Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Review

Samsung Galaxy core 2 a new and latest launch of Samsung in its Galaxy series this year, Core 2 it’s a new phone with some upgrades to its ancestor Galaxy core, we can say it has got only few upgrades and also downgrades with its features, this phone cost around Rs.12000 approx in the market this phone was announced on June 2014 and was launched in Indian market in the same month of announcements. Galaxy Core 2 comes with the latest android version that is Android Kitkat and lots more things let us now review and see how good is Samsung’s Galaxy core 2.

What manufacturer says: Samsung says it is been upgraded with stylish design, enhanced performance, Enhanced camera and convenient access to all the functions as it has new version of TouchWiz and better functions as it has been packed with Android Kitkat. For more details about manufacture visit official website

Samsung galaxy core 2
Samsung Galaxy Core 2

General features of Galaxy core 2

  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G and 3G with enhanced performance.
  • 4 GB of internal memory with 768 MB of RAM.
  • 5 MP primary camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA secondary camera.
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor.
  • 5 inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution with 207 pixel density.
  • Screen with multi touch capacity.

Design and build quality

The design of the galaxy core 2 is bit changed when we compare it to its ancestor core 1 this comes in rectangular shape with a cool design the phone has a speaker and a proximity sensor at the top on the front side and a home key and two touch sensors at the bottom of front side which are highly responsive when we look at the back side of the core 2 we can see that Samsung have changed the design it comes with a company branding like all the Samsung phones come and a camera at the middle and a LED flash and a speaker beside the camera there shapes are changed to round in there earlier version it was a bit oval shaped this time they are completely round, except the speaker.

The build quality is fine and strong and durable we can say it is light weighted and good looking when we touch the phone. This time Samsung have made their back panel a bit strong when compare with other of their phones it was really a huge problem to handle those thin back panels this one is a great upgrade in this phone. There is a USB connector at the bottom of the phone and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top of the phone and a power button at the right and volume keys at the left side. Over all the build quality is good. Available in white and black colors.

Hardware and software

  • Runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2
  • Galaxy core 2 comes with 1.2 GHz quad-core processor.
  • 4 GB ROM and 768 MB of RAM.
  • Comes with Micro SD card support.
  • Comes with 2000 MAh removable battery.

Core 2 comes with Android OS Kitkat 4.4.2 which is an awesome and latest version of android the user interface is good with samsung’s Touchwiz interface. This phone has 1.2 GHz quad-core processor which is amazingly fast and doesn’t lags while using heavy app and playing games I had mentioned above that there are some downgrades in this version of core so here is the actual downgrade in this phone in core 1 the ROM was of 8 GB but here it has only 4 GB of ROM and the RAM is also downgraded for 1 GB to 768 MB. Even when the RAM is downgrade the performance is not less when compare to Core 1 because that had Dual -core processor but this comes with quad-core 2X better from that so its not a problem in the phone.

This also has a external card support that is Miro SD support and comes with a powerful battery of 2000 MAh which is truly awesome and also a upgrade from this earlier version that had only 1800 MAh of battery and this battery can be removed as it is a removable battery.


  • 5 inches display.
  • Capacitive touch screen with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
  • Multi touch capable.
  • It can display 256K colors.

Core 2’s display is good comes with 4.5 inches of size with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and has a pixel density of 207. It is a multi touch capable screen but this can only display 256K of colors which is too low and downgrade in the phone and you can’t view the display at all the angles and in sunlight.


  • Comes with 5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash.
  • VGA front facing camera with Fixed focus.
  • Records video at 480p.

The rear camera which is of 5 MP is good and comes with some of the new camera features and much more sharp then the earlier version it also has a LED flash with which you can also capture in Low light and captures images truly fast.

The secondary camera/ front camera is a VGA one so we can’t hope a clear picture quality or something else with it but works fine in light.

Connectivity Features

  • 2G and 3G support.
  • Wi-Fi 202.11b/g/n with hotspot support.
  • Bluetooth Version 4.0.
  • GPS-A class with GLONASS.
  • USB support with micro USB.
  • 5 mm audio jack and FM radio support.
  • Dual SIM feature.

This phone supports 2G as well as 3G networks the data speeds are good and has a well and fast Wi-Fi support with hotspot support the Wi-Fi is too strong and even faster than the earlier version.

Comes with Bluetooth version 4.0 which is also good but sometimes the data don’t get transferred by once only you have to send the data twice then it gets connected with other Bluetooth devices.

Supports USB and has GPS-A class with GLOSNASS support and gets connected fast with GPS satellite even in the indoors.

You can enjoy your music in other devices also as it has 3.5 mm jack support and comes with Dual SIM feature with dual standby.


  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor.

This phone has accelerometer sensor which is a motion sensor which works fine with screen rotation and playing games. There is also proximity sensor which also works fine with the calling feature.


Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a good phone with some upgrades and also downgrades but still a good phone and well designed what you think about this phone…

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