Samsung has launched a new variant for its older Samsung J2 recently. Although, the older version of Samsung J2 is not discontinued yet. Samsung J2 (2016) comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage and Android v6.0 Marshmallow among others. Let us take a look at the Pros & Cons and Common Queries for the Samsung J2(2016).

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Pros

  • 5 inch Super AMOLED display
  • Smart Glow feature
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Turbo Speed Technology
  • S bike mode
  • Handy

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Cons

  • No Gyroscppe sensor and Ambient light sensor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • Average low light camera performance
  • Only 8 GB storage
Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy J2 (2016)
Display5 inches Super AMOLED dsplay
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
ChipsetSpreadtrum SC8830
GPUMali-400MP2
Memory1.5 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 128 GB via microSD card
Primary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Video recording720p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2600 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight134 g
Dimensions142.4 x 71.1 x 8 mm
Price Rs. 9,400

Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy J2 has a quite ordinary plastic build but it has a unique design with a new feature called smart glow. It has a notification ring around the rear camera that lights up in a variety of colors. It has a 5 inch display with a 68% screen to body ratio. Its dimensions are 142.4 x 71.1 x 8 mm and it weighs around 134 grams.

Question – How is the Display Quality ?

Answer – Samsung J2 (2016) has a 5 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels and 294 ppi Pixel Density. Overall display quality is good with nice viewing angles.

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Question – What is the hardware used inside ?

Answer – It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and Mali-400MP2 GPU coupled with 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.

Question – What are the camera specifications ?

Answer – Samsung Galaxy J2 is equipped with a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5 megapixel front camera.

Question – Does it support HD Video-Recording?

Answer – Yes.

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Question – What are the battery specifications ?

Answer – It is backed by a 2600 mAh removable battery.

Question – Does it support Fast charging?

Answer – No.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question – Does it has a 3.5 MM audio jack?

Answer – Yes.

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Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it does offer microSD expansion.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer– Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on the phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung’s own UI on the top.

Question – What are the connectivity options ?

Answer – Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, USB, 3G, 4G including Band 40.

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Question – What are the sensors on board ?

Answer – Sensors on board include Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Question – Does Samsung Galaxy J2 has any special features?

Answer – Yes, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) comes with the much popular S-bike mode and other special features like smart glow, turbo speed technology, S bike mode and ultra data saving.

Question – What is Smart Glow feature?

Answer – Smart glow is a unique LED notification system with a LED ring around the rear camera on the back. Its lets you set a color code for different contacts or apps. After that whenever there is an alert from the user or app the corresponding color will glow. Moreover, you can set usage alerts for for battery and storage related notifications. In addition, smart glow also has a selfie assist feature, through which the notification ring completely lights up in blue color and takes a selfie with the rear camera when it detects a perfectly aligned face.

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Question – What is Turbo Speed Technology?

Answer – Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) also has another unique feature called the Turbo Speed Technology. It enhance the performance of the memory by using least amount of resources to complete a particular task in the fastest time. It is claimed to load apps up to 40 percent faster than devices with double the RAM.

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the

Answer- No.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung J2 (2016) comes with a unique LED notification system called smart glow. 

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) support Band 40? 

Answer- Yes.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) offer theme options to choose from? 

Answer- Yes, it offers theme options.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- Call quality is at par with the expectations.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Samsung galaxy J2?

Answer– Samsung Galaxy J2 will be available in Black, Gold, and Silver variants.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- Yes, it supports VoLTE.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No.

Question- What are the Benchmark scores for Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)?

Answer- 

Benchmark AppSamsung Galaxy J2 (2016)
Geekbench 3Single Core-401
Multi Core-1259
Quadrant5681
AnTuTu (64-bit)23108

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Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- 764 MB of RAM was free on the first boot.

Question – How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Around 3.9 GB out of 8 GB is available gfor user. 

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Question – How was the gaming performance?

Answer- Looking at the hardware, the Galaxy J2 performs great in terms of gaming. We tested graphic intense games like Modern Combat 5 on this phone and it was easily taking on the tasks. There was no sign of glitches and heating while gaming.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Have Heating Issues?

Answer- No.

Question- Can the Samsung Galaxy J2 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

To conclude, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has a Super AMOLED display, handy size, unique smart glow, turbo speed technology and ultra data saving technology, latest operating system, 4G support and s bike mode. On the downside it has no gyro and ambient & light sensors, only 8 GB internal storage, average camera and battery and only 1.5 GB RAM. Overall, the phone is priced a little high when seen with the specs it offers.

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Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.