The Galaxy J2 is the latest affordable smartphone by Samsung, having its sight on strengthening Samsung’s push for low-end market dominance. The Galaxy J5 and the more distant Galaxy J1 were rather successful previous endeavors in this segment and history is quite likely to repeat itself with the Galaxy J2.

Features

  • 4.7″ Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution; 234ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 3475 chipset; quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 CPU; Mali-T720 GPU; 1GB of RAM
  • 5MP main camera with a LED flash, auto-focus; 720p video capture at 30fps
  • 2MP front-facing camera, 480p video at 30fps
  • TouchWiz UI on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 8GB of built-in storage; microSD expansion slot
  • Dual SIM, LTE Cat.4, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, microUSB
  • Dual-microphone active noise canceling
  • 2,000mAh removable battery

Disadvantages

  • Unremarkable, derivative desigin language
  • Low resolution screen
  • Connectivity lacks dual-band Wi-Fi

The user experience is possibly further enhanced by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop running on the modest, yet decent enough Exynos 3475 chipset.

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