Samsung just keeps pumping new phones out – it’s amazing that they can keep track of them all – and the new Galaxy Core LTE is available now on Rogers, Videotron and Fido. This mid-level device is a nice fit if you don’t want to spend the money on a Galaxy S5 or don’t need the power and features of the Note 4. It is a nice looking phone – there is no mistaking it for anything but a Galaxy device. It is described from Samsung “as ideal for anyone looking for a device that’s ultra-portable and ultra-impressive.” I’m not sure about just how ultra-impressive people will find it, but it appears to be a good, solid value and the perfect size for someone looking for a smaller display and easy to hold device. It is a great phone for school age kids or older adults that can use its Easy Mode.
The Galaxy Core LTE has a 4.5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540, which works out to about 245 pixels-per-inch (PPI) and uses the TFT LCD technology, not Samsung’s usual Super AMOLED technology. It has a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can easily be expanded via a microSD card for an additional 64GBs of storage for all of your pictures, songs and videos. It has a 5MP main camera with auto focus and LED Flash…its front-facing camera (FFC) is of the VGA variety, so don’t expect a very good video chatting experience, but for a selfie on social media, it will be fine.
It comes with a built-in FM Radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/b, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, NFC and a microUSB 2.0 port. The Galaxy Core LTE comes in either Black or White and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It measures 132.9 x 66.3 x 9.8mm and weighs in at 137 grams.
On Rogers and Fido you can grab the Galaxy Core LTE for $225 no-term or $0 on a two-year contract. Videotron has it priced $279.95 for no-term, $0 as long as you are on a monthly plan that costs more than $49.95 for two-years or you will have to pay $49.95 if you are on a two-year monthly plan that costs $39.95.
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