Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Karbonn A30: Will the 5.9 inch Phablet Shake the Smartphone King Throne?

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Consumers of the today's generation are usually prefer the large-screen smartphones following the trend and also the 5-inch display devices are also convenient to use, watch videos, surf the web, social media activities and more.

Analyzing the purchasing decisions of buyers, several companies - global and local have started coming up with phablets - devices with a display of 5 inch and above.Initially, it was Samsung, the South Korean tech giant who started this trend with such large sized handsets with the Galaxy Note in 2011. Later, Samsung came up with its successor - Galaxy Note 2 and now Galaxy Grand.

As of now, there is no official word from the company regarding the pricing and release date of Galaxy Grand in India however, going by the past launch pattern of Samsung, the company might be releasing the device in India sometime in early 2013.

Meanwhile, in India, plethora of low cost tech manufacturers have come up with 5 inch display devices and low resolution, similar to Galaxy Grand to quench the needs of budget-conscious consumers.

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Karbonn A30: Will You Buy?

However, Karbonn has broke the 5-inch display trend recently by unleashing a 5.9 inch device - A30 at a reasonable price of Rs 10,990 to compete with the likes of devices introduced by major global brands in the nation.

Hence, today Gizbot has come up with a spec comparison of Karbonn A30 and Samsung Galaxy Grand to have a look at how these two devices clash against each other. Have a look and weight your two best options.

Dimensions & Weight: Karbonn A30 boasts a dimension of 165 x 90 x 10 mm and weighs in at 270 grams as compared to the thinner and lighter Galaxy Grand measuring 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm and weighing in at 162 grams.

Display: When it comes to display, A30 boasts a massive 5.9 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixels.

On the other hand, Galaxy Grand packs a 5 inch multi-touch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with the same 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

Processor: In this segment, A30 is equipped with a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, whereas, Galaxy Grand comes with a dual core 1.2GHz processor.

OS: On the operating system front, A30 is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Grand runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has new features including Project Butter, expandable and contractible notifications, resizable app widgets, live wallpaper preview, high resolution contact photos, improved Android Beam and many more.

Camera: When it comes to camera, both A30 and Galaxy Grand come with an 8MP rear camera, however, when it comes to front camera, Galaxy Grand scores more with a 2MP camera as compared to the 1.3MP camera in the former.

Storage: Speaking of storage, A30 comes with 2GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB.

In comparison, Galaxy Grand has 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB expandable memory.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the devices come packed with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB.

Battery: A30 is loaded with a 2,500 mAh Li-ion battery and Galaxy Grand is powered by a 2,100 mAh Li-ion battery.

Price: On the pricing front, Karbonn A30 is priced at Rs 10,990, which is quite reasonable and on the other hand, the price of Galaxy Grand is not revealed by Samsung. However, Samsung might not launch the device at such a low price tag.

Verdict

From the specifications, it is quite evident that both the devices - Karbonn A30 and Samsung Galaxy Grand are not too different from one another.

If the concern is on the size and usability of the device, faster processor, better front camera performance and increased storage options, Samsung Galaxy Grand could be the right option.

On the other hand, if the concern is on the price of the device and dual SIM connectivity, Karbonn A30 should be a better option.

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