The Galaxy A01 is a basic Samsung cell phone aimed at users who are looking for a simple technical sheet. The smartphone comes out of the factory with Android 10 and has facial recognition for unlocking the functions. Samsung device can already be seen by prices starting from $100.

See below the main positive and negative points of the South Korean device. It already emerges as one of the high demand product on Black Friday 2020.

Galaxy A01 specifications

SpecificationsGalaxy A01
LaunchApril 2020
Current priceFrom $100
Screen5.7 inches
Screen resolutionHD + (1520 x 720 pixels)
ProcessorSnapdragon 439 (octa-core up to 2 GHz)
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB
Memory cardMicroSD up to 512 GB
Main cameraDual Camera: 13 and 2MP
Front camera5MP
Battery3000mAh
Operating systemAndroid 10
Weight dimensions146.2 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm; 149 g
Available colorsBlack, Blue, and Red

Positive Points

1. Android 10

Android 10
Android 10

The Galaxy A01 comes out of the factory running Android 10 with One UI 2.0 interface, own by Samsung. Since it is an entry-level device, this is a point that must be taken into account, since some manufacturers still launch mobile phones with Android 9 (Pie) in 2020.

Due to the updated software, the smartphone has common features in slightly more expensive devices, such as the dark mode and split-screen. However, it is not yet known if the smartphone will have support for Android 11, Google’s next mobile system.

2. Screen with HD+ Resolution

Galaxy S20 Ultra

The Galaxy A01 features a 5.7-inch screen with HD+ resolution (1520 x 720 pixels), which should provide good image quality. The LCD panel has drop-shaped cropping at the top that houses the selfies camera.

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The body is made of frosted plastic and is expected not to slip so easily. Added to the size of the device, it tends to have a comfortable footprint for using the smartphone with only one hand.

3. Facial Recognition

The Galaxy A01 does not carry a fingerprint, but Samsung makes up for the lack of facial recognition. The technology allows unlocking the device using an identification of the user’s face using the device’s front camera.

Negative Points

1. Battery Capacity

battery

The 3,000 mAh battery is a part that is too low. Because it is a basic cell phone, it aims at the simplest everyday use, such as WhatsApp and social networks. However, for users who use these applications, a battery may not last the whole day away from the outlets. The capacity is considered low even for a basic device in current standards.

Charging is another negative point. The charger is only 5W and should take a few hours to reach full charge.

2. No NFC

The Galaxy A01 does not feature NFC connectivity, i.e. it cannot be used to make proximity payments using Samsung Pay, for example. Moreover, the smartphone still has Bluetooth 4.2, while the Galaxy A01 has already arrived with version 5.0 and also does not come with Wi-Fi 5 GHz.

3. Micro USB connection

The Galaxy A01 port is still using the micro USB standard, while most new smartphones come with a USB-C connection. In addition to being less advanced, the transfer speed is lower compared to USB-C, which hampers the issue of slower device loading.

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