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.
jeeva, 20 Mar 2014it is the worst phone i had ever got.i got the mobile and am suffering from the day one, am fa... moreHello Jeeva, sorry to hear that you are getting hanging/sensor issue, but I think you might have got a defective piece since I haven't seen any such problem till now. May I know which sensor is giving problem for you?
I am using the phone for about 2 weeks and already installed more than 50 apps but I hasn't hanged even once in last two weeks. However, once in a day(usually in the night/end of the day) I just long press the home button and close all the background/hidden apps by clicking on that cross symbol in bottom right corner. If you don't do this, there would be too many background /hidden apps running and phone becomes laggy. If you follow this trick, you don't even have to reboot the phone. Till now in last two weeks my phone has never shut down/rebooted on it's own. rather in my old Grand Quattro I used to get that problem sometimes but in Grand2 I don't see any issue.
Also make sure that you are using the latest version of Firmwire.
AnonD-160968, 20 Mar 2014which one is much better grand 2 or xperia c
go for xperia c superb no lag internal memory is less but u can transfer apps to sd card in default storage mode
it is the worst phone i had ever got.i got the mobile and am suffering from the day one, am facing sensor problem and hanging problem even after replacing the mobile by DOE.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2014Bro AB go for Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 as it has been announced that it will get Kitkat update i... moreThanks, but even Note 2 is also listed in that list- so I think Note 2 also would get Kitkat update. Please refer to the below link:
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.