Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
5,289
Highlights
  • 16 GB / 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 5.3 inches 720 x 1480 pixels , 18.5:9 Ratio Display
  • MediaTek MT6739, Quad Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Specs Score

  • 2.5
    Camera
  • 3.5
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 4.2
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 65.5%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    HD+ IPS LCD panel
  • Camera : 2.5/5
    Basic dual-camera smartphone
  • Processor : 3/5
    Entry-level processor
  • Battery : 3.5/5
    Mid-sized battery with slow charging
  • RAM : 2/5
    Might lag a little while multi-tasking
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    Dedicated microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Price

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Review

Pros
  • Android 10 OS
  • Dedicated microSD Card Slot
  • Compact Formfactor
Cons
  • Small Battery
  • Outdated Design

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Design

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core is the latest offering from the South Korean smartphone maker and it is also the most affordable smartphone that the company has launched in the last few years. The phone has a plastic unibody design and is available in a couple of color options. Coming to the display, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core has a 5.3-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and offers thick bezels on the top and bottom part of the display. The phone does look a bit outdated when compared to the smartphones of 2020 and this is definitely not the best-looking smartphone in the industry.

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Hardware Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor. This chipset offers a peak CPU clock speed of 1.5GHz and the graphics are handled by the PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU. Though this device might not be able to play modern games like PUBG, it can handles titles like Candy Crush Saga, Temple Run, or even the games like Subway Surfers without any issue. Coming to RAM, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core offers 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. The smartphone can easily store the basic apps in the internal memory and some of the applications can also be installed on the internal memory card.

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Camera Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core has an 8MP primary camera at the back with support for HD video recording. This camera can take normal photos in well-lit conditions. However, photos taken on the low-light condition might come out blurred and shaky. Going to the front-facing camera, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core has a 5MP sensor which also supports HD video recording and also offers facial recognition features. This camera should be more than enough to attending online meetings and online classes.

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Price To Specs Ratio

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core retails for Rs. 5,499, making it one of the most affordable smartphones from Samsung. For the asking price, the smartphone offers a big display that is good for content consumption. However, adding a thousand more to this price will get you more powerful and more modern smartphones. The smartphone does look a bit outdated. And this is a smartphone for those, who want the absolute basic features like web browsing or even using apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram and this is not a phone for gaming enthusiasts.

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Important Features/Highlights

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core comes with a 3,000 mAh battery and has a micro USB port for charging and data syncing. The smartphone also has a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack that will let users connect wired headphones with the smartphone and listen to music or even watch videos. Coming to the software experience, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core runs on Android 10 OS. This phone is not based on the regular Android OS, instead, it operates on the Go Edition that comes with optimized apps that require fewer resources to operate.

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core is a little smartphone that is made for the first time smartphone buyers or for those, who want a secondary smartphone at a budget price tag. For the asking price, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core seems to offer certain features that will introduce one to the smartphone world and this is a good device for students to attend online classes as well.

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android 10
Custom UI Go Edition
Device type Smart Phone
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue, Red
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2020
Indian Release Date 29 July, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 141.7 x 67.5 x 8.6 mm
Weight 150 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.3 inches
Technology IPSLCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1480 pixels , 18.5:9 Ratio
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek MT6739
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz
GPU PowerVR Rogue GE8100
STORAGE
Internal Storage 16 GB Storage
RAM 1 GB RAM
External Storage up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 8 MP (f/2.2) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.4) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player WAV, AAC+, AC3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, MP3, AMR, AAC, eAAC+
Video Player 3GP, ASF, M4V, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
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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