Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Review: Double Vision: Synthetic Benchmarks And Performance

By 11:58 Sat, 14 Aug 2021 Comments


Synthetic benchmarks and performance

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the Snapdragon 400 mid-range chipset. It offers four Cortex-A7 Central Processing Units (CPU) cores, Adreno 305 graphics and 1.5GB of RAM. We've already seen the S400 in action on the Motorola Moto G and it delivered indeed a snappy performance. The Galaxy Grand 2 features 1.5GB RAM, which should assist it deal with the higher resolution screen. We already saw Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz running remarkable on the Galaxy Grand 2, so now we'll be testing the smartphone's raw performance.

The Cortex-A7 processor cores clocked at 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) delivers a decent mid-range performance very close to their Cortex-A9 counterparts, with the added benefit of lower power consumption.

Our first test is all about single-core performance, where the Grand 2 scored similar results to most of the Cortex-A7-powered competitors such as the Moto G and Xperia C.

.jrGraphContainer { background: none !important; border-bottom: 1px solid #eee !important;}

ul.jrGraph { left: 148px !important; }

ul.jrGraphControls { padding: 0; margin-left: -10px !important; }

Benchimprint Pi

Lower is better

  • LG G Flex

    99

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    166

  • Sony Xperia Z

    264

  • HTC Butterfly

    266

  • Oppo Find 5

    267

  • HTC One X+

    280

  • LG Optimus G

    285

  • HTC One mini

    293

  • Samsung Galaxy Express

    346

  • Sony Xperia C

    374

  • Motorola Moto G

    392

  • Sony Xperia M

    400

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus

    409

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    413

  • Sony Xperia L

    435

  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini

    499

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

    519

  • Sony Xperia go

    543

  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim

    554

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    578

  • HTC Desire X

    639

  • Sony Xperia E dual

    800

  • Samsung Galaxy Young

    831

Next up, we put all four cores to the test in the multi-core version of the Linpack benchmark. The Galaxy Grand 2 matched the S400-powered Moto G, but fell behind most of the quad-core devices we've tested so far.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    1004

  • Samsung Galaxy S4

    788

  • HTC One

    646

  • Sony Xperia Z

    630

  • HTC Butterfly

    624

  • LG Optimus G

    608

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    413

  • Sony Xperia SP

    348

  • HTC One mini

    320

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    274

  • Motorola Moto G

    259

  • Nexus 4

    213.5

  • Sony Xperia L

    191

  • HTC One X+

    177

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    175

  • Sony Xperia M

    168.3

  • HTC One X

    160

  • LG Optimus 4X HD

    141

  • Sony Xperia C

    132.3

  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim

    107.7

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    85

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

    68

We also run the GeekBench 3 Central Processing Units (CPU) benchmark. The Galaxy Grand 2 once again matched the score of quad-core Cortex-A7 running Moto G, Xperia C and Oppo R819.

Geekbench 3

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    2937

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    2670

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2638

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    2561

  • LG Nexus 5

    2453

  • LG G2

    2243

  • HTC One

    1972

  • HTC One Max

    1899

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    1869

  • LG Optimus G

    1623

  • Meizu MX3

    1579

  • Huawei Ascdiscontinue P6

    1315

  • LG Nexus 4

    1288

  • HTC Butterfly

    1257

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    1159

  • Motorola Moto G

    1120

  • Sony Xperia C

    1079

  • Oppo R819

    1047

  • HTC One mini

    887

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

    564

AnTuTu 4 gauges the overall device performance instead of just the Central Processing Units (CPU) and the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 managed to output half the scores of the top Snapdragon 800 chips. The Quadrant test does the same as AnTuTu, but the Galaxy Grand 2 produced uninspiring score, though matching the Moto G completely.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • LG G Flex

    35831

  • LG G2

    35444

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    32162

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    31109

  • LG Nexus 5

    25097

  • HTC One

    22678

  • Sony Xperia Z

    20794

  • Motorola Moto G

    17214

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    17106

  • Oppo Find 5

    15167

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    14518

  • Sony Xperia C

    13948

  • HTC Butterfly

    12631

  • HTC One mini

    11434

  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim

    11203

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

    10448

  • Sony Xperia M

    9902

  • Sony Xperia L

    9746

  • Nokia Lumia 620

    9140

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    7408

  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

    6650

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    20388

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    20052

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    18177

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    12446

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    12376

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    12105

  • HTC One

    11746

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    11404

  • LG Nexus 5

    8844

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    8588

  • Motorola Moto G

    8508

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    7153

  • HTC One mini

    6048

  • Sony Xperia V

    5816

  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim

    5053

  • Samsung Galaxy Express

    4998

  • Sony Xperia C

    4941

  • Sony Xperia L

    4279

  • Sony Xperia M

    4147

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    3240

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    3152

It's time to test the Adreno 305 graphic processing unit. We ran both GFX Benchimprint tests in off-classy screen mode, testing raw GPU power. The Galaxy Grand 2 was a match for the Moto G, while its Adreno 305 did better than the PowerVR SGX544 GPU found over the Xperia C's MT6589.

GFX Benchimprint 2.7 T-Rex (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    26.3

  • LG Nexus 5

    23

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    23

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    23

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    23

  • LG G Pro 2

    22.9

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

    22

  • LG G Flex

    22

  • LG G2

    22

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    17.1

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)

    17.1

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

    16

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    15

  • HTC One max

    14

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    6.4

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    5.8

  • HTC One mini

    5.6

  • Motorola Moto G

    5.6

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    4.9

  • Sony Xperia C

    2.8

GFX Benchimprint 3.0 Manhattan (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    9.9

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

    9

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

    8.9

  • LG G Pro 2

    8.7

  • LG Nexus 5

    8.5

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    3.7

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    1.9

Then we've run them again, this time onscreen. The Galaxy Grand 2 did better here thanks to its HD resolution halving the scores of the Adreno 330 GPU inside the Snapdragon 800 chipsets.

GFX Benchimprint 2.7 T-Rex (1080p on-screen)

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    37

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

    34

  • LG G Flex

    33

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    26.7

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    25

  • LG G Pro 2

    24.1

  • LG Nexus 5

    24

  • LG G2

    23.1

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    10.6

GFX Benchimprint 3.0 Manhattan (1080p on-screen)

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    10

  • LG G Pro 2

    9.2

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

    5

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    4.7

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    4.0

We also ran Epic Citadel benchimprint on the Ultra High Quality setting. Here the Galaxy Grand 2 showed even though its GPU may be struggling to handle 1080p resolution, the Adreno 305 graphic chip offers nicely playable framerates on the HD resolution display. And a strong case can be made that this is what actually counts.

Epic Citadel

Higher is better

  • LG G Flex

    56

  • Sony Xperia Z

    55.6

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    54.8

  • LG G Pro 2

    54.1

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    54

  • Asus Padfone 2

    53.4

  • LG Nexus 5

    49.1

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    49

  • Alcatel One Touch Hero

    43.5

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    37.2

  • Motorola Moto G

    34

  • Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate

    33.2

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    32

  • HTC Butterfly

    29.6

The JavaScript performance of the Galaxy Grand 2's default web browser is quite decent, matching the Snapdragon S4 quad-core gang.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    403

  • LG G Pro 2

    535.5

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    567.9

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    587

  • Apple iPhone 5

    694

  • Apple iPhone 5c

    704

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    750

  • LG Nexus 5

    827

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    845

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

    855

  • LG G2

    908

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    1011

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    1046

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    1063.3

  • HTC One

    1174

  • Motorola Moto G

    1308

  • Sony Xperia C

    1319

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

    1337

  • HTC One mini

    1375

  • LG Nexus 4

    1379

  • HTC Butterfly

    1397

  • Oppo R819

    1423

The combined BrowserMark 2 benchimprint results were great, very close to the S600 gang and similar to the Motorola Moto G.

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 5s

    3549

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

    3172

  • LG G Pro 2

    3048

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    3041

  • Apple iPhone 5

    2825

  • Apple iPhone 5c

    2799

  • Oppo N1

    2769

  • LG Nexus 5

    2745

  • LG G2

    2718

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

    2600

  • Motorola Moto G

    2562

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)

    2438

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    2432

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    2419

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2398

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    2314

  • HTC One

    2262

  • HTC One mini

    2164

  • LG Optimus G Pro

    1801

  • HTC Butterfly

    1475

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    1469

  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    1247

  • Samsung Galaxy Express

    1154

  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini

    714

Finally, the Galaxy Grand 2 placed near the middle of the chart in the Vellamo browser benchmark.

Vellamo

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

    2996

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    2944

  • LG G2

    2908

  • Sony Xperia Z1

    2904

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    2853

  • Sony Xperia SP

    2497

  • HTC One

    2382

  • HTC One mini

    2252

  • Sony Xperia Z

    2189

  • Samsung Galaxy S4

    2060

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

    2019

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

    1989

  • Motorola Moto G

    1928

  • HTC Butterfly

    1866

  • Sony Xperia M

    1800

  • Sony Xperia L

    1640

  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim

    1572

  • LG Optimus 4X HD

    1568

  • LG Optimus G

    1522

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

    1409

  • Samsung Galaxy Core

    1366

  • Nexus 4

    1310

  • Samsung Galaxy Fame

    1234

  • Samsung Galaxy Young

    1072

  • Sony Xperia E dual

    1065

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 might not be the benchimprint beast geeks would dream about, but it's not underpowered by any means. The quad-core Snapdragon 400 is powerful enough to provide fast, fluid and lag-free performance on the HD resolution and will handle well every app and game out there. And in this price range, this is more than enough.


DOWNLOAD NOW

DOWNLOAD MUSIC





Related Article

Comment
Name




.....................

Please LOGIN or REGISTER To Gain Full Access To This Article