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    Samsung Galaxy Core LTE Review

    Samsung is adding new upgraded phone in its existing and already popular line segment of the Samsung Galaxy Core. After the great success of Samsung Galaxy Core, here comes the upgraded model of this phone, Galaxy Core LTE. Samsung Galaxy Core was not LTE enabled but the upgraded version supports LTE networks,enabling 4G network access. Samsung transforms its technology very fast and come out with new ideas constantly in its devices.

    This new variant of Galaxy Core has some notable upgrades in the hardware and technology. If you compare the earlier version you would find a major change in the Display, user interface and enhanced battery life. Samsung is going target the mid-range market with the launch of this powerful gadget and this phone too is expected to grab the attention.

    Samsung Galaxy Core LTE specifications:

    • Android 4.2.2 JellyBean Operating System
    • 4.5 inch PLS capacitive touch screen display
    • 960 x 540 Pixels Resolution
    • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 5 Megapixel rear camera with Auto focus and LED Flash
    • 0.3 Megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera
    • 8 GB internal memory, expandable upto 64GB using microSD Card
    • 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi-Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, NFC
    • 2100 mAh battery

    Design and Packaging:

    Samsung phones are not very stylish or there is no much difference in the looks of the Samsung phones but if you go in detail you will see some notable differences. New Samsung Core LTE has good body built and measures 132.9 x 66.3 x 9.8 mm and weighs 136 grams which means it will be perfect in hand in terms of size and weight.

    Samsung Core LTE looks like a fusion of two masterpieces of Samsung: Samsung S3 and Samsung S4. When you hold this phone you will feel texture matte finish on back. All the entry level Samsung handsets are provided with glossy back but this time its different, seems they do not want to loose any point to grab the market. Phone is surrounded by aluminum like fiber frame and front is glassy and back is plastic. Back panel is removable which means you can replace the battery.

    Screen is capacitive and has same three buttons of home, options and back keys like the other Samsung devices. On the top of screen there is front camera for video call and chat and sensors besides earpiece. On the right of phone you will find power on/off button and on the left side there are volume control keys. Top of the phone sees an audio jack of 3.5mm and at bottom you will find micro USB port and microphone hole. At the back you would find the 5MP camera with LED flash.
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    Display / Screen:

    Samsung Galaxy Core was given 4.3 inch TFT display but new Samsung Core LTE has an enhanced screen size of 4.5 inch. The technology for the display used in Samsung Core was TFT but new Core LTE is made with PLS display that gives wonderful output. Phone has qHD resolution with 245ppi which is good pixel density for mid-range phone. If you compare old Core to new Core LTE you will find that contrast and brightness are slightly better; yet not the best.

    The new Galaxy Core LTE has visibility in bright sunlight which means reading in the sunlight will not be a problem. As the phone is for mid-range segment color reproduction is not much impressive, as you tilt the phone you will notice colors of the screen is washed out which means display’s contrast is not up to the mark.

    If you are more prone to watch videos and play games then you will be slightly disappointed. As you tilt the screen you will notice change in colors, it very slight yet noticeable. good displays have perfect viewing which the new LTE version lacks.

    Hardware and Performance:

    Samsung has properly designed and stuffed the hardware in the phone. Samsung Core was known for its good hardware and keeping this in mind Samsung has provided good hardware in Core LTE too. Samsung Core LTE is powered with 1.2 GHz processor of Cortex-A9 which is good move from Samsung and dual core processor will help you to do your work fast and efficiently.

    Core LTE is stuffed with huge RAM memory of 1GB which means with the fast dual-core processor and RAM your task will be executed quickly. when it comes to multitasking the phone will not let you down. Basic operations are handled well with powerful dual-core processors and RAM but when it comes to graphics then phones real test are on. Samsung has powered Core LTE with powerful GPU of PowerVR SGX 544MP which means if you are gamer then you can play HD games easily on your Core LTE without any lag.

    GPU provided in this phone is capable of processing heavy graphic game and also if you are more in to watching videos then also this powerful GPU will not let you down. So processor along with the GPU is perfectly balanced which outputs perfect performance. Phone has important features like good internal memory of 8GB; which means you need to worry about the installation of apps as the space provided in the phone is sufficient. You can also upgrade the memory with the help of microSD card.

    GPS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct and hotspot and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity is available in the phone that gives stable performance and doesn’t drop much.
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    Samsung Core LTE is provided with 5MP camera giving decent output with good images and video recording with 720p resolution @ 30fps. You will find 720p was not up to the mark and not very impressive like it’s expected to be. Front camera of Core LTE helps you to capture image of 0.3MP which is default for entry-level phone and allows you to make video calls and video chat easily.

    VGA will not provide you proper clarity for video chat but still something is better than nothing.
    Camera UI is really good and it offers a good number of setting to let the users adjust the camera according to their surroundings. Panorama, Sports, Night mode are some of the features of the camera. Outdoor photos under good lighting looked sharp and bright, however low light images looked a bit dull and faded out. Panorama mode is quite impressive and clicks 360 degree image clearly and perfectly.

    Software and User Interface:

    Samsung Core LTE will work on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which is not impressive as Core LTE is upgraded model of Samsung Core but still it is behind from latest Android version out in the market. May be Samsung will provide upgrade to their Samsung Core LTE users so OS will not be an issue. Samsung has installed its TouchWiz Nature UX user interface which means the interface of the Core LTE will be very smooth and innovative.

    Core LTE will be able to operate UI and many Android applications without any lag and have many options in lock screen. Widgets can be added on your Core LTE, downloaded from Play store or existing of the phone. Multiple panes of the lock screen have one widget. Samsung Core LTE has same home screen which is similar to most Samsung phones. You will see the notification bar which has options of shortcuts to switch on or off that feature and you can slide it left or right to see more options on your phone.

    Look and feel of the TouchWiz Nature UX is very impressive and simple. it allows you to navigate and operate the apps easily with soft touch. So along with the advancement in hardware Core LTE has an upgraded UI too. Overall the user interface is good and users would get the latest android update too in sometime.


    Whatever be the features of the phone, whether it is quad-core processor with 2GB RAM or dual-core processor with 1GB RAM but without proper battery backup all the phone are useless. So Samsung Core is been powered with 2100mAh battery strength which will serve you with longer operation with your phone. Battery is removable so you can remove and replace the battery of your phone easily. Battery saver apps would help your push the battery life even more. on an average it runs smoothly for one day with few hours of gaming and video playback.


    Samsung Core LTE is a good phone and possesses the entire feature needed in mid-range phone. Phone has good screen size with average display features. The5MP camera gives good output and is useful enough for day to day clicks. Processors and RAM provided are really good with respect to the cost of phone.

    The phone would have appealed a bit more if the screen quality was a bit better and if it held a better is running on an old version of android while most of the latest device are running on KitKat now. Anyways the phone is expected to get the update soon, so no worries there. Overall the phone is good and will serve the best for mid-range user.
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