Samsung Galaxy Core

Last Updated: 25th April 2019
Samsung Galaxy Core
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Samsung Galaxy Core summary

Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone was launched in May 2013. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy Core is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Core runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 1,800mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Core on the rear packs 5-megapixel camera. It sports a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy Core based on Android 4.1 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Samsung Galaxy Core is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Regular and Regular cards.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Core include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Samsung Galaxy Core measures 129.30 x 67.60 x 8.95mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 124.00 grams.

As of 25th April 2019, Samsung Galaxy Core price in India starts at Rs. 7,999.

Processor1.2GHz dual-core
Front Camera0.3-megapixel
Resolution480x800 pixels
OSAndroid 4.1
Rear Camera5-megapixel
Battery Capacity1800mAh

Samsung Galaxy Core Price in India (25th April 2019)

Galaxy Core (Metallic Blue, 1GB RAM, 8GB)Rs. 7,999
Galaxy Core (Chic White, 1GB RAM, 8GB)Rs. 12,900
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Samsung Galaxy Core full specifications


Alternate namesGT-I8262
Release dateMay 2013
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)129.30 x 67.60 x 8.95
Weight (g)124.00
Battery capacity (mAh)1800
Removable batteryYes


Screen size (inches)4.30
Resolution480x800 pixels


Processor1.2GHz dual-core
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64


Rear camera5-megapixel
Rear flashYes
Front camera0.3-megapixel


Operating systemAndroid 4.1


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeRegular
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SIM TypeRegular
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No


Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorNo
Temperature sensorNo
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Samsung Galaxy Core reviews and ratings by users

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Great Phone
By Mayur Poptani | 11 Apr 2014 | 11 Apr 2014
Great specifications... gud designs, good looks, great storage space, dual sim, 3G supported, etc, etc, etc ... just a perfect mobile for me.....
5 Out of 5
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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
galaxy core - review after 10 days of use.
By Suraj Nair | 11 May 2014 | 11 May 2014
Samsung is quite good in providing budget - oriented phones with adequately satisfying features. Galaxy core is the successor to galaxy s duos with lots of improved features with a dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a well - satisfying 5 megapixel camera, vga front camera, 1 GB ram for a satisfactory multitasking and gaming experience and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Coming to the look and feel of the device, it comes under the same signature (rather typical) design of its earlier siblings - a glossy plastic back, curved edges, chrome finished sides but is actually made of plastic like its earlier counterparts. As far as the software features are concerned, the android operating system is based on the version 4.1.2 (jellybean) which is quite disappointing because phone of similar price range have the 4.2.2 version of jellybean out-of-the-box. Other common feature is its customised touchwiz UI which looks very different than the stock (pure) android user interface. Touchwiz UI makes the phone look cartoonish that may or may not be beautiful which is a matter of personal opinion. The gaming experience on this device was quite smooth. Casual games like subway surfers, temple run 1, 2 and oz and heavy games like need for speed - most wanted, dead trigger (1 & 2) played smoothly. All other games other than asphalt 8 played without problems. Asphalt 8 had some noticeable lags which is a common aspect in many other handsets. The display quality on this device is excellent considering its price point - very bright with nice viewing angles. Battery life did not seem to be astonishing, lasting a day with casual use and almost half a day with heavy usage. As far as the durability of the phone is concerned, it is just satisfactory with some scuffs and scratches if not handled very carefully since it is entirely made of glossy plastic. The camera on this phone captured nice shots with less noise in the image but the colour reproduction was not very natural. Coming to the conclusion of this review, the galaxy core is overall a good budget - oriented package with useful features packed in it. Some substitutes to be taken a serious look are the motorola moto g, lava iris pro 30, grand neo, lava iris pro 20, sony xperia m and micromax canvas hd.
3 Out of 5
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a perfect mobile for us.......... njjghjh
By Shrinivas Jadhav | 16 Apr 2014 | 16 Apr 2014
Thats the perfect phone for the young generation .. like it very much...
5 Out of 5
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A big NO NO, you have many many better options.
By Ashish Sharma | 31 May 2014 | 31 May 2014
okay the price of this phone is about 13k and yes it has a nice big display but the phone has that typical samsung design.duhhhhhh!!!! made from plastic with 1800 mah battery that drains like in no time trust me. battery is a biggest problem. and if you are willing to spend 13K odd money you should never pick this phone over something like Moto G. camera with flash is good in ample light but sucks in low light. and phone hangs like hell.. God it frustrates. I had to restart it like 10 times a day. no doubt when samsung launched this phone it was a great deal but not now. NO the phone has better substitutes. but yeah if you are a samsung design fan and want a feel like you hold a grand in you hand you can go for it.
2 Out of 5
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A perfect phone for Students,officials,Professional,"king" at its range deserve to b the rock solid performence...
By Avanish Chandan | 4 May 2014 | 4 May 2014
I have been using this phone for the past 4 months.... Look-Very slim ,good grip ,comfortable to hold. Call quality-Excellent 3g and 2g both works superb overall internet is fast and satisfying 1 gb ram is enough for performing multitasking simultaneously , Screen quality and touch experience is awesome Gaming and watching videos has a decent experience Sound quality of song is tremendous Camera is although 5mp but takes great picture Disadvantages- Only one issue battery back up is little bit low I would suggest this set for every age group.... Thank u ndtv .....
5 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful


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