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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Review: Easy on the wallet!

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Performance & Software

The phone comes with Android Go version of the Android Oreo. With the Android Go on the board, you can see the Go or the Lite version of apps as well like the Gmail Go, Files Go, YouTube Go and so on.
When it comes to the performance part, the A2 Core really nails it on the entry-level segment. It comes with Exynos 7870 chipset and has 1GB of RAM under the hood. Since the Android Go is really optimized, the phone does well even with 1GB RAM. And with the Exynos 7870 chipset on the board, it handles most of the workloads pretty fluidly.

I couldn’t play PUBG and Asphalt 9 but when I played some heavy titles like the Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8, I didn’t face any major lags or stutters.
On the storage side of things, the phone rocks with a 16GB of onboard memory. It also comes with a dedicated SD card slot for memory expansion. With more storage, the A2 Core seriously has an edge over the Redmi Go. And I was also quite happy with this generosity on a Samsung phone.


When it comes to the display, Samsung has employed a 5-inch qHD IPS panel here. Not the Quad-HD like the Galaxy S10 and S10+ but a quarter-HD, which is less sharp than the HD display. So you can’t quite find crispy details on its screen. Redmi Go has implemented HD resolution on its screen so I expected the same from Samsung. But that’s not the case here. But since it’s an entry-level device, we cannot really complain much about that, can we?


Now the battery. The phone comes with a 2600mAh battery, which is not much according to the recent standards. But given the low-res display and the power-efficient chipset, the phone provides a good endurance. On my use, the phone always backed me up for more than a day on the normal use. At the end of the day, I was always left with 35% or more charge left on the phone. Standby backup is also pretty good here. So you have nothing worry here.
But I cannot say the same when it comes to charging the device. The phone comes with a 3.5-watt charger on the box, which you can already guess takes a significant time to charge the device.


Now let’s talk about the camera. The phone comes with a 5MP camera on both the front and on the back. When it comes to the image quality, I found the rear camera surprisingly good for its price. Colors look good and the images have a good amount of details in the good light. Focusing can get tricky here though. So have to keep your hands steady while capturing the images.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core specifications

  1. 5-inch (540 x 960 pixels) qHD TFT display
  2. 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor with Mali T830 GPU
  3. 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  4. Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)
  5. Dual SIM
  6. 5MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  7. 5MP Front-facing camera
  8. Dimensions:141.6 x 71 x 9.1mm; Weight: 142g
  9. 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  10. 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS
  11. 2600mAh battery
  12. Price: Rs. 9,390


So the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is a great phone with amazing performance, a good amount of storage, good design for its price and obviously it’s budget-friendly price. It goes super easy on the wallet and does most of the job really good.

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