Good news: Kitkat (4.4.2) update coming for Grand 2 very soon(Around April/May)- so keep checking for software update. Refer to the below link for details.
chedsabahmalaysia, 20 Mar 2014Hi Alokeb. I am using the original removable back. You are right about the metal at the back s... moreHello chedsabahmalaysia, yes, you are right and I am almost sure this metal plate is used by Samsung for heat dissipation. Around that area heat is more so may be the heat dissipating components like CPU are located in that area. In Latest Snapdragon series CPU and Baseband modem are integrated into a single IC so that creates more problem when we use 3G for long duration. Most of the ICs used in consumer electronics(including mobile) support upto 70 deg C ambient temperature (some of them would support upto 85 deg) - so we need not worry much about reliability of the phone due to this CPU heat (most of us would have seen more heat than this in bottom side of many laptops) unless mobile hangs/shuts down due to heat.
If holding mobile due to overheat is becoming an issue(till now I haven't faced that issue), then you can use a flip cover which fits on top of the existing back cover. Below is one such flip cover which I purchased recently and it is working fine. However, note that S-view won't work with this particular flip cover. Below is the link:
I purchased this Flip cover last week for 490 Rs but it seems they have now increased the rate to 690.
Hope this helps.
Hi. I just noticed there is a sheet of metal at the back of the original removable cover. That is where all the heating problem centred and dissipated. I guess this is Samsung solution to prolong the phone internal and the battery importantly. Why dont Samsung elaborate more about this brilliant and out of the box idea.? What do you say, guys.? Mind giving your thought.?
alokeb, 20 Mar 2014Hello chedsabahmalaysia, yes, with low signal strength(one or 2 bars) and continuous 3G usage ... moreHi Alokeb. I am using the original removable back. You are right about the metal at the back side. I guess this is Samsung solution into prolonging the life of their phone internal and the battery importantly. A good idea i guess. But, having done so, what happened is the metal side gets really hot when heavy usage and that is why my cpu-z detected high temperature number..
AB, 19 Mar 2014guys plz suggest me which phone to go for,,either samsung grand 2 or samsung note 2Bro AB go for Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 as it has been announced that it will get Kitkat update in April 2014 - May 2014
AB, 19 Mar 2014guys plz suggest me which phone to go for,,either samsung grand 2 or samsung note 2Go for Grand 2 if you want dual SIM. Go for Note 2 if you can manage with single SIM! Note 2 has many fetaures like NFC, OTG, S-pen etc which you won't get in Grand2. Only advantage of Grand 2 is Dual SIM. Note 2 is a very nice phone without any major issues.
chedsabahmalaysia, 19 Mar 2014Yes. Your are right about the phone heats up when the signal is low with 3g on. Heavy usage su... moreHello chedsabahmalaysia, yes, with low signal strength(one or 2 bars) and continuous 3G usage heating is quite common in Android phones. My earlier Samsung Grand Quattro(which I lost recently) also used to have the same problem- may be this is a problem with Qualcomm CPUs since Grand Quattro also had Qualcomm Snapdragon.
To verify the heating issue with games, I played Temple Run 2 for about 15 mins yesterday and the phone just becomes warm(near the camera flash LED), but not hot. I didn't check the temperature. This weekend I would test it more thoroughly by playing Temple run 2 for about 30 mins and check the temperature and update in this forum.
Also One thing I noticed is that the original Samsung back cover has a metal(copper) plate inside the back cover near the camera flash area for heat disssipation. The cheap/duplicate Flip covers available in market doesn't have the copper plate- so heat dissipation won't be proper. So make sure that the flip cover you use has the copper plate. Another alternative is to use a flip cover which just fits on top of the existing back cover. I purchased one such flip cover from ebay(would send you the link later on) and it is working fine.
AB, 19 Mar 2014guys plz suggest me which phone to go for,,either samsung grand 2 or samsung note 2Very nice mobile, no hang like grand, note... took soon grand II
I am uding this fone from 1 month. No heating prob. Everything is fine. Go for it blindly.
I used s4 earlier
For the sake of dual sim I came to grand 2
I feel everything is same
Screen is better in s4 because of led screen
Battery is better in grand.
Rest the s4 have some other tricks and tweaks which we will not use regularly.
Grand 2 is a great device in its price range.
Go for it.
AB, 19 Mar 2014guys plz suggest me which phone to go for,,either samsung grand 2 or samsung note 2am so in the problem.........
Ragini, 19 Mar 2014shall i buy this phone...??? because of heating problem...???i spend 21k so plz reply me...Heating
guys plz suggest me which phone to go for,,either samsung grand 2 or samsung note 2
i was never been a Sumsung fan although never bought any Samsung cell ever... but two days back i bought Grand 2 and honestly have to take my words back :)
amazingggg camera, performance, speed, resolution everything is great.
without giving a second thought go get it :)
alokeb, 19 Mar 2014In my case the phone just becomes warm while charging. Doesn't get heated too much. Are you us... moreYes. Your are right about the phone heats up when the signal is low with 3g on. Heavy usage such as playing high graphic games, surfing the net, downloading from the net will definitely heat up the phone. There is one time, testing using CPU-Z, phone heats up to 47.7 °c. I am using original charger, charging the phone screen facing up, i notice the phone heats up with 3g on/off. This is base on my experienced though. Bye..
Divyanshu, 15 Mar 2014Grand 2 is a good phone and even moto g but u should check out for xperia c(dual sim) ........... moreYes, even I was considering Xperia C, but found that it uses a cheap Media Tek (MT6589) chipset which is used even in Micromax/Karbonn so didn't go for it. Also Xperia C has just 4GB internal memory (out of which >2.5GB would be taken up by OS) which is a major disadvantage. If you really want to go for Sony in this price range wait for few months and get Xperia M2 dual which was announced this year in MWC.
R1, 16 Mar 2014no gyro?Yes, R1. unfortunately there is no gyro in grand2. I verified using some sensor test apps from play store.
aakash katoch, 15 Mar 2014Hi.. to the samsung galaxy grand 2 users here .Need a piece of advice from yourside i did a re... moreHello aakash, good news is app2sd support is back to Samsung phones! It is working in grand 2 and even in S-duos2 for applications which support apps2sd. However, as you know, apps2sd won't move the full app to sd only part of it and also application might become slow once you move to sd card. Also all apps don't support apps2sd- so you can move only a limited number of apps, but even that is better than not supporting apps2sd at all.
BS, 17 Mar 2014S Memo missing No update on this from Samsung. Has anyone got any suggestion pleaseThanks for pointing this out. Using the phone for almost 2 weks but didn't realize that S memo is missing! Actually I use colornote app (free available from Play store) so didn't realize that S Memo is missing! Also one more thing I noticed today is that face unlock is missing whereas in my earlier Grand Quattro both S memo and face unlock feature were there!