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Samsung Galaxy A01

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A01
Samsung Galaxy A01 (Galaxy A00 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.70 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, Capacitive, PLS, glossy: yes
Storage
16GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 146.2 x 70.9 ( = 0.33 x 5.76 x 2.79 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual: 13MP (f/2.2, 28mm, 1/3.1", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
149 g ( = 5.26 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
150 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A01

Samsung Galaxy A01
Source: PC Mag English
A $150 phone is typically pretty basic, but the Samsung Galaxy A01 is still outclassed by other budget phones. Sure, it has a vivid display and excellent battery life, but it stumbles just about everywhere else. Its Snapdragon 439 processor sputters on all but the most basic tasks and there’s little room for installing apps, even after you go through the hassle of clearing out the bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2021
68% Galaxy A01 review: Bare-bones smart phone for the budget conscious
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
The Galaxy A01 is a no-fuss, low-priced Android phone that is the cheapest member of Samsung's A-series of budget phones. Priced at $150 (though we've seen it on sale for as low as $100 unlocked from Samsung), the phone's bare-bones hardware and features -- like its plain design and low-resolution display-- aren't much to get excited about. But the handset covers the basics well enough that, for its low price, it should be a decent device to snap photos, check email, watch videos and, of course, make calls.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 70% workmanship: 60%
68% Galaxy A01 review: Bare-bones smart phone for the budget conscious
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
The Galaxy A01 is a no-fuss, low-priced Android phone that is the cheapest member of Samsung's A-series of budget phones. Priced at $150 (though we've seen it on sale for as low as $100 unlocked from Samsung), the phone's bare-bones hardware and features -- like its plain design and low-resolution display-- aren't much to get excited about. But the handset covers the basics well enough that, for its low price, it should be a decent device to snap photos, check email, watch videos and, of course, make calls.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 70% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор плюсов и минусов Samsung Galaxy A01. Очень добротный бюджетник
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight; nice display; decent cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2020
Samsung Galaxy A01: Lựa chọn nào tốt nhất cho học sinh sử dụng smartphone trong tầm giá 3 triệu?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; decent cameras; big screen; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2020
Mở hộp Galaxy A01: Giá 2.6 triệu chiếc Galaxy siêu rẻ này có gì hấp dẫn?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; nice design; great built quality. Negative: Plastic case; no fingerprint sensor.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2020
Trải nghiệm Samsung Galaxy A01: smartphone phổ thông đến từ thương hiệu lớn
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent hardware; large battery capacity; good price; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2020
Vì sao Samsung Galaxy A01 lại "ngon, bổ và rẻ"?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; nice dual cameras; decent display; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2020
Chi tiết Galaxy A01 - camera kép, Android 10, giá dưới 3 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice dual cameras; low price; compact size; light weight; nice performance; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2020
[Video] Trên tay đánh giá nhanh Samsung Galaxy A01 tại Việt Nam: Giá quá rẻ luôn này anh em ơi!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; nice display. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2020
Samsung Galaxy A01 ra mắt người dùng Việt
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; slim size; light weight; decent processor; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2020

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy A01 is the latest addition to the Galaxy-A series, which offers a line of affordable mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy A01 comes with a 5.7-inch LCD screen with a healthy bezel along the bottom. The phone has been packed into a plastic material that neither feels cheap nor screams high-end. It is definitely not the type which stands out in a crowd, as it looks like any average smartphone with a simple black paint job. On the back of the Galaxy A01, there is a silver Samsung logo right in the centre, which definitely adds to its design. Overall, the back has a matte finish with the edges being smoothly curved.

The Samsung Galaxy A01 is not slippery, but fingerprints and grease do show up on the back. Fortunately, the black colouring of the device contributes to hiding such blemishes. While the power button and SIM-card slot are on the right side of the device, the volume rocker was placed the left side. In addition, there are a standard headphone jack and a microphone at the top of the smartphone. It should be noted that there is also an additional microphone at the bottom of the Galaxy A01, alongside the USB-C port.

In terms of its display, this model definitely does not sport an AMOLED display like that of the Galaxy S20 or an OLED display like the Galaxy A51, but rather a simple LCD screen, as mentioned earlier. With a display like that, the text reveals some fuzziness when viewed close up. However, the experience is an absolutely enjoyable one when it comes to viewing YouTube videos and streaming content. Apart from that, there is also a teardrop notch on the front of the display that extends to the bottom of the notification bar, but the software was made in such a way that it does not block anything.

As far as the processor is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A01 has been equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with 2 GB of RAM. With this setup, there is some possibility of slowdowns during gaming and even during setup. The processor is powering Android 10 with a Samsung user interface layered in. In terms of its cameras, the device carries two camera lenses. There is a main 12-megapixel lens, standard view with no ultra-wide view. The smartphone has also been equipped with a 2-megapixel depth lens, which helps with Live Focus, Samsung’s bokeh effect for photos. It should be noted that both these lenses can tap into an LED flash for help with low-light settings or night photos.

In terms of its battery, the Samsung Galaxy A01 has been packed with a 3,000mAh battery which can be charged via the USB-C port at the bottom. Owing to the fact that the model carries a matte plastic back, the device does not support wireless charging of any kind. Overall, the phone fits the bill as a lower-range phone, but it has its own drawbacks to be considered, especially compared to other models from Chinese manufacturers such as Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 439: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 2 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, and a X9 LTE (Cat. 4/5 - 300 Mbps download) modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.70":

It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


68%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03- 9)