Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Design
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) is an entry-level smartphone with a plastic unibody design, and it looks like a phone from 2018 thanks to the thick bezels across the 5.0-inch display with 960p resolution qHD TFT screen along with a Samsung branding at the bottom.
The device has a compact form factor and the back of the phone has a single camera unit with an LED flash. As it is made using plastic, the device is less susceptible to plastic, which is a bonus to this phone.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Hardware Performance
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) is powered by the entry-level Samsung Exynos 7570 quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 1.4GHz. The SoC has a built-in Mali T720MP1 GPU, which can handle device UI without any issue. However, this is not the device for gamers, as even games like Subway Surfers will struggle on this smartphone.
The phone offers 16GB RAM along with a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion along with dual nano-SIM card slots with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE on both slots. This enables us to use two active SIM cards at the same time.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Camera Performance
Like most of the entry-level smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) has a single 8MP primary camera at the back with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP selfie camera, again with an f/2.2 aperture. Both cameras support HD video recording and video calling.
In normal daylight conditions, the phone can take some good photos with a lot of details. However, unlike most of the budget smartphones, the device struggles with dynamic range, and sometimes the photos come out blurry. The camera also takes a couple more seconds to process a photo after clicking the shutter button.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Price To Specs Ratio
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) retails for Rs. 6,299 and for the asking price the device does feel a bit expensive. Brands like Xiaomi and Realme offer better smartphones at a similar price tag and the only reason to go with the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) is due to the brand value associated with the device.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) could have offered at least a 720p display and the processor does struggle while running apps like Facebook and Instagram. If you want a phone just for making calls and texting, then you can consider the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020).
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Important Features/Highlights
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) does not offer anything special. In fact, considering the older Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom skin on top, it looks like the brand has launched at least a two-year-old phone to clear the inventory.
This is just an ordinary smartphone with a small 2,600 mAh battery with support for regular charging. The device does have a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack, which could be one of the highlights of the device.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Verdict
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) is an outdated entry-level smartphone and it is almost impossible to recommend it over the competition. This is 2020 and this smartphone does not offer anything that the competitive devices like the Redmi 7A or the Realme C2.