Samsung has continually shown us that the fact that they manufacture a lot of high-end smartphones doesn’t hinder their plans they have for low budget devices. The Samsung Galaxy A02s further buttresses this point. It is a low-end / low-cost Android phone targeted at enthusiasts who desire Samsung’s flavour but don’t intend to spend anything near mid-range to high-end prices.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy A02s
Samsung Galaxy A02s Key Specs & Features
- 6.5-inch TFT LCD Display, 720 x 1560 Pixels, 259 PPI
- Octa-core Snapdragon 450 Processor (14nm)
- 3GB RAM
- Android 10
- 32GB Built-in Storage with SD-Card Support
- 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy A02s design isn’t really new. It bears design elements that have been seen in other smartphones, including those outside the Samsung lineup.
The rear panel of the Galaxy A02s bears a setup that appears to be a reminiscence of that of the Samsung Galaxy A51. However, the absence of one camera sets them apart.
The rear panel holds a camera module housing triple cameras and an LED flash. Far beneath the camera module is the Samsung branding, which indicated it’s a Samsung smartphone.
Moving up front, we have a 6.5-inch TFT display bearing a drop notch. This display has a resolution of 720 X 1560 Pixels and a resolution of 259 PPI.
Please note that the Galaxy A02s build comprises plastic on the rear, plastic on the frame, and glass upfront.
Also, enthusiasts who choose to purchase this smartphone will have two colour options and they include black and white.
The Cameras on the Samsung Galaxy A02s aren’t really spectacular, they are pretty much what we should be expected considering where we are now in smartphone technology.
On the rear, we have got a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP Macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
Selfies are manned by a single 5MP camera up front with an aperture of f/2.2.
Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy A02s bears a low-end performance profile. It is best suited for tasks that aren’t very demanding.
It rocks an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 5000mAh battery.
On the software side, the Galaxy A02s runs it’s the interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy A02s features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.
Internet connectivity on here is capped at 4G LTE, which means it isn’t a 5G phone, which means enthusiasts won’t be able to employ 5G for downloads, uploads, and streaming.
Samsung Galaxy A02s Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy A02s is around $178, which translates to 67,730 Naira in Nigeria, 1,040 GHC in Ghana, and 19,589 KSH in Kenya.
The Samsung Galaxy A02s was announced on November 24th, 2020, and is expected to be available for purchase in February 2021.
Samsung Galaxy A02s Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A02s:
- Platform: Android
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (14nm) (Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Memory: 3GB
- Colours: Black, White
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.5-inch TFT Display, 720 x 1520 Pixels, 259 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary) + 2MP (Macro) F/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) F/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, f/2.2
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: –
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Micro-USB
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –