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Samsung Galaxy A02 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A02 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A02 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, January 27
  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 206 g
  • Screen: 6.5", PLS IPS
  • Main Camera: Dual, 13 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A02
Release date 2021, January 27
Dimensions (HxWxD) 164 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm | 6.46 x 2.99 x 0.36 in
Weight 206 g | 7.27 oz
Body build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Black, Blue
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Approximate price$ 140
Screen
Technology PLS IPS
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc
Screen area 102.0 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio81.9%
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 px
PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 13 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/1.9, (wide), AF
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Functions LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.0
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10, One UI 2.0
Chipset - Mediatek MT6739W (28 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - PowerVR GE8100
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
Antutu 8 score50006
GeekBench 5 Single Core723
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3812
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC No
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.65 W/kg (head)     1.71 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity

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Samsung Galaxy A02 Review

Galaxy A02 is another attractive offer from the South Korean manufacturer, whose product range is characterized by a wide price range. Specifically, this model is affordable and takes its rightful place among budget devices. It is an ideal choice for a first device and for people who do not like to spend extra money on a phone with basic modern features.

Design

The body of the Galaxy A02 is made of pleasant to the touch matte plastic. He looks stylish and cute. You will not notice fingerprints on its surface. Scratches will also not appear. In other words, the Galaxy A02 is an ideal choice for aesthetes. Although the device has a large screen, it is comfortable to hold in your hand. You can easily fit it in your jacket pocket. It's thin enough to work with with one hand, and it's not slippery to be afraid of dropping.

Galaxy A02 is available in two colors: black and blue.

Display

If you are looking for a cheap smartphone with a large display, choose this model from Samsung. The diagonal of the screen is 6.5 inches. The resolution is 720 x 1560 pixels. The screen is bright enough to work comfortably with the device even on a sunny day. The sensor for automatic brightness adjustment works perfectly. Although the quality of the oleophobic coating is not the highest, it is present. In the spirit of modern trends, the slot for the front camera is the same as its predecessor - Galaxy A01.

Productivity

One of the disadvantages of the Galaxy A02 is its performance. It is not the highest. Samsung has chosen the MediaTek MT6739 chipset, made of 28 nm process technology. It was introduced in the fall of 2017. It is far from fresh models on the market, but apparently the manufacturer has not seen a problem in this. The chipset contains 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. It is combined with a PowerVR GE8100 graphics modem.

On the market you will find several modifications of the Galaxy A02 depending on the size of the memory. It comes with 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded at will with a microSDXC card, with a separate slot for it.

Galaxy A02 is a smartphone that works with the Android 10 operating system based on One UI 2.0.

If you plan to load the device with games, it is a good idea not to have heavy graphics. Prefer lighter formats. Galaxy A02 will not win you over speed and responsiveness above average. However, you will feel the work with it smoothly.

One of the unusual things about this Samsung model is the lack of a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition technology. Instead, traditional letter passwords, a numeric code or a graphic drawing are available.

Cameras

The photo capabilities of the Galaxy A02 are worthy of the price range to which it belongs. The rear camera is dual. Its main module is 13-megapixel with an aperture of f / 1.9. It is wide-angle and complemented by a 2-megapixel macro camera. Samsung has provided an LED flash and the ability to record videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.

On the front of the camera we see a single 5-megapixel camera, with which you will be able to take decent selfies, but without who knows what merits.

Autonomous work

Under the body of the Galaxy A02 is a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. You can rely on it for up to 3 days, as long as you use the device sparingly. For example, send instant messages, watch videos for about an hour a day, and listen to music. The smartphone is charged via a microUSB port.

Samsung has not provided fast charging technology. Instead, the Galaxy A02 is equipped with a 7.8-watt charger. For convenience, you can recharge your phone at night when you don't need it.

Conclusion

Galaxy A02 is a typical representative of modern budget smartphones. For a minimal amount you get a satisfactorily large display with good quality, convenient and familiar interface, excellent battery life and cameras that are tolerable.

You can get used to the lower performance of the model, but do not expect to play heavy games. This device is an excellent choice for people who need basic functionality - phone calls, surfing the Internet, using messengers, reading books, watching videos on YouTube and more. If you need games, look for a more powerful smartphone.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A02 was around $ 140 after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, January 27.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A02 is 206 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A02 is 6.5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A02 is 164 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.