Samsung takes care of its Galaxy line of smartphones, making sure it stays interesting. Although they released the mid-range device Galaxy Core earlier this year, they didn’t hesitate to go ahead and already announce 2 new related devices, namely the Galaxy Core Plus and the Galaxy Core Advance.
There are not a lot of differences between these devices, but we are going to compare them anyway.
Design, Screen and Display
Other from the fact that the Galaxy Core Advance has a bigger screen, 4.7 inch, compared to the 4.3 inch found on the other 2, and the 3 physical buttons found below its screen instead of the now standard touch buttons, the three devices pretty much look the same, having the standard Samsung Galaxy line look.
Processor, RAM, and Storage
Al three devices have the same clocking speed, and the only differences in this department are found on the Core Plus, which has 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory, while the other 2 have 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. Samsung Galaxy Core comes with a Snapdagon MSM8225 S4 Play processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz, the same for others.
Camera- Rear and Front
Due to how good the 5 MP camera on the Galaxy Core performed, Samsung didn’t see any need to change it. The camera on the Core Plus however, got a video recording boost, now being able to record 720p, not just 480p like its predecessor. Al three devices come with flash, auto-focus, and a 2592×1944 resolution.
Operating System, Battery and Connectivity
The Galaxy Core operates on Android 4.1.2, but can be upgraded to 4.2, and packs an 1800 mAh battery, while the other two come directly with Android 4.2 and have a 2000 mAh battery. Except from the direct WiFi feature of the Galaxy Core Plus, all three devices have the same connectivity options, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, or microSD.
Samsung took advantage of the success its Galaxy Core device had, coming up really fast with two new versions that don’t really differ that much, although the Galaxy Plus may be considered a little better. If you already have a Galaxy Core, making the upgrade to Core Plus or Core Advance is not worth it. However, if you are looking to buy a new device in the mid-range area, it is a good idea to wait for the official release of the Core Advance, for the extra battery life, storage space and screen size.
The Galaxy Core is around $180 , while the Core Plus is $190 and the Core Advance is $220, all according to Amazon.com
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