Samsung has made its entry into the budget segment again with its very popular J series phone. The new handset is called the Galaxy J2(6) and it comes with some really cool features added on top of the previous year’s J2. The price is fixed at INR 9,750 and comes with Smart Glow feature that will glow in different colors for priorities, normal usage alerts and perfect selfie alert.

We unboxed the latest budget offering from Samsung and here is our initial experience with the phone.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) Specifications

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

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) Unboxing

Galaxy J2 comes packed in a small and simple cuboid shaped box, which has been a default pack for all the budget devices from Samsung. It is a slide-out box that is compact and the contents are nicely placed.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) Box Contents

Galaxy J2 (6) comes with the following contents inside the box:

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  • Handset
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Startup Guide
  • Earphones

Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) Photo Gallery

Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) Physical Overview

The all new Galaxy J2 comes packed in a totally new shell, with some interesting changes in the design. It still comes packed in a plastic body but the quality feels much improved compared to the last year’s J2. It looks more curvy, handy and easier to use with one hand. Samsung has ditched the faux leather back this time, and has introduced a slight hump with stripes on the back.

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The new smart LED around the camera adds up to the looks and makes it look totally different from any other phone available in the market right now. Sides have chrome lining, which makes it look good from the front.

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On the front side, you will find an earpiece, front camera, proximity sensor on the top.

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On the bottom, there the physical home button with chrome finish on the edges and also back and recent buttons are placed on each side. These buttons are not backlit.

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On the back, there is a square shaped camera module with curvy edges and the fancy LED light. On its left, it has the LED flash and the speaker frill is on the right.

Power/Sleep key and the indent to remove phone’s back cover is placed on the right hand side.

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Volume rocker is on the left hand side of the phone.

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3.5mm audio jack is at the top of the phone.

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USB port for data syncing and charging, and secondary microphone is at the bottom.

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Display

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) has a 5.0 inches Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720p. The display comes with a pixel density of 294 ppi and color depth of 16M colors. The display on this device is one of the best in its category. It has good sharpness, vivid colour production and it can be viewed from extreme angles as well. The best thing is the Outdoor mode, which allows you to see the content on screen even under bright sunlight.

Camera Overview

It comes with an 8 MP primary shooter with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. It can record video up to 720p@30fps. The front camera is 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture. Both the cameras perform good in natural light but as we move to dimmer areas, it shows sign of noise and grains.

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Gaming Performance

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I tried playing Modern Combat 5 on this handset, which is a mid level graphic intense game. When I started the game, my experience was smooth and buttery but as I proceeded, I started noticing minor frame drops in busy areas. Although these minor glitches will not affect your game-play but you’ll have to make sure that you have closed all the background apps before starting the game.

If you’ll run the game with multiple apps running in the background, then you might face some lags and slowness in the game. I Played Modern Combat for 30 minutes and noticed a battery drop of 9%. Highest temperature noticed was 37.3 degree Celsius

Benchmark Scores

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

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Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy J2 (6) is a refreshing device from Samsung. Looking at the quality Samsung offers in its smartphone, it is the best looking J series phone that has come so far. I won’t call it a bad deal until and unless you compare it with the Chinese competitors in the similar price range. So if you are someone who prefers a brand before value then you can surely consider this smartphone.