsung, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G support is also a no-no.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

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

The Galaxy Grand measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm, while the Galaxy Fame is 113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6mm. The Galaxy Grand is the lengthier of the two phones by a margin of 30.3mm. Weigh the two phones and the Galaxy Grand weighs 162g, while the Samsung Galaxy Fame is 120g. After this result, the Galaxy Grand trails at this early stage.
— The Galaxy Fame wins (1-2)

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

As for photo/video prowess, the Galaxy Grand’s 8.0 MP lens features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. There’s also a front-facing 2.0MP camera for video calls.

Unfortunately for the Galaxy Fame, it boasts a poorer specification, specifically a 5.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and VGA video recording. The maximum resolution of the camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels. A second 0.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (2-2)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – Display

The Galaxy Grand features a 5.0-inch touch-sensitive LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Jamming 384000 pixels into this screen size gives the Galaxy Grand a cruddy pixel density of 186.6 pixels per inch (PPI).

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 3.5-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen on the Galaxy Fame is much smaller. It boasts a lower resolution than the Galaxy Grand, namely 320 x 480 pixels. The pixel density of 164.857 pixels per inch here is less than the 186.6 rating given to the Galaxy Grand.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (3-2)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – Processor

Performance-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by a dual core processor processor, clocked at 1.2GHz. There are no firm details about the processor inside the Galaxy Fame, although it ticks along at 1GHz.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (4-2)

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

Halfway through this fight, the Galaxy Grand has opened up a clear 2-point lead. Can the Galaxy Fame fight back? The next round is software…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – Software

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

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – Applications

Neither handset wins in an Android vs. Android battle, so this round ends in a tie. It means that the Galaxy Grand is still out in front by 2. It seems unlikely but the Galaxy Fame could still pull it back.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-4)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – Storage

How much storage space does each handset have? The Samsung Galaxy Grand offers buyers 8GB of storage as standard. The Samsung Galaxy Fame also comes with one storage option – a 4GB model. The Galaxy Grand also has a microSD interface, which can extend the overall capacity to 72GB. The Galaxy Fame’s overall capacity can also be increased to 68GB via its microSD memory card slot.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (7-4)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – 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 Fame share the points (8-5)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – 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 Fame is packed with Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (9-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Grand wins! (9-5)

The Samsung Galaxy Grand wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Fame, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best battery life: TBD
The best extras: Yes

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