Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo reaching India for Rs 19000, but how’s it compared to Grand 2?

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is the South Korean company’s practically unnecessary introduction which has been rumored for a launch in India at around Rs 19000. We say ‘practically unnecessary’ because the Grand Neo is one smartphone we don’t really need. Ask us why.

The smartphone’s specifications match those of the Galaxy Grand 2’s so closely, any enthusiast might as well be buying the latter for a slightly higher price. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is like a redundant step down from the Grand 2 which costs Rs 23000. Both handsets have 5-inch screens, though the upcoming one has a 480 x 800p resolution display unlike its rival’s 1280 x 720p panel.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

The devices embed 1.2GHz quad core processors and 64GB microSD card support. The Grand 2 has an 8MP camera, 1.5GB RAM, a 2600mAh battery and dual SIM slots. The Grand Neo comes with a 5MP main camera, 1GB RAM, a 2100mAh battery and 8GB or 16GB storage. Both phones look similar to each other and their prices put them on the upper rung of the mid-range market.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo features round-up:

– 5.01-inch TFT PLS multi-touch display
– 480 x 800p resolution
– Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS
– 5MP camera with LED flash, VGA webcam
– Quad core 1.2GHz A7 processor
– 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal space
– Up to 64GB expandability
– 2100mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 specs at a glance:

– 5.25-inch TFT HD touchscreen
– 1280 x 720p resolution
– Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS
– 8MP camera, 1.9MP webcam
– Quad core 1.2GHz processor
– 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB onboard memory
– Up to 64GB microSD card support
– 2600mAh battery
– Dual SIM

So is the Galaxy Gran Neo really required when the Galaxy Grand 2 can fill its shoes quite comfortably? You tell us. Besides, the latter looks much better with its faux leather back cover. If you’ve noticed, Samsung is even starting to ditch plastic for the textured rear casing in most of its forthcoming creations.