Full Review of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 : Pros and Cons

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Samsung Galaxy Grand is the powerful as well as sleek Smartphone which is recently launched by the Samsung. This Smartphone also seemed to continue the style introduced by S III. Now the changes came in Galaxy Grand that we did like to have. This is the review section for the Samsung Galaxy Grand and we will present you full description of this Smartphone along with good and bad point of Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Let’s move on with the Specification of Samsung Galaxy Grand, so these are like this:

Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy Grand

  • General Connective Features: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz but this support is only for SIM 1
  • HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Dimensions: 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight:  162 g
  • Display: 5 inch with 16M-color WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) capacitive touchscreen.
  • CPU: Powerful Dual-core ARM Cortex A9 1.2 GHz processor.
  • GPU: Broadcomm VideoCore IV.
  • RAM: 1GB.
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Memory: 8GB storage.
  • Memory Expandable: microSD card slot, upto 64 GB.
  • Camera: 8 megapixel Rear Camera.
  • Video Recording: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps,
  • Extra Camera Features: LED flash, auto-focus camera with face detection, touch focus and image stabilization.
  • Front Camera: 2-Megapixel front facing camera, with video-calls support.
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Bluetooth:  Bluetooth 4.0+HS
  • USB Ports: MHL-enabled standard microUSB port.
  • GPS: GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, USB port for Charging and DATA Transfer.
  • Extended Support: FM radio, USB-on-the-go Support.
  • Sensors: Built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor and gyroscope sensor.
  • UI: TouchWiz 5.0 Nature UX.
  • Codec Support: DivX/XviD codec support.
  • Price: Rs. 21500

Galaxy Grand Review

Pros And Cons Of Samsung Galaxy Grand:

PROS:

  • Large 5-inch screen.
  • Dual SIM version (GT-I9082)
  • Full HD video recording 1080p at 30fps.
  • Run latest Android operating system: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Powerful camera (8 MP).
  • NFC support
  • 4G LTE

CONS:

  • Plastic chassis is not great as of Note II and S III.
  • Handling of the phone is not good as were in Note II and S III.
  • Pixel Density is low i.e., 187ppi.
  • No AMOLED Display.
  • There’s no dedicated camera shutter key.

Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082  Review

General

Samsung has built its device at 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm which is the thinnest 5 incher we’ve seen. The thickness has been maintained to 10mm. It weights at 162g, which is relatively good for a device of this large 5-inch display. Galaxy Note II and S III both has relatively good plastic chassis than that of in Grand. The logo of “Duos” has been sustained in the Grand Duos version i.e. is only present on the I9082 model. Looking at the front panel there is a series of Sensors and 2-MP front camera. Left side of the device there is volume rocker. Right side there is Lock button and the same is used for unlocking the device.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Grand uses a 5″ capacitive touchscreen display of 480 x 800 pixels resolution. Pixel density of Samsung Galaxy Grand is pretty low, I meant that it has – 187ppi to be accurate. There is no AMOLED displays so you will not see the great contrast ratio and good viewing. There is no further High-end HD Screen resolution comparison as there is no AMOLED display, but it display more than it worth.

Controls and handling

  • We can easily find three keys under the large screen i.e., the capacitive Menu and Back keys on either side of a hardware Home button.
  • Above the display you can find the earpiece, some sensors and the 2 megapixel front facing camera.
  • The top of the phone features just the 3.5mm audio jack.
  • At the bottom are the microUSB port and the mouthpiece.
  • The microUSB port supports MHL, enabling HD video out up to 1080p and multi-channel audio output which makes you feel like GRAND.
  • There’s no dedicated camera shutter key.
  • The 8 megapixel camera lens, LED flash, and loudspeaker are present on the back panel of the device and there is not any changes bought considering S III or Note II.
  • Underneath the battery cover, you’ll find the two SIM compartments, as well as the microSD card slot.
  • The secondary SIM on the dual-SIM I9082 model is accessed from the bottom right and is swappable, although you have to remove the back panel of inserting it.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Side Review

 

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with an 8MP camera capable of capturing photos at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels means full HD. It has an LED flash to assist it in low lighting conditions or at the night. The good feature you are having in the stock Camera app that you can pick any four shortcuts to put in the camera mode. It made you damn easier to access the frequent options chosen by you to assist in the handling. Another one is the Setting option which you will find always attached. You have various kind of features like: touch focus, smile shot, continuous shot, and panorama mode and can snap photos during video recording but at only 720p resolution not I the 1080p because it will access the device full power to give it greater fps.

Battery

  • Grand has Li-Ion battery of 2100 mAh.
  • It gives you talk time backup of 10 hrs (3G).
  • And in Stand By mode of 440 hrs (3G).

UI (User Interface)

The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean preloaded from Samsung. This is also skinned with the latest TouchWiz launcher and dubbed Nature UX. Thus the UI is quite similar to that you will find in Galaxy S III mini and S II Plus. The Jelly Bean made a charm to Grand and Samsung made the beyond the obvious benefits to the user experience compared to stock Android. They have taken advantage of the same premium combination that powers the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II and made a Mid-range monster.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos UI Apps

Locksceen

The lockscreen in Grand have “tap and drag in any direction to unlock” mode which can can be thus changed as it runs on Android. And there’re ripples accompanied by water-drop sound as you drag your finger through the screen to unlock. Additional unlock routines provided also – motion, face and voice among them. You have three customizable lockscreen shortcuts, and you can drag one to activate the corresponding app. Grand contains only three is rather odd since on the Galaxy S III there are five for the same.

Android Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Launcher and Nature UX

Homescreen

The notification area is quite featured which offers a quick toggles for Wi-Fi, GPS, Silent mode, Screen rotation, Bluetooth. You can swipe to the side to get even more options for accessing like: Mobile data, blocking mode, Power saving and even Multi-Window support which was a great reason for the achievement of Note II. The down side it toggles for the brightness slider, which is thus completed with an automatic mode checkbox. There are also a couple of other useful things you could notice like the Settings shortcut in the upper right corner, the time/date to its left and the carrier name at the bottom.

Widgets

Jelly Bean comes with a selection of widgets, with some custom additions by Samsung. The widgets are resizable too. Widgets automatically swiped when you’re reorganizing the homescreen of the device.

Task Switcher

Once you get several apps running, you can use the task switcher to go back and forth between them. It’s a Jelly Bean-style vertical list with a screenshot and a name for each app. Swiping an app sideways removes it from the list. There are three buttons at the bottom of the list. One to bring out Samsung’s task manager. One to launch Google Now. Kill all apps button to end all the task running.

Dual SIM UI

The dual-SIM interface is what’s been added to this particular Galaxy. Allowing you to select which SIM card you wish to dial numbers from (which displays as a number on the taskbar), as well as which SIM’s data service network to use. You can also quickly switch between both SIM cards from the notification area.

Galaxy Grand Duos Dual SIM

MEDIA INTERFACE

Gallery

The Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with the default Jelly Bean Gallery with some additional TouchWiz experience which makes it quite good. Besides Album view, photos can also be sorted by Location, Time, Person (photos with tagged faces) and Group. When viewing a single photo, you’ll find several sharing shortcuts and a delete button above the photo make is a default function available in Jelly Bean OS.

Music Player

Galaxy Grand employs the same TouchWiz-ed music player of Music on the device as well as for other connected device. It has enabled equalizer presets along with the sound-enhancing SoundAlive technology, which features 7.1 channel virtualization which is now Omni present in Samsung Devices. Grand also offers you the new Music square feature which is quite similar to the SensMe feature found on some Sony smartphones. It automatically rates a song as exciting or calm, passionate or joyful and places those tracks on a square. Songs on devices connected to your Wi-Fi network are as easy to get to as locally stored songs.

Video Player

In the Video Player of the Grand It offers several view modes – grid, list, folders and nearby devices (which accesses DLNA devices). You can pinch-zoom the video window to adjust its size of the video in the video player. The video player lets you squeeze the best viewing experience out of the screen – you can adjust video brightness, Auto play next, play speed, SoundAlive and enable subtitles.

  • Sherif

    is moving apps from internal to external memory disabled as in galaxy s dous?

    • TechnoDify

      The sock apps supplied by Samsung cannot be swapped from internal memory to SD card and other can be swapped.

    • mayank

      can we listen memory card songs through music player

      • TechnoDify

        @mayank yes!

        • abhinav

          i have heard it dont supports many android games
          with which phone i should compare it

          • TechnoDify

            There is no problem for Android Games on this phone. They run smoothly and Ya! It has 8GB of Internal Storage.

          • Priyum

            Does it really has nfc ??? i heard that it does not ….. plz rply ….

          • Sony Thomas

            No NFC shown on my phone !!

  • iti

    this is a major drawback with grand thatbyou cannot move apps downloaded from google store to sd card.tgis will lead in lagging after one has installed sufficient amount of apps on the phone.still indecisive should I go for it or not?

    • TechnoDify

      At this moment if you don’t like Micromax Canvas HD, then you can go for this phone as it is also the best one present in the market….!!!

      • harsha

        routing can be done btwn internal n external memory..no such drawbak..m usin it n its awesome..check it out in you tube

  • anil s nair

    what about call record?

    (Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082)

  • sachin mahajan

    how can we move apps in sd card in galaxy grand duos ?

  • Vikas

    Does it support all the HD games? NFS and all ??

    • http://www.facebook.com/ravishahforyou Ravi Shah

      yes it is

  • http://www.facebook.com/ravishahforyou Ravi Shah

    is that support NFC ?

    • xcom

      yes

      • xcom

        update.. not in the international version..

  • xcom

    its a nice post..
    best i’ve seen… till now..
    specially about you mentioning about the MHL connectivity(i guess its the 5 pin one)..!!!
    it kinda din’t reflect anywhere….thankz..!!!

    • TechnoDify

      Your most welcome……:)

      • Ashish

        I dnt see MHL connectivity in Grand ..any thought on this ?

  • bikash

    Samsung Galaxy Grand duos 19082 in this mobile the you can not moves any apps to SD card this is the biggest demerit in this phone. After 4 GB internal memory you can not moves any games which large . This is the biggest limitation in this mobile.So I not like this phone.

    • TechnoDify

      Ya! That’s true!

  • nawaz sheriff

    Does this phone really have 8gb internal storage? Cause it shows just 4gb on the phone

  • thanveer

    can we get move to sd card option in galaxy grand

  • Bala

    Hi I’m finding it really tough playing the songs on the memory card.Can play only one song at a time.And also if I can’t store all my 600 songs on the phone as it is only 4gb internal memory!!! pls help i’m a song addict!

  • Priyum

    Does it really has nfc ??? i heard that it does not ….. plz rply ….

    • TechnoDify

      Yes, It has NFC

      • sano

        I didnt seen ant nfc option in my phone

  • mag

    3G is not working.help :(

  • sunil

    my services is not working.when i download a song from my music it charges 10.Rs per Song.Help..

  • Anji

    how to delete folder from screen of samsung galaxy grand

    • matt

      you can delete it by pressing the folder to your screen and when it comes fully drag-able move it to delete icon.

  • mizzmakeup

    hi, regarding data network. can i use sim1 purely for cellular data and sim2 for my main network?

  • sandy

    Can internet be used only from SIM 1 & not from SIM 2 — Pl Reply

    • TechnoDify

      Ya!

    • harsha

      internet can be used in both da sims…but sim 1 supports 3g n sim2 supports only 2g

      • ZAFFAR

        ARE YOU SURE SIM 2 SUPPORTS ONLY 2 G BECAUSE I AM USING DATA IN SIM 2 BUT IT IS WORKING 3G

  • Matt

    @mizzmakeup:disqus @sandy yes it is possible that sim 1 will be your mobile data network while sim 2 will be your network. just make sure in your settings in sim card manager the data service network is SIM 1. i suggest to put your mobile data sim to SIM card slot 1 rather than slot 2.

  • ankit

    how ve can move aur aap frn mobile strge 2 sdcard

    • ankit

      ohkz

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohammad.f.mehmood.3 Mohammad Frukh Mehmood

    Just a Question not sure about it … Does Galaxy Grand Supports Phone to Phone 3G Video Call & also Skype Calls ? Please Give you feedback

    • TechnoDify

      Yes.

      • hp

        how about if you not in wifi?

        • TechnoDify

          To use skype calls well, you need a good data connection. In place of Wi-Fi- you can use 3G from your SIM.

    • Sony Thomas

      i tried skype calls over wifi and its working perfectly.

  • khaled

    Please i have very important question
    Can I receive a call from sim 2 when I have call from sim1??

    • TechnoDify

      Yes!

      • shanmukha

        yes u can..

  • jumong

    I have 1 sim from bangkok and 1 sim in canada. Will both sims work on these countries?

  • Sans

    Does this support OTG feature like MMX a116, i would say it is one important feature

  • bikram

    Hi, please let me know how i can play online videos, on my grand, i am using 2g in sim1 and 3g in sim2, but i cant play videos from youtube or other online sites, Is their any plugin i need to download.? Please help

    • adrish bhattacharyay

      reverse the sim card and add proper service provider’s 3g setting in your phone.It will start working.

    • gowthami

      yes u have to download tube mate application

  • Dara Sahdev

    Hi my play store has stopped working and there’s an error appearing that unfortunately google apps have stopped working due to such my cell is getting hang after every min what should I do now

  • Raghu

    PLEASE HELP!

    After lot of research I have decided to purchase this phone (Samsung Galaxy Grand), but after reading lots of (Confusing :) )reviews on almost each website now I am Super confused…about this phone..heard lots of problems like Freezing, Hang, Restart, Very Disappointing Camera Quality, Battery Backup not even 8 hrs, only 3 GB memory for installing Aps, and lots of other problmes…should I spend 20,500/- for this??? if all above problems are genuine then I will go for Samsung Galaxy S Advance and will wait for Ice-Cream Sandwitch or Jelly BEAN update…..suggest me guys….one more question…is Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini..officially launched / available in India?

    • TechnoDify

      I think Galaxy Grand will be good for you. And Galaxy S3 mini is yet not available in India.

    • RAZA BHATTI PAK

      They all r mad confusing u……Dont listen them and buy Grand
      GRAND is the best cell in the market now a days now buy it if u want to enjoy feathers of s3 and note2

      • TechnoDify

        Ya, you are right! it is really very good smartphone.

  • Azar C

    does this phone support skype video call??

    • TechnoDify

      Yes..

      • Sopy

        Hi Sir,

        I have a problem in Grand that is, I m getting a beep sound every minute when i m in call, I donno what is that , I feel my call is recording and i cant find the recorded files in my files. Could you please help me

    • Dinesh

      Yes it supports Skype video call.

  • http://twitter.com/JASVINDHIR JASVINDER SINGH DHIR

    THE DOWNLOADS NOT POSSIBLE THRU WIFI, LAREADY CONNECTED

  • Vishwa Mohan

    i have a problem with grand – i kept it in pocket and finished my golf game… i don’t know which button pressed and my screen is gone blurred – like an X-ray… i don’t know how to bring it back to normal… can some one help, please.. the pictures and video looks very horrible now..

    • TechnoDify

      I think it has affected your phone’s LCD. You should take it to your nearest Samsung Service center, they will help you.

    • gowthami

      hi friend :::: go to settings and then click accessibility in that menu clear the mark on negative colours thats it.

  • ankush

    hii my grand hangs daily what can i do

    • TechnoDify

      There could be many reasons for which you are facing this problem. Check If you had installed unnecessary applications or you had rooted your smartphone. As sometime rooting and extra customizations create this problem.

      • ankush

        sir i have purchased it before 10days i didn’t root it

  • hazem

    yes you can i have all my GPS Programs Ndrive and I goo with all maps +all apps almost 80 app on the sd card … i used 2 programs for that .. link2sd and directory bind….. this phone is great .. no issues at all with the screen all photos is clear and also saving power .. AMELOD Loosing power very fast .. this phone battery power is really good …

  • http://www.facebook.com/sparsh123456 Sparsh Agarwal

    Hii,In Samsung galaxy grand sometimes screen blinks and the colors got fade ….
    what to do can anyone help.???

    • adf

      turnoff auto brightness

  • guest

    when i connected my grand to laptop it was normal and sudenly it changed to brown how can i fix it plz help

  • http://www.facebook.com/naveen.ignatious.90 Naveen Ignatious

    Hw can I move my apps to sd card

  • babu

    How to disable service provider names on the screen

  • Rakesh

    i am unable to open my store play and hang mobile what should i do

  • shashi

    how to record a phone call on samsung grand

  • Anwar

    hi..i can not move any files to external sd card like images movies etc….pls give me suggession,i am toatally upset….

    • jibon

      go to my file then you copy or move any image, movie from SD card to External SD Card.

    • gowthami

      y wats up friend u have select the photo if u want to move and then click top right side of the last signal and then choose move then were u have to move,move that file

  • shanky

    power button not working…plzz help…:-(

  • Dhvanit

    how to root samsung galaxy grand

  • danny g

    i am about to buy an android phone, but too confused to choose which phone is worth to buy. well can someone answer me, which one should i buy, samsung galaxy grand i9080 or samsung galaxy s3 mini? please answer me, i need your recommendation. thanks :)

    • TechnoDify

      There is not much difference between these smartphone. But with little more things, we think Galaxy Grand will be good. As it has some good improvements in features when compared to Galaxy S3 Mini.

  • khushi

    I m unable to dowmload song frm ny website

  • jeffrey

    does samsung galaxy grand have wireless charging?????pls reply

  • shantnu

    my grand shifts from sound mode to silent mode when i dial a call ,, how to resolve dis problem

  • Luke

    is there led notification lights in galaxy grand

  • Shashwat Binzani

    I’m getting problem in downloading songs. All the time when i start downloading a song, it becomes unsuccessful!!

    • Anuj Yadav

      ya i m getting the same Problem

  • mayur

    please help how to bluetooth enble my cell bluetooth is disable

    Bluetooth

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    • TechnoDify

      Just open the Notification from top and click on the bluetooth icon or go to settings and after that on “Bluetooth”. Please be sure then visibility is not set to hidden.

  • melaypets

    how to open the proximity light or sensor of this samsung galaxy grand duos, coz i cant open it! i cant find it in the settings, pls need an answer! thanks!

  • Zaidan

    why my samsung grand can’t play the game

    • TechnoDify

      Can you tell me the name of game, which is not running on your device.

      • Zaidan

        what can i remember is like a Vector, Badminton League 3D and DGunners Spa

  • seventeen

    how to open the proximity light or sensor of this samsung galaxy grand
    duos, coz i cant open it! i cant find it in the settings, pls need an
    answer! thanks!

  • winpnx

    does the Front Camera (secondary) record video at 720p ?? please answer

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005890327077 曹国贤

    why the the i9082 i buy only got 4GB storage SD, but the phone running very well,the one i waiting for it, thks samsung.

  • Prafull

    I bought new galaxy grand,
    in which i should get 8 gb internal memory but i got only 4 gb internal memory space.
    how is it?

    • harsh vardhan

      Yes . It is said to be 8gb but only 4 gb is user memory and left 4gb is for os board

  • Dhaval

    I don’t get any sound in the videos I record.. Any problem with the settings? The microphone works fine during calls.

  • Josmon

    how to connect usb on-the-go on samsung galaxy grand.
    plz reply me .

    • TechnoDify

      Sorry to say but Samsung Galaxy Grand does NOT have USB On-The-Go.

  • romi

    a good phone so far, but the problem em facing is with the camera because my phone isn’t giving out good pictures with flash besides there are waves that i can witness after opening a camera…just want to know if any of you has observed the same problem or not?

    • TechnoDify

      No, there was no problem at the time we were testing the camera on this smartphone.

  • Camille

    why cant I open my Settings? I cant even connect to wifi?

    • TechnoDify

      Are you getting any error or something else ?

  • rahul

    Hi, i ve been using my grand
    4.1.2 for about 2 months…and frequently i experience a black screen
    for a sec..and then the display is back on again,still in the same task
    as before,but the colour resolution drops a bit and the colors seem
    somewhat pale… it takes a while for it to get back to the right colour
    scale….this happens even while playing a game ,searching a contact,
    and even when left idle for a while…..

    i would really appreciate any suggestions for this prob…
    thanks

  • AANI

    I purchased Galaxy Grand to use 3G on 850mhz. But in Bhutan 3G on Grand is not supported. As per Service provider they support 3g on 850 Mhz.

    Please help and advice for settings.

    MD

  • neha

    How to play fm recorded file..plz tell..I record but its not play

  • keerthana

    how to connect or use wi-fi in (Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I 9082)…. help me…

  • Sushanth

    in my grand i9082, while using camera if i want to see clicked photos, if take at least 5 seconds to load and in between that time screen becomes blank.. is it a common problem in all samsung grand duos???

  • Deepshikha Aarzoo

    hi,

    I little bit upset with performance of galaxy grand, in first 2 months i required to format it due to software crash..and again its only 3 months i found another disappointing experience..!

    Please help..m not able to sync any of my gmail account..showing sync error..i disabled gmail app and den re-enable it but doenst work..and now m not even able to use playstore it shows the error..”authentication failed”..i contacted customer care but didn’t found any solution so far..!

    • TechnoDify

      Do a Factory Reset. It might fix the problem.

      • Deepshikha Aarzoo

        thanks ..i will try it today..one more thing..how do i take back up of messages and installed app before factory reset….!

  • ila

    i want to purchase samsung smartphone..but why so many problem from these phone. should i buy or not?

  • arun

    i ve a problem in my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 . its playing 1080p in mx player but i cant able to hear sound

  • Lee

    Help, unable to use pictures for whatapp profile which are downloaded from gmail. It says ‘failed to upload image data’