With its 5-inch screen the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo measures 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6 mm, virtually identical to the original Galaxy Grand - the two being separated by only 0.2mm in height and width.
Weight-wise, the Grand Neo comes in at 163g - again just about identical to the original Grand.
The Galaxy Grand Neo follows the rather predictable and uninspired design Samsung has been using on its more affordable offerings for quite some time now. The matte finish on the back, however, is a breath of fresh air, as it doesn't feature the fingerprint-prone gloss found on most entry-level Samsung's.
Below the display you get the usual three navigation keys.
Above the display rests an earpiece and some sensors for proximity and ambient light, as well as a front-facing camera.
The only two buttons on the sides of the device are the volume rocker on the left and power/lock button on the right.
Up top is a 3.5mm audio jack, while at the bottom you'll find the microUSB port and microphone pinhole.
Around the back is the 5MP shooter flanked by an LED flash and a loudspeaker grille.
Taking off the back panel is a bit of a pain as the tabs, which hold it in place, are a bit overzealous. Underneath, you'll find the removable 2100mAh battery alongside the SIM and microSD card ports, neither of which is hot-swappable.
Battery life of the Grand Neo turned out to be a very respectable 59 hours, thanks in large part to its great standby time. Voice calling was another area where the 2,100 mAh battery excelled, while web browsing and multimedia videos aren't as good.