“The Galaxy A2 Core is Samsung’s latest budget offering that’s here to take on phones such as the Redmi Go, ASUS ZenFone Lite L1, and others”
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is an Android Go edition smartphone. This is the second Android Go smartphone from the company, the first being the Galaxy J2 Core. The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is essentially the latter’s successor and brings new hardware and improvements. Samsung has been launching several phones lately, trying to gain back the market share in the budget and mid-range segment. The Galaxy A2 Core is the company’s answer to phones from Xiaomi and ASUS, such as the Redmi Go and the ASUS ZenFone Lite L1 (review). In this post, we are going to check out the differences in specifications and price between the Galaxy A2 Core and the Redmi Go.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core vs Xiaomi Redmi Go price in India
Right off the bat, the Galaxy A2 Core loses the price war. Samsung has priced the new phone at Rs 5,290. There’s only one variant of the phone, and it comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The phone is available in Red, Dark Grey, and Blue colour options. Although that’s competitive pricing, the phone doesn’t stand much chance against the cheaper Redmi Go.
The Redmi Go also has a single variant on sale, which has 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. It is priced at Rs 4,499 and comes in Black or Blue colour choices. Despite the less onboard storage, the Redmi Go is a better option if you’re looking at buying phones under Rs 5,000. You can always expand storage by adding a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core vs Xiaomi Redmi Go specifications
Coming to the specifications, Redmi Go is once again a better deal, on paper at least. Both phones follow similar design cues and have huge bezels on the front. The phones feature plastic construction and lack fingerprint scanners. However, you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack on both devices.
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core features a 5-inch display that has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. That’s not a lot in this day and age, especially considering the Redmi Go, which also has a 5-inch display, has an HD panel. If you’re looking for a good display, then the latter is a better option.
Now, let’s talk about internals. The Galaxy A2 Core is powered by a Samsung made Exynos 7870 processor. This is an octa-core processor that’s clocked at 1.6GHz and coupled with 1GB RAM. For storage, the phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. Compared to this, the Redmi Go uses a Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz and also paired with 1GB RAM. It has 8GB of onboard storage, which is lower than that of the Samsung model. Both phones should offer similar real-world performance though.
In the camera department, both devices feature single sensors on both the rear and the front. On the Galaxy A2 Core, a 5-megapixel sensor is available at the back and another 5-megapixel unit is available up front for selfies. The Redmi Go, on the other hand, features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front unit.
Finally, in the software and battery categories, the Galaxy A2 Core has a 2,600mAh cell and runs Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition). The Redmi Go has a slightly bigger battery at 3,000mAh, but runs Android Oreo (Go Edition). However, it includes support for 20 Indian languages and users can talk to Google Assistant in Hindi. Both devices support dual SIM and 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
In conclusion, the Redmi Go is our choice, since it has a better display, bigger battery, and is priced lower than the Galaxy A2 Core. But we will have to wait for a full review of the latter to advise you regarding that.