Samsung Officially launches Galaxy S Duos 2: Worth a Buy?

Korean manufacturer, Samsung which is currently leading the mobile phone industry thanks to its vast range of Galaxy products, has launched a new smartphone. The smartphone, dubbed as Galaxy S Duos 2 was spotted first on company’s Indian online store few days ago and now launched officially. It is the successor to Galaxy S Duos and is targeted at the entry-level smartphone market only. Let’s take a look at its specifications

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2

Brief Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2

  • 4 inch display with 800 x 480 pixels, giving pixel density of
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • Internal storage of 4 GB
  • Expandable via micro SD card up to 64 GB
  • 5 MP main camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 2G/ 3G support with dual SIM slots
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 JellyBean version with customized TouchWiz user interface

Can it Beat the Competition?

The first Galaxy S Duos have done really well in the market as it is still the most sought-after device in the affordable smartphone segment. Samsung hopes to continue this success with the second iteration of Galaxy S Duos. However, time has changed since the last year and now, when the company not only faces tough competition from other global manufacturers, but Indian manufacturers also.

Samsung has not changed much in the Galaxy S Duos’s successor, except the dual-core processor instead of single core. It also comes with relatively newer version of Android (but not latest). The 768 MB RAM might be an issue when multiple apps are open simultaneously. Even 4 GB storage is less for installing heavy apps or games.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2

But, in comparison the homegrown manufacturers offer qHD display (960 x 540 pixels) on 4.5 to 5 inch display, quad-core processor and a 1 GB RAM. They also have better camera of 8 MP and a good quality front facing camera, as well.

Pricing Information of Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2

The smartphone is priced at Rs 10,990 and is available to purchase on Samsung’s online store as well as major retail stores.

But, unless and until you are not big fan of Samsung/ branded products, we would suggest you to check our better value for money offering from Indian devices.