Samsung’s new launch in the Indian market is the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. This is a phablet (phone + tablet). It has dual sim, high end Smartphone features, the latest Android version, exclusive Apps and is priced reasonably. But the Galaxy Grand Duos also has some shortfalls which the consumers may not like and these would cause the buyers to avoid this latest high end product by Samsung Galaxy Series in the Indian market.
The following are some of the shortfalls of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos in comparison with other phablets and mobile devices in its category.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is very impressive but it lacks in the resolution that it provides. Even with the big screen if the resolution of the phablet is just 800 x 480p and the pixel density is just 187ppi, then the video 1080p will have to be watched in 800p and this will compromise the HD viewing. Its competition Micromax Canvas HD is cheaper but offers better resolution for its screen.
The battery of the device in comparison with the screen and functions provided by the Grand Duos is not enough and is likely to run out faster than the user might expect.
Another area where the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos lacks is the internal memory that it provides. These high end mobile devices have big screens and the users are generally interested in watching video content on them. The internal memory of this phablet is just 8GB and this will be counter-productive as the users will have to spend more money on buying external storage devices.
The RAM of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is just 1GB. The applications and their upgrades tend to use up a lot of RAM. So most of the competition of the Galaxy Grand Duos has upgraded their new products to 2GB RAM.
Samsung also did not change the look of the Grand Duos considerably and it looks very similar to the previous models of the Samsung Galaxy Series. When the new Galaxy S IV is released in just a few months from now this phablet will look old very fast.
The launch of this phablet came almost coinciding with the launch of its competition A116 Canvas HD by Micromax which is more impressive in many areas and cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.