Samasung today unveiled the Galaxy Grand Neo at the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. The phone has been made available in the Indian market for Rs 18,450 from today itself. Here is our first impression of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo sports a 5 inch screen and runs on a 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. It is powered by a 2100 mAh battery. The phone has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, and an expandable storage slot that can accommodate up to a 64 GB micro SD card.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo is a mid-range smartphone with traditional Samsung design. It looks like previous Grand series smartphones with rounded corners, physical home key, volume rocker in the left side panel and power button on right panel. It has a plastic body and sports a removable back cover, under which SIM and the memory card slots are placed along with the removable 2100 mAh battery.
In terms of design Grand Neo has nothing new to offer apart from the smaller screen size and older version.
Galaxy Grand Neo’s 5 inch LCD screen has 480×800 pixels of resolution. Videos or pictures do not look crispy or lively as a result of the poor resolution. The display is though big enough for browsing.
The Galaxy Grand Neo’s 8 megapixel rear camera does able to capture decent pictures in good lighting conditions. I was not able to test the camera in different lighting conditions so will reserve my verdict about the camera quality till the time we do a complete review of the device.
Samsung Grand Neo looks like a decent budget smartphone. Its display and design look like the major sore points as far as our first interaction goes. The display is good for people who don’t watch videos regularly on their smartphones.
In the design front, Samsung has failed to bring any new design element and I guess it is high time Samsung should re-look at its design strategy. In a couple of days we will come up with a detailed review of the device.