Samsung has a wide variety of smartphones to offer, ranging from simple entry-level smartphones to ultra-premium foldable devices like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 forming its various lineup. The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is an entry-level smartphone from the company. In fact, it is the cheapest android device Samsung has to offer.
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core’s official price in Nepal is Rs. 8,499 and comes with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Overview
Although being an entry-level device, Samsung has added quite good specs on the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core. It has one of the best processors in any entry-level smartphone.
Design and Display
The device offers a 5 – inches LCD panel with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels in an aspect ratio of 16:9. The bezels on the top and the bottom chin of the device are quite sizeable, with smaller bezels on the side.
Performance and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is powered by the Exynos 7870 processor with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. The processor is an Octa-core processor with 8 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and used previously in devices like Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M10. The device comes with a memory configuration of 1 GB RAM coupled with 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 512 G with a dedicated microSD card slot.
It is the only device in Galaxy A series to run Andriod GO OS, which is based on Android Oreo. The lightweight OS coupled with a powerful chipset for this price range offers a good performance of the phone even with less RAM.
It features a single camera setup with a 5 MP sensor on both the front and the back of the device. However, the 5MP lens on the back is of f/1.8 aperture, while the 5MP lens on the front is of f/2.2 aperture. An LED flash is placed below the camera on the back panel.
Battery and Other features
The device packs up a 2600 mAh removable battery. The device offers dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity options.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Specifications
|Body||141.6 mm x 71 x 9.1 mm, 142 grams|
|Display||5-inches LCD panel, 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, ~220ppi|
|Chipset||Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53|
|RAM & Memory||1GB RAM 16GB storage, expandable up to 512 GB with dedicated microSD slot|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition)|
|Rear Camera||Single 5 MP primary with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash|
|Front Camera||Single 5 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture|
|Security||No fingerprint sensor, face unlock|
|Battery||2600 mAh battery, removable|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB 2.0, Dual SIM (nano + nano)|
|Color Options||Black, Blue|
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Price in Nepal and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core was launched in Nepal at an official price of Rs. 9,390. However, Samsung Nepal has officially cut the price of the device, and now the new price of the device is Rs. 8,499.
|Samsung Model||New Price in Nepal|
|Samsung Galaxy A2 Core||Rs. 8,499|
The Galaxy A2 Core competes with Redmi Go at this segment. Both of these phones offer similar features. However, the processor in the Samsung Galaxy A2 core is far superior compared to the one in Redmi Go.