Galaxy J2 (2016) is Samsung’s latest budget Android device. It is the successor to last year’s Galaxy J2 but with new and interesting improvement especially in it’s specifications and design.
New Features are added to this device. Feature like: the Smart Glow, a unique ring LED notification light around the rear camera that lights up in various colors, and also S Bike mode, and something Samsung calls Turbo Boost Technology.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)price and review  of new specifications
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)price and review  of new specifications

Key Features of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 5.0-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz Spreadtrum SC9830 processor
  • 1.5GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5 megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM support
  • LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps with VoLTE
  • Smart Glow, Turbo Boost Technology, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode courtesy Opera Max
  • 2600mAh battery

Now, let’s talk about the new features added to this device.

Smart Glow on Galaxy J2 (2016)

It is a unique ring LED notification light around the rear camera that lights up in various colors. From a design point of view, the ring sits flush with the back of the phone with only a gentle bump for the camera lens. There are four LEDs hidden into the ring, and they can light up with any color from the RGB spectrum.
The Smart Glow LED ring’s main purpose is to serve as a notification light.


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Cons of Smart Glow on Galaxy J2 (2016)

The problem with that is its location on the back of the phone. As you can already guess, you can’t readily spot it when the phone is lying on the back, which is usually the normal way to keep your phone.
The only way to see the LED ring light up is by having the phone face down. It’s worth noting that this is the only notification system on the phone, as there isn’t an LED on the front, and the phone doesn’t support Ambient Display mode.

Turbo Boost Technology on Galaxy J2 (2016)

It’s a combination of lighter native apps and services, proactive app management, and intelligent memory control that all combine in an effort of improving the user experience.

Ultra data saving mode on Galaxy J2 (2016)

It uses Opera Max to compress all data, including over Wi-Fi, by routing it through Opera’s VPN service. It not just compresses browser data but also videos and now audio over music streaming apps as well. Samsung claims up to 50% data saving using this mode.


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Smart Notifier on Galaxy J2 (2016)

It splits your notifications into four sections: All, Priority, Utility, and Social. You can choose which apps fall under which section and then those notifications will only show up there. It reduces clutter in your notifications and lets you organize them better.

S bike mode on Galaxy J2 (2016)

It help cyclists and motorcycle riders have an uninterrupted ride. Whenever the mode is active, a pre-recorded message will let your callers know you are on the bike right now and that it would be hard to pick up. They can press 1, if it’s urgent, and the call will be sent through to the phone but you can only answer once you pull over and you’re stationary.

Official Price goes for N41,000


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