Samsung Galaxy Core 

Released May, 2013
  • Android 4.1
  • 3.5G
  • 4.3"
  • Dual core 1.2 GHz
Color accuracy of the display is high and generally we are pleased with the picture.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
That's because the screen's surface is very reflective, making it really hard to see what's being displayed unless the user covers the screen with their hand.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Core

screen size

Galaxy Core
4.3"
Lumia 620
3.8"
Lumia 625
4.7"

screen resolution

Galaxy Core
800 x 480
Xperia L
854 x 480
Xperia M
854 x 480

memory

Galaxy Core
1 GB
Lumia 520
0.5 GB
Lumia 620
0.5 GB

processor

Galaxy Core
Dual core
Galaxy S Duos
Single core
Xperia L
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy Core
5 MP
Xperia L
8 MP
Xperia M
5 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Core


8.0
The build quality is solid, with no screaking parts.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The screen is not razor sharp and you’d notice slight pixelization.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
Luckily, Samsung includes a brightness slider right in the notification dropdown for easy and quick control.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
They do not stand out with anything in particular, but they hit all the bases - colors are not skewed, detail is sufficient and the exposure is accurate.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)

Camera

Upon launching the camera app we are greeted by Samsung's older camera UI, which is still okay as it provides access to camera settings and multiple shooting scenes.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
We do like its mostly smooth out-of-the-box performance, its decent camera, its relatively compact size, its more or less modern version of Android and the fact that you can get a dual SIM version.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
Good news is that the 5-megapixel shooter captures very decent photographs.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)

Video

The Galaxy Core’s 4.3 inch display provides plentiful space for enjoying videos on the go and the loud speakers add extra oomph.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
The video player on the Samsung Galaxy Core lists all video files on the smartphone in a single playlist, thumbnails included, but you can also browse for media folder by folder, which is neat.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
It has a below average resolution of 480 by 800 pixels (217ppi), and while photos and videos displayed on it look fine, small-sized text can be hard to read.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Storage

It is a decent player that automatically fetches clips from your storage into its catalog, but you can also use the folder view if you prefer.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
You can also expand memory via microSD cards of up to 64GB.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
Under the easily removable back cover are a user-replaceable battery, a microSD card slot and the two micro SIM card slots.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)

Cores

It is equipped with a Snapdragon S4 Play SoC – the MSM8625, which packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 203 graphics, and 1GB of RAM has been thrown in as well.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
The chip includes a dual-core Cortex A5-based processor with each of the cores running at 1.2GHz.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch display, a dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera in a well-rounded package selling at a very affordable price.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type TFT LCD
Size 4.3"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 216 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSDXC
  2. microSD
  3. microSDHC

music

Headphone jack 3.5 mm
Supports FM radio Yes
Transmits music over FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Maximum data rate 300 Mbit/s
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Weight 124 g
Thickness 8.9 mm
Size 67.6 x 129.3 x 8.9 mm
Numeric keypad None
Keyboard None
Is waterproof No

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has a gyroscope No

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 720 x 480 @ 30 fps
Video output Micro USB

cellular

Generation 3.5G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. HSPA (unspecified)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 840 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min
Standby time 29,952 min
Standby time (3G) 18,000 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h
Removable Yes
Technology Lithium-Ion
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