Samsung Galaxy Core LTE

Also known as the Samsung SM-G386W, Samsung Galaxy Core 4G


Canada: TELUS, Bell, EastLink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Koodo Mobile, MTS Mobility, NorthernTel, PC Mobile, Primus Wireless, Rogers, SaskTel, Sears Connect, Tbaytel, Videotron, Virgin Mobile


September 2014


  • NFC
  • Knox 2.0
  • S-translator
  • LTE connectivity
  • Easy mode - customize your home screen


Latest Reviews

4 Stars out of 5

phone ok

Reviewed on Thursday May 26, 2016 by , Kitchener, ON
Got this phone late summer 2015 - no issues with it. First smart phone I've had although used several flip phones for work in years gone by. Don't really use any apps - just phone, text, internet and camera and not a heavy duty user at that so don't know if I'd start experiencing issues if used it more. Or perhaps some of the other reviewers got lemons. I've been happy with mine.
4 Stars out of 5

Value. You get what you pay for. Because of that, it's excellent for its price.

Reviewed on Wednesday April 20, 2016 by , Surrey
Got this phone Boxing Day 2014. I've been using this phone since then. Honestly, it's not that bad at all. It appears the other phone reviewers are very basic and have no real concept on how to use technology. The phone has gotten slow, yes, due to its limited 1.5gb RAM, not to mention the TouchWiz skin on KitKat can be very bad at maintaining RAM (also ugly) and therefore the phone can be frustrating (it's nearly midway through 2016, and I still don't have Lollipop? C'mon! Is my phone lacking the specs or something?). When you take into consideration of the price you paid for, however, you really can't ask for more. This phone has never brought me any serious issues before. Something my phone has and many other modern phones don't have is the ability to replace the battery. That, I think, is a great feature that's slowly becoming extinct. Thank goodness LG is bringing it back with the G5. And yes, the cameras are quite bad.
If one day you buy this phone, think it's bad, and decide to never buy a Samsung phone again, I would like you to rethink your thoughts. You are incredibly, well, unaware. Just look at Samsung's lineup of phones. Then talk.
0 Stars out of 5

Just no

Reviewed on Sunday April 3, 2016 by , canada
It has froze several times to the point i cannot use it for sometimes an hour or more at a time. Also at times i lose service where normally i have full bars because of that i cannot text or call. Another thing the camera it terrible the quality its the worst ive ever seen. Just dont do it! i hate it so much!
4 Stars out of 5

Great basic devise

Reviewed on Sunday December 27, 2015 by , Montreal, Quebec
For the price it's tough to beat. Comparable to low end Samsung Galaxy S3.

I would give it a 5 if the camera was a little better.