Samsung continues to expand its catalog of smartphones with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus , the brand new second generation of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo , with a fairly discreet technical sheet, designed especially for those users looking for a smart device prepared, but They don't want to spend all their savings on it. The most striking thing about this device is that it is compatible with two SIM cards , which will allow users to enjoy up to two telephone lines on the same device. But, what other characteristics does this team show off?
Well, according to the official publication we can confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus is a phone equipped with a large 5-inch screen (although with a fairly basic resolution) and with a quad-core processor , ready to run at 1.2 GHz. It supports 3G networks for connectivity and has up to 8GB of internal memory. It works through one of the latest versions of Google's operating system : Android 4.4.4 KitKat and comes spiced up with the classic TouchWiz interface and exclusive Samsung functions . Next, we thoroughly analyze the technical sheet of the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus.
Design and display
At first glance, we are faced with a phone with a design in line with the basic-mid-range devices presented so far. It is entirely made of plastic materials and complies with dimensions of 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.5 mm and weighing 160 grams , so we have a pretty lightweight phone. With a silver line on the edges, the equipment will be available in two basic colors: white and black , although its availability in the markets will depend on the decision of the brand and the operators that decide to distribute it. At the bottom, just below the screen, we find three buttons: a couple of touch and another that works as a home button. At the top we find the speaker, the sensors and the front camera, ready to take selfies and video calls.
With regard to the screen, we can indicate that this Samsung Galaxy Grand Plus Neo includes a large panel. We're talking about five inches (diagonal) and a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels . As you can see, it is a fairly fair resolution, which will not satisfy the most demanding users. The resulting density is 187 dots per inch . The main panel does not include any protective layer against bumps and scratches. Do not forget that we are facing a device of the basic range.
Camera and multimedia
In the section of the camera, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus gets a good note, although we are not facing a too sophisticated function. It is a five megapixel sensor that will help us capture good images, also thanks to the flash, useful for photographing poorly lit environments or even night scenes. The camera includes various add-ons such as autofocus , face detection , geotagging , panoramic photo mode or HDR. Users will also have the opportunity to edit their photos and record videos, even in basic quality. The second chamberLocated on the front, it has 2 megapixels and serve to capture selfies or make video calls in a resolution more than enough.
Like any device to use, this is also perfectly capable of playing multimedia content . We talk about photos, videos and music in the main supported formats. According to the technical data sheet, they are the following: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WEBM, MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX and OTA. It will also be possible to connect to FM Radio with RDS , Internet Radio and enjoy the various functions of voice dictation and voice recording.
Memory and power
And let's see what we can find at the heart of the team. To begin with, we have to talk about a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor that combines its performance with 1 GB of RAM. This is a good support to run the various functions and services in a fairly loose manner, without experiencing performance problems . Despite this, we would recommend that the user not overload the device's memory excessively, avoiding filling its internal capacity with content . The user can also save all kinds of content in 8 GB of space , always expandable with microSD cards, a maximum of 64 GB .
Operating system and applications
Like the vast majority of Samsung terminals , this Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus works through the Google icons operating system . We refer, of course, to Android 4.4.4 KitKat , a version that is not the most recent, but that brings with it a lot of advantages. We are not aware, at this time, that Samsung is going to update this phone to Lollipop , but considering that we are facing a new team, it would not seem like a totally crazy idea. For the rest, we must indicate that the device integrates the classic TouchWiz UI interface , in addition to different native functions such as Samsung KIES, S Voice , Multi-window or Pop Up Play .
On the other hand and as a good Android terminal , the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus has a large number of apps installed as standard that give access to the main Google services : Google Search, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Mail, Hangouts or YouTube , among others. Finally, we have to say that users can also connect to Google Play to download all kinds of content and applications that will expand and improve the operation of the terminal.
In the section on connectivity , we cannot reveal great news for those users looking for extreme speeds. This device is not compatible with LTE / 4G networks . In return, it includes the ability to connect to 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS networks, essential tools to enjoy in a standardized way all the services that we can currently find on board a next- generation smartphone . As for his physical connections , we are with the basics: An output 3.5 mm headphone jack , one microUSB input and a microSD card slot, useful to expand the memory of the computer. In addition, the device has aDouble SIM card slot that will allow users to carry two lines on the same device, an ideal resource if you always need to carry your personal mobile and your work mobile.
Autonomy and availability
With regard to autonomy, we can say that the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus features a removable battery lithium - ion battery with a capacity of 2,100 milliamps . There is no official data on the duration of it, but we can indicate that in video playback it guarantees up to 10 hours of performance . It is to be expected that with this capacity we can enjoy autonomy of at least one full working day. However, you should bear in mind that battery life can be influenced by many external factors such as active connections, the applications we use, the state of the battery or the temperature.
Samsung has not offered too many details regarding the availability of this phone . We know that it will be marketed in Spain and that it will have an approximate price of 190 euros , although we will have to wait for Samsung Spain to offer concrete data on its arrival on the market. We will continue to inform.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus|
|Resolution||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels|
|Dimensions||143.7 x 77.1 x 9.5 mm|
|Colors||Black and white|
|Front camera||2 megapixels|
|Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WEBM, MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Radio||FM radio with RDS|
|Sound||Headphone & Speaker|
|Operating system||Android 4.4.4 KitKat|
|Extra applications||Samsung TouchWiz UI|
Pop Up Play
|CPU processor||Quad cores at 1.2 Ghz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Extension||With microSD cards up to 64 GB|
|Mobile Network||3G (HSDPA)|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
|GPS location||aGPS with GLONASS|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
Dual SIM card slot
|Duration in use||10 hours of video playback|
|Release date||January 22, 2015|