Galaxy Core Review Kenya

Samsung Galaxy Core Specifications Overview

January 14, 2014
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The Samsung Galaxy Core is another impressive addition by Samsung.

It is quite an interesting device with an intuitive design and is part of the horde of Samsung Mid-range handsets that seek to maintain the manufacturer’s market share in emerging Smartphone markets.

As it is the tradition here is the technical and comprehensive review of the Samsung Galaxy Core.


The Galaxy Core has a stunning 4.3 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen.

The screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and delivers a 217 ppi resolution density.

The display however lacks any form of screen protection and therefore a screen guard comes in specifically handy to keep nasty scratches at bay.

Galaxy Core Review Kenya


A Polycarbonate finish encases the device giving the Galaxy Core handset the generic Samsung Smartphone look and feel.

The frame measures at 129.3 x 67.6 x 9 mm making one-handed operations on the device child play.

The Samsung Galaxy Core has quite a strong built quality and there is the notable absence of annoying screaking parts that is characteristic of most entry-level and mid-level Samsung handsets.

The phone comes in variants of white and blue colors.

Technical Specifications

The 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A5 CPU coupled with 1GB of RAM are definitely the standout features of the Samsung Galaxy Core.

If your memory serves you right, these are the technical traits of the high selling Samsung Galaxy S2 flagship device.

The Samsung Galaxy Core has 8 GB of internal memory and supports MicroSD cards of up to 64GB.The phone comes with Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box.

Download speeds on the phone can reach a maximum of 7.2 Mbps while on the 3G network.

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Galaxy Core Review Kenya



The Samsung Galaxy Core has a 5MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing snapper. The camera is equipped with an array of tweaks and features for capturing your special moments.

However, images captured by the devices appeared washed up, especially around the edges, but were still of satisfactory quality.

Video recording on the Samsung Galaxy core maxes out at 480p. Samsung was quite mean on that as we expected the device being in the mid-range category, to have at least a 720P recording.

Battery Life

Samsung went out of its way and packed a 1800mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy Core.

This is quite impressive considering that most phones in its price group have the habitude of possessing mediocre battery stamina.

The phone can therefore comfortably take you through a day or two of normal usage.

Tech Trends Diary Verdict

Samsung is all about variety and it achieves that by giving you a device that is a perfect for your budget. The Samsung Galaxy Core is one of those phones with an all balanced technical profile (No one single stand out feature).

Additionally, the phone also comes in a dual SIM variant. Therefore, the device will definitely appeal to the emerging Smartphone market flooded with cheap dual SIM Chinese knockoffs.

The Galaxy Core may not be among the best Smartphones in the market, but it’s definitely one to check out while shopping for a new Smartphone.

Tech Trends Diary Rating

Samsung Galaxy Core: [usr 7.8]


Competitors of the Samsung Galaxy Core include the in house Galaxy Ace 3, Nokia Lumia 520, and the Huawei Ascend W2.

Pricing in Kenya

The Galaxy core has a suggested retail price of Ksh 24,679 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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