The Samsung Galaxy Grand Max phablet has been surfacing in numerous speculations suggesting its possible aspects. After much rumors and leaks, the device has been announced officially by the South Korean tech firm in its mainland Korea and we are awaiting a word from the firm regarding its global release plans. In the meantime, here is a quick review on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Max based on its specifications.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Galaxy Grand Max is given a 13 MP snapper at the rear with auto focus and LED flash for enhanced photography and support for recording FHD 1080p videos, panorama and HDR shooting modes. The handset flaunts a front facing 5 MP selfie snapper with 120 degree wide viewing angle lens that can click wider self portrait shots. This makes the device compete with the other selfie focused smartphones in its class with its decent and capable imaging department.

The internal storage capacity of the smartphone stands at 16 GB that is standard among mid range models. Furthermore, there is support for expandable storage up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card and this should be enough for users to store plethora of content on their device.

Processor and Battery

A 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor is used under the hood of the Samsung device to energize it rendering the desired performance. This chipset is teamed up with Adreno 306 graphics unit and 1.5 GB of RAM to provide a vivid graphics and fluid multitasking experiences respectively. This chipset is used by several mid range models that are getting launched lately and hence, it would make the device on par with its challengers.

Keeping things juiced up in the Galaxy Grand Max is a 2,500 mAh battery which we think is pretty average. Though the specific duration of backup that this battery can pump in is not known, we can expect it to last for acceptable hours.

Display and Features

The handset comes with a 5.25 inch IPS LCD display with a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Though this is standard with 282 ppi pixel density, the IPS panel will render good viewing angles making the screen viewable even from extreme angles. It should be capable of rendering the basic functionality without any issues like the other devices in the Galaxy Grand lineup.

It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Galaxy Grand Max packs in usual connectivity features such as 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The handset boasts of a unique pattern on its back cover and it will arrive in single and dual SIM functionality depending on the depending.

Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Max will be finding a tough rivalry from Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Asus Zenfone 5, HTC Desire 816 and other capable offerings in the mid range segment.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy Grand Max
Display 5.2 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh
Price SKW 3,70,000 (approx. Rs 21,200)

What we Like

  • Selfie focused camera

What we Dislike

  • Not a capacious battery

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max being a mid ranger in the market comes in with moderate specifications. Notably, Samsung is finding a tough challenge from Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and the firm will have to push in decently specced devices at attractive pricing.

But, the Grand Max misses out on many aspects that those devices in the same class come up with. For instance, the Redmi Note from Xiaomi features an octa core processor, FHD screen resolution and other enhancements that are missing in the Samsung offering. Hence, it remains to be seen how the Galaxy Grand Max can compete with its rivals.