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Samsung Galaxy Core / I8260

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Overall 7
Performance 3
Sound 6
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 9
Noise 10
Gaming performance 7
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 8
Temperature 9
Camera 7

Review Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F Smartphone

11 April 2014
  • Summary: Turbo data. A 4.5-inch smartphone powered by Android 4.2.2 and high-speed LTE for a price considerably below 300 Euros (~$416): Samsung's Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F enables a browsing speed of up to 150 Mbit/s - not its only advantage, as our review proves.
  • Pros: High-quality build, Stylish metal bezel, Easy use owing to TouchWiz interface, LTE up to 150 Mbit/s, Primary camera's decent quality, Current games run smoothly, Low temperature development, Long battery runtimes, Samsung bundles a good smartphone package with its Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F that does not show weaknesses in any fundamental place. Then there's high-speed data transfer via LTE, which is not a matter of course in this price range.
  • Cons: Only Android 4.2.2, Only 5 GB storage available, Webcam w/ VGA resolution, Limited performance reserves for future games and apps, Although the dual-core SoC places Samsung's smartphone on a solid performance stand fast enough for current Android applications, there are barely any performance reserves for future apps and games.
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Samsung Galaxy Core LTE review: Fast at the core

GSM Arena
18 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The original Galaxy Core had its own little squad in what seemed like no time. A Plus model was released soon after the first one, and the Galaxy Core Advance came in a few months later. The latter has the biggest screen in the lineup at 4.7" but it's the Galaxy Core LTE that brings the most meaningful upgrades: qHD screen resolution and, of course, 4G data speeds.
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; dual-band 3G with HSPA, 4.5" 16M-color qHD capacitive touchscreen; 244ppi, Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI, Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, 1GB of RAM, 2,100mAh Li-Ion battery, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording @ 30fps, continuous autofocus, 0.3 MP front-facing camera, VGA video recording, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wireless Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, 8GB of built-in storage, ...
  • Cons: Mediocre performance, Uninspiring screen, Android version is not up to date
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Samsung Galaxy Core review: Two for one

GSM Arena
27 August 2013
  • Conclusion: With a sub-€200 price tag and a well-rounded set of features the Galaxy Core is a new smartphone arrive that will be welcomed by both money-conscious users looking to leverage on two plans to optimize their monthly cellphone spending (dual-SIM version) and those only now entering the smartphone game (single-SIM).
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band 3G with HSPA; optional Dual-SIM with dual stand-by and 3G on both SIMs, 4.3" 16M-color WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen; 217ppi, Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI, Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 480p video recording @ 30fps, VGA front-facing camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, 8GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot, microUSB 2.0 port, Bluetoot...
  • Cons: No HD video recording, No NFC, No ambient light sensor, Feeble chipset
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Overall 8

Samsung Galaxy Core Review

10 September 2013
  • Conclusion: This is a good buy in its price range and offers good features too. Its low screen resolution can be the only reason to avoid.
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Expert Review

18 July 2014
  • Conclusion: Im Test kann das Samsung Galaxy Core LTE mit einem superschnellen LTE-Cat4-Modul glänzen, das Downstreamraten von bis zu 150 MBit/s ermöglicht. Keine gute Idee ist es aber, dieses mit einem Billig-Handy zu kombinieren, bei dem Prozessor, Display und Kameras technisch schon mehr als angestaubt sind. Dank des ordentlichen Akkus kann das Smartphone damit maximal als LTE-Hotspot sowie für Telefonie oder Messaging dienen.
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Overall 9

Test: Samsung Galaxy Core LTE (Handy)

CHIP Online
6 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Das Galaxy Core LTE ist via LTE Cat4 schnell im Netz unterwegs, Verarbeitung und Telefon-Akustik ernten im Test Lob. Obwohl CPU und Betriebssystem angestaubt wirken, erweist sich das Core LTE als brauchbare 4G-Alternative im unteren Preissegment.
  • Pros: Saubere Verarbeitung, LTE Cat4, NFC, microSD-Slot, Gute Telefonakustik, lobenswerter Freisprecher
  • Cons: Mittelmäßiges Tempo, Angestaubtes Android 4.2.2, Winziger interner Speicher
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Overall 8

Test: Samsung Galaxy Core LTE

12 May 2014
  • Summary: Das Galaxy Core LTE ist ideal für preisbewusste Samsung-Fans und liefert superschnelles Internet per LTE.
  • Pros: attraktives Design, günstiger Preis, sehr gute Ausdauer, TFT-Display mit Quad-HD-Auflösung
  • Cons: nur durchschnittliche Kamera, Schwächen bei Sende- und Empfangsleistung
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Samsung Galaxy Core 4G

18 February 2014
  • Summary: La compañía coreana Samsung ofrece a sus clientes un dispositivo con un diseño muy parecido al de los grandes equipos de su catálogo. De hecho, comparte un amplio porcentaje de su arquitectura con el Samsung Galaxy Core original, aunque no cabe duda de que estamos ante un terminal bastante más amplio y grueso. No en vano, sus medidas son las siguientes: 132,9 x 66,3 x 9,8 milímetros , en parte debido al tamaño de la pantalla, que también se ha visto ampliado.
  • Pros: Es compatible con redes LTE/4G, Cuenta con una nueva batería de 2.100 miliamperios
  • Cons: Lleva integrado un procesador de tan solo dos núcleos, La memoria interna solo alcanza 8 GB
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Samsung Galaxy Core okostelefon teszt

29 January 2014
Overall 6

Samsung Galaxy Core

All About Phones
14 December 2013
  • Summary: Samsung's strategie is om in alle marktsegmenten maar zoveel mogelijk toestellen uit te brengen en daar past deze Galaxy Core zeker in. De telefoon is zonder veel bombarie aangekondigd, maar gaat inmiddels als warme broodjes over de toonbank. Hoog tijd voor een review.
  • Pros: Goed scherm,Uitgebreide opties in de software,Aardig goede camera
  • Cons: Uitgekauwd design,Matige prestaties,Matige multimedia-opties
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