Samsung’s midrange and budget lineup have been immensely confusing with almost a dozen of A-series and M-series devices. With the wide variety of products in their lineup, it is really hard to keep track of all the devices these days. But among the bunch, Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is easily cognizable. It’s the least expensive device in its lineup and the only device in A-series to come with Android Go OS. The phone was launched in India in mid of April. And targeting the entry-level enthusiasts, Samsung has now finally launched the device in Nepal.
Going by the specs, the major highlight of the phone is its processor. The phone comes with the Exynos 7870 chipset, which is absolutely the best for its price. Samsung has used this device on some popular devices like Galaxy J7 Pro in the past. In 2019, the company used the device in the budget-oriented Galaxy M10. So needless to say that the processor is quite capable for any entry-level device.
The processor is mated with 1GB of RAM. On the storage front, the phone boasts 16GB of onboard memory, which is more than what most of the entry-level devices offer at a similar price. In addition, the phone comes with a dedicated SD card slot with which the users can expand the storage up to whopping 512GB without pulling out the SIM2 from the slot.
Software wise, the phone gets Android Go Edition of the Android Oreo. With the light and optimized version of the software on the board, the phone performs well even with the scanty 1GB of RAM.
Talking about the display, the phone comes aboard with a 5-inch display featuring qHD resolution. The display on this device comes in a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio with sizable bezels on the forehead and the chin. On the optics department, the phone comes with a 5MP camera both on the front and on the back. Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is powered by a 2600mAh battery and comes with 4G LTE support.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Specifications:
- Display: 5-inch IPS LCD display
- Resolution: Quarter-HD (540 x 960 pixels) @ 16:9 aspect ratio, 220PPI
- Chipset: Exynos 7870
- CPU: Octa-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex A-53
- GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 16GB of onboard storage: Expandable up to 512GB via dedicated SD card slot
- Rear Camera: 5MP, f/1.9, AF
- Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2
- OS: Android Oreo; Android Go Edition
- Connectivity: Dual SIM (Dual-4G), Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Micro USB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
- Battery: 2600mAh non removable battery
- Colors: Black, Blue
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Price & Availability
The phone comes in Black and Blue color variants and demands a price of Rs. 9,390 on the purchase. At this price, the phone goes head to head against the Xiaomi’s Android Go handset, the Redmi Go (Rs. 8,999). But since the A2 Core comes with a more powerful processor and more onboard storage, the A2 Core looks more lucrative. However, while comparing it with the Redmi Go, the A2 Core comes with lower display resolution and smaller battery, which might be a deal breaker for some. So what do you think about the Galaxy A2 Core? Is it the best entry-level smartphone? Let us know in the comments.