Should you buy Samsung Galaxy Core?

Should you buy Samsung Galaxy Core?

Should you buy Samsung Galaxy Core?

by June 26, 2013 0 comments

It’s not unusual for Samsung to release a mid-range phone, which has specs mimicking its flagship Galaxy S series. Samsung Galaxy Core is such a device. One can say that Galaxy Core is a watered down Galaxy S4. Nonetheless, Galaxy Core brings some cool features in a price range which is more accessible to people than the Galaxy S4. If you are looking to buy one of the latest phones, should you go for Samsung Galaxy Core? Well, before you make the decisions, let’s have the specs and features of Galaxy Core to make help you make an informed decision.

Samsung Galaxy CoreDesign:
Galaxy Core is quite thin at 9 mm thickness, and has the usual design as the Galaxy S series. It has a physical home button and two capacitive buttons (‘back’ and ‘options’). On the design front, the phone isn’t really worth a show.

It comes with a 4.3 inch, TFT Screen, which offers a resolution of 480-by-800 pixels. That amounts to a pixel density of about 217 pixels per inch. That’s a very low pixel count, by modern standards, but for an average user, the screen will perform well. Sadly, one cannot play 720p or higher videos on it.

It comes with a, now standard, 5 MP camera with LED flash. The camera offers good performance in daylight, but suffers the same graininess as all Samsung cameras for low-light pictures. It can record video at a maximum of 480p and 30 fps. The camera is decent.

Processors and RAM:
It comes with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor. The dual core processor would certainly be very good at multitasking. That’s reinforced by 1 GB of RAM which is more than enough to handle the multitasking needs of the users for everyday activities.

It comes with 8 GB of internal storage and also supports expansion with microSD cards, up to 64 GB. While 8 GB is more than enough for a mobile phone, but even for those who like to carry heavy, the microSD option comes handy.

It comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Along with it, Samsung Galaxy Core has the TouchWiz UI, and loads of features like Smart Stay, Smart Alert and S Voice. These are very cool, once you get used to them. Features like, Smart Stay which pauses videos when you look away from them, give wafers of options that are available with Galaxy S4. And for a phone which comes around Rs 15k, these features are a real treat.

All in all, Samsung Galaxy Core is a great device, if you are an entry level smartphone user, or are looking to experience something in the mid-range of Android smartphones. It has a nice build, a dual core processor and RAM combination which give excellent performance in terms of multitasking, a decent display and a good camera. It’s recently released and will be subject to price fluctuations. Check to get the best price.

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