Samsung Galaxy A02 is one of the affordable options in the market when comes to the Galaxy series. The smartphone hit the markets in 2021 and became a hit among the masses who wanted quality for the right price. It had, and still has, tough competition with a lot of competitive designs from other major companies that have tempting features with quite enticing prices. But still, Samsung Galaxy A02 has a solid hold in the smartphone world. And why wouldn’t it, to be honest, as it has some really awesome features to offer at the right price. Let us dive into what this smartphone has to offer for its price.
The Samsung Galaxy A02 has a very simple and attractive look. The smartphone is lightweight with only 206 g weight and has a very comfortable grip. It is a plastic frame with a glass front and a plastic back. As with any other Samsung product, the body is not slippery and does not get dirty with finger smudge marks that easily. It is available in two colors, black and blue. It is light, slim, easy to handle, and put in your trouser pockets.
The smartphone supports Nano-SIMs, with both single and double SIM options available. In the Dual-SIM option, the phone has one slot dedicated to microSD card in addition to the two SIM slots. When you look at the bottom border, you will see a speaker hole, a charging port (sadly, still microUSB) and 3.5 mm audio jack port.
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy A02 does not offer a fingerprint sensor, a real bummer when it comes to security. But luckily, they have installed a face recognition system for unlocking the phone, which is great when it comes to security and privacy.
The smartphone has a 6.5” Infinity-V display (PLS LCD), offering a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The glass over the screen gets dirty easily and there is no info available on its strength, so it is better to install a scratch-resistant screen over the front screen. The screen has bangs, with quite a thick bezel all around. The content is displayed properly with good brightness, color, and contrast. There is one issue though, that the phone does not have an auto-brightness adjustment feature. It gives an adaptive brightness feature instead in which the front camera detects the light around the user when it is unlocking the screen.
Samsung Galaxy A02 has Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, and relies on Mediatek MT6739W (28 nm) chipset. The smartphone is available in multiple options when it comes to RAM and internal storage including 32GB internal storage with 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage with 3GB RAM. If the internal storage is still not enough then there is always an option for the microSD card available for the user.
When it comes to app usage, the phone has a very adequate performance. If you are using standard apps like chatting, browsers, or social media apps, then there is not much trouble for the processing unit. But admittedly, its performance is not smooth enough and the phone does lag sometimes. As far as gaming is concerned, you can play the lighter games with ease. But when it comes to heavier 3D games, like say PUBG Mobile, you might encounter a lot of lag. There are still some games that can be played at lower graphics settings, but they might still cause lag when the scene becomes too crowded for the processor to handle. So, if you are into gaming then honestly, Galaxy A02 is not the phone for you.
Galaxy A02 has a Li-Po (Lithium polymer) 5000 mAh battery. The battery is can last for a day or more depending on how the user uses it. There are some issues with it though. The first is that the charging is way too slow. Even with the default charger, it takes 3 hours for it get fully charged. Secondly, the battery is non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy A02 has a dual main camera with 13 MP (wide) and a 2 MP (macro) sensor. The front or selfie camera is 5 MP. The photo and video quality are good when you factor in the price tag. The photos, when taken under good light conditions, are of very good quality and can be shared on social media platforms. The camera configuration is also very good when it comes to online video conference calls and online study sessions. The video quality is claimed to be 1080p at 30 fps.
Samsung Galaxy A02 has many other features under its belt.
- Just like any other modern smartphone, Galaxy A02 has WLAN property with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and hotspot feature.
- The phone sports Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE. It also has the FM Radio option.
- The phone has a GPS feature (like all modern smartphones), with support for both A-GPS and GLONASS (the owned and operated by Russian Federation).
- Galaxy A02 also sports two nifty sensors including Accelerometer and Virtual Proximity Sensing. Accelerometer basically tracks the mobile’s motions like tilting, shaking, rotating, etc., and changes the app’s orientation accordingly. The virtual proximity sensing feature on the other hand recognizes the proximity of the face to the mobile. So, basically, when your screen blanks out when you are attending a call, that is thanks to the virtual proximity sensing feature.
Samsung Galaxy A02 is a very nifty device when it comes to modern smartphones. Although it cannot stand against the more high-value smartphones of the day, it still packs quite a punch considering its price. While it does have some disadvantages like the absence of a fingerprint sensor, auto-brightness, and performance issues with respect to high graphics and demand games and apps, it still has a lot of pros that you can count on. The phone still offers satisfactory performance when it comes to your run-of-the-mill social media and browsing apps. The phone has a good quality display and cameras, a decent battery, an attractive design, and a comfortable grip.
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