Even though dual SIM card phones have been around forever, most of the designs have been an afterthought, playing second fiddle to the much better specs of the flagship single SIM superphones.
The screens were always subpar, the processors were slow, and the devices themselves were poor knockoffs of dated phones past. With the new Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, we catch a glimpse of what the future holds for dual SIM devices, and we are happy with what we are seeing. No, it still cannot match the specs of, say, a Samsung Galaxy S4, but it is definitely closing the gap. If you are considering making the switch to a dual SIM phone or upgrading your old one, here are the reasons why you should go with the Galaxy Grand 2.
Display & Design
The 5.2 inch screen boasts a high definition resolution of 1280 x 780 pixels. Compared to the paltry 480 x 800 WVGA display on the old Samsung Galaxy Grand, this is a night and day difference. Colors, text, and video appear brighter and crisper, so you can now actually watch videos on your phone and appreciate them. This very nice screen looks great in the newly designed outer shell, which trades in the slick plastic back of the past for a new faux leather with faux handstitching around the edges for a more premium feel. Not only that, this phone adds a lovely shade of pink to the predictable black and white versions for a great feminine option for the ladies.
The Galaxy Grand 2 features an A7 1.2 GHz quad core processor for better speed on a dual SIM phone than was ever offered before. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box for seamless integration of the Google ecosystem. If you are into multitasking – and clearly you are, because you have a dual SIM phone – you will appreciate the multi window feature, allowing you to operate two apps at once on the same screen. The interface on this phone is user friendly and intuitive, making it the perfect device for work, play, and more.
If you want a good camera, you are in luck with this one. The rear camera has 8 megapixels for good clarity, and you can use Sound & Shot to record a message with each picture. The front 1.9 megapixel HD camera is perfect for taking selfies and conducting video chats.
In addition to being a great phone overall, this phone has the added benefit of dual SIM card capability. Why would you want to have two SIMs? There are several reasons, including the ability to maintain a business line and a personal line within a single handset. Other users may like dual SIMs because of the travel benefits. If you frequently travel between two countries, you can use your home SIM to call people at home or have them call you without incurring roaming charges, and you can also maintain a SIM card from the country you visit to keep those calls local, as well. This may save you a lot of money in the long run.
As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a lot to offer, and its a great phone in its own right. If you need dual SIMs, you will appreciate the marked improvements to other aspects of the phone, added to its overall appeal.