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Samsung Galaxy Core Review

0. phoneArena 20 Aug 2013, 03:14 posted on

Dressed in typical Samsung uniform looks, the Galaxy Core marches not in the forefront with top of the line specs, but indeed in the core of Samsung’s army - the mid-range…

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 03:53 6

1. xperia1409 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Why Do Samsung make phones with nearly same specs and just differ their names???? -_-

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:41

37. transgressor01 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


marketing bro :D

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:00 14

2. Kurai (unregistered)


Why the hell is this piece of crap 8/10?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:51 15

7. FiddyPence (Posts: 21; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Because this is Phonearena and its made by Samsung ?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 08:44 5

23. sssssssss (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


smartphone which can't even play subway surfer smoothly gets 8 points while some powerful smartphone still gets below 7 ;)

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 08:47 6

24. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


You may have heard about Samsung that pays the reviewer to give a good review for a Samsung phones.
This Galaxy Core review prove that it actually happened.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:42

38. transgressor01 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


at least the reviewer gets paid :D

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:21 2

26. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


If this was a Sony Phone...no more than 6.0...and we all know that.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:06 4

3. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


okay this is getting boring now...

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:18

4. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


WHY THE HELL THIS PHONE RECORDS VGA VIDEO WITH THIS SPECS

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:32 7

5. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Dear PhoneArena please explain To me, the rating
system that you use.

Because i don’t understand why Galaxy Core get 8 in PhoneArena rating, when there are other phones that have the same price range but with better performance.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:49 2

6. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


http://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate

We've decided that in its price range, the Core is a good phone, that deserves rating 8/10. Feel free to list the phones that you think are better in the same price range, this will be helpful :)

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 05:30 8

12. Kurai (unregistered)


If phonearena is a phone, i'll rate it .5. Why? please read thishttp://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate . . . that's how you're answering every damn question . . .sorry for the rude words . . . but it's what i think is going on . . .

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 05:47 6

13. Kurai (unregistered)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Sony-Xperia-L_id7786 . . . the xperia L gets a 6.5?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:27 3

17. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Xperia L is much better with better chipset, better and faster connectivity and also have better camera

I think 8 for Galaxy Core doesn’t fit at all with what you explain herehttp://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate

Maybe that’s the reason why a lot of people who don’t agree with this review.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:33

18. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


At NegriElectronics Xperia L and Galaxy Core have same price point about $260

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:53 1

25. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


So you can not give more
reasonable explanations why G Core deserves rating 8/10, when there are other phones in the same price range but with better performance and more features???

posted on 26 Sep 2015, 19:40

51. beatboks (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Sep 2015)


The experia L at most retailers is a $100 dearer than the galaxy core. They are NOT in the same price range.

The ohine that is listed at the same price on negielectronics as the experia L is the core Prime not the core. It has a faster processor (only by 0.1) a 2 megapixel rear camers not a 0.3 and a few other specs that are different.

The sony phone that is in the same price range is the experia z which is a 4gb device with much lower specs than the core.

The rating of 8 means the device has flaws and they are all clewrly listed within the review.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:23 4

27. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


So Phone Arena...Xperia L, same price range, better specs...but 6.5 ?? and this Samsung 8.0 ?? Sorry PA, but dont try to hide the obvious.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 02:05

48. jowenfm (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


PhoneArena Team...
just wanna ask if this galaxy core can support these kind of games
*fifa 2013
*candy crush saga
*temple run 2
and other online games

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:51 4

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Okay, let me get this straight. You guys rated the HTC Desire 600 7/10, and now you rate the Samsung Galaxy Core 8/10.

The Desire 600 has a quad core processor, dual front speakers, better screen (245ppi).
The Galaxy Core has a dual core processor, single rear speaker, lower screen (217ppi).
PhoneArena, you really need to explain how you guys rate. If it's a Samsung phone, no matter how bad it is, you guys will rate it higher than the others?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:56 2

10. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Please read this page -http://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate - and the conclusion of this review.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:24 1

28. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Now explain me why the Xperia L with better specs, same price range, released months ago gets 6.5 and thos Core 8.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 16:27

33. sswain (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The Desire 600 costs $350 unlocked whereas the Galaxy Fame costs $200. That's an almost 80% increment. They're not even in the same league.

The Galaxy Core is doing battle with the Xperia M and the Optimus 5 II. All of which cost almost exactly the same ($180-220). Not the Xperia L nor the Optimus L7 II, both of which are a step above ;)

The PhoneArena team erred in mentioning the Desire 600 on this page. It's direct competitor is the Xperia SP. Both retail for ~$350-$400 unlocked :)

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 00:08

44. mhikan22 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Desire 600 has a quad core processor, dual front speakers, better screen (245ppi) Cash Price: PHP 17,990
The Galaxy Core has a dual core processor, single rear speaker, lower screen (217ppi).Cash Price: PHP10,990

Now See... Case Close buy your Desire 600 XD so expensive

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:52 5

9. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


8/10 my A**!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:45

39. transgressor01 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


hahahah

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 05:20 2

11. WTF24 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


why the F, does this one got 8/10 while the likes of xperia L got 6,5/10? xperia L has better chip set GPU,PPI count, has almost d same battery capacity 1750mah to 1800mah ,the same 4.1 jb, has better camera 8mp to 5mp,and the price that is not that far $350 to $300 yet it only got 6.5..

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 05:49 4

14. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


iSamArena!

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:06 3

15. mottykels (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 May 2013)


galaxyphonearena.com

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