Samsung has made quite a name for itself that spans not only throughout the international market, but also has a special place in the market that caters to the Indian domestic customers. But while its popularity has soared over the past years, it hasn't gone unchecked with its nearest rival Apple lurking in the corner.
Nonetheless, according to a one-on-one comparison made between both the companies, it can be assumed safely at this point that Samsung did enjoy most of the popularity in the Indian market, as compared to the devices pushed out by Apple in the same time-frame.
And the apparent reason for this, among many others, is connected to the price tags of the devices from both the companies. Speaking from an entirely neutral point of view, while Samsung has made a number of devices running Anfroid for customers at a host of different prices that both cheap and pocket friendly, Apple has failed to offer similar deals for anyone interested in purchasing an Apple iPhone for a subsidized price.
However, with all that said, the market never stops operating and now both Samsung and Apple are ready to lock horns yet again with their own flagship offerings in the form of Galaxy Grand 2 and iPhone 4 (8GB), respectively.
So where do both these devices stand against each other in terms of the specifications and features offered? Let's take a closer look
In terms of the operating system offered via the devices, the Apple-made iPhone 4, as expected, runs on iOS 4 out of the box. And although the device can be later upgraded to iOS v7.0.4, a host of past reports have claimed that Apple has already released the next iOS 7.0.5 for selected Chinese and European iPhone models. And if that's the case for every device running on Apple's OS, it will only be a matter of time before the device gets the update internationally.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, on the other hand, runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. However, it is still not certain whether or when the device will be upgraded to the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system.
Display and Dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 offers a 5.25-inch TFT capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPhone 4, comparatively, comes with a 3.5-inch LED backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen which renders 640 x 960 pixels resolution.
And as far as device dimensions are concerned, The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm dimensions and is quite heavy, weighing in at 163 grams. The iPhone 4, on the other hand, comes with 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm dimensions and weighs in at 137 grams - which is quite less than what the Grand 2 weighs.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 sports a 8-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 3264x2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for carrying out video chats.
The iPhone 5S, in terms of camera specs, has a similar presence by sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
In terms of power that's generated in the device, both the devices, more or less, offer satisfactory hardware specifications that are more than suitable to flawlessly power the devices. While the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, its Apple counterpart powers up the iPhone 4 via a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor that's assisted via an Apple A4 chipset.
Storage and RAM
As it seems, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 offers 1.5 GB of RAM coupled with 8 GB of internal memory. Moreover, there's also the option to expand the device's memory further as an external microSD slot for additional memory offers expansion 64GB.
The iPhone 4, on the other hand, offers just 512MB of RAM and comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, although we are talking only about the 8GB variant in this case. And as expected, a microSD slot for additional memory is missing.
While the iPhone 4's 8GB variant is available for Rs. 20,455, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has been listed for Rs. 22,281.00.
Both Samsung and Apple, while offering the best specifications possible in terms of the price tags, have done their best to offer the best possible deals. However, if going by the standards maintained in the Indian market - as far as smartphones are concerned - it won't require much thought to guess that the Galaxy Grand 2 from Samsung actually has the upper hand over its Apple counterpart since the Samsung-made device is offering more specifications for the price it's charging.