Samsung's first Android Go Edition phone unveiled: the Galaxy J2 Core

24 August 2018
Available starting today in India and Malaysia and set to expand to new markets soon.

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Lol. Ancient specs at a mid-range price. Only brand loyal people will buy this POS. There are plenty of other better phones at the same if not lower price from brands like Nokia, Huawei and other OEMs.

Great to see Android Go take off. I like the idea of a lightweight efficient version of Android.

  • Yo Average Dood

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018I don't understand what RAM has to do with stutter. Maybe that's... moreI Would love seeing your iBone Boar Es run android 5.1.1, man I can't imagine such atrocity!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018Ofcourse, but can you find new Samsung phones with 2-3 Gb ram ch... moreThen pay a little more and buy a Samsung phone with 2GB ram. But it is better to pay more and buy for example Huawei Honor 10 GT with 8GB ram and 128GB storage. It competes with iPhone X in speed test.

  • Dave

Them bezels tho.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018Have you tried Android go aps? They don`t need that much ram. Ju... moreIf this is the case, Google should release their Go version of Chrome in the Play Store because the normal version is such a resource hog.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018I don't understand what RAM has to do with stutter. Maybe that's... moreYou don't need to use Android to know that low RAM causes stutter. Geez...

  • THETRUTH

companies are really hungry for your data

This phone is worthless in first world/completely developed countries.

  • Mikey

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018Or look for second hand and buy a Galaxy S6 beast for that priceI can definitely see where you're coming from on that plan. Though I would say the S7 would be even better. I keep getting emails from a few different vendors with refurb S7's and even S7 Edge's for less than they S6. Strange how the same stores are asking more for an S6 (basic 5.1" version with 32gb) than an S7 Edge...

But there are a few minor issues with that idea given Samsung's own "first time smart phone" owner comment.

1: How much life does that battery have left in it?

2: Is a first time smart phone owner going to be able to successfully find a fair price on a good phone? Seriously, we can spot a "bad" deal like a phone on it's last legs or worse yet the counterfeit ones from companies like HDC and Goophone. Can someone who's never used a smart phone?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018For the price of Galaxy s9 there Are phones with ”similar” spe... moreI think the S9 is actually priced pretty reasonable, at least in Germany. Here, it costs € 500, a bit cheaper than OnePlus 6 and cheaper than the newer flagships like LG G7 or U12+, but also cheaper than older Pixel 2 XL or iPhone 8. I am an iPhone user but I give Samsung their good pricing in Europe making it useless to import a Chinese phone and deal with translation, import tax and support issues.

  • Anonymous

Quib, 24 Aug 2018Atleast 720p is needed for a 5 inch display.And 1.5GB of ram to ... moreOr look for second hand and buy a Galaxy S6 beast for that price

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Aug 20181GB RAM is a deal killer. There needs to be at least 1.5 GB RAM ... moreI don't understand what RAM has to do with stutter. Maybe that's because I'm not using android ...

  • Alien

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2018For the price of Galaxy s9 there Are phones with ”similar” spe... morechina replica phones also spy the hell out of you..
I'd rather pay double than less and be sorry after.
Trust Japanese or Korean only.

  • Anonymous

Phone for a poor people

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Aug 20181GB ram? Lol you can buy Xiaomi phone with 2GB or even 3GB ram. ... moreOfcourse, but can you find new Samsung phones with 2-3 Gb ram cheaper than this... not so easily...

  • Anonymous

YalokIy, 24 Aug 2018For the price of J2 Core there will surely be a xiaomi device wi... moreFor the price of Galaxy s9 there Are phones with ”similar” specks that Are cheaper...
Ofcourse. Samsung is not ”we compete with price” company. They compete with images and customer loyalty. This can cost twice the similar Xiaomi device and still sell better because of that.

  • Anonymous

And it'll be $150!!
Nothing new,
Samsung as rip off as usual

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Aug 20181GB RAM is a deal killer. There needs to be at least 1.5 GB RAM ... moreHave you tried Android go aps? They don`t need that much ram. Just don`t run any non Android go app in this and you Are good to go!

  • Alien

How can someone look at this phone and want it in 2018?