Comparison of Specs
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo runs on Android 4.2 with the Duos on 4.1.2.
The Neo is slightly bigger at 5.66 x 3.04 x 0.38 inches compared to the Neo at 4.78 x 2.48 x 0.41. The Neo also weighs a little more at 5.75g compared to the 4.23g of the Duos. The Neo has a display screen of 5 inches and offers a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 186 ppi, whereas the Duos also has a screen display of 5 inches and pixilation of 480 x 800 with 233 ppi.
Both the devices have the same 5 MP rear camera with LED Flash and Autofocus, Geo tagging and Digital zoom features. The Neo also has a front facing .3 MP VGA camera for video chatting
However, the Samsung Duos also brings in other interesting features like Smile detection with its 8 MP rear camera at 1080 p for video recording, which is not present in the Neo, and a 2 MP front camera. The Duos also offers several camera options like the Panorama and Face Detection as well as Scene mode, the ISO, the White Balance and Exposure Value and so on. You can also tag photos with GPS or use the grid lines for capturing a great picture.
Comparing Grey Matter
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo runs on a 1.2 GHz quad core processor with a 1 GB RAM, whereas the Duos runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon Single Core with a meager 768 MB RAM. The Neo is also run with the upgraded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. There is also a big difference in the storage aspect. The Neo also offers a bigger inbuilt storage capacity of 8 GB along with internal storage options of 16GB compared to 4GB in the Duos. Expandable storage options up to 64GB are also offered in the Duos.
Battery life is very important in case of a dual SIM phone, as a dead battery means that both the mobile numbers on the phone are not accessible. The Neo also has a bigger battery life at 2100 mAh, compared to 1500 mAh in case of the Duos. However, the Neo also has an FM radio, which eats up a lot of the battery life. In addition, the battery life is not enough if you browse a lot or if you use the phone for a lot of calling purposes.
Looks and Design
As far as looks are concerned, both the phones seem bulky, with the Neo being a little heavier. However, both the phones have a WVGA TFT screen, with the images not being too sharp in either of them.
Both the Neo and the Duos are two stars shining in the Samsung Galaxy. The Neo offers luxurious web browsing as well as gaming possibilities. You can enjoy seamless videos applications as well as indulge in multitasking. This allows you to take and share spontaneous images. It offers a smart experience with its huge screen that makes multitasking really easy. There is also a modified keypad that can be used single handedly for calling or for texting. The dual SIM allows you to separate your work life from your personal one and take advantage of different pricing plans with an additional SIM card.
The Duos looks almost like the Galaxy S III, but is being offered at a lower price. It is an all rounder device and is reasonable at the price. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean offers a smooth experience. Media capabilities are good and the camera offers some good options. The display resolution is, however, poor and the battery life is not too good either.