Samsung reveals four new affordable Android phones


Samsung’s looking to take care of those without a big budget. The company has announced four new smartphones that are designed to go easy on the wallet but still get you through a long day. Up on the stage are the Samsung Galaxy Core II, Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, Samsung Galaxy Young 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Star 2.

Let’s take a look at the pertinent specs for each of them, shall we?

Samsung Galaxy Core 2


  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage w/ microSD
  • 4.5-inch display
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA front camera
  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/ GLONASS
  • Android 4.4 with simplified TouchWiz
  • 2,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4


  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor for LTE / 1.0GHz dual-core for 3G
  • 4-inch WVGA display
  • 1GB of RAM for LTE / 512MB for 3G
  • 5 megapixel camera w/ flash, VGA front
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi N, aGPS w/ GLONASS
  • Android 4.4 with simplified TouchWiz
  • 1,800mAh battery for LTE / 1,500mAh for 3G

Samsung Galaxy Young 2


  • 1GHz single-copre processor
  • 3.5-inch HVGA display
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS w/ GLONASS
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage w/ microSD
  • Android 4.4 with simplified TouchWiz
  • 1,300mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Star 2


  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 3.5-inch HVGA display
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage w/ microSD
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi N
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Android 4.4 with simplified TouchWiz
  • 1,300mAh battery

It’s nothing that’s going to make the cows come home, but we imagine that’s not what you’re looking for when you aim for these phones. We’re still tracking down availability information and we’ll update this post as soon as we have that for you. In the meantime be sure to ponder a possible future with these devices if you don’t fancy spending hundreds on something more powerful.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  2. Because they haven’t been formatted correctly, none of the links in the first paragraph take you to the correct devices.

  3. Them last two devices? Dear lord, please take them away. =.=

  4. Samsung is like a cheap Chinese manufacturer flood marking with phones that are for sure crap, in hopes of someone buying it.

  5. Pricing? They better be cheap to compete with the likes of the Moto G and Moto E.

    1. Honestly, every one of these devices better be free on contract, otherwise they are a rip off.

  6. I am waiting for Samsung Galaxy S6

  7. “make the cows come home” I love mixed metaphors!

  8. I hope people don’t buy these and then judge Android based upon their experiences with these.

    1. My thoughts exactly. Especially when you can get decent mid-tier devices for about the same price. In the case of the Moto E and G, even better price.

  9. Hey Samsung, 2009 called and it wants it’s phones back.

  10. So… Jitterbug, smartphone version. Check.

  11. This is why sammy is king. They not only take care of the high-end but low end. But their phones are still ugly – let me rephrase it, not attractive. lol.

    1. The words ‘take care of’ should be in quotations. If you mean provide phones that fall into the low-end category, yes, these fit the bill. However if you mean, provide a device that will be maintained and a good end-user experience, then no, they don’t ‘take care of’ the low-end.

  12. How can these phones run 4.4 but Samsung won’t update my S3 cause specs are too low? WTF

    1. It’s the s3 processor! The newer processors have to have the right chipsets

      1. Plus these phones have simplified TW, that right there is worth the cost

        1. Dude??? It has snap Dragon processor and 2GB ram…. please. There is a single core with 512mb.

          No offense. ..CRAP ANSWER.

          But ain’t your fault

          1. 4.4 is very light, and can be run easily but the s3 was optimized to run 4.0 my wife’s Centura has a craps processor and very little ram and it run ICS which is much heavier than KK, also Touchwiz is extremely heavy it take so much to run TW, since these have a lighter TW it’s possible that it’s able to run KK whereas the s3 has full touchwiz that btw runs like craps on KK even with the s5! It’s worth the buy for those who are in the market for these phones! My wife would buy one yes she’s not a tech head like myself, me I can’t stand Samsung because of TW it’s worse than the original sense from HTC

  13. I think they are trying to muddy up Android even further for when they release their own OS phones… That is the only thing that makes sense with these specs, they are surely not going for good user experience… Hopefully people that do buy this crap just hate on Samsung for it and not on Android as a whole.. I have known too many people that have owned a horrible ZTE device or something and then got an iPhone and say oh Android is so crappy! Nooo… if you would have spent the same amount on an Android phone as your iPhone the Android would blow the iPhone away… /endrant

  14. This is silly to me. The Ace 4 is most comparable to the Moto E, but looks to be released for almost EUR $219, or nearly USD $300. The Moto E is about $130. Even the quad core Moto G with LTE manages to stay well under the USD $300 mark at USD $219. The Galaxy Young II which comes in around USD $135 is a 1Ghz single core processor and 3MP camera makes the USD $129 Moto E with its dual core 1.2Ghz processor and 5MP camera look like a dream. Add TouchWiz on top of that? I can’t imagine these phones will feel good or work well. Motorola impressed me with the Moto E (which I have one as a test device) because it’s a cheap phone that doesn’t feel it. It’s nice to hold, stock KitKat runs smoothly, even notoriously laggy Google Chrome is snappy. I’m not afraid of what someone is going to think of Android if they get a Moto E. Considering that the Moto E can actually open the camera app faster than the Galaxy S 5, I don’t even want to consider what people will think of Android after using one of these.

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