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.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy A02 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, January 27
- Colors: Black, Blue
- Dimensions: 164 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm.
- Weight: 206 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, PLS IPS
- Camera : Dual, 13MP
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6739W (28 nm)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 10, One UI 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy A02 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A02 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.