After the Samsung S21 series, Samsung is focused on the entry-level and their mid-range or upper-midrange segment. And after M01 core Samsung launched Samsung M02 with an old MediaTek processor on the 2nd of February 2021, sales start from 7th February 2021 ( Amazon ).
This is an entry-level smartphone so very little to expect from this smartphone. Samsung used MediaTek MT6739W, a 28nm chipset in Samsung M02. M02 has two RAM along with one storage options, such as 2GB + 32GB & 3GB + 32GB. Other than that the best part is Samsung M02 runs on One UI 2.0 which is based on Android 10 go. It has a big 5,000mAh battery which is also one of their selling points. Basically, Samsung M02 is designed for simple day to day tasks, in my opinion, this may be someone’s upgrade from the feature phones. ( But there are better options in this range ).
Display & Build
Samsung M02 has a 6.5-inch HD+ infinity-v display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. This phone is 9.1mm thick and has a plastic build. There is no Corning Gorilla glass protection on the glass front. Other than that it weighs 206 g, and has 4 color options Black, Gray, Blue, and Red.
Samsung M02 has dual cameras, one main sensor of 13MP ( Wide lens f/1.9 ), and a 2MP macro lens. Once again the Macro lens is just to increase the camera number ( eg. Dual Camera setup ). The cameras are good enough in this price range, decent quality photos, and can shoot videos up to 1080p@30fps. And there is one selfie camera of 5MP, which is good.
The best part is that this phone has a dedicated memory card slot that supports memory cards up to 1TB. Unfortunately, there is no USB Type-C port, there is a micro USB port. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, and still have a 3.5mm Audio Jack.
Samsung M02 – All Specifications
|CPU / GPU||Mediatek MT6739W / PowerVR GE8100|
|RAM||2GB / 3GB|
|Display||6.5-inch / HD+ / IPS LCD / ( 720 x 1600 )|
|Cameras||13MP + 2MP ( rear ) / 5MP ( front )|
|OS||Android 10 go, One UI 2.0|
|Sensors||No fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, proximity|
|Colors||Black, Gray, Blue, Red|
|Price||₹ 6,799.00 (2GB/32GB)|
₹ _,999.00 (3GB/32GB)
Competitors of Samsung M02
As of 2nd February 2021
- Micromax IN 1b: MediaTek Helio G35 | 2GB / 32GB | 5000mAh battery | 13MP+2MP / 8MP | HD+ | Fingerprint scanner | ₹ 6,999.00
- Asus ZenFone Max M1: SD 430 | 3GB / 32GB | 4000mAh battery | 13 / 8MP | HD+ | Fingerprint scanner | ₹ 6,499.00
Samsung M02 is a decent smartphone but I think Samsung has compromised few things in this smartphone. In this price range, I will definitely suggest Micromax In 1b, which completes everything that Samsung lags. Thanks For Reading.
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