Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020)
6,299
Highlights
  • 16 GB / 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 5 inches 540 x 960 pixels Display
  • Samsung Exynos 7570, Quad Core Processor
  • Li-Po 2600 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Specs Score

  • 2.5
    Camera
  • 3
    Battery
  • 2.8
    Display
  • 3
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 60.25%
  • Display: 2.8/5
    Compact display with low resolution
  • Camera : 2.5/5
    Basic camera
  • Processor : 3/5
    Entry-level processor
  • Battery : 3/5
    Small capacity battery with no fast charging
  • RAM : 2.5/5
    Just 1GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.3/5
    Supports expandable storage space
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Lacks 5G support

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Price

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Review

Pros
  • Brand Value
  • 4G LTE and VoLTE Support
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Cons
  • Low-Resolution Display
  • Below-Average Build
  • Just 1GB RAM

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.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020): Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo) (Go Edition)
Device type Smart Phone
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Gold, Blue, Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date April, 2020
Indian Release Date 27 April, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm
Weight 154 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.0 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) qHD TFT
PROCESSOR
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7570
CPU Quad Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Mali-T720 MP1
STORAGE
Internal Storage 16 GB Storage
RAM 1 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 8 MP (f/2.2) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.2) Camera with Flash
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features HDR
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, IMY
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, WEBM
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Li-Po 2600 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
USB microUSB v2.0
GPS Facility GPS
Browser HTML
Speed HSDPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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