Samsung Galaxy A2 Core review

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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core review

Samsung A2 Core belongs to the A series, but in its technical characteristics it is closer to the budget models on the market. The smartphone has a medium-sized 5-inch IPS LCD screen. It does not radiate extravagance, but rather clean forms and simplicity. Thanks to pure Android , it enjoys productivity and speed.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Specifications

  • Release date: 2019, April
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • Dimensions: 141.6 x 71 x 9.1 mm.
  • Weight: 142 g.
  • Screen: 5" in, 540 x 960, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 8MP
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
  • Battery: 2600, ¬†Removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity

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Visually, the Samsung A2 Core looks close to the J2 Core model . For the back panel, the manufacturer has opted for plastic. It is glossy, which makes the device more attractive. Given that many budget smartphones on the market are available with a " dry " design, the glare on the body of the Samsung A2 Core attracts attention. The device looks more elegant.

The gloss on the back panel suggests that it is slightly slippery. In order not to drop the smartphone, we recommend using a comfortable and stable case. This way you will keep its attractive look for a longer time.


Samsung A2 Core is equipped with a 5-inch IPS LCD screen , which is far from the quality of the Quad-HD screen used in models such as Galaxy S10 and S10 +. Its aspect ratio is 16: 9 with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 220.

In terms of brightness, you will need to make a little effort to read information on the screen when you are outdoors and the sun is shining. In most cases, however, it will be enough for you. Since the Samsung A2 Core does not have a sensor that measures the level of light in the environment, the user has to adjust the brightness of the display manually.


As already mentioned, the smartphone works with Android Go , Android Oreo version . You have everything you need to have a fully functional device. For this purpose, in the core of the Samsung A2 Core is placed a chipset base level - Exynos 7870 , combined with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 8 GB and can be expanded with a microSD memory card up to 256 GB .

With this chipset, the smartphone handles most workloads without any problems. Inhibition can be felt in heavier games and applications. The Mali-T830 MP1 is responsible for the graphics .


For its price, the Samsung A2 Core offers a single 8-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f / 2.2 and an LED flash. With it, the user can record videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. The front camera is 5-megapixel. Despite its modest characteristics, the rear camera will impress you with its good results. The colors look clear and accurate, the images have a high level of detail, as long as you shoot in good light. As the focus is not the best, it is advisable to keep your hand stable while shooting. When there is not enough light in the environment, the end result is photos with softer tones and a lot of noise.

The selfie camera also does not impress with its features, but for this price you will get decent photos. On a clear day, the selfies will be available for sharing on social networks. Be careful with artificial light, it leads to loss of detail from the faces of the photographed people.

As for the video capabilities of the Samsung A2 Core , both cameras can capture video with a resolution of 1080 pixels.

Autonomous work

This model of the South Korean manufacturer comes with a lithium-ion non-removable battery with a capacity of 2600 mAh. Given the low-resolution display and energy-efficient chip, the phone will provide you with enough durability - all day and a little more.

As for the charger, it is not for fast charging. You will have to be patient when charging your smartphone. The process is not the fastest.


Galaxy A2 Core is a smartphone with an interesting vision. It is available in two colors - black and blue. Given its price, it provides a range of popular features in a durable case . It can win you over with its performance, large enough internal storage and convenient design. The device fits nicely in the palm of your hand. The screen is not too big or too small.

Of course, many users would like an HD display and a faster charger, but in this case the Samsung A2 Core cannot meet these expectations. The smartphone is suitable for users who do not want to spend money unnecessarily. It is budget-friendly and will cover your need for a reliable device to use for phone calls, text messages, surfing the Internet and playing simpler games. An excellent gift for the elderly who have no experience with smartphones, but need a modern phone.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A2 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

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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