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Samsung Galaxy J1 2016


Samsung Galaxy J1 2016
Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 (Galaxy J7 Series)
Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad 4 x 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
4.50 inch , 800 x 480 pixel 207 PPI, capacitive, 5 touch points, SAMOLED, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 4.3 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Audio, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, position, WiFi-Direct, Head-SAR: 0.994 W/kg, SAR Body: 1.17 W/kg
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), 4G LTE (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz), LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 132.6 x 69.3 ( = 0.35 x 5.22 x 2.73 in)
7.9 Wh, 2050 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Primary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.2, AF, flash, [email protected], 30 fps)
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix (fix focus)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono at the rear, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, PSU, battery, USB cable, headset, quick-start guide, warranty information, Smart Manager, Galaxy Apps, my Galaxy, Google Apps, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
131 g ( = 4.62 oz / 0.29 pounds), Power Supply: 33 g ( = 1.16 oz / 0.07 pounds)
159 Euro



Average Score: 85.05% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 16%, features: 35%, display: 84% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J1 2016

80.1% Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Expensive entry. Samsung launches a 2016 update of its entry-level device Galaxy J1, but the price was increased. Samsung is once again not very generous in terms of features. Can the smartphone justify the additional price, or should you have a look at the rivals?
Updated entry-level Galaxy J with Dual SIM 4G LTE VoLTE
Source: Tech Nave English
Quite obviously, you’re not going to get an awesome cameraphone or great sounding audio but the Galaxy J1 (2016) does well in updating or refreshing the series. We only hope that the next iteration will focus a bit more on the energy efficiency, as most entry-level smartphones are known for having longer battery life. That being said, it does offer one of the lowest priced “memberships” into the Samsung Galaxy Life “club” but because of the above we probably would not recommend this as a secondary standby phone, unless you keep it turned off until needed of course.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2016
The smallest and cheapest Galaxy J1 smartphone
Source: Laptop Media English
We were pretty impressed by the Super AMOLED display and its modes, despite the relatively low resolution. Furthermore, the low exterior temperatures after the stress test left us really delighted. What actually amazed us was the battery. At first sight, it may seem small with its 2050 mAh but it did great in all of our tests. The main 5MP camera is also decent, especially in terms of macro capability and the feature-rich menu. In other words, if you’re after an affordable and good smartphone, you may want to consider Galaxy J1 (2016).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2016

Foreign Reviews

90% Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)
Source: Computer Magazin - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) - Бюджетный кореец
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Positive: AMOLED display; good cameras. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2016


Model: The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is an Android-based smartphone made from plastic with silver edge strips, which can be seen in Samsung Galaxy S models. The phone fits nicely in the user’s hand and is easy to grip. The Android OS v5.1.1 Lollipop phone uses a 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 quad core processor, a Mali-400 graphic card, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256 GB using the dedicated microSD slot. The Galaxy J1 (2016) sports a capacitive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Colors and contrast of the display are decent.

There is a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, which supports features such as geo-tagging, face detection and touch focus and is able to record 720p videos at 30 fps. In addition, the phone features a 2 MP front camera for selfies and various sensors including an accelerometer, a proximity sensor. The battery is removable and makes for up to 12 hours talk time. The 131 g device is available in 3 colors; gold, black and white.

ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3475 Quad: Entry-level quad-core SoC that integrates four Cortex-A7 cores at up to 1.3 GHz, a ARM Mali-T720 GPU and a LPDDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.131 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

85.05%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08-24 (Update: 2016-08-24)