The smartphone selfie has become a trend these days and though it would not go outdated for any time soon, the handset makers are incorporating this feature to push the sales of their devices. The Lumia 730 that was announced couple of months back at the IFA 2014 is one such smartphone that has made its way into the Indian market for Rs 15,299. Another smartphone that also comes with similar specifications of Rs 16,990 is the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Here is a comparison to discover the core differences between both on the basis of specifications and highlighted features.
Display and Processor
The Nokia Lumia 730 boasts of a 4.7 inch ClearBlack OLED display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, on the other hand, has a 5.25 inch display with a similar resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The former scores more in terms of display as it packs more pixels and the incorporation of polarizing filters will make it less reflective and readable. Also, it is scratch resistant as it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
To keep things running, both the smartphones make use of a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor housing Cortex A7 cores coupled with Adreno 305 graphics unit. However, in terms of multi-tasking, the Samsung offering with a larger 1.6 GB of RAM appears to be more capable than the Lumia 730 with a usual 1 GB of RAM.
Camera and Internal Storage
In terms of photography, Nokia Lumia 730 flaunts a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus and an LED Flash at its back. Nokia claims that the front-facing camera with 5 MP resolution is best-in-class with a wide angle lens of 24 mm focal length for capturing better selfies. Also, the Lumia Selfie camera app will assist in snapping, editing and sharing the selfies instantly.
The Galaxy Grand 2, on the other hand, houses an 8 MP rear-facing camera with auto focus and LED Flash. The handset comes with a 1.9 MP front facer as well that can capture selfies and make video calls. In comparison, the Lumia 730 excels in this department with its great features and capabilities.
Storage wise, both the smartphones have identical 8 GB of native storage capacity for the users to store their digital content. As it is not sufficient, there is a micro SD card slot on both the devices to expand the storage space. However, the difference is that the additional storage limit in the Lumia 730 is 128 GB, whereas that in the Samsung offering is 64 GB.
Battery and Features
Battery capacity is 2,220 mAh and Microsoft claims that this will render 600 hours of standby time and 17 hours of talk time to the Lumia 730. On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 2,600 mAh battery that is rated to pump in 17 hours of talk time and 450 hours of standby time.
The Lumia 730 is based on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update that makes it fast and responsive. On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand 2 has received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update making it fancy as well. While the former comes in a variety of color options making it attractive, the latter features the faux leather back making it different.
|Model||Nokia Lumia 730||Samsung Galaxy Grand 2|
|Display||4.7 inch, HD||5.25 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400|
|RAM||1 GB||1.5 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB||8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Windows Phone 8.1||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||6.7 MP/ 5 MP||8 MP/ 1.9 MP|
|Battery||2,220 mAh||2,600 mAh|
|Price||Rs 15,299||Rs 16,990|
Price and Conclusion
In terms of specifications, there is very little difference between the two mid-rangers. The display on the Galaxy Grand 2 is relatively bigger, but when it comes to the number of pixels and the responsive native, it is the Lumia 730 that is preferred. Again, in the camera department, it is the Lumia 730 with few notable camera features. Otherwise, there is not much difference between the hardware of these smartphones and both are priced more or less economically. The buying decision ultimately decides on these factors and the operating system of the devices, whether you prefer Android or Windows platforms.