Samsung Galaxy A02s: This is what you should know before buying it
Of course, anyone wants to pay as little as possible for their smartphone, and at this point you can already find a fairly decent device for less than 200 Euros (~$239). Samsung also offers several devices for those with a restricted budget or who simply don't use many features of their smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy A02s is such a smartphone. While it brings a simple plastic case, Samsung made some effort in making it still look fairly elegant. In addition, there is a triple-camera system, but this should really be put inside quotation marks, since you can only really use two of the lenses, and the third lens serves as a support for portrait recordings.
At 5000 mAh, the battery offers a decent size, and the battery life is quite good. We were particularly surprised how accurately the Galaxy A02s was able to determine our location. So the Samsung is particularly well-suited as a navigation device.
All this sounds quite good for a manufacturer's price of just barely 165 Euros (~$197), right? But unfortunately there is a hitch, or several significant ones with this Korean smartphone. The main problem is the WLAN, where Samsung has only built-in a WiFi 4 module that is also really, really slow. In this way, surfing the Internet will hardly be any fun.
Generally, the SoC offers a very low performance, and demanding apps such as games need forever, particularly when loading them for the first time, until you can really start using them.
While all this might be tolerable for less than 200 Euros (~$239), at this point there are just too many good devices that cost hardly any more, making the utility of the Galaxy A02s questionable.
If you want to take a closer look at what the Samsung Galaxy A02s can do and what it can't do, we recommend our detailed review.