Samsung Galaxy A03 Core review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy A03 Core differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Samsung Galaxy A03 Core ревю
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Intro

As long as you're looking at the Samsung A03 Core, then you need a low-cost smartphone. This model came out in late 2021 and will cover the basic requirements of the modern consumer. It runs on an 8-core processor and has a powerful battery. It's also comfortable to use, sturdy enough and has a satisfyingly large screen.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy A03 Core specs or watch the video below the article.

Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, November 15
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • Dimensions: 164.2 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm.
  • Weight: 211 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, PLS TFT
  • Camera : Single, 8MP
  • Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Ion, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 11 (Go edition)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity

Design

Samsung A03 Core is a typical representative of the A series. It is clad in a plastic casing and has a medium size. Its weight is almost 200 grams, which means it will feel stable in your palm, but not too heavy. Thanks to its relatively small size, the smartphone can be used with one hand. The textured back helps make the Samsung A03 Core less likely to drop.

Looking at the front, we see a large screen that is surrounded by pleasingly thin bezels. Up in the center is the selfie camera. On the opposite side at the back is the main camera coupled with an LED flash.

Display

The Samsung A03 Core features a 6.5-inch display with a PLS TFT matrix. The resolution is 1600 x 720 pixels and is quite sufficient to enjoy beautiful and clear images. With this phone for a minimal price, you get a screen on which you can play games, watch videos and use various useful applications.

Performance

At the heart of the Samsung A03 Core lies an 8-core Unisoc Spreadtrum processor that runs at 1.6 GHz and is capable of meeting the demands of most popular applications in 2021. The system packs 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. These are sufficient to perform a number of everyday tasks and non-complex functions flawlessly. If you run out of storage, you can increase it using a microSD card up to 512 GB.

Specific to this cheap smartphone is that it runs Android Go operating system. It is a special lightened version.

As for the communication capabilities of Samsung A03 Core, it supports the use of 2 SIM cards. A separate slot is provided for the memory card. 4G networks and Wi-Fi are supported.

To protect the data in the phone, you can use lock. It can be through password, PIN or image.

Cameras

Despite its modest specs so far, the Samsung A03 Core can provide you with quality photos and videos. The smartphone also handles selfies well. On the rear panel, there is a single camera with built-in LED flash and autofocus. It is 8-megapixel and has an f/2.0 aperture. As a result, you can expect beautiful and clear photos with a good level of detail. A variety of modes await you in the app. With "Panorama", for example, you can capture more space in the frame. Quadruple digital zoom is also supported.

With the Samsung A03 Core's main camera, you can record decent-quality videos in HD or Full HD format at 30 frames per second. This is not a bad benchmark for a budget device.

Let's say a few words about the selfie camera as well. It is a 5 megapixel one and you can make video calls with it without any problem. Among the additional options is geolocation tagging.

Autonomous operation

One of the most serious advantages of the Samsung A03 Core is its battery. The capacity is not small - 5000 mAh. Its full charge lasts for a long time. You can use all the functions of the smartphone for 48 hours without thinking about recharging. Power saving mode is also at your disposal. It further extends the already satisfying autonomous operation.

To recharge the Samsung A03 Core, a USB port and a standard 7.8W adapter are used.

Interesting functions and features

The Samsung A03 Core is endowed with interactive diagnostics and optimization, which can be availed via the Samsung Members app. It assists in device performance and gives you guidance to solve various issues.

With Android 11 Go, all processes run faster and better. You can expect apps to launch 20% faster.

Samsung has also thought about safety. In the new Safe Folder, you can safely store important information.

Conclusion

The Samsung A03 Core is an attractive offering from the South Korean company. Visually, it is distinguished by modesty and nothing modernist. It offers basic features at an affordable price. It will please unpretentious users. Performance and autonomous operation allow it to handle basic tasks with ease and provide you with enough time before you reach for the charger.

Samsung Galaxy A03 Core video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A03 Core 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.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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