Difference between Samsung Galaxy Win and Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Key difference: The Samsung Galaxy Win is yet another phone by the Samsung Corporation. The Samsung Galaxy Win comes in two variants: Single-SIM and Dual-SIM. The Samsung Galaxy Win is also sold as Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro in certain markets. The phone is a quad-core smartphone aimed at the budget segment.  Samsung Galaxy Win or Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) which is powered by 1.2GHz Quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 Processor and 1 GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a dual-SIM phone that was launched in September 2012. The phone comes with a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with approximately 233 ppi density. The device comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Android 4.0.4 ICS.


The Samsung Galaxy Win is yet another phone by the Samsung Corporation. Samsung seems to want to flood the market with its own products. In fact, it seems that Samsung’s biggest competitor will soon be Samsung itself. This seems even more likely as despite numerous phones in the market, Samsung also releases variants of those phones. The Samsung Galaxy Win comes in two variants: Single-SIM and Dual-SIM. The Samsung Galaxy Win is also sold as Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro in certain markets.

The phone is a quad-core smartphone aimed at the budget segment.  Samsung Galaxy Win or Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) which is powered by 1.2GHz Quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 Processor and 1 GB of RAM.

The user interface is that usual Samsung TouchWiz, however it has the additional Motion UI. The Motion UI allows user to control certain features on the phone by moving the phone a certain way. An example would be flipping the phone to face downward will mute the incoming call. The device also has an Easy Mode that helps the user access key functions such as favorite contacts, apps, dialer, etc on the homescreen with ease.

The device features a 4.7 inch WVGA TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It also has a 5 Mega pixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash and auto focus, as well as a VGA front facing camera. The phone also has additional camera features such as Continuous Shot, Best Photo, Color Effect and Scene Mode.

 Samsung announced the Galaxy S Duos as an option aimed for people that require double SIM capability, eliminating the need for carrying two separate phones. The phone was launched in September 2012.

At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos bears heavy resemblance to the company’s flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, looking past the basic form of the phone and picking it up; the user can realize the reason for such a small price tag. The phone is a cheaper version of its big brother, with a lesser quality plastic and some downgraded features. However, let’s not label it as of yet, as it does come with some good specs. The 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with approximately 233 ppi density, is pretty decent with good contrast and colors but it is too reflective under sunlight, making it a bit difficult to use outdoors without squinting or trying to cover the screen.

The phone itself is easy to hold and handle, making it sleek and small enough to slip into jeans pockets or a small purse when on the go. The 120 grams of weight also ensures that the phone does put that much pressure on the hands when holding the device for longer periods of time. The top of the device houses only the 3.55 mm jack, while the bottom only has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device holds the power button on the top right hand and the microSD card slot. The left side of the device only holds the volume rocker, a bit hard to reach, if a person is used to having it on the right. On the front, the device has the home button that is surrounded by capacitive more options and a back button.

The device comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Android 4.0.4 ICS. Again, the UI is a toned down version of the one found on the S3. The device lacks the ripples effect and the water-drop sound and has four customizable shortcut buttons on the bottom of the lockscreen that can directly take you to apps such as missed phone calls when unlocking the device. The device allows users to add/remove apps from the homescreen as well as add/remove panels similar to other versions of Android.

The device is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex-A5, with about 786 MB of RAM. The RAM is a slight upgrade to the 512 MB available on other phones, but it still isn’t that great when trying to run dual-SIM, resulting in some lagging during operation. The dual-SIM capability and standby allows both SIMs to be operational at the same time. The device comes with a 5 MP rear camera for taking photos and recording videos. The rear camera is pretty decent in terms of taking photos. The images have pleasing colors and a good dynamic range, but the photos are a bit grainy. The phone also comes with features such as smile detection, geo-tagging, Share shot, effects and panorama mode. The S Duos also houses a VGA (0.3 MP) front camera that is as okay, nothing much to talk about. The phone can also capture videos in VGA resolution at 30fps.

The S Duos comes with a decent removable LI-Ion 1500 mAh battery, that according to the company provides a talk time of 770 minutes in 2G and 520 minutes in 3G, along with a standby time of 570 hours in 2G and 470 hours in 3G. The phone does not come with the same amount of features as available in Galaxy S3, but with the price tag of this device, it is still something. The main reason for purchasing the phone would still be the dual-SIM capability, while in other countries where dual-SIM options are more common, the phone may not fare as well.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Win

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Launch Date

May 2013

September 2012

Company

Samsung

Samsung

Size

133.3 x 70.7 x 9.65 mm

121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm

Display

4.7 inch WVGA TFT LCD

4.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~199 ppi pixel density)

480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

Protection

-

No

Weight

144 g (5.04 oz)

120 grams

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8550

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8552 (Dual SIM version)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

4G Network

-

N/A

GUI

Samsung TouchWiz

TouchWiz 4.0 UI

CPU speed

1.2GHz Quad core Application Processor

1 GHz Cortex-A5

GPU

Adreno 203

Adreno 200

OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200

Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

RAM

1GB RAM

768 MB

SIM Size

Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM (Optional Dual SIM)

miniSIM (Dual-SIM handset)

Internal Memory

8 GB

4 GB (1.8 GB available to the user)

Expandable Memory

Up to 32GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Digital Compass

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Proximity Sensor

Connectivity

WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, MicroUSB, USB 2.0

GSM; EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1,800/1,900MHz); HSDPA 7.2; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz; Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

MicroUSB, USB 2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 Mega pixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash and auto focus

5 MP CMOS rear camera

Secondary Camera

VGA camera

VGA CMOS front camera

Video

Playback: 800x480 @30fps

Recording: 720x480 @30fps

[email protected]

Camera Features

Color Effect, Scene Mode, Continuous Shot, Best Photo

Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, Smile detection, Panorama mode, Share shot, scenes and effects

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

No

Audio supported formats

AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, I-Melody, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, SP-Midi, WAV, WMA

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, AVI, mp4, wmv, flv, mkv, WebM

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Battery Capacity

Li-ion 2,000 mAh

Removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery

Talk time

Up to 11 hours

2G: 770 minutes

3G: 520 minutes

Stand-by

Up to 210 hours

2G: 570 hours

3G: 470 hours

Available Colors

Ceramic White, Titan Gray

White, Black, La Fleur

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash Lite

Radio

FM Radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS

GPS with A-GPS support

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Dual SIM Always On (Optional)
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Kies/ Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Samsung Hub - Game Hub/ Readers Hub
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Easy Mode, Smart Alert, Motion UX
  • Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube,
  • Google Places, Google Navigation (Turn-by-turn Navi.)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Dual SIM
  • Dual SIM stand-by
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • ChatON

Image Courtesy: samsung.com

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