Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – comparison

by Jerry D on March 28, 2013

If you set the Samsung Galaxy Grand against the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus in a stat-battle, which one wins? Does the 5.0-inch display on the Galaxy Grand, outgun the one on the Galaxy S2 Plus? How speedy is the dual core processor processor under the hood? Which phone has the best camera? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions…

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus: 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 S2 Plus
Display 5.0-inch LCD 4.3-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(186.6 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(216.977 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core processor 1.2GHz dual core
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB 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 8.0 Megapixels with geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 2.0MP
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 3.0 with A2DP
Size 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6mm 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.9mm
Weight 162g 121g
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, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a stereo FM radio

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus 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 S2 Plus fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Connectivity

As far as wireless tech is concerned, the Galaxy Grand comes with 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. No 4G, however. The Galaxy S2 Plus, meanwhile, boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. 4G also isn’t included.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (0-1)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Size/Weight

In this round, we compare heftiness. The Galaxy Grand measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm, while the Galaxy S2 Plus is 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.9mm in comparison. The Galaxy Grand is the bigger phone. Checking on weight, the Galaxy Grand weighs in at 162g, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus is considerably lighter at 121g. After this round, the Galaxy Grand trails by two points going into round #3.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (0-2)

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Camera/Video

First, let’s examine the Galaxy Grand, which packs an 8.0 Megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) with extras that include: 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 two phones match each other for megapixels – the Galaxy S2 Plus also packs a 8.0 Megapixel camera with geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording. Another 2.0 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (1-3)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Display

The Galaxy Grand boasts a touch-sensitive LCD display, measuring 5.0 inches and delivering a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Packing 384000 pixels into this 5.0-inch screen results in a lowly 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 Galaxy S2 Plus has a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display that certainly loses the size battle. But the screen is only slightly smaller at 4.3 inches. The 480 x 800 pixel screen resolution is also identical. With 384000 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a higher, but still forgettable 216.977 pixels per inch.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (1-4)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Processor

1.2GHz dual core processor vs. 1.2GHz dual core processor,
— It’s a tie, one point each (2-5)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus

With five rounds gone, the Galaxy S2 Plus is out in front by 5-2. A lead of 3. The second half is about to start. Can the Galaxy Grand power back and snatch the win?

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Software

Android 4.1.2 vs. Android 4.1.2
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (3-6)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Applications

Android 4.1.2 vs. Android 4.1.2 The Galaxy S2 Plus maintains its half-time advantage. The Galaxy S2 Plus certainly isn’t going to lose this fight.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (4-7)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (5-8)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – 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 S2 Plus share the points (6-9)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus – 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 S2 Plus is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a stereo FM radio.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (7-9)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus wins! (7-9)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Grand, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 6 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: Comparable
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Comparable
The best extras: No

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