Samsung launched the Galaxy Grand 2 in November 2013 and today the smartphone company has released its LTE version. Currently available only in South Korea, it is exactly the same device but adds an LTE radio making the device capable of reaching download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
The Galaxy Grand 2 LTE is available on all three carriers (KT, SK Telecom, LG U+) and retails for 517,000 Korean Won that rounds to USD 484. Here are its technical specifications.
5.25-inch 16M-color 720p capacitive touchscreen; 280ppi
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset
Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
1.5GB of RAM
8MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps
1.9MP front-facing camera
Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wireless Hotspot
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
8GB of built-in storage
microSD card slot
Stereo FM radio
Standard 3.5mm audio jack
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
2,600mAh battery; user replaceable
Despite packing a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, the Samsung device operates smoothly. This is chiefly due to its 1.5 gigabytes of onboard memory. In terms of performance the phone performs at par with the Motorola’s Moto G.