The Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is an entry-level smartphone and the second Android Go device of the model. It is a successor of the J2 Core, which was the first to be equipped with this feature. Although they share a similar operating system, the J4 Core is packed with better specs such as larger battery capacity, more storage space, and a bigger screen display.
This attractive device is considered to be a lighter version of the Samsung Galaxy J4+, an advanced version of the J4 Core. It is possible to find the phone in a variety of stores, both physical and online. In case you are interested in purchasing it, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Core price in Nigeria starts at around 43,500 Naira.
What are the pros and cons of the J4 Core?
- It has an impressive 6.0-inch display size.
- Appealing design and body.
- It lacks a fingerprint sensor.
- It has low-quality cameras.
- The device has 1GB of RAM, which is quite minimal.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core specs
- Build material: Plastic
- Dimensions: 160.6 x 76.1 x 7.9 mm
- Display size: 6.0 inches
- Weight: 177g
- Display type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Display resolution: 720 x 1480 pixels
- Display resolution density: 274 PPI
- SIM card: Dual SIM
- SIM type: Nano SIM
- Samsung Galaxy J4 Core colours: Blue, Black, Gold
- Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 (28 nm)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 308
- Internal memory: 16GB ROM & 1GB RAM
- Expandable memory: MicroSD, up to 1TB
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
- Rear camera: 8 MP, f/2.2, AF
- Selfie camera: 5 MP, f/2.2
- Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Sensors: Proximity and accelerometer
- Price: From 43,500 Naira
The following are the hardware properties that the Samsung Galaxy J4 Core features.
The device is built in a plastic body, which gives a premium glossy finish to the overall appearance of the phone. It is available in three colors, namely Blue, Black, and Gold.
Equipped with a 6.0-inch TFT LCD panel display, its screen resolution is 720 x 1480 pixels. The 6.0-inch screen is ideal for watching movies, playing games, and browsing, as the large screen enables users to carry out these activities comfortably.
On the right side of the phone, you will find the power button. The volume rocker, dual SIM slots, and microSD slot are on the left side. At the bottom, you will find a 3.5 mm headphone jack, microphone, and a USB 2.0 port. The back part is packed with an 8 MP camera, LED flash, and the brand’s logo, while at the top front part is the selfie camera, LED flash, earpiece, and proximity sensor.
Processor, storage, and performance
The Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 ensures that the device runs as expected. This chipset utilizes a 28nm process technology. On the other hand, the quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU is in charge of performance and efficiency. Additionally, the device’s output on graphics is overseen by the Adreno 308 GPU.
With 16GB of ROM and 1GB of RAM, this space is sufficient to store files and data for a moderate phone user. If this space is insufficient, you have the option to increase it using a microSD card of up to 1TB.
Fueled by a non-removable 3300mAh Li-Ion battery, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Core battery life is considerably good. Users get a talk time of up to 22 hours and internet usage time of 15 hours to 19 hours, depending on the internet speed.
Speaker and call quality
The speaker in this device produces quality and clear audio, nothing extraordinary. The earpiece also does a good job of ensuring that the user is able to communicate comfortably during calls.
Let us take a look at the OS and cameras of the J4 Core.
Operating system & features
This phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), which is designed to work well on less-powerful devices. Unfortunately, the Galaxy J4 Core lacks a fingerprint sensor or any other advanced phone unlock feature. The sensors available on the phone are the proximity sensor and the accelerometer.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core camera, video, and image quality
With this phone, you will find an 8 MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5 MP front camera with the same aperture. Cameras in the J2 Core have similar specs with the J4 Core, while the Galaxy J4+ surpasses them with a 13 MP rear camera.
This is a sample of a photograph captured using the rear camera.
In this era, the apertures of these cameras are not good enough to produce clear and quality images. However, considering the price of this phone, we cannot complain much.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core accessories
The phone comes in a sealed box packed with a quick startup guide, SIM ejector tool, charging adaptor, a pair of earphones, and a USB cable.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core reviews
Let us take a look at some of the comments made on Demno Techmaster's YouTube channel concerning this device.
- derrick: 1gb ram is a rip off in this era.
- Raihan Shareef: Great phone at a great price.
- Martha Njama: This is good stuff.
- Christine Mwendwa: Awesome.
- Sara Skylar: Which is better? J4 core or j4?
Considering the fair price of the J4 Core, it is a good option for someone on a budget. It has an attractive design and display, as well as fairly good cameras. In case you are not fully satisfied with the features offered by this phone, check out the Galaxy A10, which falls under a similar price range.
The Samsung Galaxy J4 Core may not be one of the best phones the company has released, but it is a good enough entry-level device. Consider all the features mentioned above and determine if it will meet your needs.