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Galaxy A2 Core Review

Created date: 04/09/2019, 21:34:17, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 09:49:21

We've conducted a detailed review of the Galaxy A2 Core, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Galaxy A2 Core

The camera function of Galaxy A2 Core

The performance of the Galaxy A2 Core's main camera is rather low with only 5 MP pixels. If you take a lot of pictures, then you'll likely be dissatisfied with what this camera has to offer.

The Galaxy A2 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 A2 Core

The Galaxy A2 Core's battery capacity is 2600 mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the Galaxy A2 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 A2 Core's size

The Galaxy A2 Core is 2.8 inches (71 mm) wide, 5.6 inches (141.6 mm) tall, and 0.4 inches (9.1 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Galaxy A2 Core, it weighs about 142 oz (142 g). 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 A2 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 A2 Core's screen

The Galaxy A2 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 A2 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 A2 Core

The Galaxy A2 Core has a run-of-the-mill processing power of 1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), so while you'll be able to play 2D games with ease, it's a little lacking for 3D games. Outside of games, the phone runs most things quite smoothly, but certain apps can cause a bit of slowdown.

The Galaxy A2 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.

My impression of the overall operation speed of the Galaxy A2 Core is at about the mid- to low-end of smartphones. If you use it normally, you likely won't run into any problems, but at times you will notice what it lacks.

Galaxy A2 Core's storage capacity

The Galaxy A2 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 A2 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 A2 Core

The Galaxy A2 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 A2 Core

The merits of Galaxy A2 Core

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

The demerits of Galaxy A2 Core

  • The back camera is quite low-spec, so its not really suited for taking pictures to upload to social media.

Comparing the specifications of Galaxy A2 Core against similar products

body size

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

Galaxy A2 Core

58.6-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm)

Galaxy A40

60.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69.2 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm)

Galaxy A20

52.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.7 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm)

Galaxy A80

48.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.5 mm) x 6.5 inches (165.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.3 mm)

Galaxy A20e

59.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69.7 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.4 mm)

Galaxy A60

53.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.9 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm)

Galaxy M40

53.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.9 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm)

Galaxy Xcover 4s

54.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.3 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.7 mm)

body weight

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

Galaxy A2 Core

73.5-Weight:142 oz (142 g)

Galaxy A40

74.3Weight:140 oz (140 g)

Galaxy A20

62.8Weight:169 oz (169 g)

Galaxy A80

47.1Weight:220 oz (220 g)

Galaxy A20e

73.9Weight:141 oz (141 g)

Galaxy A60

63.2Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy M40

63.2Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy Xcover 4s

61.6Weight:172 oz (172 g)

screen size

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

Galaxy A2 Core

74.0-Display size:5 inch

Galaxy A40

88.4Display size:5.9 inch

Galaxy A20

90.7Display size:6.4 inch

Galaxy A80

91.2Display size:6.7 inch

Galaxy A20e

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Galaxy A60

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

Galaxy M40

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

Galaxy Xcover 4s

74.0Display size:5 inch

screen resolution

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

Galaxy A2 Core

22.5-

Galaxy A40

75.3

Galaxy A20

48.3

Galaxy A80

76.2

Galaxy A20e

48.3

Galaxy A60

75.3

Galaxy M40

75.3

Galaxy Xcover 4s

41.7

RAM capacity

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

Galaxy A2 Core

20.0-RAM size:1GB

Galaxy A40

70.0RAM size:4GB

Galaxy A20

60.0RAM size:3GB

Galaxy A80

93.4RAM size:8GB

Galaxy A20e

60.0RAM size:3GB

Galaxy A60

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy M40

90.0RAM size:6GB

Galaxy Xcover 4s

60.0RAM size:3GB

storage size

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

Galaxy A2 Core

50.0-Storage size:16GB

Galaxy A40

67.0Storage size:64GB

Galaxy A20

55.5Storage size:32GB

Galaxy A80

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy A20e

55.5Storage size:32GB

Galaxy A60

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy M40

90.0Storage size:128GB

Galaxy Xcover 4s

55.5Storage size:32GB

battery

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

Galaxy A2 Core

59.0-Battery capacity:2600 mAh

Galaxy A40

66.5Battery capacity:3100 mAh

Galaxy A20

80.0Battery capacity:4000 mAh

Galaxy A80

75.5Battery capacity:3700 mAh

Galaxy A20e

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Galaxy A60

72.5Battery capacity:3500 mAh

Galaxy M40

72.5Battery capacity:3500 mAh

Galaxy Xcover 4s

62.0Battery capacity:2800 mAh

rear-camera resolution

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

Galaxy A2 Core

27.5-Rear-camera resolution:5 MP

Galaxy A40

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy A20

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Galaxy A80

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Galaxy A20e

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Galaxy A60

92.2Rear-camera resolution:32 MP

Galaxy M40

92.2Rear-camera resolution:32 MP

Galaxy Xcover 4s

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

front-camera resolution

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

Galaxy A2 Core

50.0-Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Galaxy A40

88.0Front-camera resolution:25 MP

Galaxy A20

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy A20e

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Galaxy A60

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy M40

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Galaxy Xcover 4s

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Galaxy Note10+

64.2Front-camera resolution:10 MP

grip

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

Galaxy A2 Core

66.0-Color:Black/Blue/Red/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm), Weight:142 oz (142 g)

Galaxy A40

67.5Color:Black/White/Blue/Coral, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69.2 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:140 oz (140 g)

Galaxy A20

57.7Color:Black/Deep Blue/Red/Coral Orange/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.7 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:169 oz (169 g)

Galaxy A80

47.6Color:Angel Gold/Ghost White/Phantom Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.5 mm) x 6.5 inches (165.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.3 mm), Weight:220 oz (220 g)

Galaxy A20e

66.5Color:Black/White/Blue/Coral, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69.7 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.4 mm), Weight:141 oz (141 g)

Galaxy A60

58.6Color:Daybreak Black/Seawater Blue/Cocktail Orange/Peach Mist, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.9 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy M40

58.6Color:Seawater Blue/Midnight Blue/Cocktail Orange, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.9 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Galaxy Xcover 4s

58.2Color:Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.3 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.7 mm), Weight:172 oz (172 g)

screen cleanliness

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

Galaxy A2 Core

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

Galaxy A40

85.8Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:436 ppi

Galaxy A20

54.0Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1560, Pixel density:268 ppi

Galaxy A80

83.1Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:392 ppi

Galaxy A20e

60.6Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1560, Pixel density:296 ppi

Galaxy A60

85.1Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:409 ppi

Galaxy M40

85.1Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:409 ppi

Galaxy Xcover 4s

59.9Display type:PLS TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

performance

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

Galaxy A2 Core

45.8-OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7870 Octa, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:1GB

Galaxy A40

77.3OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7904, CPU specs:1.77GHz+1.59GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy A20

66.1OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7884, CPU specs:1.6GHz+1.35GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Galaxy A80

92.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Galaxy A20e

66.1OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7884, CPU specs:1.6GHz+1.35GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Galaxy A60

89.3OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy M40

89.3OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy Xcover 4s

68.2OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7885, CPU specs:1.6GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Specifications of Galaxy A2 Core

Galaxy A2 Core
ImageGalaxy A2 Core
MakerSamsung
Release date4, 2019
ColorBlack/Blue/Red/Gold
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (71 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm)
Weight142 oz (142 g)
Display size5 inch
Display typePLS TFT
Screen resolution (width x height)540 x 960
Pixel density220 ppi
Battery capacity2600 mAh
ChipsetExynos 7870 Octa
CPU specs1.6GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size1GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution5 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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