AnonD-244059, 20 Mar 2014I have bought grand 2 from flipkart, this is my first smartphone so i was so exited when buyin... moreOk, so looks like everybody is worried about phone becoming warm during usage. Remember that this is a 1.2GHZ Quad code CPU with 1.5GB RAM- so it would definitely get warm. Nowadays in Snapdragon chipset Baseband modem is integrated with CPU so that creates more problem of heat and samsung has made Grand 2 thinner than Grand- so that also is another issue.
People had complained about heating issue even in S4 -so that's a common issue with Samsung smartphones nowadays!
Anyway, I would check the maximum temperature during various usage conditions and update here in few days.
alokeb, 20 Mar 2014Hello johnpaul1196, first of all I haven't faced any serious heating issue till now, but even ... moreOr as a even more cheaper option you can get what is called as "Silicon gelly Case" from any mobile accessory shop(or from ebay). That would typically cost around 200-300 Rs. I have used the Gelly case before I got this special flip cover from ebay and even that Silicon Gelly Case would fit behind the original back cover so that also helps. Only disadvantage is your phone won't look so nice as the one without any gelly case!
AnonD-244059, 20 Mar 2014Flipcover solved your heating issue????Hello johnpaul1196, first of all I haven't faced any serious heating issue till now, but even if it gets heated the special type of flip cover I have mentioned would make it more comfortable to hold the phone since this flip cover snaps behind the original phone back cover. This flip cover is made of leather which is a good insulator so you won't feel the heat as much.
I have bought grand 2 from flipkart, this is my first smartphone so i was so exited when buying but now facing warming up during normal use also... is this phone problem???? Please reply....
asdf, 20 Mar 2014lol you can prefer xperia c over the grand 2 very funny
bcoz xperia c having a chiness proce... moreYes, asdf. You are right. Xperia C phone uses the Mediatek processor used commonly by Micromax/Karbonn/Xolo etc. Mediatek processors have good processing power and good GPU(so they might beat mid range Samsung phones in benchmark), but their software drivers won't be so stable as Qualcomm software drivers- so there would be software bugs. We can see the Xperia C forum in gsmarena and already people have complained about some battery issue which is very common in Xperia C.
I had seen the Xperia C in showroom and it looks very nice. Solid build but didn't go for it mainly because of Mediatek processor and only 4GB internal memory.
In fact, in the same price range(
asdf, 20 Mar 2014note 2 and s4 are almost same price so better to go for s4 for otherwise if you having less am... moreYes, you are right. I missed out the S4 option also. It's also a very good choice if dual SIM is not required. But currently in dual SIM Grand 2 and of course , Moto G are one of the best phones available. Moto G doesn't have SD card- so some people may not prefer it.
alokeb, 20 Mar 2014Go for Grand 2 if you want dual SIM. Go for Note 2 if you can manage with single SIM! Note 2 h... morenote 2 and s4 are almost same price so better to go for s4 for otherwise if you having less amount then go for g2
charan, 20 Mar 2014go for xperia c superb no lag internal memory is less but u can transfer apps to sd card in de... morelol you can prefer xperia c over the grand 2 very funny
bcoz xperia c having a chiness processor like micromax , karbon
and low ram and worest display just 480p(only mp4 supported) not a high definition no bravia engine support still no software updates (4.2 os only) very pure popularity so dont go for the xperia c ( if you are a sony fan?) then go for xpeeria sp bcoz the sp having just dual core processer but perfomance is better than the xperia c otherwise grand 2 is far better than the sony devices
Ben willi, 17 Mar 2014Hello bro. Am using grand for 2 months now and am noticing some heating problem and it takes l... moreHello Ben, Yes, it should take about 3 hours to get charged fully using the 1Amp charger provided by Samsung with Grand2.
Simple calculation: Battery capacity is 2600mAH and max charging current is 1Amp (it would be actually a bit less than 1A). So to get 2600mAH you would need at least 2.6 Hours which means 2 Hours 36 mins. Since Actual current supplied by the charger would be at least 10-20% less, it would take around 3 hours time to get charged from 0% to 100%.
Note that if you are charging from Laptop USB port time would be almost double since laptop USB ports support max 500mA current- so it would take close to 6 Hours.
Also don't use any other non Samsung charger. Make sure you always use the original charger. Most of the low cost chargers available in market don't have 1Amp current rating.
alokeb, 20 Mar 2014Yes, you can move selected apps to external SD card in Grand2. Only those apps which support m... moreTo give you one example, I am able to move Mx Player, Temple Run 2 , Amazon Kindle apps to SD card but not able to move Facebook and Whatsapp apps to SD card. So this depends on the particular app. At least this is better than my Samsung Grand Quattro where I couldn't move a singe app to SD card. I have seen apps2sd is supported in S duos2 also. So I think from Android 4.2/4.3 version Samsung has started supporting app installation to sd card. Earlier this was supported by default till Android 4.0(ICS) and then in 4.1 Jelly bean Google stopped support for apps2sd and looks like apps2sd support is back to Samsung phones from Android 4.2/4.3 onwards. Not sure whether Google added back this feature or it is added by Samsung, but for us that doesn't matter!
[deleted post]Hello Ninka, don't worry too much about the heating issue. I have used Samsung Grand Quattro earlier and it is almost same as that phone. While using 3G if signal is very weak(one or two bars) phone gets heated within 5-10 mins. While playing games(I have tried temple run only for 15 mins) it becomes a little bit warm. I haven't noticed any heating during video playback or any other common day to day usage. I am yet to test it with long duration gaming. Would check and update it here by this weekend.
jadav@, 20 Mar 2014frnds can i install apps on external memory?Yes, you can move selected apps to external SD card in Grand2. Only those apps which support moving to SD card can be moved. Some of the apps don't support that. That's not a problem of phone, that would be because of problem with the app.
Ashwani, 20 Mar 2014how to use GPS navigation in this phone, navigation is not available. do i have to download so... moreIn recent updates to Google map (about six months back) Google has merged the navigation with Google map and removed that triangular icon "Navigation" app. You just search the destination in Google maps app and once it finds the place in map, in bottom right corner you would see the car/bus icon(depending on your preferred mode of travel) and if you click on that car/bus icon You would get the menu "Start navigation" in next screen. You can also change the route options in this page.
how to use GPS navigation in this phone, navigation is not available. do i have to download something?
charan, 20 Mar 2014go for xperia c superb no lag internal memory is less but u can transfer apps to sd card in de... moreYes, apps2sd can be used to move some apps to SD card, but not all apps support this. Most of the Google apps don't support apps2sd and Google keeps updating their apps so often that it would fill lot of internal memory once you update the Google apps. Even with 8GB internal memory in Grand2 After installing my commonly used apps (almost no games except Temple Run2 and I have a 32GB SD card for music/camera/video data ) I just have about 2.3 GB free. I can imagine what would have happened if it had only 4GB internal memory.