Very recently the global mobile market leader, Samsung has released a slew of new mobile handsets and one of these is the Samsung Galaxy Core 2. This is a mid-range smartphone which aims at the fast emerging markets such as India, which is the third largest mobile market. The Indian mobile market is very lucrative for both the premium phones as well as mid-ranged to budget smartphones, but obviously the mid-ranged smartphones have a bigger fan following as compared against the premium phones, as these devices offer good features as well as specs without burning a big hole in the pockets of the consumers.
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is also one such mobile that offers good and efficient aspects of a quality smartphone along with a reasonable price tag. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 has been launched in the Indian market towards the end of last month (June, 2014), and is currently available in the market at a very attractive price of Rs. 11,900.
Top 5 market rivals:
In the market, being a mid-ranged phone the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 has many competitors at present, the number of which is only about to increase over time. Among the many market rivals, the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 has many of its own cousins as its great competitors. However, the most successful and prominent competitor of the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is definitely the very popular Moto G, which created a wave of appreciation in the Indian mid-ranged mobile market.
Let us take a look at the top 5 mobile rivals of the Samsung Galaxy Core 2.
The Motorola Moto G is one of the most prominent market rivals of the Samsung Galaxy Core 2. Though the Galaxy Core 2 is a very capable and stylish phone from the South Korean mobile major Samsung, it does lack a few features that the Moto G scores higher in. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 offers a slightly inferior display than the Motorola Moto G’s. While the Galaxy Core 2 comes with a screen with a lower pixel density of 207 ppi, the Moto G offers a more vibrant screen with a pixel density of higher pixel density screen of 329 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 also offers a lower resolution video capture as compared against the Moto G, whereas the Moto G’s weakness lies in its lack of microSD slot for memory expansion, which is offered by the Samsung Galaxy Core 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Core is the predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy Core 2, is also one of the primary market rivals of this new mobile, as many of the Indian consumers would like to go for the almost equally efficient Galaxy Core with a lower price tag. However, while the Galaxy Core lacks an ambient light sensor for its automatic screen bright adjustment which the new Galaxy Core 2 offers.
The next in line is again a Samsung phone, the Galaxy Grand 2, which is a very popular mid-ranged phone and has a fair fan following in the market. The Grand 2 has many advantages over its cousin Core 2. The Galaxy Grand 2 has a bigger display of 5.2 inches against the Core 2’s 4.5 inch standard screen. The Galaxy Grand 2 also has a high-resolution display of 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution as compared to the Core 2. The Galaxy Grand 2 also gets a better primary camera of 8 megapixels offering better still pictures as well as video shoots, while the Core 2 comes with a lesser 5 megapixel primary camera at the rear though also offering good pictures and videos. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 comes with the power of more RAM of 1536 MB as compared against the Samsung Core 2’s pretty low 768MB RAM. Thus, the Galaxy Grand 2 is a much better and powerful mobile than the Core 2 with about the same price range.
Another Core 2 competitor is the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo. The Neo lacks an ambient light sensor for the automatic screen brightness adjustment which the Core 2 offers. The Core 2 comes with a low-resolution video capture which goes against the handset.
Again yet another Samsung model goes up against the Core 2 as a potent market rival in the form of the Galaxy Ace 3. However, the Core 2 offers some good advantages over the Ace 3. The Core 2 comes packed with dual SIM support and a quad-core processor as against the Ace 3’s dual core processor. The Samsung Galaxy Core II is thus a better and faster phone than that of its cousin Galaxy Ace 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a nice mid-ranged phone with overall good specifications and good camera as well. It also has some great features. It packs in the power of a 1.2GHz quad-core processor that makes it fast and smooth running offering great smartphone experience to the users.
The Core 2 comes with a standard built-in 4GB storage space which can be expanded up to 64GB through the offered flexibility of a microSD card slot. The selfie lovers will suffer a bit if they pick up this handset as it offers a rather poor VGA camera at the front, while the rear primary camera is a standard 5MP one.
However, the new Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a great phone for those who are looking for a budget smartphone that runs on the latest Android KitKat version 4.4. It also offers all the latest connectivity options comprising of 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
It is not a very sleekest mobile and is a bit bulky weighing 138gms.
The new Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is an overall worthy buy in the less than 12k range of smartphones and is also more affordable with a launch price tag of Rs. 11,900 as compared against the launch price tag of its predecessor, the original Core that launched at Rs 15,690.
Now, it remains to be seen whether the Galaxy Core emerges a winner against the popular Moto G.