Hardware and Specifications
The Galaxy S Duos 2 is the latest budget offering from Samsung, and it retains most of the hardware details that were seen on the original Galaxy S Duos. The Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with a slightly faster 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, but has the same 768 MB of RAM as well as the same amount of internal memory that was on the Galaxy S Duos. There is a total of 4GB, although users will be access only 1.8 GB. However, there is a microSD card slot that boosts total storage to 64 GB, which should be a welcome addition.
Screen and Design
The screen on the Galaxy S Duos is a 4.0-inch offering, and features a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. This leads to a pixel density of 233 ppi, which is the same as that of the Galaxy S Duos. The design of the Galaxy S Duos 2 is very similar to that of its predecessor, and it has the same candybar design structure,as well as similar dimensions. Overall weight of the device has been brought down by 2 gms to 118 gms. There are the usual hardware buttons at the bottom of the screen, and the mobile is laced with plastic.
Camera and Multimedia
The camera segment on the Galaxy S Duos 2 is little different to the Galaxy S Duos, as the main 5 MP camera is the same on both devices. The VGA front shooter has similarly not been altered. In terms of multimedia, the device fares slightly better, as there is the inclusion of more audio and video codecs, but otherwise this area is also relatively unchanged.
Software and Features
The Galaxy S Duos 2 sees the most amount of change in the software segment, as the device comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This means that users can now install lockscreen widgets, as well as get access to Google Now along with a host of other tweaks and customizations. Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI skin is also significantly better at least when it comes to everyday activities. Samsung is also throwing in features like FM Radio, ChatON as well as others on the Galaxy S Duos 2.
Connectivity and Battery
Users on the Galaxy S Duos 2 can use the 3G connectivity to browse significantly faster, as it now allows downstream of 21 Mb/s, which is thrice as fast as what the Galaxy S Duos offered. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro USB 2.0. The 1,500 mAh battery is the same as the one used in the Galaxy S Duos, but the software tweaks mean that the Galaxy S Duos 2 should give better battery life.