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Galaxy J2 Core review: worth buying?

Created date: 11/18/2018, 12:23:23, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 16:10:49

An examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the specs and capabilities of the Galaxy J2 Core. How highly does it rate in terms of accessibility and performance in comparison with other smartphone? We reviewed the Galaxy J2 Core to see if it was a good buy.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Galaxy J2 Core

The camera function of Galaxy J2 Core

The main camera of the Galaxy J2 Core has a capacity of 8 MP pixels, and is adequate for normal use. But some users may feel dissatisfied with the picture quality.

The Galaxy J2 Core comes with a 5 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Galaxy J2 Core

The Galaxy J2 Core's battery capacity is 2600mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the Galaxy J2 Core has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

Galaxy J2 Core's size

The Galaxy J2 Core is 2.8inches (72.1mm) wide, 5.6inches (143.4mm) tall, and 0.4inches (8.9mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Galaxy J2 Core, it weighs about 5.4oz (154g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Galaxy J2 Core, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Galaxy J2 Core's screen

The Galaxy J2 Core has a 5 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen quality of the Galaxy J2 Core is such that images and videos can occasionally be somewhat blurry. For general usage however, it's largely not a problem.

The CPU performance of Galaxy J2 Core

The processing power of the Galaxy J2 Core is comparatively low at 1.4GHz×4(Quad core). You'll most likely notice its lack of power when running games or playing videos. However, you shouldn't have any problems making calls, browsing the internet or using apps like Twitter or Instagram.

The Galaxy J2 Core only has 1GB of RAM, which is fairly low. The RAM is regularly insufficient, so operation gets unstable and jerky even when using apps that are not resource intensive.

In rating the Galaxy J2 Core's overall operational speed, it ranks at the low end of smartphones. It will lag and feel sluggish even during normal use. In most cases, users will feel the performance to be lacking.

Galaxy J2 Core's storage capacity

The Galaxy J2 Core has 16GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Galaxy J2 Core is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of Galaxy J2 Core

The Galaxy J2 Core is a relatively high-performance smartphone. If you plan to use it as your main smartphone, you may find it slightly inconvenient, but within tolerable limits.

The merits and demerits of Galaxy J2 Core

The merits of Galaxy J2 Core

  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.

The demerits of Galaxy J2 Core

  • The CPU performance is not very good, and will become operationally sluggish when using apps.

Specifications of Galaxy J2 Core

Galaxy J2 Core
ImageGalaxy J2 Core
MakerSamsung
Release date8, 2018
ColorBlack/Gold/Lavender
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8inches (72.1mm) x 5.6inches (143.4mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm)
Weight5.4oz (154g)
Display size5 inch
Display typePLS TFT
Screen resolution (width x height)540 x 960
Pixel density220ppi
Battery capacity2600mAh
ChipsetExynos 7570 Quad
CPU specs1.4GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution8 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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Comparing the specifications of Galaxy J2 Core against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Galaxy J2 Core

57.3-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72.1mm) x 5.6inches (143.4mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm)

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

59.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm)

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

59.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm)

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

52.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm)

Galaxy A6s

50.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.5mm) x 6.2inches (156.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm)

Galaxy A7 (2018)

50.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.8mm) x 6.3inches (159.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm)

Galaxy A9 (2018)

49.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (77mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.8mm)

Galaxy Note9

49.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Galaxy J2 Core

68.8-Weight:5.4oz (154g)

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

55.6Weight:6.6oz (187g)

Galaxy A6s

57.2Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy A7 (2018)

63.2Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Galaxy A9 (2018)

57.2Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy Note9

49.9Weight:7.1oz (201g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Galaxy J2 Core

74.0-Display size:5 inch

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Galaxy A6s

90.0Display size:6 inch

Galaxy A7 (2018)

90.0Display size:6 inch

Galaxy A9 (2018)

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

Galaxy Note9

90.7Display size:6.4 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Galaxy J2 Core

22.5-

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

92.7

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

92.7

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

92.7

Galaxy A6s

72.7

Galaxy A7 (2018)

73.6

Galaxy A9 (2018)

73.6

Galaxy Note9

92.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Galaxy J2 Core

20.0-RAM size:1GB

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

70.0RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

70.0RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A6s

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A7 (2018)

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A9 (2018)

93.4RAM size:8GB

Galaxy Note9

93.4RAM size:8GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Galaxy J2 Core

50.0-Storage size:16GB

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy A6s

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A7 (2018)

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A9 (2018)

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy Note9

95.0Storage size:512GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Galaxy J2 Core

59.0-Battery capacity:2600mAh

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

72.5Battery capacity:3500mAh

Galaxy A6s

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Galaxy A7 (2018)

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Galaxy A9 (2018)

77.0Battery capacity:3800mAh

Galaxy Note9

80.0Battery capacity:4000mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Galaxy J2 Core

50.0-Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Galaxy A6s

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Galaxy A7 (2018)

87.6Rear-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy A9 (2018)

87.6Rear-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy Note9

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Galaxy J2 Core

50.0-Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy A6s

70.0Front-camera resolution:12 MP

Galaxy A7 (2018)

86.6Front-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy A9 (2018)

86.6Front-camera resolution:24 MP

Galaxy Note9

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Galaxy J2 Core

63.0-Color:Black/Gold/Lavender, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72.1mm) x 5.6inches (143.4mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm), Weight:5.4oz (154g)

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

62.6Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

62.6Color:Titanium Gray/Midnight Black/Lilac Purple, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

54.0Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.4inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.6oz (187g)

Galaxy A6s

54.1Color:Black/White/Blue/Pink/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.5mm) x 6.2inches (156.3mm) x 0.3inches (8.4mm), Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy A7 (2018)

56.9Color:Black/blue/gold/pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.8mm) x 6.3inches (159.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Galaxy A9 (2018)

53.4Color:Caviar Black/Lemonade Blue/Bubblegum Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (77mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.8mm), Weight:6.4oz (183g)

Galaxy Note9

49.6Color:Metallic Copper/Lavender Purple/Ocean Blue/Midnight Black/Pure White/Alpine White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.3inches (8.8mm), Weight:7.1oz (201g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Galaxy J2 Core

36.4-Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):540 x 960, Pixel density:220ppi

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

88.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy A6s

84.9Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi

Galaxy A7 (2018)

85.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2220, Pixel density:411ppi

Galaxy A9 (2018)

82.9Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2220, Pixel density:391ppi

Galaxy Note9

88.0Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:514ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Galaxy J2 Core

18.0-OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7570 Quad, CPU specs:1.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1GB

Galaxy S9 SCV38 au

89.1OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9 SC-02K docomo

89.1OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S9+ SCV39 au

91.8OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A6s

90.1OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A7 (2018)

89.8OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7885, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy A9 (2018)

92.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Galaxy Note9

94.4OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 9810, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

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