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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Review, Specs and Price

by Obodoakor Moses

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core – Samsung A-series has reported made $1 billion in 70 days in India. It’s not surprising to see Samsung taking an aggressive approach to the mid-range and budget market this year. Cause honestly, more than 50% of smartphone users are in those two categories. Talking about the budget market, we have a new device from Samsung A-series. The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is one of the cheapest smartphones in the market right now. And it’s similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Go and Samsung Galaxy A10.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Design

The design of the Galaxy A2 Core won’t appeal to most people. It features thick bezels at the top, bottom and sides. The back is made of plastic with the speaker grill rightly below the rear camera and LED flash. The phone weighs 142 grams, which is not heavy at all. In dimensions, the A2 Core measures 141.6 x 71.0 x 9.1. The device is only available in Blue and Black body colour.

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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core

Dimensions: 141.6 x 71.0 x 9.1
Weight: 142 grams
Build: Front glass, plastic unibody
SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Black, Blue
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Display

The Galaxy A2 Core features a 5.0 inches IPS LCD display with 16.9 aspect ratio, 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 220 PPI density. If you’re someone who has used big inches display, adjusting to this sort of compact display won’t be an easy task. You’ll find it hard navigating through the handset.

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (220 PPI density)
Protection: –

Camera

Not sure anybody buying a smartphone under $90 will be worried about the camera. The A2 Core, however, comes with a single 5 MP rear camera featuring f/1.9 aperture, AF, LED flash and HDR. At the front, we have another 5 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture for taking selfies.

Main Camera
Single: 5 MP, f/1.9, AF
Features: LED flash, HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera
Single: 5 MP, f/2.2
Features: –
Video: –

Hardware

Running under the hood is Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and comes with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. The device is available in only a 1GB RAM along with either an 8 GB or 16 GB internal storage. Surprisingly, the A2 Core has a microSD slot for additional storage up to 1TB. Like seriously Samsung, you mean 1TB for this small smartphone 🙂

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Chipset: Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
Memory: 1GB/8GB, 1GB/16GB
MicroSD: up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)

Software

Running on the Galaxy A2 Core is the Go edition of Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone will come with Go edition of Google pre-installed apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Music and so on. Nowadays, most heavy apps now have a lite version which will run smoothly on this kind of device.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core

OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
User Interface: Go edition
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
Features: –

Battery

The Galaxy A2 Core packs a non-removable Li-ion 2600 mAh battery capacity. There is no fast charging feature here so it might take longer hours to charge the phone. If you need more battery capacity for your budget device, the Xiaomi Redmi Go comes with a 3000 mAh battery capacity.

Type: Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
Charging: –

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio: FM Radio
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Price

1GB/8GB: $78/€70/£61
1GB/16GB: –

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