Samsung released the Galaxy J2 earlier in September, it is the successor to Galaxy J1. It is an entry level smartphone from Samsung that is developed in company’s India R&D facility. The Highlight of this device is its Ultra Data Saving mode powered by Opera Max, it lets the user save more data while using internet on their phones. The incoming and outgoing data is compressed, which saves up to 50% of data for users. We dug into the device to know more and more about it, here is the most common questions about the Samsung J2 answered by us.

Samsung Galaxy J2

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pros

  • Handy design and shape
  • 128 GB memory expansion
  • Dual-SIM LTE support
  • Ultra Data Saver powered by Opera Max saves up to 50% data

Samsung Galaxy J2 Cons

  • Weak 2000 mAh battery
  • 5 MP camera not up to the mark
  • Poor front camera
  • Poor screen resolution (540×960 pixels with 245 ppi)

Samsung J2 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung J2
Display4.7 inches Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7
ChipsetExynos 3475
RAM1 GB
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Storage 8 GB , expandable to 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera5 MP with Autofocus and LED flash
Secondary Camera2 MP
Fingerprint ScannerNo
NFCNo
Battery 2000 mAh Li-Ion
Weight129 gms
SIMDual-SIM
Price INR 8,499

Samsung J2 India Unboxing, Quick Review, Features, Price, Camera and Overview [Video]

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Samsung J2 is just another smartphone that carries the same design language you find on the other Samsung budget phones. It has curved edges with chrome finish which tries hard to look premium but does not succeed. The back of the phone is covered by a thin cheap plastic material which has a faux leather coating. Overall, the device is lightweight and good to hold but we would have preferred a better design from a brand like Samsung.

Samsung J2 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Samsung J2 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has Dual-SIM. Both the SIM slots support Micro SIM.

Question- Does the Samsung J2 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung J2 has a microSD expansion slot. It supports microSD cards up to 128 GB.

 Question- Does Samsung J2 Have Display Glass Protection?

 Answer- The Samsung J2 does not have a display glass protection.

 Question- How is the Display of The Samsung J2?

 Answer- The 4.7 inch sAMOLED HD display delivers pixel density of 234ppi. The display is vivid and have great colours, seems like the AMOLED panel saves few points for Samsung. The viewing angles are also pretty decent but the 960 x 540p resolution is not sufficient to call it a great panel.

 Question- Does Samsung J2 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- No, it does support adaptive brightness as there is not Ambient light sensor on this device.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the navigation buttons are not backlit.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop skinned with custom Touchwiz UI from Samsung.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, fingerprint sensor is not available on this phone.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung J2?

Answer- This phone does not have the fast charging feature.

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

Answer-  3.40 GB free storage was available at the user end out of 8 GB.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Samsung J2?

Answer- Yes, the apps can be moved to the SD card.

Question- How Much Bloat ware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer-   Samsung has not bundled any bloat ware with the J2.

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

Answer-  336 MB RAM out of 1 GB was available on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- No, it does not have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Samsung J2?

Answer- The UI offers a lot of features with a customizable notification center. It comes with app drawer and absense of bloat ware saves a lot of space. It seems pretty similar to the UI present in other Samsung phones.

Question- Does Samsung J2 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung J2 comes with 4 pre-loaded themes to choose from, and this time Samsung has not provided the theme store to download new themes.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The speaker output is decent for a mid-range phone.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was decent and we did not face any issues with the calls.

Question- How Good is The Camera Quality of The Samsung J2?

Answer- The 5 MP camera is not very convincing as far as its competitors are compared. The samples taken were disappointing, due to lack of colours and the photos looked washed out. It was not able to capture too much detail and low light shots look a little noisy. The exposure is not consistent, which leads to over-exposed shots at times. It can record video in 720p but the quality is not at par with the competition.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung J2?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos but the quality will not be like the original full HD.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Samsung J2?

Answer- Samsung J2 features a 2000 mAh battery; which is too tiny to run the device for the whole day. The battery backup was not very bad but it did not perform as good as it should with the 960x540p resolution screen.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung J2?

Answer– Gold, White and Black colour variants are available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung J2?

Answer- It includes Accelerometer, proximity sensor and Orientation sensor.

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Question- What are the Dimensions & Weight of Samsung J2?

Answer- It measures 5.37 x 2.72 x 0.33 inches and weighs 130 grams.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- No, it does not support Double Tap to wake Up.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung J2?

Answer- Not available.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Samsung J2 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- During the initial usage, it did get a little warm but never got unbearably hot.

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

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

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- Benchmark scores are:

Antutu– 20984

Nenamark– 59.4 fps

Quadrant– 8831

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Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- The gaming performance on this device was not that great, as we encountered hiccups while playing graphic rich games.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

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

Conclusion

Samsung galaxy J2 is the most affordable offering from Samsung India with 4G connectivity and good specs for the price, but the display size of the phone is one of the compromise they have made. On the other hand it the Super AMOLED display which looks great in terms of colors and viewing angles is one of the best you can have on a budget android phone.

Not a great to phone at this price, I would suggest buying any other handset at this price. There are a whole lot of options in this range , and this is not a deal that can stand ahead of the competitors.