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Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand preview: First look

4 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand preview: First look - read the full textIn a time when 5 inch screens are all the rage, the Galaxy Grand is Samsung’s attempt to cater to every possible taste (and budget) when it comes to smartphones. While the Grand doesn’t feature the 1080p screen that recent 5” flagships come with...


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I had Purchased Galaxy grand & S duos on 15 of Feb, my both hand set are not working properly, while charging i smell like burning in both hand set + while doing or receiving call on both phone it automatically goes on hold + they tell that in grand its storage is 8gb but its less then 4 gb & only 800mb ram we can use not full 1 gb, & in s duos, storage is told 4 gb but less then 2gb is their & only 300 mb ram not full ram we can use,
most important thing is service center people don't talk nicely, from 2002 i had used 10 different mobile in Nokia this is first time & only once in my life i visited Nokia service center, but i found Samsung service center crowed, it took 4 hour to come my number & i had check Delhi in Amritsar & Mumbai same condition service center are crowed, all with fresh & new phone i myself found 5 grand people who were having same problem while charging it give burning smell, all people were able to smell but in all service center they were not getting smell & they talk very rude, as we had not purchased cell phone, but we have begged from company & got it. i did not like it its waste of time & money its better to by some cheap company phone in same feature, use it from 1 or 2 year sell it go for next one,
One more thing first they gave me excuse then after 15 days they told we will repair we can't give new peace, coz according to our policy if you bring phone with in 15 days you will get replacement, i went on 16, exact till 15 days they did time pass by blaming & giving excuse, i just talked with one of office on Samsung phone in Mumbai, Instead of helping he told listen boss customer are not right they want everything in free & without cost then why they are giving warranty, i only went & told them please check it new why its giving problem they only made issue & started putting blame on us.

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  • 2013-03-06 13:48
  • XMrV

How much the price??? Are this more expensive than Galaxy sII?

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  • 2013-03-03 10:21
  • Qxpq

> In reply to aadi @ 2013-03-01 08:22 from utg@ - click to readbetter the galaxy s2

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  • 2013-03-01 13:50
  • U{Ag

How 2 move apps from phone 2 sd card in galaxy grand i9082 plzzzzzzzzz tel me....

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  • 2013-03-01 13:39
  • HsJJ

hey actually i m going 2 buy samsung i9082 galaxy grand..... plz tell me that i am investing money on a good phone or not.... The features which iz described about the phone are all true ????

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  • 2013-03-01 08:22
  • utg@

It is a grand mobile actully

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  • 2013-02-27 23:49
  • fvKh

Looking for your suggestion as final verdict before i lock this phone to buy.


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  • 2013-02-27 16:53
  • U{{6

for those who legitimately owned a galaxy grand duos, can you please confirm that it supports USB OTG? it was stated here on gsmarena that its supports USB OTG, but on the review on you tube some owners says it does not support it, can anyone please enlighten me? thanks in advance.

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  • 2013-02-27 13:45
  • sRjx

> In reply to Raj @ 2013-02-22 18:42 from U@jt - click to readBetter you go for Samsung galaxy grand... As Micromax may be felt bad after few months...

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  • 2013-02-26 14:32
  • rK3E

Too much costly

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  • 2013-02-25 07:29
  • t}4e

Ppl plz suggest me should i go for micromax 110 or samsung grand.. Please quick

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  • 2013-02-22 18:42
  • U@jt

> In reply to Lakky @ 2013-02-14 21:56 from tUrj - click to readSeeing your points, I honestly get the intuition that you have not purchased this phone and you are mindlessly blabbering and defending micromax.

"Yes, this phone has got very good look ( to cheat!!) but as usual it's a samsung's very poor quality plastic body"

The flimsier plastic actually will prevent it from shattering when it is subjected to hard impact. It can withstand more torsional stress thanks to the flexible material. Elementary physics!

"Screen is major topic to consider, very bad resolution,"

Yes the resolution is low, however the display quality isn't bad at all. Sure it's not upto AMOLED or Super LCD standards, it isn't unacceptably bad. There are no notable traces of pixelation unless of course you take a magnifying glass and start hunting for pixelated areas.

"We get only ~4GB user space, ~800mb RAM We can't move application to SD card!!"

Ram is 1.2 gigs and I don't think you need more than 4 gb of user space just for your applications! This doesn't qualify as a con at all.

"You can find the real poorness of the camera in this phone when you take picture of half part fully bright and half part fully dark !!"

Bullshit! It does a decent job in low light conditions. Again it shows that you never really bought the phone.

"The only outside piece with white flip cover looks great when girls holds in hand ! But for a boys its too irritating to use with a flip cover. and its width is much higher so not that much handy to handle in single hand !! specially while u eating or drinking."

Hahahahahhahaha!! You really sound like a girl ranting about how inconvenient the flip cover is XD . Moreover it is just a freebie and it's not necessary that you have to have it on the phone.

"The most important factor is, while you watch social medias, Not all friends upload the SLR camera quality pictures in facebook!! so friend's photos looks very poor, u lose the beauty of the original picture because of this pseudo smart phone! Just the phone looks beautiful but it kills the real beauty of your pictures, wall papers, videos, Themes etc.
The application icons looks too big and losses the glossiness and actual look."

Again, 1 paragraph of nonsensical ranting. Big applications, glossiness, actual look? What the hell? How did you manage to interlink these 3 factors?

"In case of malty task , its not malty, its only two at a time"

First of all *Multi. Secondly I ran 5 apps at the same time, no lag whatsoever. When I tried to run Dead Trigger as the 6th, then a minute amount of lag was notable.

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  • 2013-02-22 08:45
  • vb8x

According to me phone for the price has a good rather not bad display. If you were earlier using a low end screened smartphone you'll not find that of a difference.

Here are alternative phones
1st HTC ONE S ( international 1.5ghz processor not available in india but you can buy it from ebay )
3rd Sony Xperia S
4th HTC ONE S ( Asian version 1.7ghz available in India )

If you are not concerned about company then leave all the above phones and just go for MICROMAX CANVAS HD.

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  • 2013-02-21 05:29
  • t}kD

> In reply to Aman @ 2013-02-20 10:41 from wdNP - click to read4 gb take the jelly bean

And 1 gb ram

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  • 2013-02-20 18:31
  • XuNP

> In reply to Raj sinha @ 2013-02-13 21:24 from bJgv - click to readGorilla glass k....wat abt dual tat available for two same time.....and is brightness low...pls help me....

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  • 2013-02-20 16:24
  • tUXj

I bought this phone last week. although this phone is ultimate nd awsome bt still i have some complaints regarding this that when it was mentioned that 8 gb is internal then why 4 gb is for user other 4 gb is where. this is totally to make fool of us.people buy this phone because of memory but if they didnt get according to the mentioned conditions then what is the mistake of the customer who buys this product?????

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  • 2013-02-20 10:41
  • wdNP

Man wht a phablet. its a thumbs up frm mah side. superb motion sensors. samsung again provd why its da bst in its class.

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  • 2013-02-18 14:29
  • Xue@

I will buy this phone after some day's, i saw this is best economically compare than s3 and note2

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  • 2013-02-18 11:34
  • rAW@

Can anyone tell me, does the phone hang quite often? And sometimes calls get dropped while both the sim are on? I am craving to buy this one...But is there any plans from Samsung to launch a new version of this with better screen PPi, in recent future??Then I will wait for that.....
Can any one give a quick reply??

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  • 2013-02-16 20:09
  • utgI

This is a great phone with all necessary spec with cheap price. In Cambodia, it's only 350$ with one year warranty from Samsung company.

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  • 2013-02-16 18:16
  • PWaa

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