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Samsung Galaxy A01 (2020)

Android OS v10.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Adreno 505
2 GB / 16 GB
5.7 inch (720 x 1560 px)
13 + 2 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5.7 inch TFT display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, and 2 GB of RAM.

Will it prove its worth? I aim to reveal that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Samsung Galaxy A01 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Samsung Galaxy A01 specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy A01
ModelSM-A015DS
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Dimensions5.76 x 2.79 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblack, blue, red
SIM typeNano SIM

Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 439
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.95 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505

The Samsung Galaxy A01 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. An advanced scheduler manages this octa-core CPU. It assigns tasks to the CPU for real-time speed and power efficiency. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size5.7 inch
Resolution720 x 1560 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.7 inch phone comes with TFT display. A thin-film transistor (TFT) features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel. The 5.7 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Galaxy A01 has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 + 2 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The Galaxy A01 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Samsung Galaxy A01 supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Galaxy A01 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy A01 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The Galaxy A01 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Samsung phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • TFT display
  • insufficient internal storage
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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