Samsung launched the Galaxy Grand Duos in India earlier this year. The Galaxy Grand Quattro is the latest mid-range Android smartphone from Samsung that was launched back in May. We reviewed the Galaxy Grand Duos few months back and the Grand Quattro last month. Both these are mid-range smartphone with a similar design, but both these are powered by different chips and have different camera modules. Now let us compare both these phones.
The Grand Quattro features a 4.7 inch display with 800 by 480 resolution at 198 ppi pixel density. The Grand Duos features a 5 inch display with the same 800 by 480 resolution at a pixel density of 186ppi. The Grand Quattro has better pixel density and the display is also brighter with rich colors.
Both the phones follows the same design language with chrome strips on the side. Both these phones have a proximity sensor and a front-facing camera, but the Grand Quattro misses the ambient light sensor. The Grand Quattro has a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera whereas the Grand Duos comes with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Both the phones have a hardware home button below the display with backlit buttons for menu and back.
There are no differences in the placement of power button , micro USB slot , volume rocker and the 3.5 mm jack on both devices. Both these have a tiny microphone hole on the bottom.
Camera UI remains the same for both the devices. Grand quattro is equipped with 5-megapixel auto camera with single LED flash. It can record video at a maximum resolution of 480p at 30 fps. Grand Duos is equipped with a 8-megapixel auto focus camera with BSI sensor and a single LED flash. The Grand Duos can shoot videos at 1080p full HD resolution at 30 fps.The camera on the grand duos is better. The Grand Quattro has a chrome finish on the speaker grill. Both these phones lack a secondary microphone.
The texture on the Grand Duos is clearly visible while the texture is hardly noticeable on the Grand Quattro.
Both the phones run on Android 4.1.2 with Touchwiz User interface on top. The special features like Multi-Window, Direct Call, Pop up Video play, Ripple effect in lockscreen and S-voice present in Grand Duos are missing in the Grand Quattro. The Grand Quattro is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8625Q processor based on Cortex A5 CPU and 1GB of RAM of which 840MB is usable. The Grand Duos is powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core Broadcom BCM28155 processor based on ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and 1GB of RAM of which 800MB is usable.
Both the phone have dual SIM support with dual standby. The Grand Duos uses a normal SIM card, while the Grand Quattro has micro SIM cards slots. The Grand Duos supports cards up to 64GB but the Grand Quattro support micro SD card up to 32GB.
The Grand Quattro has a 2000 mAh removable battery and the Grand Duos is powered by 2100 mAh removable battery. The Grand Quattro offers a marginally better battery life than Grand Duos.
Grand Quattro retails at Rs. 16,000 whereas the Grand Duos retails at Rs. 19,500. We prefer the Galaxy grand Duos as it offers a bigger display, better camera, supports 1080p recording and comes with a lot of Samsung-specific software features. But these features come at a higher price tag.