Galaxy J2 Core

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

When it comes to purchasing of a phone, different people have different tastes. Irrespective of the differences between what each one prefers certain things are normally common. For instance, the fact that everyone is normally looking for quality and a pocket friendly machine. While there exists both economic and high quality phones in the market, most of the times, it is quiet challenging to find a phone that is of high quality and economic. However Samsung has managed to deliver a mobile phone that is not only pocket friendly but that of high quality as well. This is in the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core which we explore extensively in this engaging piece


  1. Body

Launched in August 2018, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is a dual Nano SIM. This means that it does not only support one line but two lines. It measures 143.4 mm by 72.1 mm by 8.9 mm and weighs 154 grams. In relation to the material it possesses, this phone has been designed with a plastic body. However, no negative effects arise as a result of it being manufactured with a plastic body.


The phone is fitted with a capacitive touchscreen. You can be sure that you will love the 16 million colors that are provided by this capacitive touchscreen. In matters size, this machine features a 5.0 inch screen and a screen resolution of 540 pixels by 960 pixels which is an equivalent of 282PPI.


This is the most interesting bit of the features as the phone features a Mali-T720 GPU. In matters processing, the phone used the Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and the Exynos 7570 Quad. Ideally, the Quad core processor has four distinct processing units which have a maximum speed of 1.4GHz and Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is not an exception. Therefore, you can trust that the processing speed of this device is just what you have been looking for in the market. With respect to the operating system, the phone operates using the Android v8.1 Oreo. Particularly, the phone used the Go edition. This type of operating system functions well for apps that are light. It is therefore advised that apps with high space be avoided while using this phone lest you risk interfering with the operating system. Notably, the operating system begins to be slow if the applications that are downloaded on the system occupy a large storage area.


The Phone comprises of an internal and external memory. The internal memory contains a space of 8GB. Luckily this can be expanded up to 256 GB. You therefore need to get a microSD card. With regards to its external memory this one is rather small as it is only 1GB. Therefore, this phone will work well if you are not an application persons but even if you are one you can easily adjust by getting a high memory microSD card.


The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core has a back camera of 8MP. The main features of this back camera include the geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, aperture of 2.2 and 1080p@30fps video recording. This is to mean that it offers good quality images and videos. It also has a front camera that has a lens of 5MP. The only feature of this front camera is its 2.2 aperture.  However, this does not mean that it takes bad photos. The photos of the front camera are still amazing.


In an era where the world has gone digital, nobody wants a phone that has a low internet connectivity. As of now the 4G has been rated as being among the fasted internet network. Lucky enough the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core supports the 4G network which means you can easily access the internet as quickly as possible. Apparently, it is not only the 4G that this Samsung brand can support but the 2G and 3G network. Therefore, you need not worry about the network connection if by chance you happen to travel to a rather remote area that does not cover the 4G network.


Even if it does not support the NFC connectivity there are amazing connectivity features that can be enjoyed using this phone. To begin with, one can enjoy the WLAN connectivity. Particularly, you can enjoy the Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 or even the popular and easy hotspot. Besides the WLAN is also the Bluetooth connectivity which is supported on v4.2, LE and A2DP. In a way, this means that you can easily connect your phone wirelessly to any device that has a Bluetooth connection including your home theatre and enjoy your playlist without any interference. The phone also offers connectivity to the FM Radio, the GPS as well as to the microUSB. With regards to the USB it mainly connects with the microUSB v2.0. In the case of the GPS it connects with the A-GPS and the GLONASS in particular. Since it has connections to the GPS, you can comfortably say goodbye to location issues because the GPS aids in locating where you are and where you need to go as long as you key in the correct information on the phone.  


Not only is this phone fitted with the loudspeaker but it also has the vibration and the ringtone alerts. If this did not interest you, you will definitely be interested and in love with the 3.5mm Jack that allows one to receive phone calls while on headphones. 


This phone houses a battery of 2600mAh. The best bit about this battery is that it is not inbuilt. With the presence of a removable battery, you need not worry when the battery gets spoilt. This is because you can easily go to your trusted local or online store and get a new one.


While it does not feature sensors like the fingerprint, Face ID, barometer, compass and gyroscope, it features the accelerometer and the proximity sensors. 


Highly affordable

Supports two SIM Cards

High speed connection due to the 4G internet

Battery can be easily replaced

Presence of the 3.5mm which facilitates picking up of calls via wired headsets


It does not have the modern security features like the finger print scanners hence uses features like pins and patterns alone

The phone has little internal storage. The RAM is also little as nearly half of it will be occupied by the operating system

Where to purchase Samsung J2 Core plus prices

While you may have your money with you and ready to get into your local phone store to get yourself that Samsung J2 Core, there is never an assurance that the store will have this make on their stalls. Also, the store may not offer warranty and such like offers which may make you want to opt for online stores as most of them sell phones which have warranties. However, it is challenging to single out the online store that can be trusted. This is why we recommend Jumia, Phone Place, Phone Stores and MyShopKE which have received positive feedback for their services.

In the case of Jumia, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core sells at only ksh 8,999. In the case of Phone Stores, it is priced at 9,600 and when it comes to MyShopKE and Phone Place, the phone is sold at ksh. 9,400 and 9,350 respectively. You can however be sure that there would be an additional price to the one stated above but the additional fees will strictly be catering for the delivery fees as these online stores offer doorstep delivery services very promptly. 

Speaking of delivery services, it is essential to point out that in the case of Jumia, the delivery may take 2-8 days before it is delivered and may stay at the pick-up station for 1-3 days. Failure to pick the phone will lead to its return to the main offices. In the case of the other however, if the offices are situated next to your town the delivery may be almost immediately. However, if where you stay is quiet far from the offices, then, this may take a total of 24 hours before it is delivered. Nonetheless, you can always trust that with these mentioned sites you will have the above described Samsung Galaxy J2 Core.


Based on the analysis, you can agree that this is not only a pocket friendly phone but a high quality phone as well. However, you have to avoid occupying it with huge applications for its proper functionality and durability.  

Quick Review of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

Display 5.0 inches
Screen resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Operating system Android v8.1 Oreo, Go edition
CPU Quad-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex A-53 and Exynos 7570 Quad chipset
Internal storage 8GB expandable to 256 GB
Camera Back: 8MP Front: 5MP
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Connectivity WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, FM Radio
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Sound 3.55mm Jack, Vibration/Ringtones, Loudspeaker
Battery 2600mAh Removable