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Samsung Galaxy Core LTE / Samsung SM-G386F / Samsung Galaxy Core 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Core LTE / Samsung SM-G386F / Samsung Galaxy Core 4G. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE / Samsung SM-G386F / Samsung Galaxy Core 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Core LTE / Samsung SM-G386F / Samsung Galaxy Core 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Core LTE / Samsung SM-G386F / Samsung Galaxy Core 4G from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Core LTE - G386W Black, 16GB, 4.5" LCD, New Unlocked, Android 4.4.2 - For Wind, Mobilicity, Rogers, FiDO, Koodo, Bell, Telus, Koodo, ViSamsung Galaxy Core LTE - G386W Black, 16GB, 4.5" LCD, New Unlocked, Android 4.4.2 - For Wind, Mobilicity, Rogers, FiDO, Koodo, Bell, Telus, Koodo, Vi

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE review: Fast at the core

 

The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE crosses no lines to deliver what the company thinks is the right balance between equipment and price. Focus is on a single feature, until recently exclusive to premium smartphones - LTE connectivity.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; dual-band 3G with HSPA ; 4.5" 16M-color qHD capacitive touchscreen; 244ppi ; Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI ; Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU ; 1GB of RAM ; 2,100mAh Li-Ion battery ; 5MP...

Mediocre performance ; Uninspiring screen ; Android version is not up to date

The original Galaxy Core had its own little squad in what seemed like no time. A Plus model was released soon after the first one, and the Galaxy Core Advance came in a few months later.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core review: Two for one

 

Dual-SIM devices are almost exclusively a money-conscious affair and the Samsung Galaxy Core sticks to the playbook. It's just that when you look to optimize you monthly mobile spending by taking advantage of two different contracts, you don't usually...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band 3G with HSPA; optional Dual-SIM with dual stand-by and 3G on both SIMs ; 4.3" 16M-color WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen; 217ppi ; Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI ; Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno...

No HD video recording ; No NFC ; No ambient light sensor ; Feeble chipset

With a sub-€200 price tag and a well-rounded set of features the Galaxy Core is a new smartphone arrive that will be welcomed by both money-conscious users looking to leverage on two plans to optimize their monthly cellphone spending (dual-SIM version)...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core Review

 

Dressed in typical Samsung uniform looks, the Galaxy Core marches not in the forefront with top of the line specs, but indeed in the core of Samsung's army - the mid-range…

Affordable price ; Well-rounded device ; Mostly smooth performance

Display is not bright enough for convenient outdoor use ; Cliched design

The Samsung Galaxy Core is a well balanced handset with no single standout feature to amaze users, but nor does it have any huge downsides either. Its weakest point is probably the slightly dim screen, but even that is not a fatal flaw. We do like its...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core Review

 

Samsung Galaxy Core is the latest budget smartphone from Samsung. It runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and is available for 13050INR.

• Dual SIM ; • Light and strong body ; • Good battery backup

• Average Performance ; • Average Display ; • Low resolution cameras

Compromising somewhat on performance front, Samsung provides you with a piece of Galaxy family at a relatively low price. This includes the hierarchical Galaxy design and most of the features of its TouchWiz UI. It can be a fine deal for Samsung fans...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Core

 

The Samsung Galaxy Core GSM mobile has a large 4.3-inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels display resolution. it is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, with 1 GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS that gives the user access to the latest...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Core I8262

 

The Samsung Galaxy Core GSM Mobile has a 4.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with 16 M colors and 480 x 800 pixels display resolution. It has 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB via MicroSD card support. The Galaxy Core Mobile...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: ismailmz (ciao.co.uk)

faster and powerfull,so not only smart

 

fast and more powerfull smartphones with 1,2 Ghz Dualcore Cortex A9 CPU processor and 1GB RAM that gives us smooth and screen performance with a newer 4.2 Jelly Bean, it's two generation behind what's currently available elsewhere. and with 4G LTE...

fast an powerfull

design always same like another model

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: ds120536ds (mouthshut.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core

 

Well its a good phone from japanese manufacturer But india wants more in less price Samsung had to understand it It come with 4.3inch display 1.2dual core processor 1800 mah battery which is really not sufficeient A 5mp camery and avga camera for...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: chantibabu (mouthshut.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core

 

Hai friends .i recently samsung galaxy core .It is very worst mobile.Because it is not good for all like private or public.It has 4GB internal memory, android version, kelliey ben version 4.0 and externall memory, 8 mega fixel, big screen and 320 hard...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: chantirock12 (mouthshut.com)

Samsung Galaxy Core

 

Hai friends .i recently samsung galaxy core .It is very worst mobile.Because it is not good for all like private or public.It has 4GB internal memory, android version, kelliey ben version 4.0 and externall memory, 8 mega fixel, big screen and 320 hard...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800 / 2000 / 2100
Battery recharge time:64
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):6 / 8 / 9
Browsing time (4G):8 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11 / 12 / 8
Continuous audio playback time:26 / 49 / 74
Continuous video playback time:10 / 8 / 9
Standby time (3G):300 / 370 / 540
Standby time (4G):430
Talk time (3G):10 / 11 / 9

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 2592 x 1944
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):2592 x 1944
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.488
Head SAR (EU):0.666

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.9 / 11.4 / 11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 540 x 960
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / 3GA, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC++, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, G.711

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8 / 8.95 / 9.7 / 9.8
Height :12.9 / 13.1 / 13.3
Weight:124 / 131 / 137 / 145
Width:6.63 / 6.76 / 6.84 / 7.05