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Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo vs Samsung Galaxy Core – Price and Specs Comparison


The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo was released without much fanfare, probably due to some of the weak points in the phone specifications.

The pixel density is very low with a screen size of 5 inches. It offers a 5 MP camera with an LED flash and is powered by a quad core processor.

The device weighs 163 g and is neither light nor compact when compared with other devices of 5 inches from competitors. The back no longer sports a glossy finish, but rather a matte plastic one, but it is nice to the touch. The back cover is removable, so you have access to the memory card slots and the SIM as well as the battery. The battery has a capacity of 2100 mAh and it offers a talk time of 11 hours for 3G with a stand by time of 430 hours.

Where the Fun Stops for the Neo

The fun stops here for the Galaxy Grand Neo, as the LCD screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which translates to 186 ppi. Views are pixelated or jagged and rather annoying, as much of the competition devices come with a minimum ppi of 220. However, if you are merely interested in a big screen and your main purpose is watching videos or for browsing, the Neo could be a good choice. The color representation and the viewing angles are good and you can use it for outdoor viewing as well, unless there is direct sunlight.

Samsung Galaxy Core – Mid Range Model

The Samsung Galaxy Core is a mid range device and has a screen display of 4.3”, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. The camera is a 5 MP one and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The interesting and attractive feature of this device is that it is offered in the dual SIM feature, so you can keep two SIM cards active at the same time. The TouchWiz Nature interface is also another attractive feature and with this comes all the other specifications, such as the Smart Stay, the S Voice as well as the Smart Alert. The Smart Alert will alert the user to any missed calls as soon as he picks up the phone.

The system has a memory of 1024 MB RAM and a built in storage of 8 GB, with capabilities of expanding up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD, a micro SDHC or a micro SDXC. The battery has a capacity of 1800 mAh and offers a talk time of 14 hours or a stand by time of 500 hours. In case of 3G, the talk time is 9 hours and the stand by time is 300 hours. The device has built in support of services, such as the YouTube upload and the Picasa and Google +.

Which is Better?

If you are still wondering which of the devices is better, there are pros and cons to both. The Neo has a big display of 4 inches and is run on the Quad core processor. It also has plenty of RAM capacity with 1024 MB and a speedy mobile data support with 4G supports. However, the downside to the phone is that the pixel density is very low at about 186 ppi. We are dealing with a device with a 4.2” screen, but which is quite modest in other hardware specs. The resolution is lower and the processor maxes at 1.2 GHz.

Both the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo and the Core have sensors offering voice dialing and voice commands as well as voice recording and both of them offer online internet browsing with services of YouTube and Picasa or Google+.