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

by Jerry D on March 12, 2013

What are the key differences between the Samsung Galaxy Grand and the Samsung Galaxy Premier? Is the 5.0-inch display on the Galaxy Grand a cut above the 4.65-incher on the Galaxy Premier? Does it boast a nimbler mobile processor? How do the Galaxy Premier’s vital statistics compare? Find out which one wins this big phone fight in the table and comparison below…

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier: 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 Premier
Display 5.0-inch LCD 4.65-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(186.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(315.914 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core processor 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8 or 16GB 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 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.9MP
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 68.0 x 134.2 x 9.0mm
Weight 162g 130g
Talktime 10.0 hours 10.75 hours
Standby 440 hours 600 hours
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, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

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

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Connectivity

The Galaxy Grand is a 3G/HSDPA phone with added 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. But no room for 4G connectivity. Samsung, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. You also get 4G as standard.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (0-1)

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

How thin do you like your phones? The Galaxy Grand measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm, while the Galaxy Premier is 134.2 x 68.0 x 9.0mm. The Galaxy Grand is the lengthier of the two phones by a margin of 9.3mm. Measure the weight of the duo and the Galaxy Grand weighs 162g, while the Samsung Galaxy Premier is much lighter at 130g. The Galaxy Premier is now in pole position after this round with a 2-point lead.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (0-2)

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

Samsung has built the Galaxy Grand with an 8.0 Megapixel camera that boasts autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. Oh and there’s also a 2.0MP camera on the front for making video calls.

The Galaxy Premier also comes equipped with a 8.0 MP camera along with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording. A second 1.9MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (1-3)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Display

In the display department, the Galaxy Grand features a gloriously large 5.0-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen with a surprisingly poor resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Taking its 5.0-inch display into account, plus the lowly overall pixel count of 384000, the Galaxy Grand has a barrel-scraping pixels per inch (PPI) rating of 186.6.

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 touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Premier is only a little bit smaller, measuring 4.65 inches. In comparison, there are 921600 pixels onscreen, giving the Galaxy Premier pixel density of 315.914 pixels per inch.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (1-4)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Processor

In terms of raw speediness, the Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by a dual core processor, clocked at 1.2GHz. The Galaxy Premier has a 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 chip.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (1-5)

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

At this halfway stage, the Galaxy Premier leads by 5-1, a healthy 4-point advantage. Can the Galaxy Grand fight back? The next round is software…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Software

Android 4.1.2 vs. Android 4.1
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (2-6)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Applications

Again, this is an Android vs. Android battle, so there’s no winner here.  At the end of round #7, the Galaxy Grand is still trailing by 4. The Galaxy Grand has already lost.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (3-7)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Storage

This next round is about storage. The Samsung Galaxy Grand features 8GB of storage. As for the Galaxy Premier, it’s handily available in different storage options, such as 8 or 16GB. As you can see, the Galaxy Premier provides more space out of the box with a 16GB option. This compares to the Galaxy Grand’s take-it-or-leave it 8GB. Of course, the Galaxy Grand also features a microSD slot, which supports cards up to 64GB. This will boost the overall storage to a roomier 72GB. You can expand the memory of the Galaxy Premier via the microSD slot. With a 32GB card, the maximum is 48GB.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (3-8)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Battery Life

Fully juiced, the Galaxy Grand weighs in with 10.0 hours of talktime; the Galaxy Premier in comparison boasts 10.75 hours of talktime. In terms of standby times, Samsung’s phone can last 440 hours, while Samsung’s model boasts 600 hours. Zero points for the Galaxy Grand in this section of the fight.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (3-9)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – 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 Premier is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality
— The Galaxy Grand wins (4-9)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins! (4-9)

The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Grand, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 3 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

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

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