Samsung Galaxy J2 : An Affordable Option

So what do you look out for in your smartphone anyway? If it is basic functionality that you’re after and are intent on keeping the cost low, the Samsung Galaxy J2 is an option you could safely evaluate. The launch of this smartphone last year heralded the entry of another budget smartphone (priced under Rs. 10,000) in the Indian market.

Let’s take a look at what the phone has to offer, and what you need to consider when making a purchase decision.

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At first glance, this smartphone will likely remind you of its predecessor, with its plastic build and the standard design assigned to the Samsung J series, a simple no-frills phone with no fingerprint sensors or anything that steps it up a notch. What you get is a phone that comes with a removable back cover (and consequently battery), and no speaker grilles. What Samsung claims, however is that the phone is faster by 40 percent than its previous avatar.

Product specifications and features

The phone boasts of a 5-inch super AMOLED display, with a dual-SIM 4G configuration. The display provides bolder, brighter images with a deeper contrast, enhancing viewer experience. It works on the Android OS and comes with v6.0, i.e. Marshmallow, of the same.

The camera on this phone is a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, which is not the best in class, but given the price range, is probably a fair deal. As per the manufacturer, an Advanced Mode allows the user to have an enhanced imaging experience.

The battery is 2600 mAh, powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor and has 1GB RAM. When it comes to memory the storage on this smartphone can be a bit of a downer, with only 8GB internal storage. The phone does come with a microSD card slot, which means that you can expand the capacity up to 128 GB.

The phone also includes sensors, the Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor, and compressed apps that promises to launch apps 2x faster.

Colour variants

The Samsung J2 is available in three colours, i.e. gold, silver and black.

The verdict

Should you buy this phone, then? Well, if your choice of purchase is a smartphone that comes at an attractive price tag and still offers some mid-range features for the same, this phone may just be worth a dekko. Of course, do evaluate the pros and cons before you decide to put down your money and make this phone yours.

Picture courtesy – gsmarena.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 17, 2016 5:29 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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