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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specs + Pros and Cons Reviews

Review Overview

Design - 9
Performance - 8.7
Specs - 8.5
Camera - 8.4



Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is a budget phone where it has a standard specs and features yet competitive.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specs

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specs

Date Released: 2018, August

DisplayTypeCapacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~66.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~220 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
BodyDimensions143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm (5.65 x 2.84 x 0.35 in)
Weight154 g (5.43 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CameraPrimary8 MP, AF, f/2.2, LED flash
Secondary5 MP, f/2.2
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
MemoryExternal SlotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal8 GB, 1 GB RAM
NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
BatteryRemovable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
Available ColorBlack, Gold, Blue
PlatformOSAndroid 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
ChipsetExynos 7570 Quad
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
SoundAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm JackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FeaturesSensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Review

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specs lies on the standard specs and features of a smartphone that is considered belong to the category of budget mobile phones. Nowadays, most of the smartphone users are always into on those latest released in a different brand for their Android phones. Nonetheless Samsung brand might be busy also on creating and developing the latest smartphone to keep pace with the other brand, but then again, they still develop and release a budget phone with standard specs and features. Galaxy J2 series smartphones known for its very affordable price with competitive specs and features in comparing to others budget phone. Since not all users can afford those mid-range and high-end phone, Samsung still considers those users who can only buy budget Android phones.

Galaxy J2 Core comes by 5.0 inches in size with a UI display of navigations. It has a Samsung word logo at the bottom part of the phone where it is not common since Samsung only put their logo on the top portion of there smartphones. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 66.7%. The dimension lies on 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm (5.65 x 2.84 x 0.35 in) and weighing 154g. It is a dual Nano SIM Card smartphone with a dual standby mode features and supports up to 4G LTE network band.

J2 Core said to be protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass but Samsung haven’t mention of any version of it. It has also a multitouch features just like other smartphones do. The display resolution has the specs of 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio and 220 ppi density. It runs by an operating system of Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition version. The processor is powered by a 1.4 GHz Quad-core Exynos 7570 Quad and a GPU of Mali-T720. It has a 1 GB RAM with a built-in 8 GB internal memory. Also, supported by an expandable external memory up to 256 GB storage capacity via microSD card.

As for the Camera quality, the Main camera has 8 MP, AF f/2.2 with LED Flash. It has additional camera modes such as HDR and Panorama. While the front camera has 5 MP f/2.2 quality lens. The video recording has a resolution of 1080p@30fps. Aside from it, the Galaxy J2 Core has a Loudspeaker and supported by 3.5 mm jack.

The connectivity packs by WiFi (Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), FM radio, and micro USB 2.0 with OTG ready. Because the J2 Core is a budget Android smartphone, it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner. The Only sensor features that the J2 Core has are accelerometer and proximity. The battery is Removable with a 2600 mAh Li-Ion. The color variations of the J2 Core are Black, Gold, and Blue.

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  • 5.0 inches screen size
  • Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass (Unspecified version)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (GO Edition)
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM with 8 GB internal memory
  • External memory up to 256 GB via microSD card
  • Camera: 8 MP (back) + 5 MP (Front)
  • OTG ready
  • Removable battery


  • Capacitive touchscreen display type
  • No active noise cancellation and dedicated mic
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • No fast charging features