Samsung uneveiled it’s new J-series device Galaxy J2 2016 on friday. This phone is priced at INR 9,750 and will be available through online as well as offline channels from July 10 onward. It features a 5-inch HD (720p) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM. The color option available for this device are Black, Gold, and Silver.

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Camera Hardware Table

Model Galaxy J2 2016
Rear Camera 8 Megapixel
Front Camera 5 Megapixel
Sensor Model (Rear)
Sensor Model (Front)
Sensor Size (Rear Camera)
Sensor Size (Front Camera)
Pixel Size (Rear Camera)
Pixel Size (Front Camera)
Aperture Size (Rear Camera) f/2.2
Aperture Size (Front Camera) f/2.2
Flash Type Single LED
Video Resolution (Rear Camera) 1080 p
Video Resolution (Front Camera) 1080 p
Slow Motion Recording No
4K Video Recording No
Image Stabilization No

Galaxy J2 Camera Software

It comes with the typical Touchwiz Camera app software. The app has got a pretty neat and clean UI with the all basic options present on the screen and bunch of modes. It offers the options like Auto, Pro, Panorama, Continuous shot, Beauty face, Rear cam selfie, and sports. We can easily switch between photo mode and video mode.

It has also got few toggles for settings, flash, timer, effects, front/rear cam, modes etc.

J2 Camera App

Camera Modes

Galaxy J2 offers modes such Auto, Pro, Panorama, Continuous shot, Beauty face, Rear cam selfie, and sports

HDR Sample

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Panorama Sample


Low Light Sample

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Galaxy J2 Camera Samples

Front Camera Samples

Galaxy J2 is equipped by a 5MP selfie camera like most of the other phone. It does a quite good job in natural lightning condition. The selfies clicked were quite detailed and looks good. Colors looks natural and exposure is also good. In artificial lighting, it adds a bit of noise to it which is pretty okay. But overall it does a quite decent job and pictures clicked were also quite good overall.

Rear Camera Samples

It comes with a 8MP primary camera which take decent shots. Images came out to be crisp and clear and colors looks good in natural light. Even in the artificial light the camera performed decently. Though it struggled in low light and the pictures clicked  had a good amount of noise to it.

Artificial Light

This camera takes good shots in artificial light as well. Though the shots aren’t as good as the shots taken in natural light but still it was pretty good. The images came out to be bright and clear with natural colors and good detailing to it. It may click a distorted photo if the camera is shaky but that’s totally fine. Overall performance was quite good in artificial light.

Natural Light

In natural light this phone take very good shots with great detail. Images were crisp and looked rich in colour. Colors look natural and vibrant, exposure was also great. Close up shot had a good bokeh effect to it. Overall the camera impress in good lighting condition.

Low Light

Camera struggles a lot when it comes to low light condition. Images had good amount of noise to it and images were pretty blurry too. It hardly captured the objects and the images were full of noise. Performance was quite disappointing in low light.

Galaxy J2 Camera Verdict

Overall it’s a decent camera but doesn’t do anything exceptional. It performs just like any other mid-range 8MP cam. Images were good in the good lightning condition but struggles a lot when it comes to low light shots. it performed good and we can’t expect more than this at a price point of INR 9,750.