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Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Review

(SM-G355H) Score: 5.94/10
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Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a decent quality cellphone, which features a 4.5 inches display, a 1.2 gigahertz Quad-Core processor, and two cameras, a 5 megapixels back-facing camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front camera. Is that all? No, it's only the introduction of this in-depth review.

Samsung decided to sell this device with a good 1200 megahertz Quad-Core CPU with 768 MB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 counts with a 4 GB internal storage, a moderate quantity that should be enough for the vast majority of users considering that this device also has a slot for an SD memory card to store songs, pictures and videos.

This cellphone is sold in two different colors, black and white. This phone is only 5.13 inches long, but it's able to fit a a 4.5" screen. This cellphone is very thin and comfortable, with a thickness of just 0.39 inches. Samsung didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 4.87 ounces phone.

This cellphone has two cameras, a 5 megapixels back camera and a 0.3 MP front camera. It also films 720x480 videos at 30 frames per second. To complete the camera, it also counts with a few interesting features: auto-focus, flash, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting and geo tagging.

Samsung packed the Core 2 with a good looking 4.5 inches display, and a resolution of 800 x 480 , making everything look beautiful. Its display uses TFT capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This device offers wifi connection (which can be shared with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), 4G HSPA+ connection type, that is not so fast as LTE or LTE-A 4G networks or 3G fast connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This phone comes with two Micro SIM cards to be able to to use two different phone numbers and even different carriers at the same time.

This cellphone also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), FM Radio, GPS Navigation and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This device packs a 2000 mAh medium Li-Ion replaceable battery that provides this cellphone an amazing battery duration.

The Core 2 is a decent quality phone that is sold for about $ 120, quite close to other similar devices.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Samsung
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Product code:SM-G355H
Dimensions:5.13 x 2.68 x 0.39 inchesMetric13.03 x 6.81 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:4.87 ouncesMetric138.06 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Price:$ 120.00

Display

Screen Type:TFT (256K colors)
Size:4.5 inchesMetric11.4 cmImperial
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:207 pixels per inchMetric81.5 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Processor: Quad-Core 1200 MHz
RAM Memory:768 MB
Graphics Processor:Yes
Internal Memory:4 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:Yes
Capacity:2000 mAh

Camera

Back camera:5 megapixels
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:720 x 480 (30 fps)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging and Smile Detection Shooting

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:900, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass and Light Sensor