Samsung Galaxy Express 2

6.6/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The Samsung Galaxy Express 2's screen is 4.5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.7GHz

There is a Dual core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 20 days standby time, 1330 minutes (2G), 660 minutes (3G), 660 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The Galaxy Express 2 is a smartphone with typical Samsung looks, a bit chubby in appearance, but otherwise solidly put together.

- Victor H. , PhoneArena 

The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 is a mid-ranger that boasts a snappy user experience and 4G speeds on a budget.

- Alex Todd , Recombu 

Reviews summary

6.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 3 reviews

What's good  

  • Excellent battery life
  • Smooth performance
  • Good screen viewing angles

What's bad  

  • Display colors not true-to-life
  • Poor outdoor viewing
  • Thicker than average smartphone at 0.39 inches

The second iteration of the Galaxy Express offers a 4G connection and better specs. The handset itself doesn't stray too far from the standard Samsung design with its plastic chassis, rounded corners and slightly curved back. In fact, if not for the difference in size, which a few called "chubby", reviewers could barely tell it apart from the flagship phone, the Galaxy S4.

The 4.5-inch IPS display offers a resolution of 540x960 and pixel density of 245ppi. Critics were happy with its sharpness as they could easily read normal-sized text though smaller text was a bit more difficult to decipher. While the display offered good viewing angles, reviewers were fairly disappointed with the color accuracy. According to Phone Arena, the colors on the screen were washed out and pale and almost all were slightly off, especially the ones falling in the blue and cyan range. Besides poor color reproduction, critics also mention that the display is difficult to view outdoors due to the reflective screen and dim lighting.

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The Express 2 runs on a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. While it doesn't boast the highest specs, reviewers didn't notice any lag during regular use or when handling demanding apps. Aside from processing power, it also comes with 8GB of internal memory with can be expanded via a microSD slot. The 2,100mAh removable battery lasted testers around a day with normal usage and around 7 hours of heavy usage. The 5 megapixel rear-facing camera did not wow anyone, although it was noted that it can take decent pictures in the right light and focal distance.

While the Galaxy Express 2 offered a rather solid experience for experts, most cannot give it a high recommendation. Recombu says, "The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 doesn't really stick out from the crowd…it awkwardly slots in between the Ace 3 and S4 Mini in a gap we don't really feel needed to be filled."


Reviews (6.6/10 Avg. rating)


PhoneArena

Smooth performance, capable of running top games

from PhoneArena
The Galaxy Express 2 would have looked like a perfectly well-rounded device with buttery smooth performance and a decent (but not great) screen and camera at half its price. Unfortunately, 4G LTE connectivity support dictates a sour price premium that does not feel justified for all. Are you ready to pay double the price for it? Only then, you should consider the Express 2... Full review
Recombu

Rich feature set with a surprisingly snappy performance

from Recombu

The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 doesn’t really stick out from the crowd. 4G helps prevent it sliding into obscurity altogether, but it awkwardly slots in between the Ace 3 and the S4 Mini in a gap that we don’t really feel needed to be filled in the first place.

The larger screen may appease those looking for an affordable way to experience Netflix and BBC iPlayer on-the-go, but in truth we’d go for the older, but still fantastic Sony Xperia SP if that’s what you’re after. It shares similar problems with the Express 2, but promises a better display and... Full review

Coolsmartphone

A great phone that's just too expensive compared to the competition

from Coolsmartphone

So the Samsung Galaxy Express 2 looks good, feels good to use and performs well. What’s not to like? Well, the price.

At £225 on pay as you go the Samsung is expensive. The game changing Motorola Moto G is just as good as the Express 2 and can be picked up for around £100 less!

To be fair to Samsung, pretty much every manufacturer has been caught out by the Moto G, and if I had been reviewing this phone a few months ago I would have been recommending it highly. 

Samsung is big enough and ugly enough to slash the price of the Express 2... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 23, 2013
Regions available United Kingdom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Dual core 1.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.384 W/kg
Body: 0.363 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 480 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 660 minutes
3G Surfing Time 480 minutes
4G Surfing Time 480 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
1330 minutes (2G)
660 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 20 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Ceramic White, Rigel Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm
(5.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 134 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Metering, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-G3815

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