Samsung Galaxy Core Preview


With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, the Samsung Galaxy Core is a step behind being as current as it gets, even though version 4.2 of the platform has been out for half a year. The UI isn't in its latest form either – Samsung's heavily customized, nature-inspired interface is present on the device, but it is the variant we've known since the Galaxy S III launched, instead of the version found on the Galaxy S4. Not that it's a deal breaker, but it should be mentioned.

So as we said, the UI has undergone some serious alterations – it has been improved both visually and in terms of functionality. As usual, Samsung has enabled the placement of user-specified shortcuts on the lock screen, which speeds up the launching of the camera, the dialer, or any other app that is installed. Toggle buttons have been placed in the notification bar, allowing one to quickly control some of the smartphone's settings. Icons, animations, wallpapers – all of them have been replaced as well.

However, many of the fancy features found on the company's flagship smartphones, Such as S Health, S Translator, Group Play, and Optical Reader, to name a few, have been omitted. The only perk you get is Smart Stay, which prevents the screen from being turned off as long as the user is still looking at it.

We are content with the on-screen virtual keyboard present on the Samsung Galaxy Core. It is accurate and its keys are well spaced out, so we can comfortably type at above average speeds even in portrait mode.

Dual-SIM features:

There is a dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Core known as the Samsung Galaxy Core Duos. That makes it a smartphone capable of using the services of two carriers at the same time –

Connecting to the internet from the Samsung Galaxy Core is done either via Wi-Fi, or using its 3G radio, which is capable of reaching peak download speeds of only 7.2Mbps. Further connectivity features include GPS, Bluetooth, and FM Radio.



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

do these iWebsites not get that samsung is a HUGE company that has alot of different groups to keep happy? geez get over the another samsung phone unlike apple aka your owner samsung has a choice for all income levels.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You fail to see the point in this preview.... The Point in this review is that their is no point in this phone... Samsung has 3 other devices that fall under this same exact category and are priced the same. I mean some of you say that this site is biased towards samsung....some say it is biased against samsung...why the hell can't you guys realize that every reviewer is baised and there is nothing wrong with being biased...All reviewers have a phone that they prefer and if a phone they are reviewing doesn't meet up to the standard of the phone they prefer, no matter the grade, then so be it... I don't care for the tonality of the review because most of the time the review covers valid points even if the disposition is negative. You all make it seem wrong that these reviewers are fans of particular brands and OEMs too...

3. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Does it have S voice..?

6. kumar2010

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

yes is thr

4. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Nice budget phone with good specs.. I'm sure lot of people will prefer this...................

5. Nilson34

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Is the dual SIM version of Samsung Galaxy Core will be available for Bulgarian market?

7. kumar2010

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

hi guys pls dont buy samsung galaxy core and samsung quattro. the features are good but the main thing is battery back up is waste.. i bought galaxy core 3 days bak.. stand by is giving only 1 day if i used this its giving 5 hr back up... dont by friends choose another one.
Galaxy Core
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(9h 3G talk time)

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