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  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Galaxy J2 Core is Samsung's first Android Go smartphone, and it does get a couple of things right. Despite its low-end hardware like just 1GB of RAM, this phone manages to deliver snappy performance. Battery life is another big plus point. The display and the cameras are where corners have been...

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is a great smartphone, a solid try from Samsung. Although the specs could have been slightly better. An AMOLED display could have also made things a lot better but at this point, I am asking a bit more. It still performs really well, thanks to the optimized stripped down v...

- Darwin Suwal, Gadgetbyte

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core isn’t a bad smartphone at all, considering the price and the purpose it’s been made for. For an ultra-low price of Rs 6,190, it offers quite a few niceties, such as a dedicated micro-SD card slot and a removable battery (a rarity these days, but one that still appeals to a lot...

- Rajat Sharma, BGR

The J2 Core is a cool new affordable smartphone that will surely attract first-time smartphone buyers but for everyone else, there are better options available in the market at this price range, such as the Redmi 6A by Xiaomi.

- Siddharth Chauhan, TechRadar

The Galaxy J2 Core seems like a decent budget smartphone for users who wants to experience light Android user interface on a smartphone from the trusted brand of Samsung. We didn't face any major issue with the smartphone in our brief usage. However, the smartphone is going to face tough competition...

- Priyanka Dua, Gizbot

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Common Questions

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We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy J2 Core with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core's screen size is 5.0 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

1.4 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1080 minutes, 1080 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy J2 Core Specs

Release date August 24, 2018
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.387 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 1020 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Gold, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.34 x 7.21 x 0.89 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 154 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 220 pixels
Size 5.0 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors 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, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
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) Yes
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
ƒ/ 2.2
8+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Beauty Mode
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
5+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Go, Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gboard, Chrome, Maps Go, Files Go, Gmail Go, Google Play)
Included Software / Apps
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-J260G, Galaxy J2 Pure, Galaxy J2 Dash

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