It’s now time to say goodbye to the winter, and there’s no better celebration to it than the festival of colors in Nepal — the Holi. As a part of it, Samsung is offering discounts on its Galaxy A-series phones: Samsung Galaxy A2 Core and Samsung Galaxy A20s on the occasion, which it calls Samsung Holi Rangotsav.
About the aforementioned devices, let’s give you a quick overlook of each.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is an entry-level phone that runs on Android Go and is one of the cheapest Samsung phones you can get out there.
Despite a cheap look on the paper, the features including Exynos 7870 chipset, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage are still reasonable for a device running on Android Go.
The good thing is that the Exynos 7870 chipset is still a modest chipset also seen on devices like Galaxy M10, and Galaxy J7 Pro so this one will definitely flourish on such a light OS. Plus you get an option for expansion via microSD card up to 512GB which is just insane.
Aesthetically, the A2 Core won’t win any design awards and with that vile Samsung logo at the front, the phone looks less appealing. The IPS LCD screen measures 5-inch in size and bears a qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixel), while the camera is nothing sort of surprising either; just a single 5MP sensor at the back and front side.
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core supports 4G LTE and has a decent 2,600mAh; decent because the qHD screen and the light OS won’t be hogging down the battery.
Galaxy A2 Core Specs Highlights
- Display: 5-inch IPS LCD display
- Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels; qHD
- Chipset: Exynos 7870
- CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo; Android GO
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB storage; expandable via microSD card up to 512GB
- Primary Camera: 5MP (f/1.9), AF, LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 5MP, f/2.2
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2,600mAh removable battery
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 8,999
- Discounted Price: Rs. 8,499
Samsung Galaxy A20s
The Samsung Galaxy A20s, with ‘s’ moniker, is a successor to the Galaxy A20 and comes with much-needed upgrades, most notably at the back. Coming from a dual-camera on the A20, the A20s carries triple rear cameras — a normal 13MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture with PDAF, a 13MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and finally a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 lens.
Apart from the camera change, the rear, despite being plastic gets a glossy finish which looks subtle over its prior generation. Inside, instead of the Exynos chipset seen on the A20, the A20s offer Snapdragon 450. Likewise, unlike the previous version, it has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with an option for expansion up to 512GB.
The front sees an IPS LCD panel that measures 6.5-inch in size and a dot-notch at the top with an 8MP front camera.
The Galaxy A20s carries a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging, and boots on Android 9 Pie on top One UI out of the box.
Galaxy A20s Specs Highlights
- Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen, capacitive touch
- Resolution: HD+, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, (~264 PPI pixel density)
- Chipset: Snapdragon 4560
- CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, One UI
- Memory: 3/32GB and 4/64GB, storage expandable up to 512GB via microSD card
- Primary Camera: Triple-camera: 13MP, f/1.8, 28mm wide + 8MP ultra-wide-angle(13mm), f/2.2 + 5MP depth sensor, f/2.2; LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 8MP, f/2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (capacitive), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery; 15W fast charging
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,899 for 3/32GB; Rs. 21,199 for 4/64GB
- Discounted Price: Rs. 18,899 for 3/32GB; Rs. 19,999 for 4/64GB