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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
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6.1/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
1.4 GHz
Processor
Processor
1.4 GHz
5.0"
Screen Size
Screen Size
5.0"
8+ MP, f/2.2
Camera
Camera
8+ MP, f/2.2
2600 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


NDTV
NDTV

The Galaxy J2 Core is Samsung's first Android Go smartphone, and it does get a couple of things right. Despite its low-end hardware like just 1GB of RAM, this phone manages to deliver snappy performance. Battery life is another big plus point. The display and the cameras are where corners have been...

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV
Gadgetbyte
Gadgetbyte

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is a great smartphone, a solid try from Samsung. Although the specs could have been slightly better. An AMOLED display could have also made things a lot better but at this point, I am asking a bit more. It still performs really well, thanks to the optimized stripped down v...

- Darwin Suwal, Gadgetbyte
BGR
BGR

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core isn’t a bad smartphone at all, considering the price and the purpose it’s been made for. For an ultra-low price of Rs 6,190, it offers quite a few niceties, such as a dedicated micro-SD card slot and a removable battery (a rarity these days, but one that still appeals to a lot...

- Rajat Sharma, BGR
TechRadar
TechRadar

The J2 Core is a cool new affordable smartphone that will surely attract first-time smartphone buyers but for everyone else, there are better options available in the market at this price range, such as the Redmi 6A by Xiaomi.

- Siddharth Chauhan, TechRadar
Gizbot
Gizbot

The Galaxy J2 Core seems like a decent budget smartphone for users who wants to experience light Android user interface on a smartphone from the trusted brand of Samsung. We didn't face any major issue with the smartphone in our brief usage. However, the smartphone is going to face tough competition...

- Priyanka Dua, Gizbot


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Samsung backs up the Galaxy J2 Core with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.0"

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core's screen size is 5.0 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP, f/2.2 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1080 minutes, 1080 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy J2 Core Specs

Overview
Release Date August 24, 2018
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.387 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Beauty Mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 220 pixels
Size 5.0 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 1020 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1080 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Gold, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.34 x 7.21 x 0.89 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 154 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-J260G, Galaxy J2 Pure, Galaxy J2 Dash
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